29 February 2008
We miss Ye Old Skool IRC Gang
...CIRCA 2006. WE ARE NAME CHECKING Y'ALL. COME INSIDE→Read more...
Dog is gone. I'm sad. →Read more...
I am a happy woman today.
That is all.→Read more...
What are three things that motivate you?
Intermodal shipping containers question: They're kind of nifty, eh
? You'll see them on trains and on back of semis, and they travel across the ocean on ships. →Read more...
Radio b - 100% Whole Grain Jazz
New York's alright if you like saxaphones, and so is this set. It all starts at 11AM Pacific, or just about an hour from when I post this. Give it a listen, if you're in the mood.
The Story Of Mount Everest ( youtube ) -
I saw this video linked from an AskMe
question yesterday. It's really stupid. And funny.
What's on your to-do list today? →Read more...
What's up this weekend? →Read more...
Photo Friday: Mmmmmmmmmm Food! Suggested by slack-a-gogo.
3 6 25 50 75 100 => 952 This
is James Martin
's appearance on Countdown
My folks will celebrate their 40th this October. My brother and I feel as though we should do...something. Ideas?→Read more...
28 February 2008
Metalosis maligna: An Extraordinary Disease.
Actually, an incredible little piece of dark surrealism. (Contains some surgery video, if you're squeamish you may not enjoy it.)→Read more...
These videos have been stuck in my head all
week month winter... →Read more...
I'm having ice cream difficulties.
I bought Edy's Slow Churned
for the first time and it's really hard to scoop out of the container. Has anyone else here tried it and had the same problem? It's been a few months since I had a large container of ice cream in the freezer, but I don't remember ice cream being this hard to scoop.
We're back. Well I don't know what happened there, but a quick reboot and everything is back to normal. You can stop pressing the F5 key now.
Put the Lime in the Coconut by Harry Nilsson
from 1972. Also, the Muppet version
. inspired by Specklet's post about lime below.
What's your preferred libation?
Desperately seeking a Shaker Hotel
Hello, i'm looking for some help with an article i am writing for a London newspaper. I'm trying to define the best furnished hotels in the world and the ed has asked me to include one with Shaker furniture. It's not so well known here in the UK and its new to me. Does anyone know of a nice hotel in the US that might be furnished with it. Best wishes MM x
Weirdest headline of the day:
Blind Irishman sees with the aid of son's tooth in his eye→Read more...
'Tis a sad day for flannel.
If you miss Elliot Smith, this could make you smile.
In short: Figure 8 mural
gets thrashed by some asshole, mural gets restored. Silverlake cares
. A thank you to those fine L.A. people from a faraway fan.
How old were you when you got engaged? →Read more...
And OMG my eyes. This is an extraordinarily LOUD site. And the picture is really pushing the NSFW line. Wow.
Update with Pictures
The local paper with their take on the proposal thread.
Richard Sharpe question
Or possibly just a question regarding UK racial(?) slurs...→Read more...
sorry to ask, but i need urgent technical help
I'm grateful to you all for it. How do you insert a picture into Powerpoint text and get the text to move and accomodate the picture, instead of the picture superimposed on the text or the text superimposed on the picture??→Read more...
Redirecting a single cgi page? →Read more...
has been getting a lot of airplay recently. I think it's great, I love the retro sound of it and the lyric is so simple I can caterwaul along to it in the shower or the car.
If you had a crystal ball that could tell you the truth about any one thing you wished to know about yourself and your life, what would you ask?
Cross-Post: Wanna do a triathlon this year?
If anyone wants to do the Danskin New England (only for women, unfortunately for the gents), I'm planning to do it and would be happy to meet up. If you'rOh, and yeah, if you've ever done it before you can totally do it. There's still plenty of time to train.
Emily Saxe I have an offer for free tickets. Never heard of her. Please inform me who she is, what she's like.
A tooth for an eye.
I'm having a lot of trouble buying that this isn't a hoax. Wouldn't this be huge news?
things that are awesome, part 273.
Patti Labelle sings the abcs song with a chorus of muppets. via teh blue!
MP3s of the more recent Clinton/Obama debates? Google's not readily coming up with anything, but I'd love to put any of the more recent Democratic debates on my iPod. Anyone know if these are hosted anywhere? Thankya.
Get well, MetaChat!
It seems like a lot of us are sick (myself included) so I made a get well card.
27 February 2008
A message for Hadjiboy: →Read more...
Thinking The Unthinkable →Read more...
Three Point Status Update →Read more...
NYC film lovers: do you miss the old Angelika 57? I do.
What's the old skool movie theatre you miss the most? Is there a supermarket there? A parking lot? A Abercrombie & Fitch store?
Metachat Clearinghouse Sweepstakes!
You may already have won: →Read more...
on gay marriage, and why marriage should be more like the mafia.
In honor of "Wordy Wednesday", Wendell Wadio presents "Wordless Wednesday",
a truly random mix of instrumentals, featuring rock, pop, jazz, country, folk, big band, new age, ambient, moog and a few TV theme songs thrown in for the hellofit. Starts 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern, 2AM GMT (banner graphic inside)
In honor of International Polar Bear Day,
I give you Flocke
! →Read more...
Who wore it better ? →Read more...
All my ancestors were cowards! Or prescient. Or both.
On a whim, I went to my state's historical archive website. They've added a searchable database that contains the records of all the state residents who served in the
Unholy War of Northern Aggression War Between the States
Civil War.→Read more...
that you wake up one morning and are handed one thousand dollars→Read more...
NYC: Free Theatre Tickets Tonight!
My show, "Our Country's Good," is opening at 78th Street Theatre Lab (78th between Broadway and Amsterdam) on Thursday. Tonight is our final dress rehearsal, and I'd love to have a few people in the audience, so that my actors don't have to act in front of an audience for the first time on opening night (when we'll have critics in the house).→Read more...
My turn to tell a story. When my sister and I moved to Maine in 1994, →Read more...
Hope of spring
This morning, I heard a male cardinal trying to sing up a mate. →Read more...
Wordy Wednesday: B.A.A. - Beloved Abbreviations and Acronyms →Read more...
Anyone watching? There's this kid -- David Archuleta -- he's this crazy phenomenon -- this intensely brilliant beautiful magic singer-boy.
26 February 2008
I was driving along with my new flatmate - which was in itself rather embarrassing, as he drives a "Ute" (utility van?) when all of a sudden we pull up at a set of traffic lights... Where upon, to my HORROR, he winds down my window, and starts shouting "NO!" to the person driving in the car next to me.→Read more...
I am sipping this tea.
It's wonderful. mr gaspode's boss gave it to me after listening to me rant about how much I love all sorts of tea.
Dangling participle... →Read more...
Earthquake shakes UK! Did you feel it?→Read more...
It's after midnight here, which means that today is →Read more...
One More Oscar-Related Post
A local (Willamette Valley) perspective. Also→Read more...
Calling all greyhound owners:
MuddDude and I have been discussing adopting a greyhound from an organization like this one
- primarily because we've heard that greyhounds are rather intelligent (and rather lazy) for their size.→Read more...
Convicted multiple murderer refuses to attend court for sentencing because he's 'upset about bad publicity'.
1989 was never this cool
- QT, acid wash jeans, Running man and miniskirt warning. But cool. New video for Utah Saints
Any nonprofit tax law experts here?
