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Help!

June 22nd, 2006

I am looking for an A Team coloring book. If you have one you’d be willing to give or sell to me, please drop me a line. If you’re curious as to why I want such a thing, I’ve written more about it on All Too Quilty. Thanks!

Update: I’ve found a coloring book on e-bay that is winging it’s way to me as we speak!

So there

June 21st, 2006

I heart Keanu Reeves, and I don’t care who knows it. I once stood in line for hours to get into Club Congress in Tucson, Arizona to see Dogstar, which, even I have to admit — sucked. But still, I got to see Keanu! in person! and I was close to him. Easily within a good lunge. But I restrained myself, at least until later, when my friend S and I tried to sneak onto his bus, but that’s a story for another time.

I’ve long been impressed by how thoughtfully and cogently he expresses himself in interviews, and although he often appears self-absorbed, what Hollywood star doesn’t? After all, the interviewer is probably asking questions about him not about WMDs or Iran or whether the US should shoot down North Korea’s test missile, should they be silly enough to launch it. I really, really wish interviewers would ask him those questions.

And he’s pretty. Very, very pretty.

But even I haven’t had the temerity to defend Keanu’s acting. Really, much of it is just embarassing — A Walk in the Clouds anyone? And even when it’s good, he relies overly on his lovely, lovely body to make a point, perhaps fearing to take on any non-stoic facial expression for fear of adding a wrinkle to his astonishingly smooth face (it’s easy to forget he’s 41). And his delivery is often wanting.

But The Jay at Blogcritics has developed an impressive set of points in defense of Keanu’s acting. And reading through them has made me rethink my position on his acting abilities. I said rethink, not revise. I’ve not come to any conclusions yet. That may require me to re-watch all of his movies, which could take some time. I’m even willing to re-watch A Walk in the Clouds — in the name of science of course. It’s got nothing to do with that love scene. Nothing at all, I swear.

Poll Tax

June 12th, 2006

I’m convinced that the 2004 election was stolen. Right after the election, when the discrepancies between the exit polls and the actual results were reported, I thought that the discrepancies could be explained by the decline in response rates reported by all major survey organizations in the last 10 years.

But I was wrong — the discrepancies are far too systematic to be explained by nonparticipation. However, even if you ignore the exit poll issue, the evidence is just too blatant to ignore.

So what are we going to do about it?

Food

June 8th, 2006

I’ve been really focused on food lately, in part because I’ve been making changes to my diet, but mostly because I’ve been trying hard to take lunch to work on most days, and to cook dinner most evenings.

I’ve discovered a number of new-to-me food weblogs. My favorite of these is My Lunch Can Beat Up Your Lunch, where the author posts photos of bento lunches, along with recipes, tips, and ideas for bentos — and dinners. I really like the style and tone of this weblog — it’s down to earth, passionate and light-hearted.

Kitty!

June 2nd, 2006

My male cat, Oscar, looking quite handsome:

Oscar Serious