Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Treat me no differently than you would The Queen

This is pretty funny.
You are Cleopatra

Beautiful and Charming. You are able to persuade anyone to do anything you would like, because of your hotness and charisma. You are an expert in gaining power over anyone you choose.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Finally, it snowed. But it is a really odd snow. More like little balls of ice. Slippery as pig shit. My office is closed but I still have to work (read I don't have the excuse of having children home from school to look after and I can't even say I was looking after the dog as she has put herself to bed in her crate.) The forecast says this precipitation should clear out around noon and then I'll have to go dig us out. I'm not sure the snow blower is going to work with this stuff but I'll give it the old college try (any excuse to play with the snow blower.) It is pretty (and quiet - no traffic, no kids playing outside - too cold). The best thing is that even though they are calling it an ice storm it is too cold to rain so trees, power lines, etc aren't getting covered in ice and crashing down. I'm taking advantage of the fact that we do have power and I've fired up the bread machine. Just a boxed mix but soon the house will smell wonderful and there will be fresh bread for a late lunch with The Wife on Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bionic Woman Remake

They are bringing back the "Bionic Woman."  As a devotee of cheesy 70s TV, I hope the re-make is a good as the first movie remake of "Charlie's Angels."   It needs to have the appropriate level of camp along with a decent story.  And sound effects.  Those are a definite necessity for a "Bionic Woman" remake.

More info (although not much) here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070213/tv_nm/bionic_dc_2

Monday, February 12, 2007

Just flush already

Unless you have been living in a cave on the Afghan border for the past 2 years you are aware that W's polling numbers are in the toilet. His numbers are so bad that fruitcake is polling better...


I want it to snow. I want it to snow a foot. I'm not exactly sure why I want it to snow a lot because I'll just have to shovel (oh wait, I'll get to play with the snow blower.) They are predicting that a winter storm will affect where I live. Unfortunately, the forecast has changed from "lots-n-lots of snow" to "snow followed by a crapload of sleet-n-other frozen shit." UGH.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is the essence of simplicity: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. Although best known for "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1834), which has been made into a movie three times, originating the expression "the pen is mightier than the sword," and phrases like "the great unwashed" and "pursuit of the almighty dollar," Bulwer-Lytton opened his novel Paul Clifford (1830) with the immortal words that the "Peanuts" beagle Snoopy plagiarized for years, "It was a dark and stormy night."

The "grand prize" winner and the runners up are hysterical. Totally worth a read.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Not ANOTHER Holiday Season...

Normally I find the commercials for Guiness very amusing, BRILLIANT even. But now they are talking about the "St. Patrick's Day Season." I'll buy that Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's all in 5 weeks is a holiday "season" but St Patrick's Day? No.

I'm having trouble getting my brain around this

I must admit it. I've always had a bit of an obsession with Anna Nicole Smith. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was like not wanting to watch but not being able to turn away from a car wreck. I truly thought it was a hoax when I saw a "breaking news" story on MSNBC that she had died. Mostly I feel bad for the baby she had a few months ago because right now her half-brother is dead, her mama is dead and 2 men are fighting to be her father. This is just SO bizarre.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Again with the BRRRRR!

The Wife and I are taking a class on Tuesday nights so I don't have time to exercise when I get home from work (and I'm far too lazy to get out of bed at 6 AM to do it before I go to work). I decided that in order to not be a complete slug on Tuesdays, I should start taking a lunchtime spin around the building where I work. I know it is cold but usually the cold doesn't bother me. I could only walk around the office once (I'm guessing it is about a quarter mile because it seems about as big as a regular track.) It is very close to booger-freezing cold out there today. I feel really bad for anyone who has to work out there (I'm not even going to get into a discussion of how much it must suck for anyone who is living on the streets.) If it is going to be this cold, we might as well have snow, no?