..Anyone? I have a question about tax deductibility and raffles. →Read more...
Can anyone else access their hotmail or is it just me that can't????? AAAGRRRRRR! (feel free to make this a shouting thread if you like.)
Totally clueless computer question →Read more...
Crosspost: Requesting Roma-related help and resources.
I know some of the connected, compassionate people here might have something that can help me be better at dealing with this.
Thoughts on My Mother and I
As the post in the title link above indicates, my mother died on December 23, 2007, age 77, from a rapidly moving cancer she knew about for only three weeks. →Read more...
Interview With A Surfer
(courtesy of roofus, over at The Other Website)
Flu / Ibuprofen / Acetaminophen advice?
So it looks like I have the flu.→Read more...
HALFWAY THERE! I just completed half of the counseling hours required to graduate. WHOOP!
I bought some cute rubber boots for a friend. The seller was annoying. Frustrating. I want to leave negative feedback. Am I committing some sin?→Read more...
Moan about the weather here.
I'll go first: →Read more...
Pimp My Resume
OK. Here’s the deal. I suck at writing resumes. But I’m in the middle of a job search so I have to barrel ahead with the task anyway. →Read more...
Son of a bitch.
Mono? Really?→Read more...
Wishes for Nicky (she's going to be in the hospital today, for her second biopsy). It would be great if we could keep her in our hearts at this time.
We're off to see the Wizard!
HUGE image, takes awhile to load, but worthwhile.
PSA: Avoid Banana Choc-tops
Oh dear god. I watched the movie "Jumper" today (cheapskate Tuesday) and treated myself to a choctop icecream. I haven't had once for about 15 years! Anyways, they had newfangled banana-flavoured ones so I bought one and ate it. Pretty nice - tasted just like the banana candies I used to get when I was a kid.→Read more...
Good News / Bad News →Read more...
Pestilence! A post whose subtitle is "Goddamn fucking pests are going to DIE!!!"→Read more...
The Lemonade Diet
I'm going to try this, as strange as it sounds.→Read more...
25 February 2008
"Rag and bone!"
" i want a return of a new rag and bone man, or a vehicle so i can be one. Most probably just a community that would use one.→Read more...
Since there seem to be a number of newer names around lately, I thought I'd throw together a little survey-type thing. (I copped a lot of it from the self-interviews they run every month in Uncut and Mojo, and made the rest up myself.) Interpret the questions as freely as you like.→Read more...
I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike ... alive.
Biking Angelenos, what's the safest route to take North from Venice Blvd. to Sunset?
(scroll down for the biggest bunnock you'll see this week) via
I hate most people.
Well, not really. But the fact is, social interaction with anyone who is not the closest of friends is just tiresome.→Read more...
I got a job offer! And tomorrow is my birthday! →Read more...
I often don't like Frank Rich,
but this op-ed of his does a good job of summing up how I see Hillary Clinton's campaign.
My kid is back from Korea! Yay!
I now have a fancy set of chopsticks with a Beatrix Potter themed holder. I also have an unempty nest, again. But I missed her. She doesn't miss squid jerky, tho.
What's for dinner? →Read more...
Happy belated Birthday to warbaby! I know he doesn't come round much since he got the new job but maybe he is lurking about.
Do any of you have a life list? Or as the recent movie puts it, a "Bucket List"?→Read more...
Little Hammie has big dream! Watch right to the end, to see the Elvis lip-curl followed by the WTF?! wakeup.
Shitty, crappy, awful morning
Got 3 awful bits of news this morning. →Read more...
What are you wearing today?
It's been a while since we've done one of these, and folks always seem to enjoy 'em.→Read more...
If you could have the world’s largest collection of one thing, what would it be?
Any coffee fans out here besides me? →Read more...
56 Houses Left
is a blog about a neighborhood
being erased, one house at a time. Includes some excellent, melancholy photos.
AskMecha - do you know who designed this couch?
I'm in lurve and want to track down my very own - looks 60's, also claimed to be Danish design.
Very important egg question
Accidentally undercooked my hardboiled eggs, they are what I'd call "firm softboiled"→Read more...
"I have come from the internet"
24 February 2008
This is the post to talk about jonmc. Please make this post (and no other) all about jonmc. Seriously.
#bunnies Come on in and be my friend.
i wanted to make Oscar related commentary here
with jrossi, iconomy, box and other possible telly watching peoples. So if you wanna, go right ahead. Link away, dish and rip. Me, i need some water.→Read more...
List of terms of endearment
My boyfriend calls me "matey" :D
AskMe crosspost: How do you perform?
...for those who are here but not there. You know who you are.
Dear me. Are ordinary phones getting phased out? I just went to Best Buy to buy a cordless phone/answering machine. It took me forever to find them -- they were tucked way in the very back corner beyond the video game stuff, and there was a big wheeled ladder blocking the display. Doesn't look like Best Buy's very interested in selling land line telephones.
Seeking crafty ideas for the non-crafty.→Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
My word, but it's windy here.
"Howling winds" up to 73mph in southern California, according that report. I keep expecting to see a house blowing past. The poor birds keep veering off course. And yet, the sun is shining through the rain. →Read more...
It's five o'clock somewhere. Glug.
De-lurk-ify Hi. I'm new. I've been stalking your words (in a non-creepy way, naturally) for a million days. Now you can stalk mine.
My computer →Read more...
Tell me about the New England coast →Read more...
Ambient/Downbeat/Experimental. All mellow stuff to listen to on the way to bed. Starts at 11:15pm for 1hr20min.
23 February 2008
. i'm torn. On one hand, wasteful excess, on another, innovative, thoughtful designs and pretty! i do loves me a reusable container though.
I think one of my foster kid's friends steals. →Read more...
is what I hate about Lifehacker. It's two useful software tips per day plus one "tie a string around your finger to help remember things" tip per day. Ugh.
Powerisers or bust!
So, I'd like to take up powerbocking
I'm a 31yo male, an avid cyclist (30 mi/day), lifter, and runner. I have calves the size of tree trunks and a reasonable amount of balance. I'd also like to get good enough at this to try out some tricks on the Playa
this year. I've been great about giving back to the community in terms of infrastructure and workhorse contributions, but this year I'd like to be part of the fun as well.→Read more...
Hasn't it been at least a week
since we had a book thread around here? Whatcha readin?→Read more...
Medeski, Martin and Wood You Shut THE FUCK UP? →Read more...
The puppy is going back to the pound! →Read more...
Springtime for Anne Frank:
"A controversial new musical telling the life story of Anne Frank opens in Madrid later this month." Sounds awful.
Every time I think I've seen the worst body art ever something even worse comes along.
Wanna cover your ass?
Is your ass small
? Then these might be the pants for you. If not→Read more...
Do you use NetNewsWire? Or possibly FeedDemon (as it's made by the same company). Have your feeds updated in the last 24 hours? I've had nothing.
22 February 2008
IRC party in #bunnies for all of us who are snowed in.
My long dark nightmare of self-doubt is over! I got into Film Studies MAsters programs at UCLA and USC, after being rejected by all UCB, UCSB and UCSC last year, gaining weight, being down-in-the-dumps, and getting rejected again by UCSB. I thought teaching high school was a forgone conclusion! Nope! I get to move on to hoity toity academia! WOOT!
She's now whatever it is you become after you pass the NCLEX test!→Read more...
