Eau de Humanity!
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
While doing a seldom lurk on ebay just now (I've GOT to stay away from there; otherwise, my checkbook gets very scared) I stumbled upon this amber Tea Room vase up on the cyber-auction block. So far the price is $425.00.
Tea Room is one of the styles of Depression Era glass I've collected now since I bought my first piece at a Depression Era glass convention in Durham, NC back in 1989. The style was put out by the Indiana Glass Company from 1926 to 1931 and in the colors coke-bottle green, clear, and pink. They also put out very few pieces in amber and now, 75-80 years later, there's even fewer of them still around and are highly prized by collectors.
I already have one vase in amber and an amber creamer and sugar bowl but my Inner Golum covets The Precious. ::LeSigh:: What to do? What to do? Should I be practical and not feed my shopping jones? Or give in? Alas, if it was an amber pitcher, I'd already be betting my fingers off since THAT is the one piece I decided to go for if I ever came across it. Yes, I do have a personal Holy Grail.
In other news, I spoke to my mother earlier tonight and she's having fun in Switzerland. She's there with my sister and nephew till Thursday on a vacation. Her only gripe is that there's SO much snow there right now and she ain't used to it anymore.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
From "Northern Exposure":
As told by Chris Stevens:
"It's an old legend, that on Christmas Eve at midnight, all the animals fall on their knees and speak -- praising the new born Jesus.
(pausing to reflect)
Back in the winter of '68, my Dad was doing a short term for D and D. Mom was -- I'm not sure where Mom was. Anyway, I was home alone on Christmas Eve and I stayed up late to see if my dog, Buster, would talk. He did -- at least I think he did. I don't remember Buster's exact words, but that's not important. What matters is that a seven-year-old boy experienced his own personal epiphany.
My point? It's that Christmas reveals itself to each of us in a personal way -- be it secular or sacred. Whatever Christmas is -- and it's many things to many people -- we all own a piece of it. Kinda like Santa's bag, inside there's gift for everyone.
My Christmas wish for you tonight -- may your dog talk"
"The Legend of the Raven" as told by Marilyn Whirlwind:
""A long time ago, the raven looked down from the sky and saw that the people of the world were living in darkness.
The ball of light was kept hidden by a selfish old chief.
So the raven turned himself into a spruce needle and floated on the river where the chief's daughter came for water.
She drank the spruce needle.
She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, who was the raven in disguise.
The baby cried and cried until the chief gave him the ball of light to play with.
As soon as he had the light, the raven turned back into himself.
The raven carried the light into the sky.
From then on, we no longer lived in darkness."
Friday, December 23, 2005
If I Was Catholic, I'd Be SO Going to Hell for Posting This.
I present for your perverse viewing enjoyment, Passion of the Benny Hill!. (Viewer discretion advised for those who are squeemish).
Found over on Screenhead.com.
In other news, in my own version of being tortured during the holidays, friggin' two hours in the dentist chair today getting two small cavities filled and another tooth grinded down for a crown and then handed the bill which I wanted to pay off before next weekend so I can write it off as a medical expense on my taxes. I don't have dental insurance so lucky me pays completely outta pocket. That sucks when you gotta pay for a crown.
Other than that, all my final grades for the semester were finally posted; all A's. Yay me!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Click on pic to enlarge.
Stolen...er...borrowed from Chris at uffish.com.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Hey, AFA! NEENER NEENER!
From Business Week Magazine:
Ford Affirms Gay Publication Support. No Victory For AFA
Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday afternoon said it will run ads in gay publications, reversing a decision last week to pull advertising of its Jaguar and Land Rover luxury brands from such publications. In a letter to gay, lesbian and human rights groups, Ford said it has decided to run ads for all eight of its brands--Ford, Ford Truck, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover in gay targeted publications. Previously, Ford did not advertise Ford, Lincoln, Mercury in gay publications.
"It is my hope that this will remove any ambiguity about Ford's desire to advertise to all important audiences and put this particular issue behind us," Joe Laymon, Ford's group vice president for corporate human resources, wrote in the letter, which was posted on Ford's web site.
The American Family Association last week gave up an eight month boycott of Ford after it was told that Jaguar and Land Rover had dropped ads and sponsorships from gay publications and one organization. The AFA had singled out Ford for promoting organizations that seek to put gay relationships and marriages on the same social plane as heterosexual marriages. Ford dealers asked Ford to settle the dispute. Ford denied that the dropping of ads and sponsorships by Jaguar and Land Rover was in response to the AFA. But the AFA created the perception that Ford had given them what they wanted, which angered several Ford executives--notably CEO Bill Ford.
AFA official could not be reached at deadline. It's widely expected that the group will reinstate its boycott of Ford.
