Thursday, September 23, 2004

Keep your fingers crossed!

Good to see from the old electoral college meter over there that Kerry seems to be gaining. Not that I'm a big Kerry fan, but Bush lost me a long time ago.

Gearing up for a party for Nathan this weekend. It sucks to have a party to host and no money to do it with. Hope everyone likes the taste of air!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

A conversation I don't want to have.

Went to visit the 'rents this weekend. Whilst there, my mother asked "Are you planning on voting this year?" To which I replied, honestly, that I hadn't decided yet. It's out in the open now--I no longer like GWB. She reacted a lot more calmly than I anticipated. I figured, given her increasingly ultra-conservative standpoint, that she might tell me I was sinning somehow by not voting for Bush (and I'm not joking about that). Fortunately, she seemed to accept it on its own merit. Though I could tell she was definitely NOT happy. What surprised me even more, though, was the fact that my dad actually agreed with me on a few things. Even when I was talking about how I disagreed with some of my sister's parenting choices.

Now I know the fact that I despise children should disqualify me from even having an opinion on the matter. But they are my nephews, and probably the closest I'll come for a loooong time to having kids of my own. So I do disagree with some of what she does, but I respect her decisions because, after all, she IS their mother. And all in all, they're really great kids with really loving and attentive parents. I don't mean to imply otherwise.

All that to say, all my studious efforts to avoid any subject even remotely related to politics around my parents were swept, quite cleanly, aside. And the results weren't nearly as bad as I anticipated.

Anyway, enough of that. I'm bored out of my skull at work. Which in and of itself isn't that bad, since I'm writing this from work. But since I'm broke all the time too, it's leading me to have somewhat of a laissez faire attitude about my responsibilities around here. Oh well, I guess it gives me more time to ramble on this thing.

Oh, Hurricane Ivan? Hurry the frig up and do something. I'm so tired of hearing about it.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

'Cause Anime is teh suck!

"Tuesday, September 07, 2004

I am currently sitting here smelling insence. o-o Tis goo.d xD School was fats today. o-O My homework was quite easy also. A good day! Marf..."

This is from a lovely little blog called Teh Blog of the Radish. It's written by a 13 year old kid, who uses the word "marf" repeatedly and lists mushrooms as one of his likes. It's genius; you should check it out.

Shameful Shilling

I decided to let a few random strangers in on this nonsense. I figure I'll try that for a while, and if it works out then I'll slowly inform my friends of the site. It can't hurt to get some random, unbiased feedback on my writing before those who know me best start reading my insanity.

So here's my shameless shill section. I hope to bring in a little traffic through the help of such sites as Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex, and Popdex. You can see that Technorati and Popdex have added a couple of small new features to the page. I'll be sharing some of my favorite sites, blogs and otherwise, thanks to the help of Blogrolling (over there to the side--->). And finally, my blog address will show up on other random blogs, just like the one you see toward the top of the sidebar, thanks to Blogsnob. Try out today's random link; who knows what genius you might find. Oh, that hurricane image in my header? Hosted for free thanks to ImageShack. The other two pics (Rick James and me giving birth) were posted using Picasa and Hello, subsidiaries of Google, who owns Blogspot.

Good lord, I feel like a cheap shill whore. I need to get back to some of my core values, like...uh...indie rock! Liberal guilt! Detached irony! There, now I feel a little better.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Genius...pure genius.