Friday, March 25, 2005
Jon Stewart is brilliant.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Day was BAD. I'm dog sitting for a PSYCHOTIC border collie whose life has one focus: the tennis ball. So my mind set of being around all this ball tension had me in a bad mood. Then...my car breaks down (CV joint apparently). The dog lives out in West County, so I have no transportation. Gus drives me back out there, and I find that the dog got into my pack and ate a beefy flavored rawhide all over the nice rug. The stains will not come out, and my attempts to get them out has totally changed the color of the rug. The rug is ruined. I decide to turn the rug around to hide the stains, and in doing so I knock over a table with a very nice bowl on top. The bowl breaks into 9 pieces. I call the people I'm dogsitting for in Italy to see if I can borrow their car, and the dog gets out and runs away. I decide at this point to sit in the bathtub with the lights out and no electrical devices within 10 feet. Hopefully the curse will be lifted by midnight.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Tonight while eating mexican Gus and I overhead a very loud statement from a slightly inebriated older fellow, "All the guys she's dated have had ingrown hairs". Fascinating! Where are these ingrown hairs? And how can it be that a table full of people aren't falling out of their chairs laughing hysterically? Reminds me of Lewis Black's bit about "If it wasn't for my horse I wouldn't have spent that year in college" and then his head explodes. I can't think about it too much otherwise I drift off into imagination tangents that go nowhere.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
UW men's basketballis looking mighty fine rolling into march madness. If they make it to the final four I just might have to pay a visit to downtown St. Louie to find some scalped tickets and represent my alma mater.
Monday, March 07, 2005
Just got back from picking the dogs up from kennelwood, and immediately upon driving away I noticed a strange odor. It was a very familiar odor...one that can be ascribed to dirty hippies....aka patchouli. It was unmistakable. So we got back to the house after stopping off for some doggie shampoo and the unthinkable happened. The dogs actually came to me when it was time for their bath. They were lined up. Normally they are hell on wheels to catch at bathtime...it's like they knew they smelled like hippies and they couldn't stand it. I don't even want to think about reasons for this odor, instead I'll just pretend they had an incense burning neighbor in the kennel next door.
Saturday, March 05, 2005
After completing a 22.6 mile run last Wednesday I was driving home when NPR had an interview playing about how the Persian Gulf was receiving a ton of tourism, and there aren't enough beaches to go around. Well, some company decided to manufacture islands to create more room, and each of these islands is to be in the shape of some part of the world. I believe he stated there would be well over 300 islands total once they were done, with at least 100m of water between each island. The first "display" island has been completed and it's shaped like......dum,dum,dum....Kentucky! ha ha, I love it. Wonder who decided that! I've been search for more information on this, but can't find anything! I hope my run didn't leave me delusional, because I really don't think I'm creative enough to come up with this on my own. The beginning price for your own personal slice of middle east heaven is $6 million with a range up to $30 million. Bahrain here I come.
Update: Thanks to anony for the link
Update: Thanks to anony for the link
Spring break vacationing is sadly coming to a close...had a wonderful time in the windy city thanks to the hospitality of Byron and Courtney :) Gus and I got to see Hot Hot Heat play at the Bottom Lounge and I hung out like a 15 year old groupie after the show to talk to the lead singer and my old high school locker mate Steve Bays. Talk about awkward! Should've known to admire the rockstar from afar. The next day we hit up BodyWorlds which was sweeeet. The anatomy was all stuff I got in dissection class, but what I found worthwhile was all the diseased tissue samples they had displayed next to normal tissue. Fascinating to see! Not much else to mention except getting lost on the L, visiting a packed Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue, and hitting up a three story beast of an IKEA. MMMM.....swedish meatballs.