Wednesday, May 31, 2006

(disturbing) Article: A pedophile political party??

Umm...I'll let you read this one for yourself and make your own judgement...

Article: Woman struck by lightening while praying

A story straight out of Daphne, Alabama....

Define irony....
"Irony is standing in your kitchen praying for the safe arrival of family during a storm and being struck by lightening!"

Now, is the greater irony the fact that she was praying when she was struck or that she was praying for safe passage of her family? Either way, it's kinda odd. :)

Article: When will YOUR baby be born?

Man...I just can't MAKE this stuff up!! Apparently, folks who are expecting their children to be born on the 6th of June are planning on inducing labor earlier than that to avoid "giving birth to the devil". I say again...I cannot MAKE stuff up that is this good!! :)

Article: Death at a Florida McDonalds

Now tell me which you think is dumber...

1. Guy gets out of his car in a McDonald's drive-through line and attacks the driver of the vehicle in front of him. That driver ends up killing his assailant (sp?) in self-defense.

2. The death is ruled a "justifyable homocide". The mother of the attacker is now suing McDonald's because "they should have known something like this was going to happen and should have been able to prevent it".

This is's a Darwin award and a frivolous lawsuit all rolled into one!

Article: Mariah Carey's legs

Mariah Carey now has one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) of insurance on her legs. Go figure.

It's hard to believe that this woman's legs are worth more than the combined net worth of my family for the last 10 generations. Does that sound right?!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Entry: My weekend

Good morning ladies and gents! Yet another weekend has come and gone. How was mine, you ask? (Well...actually, you didn't ask, but I'll tell you anyway.)

Friday evening, I ended up watching some flicks and chowing down at a friend's house in W. Ashley. Good times were had by all.

Saturday, did some house-hunting. I liked one of the houses that I saw. The other was alright, but it was right up against a really "iffy-looking" trailer park. And, when I saw "right up against" I mean that if you look out of the window in the master bedroom, you're looking into the backyard of one of the residents of that park.

That evening, I ended up seeing 'Poseidon'. I thought it was definately worth watching. I give it 7 out of 10 stars. Of course, if you're looking for a storyline or a plot, this probably isn't going to be the flick for you. It' simply a mindless action/adventure flick that really doesn't have much to offer in the way of depth. There was one particular scene that had me pulling my hair out due to the suspense. I kept saying to myself...."Man...THAT would be a cr**py way to die!!".

I ended up checking out the house that I REALLY liked on Sunday. It was pretty sweet. Of course, at that point, I had resigned to avoid the higher-end houses that I can afford and focus instead on some other real estate that I could use to build some equity and still put more away for retirement. As far as what I did that evening, I really have no recollection. I hate it when that happens. It's what I like to call pre-mid-life Alzheimers (sp?).

I hit the beach Monday morning. It was actually pretty fun (especially considering that I'm not much of a beach person). I again learned such vital lessons as A) there are patches of mud that will suck you in up to the knee, and B) this sand here may not bother you, but the sand over THERE will burn the flesh off of the bottom of your feet! The whole mud thing had me thinking of a 'Mythbusters' episode that I saw once. After that, went home and took a 3-hour nap. Got up, and then went to see 'X-Men'.

I give 'X-men' 8 out of 10 stars although it really was my least favorite of the three. There were just too many significant events that happened in that movie that I didn't care for. By the end of the movie, so much had changed (people, circumstances, etc) that it just seemed to shatter my naive impression of the whole fictional X-men universe.

Blah. After that, went home, did some e-mail and stuff, hit the sack, and woke up this morning.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Picture: Crazy woman drivers! :)

Thanks to Audra for sending me this!

Entry: How lucky I am

So, I was downtown and the group that I was with decided to do a little social exercise. We each had a pen and paper and we had to each write down 10 different wishes. These wishes were to be taken home and stored in a private place for a month and then 10 new ones would be written. Of course, I was more than willing to indulge in the writing of the wishes but pretty much stopped short of taking them home and stuffing under my matress (between my latest copies of Wired and Playboy).

