Archives: April 2004

No Pants Day

A recent addition to my iCal broadcast of Odd Holidays: No Pants Day., which is the first Friday in May, this year on May 7th next week. Please make a note of it.

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Vacation update

Tuesday night I went out with Stephanie K. to see “13 Going on 30.” That was a fun little movie. Wednesday, I did some gardening. Thursday morning, I hung around the house because the phone guy was coming to add phone jacks to the house. He told me I needed to have the Alarm guy

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Homestarrunner: A primer

I’ve mentioned this a few times on my site, but I just found out someone I know needs a basic introduction to homestarrunner.com, so here it is. Try not to blow soda out of your nose from laughing too hard. Essential viewing: — Welcome to Homestarrunner.com (Check me out. No, seriously, check me out.) —

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Head Over Heels

Head over heels Where should I go Can’t stop myself Outta control Head over heels No time to think Looks like The whole world’s out of sync Been running so hard When what I need is to unwind The voice of reason Is one I left so far behind I waited so long So long

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Magnetic Knife

One day I was out to lunch with my co-workers and I picked up my knife to cut something, and the fork stuck to it. The knife was magnetic. But only the table knife, not the fork or the spoon. And my knife was the only one that way, no one else at the table

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Vacation, all I ever wanted…

Today, on the first day of my spring vacation, I took my little dog and went on a road trip, where we snapped photos of a giant pink elephant, two giant shoes, and a Huge guy. Spike doesn’t care for road trips. He was doggone bored. Poor puppy. Tomorrow, we’re reading about CSS all day

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Friday Five, er… Four

Since the old school “Friday Five” seems to be out of commission for a while, I’m ushering in the fresh new “Friday Four” from Belicove.com a nice guy I happen to know. Q: If you were able to leave your present job today in order to start your own business tomorrow, what type of business

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Social Events

Tonight I’m hosting the book club night for our reading group at work. On Saturday, I’m hosting the girls game night/pitch in at my house. On Friday, May 14th, I’m hosting the regular lesbian monthly pitch-in at my house. And on Sunday, May 16th, I’m hosting the Lesbian book club at my house. I’m so

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More about scripted Press conferences

Ron Suskind, white house press reporter and author of The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill discusses the White House’s poor management of the press:

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Bush’s April 13th Press Conference

Presidential Press Conference, April 13, 2004 President Bush: John. Reporter: Thank you, Mr. President … What would your biggest mistake be, would you say, and what lessons have you learned from it? Bush: Hmm. I wish you would have given me this written question ahead of time, so I could plan for it. … You

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Weekend Update 2004-04-19

Friday Night – Kathy’s first softball game, visited the Ten with Chi & friends. Much drinking. Saturday – hangover. Ouch. Sunday – much gardening. Pretty. Reading — finished Lost in a Good Book, the sequel to The Eyre Affair. Fantastic read. Please buy both. I also watched Taxi Driver. Interesting movie. Amazing reading the reviews

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Definition of Fascism

“… a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or

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My sister should write comedy

I know this is totally a privacy violation, but I don’t care, because it’s funny. From: Stacy Mineart Date: April 14, 2004 3:22:22 AM EST To: Steph Mineart Subject: Hey Ok, ok I know I haven’t emailed yet but this time I have a legitimate excuse!� No sooner had I torn myself away from ebay

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Depressing Songs

I don’t know how you feel about these songs, but these always bring me down, so I refuse to play them. 01 Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve 02 If – Bread 03 Wildfire – Michael Murphy 04 Desperado – Johnny Cash 05 Time In a Bottle – Jim Croce 06 I’ll Have to Say

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Teen Death Songs

In the fifties, there was a whole trend of sappy songs about young love misunderstood and cut short by the tragedy of death. I tried to track down many of the titles, but they were pretty hard to come by. This is the CD of sorrowful tunes I was able to put together. If you

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Iraq Nuke Facilities Unguarded

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency warns the U.S. Government that Iraq Nuclear Facilities are unguarded and that radioactive materials are being removed from the country. According to the report, satellite imagery shows “extensive removal of equipment and in some instances, removal of entire buildings,” in Iraq. In addition, “large quanitities of scrap,

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Knitting For The Troops

One of the things my mom has been doing lately is knitting hats for the Ships Project, which distributes hand knitted hats and socks to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world. I didn’t realize how cold it is in some of the places the soldiers are stationed, even in the Middle East.

