Saturday, January 17, 2004

yesterday was the premier of Dweezil & Lisa on The Food Network

the show was fun. they are a cute couple - witty and camera-friendly. ideal friday evening fare for boring folk like me.

my only objection: the lovely lisa continually referring to herself as a vegetarian - while saying she eats bacon and then ordering salmon. what's up with that?

Friday, January 16, 2004

Vegan Haggis from Scotland


(just to show i give equal time to gross vegetarian foods as well!)

my daughter's friend came over to sell girl scout cookies. i told her i couldn't eat the animal cookies cause i was a vegetarian. i think she knew i was joking...

FIFA president calls for sexier uniforms for women

*shaking head*

i mean to THINK something like that is forgivable (i mean brandi chastain kinda started it) but to actually suggest it?

www.drawyourboss.com -- stick it to the man!

try some harmless venting...it might help.

i actually like my boss - so i have no need.

new link: :: Diva Diversion ::

a nice site you can skin! my kids thought it hilarious cause one of the skins is a strawberry shortcake one. they came home, saw the picture of strawberry shortcake on the screen and thought i was on the official strawberry shortcake site. much hilarity ensued...

anyhow, very nice, well-written blog...

Wie wows at Sony Open

from the article:
Still, the ninth-grader from Punahou made quite an impression.

"She hits it long enough to play any golf course,'' said Craig Bowden, her playing partner who posted a 70. "I looked at her today as another player.''

Only when they chatted did Bowden realize this was no ordinary sponsor's exemption.

"We don't have a lot in common,'' Bowden said. "I asked her when she was going to get her driver's license.''

wow, when i was fourteen, i was struggling to putt thru the windmill...

i have corrected some links and removed some.
if i have erred in any way, please let me know!

CBS limply rejects PETA Superbowl ad - see it for yourself

it's a hoot.


1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails?
don't have one...

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven't graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be?
haven't graduated yet, have to give it some thought...


3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say?
no vanity plates. ever.

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?
not that i recall

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?
"on the whole, i prefer philadelphia"

Yahoo! News - CBS Cries Foul on PETA, MoveOn Super Bowl Ads
from the article:
U.S. football fans will not see ads featuring scantily clad vegetarians...

...but some of us like "scantily clad vegetarians".

Thursday, January 15, 2004

saddlesore(pdf) - experiences bicycling thru los angeles from talented author lisa auerbach from american homebody. if you look real hard, you can find photos of me on the site...

Yahoo! News - Brain Sandwiches Still on Some Menus


Wednesday, January 14, 2004

preview norah jones new album

dsl up an running!

nice way to turn around what has been thus far a yucky day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

ok - in what might be called a happy accident my template was trashed. i was toying with the idea of changing it anyhow. i picked one of the pre-made template that looked closest to my old template. i actually think it looks better. if i inadvertently lost your link, let me know. the only damage - near as i can tell, is that i may have lost comments on some ancient posts - but who cares...

great art and article about artist John Nava

from the article:
Nava writes that he made a special effort to depict his figures realistically and "completely without irony." Stating that the best figurative painters of the 20th-century presented a "self-destructive, diseased and decadent" view of the world, he wanted his imagery to convey the opposite, "to be a message of hope, redemption and meaning." That he has done.

interestingly enough, this echoes something i just read in nick hornby's songbook
It's a strange critical phenomenon that only works of art that are "edgy," or "scary," or "dangerous" are regarded in any way noteworthy.

