- Isn't Wallace & Gromit claymation rather than animation, and therefore deserving of its own award? Maybe the Gumby Oscar?
- Who the hell went to see The New World? And why are they pretending it's non-fiction?
- Am I the only person in Memphis who has yet to see Walk the Line? And does that make me a bad person? Or just a disloyal citizen?
Tuesday, February 28
Monday, February 27
Four jobs I’ve had: store buyer; event coordinator; obit writer; bookstore manager/barista
Four places I’ve lived: Only have 3: Midtown Memphis, Knoxville, TN, and Ames, Iowa.
UPDATE--per Shae: Four fiction books I can't live without: Too close to call; I love fiction. Esp. Haruki Murakami, Nick Hornby, Jane Austen & John Irving. I could go on & on, though....
Four TV shows I love to watch: Gray’s Anatomy, General Hospital, How Do I Look? and Charmed. (Well, that was embarrassing!) Four places I’ve been on vacation: Last four in reverse chronological order: Harrisonburg, VA; Las Vegas, NV; Washington D.C; and Cancun.
Four websites I visit daily: Times Online; The Onion; New York Times; myspace (yes, that is lame) Four of my favorite foods: hot wings... Big Ed's pizza... Bosco's seared tuna salad... and a dirty vodka martini (it has olives, right?) Four places I’d rather be: on the beach in Southern Cali; travelling; the Wilco show next month; at an art museum Four albums I can’t live without: As of this moment (I hate to commit to this one) they are: Harlan T. Bobo's Too Much Love; Wilco's Being There; Imogen Heap's Speak for Yourself; and The Best of Velvet Underground.
Sunday, February 26
Saturday, February 25
Friday, February 24
- Coffee is better when it's cold. Not that that stops me from drinking it in summer---I drink it just about every morning anyway. It's like a religion for me.
- Hot showers. I take pretty cold ones the rest of the year, but I love a hot shower in winter. Again, I shower year round (though somehow it's less of a spiritual experience than the coffee drinking).
- Snow/snow days. There's a lot of drama surrounding the snow day, and no other season can beat that feeling during the first fluffy, serene snowfall of the winter.
- Looking forward to spring. It's often better than the actual season to anticipate it. (Spring in the Mid-South is a very wet season.)
- The night sky. It's much clearer on average, so you see more stars.
- Corduroys. Comfier than jeans or dress pants, and they make a statement. I missed them in the 90's.
- Not shaving every day. Legs, I mean; I still shave elsewhere on a daily basis, but if there's no yoga class or date that day, the legs are strictly optional. This also goes with #4.
- Quieter neighbors. Mine only refrain from blasting their crappy car stereos, letting their kids run amok in the street, and mowing for a few precious months every year, and I love it.
- Hiatus on the zoo smells. Also the Siamang monkey love noises I can hear from my backyard in July & August.
- Appreciating the warm days you do get. Like today.
Thursday, February 23
Tuesday, February 21
Friday, February 17
Wednesday, February 15
Tuesday, February 14
Friday, February 10
Thursday, February 9
Tuesday, February 7
Monday, February 6
Sunday, February 5
Saturday, February 4
Thursday, February 2
If you had purchased $1,000 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000. With WorldCom, you would have less than $5 left. But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you would have $214. Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401 Keg Plan.Okay, the punchline is a little silly, and I think it must be outdated (the "one year ago" reference is like a carbon system) but I feel it has far-reaching implications for the Health Savings/Spending Plans being proposed. Plus, I like beer. Even in cans.