Meme – 4 Things

The meme of fours

OK, so nobody tapped me for this but it looks like fun:

Four Jobs You’ve Had

1. Shoe Dept. Manager
2. Bookkeeper
3. Printing Press Operator
4. IT Manager

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over

1. Serenity
2. Dune (the one from Sci-Fi channel)
3. Grand Canyon
4. Children of Dune

Four Places You’ve Lived

1. Boise, ID
2. South Lake Tahoe, CA
3. Santa Ana, CA
4. Woodland, CA

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch (this is pushing it, I don’t watch much TV)

1. Firefly
2. The Closer
3. Medium
4. Huff

Four Places You’ve Been on Vacation

1. Palm Springs
2. Hawai’i (the big island)
3. New Orleans
4. Monterey

Four Blogs You Visit Frequently

1. Axis of Aevil
2. I, Asshole
3. Defective Yeti
4. Snarkland

Four of Your Favorite Foods

1. Any kind of fish
2. Pico de Gallo
3. Anything with good molé on it
4. Macaroni and Cheese

Four Places You’d Rather Be

1. Palm Springs
2. Hawaii
3. Home (instead of work ….)
4. New Zealand

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without

1. Layla
2. Pretty Hate Machine
3. hmm. I listen to XM radio alla time now, don’t need no stinkin’ albums
4. Okay, I love the latest Buddy Guy CD, and the Michelle Shocked “Good Things Come in Threes” CD is excellent.

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned

1. 1978 Dodge Colt
2. 1988 Toyota Corolla
3. 1996 Nissan Maxima
4. that is all, I drive ’em into the ground. The Nissan’s got 190,420 miles on it right now…


Space Weather News for Jan. 26, 2006

CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH SATURN: On Friday, Jan. 27th, Saturn will be at its closest to Earth for all of 2006. Even a small telescope will show the planet’s exquisite rings. Look for Saturn rising in the east at sunset (it looks like a bright yellow star) and soaring overhead at midnight. Bad weather on Friday? Don’t worry. Saturn will remain close to Earth for weeks to come. You’ll have many more chances to see the ringed planet at its best. Visit for details and a sky map.

BIG SUNSPOT: Sunspot 848 burst through the surface of the sun last week and quickly grew into a planet-sized behemoth. (Which planet? Coincidentally, Saturn.) Now it is falling apart. The rise and fall of this big ‘spot is shown in a movie on

More Movies

We saw The Family Stone and Brokeback Mountain over the weekend. Whew, those two movies were about as unlike each other as they could possibly be. But they were both good.
I’ve always liked Carrie Bradshaw (okay, Sarah Jessica Parker) and Diane Keaton is always good. A fine pair of actresses. Luke Wilson was pretty funny, this must have been a plummy role for him. I’d rate this a 4 out of 5 stars, but it would have been better to see before Christmas. It was pretty seasonal, maybe it will become one of those Christmas classics they play over and over every year.
Brokeback Mountain was wonderful. Really fine, fine acting and directing. Heath Ledger was stunning. The subject matter was a little startling, observed by much rustling in the audience during the first hard sex scene, followed immediately by stunned silence.

It was all so utterly plausible and sensitive, a real close look into another world. A must-see movie for pretty much everybody.


I saw that cyberwolfe saw Transporter 2 over the weekend. We saw that last week, used it for the treadmill/bike thing we do most mornings.
Transporter 2 could have been really good. The story line was “Man On Fire” with more kicking and bleeding. I can’t remember the hero’s name, Jason something [yes, this is a stupid post] but I really like looking at him and his character is really very entertaining. He’s like James Bond, only macho’d up some, and *very* finicky about his shirts. It’s always fun to see little juxtapositions like that – he kicks a bunch of ass and is then disgusted because he has blood on his pretty white shirt. There is a spare shirt, of course, freshly laundered, and hidden under the massive armory in his trunk.

The first half hour of the movie was fun and fast, but it got way too stupid after that. I am perfectly willing to suspend belief when necessary to bolster a storyline, but this went beyond even my limits. [I’m a big Stephen Seagal fan -c’mon, he really really runs like a girl- so you know that’s hard to do.] But the fight scenes were ridiculous. It was all about everyone waiting their turn to beat up on the main character.
Anyway, Transporter 2 was only about a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Could have been worse, but it was pretty disappointing. I’d have a hard time recommending it to anyone.

If you want to see a really great fight scene, watch King Kong. Man, when ol’ Kong and T-Rex start fighting, they really rock the world! It’s way fun to watch.

George’s Ej-U-CAY-shun

White House Honors Doctor King With A Song

Today at the White House, President Bush celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday by having the
Emancipation Proclamation explained to him.
Bush nodded and looked thoughtful throughout the history lesson. “So where does it say we gave the Indians some beads and the small pox in exchange for Louisiana?” he asked.
He then turned to the crowd, began clapping his hands and performing the ‘bootie dance’ while repeatedly chanting, “E-Man-Si-Pay-Shun Pro-Cla-May-Shun.”

From Celebrity Jihad Blogspot – very funny!

Unconscious Mutterings

I say … and you think … ?

You first!

1. Paralyzed::
2. Bossy::
3. Worth::
4. Breathing::
5. Uneventful::
6. Return::
7. Splint::
8. Notice::
9. Hero::
10. Vulnerable::

My turn:
I say … and you think … ?

1. Paralyzed::fright
2. Bossy::me
3. Worth::self
4. Breathing::evenly
5. Uneventful::boring [I believe this answer makes me “shit-stirrer” or “chaos creator”]
6. Return::hard
7. Splint::shin
8. Notice::look at
9. Hero::my
10. Vulnerable::easy to hurt

Quote o’ the Day

Here’s two:
“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.” – Jack Nicholson

“According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in  front of men than  they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful.”    – Robert De Niro