Tuesday, January 30, 2007
There's just not much I can say about this.
Maybe you can say it for me, in the comments.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Man sues over penis tattoo
A football fan is suing a tattooist who drew a penis on his back instead of his favourite team's badge.
The teenager asked to have the Boca Juniors logo etched on his back.
But the tattoo artist was a supporter of rival team River Plate and decided to have some fun at his young customer's expense.
The victim, who cannot be named, said: 'I could not see what he was tattooing because he didn't have a mirror. I only saw it when I got home and showed it to my parents.'
You know those weeks.
So, this Monday morning, I thought I'd start the week off right, with a bit of positive thinking. Without further ado, cribbed straight from Az's post, "a few favorite things", here are some of my favourite things:
- the first sip of beer going down a parched throat (esp. in summer)
- reading in bed in the morning, with cats, and my husband brings me a coffee
- leisure time, and a good book to enjoy it with
- crossing items off a To Do list
- washing dishes
- a really good sandwich
- saucy stuff on rice
- coffee with a friend (PJ, call me today if you've got time!!)
- dark chocolate
- sunny, early spring days
- really deep backrubs
Friday, January 26, 2007
Now it's a rather poignant strip about a lonely, awkward man and his cat.
Metro posted yesterday about trying to be a bit more succinct, and blogging less.
And Healthbolt (a pretty nifty blog on health tips and body tidbits, compiled by a guy named Wade) posted today about simple, no-equipment, workouts. Wade makes a very important point:
Trying to start one habit is tough enough without adding other habits.'Tis true. "I resolve to get up an hour earlier each day to work out." That's 2 resolutions. Waking up early is a whole other habit, and you want to add working out to it? Two chances for failure. He then links to this interesting little site called Habiq -- a site devoted a very worthy goal:
Habiq helps you improve your habits and make your days more productive and pleasant.That said, I must admit I like my only resolution this year -- "I will stop caring about what the slut starlets are up to." Easy. Just stop reading the gossip blogs, and headlines on gossip rags in the checkout line. [I knew my limitations for real change.]
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I was going to rant on fame, but have decided against it. I just sound like a prude.
Personally, I would not want to be famous. I'm not talking well-known in your community -- that's cool. But fame in the sense of worthy to be noticed by Perez Hilton? No way. [I've actually managed, all of the New Year so far, to stay away from his site, and GoFugYourself...I was starting to know too much about what Britney was up to!]
What do you think about fame? Rant away!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Seriously, go and read the whole site. When you regain your composure, come back, and I'll show you something else.
Don't worry. I'll wait.
[while waiting, we'll listen to some some mellow blues in the background, probably John Lee Hooker's album, The Healer (check out the samples on the Amazon.com page)]
Okay, now that you're back, I thought I'd throw some interesting anime your direction, found here.
Have a good night.
Then came Korea, where they take this game mighty seriously (as seriously as Japan? Don't know). They have a Go channel, with the camera on the board, hands moving in, placing tiles, running commentary in that voice shared with golf announcers. Seriouser and seriouser.
So one day, I went to a Buddhist temple with a su-nim (Buddhist monk) I had met. [One of my very few regrets in life is that I've lost touch with her -- my fault.] We popped into her friend's room before dinner (yum...Buddhist monks are well-fed...no garlic, hot pepper, or onions though, might heat the blood!), and he couldn't talk because he was so totally wrapped up in the game on the Go channel. 'Twas funny, but also taught me about my preconceptions of Buddhist monks...but that's another post.
Anyway, the point to all of this is that I found a great site today that teaches you how to play Go. So check it out, and if you come to visit one day, maybe we'll be able to play!
Found a company a little while ago that sells only 1 item -- the Weasel Ball.
Bragging RightsThey are serious. They will sell you a weasel ball, as many as you like, actually.
