Friday, March 07, 2003

Check out the posters New Line Cinema released for The Two Towers to promote it for Oscar nominations. Is it just me or is there a lot of Eowyn on there? Anyway, I think this is my favorite one. You can also check them out at New Line's website.

So. Being sick is still not an enjoyable experience. Just thought I'd keep everyone up to date on what it's like, as long as I'm here. There seems to be some hope on the financial aid front for school, which I'm grateful for. Either that or I'll be stuffing a whole mess of envelopes for a long time for Greg.

For all of you thinking of buying a new car, here are the latest vehicle safety ratings.

So there are people out there who stick their faces on scanners and send in the images. (But nothing like what Macauley Culkin looks like now). I'm pretty sure Clay immediately did this when he got his scanner. I think he has impulse control problems. Clay, where you at, dog. Let's go get wings sometime.

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Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Man arrested for wearing PEACE tshirt
Yet another slam-dunk overturn. Yet another example that many police officers are half-wits. But nothing like this woman who wants to crucify herself.

a Strong Bad fansite. Apparently there are easter eggs buried in the cartoons. Yet another way to kill time at the office.

Walmart seems to be a little confused about the Hobbit.Which isn't nearly as weird as the Vampire Church (although I'm glad to hear they are against child abuse) or as scary as the pic of Doogie Howser further down the page.

Oooo. Darth Vader soundboard.

I'm nursing one hellacious head cold, and my mom is rubbing in my face about how I should have gotten a flu shot. Oh well.

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

80s Cartoon Lyrics
It's been sort of a retro day. I was dowloading old Guns'N'Roses tunes, back when they still could stagger on stage and put a set together. "Baby when you need some time... all alone...."

One of my favorite directors, Cameron Crowe, has his own website, called "the Uncool."

Anyone who's known for a decent amount of time knows that I often talk about people, ideas, and things that need to be done away immediately, and I've finally found somebody who expresses it in the same over-angry, blowhardy, impotent way I do. There's a lot of swearing, but I can't stop laughing.

Ten Stupid Things Managers Do To Screw Up Performance Appraisal
I've run into all 10 things. Dang. And I was laid-off. Dang.

AOL looks to instant messenger for revenue
Seeing how AOL well has been doing lately, you can probably kiss this goodbye in the near future.

Happy Ash Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Munch on this
The St. Petersburg Times nicely summarizes the eBay Cheetos phenomenon.

The Calvin and Hobbes Resurrection
A pretentious name for a nice C&H site. Why didn't I find this before? Here's the official C&H site.

I hate days when I come in and the office is really stinking cold. Mostly because no matter what, it results in me going home sick and stuffy. Dangit. Won't spring hurry up and get here.

U.S. to protest North Korea's 'higher-level provocation'
You idiots. Stop it.

Monday, March 03, 2003

New Strong Bad email for this week. I should submit a question one of these weeks.
Girl baffles teacher with SMS essay
All that instant messenging has sent literacy standards down, apparently. An example of the girl's essay: "My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc." The irony being that this was a Scottish school. warns false job postings could lead to identity theft
I got an email from about this. Totally sucks. I'm thinking of having my dad take his resume off of there. And mine, while I'm at it.

Weekend was good, with my buddy Roy driving in from Minnesota (where work sent him) to visit and hang out. Lots of comments about how do I live in the perpetual cold (he's from California). The little gathering I planned for Sunday worked out great: mopping floors, cleaning tables, folding old clothes and feeling good about ourselves for doing something unselfish, except for Laura getting hit in the eye and having her contact break. Shoot. She'll be ok, except for wearing a pirate-like eyepatch for awhile. Yaaarrr.

I found out that I got into Northwestern's Master's program for Education as a non-matriculant, which is just their way of sticking it to me for not having an academic reference (I'm 5 years out of school, sue me). Which is good news. Shouldn't I be happier about this? I shouldn't let the money thing get me down too much, because that's dumb, not like I'm not going to be able to pay it off anyway. I'll probably end up going there , unless those jerks gave me NO financial aid at all. Shouldn't I be happier about this? I think it's the non-matriculant thing thats bothering me. I have a hard time getting excited about personal things.

Alias was aight. The re-insertion of Irina Derevko into the plot was sorta predictable (you know, cuz she's sooooo bad). I was watching with my mom and all she kept saying was "Don't ever trust girls, see what happens?" She gets way too into watching TV. Does anybody else think that the power of hypnosis is way too potent on this show?

Rented Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels over the weekend. Guy Ritchie might have no taste in women, but he knows how to make slick, funny, and unintelligible comedy/caper movies. Although he pretty much made an almost identical flick 3 years later (Snatch). But both are entertaining, if you're into that.

The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring News for PC at GameSpot
Due for release in 2004, sounds like a Warcraft 3 ripoff. Boo.

It's all sports from here on out. Just a heads-up.
Had my first fantasy baseball draft Saturday afternoon. Here's my roster, by round (I picked 3rd out of 12):
1. Unit, SP
2. Manny Ramirez, OF
3. Chavez, 3b
4. Bagwell, 1b
5. Posada, C
6. Klesko, OF/1b
7. Foulke, RP
at this point my computer freaks out and screws me over. I don't recover until round 10.
8. Renteria, SS
9. Rollins, SS
10. Clement, SP
11. Pineiro, SP
12. Jorge, RP
13. Williamson, RP
14. Dye, OF (the curse of David Johanson, part 1)
15. Kim, RP/SP
16. Ramirez, 3b
17. Alou, OF (the curse of David Johanson, part 2)
18. Roberts, OF
19. Lilly, SP
20. Oliver Perez, SP
21. Rivas, 2b

I already made a trade with some idiot, sending SS Rollins + RP Kim for SS Furcal + RP Gagne. The plan is to flip RP Gagne for a good base-stealing 2b like Luis Castillo or the best SP I can get. But I'm happy with how it is for now.