It is important that we are occassionally, perhaps even frequently, depressed by books, challenged by films, shocked by paintings, maybe even disturbed by music. But do they have to do all these things all the time?

blog emergency!

blogger ate my template. will try and recover tomorrow - argh!

ladies and gentlemen - pdawg and her blog: Poetic Champions Compose

anyone whose blog is named after van morrison lyrics is ok in my book...

cast your vote

it seems to me that many have the unspoken belief that walking around with a scowl, complaining how busy they are, etc... is a sign of intelligence, importance, being serious about one's work. i think even seinfeld had an episode like this...

i feel almost forrest gump-ish. i like my work. i have fun. i am giddy with the promise of the future. normally, i am confident in having a contrary opinion, but the preponderous of the evidence seems to indicate that there is indeed, something wrong with me...

since my readers tend to be above average in intelligence (hey, i'm not above this kind of flattery). please choose one of the following. you may provide additional comments in the space provided, but please limit your initial response to those listed.

a. mike is too stupid to notice the impending doom around him.
b. mike is too out of touch to notice the impending doom around him.
c. mike is just naive.
d. mike is over optimistic.
e. mike is crazy.

i need to know.

ok - i saw the lord of the rings yesterday and enjoyed it more than all the other ones. perhaps it was seeing it on a big screen - or perhaps being in the theatre, i HAD to pay attention - i.e. couldn't go and check email, etc... this being said, i still don't quite get the buzz - or maybe i do get it, but it doesn't really work for me personally...i still thought it WAAY to long - but the moment where gollum gets the ring is as memorable shot as i've ever seen in a movie. i laughed hysterically - cause it was so perfect. my wife thought it was an inappropriate response, but perhaps it says something about me, when i see something i think is perfect, i want to laugh - you know - not necessarily cause it's funny, but with delight.

i also wonder what it says about me that i found gollum the only good acting performance in the trilogy...

Yahoo! News - Actor-Writer Spalding Gray Reported Missing

oh, no....

just when i'm getting used to sitting around doing nothing, it's about time to get back to work for spring semester....isn't that how it always goes?

Monday, January 12, 2004

new link: You've Reached the End of the Internet, by zam...

questions from jen:
1) Of the movies getting Oscar buzz, which have you seen?
hmmm...i'm really not even sure what movies are getting oscar buzz. assuming lord of the rings is. just saw it today - i assume that's the only one unless the hulk was nominated.

2) What's the last DVD/video you watched at home?
alias - season one - dvd 1 - every episode PLUS commentary
part of the office - season 1

3) When's the last time you were REALLY drunk?
i think it was last march - friend had an italian food dinner party. i didn't drink from may until december because of mediaction - i have had a few drinks lately despite being on the medication - but i haven't enjoyed it lately...

4) Is there a Buddha on earth right now?

5) Who's your favorite not-well-known actor? (character actor type person)
i have agonized over this question more than any. i guess it depends on who you count. steve buscemi, william h. macy and phillip seymour hoffman all spring to mind. i also LOVE the woman married to larry david's manager in curb your enthusiasm - even though her main function is to curse at larry like a longshoreman at least once an episode...

Sunday, January 11, 2004

MSNBC - Real Men Do Yoga

in fact, tonight's class was a first for me. the first time i've ever been in a class where the male students outnumbered the female. i have often been the only male in the class. whis doesn't bother me one way or another - as i am just focusing on what i do on the mat and my teacher's instructions. about the only issue is given most of the other students are female, it makes it tough to become friends with them, as i don't want my friendliness to be misinterpreted...

that being said, after a long period of little activity, it feels good to be on the mat. mostly, i fear tomorrow i will be a bit sore as my hands were really shaking from fatigue after the class. perhaps some icy hot is in order...all this on the day my teacher opened the class by talking about ahimsa - and the need to be non-violent with oneself in the poses. perhaps given my recent lack of practice, i should have taken it easier on myself - oh well, this, too shall pass...no injury, just fatigue and soreness - we'll see how i feel tomorrow...

cross posted to yogablog (i'm back, baby!)

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oops, i did it again... i haven't had much luck with spin off blogs - but am trying another one...

btw, haven't dropped yogablog, perhaps my revitalized yoga practice will result in more activity there...

Yahoo! News - Girl Who Lost Arm to Shark Surfs in Meet

good for her! remind me of this when i slip into self-pity.

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