GAH! I just had one of those incidents were someone waves to you and you wave back, then realize they were waving at someone behind you. How embarrassing.
Singing down memory lane →Read more...
Photo Friday: Furry Friday!
Yay, it's time to post pictures of our pets again! Bring 'em on!
Radio b - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
I just woke up from rough night. What little sleep I got was punctuated by some of the worst dreams I've ever had. Is that gonna stop me from playing two hours and nineteen minutes of music you probably won't hear elsewhere*? No, but I may nap. Starting at 11AM Pacific, or a little over half an hour from when I post this.
*There may be a reason for this. I'll leave that up to you to decide.
When should I graduate?
My master's program is done in August. We have the choice of walking in the graduation ceremony in May (so, one semester before
finishing our program) or December (so, one semester after
finishing our program). Each student in my program gets to choose which ceremony to participate in. →Read more...
Portland meetup bump!
Come out and send off cmonkey with your best wishes!
What annually televised show is an absolute “must see” for you? →Read more...
I apologise for being a mentally ill person. (warning: bummer) →Read more...
Save the Essex Teddy Bear Spider! Warning: link is to spider pic. Avoid if you're an arachnophobe.
What's the most worthless thing you've ever purchased? →Read more...
21 February 2008
The debate I'm assuming that it's so quiet tonight because y'all are watching the Hillary and Barack Show. Since I'm stuck here at work, I'm curious about people's impressions - not so much "who won" as the tenor of the evening.
The Emails I Get! →Read more...
Three-point injuries/aches/pains report. →Read more...
Here's hoping you bunnies know your chocolate.. I'm having company to dinner on Sunday night and I want to make a "raspberry and blackberry chocolate silk tart" for our meal. The recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate. The grocery store only had semi-sweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate. Is bittersweet chocolate the same as one of those, or is is something else entirely?
Puppies + lawn chair = awesomeness.
I need to learn to suck it up and deal.
I can't move out. I don't have enough money to move out. This is making me very, very cranky. (More whining inside.)
(youtube) warning: profound stupidity follows
Culinary questions: Last night on Emiril, he battered and deep fried whole shrimp, heads and shells. My question is, how do you eat them? Did he intend that the shells be eaten as well? If not, what is the point of battering them? TIA
This is all very sad. →Read more...
Inspired by mgl's story...
what elaborate wedding proposal would you like to receive?→Read more...
Radio b - Sleep Deprivation Is Not A "Lifestyle Choice"
Two hours (give or take) of genre-defying music, starting at 11 AM Pacific (or about an hour from now).
Will there be streaming live video of the CNN Clinton/Obama debate tonight? If so, will I need a proprietary plug-in to watch it? CNN's own site isn't too helpful with that info. (My setup: Mac OS 10.5.2; Safari; Firefox.)
Bunnies, I've got an interview tomorrow →Read more...
Does anyone here have access to The Lancet medical journal? My school library doesn't seem to have recent copies online, and I'm trying to confirm how the research was done in one of the articles they published this month.
Romance Is Not Dead
Last week, we got an email here at the museum from a young man with an interesting request.→Read more...
I think I might be old. We were up all night (very sick pooch, very sad) the night before last and I went to bed last night at 8:30, slept all the way through until 6:30 and I'm still tired. *sigh*
Stupid GoDaddy/Domains by Proxy domain name problem. Grr.
Maybe you have some advice for me. →Read more...
The Accent Bank
I was looking at the "Freak Angels" online comic and happened to check out the forums. →Read more...
Hey, look, a 9/11 Sushi roll! and what is this above that?
From dinner tonight. Thought I would share.
In all honesty, I've seen tsunami rolls, volcano rolls, I could make the leap.
A friend suggested they call it the "Guiliani Roll" instead.
20 February 2008
Hey pokermonk (and other Wilco fans):
Wilco is doing a webcast
(with video!) of their last residency show. It's intermission right now; you can catch the second set (and encores) if you hurry.
Jonmc Defends The Indefensible, Hevayweight Division. →Read more...
Psst, lunar eclipse to start in just under 40 minutes
Total eclipse in just under 2 hours if you live in north/south america, western europe, africa and eastern asia. Last one until Dec 2010.
This post is totally not eponysterical.
I've been out in the woods in a blizzard,→Read more...
Update on that leaked "Where The Wild Things Are" clip
that I tried (and failed)
to link to a couple days ago. Apparently it's just a VFX test, thankfully. You can see the clip here
, I promise this time.
- I just learned about this particular type of electoral reform. What are your thoughts? →Read more...
LOLcat corollary: FAILdogs
Photofilter - Digitizing Slides
. .Does anyone have any experience with this type of slide reader?→Read more...
For mrs.pants - here is mdonley's fab zucchini bread recipe.
It's soooo good. Anyone who makes it will be in love with mdonely forever and ever.
Whaddya know about Rochester, NY? →Read more...
Wordy Wednesday: Work Jargon →Read more...
DOH! Happy Belated Birthday to mullacc!
Taking NCLEX today Send good thoughts/vibes/energy and luck? I really need all the help I can get.
Music that makes you move! →Read more...
Happy belated birthday mullacc! →Read more...
Getting a loan to pay off credit card debt: Good idea or bad idea?
I'm not a fan of concrete poetry, but this
really hit the spot for me. Don't know if I like it simply because it's clever (as in funny clever), but hey. Poetry.
I don't know what whuffles are, but I need 'em.→Read more...
drool-alert level: High.
How good does that
look? "Very, very good, indeed," is the correct answer. →Read more...
Warning: This is effing depressing.
So my friend who was hospitalized
last year for alcoholism
is at it again.→Read more...
Church Potluck Time!
I give you Tuna Fish Jell-O→Read more...
19 February 2008
Please vote for me
in the Wired.com "Name the Rogue Satellite Operation" contest. →Read more...
argh argh again. →Read more...
My sisters are coming to town the first week of March and I just got us tickets to see THE TYRA BANKS SHOW. Tyra Banks, live in the flesh. OMG I am so excited.
Does this ever happen to you? You discover that some famous person whom you admire and assumed was long dead is, in fact, still very much alive, and it makes you, for some strange reason, extremely happy inside?
This just happened to me with Muhammad Ali.
What is the strongest craving you get? →Read more...
WXRT broadcasting tonight's Wilco show live
- If there are any fans out there, this should be very cool.→Read more...
I'm in love with these paintings (may be nsfw). His site
is full of great stuff. I blow up the images and use them for desktop wallpaper. Here's one
Web Advice From Form Designers Please:
Web Pages need Web Forms, but how? Technical details inside. →Read more...
I am no judge of my emotional health, but physically, I have another cold. When I talk I sound like Tallulah Bankhead. Achoo!
"It is dated, incredible, quite outside acceptable dramatic screen material...
Its two characters are neither appealing nor sympathetic enough to sustain interest for an entire picture...Both are physically unattractive and their love scenes are distasteful and not a little disgusting. It’s no bargain at any price. No amount of rewriting can possibly salvage this dated yarn." →Read more...
first welcomed us kids to the neighborhood 40 years ago today
. →Read more...
unabashed TV post →Read more...
We need God in our government.
An interview with four Huckabee supporters who believe, among other things, that Obama plans to get sworn in on a copy of the Koran.
Any emotionally health females left? The last 5 have had issues with a capital "I"
So a month ago I went on a quasi-date with a girl I knew through friends.→Read more...
