Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Percent of People Who are Two or More Races - Hawaii tops the list with Mississippi at the bottom.
High school diploma or higher, by percentage - Minnesota tops with Texas at the bottom.
Monday, May 29, 2006
does that mean their opinions have changed?
Sunday, May 28, 2006
[for instance, any incoming email with the word 'override' in it would get an automatic reply of 'no.']
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell. (um, maybe?)
4. Cutting your bangs to make them grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
1. OTHER WOMEN [via email.]
Saturday, May 27, 2006
If you scored...
1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.
1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!
1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!
Friday, May 26, 2006
[quiz] Your Subconscious Self - What's Really on Your Mind?: Jessica, your subconscious mind is most preoccupied with issues around your friendships.
On a conscious level, you might already be aware that something is troubling you, or eating up a lot of time when it comes to your friendships. But it's also possible that thoughts and feelings about your relationships have been preoccupying your subconscious mind — leaving you with nothing more than a general sense that things just don't feel 100% right in your life though you can't quite figure out why.
You may feel dissatisfied with your current circle of friends or conflicted about one of your closer friendships. Perhaps you long for more fulfilling connections, or wish that you found your friendships less draining, or more balanced. Or maybe you're so frustrated with your situation that you avoid the topic all together.
Whichever feelings hold true, your test results indicate that right now, your subconscious mind is working overtime to resolve the issues confronting you in this area of your life — even if you don't feel aware of it.
However, you can learn easy ways to tap into your subconscious mind and discover the source of the issues that are preoccupying you.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
a misdemeanor! i can't find the story to link here, but this seems wrong. people are incarcerated for far less serious crimes than using a dangerous, addictive, and agression-invoking drug in the presence of 4 year olds.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Imprisonment rose by 1.6 percent on the pervious year, and jail populations rose by 4.7 percent, for a total of just over 2.1 million people behind bars ... Women make up 12.7 percent of jail inmates. Nearly 6 in 10 offenders in local jails are racial or ethnic minorities ... nearly 4.7 percent of black males were in prison or jail, compared to 1.9 percent of Hispanic males, and 0.7 percent of white males. Among males in their late 20s, nearly 12 percent of black males, compared to 3.9 percent of Hispanic males and 1.7 percent of white males, were incarcerated.in case you are wondering, the US incarcerates more people than any other nation, and LA an GA lead the nation.
also, reported by talkleft, 1 in every 136 US residents are incarcerated.
Labels: crime and social justice
Monday, May 22, 2006
At 11:15 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 400 block of Nicholson St. on a reported shooting. They found a man who had been shot, and he was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, a suspect was located on Virginia Beach Boulevard, and was taken into custody. Officers recovered two handguns from that suspect. Charges are pending against that suspect, in regard to the initial shooting.
Officers on the scene were told about a second gunshot victim inside a home in the 400 block of Nicholson St. The initial officers at that scene reported a “large crowd” in the courtyard there, and requested back-up.
Five uniformed officers responded. One of the officers saw a man in the crowd, later identified as Seneca Darden [the killed officer], in a white T-shift and blue jeans, holding a handgun. An officer commanded him to drop the gun. The officer fired at Darden, who was hit “multiple times.”
Sunday, May 21, 2006
you can view it here from crooks and liars.
oh, and what happened to nelly furtado? when did she become so ... slutty?
Labels: tv and movies
i've heard that it is not good for your body to miss periods because it 'cleanses' your system. personally, i would consider once every 84 days enough.
this news is awesome. now, which, if any, of these will be covered by insurance?
Charcoal :: black
Platitude :: obvious
Graduation :: day
Hungry :: like a wolf
Somewhere :: out there
Nurse :: aid
Freak :: of nature
Unbelievable :: believe it
Walk :: this way
Labels: free association
Saturday, May 20, 2006
[quiz] What Color Blue Are You?: You are Ocean Blue
You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.
You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
i should preface with the information that, anticipating we would need to write down directions, etc. throughout the trip, brian purchased one of those very small pocket notebooks in the airport. it actually had the powerpuff girls on it.
okay, when visiting europe, everyone tells you to look out for pickpockets. and i found that in paris, it's true. they are everywhere. not to worry, brian and i were prepared and did not keep our money in obvious places, like the back pocket. brian actually kept the notebook in his back pocket, for quick access to the notes we jotted down.
while walking through the montmartre area, a parisian gentlemen stumbled and bumped into brian on the crowded street. he then tapped brian on the shoulder and handed my friend the powerpuff girls notebook. the guy had purposefully ran into him and picked his pocket, only to find a pink notebook! it was great. the thief didn't need that so he just gave it back.
i watched the 'law and order' finale last night. i had no idea that they were going to kill the ADA off.
i am excited about tonight's 'will and grace' finale. i will miss that show.
tonight is also the finale of ER. i think something better happen tonight, or i will have to give the show up next season. there's no umph anymore.
FYI, here's a neat 2006 fall schedule grid. i'm glad to see 'how i met your mother' will return.
Labels: tv and movies
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
geena davis has launched see jane, an organization that addresses the lack of female characters in television, movies and other media, particularly for young children.
it is believed that dolphins create a signature whistle for themselves ... a name.
check out j-walk for interesting things i might miss this weekend [glad i caught this circular kitchen!] ... and visit mr. helpful, too, since i will be thinking of him as i land on the west coast.
and lastly, the complete love story is up here.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
If an assailant had shot Tammy Skinner in the stomach on the day she was to give birth, killing her baby, he could have been prosecuted.unbelievable. this is virginia after all.
Because she shot herself earlier this year, however, General District Court Judge James A. Moore decided Monday that she can’t be tried for producing a miscarriage or abortion, and he dismissed the felony charge.
Skinner’s attorney argued at a preliminary hearing that the charge is meant to be used against a third party and that the same offense with similar wording has been tested in courts in both Florida and Georgia and failed. It simply does not govern an expectant mother doing something to herself.
i love the world processor site. this is one of many pics.
they display politics and trends around the globe, but with some great images.
you can view all 300 here. globes include: TV Ownership, Chinese Geography, 15 Years of War and Border Conflicts, and The Biggest Cities.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Labels: three things
Sunday, May 07, 2006
i will be listing the posts with errors in time so that the story flows naturally, rather than backwards. forgive me. it just makes sense.
that would be cool. how many would you buy at one time?
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
but guess what? washington [ours, as in DC] stepped in. now the mexican president has announced he won't back the bill. can you believe it?
oh wait, yes, i can.
Labels: crime and social justice
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
did you know an eagle's nest weighs between 700-800 pounds?
Labels: adorable photo of the day
Monday, May 01, 2006
Labels: crime and social justice
you made it down here?
what? you want a reward?