So, I was sitting there trying to think of my wishes. I could hear the theme to Jeopardy playing through my head over and over. I was almost waiting for Alex Trebek (sp?) to say "Jason...your answer, please...". I found that I was actually having trouble coming up with something to wish for. I'm not one for "selfish" wishing to begin with, but I was genuinely having trouble. Although this was surprising, it wasn't as surprising as looking around and watching everyone else as they put pen to paper and quickly found 20-30 different things to wish for. I jokingly mentioned that I was having difficulty and the person leading the exercise says..."Have you put down that you wish for more money and more love?". I told her that I considered those to be somewhat petty and that I was fine where I was. "But EVERYONE wants more money" she says in retort. It's times like that that I realize how lucky I really am.

I really do think that half of the equation is having the ability to work toward what you want and the other half is the ability to enjoy what you have. I.E...the ability to purchase a Ferarri and attract a blonde bombshell and the ability to enjoy the fact that you have them! ;) (kidding)

What is up with all these crazy let's-talk-philosophy posts that I've been doing lately?! Where's all the interesting stuff????

Entry: How far for freedom of speech?

The premise of this post really doesn't have much to do with the freedom of speech. I just thought that it would make a good title. :) I just figured that I'd use this forum to voice a few thoughts swirling around in my head (as usual).

I was reading this article over at CNN about the recent events in the last few months concerning a very loud and obnoxious group of protestors who like to show up at military funerals and make a scene. Just a writing is going to be avoiding the rhetoric that is put out by both sides of this issue. (Yes...I really do think that the propoganda machine is used by all parties involved.)

For those unfamiliar with what's going on, some group from Kansas (that I REALLY don't like but still feel the need to be impartial in my posts) has decided that God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality by killing off our troops during their service in foreign conflicts. If you click on the above link, you can see a wonderful illustration that goes with the story. They wave signs that say things like "It's too late to pray", "God is your enemy", and "Thank God for IEDs" (IED = 'road-side bomb' in this context).

How in the heck do dead soldiers equate to God's wrath on homosexuals (which he didn't seem to care about in the book of Genesis, which I'm currently reading)?? And secondly, it seems to me that the whole "respecting the dead" thing should be a tad inherent in all of us. Perhaps I'm mistaken (although I'd be surprised if I was). This is where I try to avoid the rhetoric of using the word "hero" and other such labels. It seems to me that labels are attached to everything that is undertaken by the current administration and the press. I admire the fallen warriors by virtue of their duty. They volunteered for a lifestyle and were brave enough to stand up and do it in the face of highly-potential death. I doubt that I would ever have the tenacity to do it. THAT TANGENT ASIDE THOUGH....regardless of whether these people are fallen soldiers/marines, warriors, heroes, proprietors of freedom, or whatever else you choose to call them, the fact of the matter is that they are DEAD and the family, under no circumstances, should be deprived of their right to see that person off into the great beyond. You only get one chance for that kind of good-bye.

D'oh! I've lost my train of thought on this. Time to end it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Movie: Over the Hedge

This movie was pretty good. I enjoyed it. 7 out of 10 stars. It had some super-funny moments. Unfortunately, there were also some parts that seemed to drag on (which is why I only gave it 7 stars). On another note, I also have to say that the music was absolutely AWFUL. I'm referring to the Ben Folds songs...not the background score from Hans Zimmer (who happens to be one of my favorite artists). The scenes with the Mach 6 cola were hilarious...particularly the last one. That scene had me laughing so hard I literally couldn't breathe.

Check it out. It's a good flick!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Entry: A new theory on religion

THE USUAL DISCLAIMER: I'm not here to offend anyone. The following is simply random discussion. If you feel like commenting, please do. If you feel like ranting like a religious zealot about what you are about to read and how I'm going to burn for my sins, then please don't even bother.