18 February 2008
I LOVE this photo.
What modern convenience should never have been invented?
unabashed foodie post →Read more...
I hate passive aggressive people seriously, when you have negative content for someone, don't sign your note "best wishes." You don't wish the best. Sign it sincerely, instead.
Crap. I bought a $20 lavender plant for my desk at work and failed to water it on Friday. It's all wilted and not coming back and I am sad.
I want to, um, fax you. I just bought a used fax machine at a thrift store and I need to make sure it works. Are any US-ians sitting near a fax machine, and are you willing to receive a test fax? Pretty please?
Looking for poker in all the wrong places. Does anyone play at any online places like pokerparty.net or something like it? Would you recommend any? I've seen ads for so many that I don't know where to start. My husband wants to graduate from his little hand held poker game and his nintendo 64 game to playing actual people.
Set me up with some basic puppy skillz?
I'm going to be puppysitting, omg, and I'd like a bit of veteran advice - probably on an ongoing basis once he arrives, but definitely in advance. [Length/rambling warning!]→Read more...
Whilst taking the dog on a long walk, →Read more...
Can you help me find a comment?
There was a cool comment months ago on why operating online was so nice for people with autism/Aspergers. →Read more...
Basketball anyone? I haven't played basketball since middle school, and I was terrible. I just joined a women's basketball group, where several people are newbies like me. Where can I go online to learn some rules, and what can I do to not look like a total dink? Thanks! I'm athletic, just...basketball...I am so short.
What I did last weekend
Is it okay to do shameless self-link here? This is what I was busy doing last weekend, performing in our local college V-Day production of The Vagina Monologues. My husband filmed this on a friend's (the first speaker in the clip) camera. I am the second speaker. It went pretty well, although I HATE THE WAY MY VOICE SOUNDS TO ME.
Mystery Books →Read more...
Presidents Day! How are USian and ex-pat bunnies celebrating? →Read more...
This is me.
Ever since I was a teenager, I've been a "night owl." Which really
sucks when you have to be at work at 7 AM. I think I got about three hours of sleep last night. ARGH. So sleepy...→Read more...
Yesterday at work, I was partnered up with this kid Bryan, who's about 23. I was managing the line of customers and asked one woman "Bryan's helping you, right?" "Yes, the young guy," she answered. Oy.
17 February 2008
Oh. My. God.....
this is more Obama Juice, so if you are over it already, don't click.
BUT...if you want to feel like you can do anything, please do. I love this guy.
My Grand Mother passed away last morning. She was over a hundred years old. →Read more...
Advice for a dinosaur laptop?
My son found this ancient Dell Inspiron 3500
in the trash where he works. He's found dvd players, ipods...all kinds of stuff. →Read more...
creative ideas for wall art?
I have some time on my hands and blank walls. I want to put up some creative art, but am a little stuck. →Read more...
Fun Wikipedia game. →Read more...
Or just one? Crosspost from askme.
You guys? It's snowing like crazy in Athens.
woo. →Read more...
Do you ever get aggravated with invitations? →Read more...
28 wrong things?
The illustration inside is supposed to have 28 things wrong with it. I've come up with a possible 15 - 16 so far. →Read more...
Okay, it's a Microsoft Office ad, but it has Amy Sedaris, rabbits, cupcakes, and sprinkles.
16 February 2008
The Faces of MetaChat →Read more...
In the doghouse
You've heard about Hobbette
, but you haven't heard about another one of my co-workers who rivals Hobbette in terms of having "issues", if she isn't quite as colourful. Let's call this woman MadKat (yes, I misspent hours of my youth watching Inspector Gadget
(I think Ronnie van Zant would approve).
one, two, one, two three, four...→Read more...
BP Radio: ROCK MONSTERS!
7pm - 9pm Eastern time (about 50 minutes from now). Come put some RAWK in your Saturday night.
for the Welleriffic birthday wishes!
Shakespeare wants YOU! I know I've seen somewhere an illustration of Willy S. doing the "Uncle Sam Wants YOU!" pose, but my google-fu is apparently weak and I can't shake it out of the intar-tubes. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about or where I could find it?
Grrr! Why do some youtube videos load nicely, and others stammer and stutter? Vexing!!
Preview of "Where The Wild Things Are"
by Spike Jonze. Am I the only one totally creeped out by this?
Art of the Street
Didn't want to post this over on the blue, because it's old . But it's nifty.
My mom was crying today →Read more...
Happy Birthday, terrapin! →Read more...
15 February 2008
Radio_Replica: Older punk stuff. Starts at 9:15 for about 1-1/2 hrs. Ramones to Discharge. Uh huh. Pogo or GFO.
is Not Here for Us
takes petty gripe to governmental body and inanity ensues: Incarnation #3,472,789. Or is it #3,472,790?→Read more...
From the hilarious song & band title dept:
4. Doof - Dark Secrets Of The Manky Fudgepocket
Am I losing my freaking mind
or is there a spooky resemblance between the guy in this black-humored 'to-do list' video
and the NIU shooter
Today must be Crazy Day. →Read more...
Looking for a housemate or a token?
A couple of friends were helping me out with finding a house yesterday afternoon (speaking of which: I found a place yay!). We go through a whole list of accommodation ads, and see one that seems to be a DREAM. →Read more...
The media sucks →Read more...
Kidney Stone Update
- CT scan was positive for a kidney stone in my left kidney. It's about 6mm by 3mm. Surprise, surprise - there's a 1mm kidney stone in my right kidney. Wheeeee!
The video I linked is for 2004, but tonight is the infamous "hundreds" night at USAFA. My son along with the rest of the class of 2008, graduates from the academy one hundred days from now...tonight they are at a dinner whereupon they find out where they will be stationed as 2nd Lieutenants in the US Air Force. But that's not ALL that's gonna happen tonight...bwahahahahahahahaha.....
Celebrity Gossip →Read more...
We're having quite the show outside. →Read more...
Small_ruminant made my day today.
That is all.→Read more...
My awkward moment of the week. . . .
I had to so some actual physical work (it feels good whenever I get to do it)→Read more...
Does it not simply piss my cat off
to sit at that open window and stare at all those squirrels she's never going to be able to chase?→Read more...
Are HBO's glory days over? →Read more...
Note to people staying in fancy downtown hotels: If your room is directly across the street from a large office building, it really doesn't matter how high up your room is, people can still see you if you're standing naked at your window. Especially during standard business hours.
Gaspode 2: The Revenge Coming this September...
Post-Valentine's Grumpiness →Read more...
Project Catwalk. [spoilers!] I don't know why I can't find this information anywhere -- essexjan, other Brits, can you tell me who won and who got eliminated on this week's episode of Project Catwalk? I don't feel like waiting until somebody uploads the episode.
Know what's lousy?
I just checked my SPAM folder...→Read more...
Photo Friday: Something that amuses you. Suggested by little ol' me.
This is eerie and surreal.
It's an audio clip of a shortwave "numbers station"
played over archival film clips from the Berlin wall... it's really haunting. You can hear many, many more recordings of numbers stations here
, half mastiff
. 100% cute
Also, probably the porkiest pup ever.
Our "winter fairytale" sidebar art has been brought to you by
rhapsodie (top left), iconomy (middle left), casarkos (bottom left), and moonbird (right sidebar). →Read more...