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Secrets of Barroom Photography

Modern Drunkard Magazine always puts together a classy issue, but this recent article on how to pose for great pictures while out at a smoky joint is an instant classic.

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Questions, courtesy Melissa

Stolen from her site: 1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says: “and walking speed become complex because no two road users are the same.” — from Traffic Engineering 2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch

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Republicans For Kerry

I pointed out to my brothers in a discussion a while back that there were quite a few Republicans speaking out against Bush (Richard Clarke, Paul O’Neill, Joseph C. Wilson are just a few). Now there’s a website of Republicans for Kerry, and a Yahoo group as well.

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The O’Franken Factor

Al Franken’s show on Air America Radio has it’s own blog now… and an excellent one it is, too. As does Jeaneane Garafalo’s Majority Report.

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Condoleezza Rice’s 9/11 Testimony Examined

The Center for American progress analyzes Condoleezza Rice’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission — first they tackle her opening statement, then they do a “Claim vs. Fact” analysis of the rest of her testimony. Well worth the read. Also check out their other coverage, including examination of the White House’s own internal documents that tell

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Antipixel Dreaming

I want to be Jeremy Hedley when I grow up…. or at least I want to be as great a photographer as Jeremy Hedley when I grow up.

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The Memespread Project

A project tracking the spread of a link on sites around the internet… pretty interesting and if you have your own blog (who doesn’t these days? Oh, wait, Dan and Doug don’t.) it couldn’t hurt to link to them and spread the project around. And my friend Doug really needs a blog. I’m surprised I

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Air America Radio

I love this radio station… I’ve been listening to it pretty constantly streaming over the net. It kicks butt. I’m figuring out how to stream it over my regular stereo at home…

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Weekend Update 2004-04-06

Friday night I bought the digital camera that I had been looking at. It kicks ass. Saturday I took Spike up to visit my mom and see my niece. He had fun, and was completely tired out by the experience. Sunday Dan and Doug and Melissa and I went out to lunch and went shopping.

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The Top Ten Conservative Idiots (No. 150)

It’s Monday, so it’s time for the Top Ten Conservative Idiots (No. 150) courtesy of Democratic Underground. I haven’t posted about this list for a while, but this week there are so many boneheaded Republican things to cover that it’s easier to let them do it.

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Spring Shopping

La la la… I love shopping. Well, when I can buy stuff, that is. Not when I can only look and not buy., as was the case for the past year or so. I bought several pairs of cargo shorts from OldNavy.com and two pairs from gap.com. It’s easier to buy pants online because they

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Kerry campaign raises $43 million in quarter

Sen. John Kerry will announce today that his presidential campaign has raised more than $43 million in the first three months of this year, smashing Democratic Party records and signaling a party-wide fund-raising resurgence for Democrats, according to top party officials.

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Speaking of Survivor…

I completely forgot to blog that we saw Rupert from Survivor at P.F. Chang’s on Wednesday at lunch. There were a bunch of us there from work, and he came in and sat at the bar. A few minutes later his friends came in and sat with him. I completely refrained from running over to

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SURVIVOR SOUTHERN STYLE

Several southern TV stations are joining together and are planning to do their own Survivor show, entitled “Survivor: Southern Style.”

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Rory & Paris, sitting in a tree…

Apparently, on the April 13th episode of Gilmore Girls, the “Spring Break: Gilmore Girls Gone Wild” episode, Rory and Paris kiss. Finally! How much fan fiction do people have to write before they figure out what everyone really wants to see? Update: of course it was played off as an experiment that Paris was doing,

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Hats in The Belfry

This is a pretty fun site if you love hats the way I and my sister do. I’m picking out something fun to send to her… Ooo, they have 1920’s women’s flapper cloche hats…. I love these! This is the hat they’re wearing in all my vintage photos of lesbian couples and cross dressers. Cute!

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