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29 July 2007

Like squichy orthodontics

Ew. And ew. And how uncomfortable can it be to stick a piece of rubber under your lip to push up your smile? Go crazy Japanese people.

28 July 2007

Rise of the Emaciated

"And the desire to downsize appeals to heterosexual and gay men alike. A recent article in a journal published by the American Psychological Association compared what 253 Australian men of both sexual orientations consider the ideal body and found that being both thin and muscular is the ultimate. (Gay men prefer a slightly thinner and more muscular physique.)"

Hmm...Michael, your thoughts? Too many gainers and bears out there from what I have seen. And heel yes, the world is coming around to my type of guy. Now if everyone would just start growing out their hair.....

I hate CNN

Headline: "Marijuana may increase psychosis risk". Article: "Researchers said they couldn't prove that marijuana use itself increases the risk of psychosis"

Great reporting CNN. Unbiased, scientific, and totally not contradicting in every way possible. And we wonder why everyone has no clue what the hell is going on, as journalism has become just another tool of the political right. I mean, goodgoddamn how is this even something published if it doesn't even follow the same point throughout?

24 July 2007

Have fun with that...

The Cost of Raising a Child Over 17 Years ~ $170,460

"In this example, the numbers are based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with data from the U.S. Department of Labor4. They are numbers for a dual-parent family with medium household before-tax income of $39,100 to $65,800.

The cost of raising a child over 17 years:
Housing: $57,360
Food: $29,550
Transportation: $24,510
Clothing: $10,470
Health: $12,180
Child care/Education: $17,430
Miscellaneous (the occasional iPhone and pet): $12,720
Total cost: $170,460

Here’s a kicker. These numbers are updated with 2001 numbers using the Consumer Price Index. So yes, raising a child these days will most likely cost you more money."


And this would be why I do not even have living plants in my house. Yes I have a car, but that is a necessary evil living in this bloody metroplex.

Tax the Rich

A Middle Eastern businessman spent over $210,000 in a five-hour, champagne- and vodka-fuelled spending spree in a London nightclub at the weekend.

Even on the most extravagant party I could not imagine this amount of money spent. He better have started supplying the whole lounge or they should have included the hopsital costs from pumping their stomachs due to the alcohol poisoning.


Get over it

Silly technician, don't you know things like this are what get you fired?

22 July 2007

I esp. like the drainage pipe

So I was looking through pictures from the last few months abnd found this one from when a group of us went to Scarborough. And yes, I do agree that it is rather sad that I found the little fairy garden gnome guy a more interesting focal feature than the people dressed up all over the place.

Wii Fit

Yeah....I'm so gonna probably end up owning this.

I love lights

Alter Ego Lamps. Super cute, I want the little devil one. :)

20 July 2007

Thoughts of a 15 Year Old Runaway

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change directions but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. this storm is you. Something inside of you. so all you can do is to give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. there's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverizes bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

And you really will have top make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."

--Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

18 July 2007

Link Dump II

The iLimb goes on sale today. Now if only everyone I know with broken bits had issues only with the hand and an extra $18k lying around to throw down for one.

Paan flavored condom wins taste test. B/c this isn't news, it's CNN.

Fujitsu phones that survive underwater. Also known as a division of Fujitsu actually makes money instead of lose it all!

Explore Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism. Evolving Creationism makes sense!!!!

17 July 2007

Kill flourescent

Lightouch.org's Top 7 Finalists

Personally, I like the one featured in the picture here or the Emo light, due to just the ridicuolous name alone.

13 July 2007

Video Roundup:

Yep, the dork games commence downstairs. I keep drinking and trying to amuse myself as I was too lazy to go anywhere. I spent some of my time trying to watch Willard b/c of the Crispinness, but then realized the movie is still dull and kinda dumb. So came the youtube, as it keeps me sane and not thinking too much. And for some reason, spent much too long messaging my former boss about definitions and dictatorships. So, please, watch some of these so I don't feel I wasted my time.

Oh, and I claim no responsibility for the brain cell lossage, and it is in no particular order. However, in that warning, the second one is dumb as can be, and I couldn't even make myself finish the third, but felt the need to share.


Porcupine or Pineapple?

Montgomery Flea Market


Word of Mouth...along the same lines of Placebo's Slave to the Wage

Lost: Where is my mind? Only makes sense if you've seen all 3 seasons of Lost. Helps if you love the Pixies with mad obsession as I do. :)

Synchonized Swimming Art

Sculptor Jason Taylor's work from Grenada, West Indies. Some of the most interesting shots are the pieces that have been underwater the longest. Almost would make me wish to go scuba diving. Almost.