I was having a discussion at work yesterday regarding different ways of interpreting various teachings of various faiths and how it all seems to be in the eye of the beholder. Adding our discussion of the recent release of 'The Davinci Code' put an interesting spin on the state of faith (at least, for me). :)

It is now my opinion that people don't have as much faith in their deity(s) as they may think. (AGAIN....if you feel like going off on a rant, please feel free to go elsewhere). I think that people have faith in their church...not their god(s). Think about it. many different ways to worship a single god. That's why I think that there's all this hubub surrounding 'The Davinci Code'.

ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: I am, in no way, saying that there was any truth to 'The Davinci Code'. I simply use it as a good real-world example.

Let's say that I went out and made a movie....let's call it "God's Deception"....and the movie depicted the Christian god as an evil deity who has fooled everyone and Lucifer was simply one of the angels who didn't agree with God's evil treatment of mankind and was expelled for it. I then went on to say that God and Lucifer play poker twice a week for the souls of men and how women were evil pawns who were sent to earth to spy on men and to torment them. My question to you...would there be an picketing or protesting of my film? Doubtful.....VERY doubtful. Why? Because it's completely incredible and it's much more likely to be laughed at than protested.

Ok. So, a month later, 'Davinci Code' is released and all of the religious folks come out of the woodwork to throw their $0.02 in about the evils of the movie and how all the people who go to see it will know perditions flames.

What's the difference between these two movies? Why would mine be scoffed and the other would be hotly debated to the point where endless articles, books, websites, and TV documentaries would be made to cry foul? I'll tell you.

Mine is hardly credible. It screams of BS! It sounds like something that would come to me in a dream. Therefore...nobody feels threatened! Nobody's faiths are challenged! But then, along comes Mr. Dan Brown with his book and all Hades breaks loose. Simple explanation....his story SOUNDS credible. The story is supported by facts (and many pseudo-facts) that coroborate (sp?) the premise of the story.

This is where I get to make my point. What if Dan Brown were actually right? What if his fiction was actually truth? What would happen? I'll tell you what would happen....NOTHING. I really do believe that people are more interested in maintaining what their shephards preach in church and at mosque (and so on) than they are about actually hearing new supporting facts that may reveal new truths about their deity(s). People are threatended by things that they hear that don't mesh with what they learn at worship.

So, I say again...I really do think that a person's faith lies in their church (or mosque or synagogue or whatever) and that they would almost expect that institution to worship god for them by proxy. I think that that faith is misplaced in a lot of instances and that people are VERY closed to the posibility that things may be different.

Anyway...I'm getting off on a tangent. Faith in church or God? Good question. :)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Entry: Another divine conception?

I was watching an episode of 'MythBusters' this past weekend in which they put an urban legend to the test regarding a woman who became pregnant after being shot. I have no idea why, but I felt like posting about this one.

(By the way...if you're wondering why I put up the picture of that girl on the right and not of Adam nor Jamie, it's because I think she's hot.)

Apparently, during the civil war, a union soldier took a musket ball to the shin which, conveniently, richochet (sp?) off, struck and pierced his "unmentionables", then found its way to and lodged itself in some random woman's abdomen. She then later finds that she is pregnant.

Where do people come up with things like that?!?!

Movie: Davinci Code

I give this one a 7 out of 10 stars. It's definately one of those times when the book is better than the movie. Plus, I do have to admit that I wasn't all that enthralled with the book either. For me, the best Dan Brown book was the first one read (regardless of which one it is). After that, the reader realizes that they're all the same. So, having said that, I'd have to say that 'Angels and Demons' was my favorite (since I read that one first).

Tom Hanks did a pretty good job playing the role of Robert Langdon. There was just something missing with the character that I can't seem to put my finger on. I also didn't care much for Ian Mckellan (sp?). I'm hoping that I'll like him a lot more in the upcoming 'X-Men' movie.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Picture: What's wrong with this picture?

This is just funny.
(Thanks to Tracy for sending this)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Website: Real Estate for Dummies

I was browsing around and found that this Prudential website has the contents of the 'Real Estate for Dummies' book. Kinda nifty! :)

Entry: My weekend

My weekend wasn't too terribly eventful. It was yet another in a series of relaxing (i.e. "lazy") weekends.

