Archive for January, 2005

Cleveland Rocks

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Say what you will about Cleveland, but they get a hella better selection of concerts there than we do in Pgh. So today BW and I are packing off to that fair mistake-on-the-lake to see Queensyche perform one of my favorite albums of all time, Operation Mindcrime. Be back tomorrow, have fun!

I Doth Protest!

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Thanks to Loup for digging up a worthwhile quiz! I think it’s unfair, tho, that these nerd quizzes are always heavily weighted towards math/sci/computing. There are PLENTY of other ways to be a nerd. I mean, I’m a librarian! I can discuss at great length and tedious detail the Plantagenet dynasty, the Wars of the […]

One for my Baby, and Another for the Road

Friday, January 28th, 2005

“We’re drinkin’, my friends, to the end, of a brief episode…” Alas, the final episode of Grounded For Life airs tonight. Stupid, goddamn WB network. At least, despite the abruptness of the cancellation, they managed to quickly pull together a ‘finale’ show, so we can have some closure. Let’s all go over to the Red […]

C’mon June

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

I’m not one to wish for summer (after all, that’s Crack Monkey season), but I guess I’m just feeling restless. And, this June BW is going to attend the Organization for Human Brain Mapping conference, which means: free trip to Toronto! W00t!! I’m amusing myself this morning by browsing hotel web sites. I know you […]

Assault on Precinct 13

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

This is a remake of the John Carpenter flick from the 70′s, but since I’ve never seen the original, I’m not gonna compare the two. (I’ll just assume that, since the first was directed by JC, the remake just HAS to be better!) The premise of this movie is engaging right from the start. Take […]

Steelers vs. Snow

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

My oh my, but the city of Pittsburgh is in a tizzy this weekend! You have to understand that there are two things that make the sheeple of this town freak out: 1. their lame-ass, loser footbal team 2. snow. This weekend we have BOTH, at the same time!! The town is wetting it’s collective […]

This Is Where the Magic Happens

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

Going along with the trend LOUP started, here are the pics of my desk-al area. Click for the big ones. #1 Left side of desk with pens, crap-holding crate, toys, and cat cushion. (Cat sold separately.) #2 Center of desk. I think I win the prize for “Fewest Computers on Desk.” Go me! #3 View […]

Startin’ the Weekend Off Right!

Friday, January 21st, 2005

With filler!! Your ideal husband is Sean Bean! I hereby label you a member of the middle-aged-man lovers’ brigade and alady who likes blokes with swords and loud bangs. Which LOTR Actor Is Your Ideal Husband? brought to you by Quizilla Loud bangs? Uhhhh…..we’ll just not touch that remark for now.

Snow Monkey

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Yesterday I was treated to something I haven’t “enjoyed” in some time: an hour-or-so of screaming Crack Monkey! Yeah, 10 degrees outside, and he’s out “playing”, if you can call it that. Would that he could have frozen all his limbs off. Anyway, here’s Crack Monkey’s Winter Fun routine: Tramp about the yard purposelessly. Scream. […]

Hi, My Name Is…

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Over the weekend, my cousin had another sprog. (Which could be a whoooole ‘nother rant post, but maybe some other time.) It’s a boy. They named it, John. After the sproggy’s father, grandfather, and who knows who else stretching back into the remote past. Can we get a colossal round of yawns here? You know, […]

Alpha Males Need Not Apply

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Sometimes, I gotta wonder about my celebrity taste. Out of the LOTR cast, do I glom onto Orlando Bloom, who has gone on to international mega-stardom? No, I fancy Sean Bean. And David Wenham, who apparently has gone home to Australia never to be seen again by US film-goers. Out of all the rock stars […]

Just Stab It!

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

This year, I am going to try to make an effort to get out and do more things. My problem is, I don’t really like to go out and do things, I prefer to stay home and do nothing. But then I get bored and all overwhelmed with ennui. Once I’m out DOING the thing […]

Most Atkins-Unfriendly Dessert Ever!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

I’m not kidding! It’s made out of: bread… beer… and sugar! Muahahaha! Seriously, you guys have to try it, it is sooooo good. And all the low-carbers who won’t or can’t try it, well they’ll just have to go cry into a bowl of meat, like Foamy sez!

We’re Number One! We’re Number One!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

(Please note the new category. To save YOUR time and energy, I’m trying to put all of MY time-and-energy-wasting celebrity fancying into one convenient location!) My silly James Hetfield Hair Watch page, which I created totally on the spur of the moment/on a caffeine high to try to exorcise a pet demon of mine, is […]

Happy Loup Day!

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Just wanna give a quick shout out to the Loupstress today on her birthday! Loupy is someone who, even though I’ve only met with her in real life a few times, I think of as a good friend. She’s funny, outspoken, and a great person to have ‘at your back’ when you’re in a tough […]

Something Cheerful for the Weekend

Friday, January 7th, 2005

I dunno, this just made me smile: “A Birmingham nature reserve that provided JRR Tolkien with much of the inspiration for his classic fantasy novels is to be renamed in his honour. The city’s Millstream Project will now be called The Shire Country Park.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/4147809.stm I hope I can visit someday.

The Bitchy Wheel…

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

..gets the grease. Or so it would seem. Yesterday, right after I posted that long, misery-fueled, pissy, moany post, good stuff started to happen to me! First, I got in to the office on my first day back since before Xmess, and on my desk was a bribe…errr…holiday gift…from one of the vendors we spend […]

Hit Me With Those Negative Waves!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

I don’t know why it is that January always seems like the most miserable month of the year. Perhaps it’s because everyone touts the month as a time for new beginnings, but, inevitably, everything stays the same. Regardless, for me it is the time of year to sit back and take stock of how much […]

The Mystery Deepens

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

So on the advice of everyone I know, I summoned an electrician to have a look at the Toaster Mystery. Folks had told me that it was likely to be an issue with too much voltage coming through the outlets. Well, they came, they dismantled the outlet, they poked a voltmeter into it, they charged […]

Great Toaster Mystery

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

Is there an electrician in the house? Last week, my toaster started behaving bizarrely. It ‘prematurely ejaculated’ the bread after only maybe 30 seconds, yet the heating coils and the whole toaster got extremely hot, such that I had to wait a very long time before it let me attempt to run another toast cycle, […]