Saturday, April 12, 2003

i love stubbs

war notes:

where did the day go? i know! blogging at yogablog. it was like i moved during the week, but needed the weekend to fix things up the way i wanted them!

Friday, April 11, 2003

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1. What was the first band you saw in concert?
jethro tull. when they were good.

2. Who is your favorite artist/band now?
assuming they mean current bands/artists: coldplay, norah jones

3. What's your favorite song?
wow - too many to list. here's a couple: i am the ressurection:stone roses, lonestar:norah jones:clocks, coldplay:death or glory,the clash:sneaky feelings,elvis costello

didn't i post this a few weeks ago...

4. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
guitar - hands down - tried to learn but couldn't quite get the hang of it. too much to think about.

5. If you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why?
joni mitchell - i know all great artists are unique - but she strikes me as the uniquest1

1note to any grammar geeks: i know that saying one thing is "more" unique is, strictly speaking, incorrect. something is unique or it isn't. take the time you were going to spend correcting me and go for a walk outside or something...

Thursday, April 10, 2003

i am not really a history buff, but i stumbled across the historic new york times web site while i was looking for something else. the site is scanning historical issues of the new york times and putting them online. for example, read what nyt had to say about lincoln's election

between the class i teach and the class i take, i went for a nice skate at a nearby metropark. it's amazing that the distance, which wiped me out not that long ago, is a nice little between class skate now. fairly cool and breezy - nice day to be outside. this is a park where a baby squirrel once limbed onto my skate boot and would not go *insert joke here*

i hope i am not too malodorous for the class i take - in case we have any group projects

*random thought*1
these rock!

1don't ask me why i designate this specifically as a random thought - isn't my whole blog random thoughts?

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bbc6 is playing samples from yo la tengo's newest cd, summer sun

based on the 5 or 6 30 second samples, it sounds great. what a prolific band - i became aware of them from reading david and sharon and perhaps other blogs. and i've picked up some recordings from them, but they have a bunch and i'm starting to think their goal is to get me to blow my retirement savings. anyhow this one sounds like one to get...

that being said, i've noticed since i've started blogging, but never previously commented, that many bloggers contain links to their wish list on amazon - am i supposed to buy everyone presents, or something? anyone who has their wish list posted: does this work? maybe i'll have to try and find a rich reader to buy me things to supplement my modest instructor's salary. maybe other folks blogs are read by folks they know as opposed to mine which is read (mainly) by strangers...

even more puzzling is the paypal link - i'm totally flattered that anyone in the world stops by to read what i have to say for free - but would never expect anyone to pay anything - perhaps i ought to have a reverse paypal link - one that would pay folks FOR reading me...

i am going to be a judge in the lego olympiad tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

in response to my tongue-in-cheek post that i was going for the record number of posts in a day yesterday stina asked why...

for the next 5 minutes i will post all the answers i can think of:

whew - i think my 5 minutes are up...feel free to add you own answers///

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

uconn 73 tenn 68

congrats to the women of uconn for winning their second consecutive ncaa title

goin' for the most posts in a day record...

uh - i'm not an expert in lip reading, but it was pretty obvious diana taurasi just said something naughty on espn

halftime: uconn 35 tenn 30

rock on!

new link: Jen Speaks

uconn controls the opening tip. hope it's a good sign!

this or that tuesday

1. Sexier (female)...Pamela Anderson or Jennifer Garner?
if you really don't know my answer to this question, i have one thing to say: welcome to my site; this must be your first visit.

2. Sexier (male)...Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?
affleck, he was in a movie with jennifer garner

3. The better piano player...Billy Joel or Elton John?
thelonious monk

4. Funnier...David Letterman or Craig Kilborn?

5. The dumber cartoon cat...Stimpy (of *Ren & Stimpy*) or Tom (of *Tom & Jerry*)?
stimpy - but not in a good way. as much as i enjoyed r&s, ren MADE that show...

6. A better news anchor...Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather?
i'll bet jennifer garner would make a great news anchor

7. A better TV chef...Emeril Lagasse or Jacques Pepin?
tie: jamie oliver/masihiro morimoto

8. The trashier talk show host...Maury Povich or Jerry Springer?
my trash-o-meter is not calibrated to the sensitivity required to differentiate between the two

9. The worse fast food burger joint...McDonald's or Burger King?

10. Thought-provoking question of the week: Only a handful of U.S. Presidents have been considered to be *great* Of the following two, which one do you consider to be greater...Franklin D. Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln? Why?
sheesh - at least you don't have to study for the friday five

best. blog. ever.

courtesy kelly

our young, dumb cat killed a small bird and chaos ensued in our house. i think my older daughter thought it was kind of cool. but my younger daughter (a likely future vegetarian) was very upset, saying that he was mean to kill a baby bird like that. so, it was up to me, a vegetarian, to explain how he wasn't mean, that's just what cats do, they have the hunting instinct and even though we feed him, the instinct is still there etc...

i didn't tell her the other half of the story, cause it wasn't the time or place. that we, as humans, might have a similar instinct, but the gift of humanity is that we can transcend our instincts and use our brains to maybe find a way to feed ourselves that is better for us, better for the animals and better for the planet. but she's a bright girl, she'll figure that out on her own, i bet.

antologia by madresdeus part 3...

couldn't have said it better myself: "When a band is so distinct, different and damnably unique, what you gonna do? Well, falling down on your knees and thanking Deus for the voice of Teresa Salgueiro would be a fine start." - Time Out

the interesting thing about the antologia cd by madresdeus is i find it as moving as any music i've heard recently and i don't understand a word.

in a previous post, i talked about the cd, antologia by madresdeus. it arrived today from amazon. i know nothing about the band, except they are portuguese and i believe this cd is an anthology.

it is among the most beautiful music i've heard - the singer has an unbelievable voice - check it out if you want to hear something different...

perhaps a more complete review to follow after i've heard it a few times - right now, i'm just soaking it in...

bbc6 is playing a different mix of an absolutely fabulous ( ab fab?) song - cornershop's brimful of asha

this is a great tribute to indian film playback singer asha bhosle - and by extension a tribute to the cinema, pop music and the need for folks to take refuge in something - now more than ever. really cool, i think, when someone writes about something really specific, yet, it is clear their meaning is to go beyond the ostensible meaning of the song - i think that's called a metaphor or something...

ah - now they are playing fatboy slim's rockafeller skank which, i am sure, quite the opposite, means less than it seems...

today is the 1 year anniversary of the start of my blog. of all the benefits of blogging the sense of community (incl. making/keeping contact with those i otherwise might not have been able to) is the best part. uh - that means you. thanks!

i thought of something last night that i needed to do, and for the life of me, i can't recall what it is. argh. i only have one class today and i think i am completely prepared for it, so i doubt whatever it is, it needs to be done today - so i guess if it was important, i'll recall it eventually...

also, i'm wearing a green shirt and brown pants - going for the tree look today...

Monday, April 07, 2003

always a day late (or more) and a dollar short (tell me about it!), but here is a list of top april fools jokes. i remember the sid finch one...

#8 is a favorite...

as i was perusing the list of new additions in our library, i found two new books about blogging! and this doesn't even count the one i ordered...

as i was checking them out, it struck me as ironic to have a book about blogging...

i got a radio controlled watch that is allegedly sync'ed with the atomic clock or something which is 'sposed to adjust itself for dst

guess what...

going to be an hour late for everything today if i'm not careful

dst is making this monday morning the mother of all monday mornings
plus potential winter storm

how are you all today?

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