Words, Weights, Whatever

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Beyond the Blog

Rules of Butchness

Hmmm. Probably in black....

Friday, October 15, 2004

For enjoyment, or a sign of psychological illness?

Last night I attend the annual sale by Alakazam! comics and, after three hours, walked out with four bags of goodies and $200 charged on my credit card. Wednesday I had already purchased over $90 worth of new releases.

Prior week? Over a hundred dollars on role-playing game stuff.

Sigh. I should start purchasing for November. I'll be finished reading these purchases by this month's end.

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Musings of a Pertinacious Papist
I didn't think any could match inkmusings with well-written, long posts, but someone did....

Lunar News Network
Space travel. Yes!

Thanks, 3-Blogs A Day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

You are getting...interested...in this channel...

After getting home from dinner (due to a failed attempt to hit the gym), I relaxed with every intention to start writing around 2030. (R. was at the Julie Andrews booksigning.) I made the all-too common mistake of turning on the HDTV and Discovery Health. The hour-long episode:

Super Surgery: Sex Change

Wow. Utterly, fascinating. Hmmm. I wonder if I can attend one of the local groups....

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Latest and greatest

Here are some of the highlights of the week:

Watched more Hunter X Hunter on Monday and last night. The anime is getting more interesting. R. asked last night why there are no American shows portrayed with such intelligence. I pointed out that, as we both discovered recently, that the Japanese have different standards as to what is considered "for children" than Americans have for their children. In general, shows that would be considered acceptable for twelve year old American children are shown to Japanese children when they are eight years old. I did point out that some of the new American cartoons are beginning to catch up: Teen Titans and JLU are more realistic than, say, the now-defunct Friends or--yikes!--Enterprise.

Of more importance is watching anime is (currently) our daily bonding moment which is so essential to long-term couples. While the remodeling does bring us closer, it's more work. Watching television, reading in bed, etc., is our pleasure in activity and companionship.

Sigh. Is is really eleven years this December?

Spoke with the parental figs on Monday. Mother is beginning to realize it was a mistake to move so far from her children: specifically, her grandchild. The consequences of my parents sale of their home and move to a less expensive state has reared its ugly head. Though I know she's just venting, I hate it when she (or, for that matter, my siblings) try to manipulate me emotionally to "save" them from the consequences of their actions. Especially in this case: R. and I argued for them to stay in the state.

Parents! Aren't they suppose to have more experienced than their "will always be babies and not understand life" children (who are in their thirties and have families of their own)?

Wow. I actually whined and in my blog! And I do feel a little better.

Hmmm. I wonder. Are bloggers who constantly whine in their blogs psychologically more healthy and happy than those who only do periodically? Or we just have different coping mechanisms/outlets? Let me think about it after I blow off some steam at the gym (see Forge.)

Finally caught up with the bills on Tuesday. Stocked up on food last night as well. Doing better with keeping the cost down. However, I do have to remember not to shop after the gym (see Forge) since one tends to buy a bit...more...when hungry or thirsty. And I need to ask about those ten for $10 specials as well. Apparently I didn't have to actually buy ten items to qualify for the special. Fortunately, I like soup.

I've become quite comfortable with my current assignment. However, I'm being very cautious not to assume I'll still be on assignment next year or asked to go perm. This makes it a little uncomfortable sometimes. Case in point: everyone received an invite to the holiday part at the end of the year. As I updated my calendar (one of my regular duties), some co-workers asked if I'll be providing assistance (due to the perception as admin to the department.) I answered honestly that I had no idea if I'll even be here by that time. They looked perplexed and I reassured them that I had no plans to leave but, due to the nature of temping, there's no guarantee from external influences.

On a more positive note: I successfully did my first receptionist stint on Monday and followed through a training session I set up for my department. The latter was my first in any job and I was quite nervous when I made the arrangements. It went well with only one major glitch. Whew!

Last thingie. Submitted (hopefully) the paperwork for an...update...on our equity line of credit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed things move smoothly from here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Up a notch

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Averaging 5 posts a week instead of 4. Finally! Now, can I average 7 by year's end?

Monday, October 11, 2004

Beyond the Blog

Go Fug Yourself

Goes to show that, when it comes to dishin' on men and women, it's the ladies, not the Queer Guys, who have the eye. Bravo!


That's when I did it!


NOTE: Having probs with my left hand as I type this post. (See Forge for details.)

Despite R.'s lament that we did nothing, Saturday was very productive. After several hours surfing the Internet most of the late morning and early afternoon, we met our financial advisor around 1400. She provided a lot of good news despite the economy's downturn. We then drove to the nearby Pacific Sales to check out more house fixtures. Overall, we were not impressed with what was displayed in the *cough* showrooms.

We continued our research on housemodeling out in Huntington Beach at Expo. Finally hungry, we squeezed into a table at Matsu, one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in the area. To walk off our huge meal (half of which went home), we walked DVD Planet and the local Barnes and Noble (of course) adding even more to our already prodigious collections.

We ended the day sipping coffee at our favorite Starbucks.

We woke up around noon on Sunday. Munched at Marie Callendars which we hadn't visited for a good couple of years. And, of course, they were having their annual pie sale. Walked around another Expo where we continued to finalize our purchases. More coffee at the local Starbucks before finally heading home where R. did some work (I napped). We capped another wonderful weekend watching anime.

Beyond the Blog

On The Use Of Words

The analogy of trying to describing the taste of something you've eaten to someone who has not to (Zen) Buddhism is one of the best I experienced.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Beyond the Blog

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'Superman' star Christopher Reeve dead at 52.

Sending comforting thoughts to his family, for "it is not the dead who need comfort, for they are in no pain. No, for comfort is the need of those left behind."

May your next life be a better one, Mr. Reeve.

Beyond the Blog

American Muslims Call For Acceptance Of Gays

Admirable and I suspect I know who are the next target of religious fanatics....

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