Tuesday, November 18, 2003


"I just want to be able to give away more than Dick Cheney got in tax relief. That's what I want."

-Paul Newman on the growth of his company, Newman's Own, which gives away all of it profits to charity. (from an article in the SNYT)

Monday, November 17, 2003


i just can't seem to wake up today. what's the deal?

okay, i know i'm generalizing here...

why do men become unable to do almost anything when they get sick?

Thursday, November 13, 2003

olivia newton john and dog travolta

you thought the dance routines in grease were complicated...try doing this with your dog. it's gotta take a lot of treats to get it perfect.

yes, as a matter of fact i am trying to be like the cool kids...

so far, i've seen this linked three times on various blogs, so guess i'll do it too...

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

having fun as a barista

more humor from mcsweeneys: Things I Told Customers While Working at a Starbucks, in a Mall, in the Baltimore Suburbs

O Lord, We Really Prefer Not to Know

from various sources, mcsweeneys
rejected titles for hymns.

i sooooooo miss this...

if only dungeness crab were available out here...it's one of just a few things i still miss about living in the bay area. of course, you can order them to be shipped on dry ice, for about twenty five dollars per crab. i miss 'em, but not that much.

Monday, November 10, 2003

leaf vacuuming ballet

all day, there have been up to 4 guys on ride along leaf picker uppers gathering leaves from the courtyard outside my window. the way the follow each other around kind of looks like a strange sort of synchronized dance performance with large machinery.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

crapper of a commute

glad i don't commute by train in NYC (PS: it was all for naught-he didn't get his cell phone back)

videos to watch and enjoy

i think i'm totally behind the times here, but the guy who brought you how to dance properly has a whole slew of other stuff on his home page. i just watched annie's clips-which are totally hilarious if you like cats.

Monday, November 03, 2003

time waster

according to this new york metro article, the latest time waster/stalking exercise is looking up old boyfriends, girlfriends, crushes, one night stands, whatever on the wedding channel. i just tried a few and was somewhat surprised to find how many people i know are remarrying...