Saturday, October 11, 2003

and we're worried about moslem extremists?

after repainting our family room a few months back we are repainting it again. after living with it, we both decided that we couldn't stand the color. it was "chocolate mousse" but had a pinkinsh undertone - blech. i think we were both trying to recreate what we did in our old house where we painted a room "espresso" and it looked great. so now, after much agonizing, we are painting it two shades of green, which looks great. we have an arch we still don't know what to do with. paige davis, where are you when we need you?

Friday, October 10, 2003

questions from jen

1. If you have ever walked out of a movie, what was it? If you haven't, what one did you want to walk out of?
i really don't recall doing this except for once. space jam - but that was very odd circumstances. my brother and i took my daughter to see space jam when she was pretty little. i went to the snack counter for popcorn. they showed a preview for mars attacks, which of course is silly and campy - but not to a little kid - it was horrifying. she was so freaked out we had to leave. i am convinced if i was there i coulda talked her down.

also recently, we rented 2 weeks notice and only watched about 15 minutes before we stopped it. we could hardly walk out cause we were home, but i guess that's the equivalent

2. What's the first TV show you can remember watching religiously?
funny - i was going to say batman - and walked upstairs to get coffee and saw my kids watching the addams family - prob. one of those two (throw in the muensters), and cartoons, of course.

i remember watching laugh in - more cause everyone else in my family watched it - it was kinda racy (for me at my age, at that time) i am sure seeing goldie hawn dancing had some kind of impact on me, though at the time i am sure i was clueless about why!

3. Re: Roy. Was the tiger a) hungry, b) pissed off or c) trying to save him as Sigfried contends?
the tiger was being a tiger.

4. Would you prefer your daughter marrying Jay Leno or Conan O'Brien? (Yes, you have to pick one)
conan. even ignoring the age difference. i don't watch either too often - both are ok - guess i find conan a bit wittier and smarter

5. If someone put a gun to your head and said you had to vote for either Wesley Clark or Howard Dean, which would you vote for?
whoever backed stronger laws against those who would point guns at innocent bloggers' heads and force them to answer serious questions they don't have a clue about first thing in the morning.

if you want a more specific answer, probably dean, but i really am ill-informed.


1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?
any more i watch oddball sports. tour de france, fifa world cup, speedskating, skiing, the olympics, triathlons, adventure races. of the "major" sports, basketball is a fave. the crazy money and horrible behaviour one often finds in the "major" sports has kind of turned me off. chances are if i'm watching a major sport, it's me playing it on the xbox. maybe lebron being in cleveland will warm me up to b-ball.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?
lance armstrong, chris witty. teams: the cleveland teams i suppose

3. Are there any sports you hate?
hate's a strong word. the ones i don't like i don't watch enough to hate. i guess any that involve cruelty to animals i hate. not really fond of golf (esp., god forbid, WATCHING it) or auto racing.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?
oh yeah, all the time - shared season tickets for the browns years back. was there in person for elway's "drive" and when they played the raiders in subzero temperatures. plus dozens of baseball, basketball and a handful of hockey games. anymore takes too much time and costs too much money to attend anymore than maybe one a year.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
tennis. i was a reasonably good tennis player. did not play for the school team, but played summer tournaments and leagues. mainly during high school years. i have, like most american kids, played backyard baseball, football, basketball, etc... golfed a bit. recently inline skating and ice skating - though frankly, it's been too long since i skated...

Thursday, October 09, 2003

happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. happy birthday dear ox. happy birthday to you.

happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. happy birthday dear john. happy birthday to you.

speaking of england, the uk and great britain, here is an article which clarifies many questions that i, as an ignorant american, had

i have no idea why i have become such an anglophile recently. between red dwarf, listening to bbc6, coupling, etc, it's no wonder that i haven't developed a british accent. that being said, i am very excited about jamie's kitchen - a reality show featuring jamie oliver - my favorite tv chef - largely because a lot of the food he cooks, i could actually imagine making (except for the meat dishes, of course).

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

who woulda thought that this movie might be studied in future american history classes!

carl weathers, if you're free, ohio could use a new governor!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

if you need to talk, jen, feel free to shoot me an email or a comment...

lyanna's list
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Stephen King
Robin Hobb
George R R Martin
Orson Scott Card
Maggie Furey
Robert Jordan
Tad Williams
Juliet Marillier
Julian May

my list1
jack kerouac
neal stephenson
bill bryson
salman rushdie
alan watts
h.h. the dalai lama
thich nhat hahn
douglas coupland
lance armstrong
tim ward

Instructions: Take my list. Remove all of the authors from it that you don't have on your shelf. Replace the blank spaces with authors you do have on your shelf. Post your list and mine. Keep your list at ten authors.

1i am not including what my wife owns. she owns books of at least one of lyanna's authors (stephen king) and possibly others.

a new link: an ice girl (or is it "a nice girl")

Monday, October 06, 2003

does this mean i wasted my money on the stereolab bbc sessions on cd - or for that matter - coupling on dvd? that being said, what a wonderful potential this project has. good luck from a fan in the colonies.

this article, more than anything karl marx ever wrote, points to the problems of capitalism.

i think i have a lot to say, but i have a splitting headache (i think they cleaned the carpets in our office) - so we'll see what i can think of. we are repainting the room we did cause me and my wife both dislike the end result. since when i have cared about home improvement issues. too much trading spaces for me. speaking of that, between alias trading spaces 100K and fifa world cup, our tv's and vcr's had a busy night!

made a great quasi-pizza w/pesto sauce, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese - perhaps too much jamie oliver (speaking of which he's going to have his own "reality show")

i've been in hyper productive mode - getting a lot done (work and play)

got the stereolab bbc sessions cd and really like it...found the coolest mac wallpaper featurning the beautiful patricia velasquez (the mummy and the voice of marisol in the video game ssx tricky) - the color scheme of the wallpaper is what inspired my design change - cheer things up a bit. i wonder if it's ok to put mac wallpaper on a win xp machine ;-)

geesh, i don't know if there is anything else - oh yes - tomorrow is my 14th wedding anniversary - which means i've been married nearly 1/3 of my life (sounds scary when put that way) - i got my wife the unabridged who live at leeds cd - before you gripe at how unromantic, that's what she wanted - hon, if you're reading this, sorry for spoiling the suprise, but i suspect you already know that's the REAL reason i took the kids to borders yesterday...what is the 14th anniversary anyhow - rock and roll?

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