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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Lobster Battle Extreme

So, May is National Photography month.
Learned about that a little too late. But, at least some good came of it. I've started on my year-long backlog of photographs spanning trips to Pensacola, Fla., Europe and the aquarium on my birthday.

However, I learned that June is National Adopt a Cat month. So, in honor of that, I'm going to post pictures of cats throughout the month of June..... well, I would say everyday but I think that would be getting a little ahead of myself. So, I'm going to at least try for everyday, but I will be satisfied with at least two cat posts a week.

On a really fun note, some of the original Cosby sweaters are going up for auction online for charity. On eBay, actually, and the proceeds are going to the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation. For more information, go here: http://www.hellofriend.org/.

Also, monkeys! Controlling robots with their minds! Psychic monkeys!
At least that's what I thought when I first read the headline. Reality is pretty close though:
It's less about psychic control and more about synapses and such to help paralyzed people control prosthetic limbs. Either way, it's good stuff.

It would just be really cool.... you know.... psychic stuff and all.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Things that make me rage: bugs, things that smell bad, people who suck, people who think my name is 'Ruth', not knowing my native languages(French and Portuguese), no Doctor Who this week, being out of cereal, my copy Panzer Dragoon Zwei not working and paying $56 to fill up my car.
I drive a '97 Camry. It has a 14 gallon thingy. I've never had to pay this much for gas.

...and that commercial with Sarah McLaughlin's angels song for the ASPCA with the sad doggies and kitties.
Ok. Truth be told..... it doesn't make me rage. It makes me baaaww like a little girl. Poor kitties and puppies. ::sob::

Friday, May 23, 2008

the Adventures of an East Coast girl in Mississippi

So, I would like to address my incessant need to live somewhere that I find beautiful. Not the whole area; I understand that, in most places, there is going to be garbage, vagrants, bugs, potholes, spiders....
But seriously, it's this thing that's kinda always been with me. I've got to live somewhere that I find at least something/somewhere/somewhat beautiful--- if I don't, it drives me crazy.
... more crazy than usual.
There's a calm I get from the beauty I find in it. And it's a unique beauty: it has to be pleasing to my eyes. It doesn't have to be gorgeous with flowers--it can have an interesting, old rickety building that I can just sit near and relax looking at it.
And it doesn't have to be a place that's "OMG, there's nothing wrong with this place, evers!!1!1"
Because I'm not sure a place like that exists. Not even in my mind. Especially, not after finding out that, statistically, there is a spider almost always six feet away from you. ::shudders:: I'm never going to feel safe, ever.
Anyways, every where I've lived had at least one spot that I found beautiful: Delaware-it had it's beaches; Rhode Island-its little quaintness and old industrial buildings; Massachusetts-in New Bedford, we lived right at the beach, and at the bottom of my road was an old.... textile building? anyway, it was neat, and I would follow it down to the piers. It's kinda hard to explain what exact, pinpoint thing I found beautiful about the different things in these places. It's more of a feeling I'm trying(and failing) to put into words. Now, I'm really trying to find something beautiful in Hattiesburg, and I haven't found it yet. I do like the train station, but I haven't been back since it was closed down for renovations. I should give it a look sometime.

Hell, one of the main clues that led me to move into my apartment was that the day I went to look at the apartments, there were tons of huge bumblebees flying around. Well, that and the apartments came with washers and dryers inside.

So, speaking of bees, I'm going to watch the Happening, the new M. Night movie. They talk about bees in it. :)
Also, watch this clip and pay close attention to Zooey Deschanel.

Is she supposed to be mentally handicapped in this movie? That's the impression that I got. Everyone has been going off on Mark Wahlberg, saying he's a bad actor. At least he's believable in the trailers. Zooey's just.... special ed?

Also, John Leguizamo with glasses on is funny to me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Things come in threes.....

First off: Happy Birthday, Stephen Colbert! I loves you!

Second: I love Iron Man. Watched the movie over the weekend and I can honestly say.... that I now have a crush on Tony Stark..... sad I know.
Ok, ok, I guess I crush on Robert Downey Jr. too. Fine.
So, I realized that I never really paid too much attention to Downey in movies: he was the 'cute guy' in Gothika and the 'twichy guy' in Heart and Souls. He also won an award for... something. I'm terrible, I'm sorry Mr. Downey. I promise to pay more attention in the future. Watch for Tony Stark in the Incredible Hulk. Also, more Iron Man in 2010!
I'll be writing a review of Iron Man when I can stop fantasizing about flying around in my own iron suit. My suit is green and blue.

Third: I agree with John Stewart: you really shouldn't speculate what a dead person thinks.... especially if the 'dead' person.... well, isn't really dead.
And I loves John Oliver. Don't worry, Mr. Colbert, I don't loves him as much as you.

Odd fact that many people don't know about me for today: I have a pocket Russian/English dictionary.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Good for you!!

So, there's a meat and poultry recall for meat packaged under the brand names of Jan's and Archer Farms. Archer Farms is sold in Target, but most Target's don't sell meat in their freezer sections. I learned of this recall after I bought some beef and chicken tenderloins (boneless of course!) and we particularly antsy until I found that the brand names didn't match mine.
I'm seriously beginning to think the food industry is trying to force me into vegetarianism; with it's 'Our meat will poison and/or kill you' and 'Eggs are bad for you!'
'Eggs are good for you!'
'Eggs are bad again!'
'No wait.... I think they're good again..'
'Honestly, I don't know. Just eat them and we'll see..'
But, then again, there's recalls on cereals and veggies all the time too.
It's come down to were you can't eat food, you can't breathe the air and you can't drink the water.

I'll be hiding in the corner; you can tell it's me because I'm holding my breath and starving.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I'm just saying....

....that the message this commercial puts out is shifty. Give it a watch and see if you come up with the same conclusion I did.

So, if you take Enzyte, then all the ladies in your office will want to sit on your lap (aka: make sexy time with you) despite the fact that your wife is six feet away? Really?

So, "Teeth" is coming out Tuesday. I've been waiting for this since I heard about it after the actress won a Sundance award for her performance. This is something I've always been saying: vagina dentata would make a great plot device. I can see the sequel now: Teeth 2: the Box strikes back!

Also, I was watching the Daily Show the other day. Apparently, if you piss George Foreman off enough, he will eat you. Possibly, cook you on his grill beforehand.