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distracted

January 27, 2009

out of it… 

migraine yesterday, final fantasy X and resting up today.  blitzballing and the like…

i’ll retreat to a bowl of popcorn and a movie soon though.  

xo, mo

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stuff.

January 7, 2009

some links i found entertaining.  enjoy:

things i want:

…a surprise ball;  just to be surprised, the good surprises aren’t as frequent as they used to be, chalk it up to experience.

this cuff is HOT; science and silver, music to my ears

cuz these knock-offs are so bad… i’d take any of ’em =)

sites i dig:

http://peoplewhodeserveit.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/crosswords/kenken.html

news to me:

2009 predictions, actually quite scary.

gotta love their marketing campaign, i mean, what ever happened to “be like mike” or even this (NSFW)

…we don’t have to agree, Pope, shall we agree to disagree?  i don’t consider heterosexuals an endangered species, but ‘eh, he has his right to an opinion

she lived a full life, what a strong, beautiful woman, Eartha Kitt passed away on Christmas Day

math/science:

no shit, if i had cocaine, i’d be dancing too.  silly bees

what so many consider fundamental, numbers, are vague descriptions and not defined by words in an Amazonian Tribe

i had no idea so many new species are found so frequently, and one cannot forget about Aptostichus stephencolberti

intelligent design by design should provide intelligent thought and logical argument, right?  maybe not.  this article outlines some basic evolutionary concepts and refutes some of the creationist “logic” behind intelligent design.  very respectful and educated response to over 60 letters from Tennessee

what i’m watching:

tracey morgan cracks me up.  even on network t.v.

SPORTZ  from the lonely island.

…since i’ve gotten rid of the cable, my t.v. and movie intake is limited to the computer and my netflix while i’m home.  thank you HULU!  i can watch ghostbusters and arrested development in the same sitting at the same website.

what i’m listening to:

if you’ve read some of my other posts, you know i’m all about a good mash-up, and i like radiohead quite a bit too…check out jaydiohead

o…saya from the slumdog millionaire soundtrack

back in it

January 5, 2009

I’ve been trying to spend less time in front of the computer while I’m at home, but in turn I’ve been sacrificing this lovely posting site.  So, today’s the day.  

Personally, I’ve read a couple books since the last post, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Graphic Novel) and Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman.  Both books were pretty good.  Batman was kind of depressing, and that surprised me since the Batman is kind of a personal hero.  Owl was good, but also pretty depressing on the surface.  It showed the perspective of three people of three generations within a town of approximately 800, and each gave a story from each of their perspectives.  It wasn’t a specific story that they focused on, they just told their own stories, and narrated their own lives.  While they never really interacted much, in the end their stories culminated in tragedy.

Now I’m reading Catcher in the Rye, I don’t think I really read it in high school like I was supposed to, so here goes nothin’.   Now for some links:

Submissions are due by January 25, 2009 for the lip-dub contest for Flight of the Conchords.  If you want be featured on the mother flippin, enter here!

Controversial and intriguing, British television aired a documentary about assisted suicide last month.  The man had a disease called “motor neurone disease (MND), which deprived him of the use of his arms and legs and caused him to be on a ventilator.”

More in science, Harvard researchers are developing “sophisticated microfluidic diagnostic devices, called microPADS, are made out of little more than paper and sticky tape [that] cost about three cents each” to diagnose diseases.  

I love a good mash-up and this NSFW tune is no exception, Lil Jon & Nick Jr. WHAT!?

As much as I love me some bacon, srsly guys

and this?  WTF?! 

Indexed does it again, BOOBS!

til next time, *mo*

lars. another one.

December 21, 2008

So, Netflix brought me a Futurama movie to watch and one of the featured characters is “Lars.”  Only a little strange to me, because the last movie I watched was Lars and the Real Girl.  Not too many people named Lars out there, at least I hadn’t noticed it.

So next in my queue is Stardust.  Recommended by a friend.  We’ll see how it goes.

While I peruse the special features, I’ll share some old links.

November 23:  Tips to save money on clothes, home goods, pet stuff…  I especially liked the ShopItToMe and Etsy links.

November 25: Those crazy scientists have done it again, inventing stuff.  Scientist in Zurich have developed a completely water repelent fabric.   I want to know how you’d wash it, is it impermeable to dirt too?

November 26:  Gaming gone bad.  I like playing guitar hero, playing this game reminds me of all those mindless nights in college where we’d watch Alex play Tetris.  The game is mesmerizing even when you’re not the one playing.  This however, is at least, a questionable game.  It is also definitely NSFW.  

November 27:  This Thanksgiving post from Lifehacker logged the free software they are thankful for.  It includes operating systems (Linux), browsers (Firefox, Chrome), email clients (Opera, Gmail)… Not much in the name of security programs like with firewalls or spyware/adware scanners, but they did have CCleaner that I recently downloaded, it wipes your system of unnecessary temp files that your computer is storing.

** side note, Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash is CRAP.  I thought it’d be like Cherry Seven Up or at least similar, but it’s a sweet-mess.  So if you like it, come to my house and take it away, otherwise I’ll sell it for a nickel a can at the local beer store.

November 29:  A charming gallery of “The End” scenes from movies.

Seems like an appropriate place to end this post.  Fin.

Christmas is Coming; Truly

December 9, 2008

Typically, when I think of Christmas, I think of Happiness, Cheer, and all kinds of positive adjectives to describe the holiday season.

However, no one would ever suspect it was Christmastime with all of the bad news on the wire right now.

In science, Vitamin C might not have any impact on cancer and instead of the disease diminishing, experts think that cancer deaths will double by the year 2030.  

