Pizza for Dinner
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Totally stolen news
From Erin's blog.

For those of you who are too lazy to click on links, a movie that was shot in my hometown of Stafford, CT by a 20-year-old resident will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. It's called Moonshine and is a vampire horror film and not about homemade liquor. Well, the website doesn't say it isn't about that kind of moonshine but I'm making certain assumptions.

I'm excited to see it and am waiting for IMDb to get some more info so I can see if anyone I know is involved. As Erin said this is the first story to come out of Stafford that doesn't have to do with drunks driving into the town fountain or students peeing on the high school in protest of not being able to smoke. In the school. Underage.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
6 degrees of awesome
I turned on the TV while I was eating my greasy hang over breakfast and caught comedy central just as City Slickers was starting. I don't think I have seen this movie since it came out in 1991, for obvious reasons. Anyway, there's a scene where Billy Crystal is talking to his son's class about his job and as his son is talking I'm thinking, hey, that kid looks like Jake Gyllenhaal.

It totally was.

I think this skill is turning into an illness.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Jennifer Garner is so jealous
I got a haircut yesterday at my usual place but not with my usual person. I'm embarrased to say I don't know her name but it's kinda late to ask now. Anyway, this woman told me, as my regular hairdresser did before her (on my second or third visit with her) that she recognized me from previous visits. I know they're probably saying I have a recognizable face and not that my nose couldn't possibly be forgotten, for instance, but it's still a little weird for me. They get a lot of people in there and I usually get a haircut about every 5-6 weeks (although this time it was 2 months and I REALLY needed a trim). I just didn't think I'd stand out that much.

Part of me is wondering what embarrasing thing I must be doing to make myself memorable and part of me is remembering the guy friend who told me I was too hot to be a spy (because I would never blend in to a crowd). But most of me is just saying "really? are you sure?". It hasn't happened to me elsewhere, unless they've neglected to mention it.

Anywho, I might have brought this up before but it's just a little odd. Does anyone else have this happen?
Friday, December 09, 2005
Ever since my dad and brother visited I had meant to post about the bread machine they bought me for my birthday. At first I thought I'd wait until I used it since I know how anxiously you'd be waiting to hear an 'all systems go' report, especially with Williams-Sonoma's reputation for making shoddy bakeware. Then I did make some bread from a mix that turned out good but likely not as great as a recipe that was fit to one of the programs would but I was super busy and tired and so I didn't update. Stick lazy in there somewhere too probably. (For those of you thinking, damn, it's Friday already! I saw, hey, it's Friday still. As in last Friday or some Friday a couple months ago or something. But colder.) So just now I decided to procrastinate my work and update. Except I couldn't find the bread machine on the Williams Sonoma webpage and would have to have a linkless update which really doesn't capture the awesome black-and-chromeness of my newest appliance.

And of course we can't have that.

Oh, the bread machine is super easy and awesome.

So then I thought I'd write about how I realized this morning that I had screwed my thermos lid on a little crooked so some coffee leaked out even though the inner seal wasn't opened and it was more or less perfectly upright the whole trip in to the lab. Something about the irony that my possessions were now coffee-soaked. Definitely a "and then I found $10" story.

Then I thought, oh, I can talk about John McCain. John McCain came to the Borders this week to sign his new book. I shook the man's hand and enjoyed my brief exchange of pleasantries with a former POW and current Daily Show regular. The place was packed but we had a good place in line and so despite only seeing fleeting pinhole glimpses of the senator during his talk we were able to proceed through the line quickly and thus see him up close and such. I don't agree with all of his politics but he is honest and straightforward and doesn't play the typical games a lot of politicians play. Either that or he's extremely good at it.

So that was a high point of my week but rehashing what he said probably won't be interesting in this format. And I'm still reading the book so I can't comment on that yet. But so far so good.

In conclusion: Huzzah for an update! Ignore the flimsy content and rambling!
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Why I feel old
1. I need to watch what I eat now.
2. I'm older than most of the Playboy centerfolds. And so is my little brother.
3. I'm older than my parents were when they were married.
4. All the bands I've loved since I was old enough to really like music went mainstream 10-15 years ago. Weezer, No Doubt, Green Day I'm looking at you.
5. Ted "Theodore" Logan is 41. And Cindy Crawford is nearly 40.

I'm going to stop now. Obviously I'm not really that old but people are starting the count down until I'm 30 so it's sorta brought all this into focus.

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone else though. :)
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Did someone say something about posting every day?
Turns out I'm a little boring. I mean, I'm busy, but I can find enough time in the day to fire off a post. It's just that it'd be about watching Stargate. Or a rant about how people stand in front of the door when I'm trying to get off the bus.

So I'm going to take this opportunity to point out interesting things someone else has said. Although, they are interesting to me because I had a conversation recently that discussed many of the points raised in this editorial. Father's rights are interesting to me because it seems so common sense. The kind of woman who would sue for child support without taking the father's choice into account is the kind of woman that the first generation of feminists would applaud and the kind of woman I lose patience with. If you want absolute control of whether or not the child exists then take absolute responsibility for it. (I'm assuming that both people chose to have sex that resulted in the pregnancy, both are equally responsible in that respect.) Having an abortion against your wishes or a child against the father's is something you, as an adult, should accept responsibility for. It's true that you can't expect fathers to be financially and emotionally involved in raising children they would not have chosen to keep (keep as in not abort or give up for adoption) if you won't let fathers who do want that responsibility to override a mother who choses not to. Control over your body or over your life? 40 weeks or 40+ years?

Anyway, regardless of your opinion on abortion itself I think it raises some good points about the sociology of family in America today.

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