Happy Post Valentine's day
I got you a cute, and bloody, and adorable, and gorey little animation about the troubles of getting gifts. Warning, headless bodies. But cute! Animation company shows off their skillz
OMG VALENTINES PIGGY AND PUPPY!!!1
I know it's late, but I only just saw this, and I thought of MeCha immediately. Forgive me for lateness, and sock me hard on the arm if it's a double.
Happy birthday to scody !!!
14 February 2008
Mon Menage A Moi
musique pour aujourd'hui par Edith Piaf ;-)
Clearly a sign of mental instability
Listening to Amy Winehouse and I suddenly think→Read more...
Hi, Portland →Read more...
Prison break cool story and pics [note: link removed; spammer - taz]
The ups and downs of bicycle commuting (or, taking it on the chin!)
Fun public radio story about a professional chocolate taster.
This was just on "Marketplace" tonight. Sort of a fantasy career.
happy v-day to you all!
I forgot about that bunny love site again, sorry!! :P I've been quiet except for cuteposts due to some depression issues but I love the lot of ya.→Read more...
OMG I am about to die from embarrassment....
...and i just had to share!
I just savored a strawberry Hershey's Kiss. What kind of candy are you eating today?
I am my own Valentine. I've just finished a Moon Pie, followed that up with a knockoff Rice Krispies Treat, and now I'm plowing through a king-size Take 5. Hooray for me!
Vampire Weekend's "Oxford Comma"
I love this track and the album's pretty good as well. I have a horrible feeling they're very trendy, though. More choons on last.fm
And we have non-refundable tickets to some shindig.
Sayings from school days
I just now remembered that in 1st grade, if you were swinging in unison with someone else, one of the two would demand to the other "get out of my bathtub!" Does anyone else know this one? Share your own.→Read more...
Dallas Bunnies: There's a meetup
this Saturday centered around a project I'm involved with, a zombie Valentine's party called Night of the Loving Dead
. →Read more...
PJ Harvey - This Is Love
Feel free to dedicate this to your partner/lover/crush object/whatever. As for me: it goes out to Science Girl, just like always.
To my Valentines,
in which I endeavor for witty responses to anonymous ladies. →Read more...
My latest MeCha dream, with cameos by Barack Obama and Brangelina! →Read more...
Ok, why is my stupid internet so slow? →Read more...
New REM videos released under open source licence
For you to remix and post onto their YouTube page. Thank goodness the song is better than anything on their last album. Although, really, that wouldn't be difficult!
I just gots a flamingo.
My best friend stopped by the house with this...→Read more...
Happy birthday, Mrs. Pants! →Read more...
Is anybunny feeling unloved? Let me know. I'm got an itchy valentine-sendin' finger.
I'm tired of feeling grateful and guilty that...→Read more...
3-point update! →Read more...
Can someone explain wine to me?
Because I don't get it.→Read more...
My Valentines for You
are inside...→Read more...
"I should not be."
Behold, the Octophant!
Diane von Furstenberg
OMG I love the collection she showed the other day.
Our bid is pending...wish us luck →Read more...
Online Dating Helping Pathetic Women Get Their Hopes Crushed More Efficiently
Some of you will find this fake Onion news item offensive, misogynistic, and just plain mean, but even though I am one of these "pathetic women", I just had to post this because I find it so damn funny. Probably largely because I am in awe that the actors in this video managed to deliver their lines in such a flawlessly deadpan fashion.
HEY, Y'AWWL!! Had to at least try my best to get on here today (glad I made it) so that i can thank each and every one of you for your kind words and heartfelt comments around this time last year. I owe you guys so much. The phone calls to the hospital, the visits, THE CARDS!!!! You guys are AMAZING! So amazing that you've recieved shout outs on a song included on our next CD!!!
Yup! I LUVZ YA!!!
And thank you all for keepin' me alive!!!
P.S.: Hey, 'Pode...I owe you a HUGE one!!!
Thank ya, homegirl!!!!
A Good Thing, IMO.
I am one of those scent-averse people, →Read more...
Does anyone ever end up sending two Valentines to the same bunny? →Read more...
Guardian decides to get a young hip writer for their travel blog. Only the readers spot that it's one of the writer's sons...carnage follows.
Poll: Valentine's Day or Valentines Day? I always use the apostrophe, maybe due to interference with the Spanish Día de San Valentín.
But I can also see the case for it being a plural of all the valentines (i.e. valentine cards) that get sent out.
Which do you think it is?
Pink Vodka - Cupid
(Happy Valentines bunnies) I got you an ad. A bit like those bowling loving men who get their wives bowlingballs, I know, but It's from the heart!
What time is it? It's Valentimes!
From: Cheerleader! So and so! Whats her face! And the ugly one!
Q: what is a short allegory to explain Barthes' The Death of an Author? I need a short narrative, analogy, allegory, illustration, what have you, to explain the difference between authorial readers and actual readers- any thoughts? I can't seem to come up with anything myself.
13 February 2008
Holy Crap! Flickr just greeted me in LOLCAT. OH HAI...
My new neighbors are turning into a nightmare.
Today, I cleaned up their trash in our yard that included several half-empty Bud Ice tallboys and a (shudder) dirty diaper.→Read more...
How good a teacher are you? →Read more...
Fanny shose some cool pics [note: link removed; spammer - taz]
Bunny Love is back
for all your super-secret anonymous valentines needs!→Read more...
Tick Tock. I'm very excited.
That is all.
Tutankhamun the curse cool pics [note: link removed; spammer - taz]
BK was here.
Graffiti by US soldiers in Iraq.
Alternative to Adobe Acrobat? →Read more...
I just tried a Reese's Whipps.
I thought it would be like a Reese's version of a 3 Musketeers. I was wrong.→Read more...
Happy Rollins Day! →Read more...
Menu-planning So I have an abundance of butternut squash to cook. I have plenty of yummy recipes, including a squash and coconut milk soup that's served cool, not hot. It's pretty much just squash, butter, coconut milk and a pinch of brown sugar. What on earth would you serve with it? I can think of anything beyond a small handful of nuts, but I'm sure that doesn't say "meal" to most folks.
Ugh, instant soup →Read more...
Dreamweaver Idiot Needs Slow, Patient Help, Please.
HALP! I cannot figure out how to transfer my remote site into a local site - in other words, I can only connect to this site via ftp; it doesn't exist on my computer. Please can you slowly gently walk me through this no doubt basic process?→Read more...
What in the bloody hell is Congress doing having steriod hearings? →Read more...
Sometimes it's the little things that make me happy. →Read more...
Going, Going, Pregnant
A German woman became pregnant after having anonymous sex with six different men who bid on the erotic encounter in an online auction. Now a Stuttgart court has ruled that she has a right to know the men's identities, despite the Web site's assurances that their personal data would be kept private.
Where should we go on vacation this year? →Read more...
It's SNOW DAY!! And I feels like dancin'! Radio Free JanetLand gets funky with her bad self, starting in just a couple minutes and going on for about and hour twenty.
Further signs of the apocalypse: so I installed a fresh batch of Windows updates and one of those patches was some sort of a trigger program required for installing Vista SP1. Which can only mean that SP1 is about to land, making Vista better and faster than XP and leading to people switching over from XP to Vista. This, of course, will be the end of the world as we know it.
Valentine messages 1 2 3 4
Some good vibrations for a friend in the hospital →Read more...