In politics, not that we didn’t know it already, but Chicago is friggin corrupt.  I moved from one corrupt city, Chicago, to another, Providence.  The governor of Illinois, Blagojevich, just got busted for among other things, trying to *sell* Senate Seat that President Elect Obama has left open.  And he’s even made it to the big leagues, NIGHTLINE.  Ah, corruption, the public loves them some corruption.

In technology, Apple is looking at marketing a product similar to their iPhone at WalMart.  It’s slated to cost only $99, and have a 4G capacity.  The smallest phone they currently sell is 8G.  While it seems like a great idea getting the product to the masses, this venture could reduce Apple’s per-share value $0.27.  While there are days that I would like to own an iPhone, the whole idea of it seems a little over the top to me.  I mean, we use phones to call people, right?  But the iPhone is a super-phone, with heroic powers.  It’s just too much for me to bear.

* EDIT: I’m watching The Daily Show, and is it just me or has Mike Huckabee put on some pounds?  Maybe I didn’t notice because he’s got a slim face.

catching up

November 23, 2008

This post will more than likely turn out to be a long one, so I’m tunin up my Pandora and going to trudge through my google reader and share as much as I deem worthy to share.  To aid in navigation, I’ll do what I can to categorize and maybe I’ll even find space to tell y’all about my week.

Fashion

*  I’ve been checking out Josh Spears, and I like a lot of his links, this one particularly hit me.  I want a new coat, I don’t need a new coat, but these are too cute!  I’ll hold out for now to buy one, but when I finally have the cash to blow, I will remember this site: Jules Elin via Josh Spears.  My faves: the Jessica and the Soley.

*  I’ve wanted galoshes for a while, and with the snow on its way, now’s as good of time as any to invest.  ReubenMiller’s blog introduced me to MoovBoots.  I especially like The Alice.  

*  It’s a BRO.  They’re much more feminine that I’d expected.

Home

*  This particular chandelier has popped up on a couple of the feeds I subscribe to:  Modulair.  While the concept is pretty cool, I think they’re hideous.  Perfect for a kid’s playroom, but otherwise tacky.  It warrants Kudos for concept though.  Designed by Rodrigo Alonso, you can check out some of his other designs within his website.  I particularly like:  blightster, selk-bag, and his jewelry is conceptually genius.

*  I should invest in this for my Kilt-wearing guests: chair.

*  They work the same as a regular bulb, but they look way cooler; light bulbs.

Accessories

*  For the mac owner on your Christmas list: FOOF!  I want a MacBook but, I don’t see that happening anytime soon, so, instead I will celebrate the ownership of others’ MacBooks.  I personally like nami aka, chocolate and tsunami.  So when I finally do go Mac, that’s where you can shop for me =).

Food

*  Disgusting

Music

*  MIA / BLAQSTARR way down in the hole *  PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED rise

*  You’re a Pepper, I’m a Pepper.  If you like Dr. Pepper, don’t miss out on your free can!  If you don’t like Dr. Pepper, you’re probably a communist.

T.V. and Movies

*  I like the Daily Show, it’s just that it’s toture to watch after digesting episodes of the faster paced Colbert Report.  Scroll down in this article for a day in the life of The Daily Show as illustrated by the NYT. *  If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know I’m reading Watchmen, a celebrated graphic novel.  I’m just starting chapter IX and even though I hadn’t read as much when I saw the latest preview, and I recognized quite a few of the scenes.  They’re doing a really great job bringing the novel to life.

*  Information on the ‘Arrested Development’ movie.

The Web

*  Why didn’t I think of this??!!  http://www.iwearyourshirt.com/.  This guy named Jason is selling each day of the year 2009 to whoever wants to buy it, in exchange he’ll advertise your business or anything you’d like him to for that matter by wearing a shirt you supply in size XL.  If he successfully sells everyday of the year, he’ll earn $6,679.  That’s substantial pocket change.  

*  Thanks for getting me hooked, www.mtvmusic.com has whatever music video you’re looking for.  I haven’t watched too many, but it looks like the censored for T.V.  OH GOODIE – they even have videos from VH1’s Pop-Up Video. =)

*  This has got to be one of the FUNNIEST THINGS I have ever seen.  I only wish I could draw a spider as well this man.  And capitalize on it: SOLD!

*  I’m not into this whole vampire craze, but this is awesome.  Someone bought an old Vampire-Killing-Kit online.

*  Aye pirates!  Now you’ll never lose track of them.

News 

*  I realize Americans take a lot for granted, but here’s something to add to the list.  The right to practice the exercise regimen of their preference.  Malaysia’s top Islamic body has ruled that Muslims are not allowed to practice Yoga.  I’m not an avid Yoga-er but I enjoy the stretching and relaxation techniques that it provides.  I simply don’t understand how anyone can have such blind faith to be okay with a ruling like this.  I just don’t get it.

meet my google reader

November 4, 2008

I’m somewhat obsessed with my Google Reader.  It’s a great tool and without it gathering all the information in the tight little package that it does, I wouldn’t get to be exposed to nearly as much as I’d like to be.  I’m just too lazy to scroll through all of those web-pages individually.  If something ‘trips my trigger’ as my grandma would say, I’ll post it on here.  Expect lots of science-y types links, some politics and certainly a lot of random pop-culture paraphernalia.
Go Flirt with a Human

Post-Vote Reading

The technology story and the information about the “Bradley Effect” were most interesting to me.

This is an Index Card

I want this Chair…

Karl Rove is creepy, but let’s hope he’s right.

That’s it for now, I’ll keep checking my CNN online, the TV commentators are just too often unbearable.