12.10.01 >1617

Meet The Inklings.

A similar group would probably be The Algonquin Round Table.


12.09.01 >1543

The Mayfly Project : Summarize your 2001 in twenty words.


My brother and I were comin' home from Daly City after an orthodontist appointment yesterday. As we're merging on to the freeway, we hear this huge CRUNCH! - Larry looked in the rearview mirror, and I turned back to see one of our hubcaps rollin' down the lane we're in. And we have no freakin' idea what caused it - there were no islands or cars anywhere near us. Needless to say, dad was not too happy about what happened. Oh, well.


12.08.01 >1813

I wonder what Ashcroft would say if he saw this? Would he have the FBI keep 'em under surveillance? I wouldn't be surprised. "Hampshire College Condemns War in All-Community Vote."

12.07.01 >1847

Check out Leslie's Advent calendar. Way KOO-EL!


Is it really Friday already?? Here's this week's Five :

1. If you were to go to a movie this weekend, which one would you pick? If Fellowship of the Ring had come out this week, I'd go to that! But since we have to wait for another week and a half - I'd pick Ocean's Eleven.

2. What movie would you like to rent this weekend? A Knight's Tale, definitely!

3. What one TV show do you always try to watch? Buffy & Smallville on Tuesday nights.

4. If you (and your S.O.) were cool with it, what five celebrities (at the most) would it be 'ok' for you to have a fling with? Err - can I rephrase this question? I wouldn't have a fling with any one guy, actor or no. But if I had a choice of goin' out for a night on the town with my favorite actor, it would have to be with Vincent Perez, Zen Gesner or Antonio Sabato, Jr.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? Studying, slavin' over homework, reading, buying (presents) and hanging out with my bro and friends.

12.06.01 >1911

Roommates I don't get along with can bring out the worst in me. It started yesterday, and today it seems to be getting worse. Ick.


I wish I had as much passion for chemistry as Dr. Oliver Sacks! I fell in love with the subject during my last year in high school, and for me that was a surprise because I absolutely hated science. My chemistry teacher made it seem so much simpler for us oxygen-deprived students to understand, though I haven't taken a course in heavy-duty chemistry since ...

12.05.01 >2336

Be a responsible news consumer. (link via rebecca)

I get emotional easily whenever I read the news, for some reason. In a lot of ways, I think it's a healthy way to approach the news, esp. since a majority of the American public doesn't seem to care about anything much save for all things even remotely connected to the U.S.; at other times, though, I just want to shut myself away from any kind of news for the next twenty years. And I can't, since a journalist has to be aware of everything going on (most of the time). Right now that balance between bein' news-savvy and news-ignorant is bending in favor of the latter. Must not let it, though - must not let it ...


Now this is nothin' new to me, but it's still just plain sad! "(Leslie) Bennetts suggests that 'American newspapers and television companies have reduced their foreign coverage by 70 to 80% during the last 15 to 20 years in response to corporate demands for profits.' Consequently, the public is unaware of much of what is happening elsewhere in the world."


Copts put a different spin on a part of the Christmas story that is sometimes forgotten.


Some killers seem so inhuman until you read stories like this one. I s'pose the only inhuman part that remains is the act of killing(s) they commit, and the motives that spurred them to do so in the first place.

12.04.01 >2144

As of today, I am the somber owner of a beautiful picture of the NYC skyline, pre-9/11. It's not a touched-up, touristy photo that's meant to make the city seem like an idealistic place - it is a very realistic shot of NYC from a ferryboat that one of my roommates took while on vacation who knows when. Smog and seagull included with no charge.


Generate your Hobbit Name!

I am Prisca Chubb-Baggins of Pincup. (link via tristesse)


It seems like "Ginger" is makin' quite a splash in the Blogger world. This makes me wonder, though - how far will they take this thing?

Jason posted this pretty amusing link yesterday, so I'm just passin' it along! And whilst yer at it, check out Corporate Anthems.


Okay - I admit that some profs could use some psychiatric counseling (IMO), but this is bein' a little extreme : "Calling professors 'the weak link in America's response to the attack,' the report excoriates faculty members for invoking 'tolerance and diversity as antidotes to evil' and pointing 'accusatory fingers, not at the terrorists, but at America itself.'" Gimme a break on the "patriotic" overkill, huh?

(link via dooce)

12.03.01 >2037

Tonight we put up our Christmas tree. We still need more ornaments, but it looks pretty koo-el!


(link via wherever you are)

12.01.01 >1716

I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen,
Of meadow-flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were,
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair.

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall never see.

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen:
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago,
And people who will see a world
That I shall never know.

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door.

- Bilbo Baggins
p. 333, The Fellowship of the Ring


I think we've been spoiled by Internet cable connections ... when the bankrupt Excite@Home turned off its service to all AT&T customers sometime last night, we had to turn to dial-up. Not that anything's wrong with that ... but spoiled rotten, I say. 46.6 kbps ain't fast enough for an Internet addict!