Ford Affirms Gay Publication Support. No Victory For AFA
Been dealing with a low-level migraine for most of the day so I've had little desire to stare at the monitor screen too much since the brightness bothers me but I figured I post a few funny/odd subject titles I've read on some e-mail spam I've received the past couple of days:
- Re: He nanometer must suite
- Last triangulate might tackle
- Slave tied and clamped (Apparently, this one is for the bondage set out there - Lee)
- Upon cabaret making archfool (Maybe Bobby Short can perform that at The Carlyle! Lee)
- Re: in live he barker
- Re: Take baldy done brendan
- No find do camel (Apparently, for the beastiality set. - Lee)
- Re: In eugene too obfuscate same
- Famous cartoons posing naked (Wow! Toon Porn! PlayToon. See Charlie Brown and Lucy nekkid!)
The Electric Mayhem
And speaking of Muppets, I discovered, via Screenhead.com, the existance of Muppet Wiki, a Muppet database that anyone can edit!! Apparently, it made it felty debut on December 5th.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
You are Janice.
You dig the groove man, nothing can bum you out.
Too bad you're too stoned to notice.
Like, you know, guitar, fer sure.
LAST BOOK READ:
"Finding Your Past Lives on the Web"
"Fer sure, like, fer sure."
Peace, love and, like, granola, totally.
NEVER LEAVES HOME WITHOUT:
Her inner child.
What Muppet are you?
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Quiz courtesy of Glenn "Fozzie Bear" Alicious
I forgot that I had posted this December 6th of last year when it was discovered how much LaJanice looked like both Donatella Versace and Mary Travers!
RIP Eugene McCarthy & Richard Pryor
Friday, December 09, 2005
A Staunch Musical!
OMG! Bob mentioned over on Chrisafer's blog of a Grey Gardens musical! I never heard anything about it so I checked in over at Playbill.com and lo and behold! Here's the story about it! Playwrights Horizons did a staged developmental reading of it back in October and the plans are to open off-Broadway in February with Michael Grief directing and starring Mary Louise Wilson and Christine Ebersole!
Dang! I wonder how it will turn out?
Well, I finally finished off the semester today (Thursday). Did my last Medical Terms I test(on obstetrics and neonatology) this afternoon. I'll find out the offical final grade in another week or two. After I handed that in, I checked my other folder to find out what I got on my final work I did for my Records Management class. To my surprize, I Aced the work, which was surprizing since I had a minor migraine, which is always fun when trying to think, and when I was doing my final assignment, a woman who overdid her perfume sat right down next to me. Yeah, thanx lady! Bad enough I have negative reactions to perfumes and colognes but I gotta migraine to boot so excuse me while your sickeningly sweet stench makes me heave a little! BLAH! Anyway, I miraculously managed to do well and even got an "A" for the final grade for the class. Yay, me! The frackin' easy Imploder...er...Internet Explorer class I finished off back in October has an offical "A" as the final semester grade.
So another semester down and who knows how many more I gotta do. I gotta figure that out one of these days. And now - play catch-up on all the movies I missed seeing in the theatres the past several months. I rented 5 on my way home from Hollywierd Vidiot:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Kung Fu Hustle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and
Finding Neverland .
I saw Blade: Trinity this evening. Luckily, I knew it was lousy prior to seeing it but I still wanted to oogle Ryan Reynolds. ::LeSigh:: He and his lines are the only good thing about the movie.
I plan to watch the rest over the next few nights and then go out and rent another batch. I love vacations.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
OOH! OOH! I just watched this award-winning 2002 student-done stop-motion film (complete with a Django Reinhardt soundtrack) I came across over on Screenhead and it is a WONDERFULLY done film! I figured I'd pass it along for yer viewing enjoyment. Quicktime needed.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Quiz and iMeme
You are Superman
|You are mild-mannered, good, |
strong and you love to help others.
Found over on Sparkalicious Dan's Trusty Sidekicks site.
CoffeeDog came up with a meme a couple of days ago and thought I had done one a while back but I think it was a similar one but not the same as this (+my oopsie, Dan!) so, I figured I might as well do this one as well...
The Top Five Tune on Your iPod (based on which has the highest play count)Meme. Mine are:
1) "Now We Are Free" by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
2) "Breathe" by Telepopmusik
3) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
4) "Send In The Clowns" by Judy Collins
5) "Little Martha" by The Allman Brothers
5) "Here's That Rainy Day" by Nancy Wilson (Tie)
Friday, December 02, 2005
Yes, that's right - Penis cake! Someone actually got this made for their MOTHER! for her birthday back in October! Complete with two piercings and a cockring! I'd post the pic but it ain't work-safe so for those at work, I'll warn ya and just provide the link so you can see it and read the entry at your discretion.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
We ARE Amuzed!
Found this in the photo gallery of the A List Celebrity Hate Parade Tribe over on Tribe.net and had to post it here for viewing.
Back to typing out another paper....
P.S. Happy December!