Friday was the first bluff game in a while. For those who don't know, bluff is a card game. It was inspired by (but only similar to) Bu**sh*t (another card game). I've never been much of a gambler, so poker isn't exactly what I would consider fun. This one is fun because you can lie, cheat, and steal to win the game. In fact, you're kind of expected to.

Saturday, did some cleaning up around the ol' Miller apartment. Watched a few Mythbuster episodes. I don't know what I'm going to do once I've seen all of the episodes. I'll have nothing to do after that. :) Met up with a couple of friends Saturday night and went to see 'The Sentinel' (see review below). It was a pretty good movie. Ended up going to Kaminiski's afterward for some dinner and some tollhouse pie (eat your heart out Audra!). Unfortunately, we ended up going a night where neither the TBonz nor Kaminiski's staff gave a darn about their jobs. Oh well. :)

Sunday was a sleep-in day. Didn't wake up until ~10:30. It's so sad that I'm so old that that is actually considered sleeping in late. Bah. Called some folks and wished everyone a happy mother's day. I still think I have the world's greatest mother. Met up with another friend to go see 'Silent Hill' again. That movie didn't even disappoint me the second time around. Pyramid Head is my new hero! Yeah...I know...that's kinda morbid. But who cares! :)

Movie: The Sentinel

I give this movie 7.5 out of 10 stars. It was pretty good. I was really ambivalent about seeing it (in all honesty, I kinda wanted to see 'Poseidon' instead). However, per my friend's request, we saw this instead. I was pleasantly surprised. I honestly couldn't say what was so entertaining about this movie. It just wasn't a waste of money.

I might not plan to go see this movie, but I definately wouldn't argue if someone else wanted to see it.

Is that vague enough for you?! :)

P.S. It's also nice to see that Kim Bassinger is still alive.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Entry: Much ado about a book

I can't quite wrap my head around all of the contraversy surrounding this movie. The folks over at Opus Dei are all in a tizzy about Ron Howard's refusal to insert a disclaimer at the intro to the upcoming 'Davinci Code' movie. They are wanting the disclaimer to say that "any similarity with reality is purely coincidental".

There have also been many publications that are aimed at debunking the content of Dan Brown's work. One such example is '20 Big Lies in the Davinci Code' (Charisma Magazine).

I'm very intrigued on why there is such a huge backlash against a story which is admittedly a WORK OF FICTION.

According to
fic·tion Audio pronunciation of "fiction" P Pronunciation Key (fkshn)
    1. An imaginative creation or a pretense that does not represent actuality but has been invented.
    2. The act of inventing such a creation or pretense.
  1. A lie.
    1. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.
    2. The category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels and short stories.
  2. Law. Something untrue that is intentionally represented as true by the narrator.

Seriously...all these people screaming that this fictional story isn't acurate. No bloody kidding. Such another great waste of time, money, news, and patience. These, unfortunately, are signs of the times.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Article: Electromagnetic smog

Here's an interesting article that I think everyone should read. Its regarding the current and possible future effects of the huge amount of various EMF radiation that we're bombarded with everyday from things like power lines, mobile phone towers, radio towers, radar, etc. They call it "electonic smog".

The UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) calls the electronic smog "one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences" and stresses that it "takes seriously" concerns about the health effects. It adds that "everyone in the world" is exposed to it and that "levels will continue to increase as technology advances".

(Now for my conspiracy therorist rant)

I've actually talked about this in the past. Whenever I bring up my concerns, I usually get bombarded with things like "It's been there for decades", "Where's your evidence", etc, etc. It's nice to see an article on it. The problem is that we're living in a society where EVERYTHING is being beamed through the ether and they just keep adding more. How many trillions of bits of modulated data are flying through our bodies every second? Today's society is so hyped about making everything easy, simple, and airborn, that they forget that there have never been any long-term studies to show what the effects will be over time. Odd how we seem to have more cancer, depression, and than we ever have. We really ARE the prozac generation! I'm not saying that that EMF is the cause, but I'm saying that I'd be willing to be that EMF DOES have some long-term side effects.

