Tuesday, November 28, 2006

three places i've lived 
chincoteague, va
ocean city, md
norfolk, va


Monday, November 27, 2006

stuff from fark 
a collection of the most famous photographs. when you click on one, you can see more.

UK scientists invent male 'pill' that can be taken hours before sex. 'The tablet would prevent a man from being able to impregnate a woman, but within a few hours his fertility would return to normal.' but i'm not sure i would trust a man who says he has taken the pill.

New owner of used car discovers 22 pounds of marijuana under back seat. i know someone who found pot in her used car. but it wasn't this much.

a huge cell phone for $1200! look at these pages from the 1988 Radio Shack catalog. wow.

when did kelly clarkson become 'adult stuff?' 
nothing else shocked me about this article. though the reality is scary.

10 Is the New 15 As Kids Grow Up Faster

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving 

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

i have been swamped with schoolwork 
grading papers and the like. this leads me to gripe up here. i know i don't follow all grammar rules here, but you have to take into account the reason you are writing. for work or school, you write correctly. bottom line.

i am shocked at how many college students, especially seniors, do not understand basic rules about grammar and punctuation.

no matter how many times i tell them [and i do tell them!], students refuse to put the punctuation mark inside the quotation marks. example: sentence." or question?"

it is NOT: words".


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

i won't say which one i picked 

the Ipsos quick poll for today asks 'how many times a day do you wash your hands?'


but i have gotten better!

btw- those 689 people at 0 gross me out.

a few things for today 
this pic certainly wins the “Not My Job” Award.

this 'bling water' is about the dumbest thing ever. it's $20 a bottle!

in case you missed it: most Americans favor comprehensive sex ed (not abstinence-only), according to a new study of 1,110 adults.

the OJ book is cancelled. all that work and no profit.

pretty funny video 
Nobody's Watching: Ten Years of Friends in 90 Seconds

Saturday, November 18, 2006

happy early turkey day 
How Thankful Are You?: You Are 80% Thankful

You are a very thankful person - for both the big and little things in life.
Your optimism is powerful. Getting through hard times is fairly easy for you.


at least i owe less than that 

my car is worth about $4,000.

they say $5,000 to sell. that would never happen.
but hey, driving so little gets me an extra $750.

Friday, November 17, 2006

you have to see this 
click the link. you gotta see it. just click it.

it's because i'm an only child 
Are You a Perfectionist?: You Are 71% Perfectionist

You are a true perfectionist. You are both demanding of yourself and others.
While it's great to have goals and standards, they don't need to be sky high!


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

prescription drugs 
being as i don't take any medications and therefore do not have to buy them, i was surprised to see how expensive walgreens is! and i guess i am equally surprised that farm fresh is as affordable as shown in this chart:

Price comparisons on 16 generic drugs

best albums EVER 
when it coming to rating anything, we all have different opinions. here's Time Magazine's list of The All-TIME 100 Albums for your consideration.

what, no doors? boston? CCR? they didn't include dark side of the moon? hell, i miss tupac from this list. what else was left out?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

i don't think i like this policy 
but it is what it is:

Eagles-Colts moved to Sunday night: "The Philadelphia Eagles' game at Indianapolis on Nov. 26 has been rescheduled from 1 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. under the NFL's new flexible scheduling policy.
The game will be televised on NBC, the third such game under the new television contract, which keeps those times open for the most attractive Sunday game. "

Saturday, November 11, 2006

accent quiz: i don't fit in 
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Friday, November 10, 2006

learning japanese with gmail 
i often email documents to myself for the purposes of secure transportation. i also use the abbreviation HO to stand for 'handout.' in gmail, the ads that pop up with this are amusing. go ahead, send yourself something with 'ho' in the the title. it's fun.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

christmas is coming 
yeah, i'm getting ready.

don't forget we have a wish list!

note to the familiy - i'm not buying anything on this list, so if you want to grab some gifts or ideas from there, have at it.

this is post number 1050 
in this page alone. with over 11,400 visitors. not too bad for little ole me. not that i've said anything important.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

just think, tomorrow means no more political ads 
i just got home from work/voting/library to learn about last minute antics by republicans in virginia. are you kidding me? are they too scared to run on merit?

story: FBI investigating reports of misleading calls to Va. voters

They include telephone messages like this one:
“This message is for Timothy Daly. This is the Virginia Elections Commission. We've determined you are registered in New York to vote. Therefore, you will not be allowed to cast your vote on Tuesday. If you do show up, you will be charged criminally."

update: this post is funny. and unfortunately, maybe true:

Place Your Bets...on the ratio of tomorrow's news coverage devoted to the election results and aftermath vs. the coverage of Britney Spears dumping Kevin Federline which, obviously, CHANGES LIFE ON EARTH AS WE KNOW IT.

[How I Met Your Mother] what a great show. here's another reason to love it: Swarley.com.

Monday, November 06, 2006

free association #34 
Theft :: shoplifting
Storage :: container
Pick :: up and go
Los Angeles :: CA
The one :: and only
Accent :: Aussie
Rivalry :: fight, fight, fight
Process :: by which it started
Streets :: roads and avenues
Museum :: of hoaxes*

* find out the truth. about snowball, perhaps.


of course he did 
Bush Applauds Hussein Verdict.

just in time for elections.

oh, and go vote tomorrow.

there were some good plays yesterday.

okay, so chicago needs to run over the giants next week. and phillie needs to kill the skins. that'll be nice.

Friday, November 03, 2006

funny friday 
"How did you manage to hit that car?" asked the cop.
"It's my husband's fault. He fell asleep in the back seat."

Bob: "My son was born to be a politician."
Al: "How's that?"
Bob: "When he was born, the doctor spanked him and he said, 'no comment.'"

"The human brain is a truly wonderful organ that starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up top speak in public."

"It's becoming more and more difficult to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed." *

* I realize this one is not really funny. But I like it.
All quotes taken from some random pamphlet [not accredited].

Thursday, November 02, 2006

since it's political this week 
try this quote on:A generation ago, the Court simply declared unconstitutional the death penalty in America until states were willing and able to generate consistent standards for determining when a capital sentence was justifiied or not. It's not about to happen in the next few days, or months, or perhaps even years. But at the rate things are going, and with the mess in Texas being just a prominent tip of an iceberg that floats through states like Oklahoma and Florida as well, it is virtually a certainty that one day soon the Supreme Court will shut down the whole process again until things get fixed. And if and when that happens, death penalty proponents in Texas and elsewhere, the ones who allow men and women to be executed without getting decent legal help, will have no one to blame but themselves."


it's called no. 1 here 
The Ultimate Diversion: "This election, Colorado voters will be asked to legally ban what is already legally banned: gay marriage. Amendment 43 is:
The ultimate diversion. It is a deliberate tactic to divert voter attention away from urgent issues:
The War in Iraq
Gas Prices
The National Debt
Government Accountability
A waste of time. Colorado state law is already clear. Marriage is only between one man and one woman.
same goes for ballot issue number one here in VA. i didn't say quite exactly this to my students today, but we did discuss the issue.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

i agree with the comment here 
this is a scary ruling:

MD Court: Women can't say no after sex has started

i asked this very question to my class yesterday. students agreed it was unlawful.

another animal down 
Zebra dies at Virginia Zoo after getting its rabies shot

"Zoo officials did not announce the animal's death, citing instructions from Mayor Paul Fraim several months ago to stop issuing news releases about animal deaths."

you made it down here?

what? you want a reward?