January 29, 2003
I think it might be time for a repost of Mike's hilarious "P. Diddy/man princess" story. From November 12, 2002:
I don't typically report too much celebrity news here or rant about the rich - I'd rather spend my time talking about silly politicians and religious nutjobs. However, the stories of one celeb really amuse me: Sean Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Combs.
Exhibit A: The invite to his "ostentatious" 29th birthday party (as provided by The Smoking Gun). The provided "Party Policy" lists rules about scuffed shoes, haircuts, pedicures, body hair and clothing. This isn't to meet the queen; this is a birthday party where you might, if you're lucky, see Sean Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Combs.
Exhibit B: A recent Yahoo!/Reuters article highlighting his thoughts on the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, J-Lo's engagement, and his after-show party:
Conclusion: Sean Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Combs is a man-princess.
The stock market is down today. The reason? You guessed it. "War fears." (At least according to AP. (Today CNN says"war worries".)
How could the market have been up yesterday when there were "war fears"?
How did the market decline for a year before September 11 when there were no "war fears"?
January 28, 2003
Yesterday, CNN reported the stock market down due to "war jtters." Today the market was up. Have the "war jitters" gone away?
January 23, 2003
This post is from a very popular member of a large flight simulator group who is about to die of cancer. He's saying goodbye because he knows the end is near. I remember once finding a site containing last words of people about to be executed which was very interesting.
Anil's on to something here...nod in agreement at his sly, tongue in cheek humor than laugh in disbelief at the folks who don't get it.
January 22, 2003
Bush said he would prefer to peacefully rid Iraq of its deadliest arms, but is willing to go to war to do so, if necessary.
What do you think about this statement? Do you believe that Bush really would prefer not to go to war?
January 21, 2003
This page of free pornography rules, for several reasons.
January 20, 2003
The bad news:
According to the history channel, Iraq employs men as "women dishonor-ers." They are paid to rape women -- usually wives/children/mothers of men the government is trying to get information out of.
The good news:
You can help stop this problem. Contribute to your local anti-SUV organization.
January 19, 2003
January 16, 2003
I've arrived in beautiful Santa Cruz, home of my college and some of my college friends. I got into town around 3, wandered around town and campus, then got a hotel (with internet access! Priase the gods!) and had dinner with Colleen at Little Shanghai, still one of the best Chinese restaurants I've ever eaten at. I'll be here through Saturday morning. It's weird to be back; as I've told friends, my time in Santa Cruz, though I remember it all, seemed like a dream as soon as I got back to Southern California. Now I'm hanging out here in a hotel, in a town I haven't been back to in 2 years, with lots of little changes to the city and university and very few familiar faces. It's worth it, however, for the friends, the food, and the view (I'll post pictures as soon as I get home). Weird, but good to be back.
While watching "The Man Show" on my Tivo, I saw someone that looked like Mike's brother Matt in the audience. I paused the show -- but couldn't verify whether or not it was Matt. I wrote down the phrase in his shirt (something like "Yes, I'll have another beer") with the intention of asking Mike if this was Matt. Turns out I didn't have to ask Mike -- Matt was later called to the stage (by name) to spin the "Wheel of Destiny." He was rewarded with a spanking by a "juggy".
Here I am in beautiful Sacramento, California, staying with Gary and Emily for the day before heading to Santa Cruz. The drive was fairly uneventful, though 6 hours on the road, alone, for the first time is weird. The only person I actually spoke to was the blonde at the Del Taco counter, and that was a pretty simple conversation. There was also a swarm of birds that I orginally thought was a cloud. And getting minorly lost in Sacramento.
I head to Santa Cruz after lunch for a couple days, then down toward home via Santa Barbara. After 1 day, I'm enjoying my Adventure! in northern California.
January 15, 2003
I leave on my Adventure! to Northern California today. My travels will find me in Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara, most notibly. If you're on the way or near any of these fine cities, drop me a line and I'll come say hello to you.
Like many geeks (and non-geeks) I know, I'm a big Harry Potter fan. I didn't know much about the series at first, picked up the first installment, and was hooked. More than 3 years after Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire was released, the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix is finally set to be released on June 21, 2003. The main highlights is that the new book is 38 chapters and 255,000 words, more than one-third longer than the fourth book. That's crazy-long. And you know what? I'll read it pretty much straight through, and so will millions of other people.
January 13, 2003
Another day, another radio win. Yesterday, KLOS was looking for caller number nine to answer a question about "this day in history" involving a bunch of rock acts. I guessed (correctly) that they'd all been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on that date in 1995. I only got one busy signal before the ring for being caller nine. This is my second cell phone call win (I was on the 55 South in Tustin), and my first from KLOS in a while. The prize, you may ask?
Tickets to see Scorpions, Whitesnake and Dokken! Hair metal rules!
January 10, 2003
I've decided to go on a road trip sometime this month. I'm not working, I have a little cash, I have a nice new car, and I haven't been north of the Los Angeles basin in almost 2 years.
Currently, I'm planning on stopping in/visiting people in at least Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. I don't have any time restrictions, so the schedule can be changed/added to depending on who I want to see, and who wants to see me. It should be a good time.
January 09, 2003
Blah. 2 years ago, I bought two (or three?) computers - one was for my parents for Christmas, and one was for Adam (he paid for it, I did the purchasing). 2 weeks ago, Adam's computer died - at first we thought it was the power supply, now we're pretty sure it's the motherboard. Fine, computer parts fail. This morning, however, my parent's computer (which is the one I use) decided IT was going to die also, in the same way - you can turn the power on, and most everything gets power. But there's no display, and the hard drives don't appear to spin. Exactly the same problem as Adam's computer.
Now, I need to decide what to do. I can pull all my important documents off the HD from the bad machine, and move them to my new laptop, which is also my fastest computer. That way, I can have it docked and use it like a normal machine. But that leaves me with all sorts of pieces of other computers that still work - should I scrap them? Sell? Build a house server (I think I have 150 gigs or so of usable hard drive laying around)? Ah, my not so important problems...
January 08, 2003
Today is the 68th birthday of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll.
Today is the 123rd deathday of Joshua Norton I, Emperor of the United States.
Long live the king.
January 06, 2003
It's windy as fuck outside right now...house shaking windy. Yeah, I'm a Californian, but I find it tough to sleep when my house is shaking, whatever the cause. Wind is also loud.
Call me a psychic, but I predict Wil will talk about the wind at his home in the next 2 days.
January 05, 2003
Happy new year - I haven't been posting much, and not for any good reason anymore...I've just been doing other things. A congratulations to Ryan and Deedee, who announced at our New Year's party that they're going to have a baby. It's the first baby in our circle of friends. I firmly believe this is the start of a trend =) Others news/thoughts/links:
January 01, 2003
This is just...cool. I can't think of words to describe it well.