Anyway, just my $0.02.

Picture: Too funny

This guy tied three balloons to his truck and then went down I-10 at 90MPH. Too cool.

Pictures: Why it's better to be in management

Have a nice day! :)

Entry: Chinese proverb

So, I was reading my horoscope today and I ran across a Chinese proverb at the bottom...

"Donkey's lips do not fit onto a horse's mouth."

I found that just odd enough to share with the rest of the folks out there. :)

Oh, and for any who might horoscope was as follows...

"A negative aspect between your ruling planet and Jupiter could have you being a little melodramatic today. The influence of Saturn is urging you climb out of the rut that you feel you’re stuck in, as is Jupiter! Be a bit more daring in your thinking and your mood will soon lift!""

(Yeah...whatever THAT means)

Entry: Knight Rider movie in the making

Hot on the heals of the 'Baywatch' movie comes news of a soon-to-be-in-production 'Knight Rider' movie as well. What in the bloody heck are these people thinking???

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Entry: My Weekend

I was just watching an episode of 'Ghost Hunters'. I have mixed feelings about the show. I still, however, find it pretty entertaining. But then again, that's probably because I'm easily amused. ;)

This particular episode had the TAPS team checking out the former home of Lizzie Borden. For all those who don't know, she was the prime suspect in the brutal murder of her parents. Some of you may have heard the ol' nursery rhyme...

Lizzie Borden took an axe,
and gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
she gave her father 41.

Anyhoo...she was later aquitted of all charges. But, enough of that distraction.

I ended up going out with Marwa and her posse Friday night to celebrate her graduation. We went to a Japanese steakhouse. The food was plentiful and good and, as is the norm for such places, the service was very LOUD. Why some dude needs to take a spatula (sp?) and bang it around a grill like that is beyond me.

Saturday rolled around and I caught a matinee showing of 'An American Haunting' (which has been reviewed below). It was a total waste of time. Don't even bother. I also checked out three different apartment complexes in Mt. Pleasant (since my lease is soon to be up). That night, her highness (my friend Julie) decided that it would be really nice if she had a nice dinner delivered to her door for her. Of course, I obliged. (I'm such a tool).

Sunday was pretty eventful. I actually (brace yourself here) attended a Unitarian service downtown. (I can just see my mother cringing as she reads that). You can read about the church here. I was curious to see how a mass was conducted for a clergy that really had no single belief system and yet welcomed all. The gentleman who presided over the event (analogous to a "priest" in a Christian church) looked a lot like that guy from the Hercules series.

I spent a lot of the time looking at the interior decor of the church (is "church" even the right word to use???). The stained glass window behind the podium had an interesting combination of images. It had a picture of Moses with the 10 commandments, a picture of the Arc of the Covenant, a picture of a Jewish Menorah (sp?), and another figure of a guy who looked Moorish (the prophet Muhammed??). Above those images were four other people. The right-most three all had a scroll and feather (pen). One of them was a female. The left-most gentleman seemed to be holding a book. I honestly have no idea what the representation is supposed to be here. I also noticed that they had a few Alpha-Omega signs in various spots.

The sermon (again, correct word??) was pretty neutral in its messages. It was all pretty much about tolerance, peach, and co-existance with others. The ending part of the sermon was a discussion on the word "Enchantment" and, to support his discussion, he recounted three person stories from his past (one from a psychologist, one from an astrophysicist, and I forget the third). He also told another story about a Wizard and a Mouse which basically is supposed to teach people to be happy with what they are and what they have. He also went over an old African legend regarding the wisdom of the desert and our need to respect it.

At the end of the sermon, he said..."For all who see God, may he go with you. For all who seek their own path, may you find it...", and a few other things that I don't remember. He tried to fit everyone in that last message.

