Friday, December 30, 2005

Thursday, December 29, 2005

co-album of the year...

i forgot about hanne hukkelberg's little things when naming my album of the year - so i'll make her co-album of the year

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

album of the year...

my choice is fiona apple's "extraordinary machine"

what's yours?

yacht rock #2...

ok - yacht rock 2 is funnier still featuring a "battle" between kenny loggins/michael mcdonald and hall/oates...

christopher cross makes a cameo...

yacht rock...

remember the late 70's early 80's - doobie brothers, steely dan, kenny loggins - well of course you don't. you might not have even been born yet. this is the music punk rebelled against and although much of what the punks said about bands like this were true - hey, i still dig a lot of the music...

here is a very funny, satirical, look back at that era... yacht rock

epsiode 1 is a quasi-documentary dramatization about the "making" of "what a fool believes", that old doobie bros. chestnut....

very funny...

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

"i always feel like somebody's watching meeee..."

the cat sees the fish.

phear the noggin'

my noggin'

my midlife crisis...

...although, perhaps it is a testimony to my sensibility (boringness?), that it has a great safety rating, gets good gas mileage and has gotten rave reviews...

this is the first car i have *wanted*...as opposed to wandering around aimlessly at the lot...i spent a long time researching, etc - like adults do - prior to making a purchase...

my scion

my scion

my scion

my scion

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see

You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me

You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're every, everything I need
You are so beautiful to meeeeeeeeeeeeee *voice cracking with emotion*

Monday, December 26, 2005

merry christmas everyone...

merry christmas everyone, especially mom and dad

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

new name?

i'm thinking of renaming my blog "tofu stand at a ted nugent concert"...
what do you think?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"But my wife, my lover, my lady is the sea"

But my wife, my lover, my lady is the sea

more pictures of trees














Friday, December 16, 2005

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse

cold lake

sample art page of artisans cove site updated

cosmic pun?

the day after i am dome with the semester (12/20), serenity comes out

Thursday, December 15, 2005

different kind of meme

while i recognize the potential danger of this one, i'll give it a shot...

Put your name in the comments and.....

1. I'll tell you something random about yourself
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you
3. I'll tell you what taste reminds me of you
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to me and you
5. I'll tell you my first clear memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've been wondering about you for a long time
8. If you read this, you must put it up on your blog...

from kristin

Monday, December 12, 2005

travelling thru the heartland...




short range dedication #2

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

has there ever been a more simple, beautiful lyric written...
this, like the previous goes out to the most beautiful people i know...

also, rip mr. lennon

geesh, the holidays sure brings out the sappy-ness in me, eh...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

better late than never

tagged by kristin

Current time: Monday 11:15 AM
Current clothing: black t-shirt, tan/khaki cords, unconstructed blazer - brown socks, penny loafers - each having a penny w/daughter's birth year
Current mood: procrastinating
Current hair: growing it out - funky - in between "looks" grey
Current frustration: wrapping up the semester's work + everything else
Current smell: hmmm - traces of czar a nice cologne my wife got me
Currently drinking: coffee
What I should be doing: grading quizzes
Current jewellery: wedding ring, gold cross/chain
Currently craving: mario karts ds
Currently wishing: i could snap my fingers and everything would be graded
Current makeup: none
Currently regretting: didn't grade more papers over the weekend
Current disappointment: season 5 alias
Current amusement: mario karts ds
Current love: geesh - haven't you been listening
Current place: computer lab
Current reading: POWER UP - a book about video games - the world is flat - thomas friedman
Current movie: mr & mrs smith
Current sport: eating
Current music: wayne shorter
Current song playing in my head: song from baby track in mario karts
Current people on msn:
Current desktop:metroid prime pinball
Current plans for the evening: giving a final
Current things on the wall: uh - nothing notable

te interesting thing is you probably could have done this for me, had you read my last few entries...

And I'm tagging...whoever wants to be tagged.

a short distance dedication....

casey, if you're out there, i have a dedication to the three ladies in my life...
the first verse is the relevant one...