All your life you have wanted to order something from a website called WeaselBalls.com. That day has arrived. If you order more than one, you can tell everybody you know that you "bought some weasel balls off of the internet." The story alone is worth the purchase price several times over. If you so desire, we will write, at no cost to you "CAUTION: WEASEL BALLS INSIDE" on the outside of the box. We are completely 100% serious. Your mail carrier will think you are so awesome. If you desire to be less awesome, we can mask the fact that you just ordered something from a website called WeaselBalls.com. We will work with you to fulfill your Weasel Ball needs.
I'm not going to comment on weasel balls being a great cat toy...'cause I promised to hold back on writing about cats.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Here's a sample...and if you've forgotten how to do it, start with "Thou..." and add one word from each column.
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
artless base-court apple-john
bawdy bat-fowling baggage
beslubbering beef-witted barnacle
bootless beetle-headed bladder
churlish boil-brained boar-pig
cockered clapper-clawed bugbear
Insult your literate friend today.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
No, Metro, I made the damn biscuits while the soup was heating, while you were mucking about on the computer!
Anyway, I wasn't going to blog about that, until I StumbledUpon Dominic Wilcox' Honesty Stamps.
Love, you might want to get one, for future use.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Jan. 12, 2007 — Procrastination in society is getting worse and scientists are finally getting around to figuring out how and why. Too many tempting diversions are to blame, but more on that later.
[and yes, the story does continue!]
Somebody was just having too much fun...
Thursday, January 11, 2007
In the midst of my cat's woes (and my cat woes), Metro thought he'd be helpful, and sign me up to a cat-related newsletter.
The first one wasn't too bad. "Does your cat have nine lives?":
I asked one of our writers to do a little research and tell us about this ancient proverb.Okay. Cool.
Yesterday, I got another: "Can you read your cat's mind?"
"Okay. A cat psychology thing," I thought to myself. But then I went to the site and found:
Step 1. Believe in your psychic ability."Warning! Warning!" My bs-detector went off like a claxon.
Then there was the one this morning: "What's your cat's sign?"
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
We all know Murphy's Law, right? Well, instead of trying to avoid it, why not turn it on itself, and make it work for you?
We've all done it, in small ways. You're waiting for a phone call, so you take a shower...The bus is taking forever, so you start walking to the next stop...
I believe you can apply this powerful force to your career search. And I've done it, rather successfully in the past, and seemingly, in the present.
Right now, Metro and I are a little behind the 8-ball, financially. So, last night, I made a vow to contact this call centre here in town, get a 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. job there, so that I could still have part of my afternoons to network and be available for projects.
I had gotten my brain wrapped around that eventuality, and was ready to go. Then, I got the call. One of my networking seedlings has born fruit. I'm meeting the director of the local Children's Festival for coffee on Friday morning.
Cross your fingers, knock on wood...whatever works best for you!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
So, thanks to Nag, this very disturbing video:
Yes, advantages exist, but...I get spine-tingling chills at this.
From Creatrix, and incidentally, from Japan as well (via Dark Roasted Blend), comes this adorable cuteness -- again with that disturbing element.
So, what are you supposed to do with these? Duh, isn't it obvious?
Shake hands with someone as wacky as you.(for more, check out Akihabara News)
And I wasn't going to blog today.
Enough with the cats! (I promise)
Friday, January 05, 2007
And this morning, getting the antibiotics down her gullet wasn't that difficult. The only question is, will she let me do it again?!?
Also via azahar:
Thought cat owners out there would appreciate that.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Now, after they've been going strong for what? 20 years?... they get noticed in Boing Boing. You're a little late, guys. These intrepid diners suffered through the Bistro Year, and the Cafe Year -- where was their fame then?
Now, as they prepare to start their 2007 Season with the Ichi & Sushi Shoooow!, these people are going to be mighty healthy eating nothing but fish and rice for the next two months.
Ah, the memories...One night, after discovering that our spot was actually closed (foreclosed, I think!), we went around the corner and "Filled up at Harveys" (read the rules) at this wonderful Italian place. I had the most luscious meal of my young life there -- a cuttlefish pasta, with both the sauce and the pasta made from cuttlefish ink. Yum.