Overall, I must say that it was a positive experience. Although I really don't see myself going back anytime soon. Although it was a faith-independent service, it still FELT like church to me. Same big echoing hall...same dude up front talking to the masses...same stained glass windows...same kinds of responses from the clergy...same collection plate...and so on. I really do like what they've put together there, but I'm just not comfortable with it. Maybe it's the fact that it felt like a Christian mass but wasn't (and my Catholic upbringing was rejecting it), or maybe it justed seemed like the same ol' Christian mass (and my "love of religion" was rejecting it). Either way, I got the heebie-jeebies. Great bunch of folks though. If you're ever looking for a new experience, check them out. I really can't find anything about them to be critical about. :)

After that, I visited some friends downtown and walked around for a few hours (and boy do my feet HURT!!).

After that, I attended a recital that Christina was throwing at a Presbyterian church downtown (my second "church" that day). Her performance was flawless and definately note-worthy!

After that, came home and watched 'Ghost Hunters'.

Blah. Not feeling well. Time to hit the sack.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Movie: An American Haunting

I give this movie 5 out of 10 stars. So much potential...yet such a COMPLETE waste of time!!! This movie was bad on all fronts. The music definately supported an eerie atmosphere, but that's about it!

If you like horror movies with actual plots, then DON'T PAY TO SEE THIS ONE!!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Entry: And the winner is....

This was the first year that my mom participated in the Cooper River Bridge run. She just recently started running and now she can't be stopped! She did the entire 10K distance (6.2 miles).

The sad thing is that my mother's in much better shape than I am. Bah!

We're all proud of you, mom!

Article: Canine Abuse

(Image courtesy of CNN -

OK...I just have to ask....what kind of bas**rd puts a choke collar on a dog, ties it to a treadmill, and calls it therapy?!?!

Read aaaaallllll about it here.

Article: A jet propulsion VW Bug

Yep. It was only a matter of time before someone strapped a surplus General Electric jet engine on the back of a Volkswagen Bug. :)

I would say that this guy is a contender for a Darwin award, but I really can't since he's an expert (and a PhD) who's just tinkering around. He's not like the guy who tries to put rockets on his bike and jump it over a barn.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Entry: Congratulations Marwa!

Congratulations to Marwa Shideed for successfully completing the Graduate curriculum at the Citadel and University of Charleston. She has earned her Master of Science in Computer Science. Congrats!!

Pictures: Too cute

(Thanks to Erin for sending these)

Be the first to ride the GutBlaster 2000!!

(singing) "I was made for lovin' you baby, you were made for lovin' me...."

"We're gonna need a bigger reel...."

Book: Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism

Back, a few months ago when I read this book, I kind of avoided doing a review of it. Lord knows how many religious zealots out there will leave something burning in my front yard. :)

Initially, I bought this book to educate myself about a system of traditions which I really knew nothing about. I figured that, if I was going to knock something, then I'd might as well be able to do it intelligently. :) Actually, having read the first few pages of this book, I found that I was very impressed and I was immediately motivated to read as much of the book as I could.

I have to say that I have a new-found respect for these traditions. The ones that the book focuses on are Shamanism, Wikka, and Druidism. Granted, I still consider myself to be agnostic, I could actually argue that these traditions are (or at least, can be) independent of religious context. They're not based on scripture, doctrine, or Faith (notice I used the capital "F")...they're based on actual observation. They observe and make correlations between things like the phase of the moon, the length of the days and nights, seasons, crops, etc. I find that pretty cool. Also, in describing the whole "mother earth" concept, they make some surprisingly interesting parallels between the planet and the human body (and the relationship between the two).

One thing that I found really interesting (and I will be the FIRST to admit that I pulled this straight out of my butt) was the way that the different milestones of the year (marked by certain festivals) described the year in a way that could be easily construed in mathematical terms. For instance, if you were to take the pagan wheel of the year, treat it as a unit circle and then break it down into an actual sine wave, they would have festivals to mark the global minima and maxima (Samhain, Beltain) and the two relevent points of inflection (Mabon, Ostara - which also mark the Spring and Fall Equinox). These folks have a REALLY interesting way of looking at things.