Well it’s been building up inside of me
For oh I don’t know how long
I don’t know why
But I keep thinking
Something’s bound to go wrong

But she looks in my eyes
And makes me realize
And she says don’t worry baby
Don’t worry baby
Don’t worry baby
Everything will turn out alright

well said, mr. wilson - and while the rest of the song doesn't apply and even the first verse might not be literally my experience- and the lyrics seem a bit flat w/o the gorgeous harmonies, i heard this song today and i couldn't help thinking of the ones i love most!

ah, in other news...
yesterday was my mindless movie viewing day... watched cliffhanger - a sylvester stallone vehicle with the lovely janine turner - a fave from the northern exposure days - then i watched mr & mrs smith - a fun, dumb movie that might not be all that dumb - i mean, anyone who has been married can appreciate the metaphor - a couple with guns pointed at each other falling into a passionate embrace.... reminds me of the chris rock routine - "if you haven't been holding rat poison, looking at her coffee - you ain't been in love" i paraphrase here... anyhow, the movie gains resonance due to the real life hijinks of pitt and jolie... - and for that matter vince vaughn - who i don't believe has ever been in a bad movie (swingers RAWKS) - if jolie and pitt have children, they would have to be the most beautiful creatures ever... i mean, angelina jolie isn't necessarily the prettiest, or most beautiful, but she has more of, um, something, than anyone on earth...i'm suprised the poster for mr & mrs smith didn't spontaneously combust... and brad pitt - i am secure enough to admit he is a fine looking chap, and except for the quite reasonable hate i have for any man richer, younger, in better shape, nore famous - i have to say i like him - and i get the sense most guys do... i get the sense that he's a cool guy who just happened to be a big winner in the genetic lottery - and not the typical celebrity suffering from rectal/cranial inversion. i actually dreamt that my sister was dating him - i told her about the dream - i kinda wonder if the dream fairy didn't get her signals crossed and delivered that dream to me instead of her by mistake....

my latest obsession is mario karts ds which features online play - so i can get beat by folks worldwide....

my online persona is that of dj megahurtz (online nickname dj mHz) - long time readers may recall i picked that as my hip hop name...

i created this image - a kind of luchador....yes - i have a chin gerbil now - i have often criticized creative facial hair - but what can a boy do...

dj megahurtz

cool name, cool insignia - now if i could only win a few races....

very close to finalizing my new scion xB

Sunday, December 04, 2005



i'm like the imelda marcos of book's yet notthing to read - perhaps i need to swing by mcsweeney's and check out their lists... (no links - you can figure it out)

went cross country skiing for a bit today - tired and real relaxed...

went shoppng yesterday - what a zoo... no more weekend shopping for me....

90% sure i will get a new scion xB...

there's an easter egg on revenge of the sith of yoda rapping - honest...

charlie and the chocolate factory is the creepiest movie ever - wilder 1, depp 0...

got some new good tunes by chris potter...

i'm just sort of stream of consciousness posting here - consider it my ulysses....

i think the finale of curb your enthusiasm is on tonite...

when is my copy of mario kart's coming...

i set my new high in metroid prime pinball - w00t... i pwn...

semester winding down - 2 weeks - couple days of classes, reading days and finals week -then some down time...

been learning ajax and ruby on rails - i like this teaching business - part of the job is staying current - and i have considerable freedom...

tenure interview went well - i believe - as asia sad - only time will tell....

i read in some magazine (i read tons) that no tv network is as consistently good as the food network - i tend to agree - although oddly enough - as a vegetarian i can only eat a small percentage of the food...

i want to see sarah silverman's new movie...

sigur ros is coming to cleveland...

when is nellie mckay's new cd coming out

how many second in command's does al qaeda have - what ever happened to their commander and chief?

i have really spent a lot of time looking for the perfect multimedia textbook(s) - i think i am getting close...

anyone know of a good service that prints, mats and frames digital photos - i hate doing that...

i love crossing items off my list - sometimes i put them on so i can cross them off....

i wore a combination of cargo pants, hoody and unconstructed jacket that i liked, but my wife hated... oh well....


Friday, December 02, 2005

photo friday: experimental

photo friday: experimental

blue cleo
pink cleo

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