Monday, July 31, 2006

motorola phones may be fancy

but the sound quality sucks. the only thing my phone is good for is iTunes (which is free to use and not quite as daunting as my iPod). so imagine me not really caring when Cingular turned off my phone for being ONE WEEK late with my payment. Verizon used to let me go at least three months.

So I called Cingular to try and pay my bill but I wanted to talk to an operator before I paid the measly $75.00 that they're crying about and make sure that they'd turn my phone on today. But lo! Cingular doesn't have operators on Sundays. Wha? Who in the telecom industry keeps those kind of hours?!

To summarize, I'll probably get my phone turned on by the end of the week but, with the exception of people worrying because it says it was turned off at my request when you call (lie!), I sort of like not being dragged down by a portable phone.

They're so trendy nowadays.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


Sometimes, this is all you need to turn that frown upside down. You know. If you happen to be frowning.

Things to brighten the day and lessen the headache.

Friday, July 28, 2006


For no other reason than procrastination (again), I just discovered this picture that I took years ago and wanted to immortalize the already-immortalized lions via a posting.

Morning news is dada.

Here's the thing is that Matt Lauer, who would appear a stranger to sarcasm/wit/cognizance, can't grasp why politicians would choose to be mocked by appearing on the (critically and publicly acclaimed) Colbert Report:

They think they're being hip; I don't know.

First, note that it's far better than setting oneself up for irrelevance by appearing on NBC's Absolutely Inane Today Show. Same goes for Good Morning America. Second, note that Matt Lauer is kinda stupid. Or a really good actor. Although, as I recall back to my undergraduate journalism classes, there was a wall of duh that separated the broadcast journalists from everybody else.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Prolonging the pain.

November 2008 is a long way off. As our administration muddles through in continued failure, have we stopped caring? Why aren't we impeaching everyone responsible for this debacle we call foreign policy?

Bob Herbert offers his own clearly-worded confusion:

Imagine a surgeon who is completely clueless, who has no idea what he or she is doing.

Imagine a pilot who is equally incompetent.

Now imagine a president.

The Middle East is in flames. Iraq has become a charnel house, a crucible of horror with no end to the agony in sight. Lebanon is in danger of going down for the count. And the crazies in Iran, empowered by the actions of their enemies, are salivating like vultures. They can’t wait to feast on the remains of U.S. policies and tactics spawned by a sophomoric neoconservative fantasy — that democracy imposed at gunpoint in Iraq would spread peace and freedom, like the flowers of spring, throughout the Middle East.

If a Democratic president had pursued exactly the same policies, and achieved exactly the same tragic results as George W. Bush, that president would have been the target of a ferocious drive for impeachment by the G.O.P.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

baby kit

Clearly fatigued, the baby stretches. She is a hard worker.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I knew I smelled something.

From Gothamist,

The Department of Environmental Protection confirmed there is a sewage leak somewhere on the G line that is causing the disgusting smell.
A track inspector told am New York, 'It's like raw sewage coming from a pipe, disgusting. It smells real bad and makes me want to throw up.'

full story

The ladies smile because they are proud. They did it!

how many kilos can a kit carry?

Thursday, July 06, 2006