Monday, July 31, 2006

may i direct your attention 

to this week's forecast. it seems this is the record-breaking temperature week for the summer.

with the humidity, the heat index will be at least 110.

damn this state 

Saturday, July 29, 2006

a treat for music fans 
from Stylus, the top 100 music videos [with videos].

#33 is interesting. and #1 is awesome. i had never seen or heard them previously.

cutest kitten ever 
watch it here.

screenshot: people magazine 

celebrity news: Lance Bass is gay [it was only a matter of time], Pam & Kid get married [she calls him Bob, how normal], Mel Gibson is arrested [i'm sure no jail time here], and Lindsay Lohan Blasted for 'Heavy Partying'[more stuff no one cares about].

Monday, July 24, 2006

in case you need to know 
here's how to make homemade slime.


three unseen tv characters 

* oh, and a bonus: stan

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

if you ever want to know 
Top 100 Least-Educated Cities (pop. 5000+)

most in CA [and TX].

a nice combination 
Are You More Cat or Dog?: You Are: 40% Dog, 60% Cat

You and cats have a lot in common.
You're both smart and in charge - with a good amount of attitude.
However, you do have a very playful side that occasionally comes out!


lock and load 
i've been watching boston legal all week. i believe i have said this before, but this is the best show on television. it's brilliant.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

sometimes you win, sometimes you lose 
get this. yesterday, i brought home a bookcase from the shelter [purchased with a donation to the organization]. i left it outside for a few and someone stole it. a bookcase! it's not an easy item to slide in your pocket when no one is looking.

then, when i was scoping around for aforementioned piece of furniture, things got a teensy bit better. between an order i had placed and one that was sent by surprise, i got presents via the mailman. nice.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

two years 
i'm re-reading the davinci code. interestingly, i remembered that reading the book the first time was the subject of my first blog/journal post.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

sixth-best US city 
can you believe it? it's our own virginia beach.
Money magazine has named Virginia Beach the sixth -best 'big city' in the country ... In ranking the nation's largest cities, the magazine looked at weather, education, crime, air quality, purchasing power and such things as the number of restaurants, golf courses, museums and movie theaters. Described in the magazine's August issue as 'an up-and-coming military town,' Virginia Beach scored best in the safety category, which looked at violent crime, and education, based on student test scores, said Tara Kalwarski, the magazine's special projects editor.
54.65% of pilot readers did not agree with the rankings in their web poll. i wonder if they thought it should have a higher or lower ranking.

Monday, July 17, 2006

a few things 
  • did you realize that Jack the Ripper was identified? his name was Aaron Kosminski, according to the detective who investigated the crimes. the story here.

  • the hot fat girl manifesto is interesting. an excerpt:
    Because men like John Goodman and Bernie Mac get to have careers on television but sitcom-moms-of-three still have size-two waists ... Because the doctor who said that there were 30,000 "obesity-related" deaths each year received over $2 million in research funding from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers ... Because I am tired of being ignored, invisible, de-sexualized and told that I have such a pretty face.
  • advertising on eggs?? CBS will have ads etched on 35 million eggs. like, that you eat for breakfast.
    Some of the ovum-centric bon mots will include "CBS Mondays: Shelling Out Laughs", "CSI: Crack the Case on CBS."
  • have you tried BK Stackers? you know, the one with four slices of cheese and 8 pieces of bacon. the quadruple burger with fries and a drink is 1590 calories, 86 g of fat, and 2490 mg of sodium.

    rest assured. you can get a triple for only 74 grams of fat.

  • and for my friend who likes her, here's pics of pamela anderson falling out of a boat.

  • Sunday, July 16, 2006

    you think so? 
    [quiz] Are You A Control Freak?: You Are 40% Control Freak

    You have achieved the perfect balance of control and letting go.
    You tend to roll with whatever life brings, but you never get complacent.


    the top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs

    yeah, we're still alive.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    on six tv channels 
    there were four reality-competition shows.

    i am not amused.


    Tuesday, July 11, 2006

    the witch of pungo no longer a witch 
    gov. kaine pardoned grace sherwood, who had been convicted of witchcraft, 300 years ago.
    With 300 years of hindsight, we all certainly can agree that trial by water is an injustice," Oberndorf read from the governor's faxed letter. "We also can celebrate the fact that a woman's equality is constitutionally protected today, and women have the freedom to pursue their hopes and dreams ... I am pleased to officially restore the good name of Grace Sherwood.

