Saturday, January 30, 2010
here's a pretty cool time lapse video taken in va beach. maybe it was just because of traffic at this intersection, but we tons more snow here in norfolk.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
[thanks for the link HW.]
Monday, January 25, 2010
"Reality continues to ruin my life." -- Bill Watterson
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
update 01-21-10: it's the next day and i am still looking at these things. some people may know that i have a recent obsession with owls (as part of the animals i have a particular affection for - cats and giraffes) and i have been searching for just one perfect owl thing (object, painting, etc.) to have. her owls are adorable.
Monday, January 18, 2010
the answer is typecasting. the article explains that some occupations, such as nursing, are "gender typed.” Further, “professors and a number of other fields are politically typed. Journalism, art, fashion, social work and therapy are dominated by liberals; while law enforcement, farming, dentistry, medicine and the military attract more conservatives."
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In a move that could see Washington inmates voting from prison, a federal appeals court has thrown out the state's restrictions on felon voting due to civil rights concerns.oh my. this will lead to an uproar, i'm sure.
Under the Washington law at issue, citizens convicted of a felony lose the right to vote until they are released from custody and off of Department of Corrections supervision. The 2-1 ruling by a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel puts those restrictions in doubt, the majority reviewing the voting rights lawsuit found that the state restrictions unfairly penalize minorities.
Attorneys for six Washington state prisoners, Circuit Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima wrote, "have demonstrated that police practices, searches, arrests, detention practices, and plea bargaining practices lead to a greater burden on minorities that cannot be explained in race-neutral ways."
Labels: crime and social justice
i wonder what the students will be like at 3:00. will they be tired from classes all day? or awake because they were able to sleep in all day?
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
but here's the interesting part. as i was reading about ben foster and that he had a brother named jon foster - just as i was clicking on his name to see who he was - jenna elfman's voice came from the tv, stating that her co-star was named jon foster on her show.
how about that? never even heard of these people.
Monday, January 04, 2010
as with comes this time of year, there are 'best of the year/decade' lists everywhere. accordingly, tvsquad as a slew of posts of the best of the 00s. since i love tv sitcoms, i eagerly checked out two of their lists. for best comedic actor, they note, "If you want to be a great comedic actor, you can never let on that you know you're being funny. Your character never knows what the joke is." i love that description. and for them, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) wins. the category also includes Matthew Perry, William Shatner (cheers for Boston Legal), Stephen Colbert, and Larry David.
similarly, for best comedic actresses, they list Julia Louis-Dreyfus as first but also include Portia di Rossi, Jane Kaczmarek, Megan Mullally, and Tina Fey.
in other news, i'm excited that fringe returns on thursday, a week earlier than i thought. and i learned something new about the actors while perusing the fox website for info. i knew that anna torv was australian (which explains why her voice/accent bothers me), but i didn't know john noble was as well.
Labels: tv and movies
happy new year.
you made it down here?
what? you want a reward?