Um. Ok.

Friday, February 10th, 2006 | General | 9 Comments

I’m watchin’ the Olympics opening ceremony and I’ve just got two comments:

1) I think the Italians have been at the Grappa again.
2) Won’t someone please (please?) find Bob Costas another job or at least take away his microphone?

Angry Czelt

Friday, January 13th, 2006 | General, Life in Czeltistan | 3 Comments

It’s been a bad week in Czeltistan, so as I was going through my referrer logs today and discovered a frighteningly high number of links to one specific image from MySpace people, I had to take some action.

The photo they’ve all been linking to has now been replaced with this image.

I hope they enjoy it.

Part 2, in which karma catches up

Friday, December 2nd, 2005 | General | No Comments

Y’know all those times we’ve been to Ireland and it hasn’t rained? Well, Ireland is doing its best to make up for that on our last day here.

Perhaps my Chuck Taylors were not the wisest choice of footwear for today.

Happy Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2005 | General | 1 Comment

And thanks, vets.


Monday, July 4th, 2005 | General | No Comments

We Do Stuff

This one’s for Mom

Friday, February 25th, 2005 | General | 3 Comments

Next time you start to think that I have too much crap, remember this guy. (Update: link changed to Google cache, since he yanked the page.)

He must glue everything down and dust with a leaf blower. Good lord.

My cats would love 30 minutes alone in his house. So much to knock over!

Oh, snap!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 | General | 6 Comments

I’ve got a groovy new black cast for the next 6 weeks. I’ve got a fractured radius and I broke the tip of the ulna, both at the wrist. Also tore a tendon a wee bit, just to add to the fun. I always have to overdo it.

I go back in a week to make sure nothing’s shifted and all is healing well.

On the plus side, the client seemed very impressed that her deadline was more important to me than my medical needs. (Hey — nothing was poking through the skin and the pain was tollerable. I figured it was just a sprain. Clearly IANAD.)

The other Olympics

Friday, November 12th, 2004 | General | 1 Comment

Heard this on NPR this morning and I figure they can use all the exposure they can get for this one, so I’m passing this along.

The Outdoor Life Network (or as I like to call them, “The Huntin’ Channel”) will be showing the 2004 Athens Paralympics on Saturday from 5-7pm (Eastern, I’m assuming). Just pretend that the games weren’t two months ago or that they’re only getting a meager two hours of airtime on a fairly obscure cable channel.

I’m going to try to catch ‘em in between my hockey game and my dinner plans — especially the wheelchair rugby and dressage.

When technology falls into the wrong hands

Monday, November 1st, 2004 | General | 3 Comments

TiVo posted a list of the top 100 shows recorded on Season Pass. It’s terribly depressing that so many of these shows not only managed to get more than a single viewing, but also managed to attract so many devoted fans.

I mean, come on. “Desperate Housewives”?? I’m sorry, but if you’re watching an entire season of “Desperate Housewives” or “Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy”, you don’t deserve technology like TiVo. It’s almost abuse.

The Green Monster gets more TV time

Thursday, October 21st, 2004 | General | No Comments

I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I was happy to hear the BoSox beat the Yankees to make it to the Series. Helluva comeback, guys.

If you’re up against the Cards, give ‘em a good thrashing. I’m still mad at them for 1982.

Oh, horrors!

Thursday, October 21st, 2004 | General | No Comments

They now make filled Marshmallow Peeps. Filled.


On second thought, I can’t decide if I’m disgusted or intrigued by this. It could add a whole new dimension to Peep jousting.

(Entertaining as hell: Look at the Recipes & Crafts section of the site. Crafts! Oh, now I get it! They’re not for eating after all! Well that explains a lot.)

I think I’m going to be sick.

Friday, September 24th, 2004 | General | 6 Comments

That asshat Lance Bass is going to remake The Great Gatsby. Worse yet: He’s casting Paris. Fucking. Hilton. as Daisy.

I hope F. Scott Fitzgerald comes back from the grave and kicks his ass.

(On the other hand, I’m suddenly a whole lot less-annoyed by the 1974 casting of Robert Redford as Gatsby.)

Tiny break in the hiatus

Friday, August 27th, 2004 | General | 3 Comments

Well, well, well. Many congratulations to The Powers That Be on his engagement.


Ok. Back to radio silence.

Ooh. Scary.

Friday, August 13th, 2004 | General | No Comments

Happy Friday the 13th, y’all.

(And happy b-day, Dad.)


Thursday, August 5th, 2004 | General | No Comments

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004.

I studied his work quite a bit back in photojournalism school. The man was a genius with a camera. He made some wonderful images.

Here’s a portfolio of some of his works, if you’d like to see more than what’s offered in the article. And these are a few of my favorite photos of his.

Well, duh.

Thursday, August 5th, 2004 | General | No Comments

Gee, who could have thought something like this could have happened to a small-ish city if both presidential candidates were in town at the same time?

I mean who, besides every criminal in town?

Who’s Stan and what’s he hoping for?

Friday, July 16th, 2004 | General | 2 Comments

I’d never heard of stanhopes before running across this site, but now I desperately want one.

I’m such a sucker for stuff in miniature.

Yeah. Those are pretty dumb.

Friday, July 16th, 2004 | General | No Comments

The Top 10 Dumbest Moments in Sci-Fi Cinema

But the “why we don’t care” reasons are spot-on.


Friday, July 2nd, 2004 | General | 3 Comments

“Ok, honey. Turn to the left and give it a little gas. No… not that much gas! The pool! Watch out for the pool!

Or: Hawaiian neighbor-meeting customs, #412.

(And Dad, yes, that’s in “A 412? What’s a 412??”)

“What’s up with my cat?”

Thursday, July 1st, 2004 | General | No Comments

The Best Of… list for calls to Iams’ customer service.

The answer to all of these questions should have been, “You’re too stupid to own a pet.” Especially where the Covington, Kentucky caller is concerned.

(Via the ever-fabulous Linkfilter.)