Really impatient to start the bunny loving!
Is it February 14th yet? Now? What about now?
Disneyland's House of the Future
(previously on MeFi
) is coming back!
Well, not the same house (sponsored by Monsanto and promoting Plastic!
) but an all new future (sponsored by Microsoft and HP and promoting whatever they're selling).
New Yorkers (TPS, jonmc, Pips) →Read more...
Photo Friday Update
I drew three more suggestions from my magic plastic baggie, so we're booked through March 7th. If you have suggestions, add them to the Wiki or list them here and I'll add them later.
Embracing My Inner Melonhead
I’ve had this song
stuck in my head for something like a month now, and it’s showing no signs of going away. Now I share the joy with you.→Read more...
Yeah, so I forget how great Rock and Roll is when I spend too much time listening to old-timey stuff. But I saw the New York Dolls tonight, and jesus, they're fabulous. Lonely Planet Boy was an invocation of Johnny Thunder, and Jet Boy was sublime. They also did a fabulous cover of Piece of my Heart, with David Jo. channeling Janis Joplin. There isn't a sexier man alive.
12 February 2008
I think I want to henna my hair. Advice? Suggestions? Horror stories?
I love Farmer's Markets.
Today, there was a middle-aged man playing incredible guitar and singing "Yesterday."→Read more...
Who can knit?
Make me this
weedwhackers .... weedeaters... wacka wacka wacka
Anyone have any advice? →Read more...
My husband has a Man Cold.
I don't feel so good myself. He has no bell to ring, but I do tell him, "poor little bunny."→Read more...
I have a 3.75-oz can of Doritos in front of me,
which I purchased at the Dollar Store for -- get this -- $1. (No tax! It's food!) It turns out that 1 oz. of Doritos contains 2% of the RDA of both iron and calcium. So...→Read more...
The ninja warrior of dogdom
The Plott hound is one of 4 breeds debuting at Westminster this week.
What are some books, in your opinion, should be turned into movies?
What are some books that you think you would go see in the theaters? I think some of Meg Cabot's book, like All American Girl would do good.→Read more...
Your Webcomic Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad
is back from hiatus (Yay!). Their first new target is the utterly despicable Chugworth Academy (Yay!) They've turned off commenting (Boo!).
Devil`s Town pictures story about Devil`s Town with some nice pics. [note: link removed; spammer - taz]
My B-movie daydream.
I love love LOVE the concept behind this book
, and it's a shame the book itself gets such a weak review. It sounds like it'd make a great movie, though...→Read more...
What makes a movie boring? I started writing a movie this morning on a book that I really liked. After looking at what I wrote, I think it might be very boring, although anyone who would have read the book, Elsewhere, would love the movie, it also doesnt contain many jokes or puns.
But my question is, what makes a movie boring?
I just had a wacky spammy phone call...
in which I didn't understand what the person what talking about, so I asked him in Greek, are you looking for my husband, Mr.Taz? And he said... something. That I didn't understand, so I told him in Greek, "I don't really speak Greek", and in English, "maybe you want my husband?" And he asked me to hold on. After which another guy came on and said in English, "you called us about Xproduct?" and I said, "No, I'm sure you have the wrong number," (and I'm really sure, because not only would we never, ever call about any product, my husband screams "Fuck you!
" into the phone when people call us like this). →Read more...
Incredible Sky Pics
. . .I saw one of this person's photos going by in the stream, and clicked on it. I was so entranced that I made him/her a contact, and he/she (probably a he) reciprocated.→Read more...
Any home networking experts in the house?
I'm usually not too bad at this, but I'm stuck here...→Read more...
Yogurt On The Brain. →Read more...
The Lone Ranger.
The payoff to this story is pretty hilarious, but I also just love the way Jay Thomas tells the tale.
I finally got a Dremel!
This is the thread where we show love for our power tools.
If you liked Children of Men, Sunshine and Primer...
you might also like what?→Read more...
11 February 2008
A lexicographer goes to AskMe... →Read more...
Westminster Dog Show! Who's watching it? (spoilers, I guess)
postcard from malta some interesting pics from malta [note: link removed; spammer - taz]
Boys Don't Cry
I dreamed I was at a library convention.→Read more...
New Crock Pot!
Now what do I do with it?→Read more...
Some photos from my trip so far
, if'n you're interested. Onward to Belize in a few days for more aimless wandering.
Uncle dying. →Read more...
or just a reason to link to that puppy picture.→Read more...
I might be an idiot →Read more...
And this year's award for best excuse for missing a meetup...
...goes to Marxchivist
Your weekend in six words.
Admiringly lifted from here
Question About the Hatred of Hillary Clinton
I thought I'd ask this here, since it seems like it could result in something ugly at Ask Me. →Read more...
Possible future Photo Friday idea?
The CD Cover Meme Pool. I love this - you get assigned a band name and an album title. For the third step I think it would be fun to use each other's images instead of the random flickr ones. What do you think?
Winter Blahs - Who's with me? →Read more...
Back to defending the indefensible. →Read more...
Artificial sweeteners may encourage weight gain. →Read more...
10 February 2008
- why a round-trip ticket commonly sells for less than one-way.
Good lord. Will someone please remove Katie Couric from 60 Minutes? →Read more...
Is anyone else watching the Grammys? →Read more...
Recommend me a good, user-friendly, cheap (or better yet free) FTP program? Cheers.
OMG Blood in Buffalo →Read more...
FireFox Help: Is there an add-on that when invoked, will show class and id boundries\lines in-line? I seem to remember one that revealed the pages CSS. but can't find it.
Late Weekend Update. Didja do it
? Whatever "it" was.
I'm thevivid dream queen,
but then I haven't been dreaming at all recently. Last night I finally did dream and all I recall is "the bottom went out on the euro, that's why everything is floating".. and everything
was floating all anti-gravity-like. →Read more...
What WepApp Would a Woodchuck Dev?
I am looking for ideas for a new website.→Read more...
Time to ask: Has Gmail become teh sux0r ? Today I can't even load Gmail except in basic HTML mode. I always have to refresh several times to see my account. Is it my fault? I'm finally chiming in with what many others here have been asking. DO YOU HEAR US, GOOFLE? WE WERE YOUR FIRST ORIGINAL GMAIL BETA USERS. Ghaaaah.
Hammy! OMG! NOM! NOM! NOM! With a !mon !mon !mon at the end.
Do British journalists change the slang in their articles on Americans?
I always wondered about this, but not enough to post to the green...do British journalists change the slang in their articles on Americans? →Read more...
Prehistoric Hip-Hop. →Read more...
My band has a show tonight. It will be shown live on the Interweb! →Read more...
You are soon about to witness an exclusive live performance, composed and performed just for you." →Read more...
09 February 2008
Hellbient Radio - playing the catchiest songs I know...now!
Post 98: So, whattaya up to tonight?
It's a pretty quiet Saturday night around here.→Read more...
At 6:15 this morning, there was a loud crash in the kitchen. →Read more...
Damn, damn, damn. →Read more...
Pasta stars or fusilli? So it's cold and rainy and blustery out, and I'm making a big pot of hearty minestrone. It has kidney beans, dried edamame, lentils, barley, carrots, onion, leek, green beans, tomato, zucchini, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, arugula, potato (not a lot), bacon, garlic, and a little red wine. I also want to throw in some pasta. I have tiny pasta stars and fusilli. Which would you use?
