Thursday, December 30, 2004

Natural Disasters

This stuff in Asia is affecting me in a big way. For some reason, 9/11 didn't make me sad as much as it shocked me and made me fear the future world order. This time, it's making me want to work for the UN or the Peace Corps so I can make a difference instead of doing this meaningless stuff. I tell myself I am making other people's jobs easier, but their job is just to make $$ for the company.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

See an image of the earthquake that caused the tsunami in Asia.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Donate here to help the victims of the tsunami in Asia.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Did you know...

That both South America and East Asia are planning to become communities not unlike the European Union, with common economies?

Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Wisdom of Violent Femmes

Add It Up - I know you've had problems you're not the only one …You know you got my sympathy, But don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me … Words all fail the magic prize
American Music - You were born too late, I was born too soon. But every time I look at that Ugly moon, it reminds me of you.
Blister in the Sun - My girlfriend, she's at the end, She is starting to cry
Kiss Off - Oh yeah, well don't get so distressed. Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed?

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


Check out The Online Film Critics Society's "Top 100 Overlooked Films of the 1990s"
I've seen sixteen of them, but only liked ten, Joe vs the Volcano and Mystery Men in particular.

Since the year is practically over, everyone is scrambling to name the best movies of the year. I'll be waiting on that, but Sideways will certainly be on my list, and I'm not alone.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

My Series of Unfortunate Events

Bad - I miss the bus this morning
Good - I drive into work
Bad - I leave my cell phone at home
Bad - The line at the bank is too long for me to make a deposit
Good - I go out after work, but only have 3 light beers andthen I see 'Closer', which is an excellent movie
Bad - I realize my keys are on my desk when I go back to my car at midnight
Good - The cute parking guy gives me a lift on his golf cart back down to the skyway
Bad - The guard won't let me up to my floor without my floor code, which I do not remember. I would call someone who knows, but don't have my phone
Good - I can just take the bus home
Bad - No keys means I can't get in my apartment, and no phone means I don't have the emergency maintenance number
Good - I can just go to Shannon or Gee's house, which are only blocks from mine, and call a coworker or maintenance from there
Bad - It is midnight on the day the bus route is changing, so I don't know where to catch the bus
Worse - I realize I still have $300 dollars in my wallet because I couldn't wait in line at the bank. At this point, I am convinced the stars have aligned to have me robbed on my way home
Good - I walk home and it is not very cold
Bad - I hope either Gee or Shannon answers the door, since it will be 12:30 by the time I get to their houses
Great - Right before I buzz Gee's apartment, I remember to look in my wallet for my spare set of keys. Guess what is under my $300?

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

You'll be on your own...

Rolling Stone has compiled a list of the 500 Greatest Songs of all time, with an interesting choice for #1.