Love Letter

Dear Rain,

Thank you for coming to visit again! It has been almost 24 hours since I last saw you, and I was growing anxious that we were spending too much time apart. Since you've been visiting everyday for the past few months, a day without you makes me feel alone and unloved.

I know you have been making the most concerted efforts to make me feel like I am near my much-missed sister in Seattle by letting me know the type of weather she normally experiences. I appreciate all you have been doing for me in this venture. From my ever soggy jeans hem to the mud tracks I keep bringing inside my house I know I am always connected. And, with your help, I have not had to wash my car for over 6 months! That's one of the best things you've given to me in our friendship.

However, my birthday is coming up, and it has only ever been through my mother's blessings that you are allowed over on that day. So, remember, you need an invitation if you want to come play on Sunday. I've invited my friends Sunshine and Cool Breeze over, so you might not get along too well, and I do not want the same fall-out you normally have when you guys get together.

But thanks yet again. My apartment is now dark at almost noon, a wonderful thing in case I turn into a vampire and need to hide until darkness falls. Please feel free to hang around some more, especially since you have already made yourself so much at home.


Nicole xoxo

Rules and Regulations

Ah, Rufus, how I want to have many little gay babies with you. Your voice is lovely, and you single-handedly point out in this video why the mustache had to die. And you wear long johns during the majority of the video, feeling confident enough to show us all your junk. Yay August 10th!

Reeses Ad Generator

Ah, Cardboard Monocle, how I love you

Eye speak engrish...

Employers say Gen-Ys are short on skills, demanding, impatient and far from loyal.

..Funny how the smallest generation can be the worst in a century. I understand that this is, in fact, an Austrailian article, but yet cannot understand why we are the worst. We like raises? Perhaps this could be due to cynical upbringing that made us realize there is nothing the government will provide when we age to support ourselves on? Or perhaps b/c we have the smallest estimated birth rate in 5 generations b/c we know better than to keep breeding? (Again, knowing nothing to fall back on)

Which technical skills? Most of us were raised with a computer. I remember MS Paint being a phenomonal program as a child. PC Logo or nothing, baby. Most of our parents struggle everyday with this......

This must be why I work my ass off everyday and don't get paid what I am worth. B/c, as aged 26, I am worth nothing, according to study. I am a spoiled brat, and I am , evidently, a bugbear to the corporate world.

Too bad I do not know that exact definition.....

EDIT: Good things of Gen-Y

12 July 2007

Better ways to spend you time

First become a failure, then become this guy

Cheaper than drugs, better for the body. Man trying to pedal for 100 hours straight on a stationary bike. All so his name goes into Guinness.

..Or, you could get a damn job.

11 July 2007

One idea of Hell

"Your consciousness stays alert in your body after you die and you have an itch you can't ever scratch."

Thanks for that perspective. Even if I tried to poke holes in it.

10 July 2007

Flash Mobs

Saw something like this a few weeks ago, but the extended version is definitely better.

Cheers to that

By the way, my birthday is this next weekend. Help me decide what to do.

I've kept all my brain cells!!!

Just not my short-term memory...

09 July 2007

This past weekend

Fantastic food. More friends than I thought possible around. Gallons of free scotch. The most comfortable bed ever. Miles of walking in the hotel between the rooms and banquet halls. Phrases to mock for years to come. Hundreds of pictures. Hilarious toasts, more so b/c of the sincerity. Dancing. People from out of town. Really strong shower water pressure (ours at home kinda dribbles). Uncomfortable shoes. Lilac dresses. Bottles of wine. No hangover. Slabs of meat. Cake throwing. Karaoke. View of my work but no phone calls. Flowers everywhere. Shots of Jager. Extremely high and hilarious crass levels.

Greg's wedding was epic. :)

01 July 2007


i never become a better person
i miss my sister
i do not want to go to work tomorrow
i drank a bottle of bull wine tonight
i had more important things to do
i am listening to nightwish right now
i should go to bed
i am alone as he is out at a bachelor party
i painted my nails to keep from biting/tearing them off
i paid to have my hair cut for the first time in 10 years
i talked to ja' on the phone last night for an hour and a half
i am sleepy
i am nostalgic
i will push anyone off a cliff to achieve more personally.

London 2012

Even teenagers, the intended target audience for the trendy design, have railed against it, according to one insider.

...thank god this atrocisty is over until they create something looking even more like their teeth.