A sign of the times:
Wal-Mart had a weak January because shoppers used their Xmas gift cards to buy food instead of luxury items.
What happened to this kid?
image that you see in this youtube video has me perplexed, what is the backstory on that scary photo? →Read more...
"Bin laden asks terrorists to boycott a new line of clothes."
- that's all the email said, and I figured this is going to spread like mad so I wanted to show you the ad first. yes, it's a viral, I'd like to talk about the merits of using Bin Ladin in one. Crazy? Dumb?
Question for iPhone users
-- I thought I wanted an iPhone until I read this: →Read more...
08 February 2008
in an earlier thread about pink floyd,
i mentioned a bbc radio recording of a live performance from 1970 or 1971 (most likely 1971, despite what the id3 tag says), pre-meddle
I iz a Cyclommuter! →Read more...
Down at the Famous Weird-Ass Bookstore, →Read more...
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
On the day I was born, way too many years ago, this was the number one song in the U.S.A. Here's a few fun facts you may not know about the song:→Read more...
"Tetris is shelves, shelves Tetris,"
- that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. (via)
Pasta With Broccoli Rabe -
I've made this twice in the past two weeks, to rave reviews both times. It's orgasmic. I used rice noodles for my serving, otherwise I made it exactly like the recipe.
Weekend Update! Whatcha doing?
ask mecha: anyone good with the wordpress backend?
i have a technical question...→Read more...
but i think i'm most fond of the pinecone
and polar bears just because i am fond of polar bears
I see your cute and raise you. . .
This could be a duplicate, but it's cute, anyway.
Happy birthday, BoringPostcards and blackkar!
Mecha Fantasy Baseball: Anyone interested in playing →Read more...
How are you? No, I mean really. How are you?
Phases of Pink Floyd
This is a pretty cool review of a Pink Floyd box set, an overview of their career, and it includes links to a bunch of their music videos. →Read more...
Crossposting: Recommend your favorite women scifi writers and books, por favor
. Reposting here for those who don't belong to MeFi, or in case you want to discuss more.
07 February 2008
Can we please talk about The Wire?--SPOILERS! →Read more...
I need confirmation on/solace about how much this sucks. →Read more...
I went to my first restaurant opening tonight! →Read more...
dear mecha artists (pony request) could we please have an iPhone/iPod touch icon for mecha? It seems to be my number one mobile browse!
In this thread we recommend music
Trying to find some new tunes→Read more...
How was your doctor's appointment? Are you okay/feeling better?
Save the Manatee!
for mothers day. Seriously not a MeFi joke...yet
The worst place you ever fell asleep
Inspired by rainbaby's thread on sleeping in the car→Read more...
happened this weekend, at a shopping center I frequent, a few miles from my home. I've been in that store. Now Westboro Baptist Church wants to picket the victim's funerals
. →Read more...
What are your all-time-favorite Anonymous Ask Metafilter questions?
A double, surely?
Postal nonsense update: Frustration and nothing to be done.
Along with Xmas cards, yesterday, Feb 6th, I received a car insurance bill sent Dec 21st. At some point they canceled me for non-payment and I've been driving uninsured. →Read more...
I just slept in my car at lunch: A Do or A Don't?
"Poke fun of" and Britsh language anomalies →Read more...
CNN is reporting that Romney's about to "suspend" his campaign. Hopefully Huckabee will fight to stay in the game, instead of joining McCain on a nightmare ticket
grrr, this is a grumbling thread →Read more...
The Minnesota Starvation Study.
Fascinating article about a WWII-era study of the physical and mental effects of starvation, and how they're ignored in our diet culture today. Volunteers were conscientious objectors to the war who wanted to help researchers discover the best way to treat starvation in Europe -- it's certainly not part of the war effort I've ever seen publicized.
McCartney / Mills.
What do you guys think of this situation?
Snow job Yesterday when I got home I was touched and delighted to see that some unknown, thoughtful person had shovelled my front walk and porch steps for me. Of course it snowed all night and is all filled in again, so I must presently go out and shovel. Which bunnies are digging their way out of their bunny holes today?
Any New York bunnies going to Siouxsie tomorrow?
I tell ya, I get no respect.
I had to laugh when I saw his tombstone.
"World's Highest Standard of Living."
An amazing photo from 1937, by Margaret Bourke-White. More of her photos
, and some background
on that first image (scroll about 2/3 down the page)
Belly Button Lint!! I just absent-mindedly cleaned out my belly-button lint while brainstorming!! It was a weird feeling. Why? Why did I do that?
06 February 2008
My local post is screwed... I received three holiday cards today, two of which were from MeChites (thanks Big Music and youngergirl!), all mailed around the 17th. Of December. Today's the 6th of February. Can I sue the mail for belated cheer?
The Bees does The Bard
: Perchance ye rest a while as Miss Beatrix
does her impromtu interpretation of selections from Hamlet, as Hamlet, using her newly acquired accoutrements
. Skip the back stage action and start with a hush
How and how often do you communicate with your significant other?
You can put it on the board... YES!
CNN's magic TV map is bread (sliced).→Read more...
Another Ethical Sitch
So I am walking down Willamette St., which passes as the main drag. It's cold and drizzly. I am on my way to the gym. I notice a→Read more...
Another generation discovers sex.
Harvard students start a sexuality and gender magazine, and head to the NH primaries to interview candidates, campaigners, and citizens about sex and sex-related issues in politics.
Ask MeCha: Etiquette question: how to identify a mystery wedding present? →Read more...
Radio b - Why You Wanna Be Like That?
More or less two and a half hours or your life that you'll probably want back, starting at 11 AM Pacific (or just under an hour from when I post this).
Hello hello! I have not been to Metachat in a looooooooong time. I finally (well, 3 years ago) ponied up for a Mefi account (it was the first purchase on my credit card!) so I've been hanging round there instead.
How is everyone doing?
Parked in the close outside my flat
It belongs to the electrician who's working on the neighbour's security lights. What a great little truck!
Jaunums: Wordy Wednesday - What are your favorite words in other languages? →Read more...
Wednesday 3-point status update →Read more...
05 February 2008
Eat, Drink and.... well, Eat and Drink from the same container!
Anybunny been to this Korean fried chicken chain with 6 locations (so far) in the USofA?
Levitra has a new 'global ambassador.'
Also, research by Bayer has uncovered a whole new set of men!→Read more...
The Flu Suxx0rz It started just as I was leaving work yesterday... dizzy and dry heaves. Last night was rough. Feeling better now but still running a little fever. For what it's worth.
If you could re-live a day of your life again, which would it be and why?
maybe i should be voting republican?
just got a mass email from a friend of mine announcing her pregnancy,→Read more...
Smells like burning!
I microwaved a cookie for 30 seconds →Read more...
I've got the snots today!! →Read more...
Baboon dads have surprising influence on daughters' fitness.
The more time a baboon dad spends with his daughters, the more offspring those daughters tend to have. "The paternal assistance [the senior author's] research group documented in yellow baboons may also be at work in other types of monkeys, she added. 'I think our data make a strong case that should be looked at,' she said."
New Years Resolution Bunnies - Report! →Read more...
I HAZ VOTED
Happy Super Tuesday, everyone! Reports from the polls?→Read more...
I still have no idea who I'm voting for. And I need to vote in an hour. This feels weird. I hate not having things decided. What do you need to decide today?
