Saturday, July 26, 2003

nicely done, lance

have a shiner bock on me...

Friday, July 25, 2003

on a serious note, i am appalled by the photos/videos of saddam's two sons constantly being showed on the news. while 9/11 was horrible, i fear our humanity might have been another casualty of those attacks

this just in:
At DFW Airport today, an individual, claiming to be a school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a compass, a protractor and a graphical calculator. Authorities believe he is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement and have charged him with carrying weapons of math instruction.

i heard eminem's new song today and it's about - you'll never guess - how hard it is to be eminem. previously, the most inspiring story i've ever heard was how lance armstrong defeated cancer to win 4 consecutive tour de france's (maybe 5 - good luck tomorrow, dude) - but that is nothing compared to the difficulties mr mathers faces including - get this - being asked for autographs - i realize i have criticized marshall in the past - but now i know the hell he goes thru - i see him for the tortured, sensitive, intelligent artist he is

but seriously folks, his new song is notable for one thing - it drove me to listen to counting crows and michelle branch (or is it vanessa carlton - or are they, in fact, the same person) doing joni's big yellow taxi - oooooh bopbopbop

anyhow - i heard snoop dog will be playing huggy bear in the movie version of starsky and hutch - does anyone know if that is true - cause if it is, that's some good casting...

Thursday, July 24, 2003

the commentators on oln today mentioned that lance armstrong is the best person to have as a friend, but the worst person to have as an enemy. that comment reminded me of something i thought of earlier today - how one's best qualities can also be their worst. specifically for me, as a software developer (and not to brag, but a very good one) - i am required to think a lot about problems - from many different angles and plan for all sorts of contingencies - and that's the kind of mind i have - and it serves me well in that context. however, in other areas of my personal life, the endless ruminating, obsessing, brooding is a big cause of my anxieties and depression. if only i could turn it off when i punch the clock. that's why for me what works best are activities that take me out of my mind - if you will - that's the traditional aim of yoga/meditation - to end the internal chatter - but anything - whether it be an intense physical activity, playing on the xbox or watching a good movie can do it.

anyhow - completely unrelated, i posted a while ago of how cool it is to rediscover a record in your collection which you bought, but never listened much to initially. the latest installment for me is joan osborne's righteous love. i have a couple other great cd's by her as well - including the one with the hit "what if god were one of us" - really, one of the lesser songs she has recorded. anyhow, i have to see if she's got a new record out. she's one of the best and sexiest vocalists out there...

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