    Monday, July 10, 2006

    free association #32 
    Face it :: and deal
    Healthy :: food
    Cartoon :: character
    Device :: nuclear
    Raider :: tomb
    Closer :: to me
    Admission :: of guilt
    Culture :: ideas*
    Stakes :: high
    Heartbroken :: :-(

    * okay, so ideas wasn't exactly the first thing to pop in my head. it was the second. 'culture of poverty' was first. but i don't want to look like a nerd.


    just when i was looking for something 
    to share with you all, i came across this:

    songs that make the movie.

    awesome. it's worth it for the tom waits song and the memories of 'say anything.'

    Friday, July 07, 2006

    i thought about 
    updating the movie list, but i can't think of any good movies i've seen recently.

    attn: soap fans 
    soap operas, that is. i'm not a fan, but i grew up watching the CBS soaps [thanks, mom]. benjamin hendrickson of 'as the world turns' [hal munson] committed suicide last week. wow.

    i know my memory is bad 
    four quizzes from tickle:

    Jessica, you remembered 59% of the information in the Memory Test.

    Jessica, your strongest sense is Humor: Always good for a laugh — that's most likely how friends describe you. With your quick wit, you can easily bring a welcome smile to someone's face or lighten a situation with some much-needed comic relief. You've got an ability to laugh at yourself and help others not take things too seriously.

    Your instincts tell you that nothing does a body good quite like a hearty laugh. That's why having fun is your number one priority when it comes to parties, vacations, and even the daily grind. Injecting a little humor into each day keeps you and everyone around you smiling. Nice job!

    Jessica, you keep secrets about your Social Life : Hello, social butterfly. You're a mover and a shaker who loves to be in the limelight. From the hottest parties to the coolest restaurant openings, you enjoy being out and about at all the A-list places. But that doesn't mean you want to wind up in all the gossip rags. Why have everyone talking about your weekend?

    After all, if everyone knew where to go, the hot spots wouldn't be hot anymore. That's why you like to keep your whereabouts on the down low. Why go and ruin your fun, freewheeling image by telling people that you have a boring day job and live in your parent's basement? Your secret is safe with us, hot stuff!

    Jessica, you're less sinful than the average person.

    Thursday, July 06, 2006

    another joke via email 
    Q: How many women with PMS does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    A: One. ONE!! And do you know WHY it only takes ONE? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb. They don't even know the bulb is BURNED OUT. They would sit in this house in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT. And once they figured it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS. But if they did, by some miracle, actually find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!? AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE CRUMPLED WRAPPER THE STUPID @*!#$% LIGHT BULBS CAME IN! WHY?! BECAUSE NO ONE? IN THIS HOUSE EVER CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!? IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE 12 FEET DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE. THE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS...

    I'm sorry...what?

    x-files actor news 
    david duchovny to star in a movie with halle berry. gillian anderson says no the second x-files movie.

    update: this source says GA is still in. it's been so long anyway [due to legal battles] i'm already not holding my breath.

    Wednesday, July 05, 2006

    this really did make my day 
    you have to see this: Funniest Whose Line sketch ever

    Tuesday, July 04, 2006

    happy fourth of july 
    celebrate our nation's 230th birthday today.

    completely unrelated, but look at these kitties.

    advice for my daughter 
    Brush your teeth every day. - Respect yourself. - Respect others. - Listen to your mother. - Always keep learning new things. - Pay attention when you are driving. - Listen. - Do the right thing. - Don't cut yourself. - Don't kill anyone. - Question everything. - Forgive and forget. - Be nice. - Be funny. - Vote. - Smile as often as you can. - Go to college. - Think positively. - Don't run with scissors. - Don't be homophobic. - Remember Mommy loves you. - Don't be racist. - Don't be sexist. - Try to get a full night's sleep every night. - Be honest. - Keep your promises. - Remember that the Bible, however noble, was written by a man. - Listen to music every day. - Have a pet, you'll live longer. - Believe in yourself.

    Monday, July 03, 2006

    has anyone played 
    a game called 'smarty party'? i've never even heard of it before.

    it looks like lots of fun.

    three jobs i've had 
    donut dipper
    survey interviewer


    ripe old age of 176 
    remember this turtle, the oldest living creature? sad news, it died.

    you made it down here?

    what? you want a reward?