Mardi Gras samba!
Here is some Fat Tuesday samba, courtesy of Rio de Janeiro’s Teresa Cristina e Grupo Semente
; Quantas Lagrimas
. →Read more...
04 February 2008
*pfffffft*WOW. Obama is the next prez fer sure.
Does anyone doubt all the other candidates are sunk, especially now that this video is out? I'm VERY cynical about ALL politicians, but even I nearly got teary-eyed watching it (which disturbs me.)
Halp! Anybody know Sketchup? →Read more...
OMG OMG OMG
I'm going to TAM 6
!! Any mefites other than asavage going?
I hate cell phone companies!→Read more...
The Hawaii chair!
Hula your way through the day, and take the work out of your workout
Damn, my work just blocked YouTube and Google Video.
*Shakes fist*→Read more...
Some of you were in IRC
when I talked about buying new silver boots. And there they are.
I just came up with a filthy product idea. →Read more...
Please help a befuddled old person with FaceBook. →Read more...
so, i emailed a concept proof to my boss, a low resolution file just so he could get the general idea of where i'm going with it, and he responded, "not readable clearly!!" i know what he meant, but i still find that answer amusing.
Anybody here hated Juno? Because I so did.
This makes me smile!
Scroll all the way to the bottom and look at Project #4. :D
Your Highschool →Read more...
Why I am worried about Britney.
I was never a fan, but still...→Read more...
Is it just me, or...
does the acronym for this Canadian Stock Index (GSPTSE)
just look... wrong?
I love my kitchen gadgets
My brand spanking new Kyocera Ceramic Knife
This thing is profoundly
sharp, but it's hard to get my mind around it. →Read more...
AskMeCha: Trailer Park Bunniez
Have you ever lived in a trailer park (or even just a mobile home)? Known anybody that did?→Read more...
03 February 2008
We Are The Champions!
18 and ONE, Motherfuckers!! It's pandemonium in NYC!
Super super. →Read more...
Playing a totally random set now. →Read more...
OMG! I found a job!
It's a really progressive organization. I'll have great benefits. And here's a link to the website of their local office. I'm so happy.
from Radio Free JanetLand. Starting at 3:00 EST (20:00 GMT I think) and going for about 91 minutes. Take a break from all the Super Bowl hype with a real mishmash of high culture stuff.
I've finally given in.
I'm just not cut out to code. I can do spatial things, 3D things, drawings & diagrams, and make connections of concepts all day long. But as many times as I've really tried, I just canNOT write code. *sigh*
A perfect Latvian weekend! And a big turtle statue!
Plus the national Eurovision semifinals and beachcombing for amber!→Read more...
No One Here but Us Chickens - Recipe Request
So Friday, the 4 cats, the dog and I share a chicken. Everything is fine except the kitten's table manners.→Read more...
I shall be here
for the game. GO GIANTS!
I'm Feeling Small Also...(send me a message in small font) →Read more...
Mecha radio test 2. Starting 2pm GMT; 9am EST; 6am PST.
I won't hog it any more today I promise.
Anyone have any weekend projects to share?
This weekend I am working on garden stuff. It's remarkably only 2ish months until our last frost, and I'm surprised at all the things I can plant now or in a week or so. I'm going to try to get some peas in today. Whee!
Meanwhile. I realized that I needed a way to get my seedlings started, and thanks to box
, I think this one
will do quite nicely.
Mecha radio test starting now ~11:30 GST. Some random tunes from my hard drive.
02 February 2008
I found a new band to like! →Read more...
I just put my significant other to bed, since he'd dozed off after our dinner (chicken tetrazzini that he made) and a couple of drinks. He was talking in his sleep and said the weirdest thing...→Read more...
No. YOU'RE ooshki snugglebuns.
Talk about your prize in the crackerjack box. →Read more...
California Indian Gaming Propositions: Does anyone have any reasonably good sources for getting good information about them? The whole issue seems like a complete mess, I don't trust any of the ads they're running, and I don't even know where to start.
Starting at 10pm EST, 7pm Pacific. Saturday night mix, nothing too slow. Rock and pop music.
Whoa, It Worked!
I just cooked lamb - for the first time ever - and my dog flipped out. →Read more...
What's the translation? Something to obliterate to begin...? Maybe it's really just a coupon for sports games, food, and cars & hats?!
"The owners boast that they've used the same grease since 1912, though you'll be (somewhat) pleased to learn the oil is strained nightly to remove solids (and augmented when needed)"
anyone got a good general ledger template for mac excel? I am mooing in alarm over here at the mess my boss's made of the damn books.
Do you drop in? As in, going over to friends' houses without calling or emailing prior? I did it all the time in college, but after college, nyewp.
"We appreciate that marketing chocolates is a matter of great commercial sensitivity and hope that we have not inadvertently hit a delicate spot by drawing attention to the fact that these sweets looked and felt like testes."
Ask MeCha: is there any way to post links to del.icio.us using an iPhone? →Read more...
Can we please stop referring to genitals as "junk"? →Read more...
OMG Mongolian kids!
Students in Ulaanbataar getting acquainted with their new XO laptops.→Read more...
Seattle meetup update,
in which elizard can't make the meetup she herself called. →Read more...
01 February 2008
Your Reviews for Bee Movie →Read more...
Friday Nite Is Dynomite
starting at 11:15 pm EST
*sigh* It's been a long day...→Read more...
Radio Melancholy DarkForest
Because I feel like it. For about an hour. Starting at 10PM Eastern Time.
Always the same difficulty...→Read more...
Time stops at Grand Central Station
Those Improv Everywhere guys are at it again.
This thing i did today
, it might be pretty good or it might be disgusting, i just don't know yet.→Read more...
goddamnit whining thread. Go! I'm sick in bed and my eyeballs ache! Now you!
small piece of glass stuck in my foot! How do I get it out? Shower first? Oh am I going to die? I have tweezers but I'm scared of infection...no insurance right now.
Catchy songs that are unsingable... This MIA song
is currently stuck in my head, and it's very frustrating because I can't sing it out loud (without sounding foolish).→Read more...
At some point last night, I woke up out of a dead sleep
and said to myself, "Tomorrow I've got to find a way to work the word ________ into a conversation."→Read more...
Do any of you have recommendations for good email services? I mean the kind you use to manage a mailing list.→Read more...
Something you've done recently that you're proud of? →Read more...
Adventures in branding.
We make a bed for little girls. Hey, let's call it 'Lolita'! High five!
Bunny! OMG! Flash video with sound.
Chris Rock on rap music
I love this bit. Happy Friday.
Sometimes toughing it out pays off
Alternate Title: SNOW DAYYYYY!→Read more...
What was the last thing you regret buying?
said Friday record oil prices boosted its fourth-quarter earnings to $11.66 billion, the highest ever operating profit by a U.S. company."
Photo Friday: Sanctuary A favorite place, a park, a cafe, wherever you go to relax/feel safe, suggested by seanyboy?
Is there any interest in a classical music show on MeCha Radio? I'm no Naxos web radio, but I've probably got enough stuff lying around the house to make a decent playlist, so if that sounds like something you'd like, please chime in.
I can't sleep. →Read more...
Three-point Friday update →Read more...
Goodbye to Vegas.
I have the last bag to pack, including various computer peripherals, so for those who know me, my online access will be spotty for a couple months. →Read more...
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