Anyhoo...if you're ever interested (or bored), check the book out. The open-minded among you won't be disappointed. :)

Picture: This is just funny

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Entry: Wasted Workout

Have you ever gone to the gym and wondered why some people bother going at all? The folks that I have in mind for this particular post are the ones who are either under the impression that they need to look nice to workout (since some people MAY notice) or that they want to look nice to workout (so that other people WILL notice). I have to ask what the point is? I even saw one girl at the gym yesterday whom I SWEAR must have spent an hour just picking out the clothes that she was going to wear to the gym. She even had a "cute" little hat that matched her ensemble (something you'd wear to a dance club on a Friday night), some ridiculously large earings, necklaces, and more than enough makeup. I even made a point to notice that she was doing the slackest possible exercises. Things like walking the treadmill at .75MPH for 3 minutes and then spending the rest of the time walking around the gym LOOKING for things to do as opposed to actually doing any of them.

This is, of course, just a random note. I do understand that some people have ulterior motives when going to a gym. But I have to admit that it's just plain odd to see someone like that walk in. They can't help but stick out like a sore thumb.

Anyway...that's my being judgemental for the day. :)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Article: A very interesting union

This article over at CNN talks about how a 104-year-old woman took a 33-year-old man as her 21st husband. Don't believe me? Read about it here.

Seriously many times do you have to go through the whole "Til Death Do Us Part" thing before you realize that it just ain't workin' for ya'. :)

Article: The Best Buy Caper

This is hilarious. 80 people dressed up similarly to Best Buy employees and entered a store. Humor ensued.

Entry: Revenge of the Nerds remake

Well....sadly's true. They're doing a remake of the 1984 classic "Revenge of the Nerds". I just have to ask....what good can come from this??? Personally, I think that the best they can do is to rip off such movies as 'Van Wilder' and 'Old School' in a feeble attempt to modernize the Nerds franchise.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Article: New pyramid (maybe) found in Bosnia

This is pretty cool. Scientists have found evidence of a massive pyramid (even larger than the Great Pyramid) in Bosnia. As it turns out (with the help of various flora and fauna), this structure has been masquerading as a mountain. Go figure. :) Read about it here.

Entry: Another weekend

Happy birthday Katie!!

Another weekend come and gone. I know that you're insanely curious so I'll go ahead and tell you what I did.

Saturday, I headed out for Columbia to visit a friend. On the way, I stopped by my mom's place and spent about an hour with her. Speaking of which...I'm starting to wonder if she thinks that I'm a freeloader or not. There seems to be this trend where I'll show up, eat all of her food, and then leave. Does that seem like freeloading to you?? :)

Got to Columbia. The drive was uneventful. Ended up going to the State Museum. That was kinda cool. I particularly liked the giant Megalodon model. Of course, it's labeled as a "Giant Great White Shark" (or something along those lines). On a side note....if I was an archaeologist or ichthyologist (or whatever), that shark would probably be my life's work. Either that or giant squid. I don't know why, but there's a little cryptozoologist that lives inside my head and I think that those persuits would easily satisfy him. :) We then headed back to the house and watched a couple of movies. Nicole Kidman's 'The Others' never fails to entertain. However, there were mixed reviews on 'The Rules of Attraction'. Not everyone liked that movie. I can't possibly see why! :)

The next morning, we ended up satisfying my IHOP urge and then going to the state capital building to walk around. That building has a lot of exhibits around it. It's pretty neat. Of course, they also have a little memorial for the guy who started the field of gynecology. (I really wonder what would have to be done for the field to be considered "started").

I drove home, did tons of laundry, and then caught up on my 'Mythbusters' and 'Ghost Hunters' episodes. Of course, that was after my 5 hour nap though. I then went to sleep, woke up this morning, and started yet another wonderful day in paradise. :)