Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Ted Ginn Jr. = Amazing

Once again it's good to say "Go Bucks!"... at least for on field performance.
As always our defense rocked and shut down whatever Oklahoma could think to throw at it; Zwick had a great comeback game following Smith's suspension; some great runs by Ross and Joe; and can anything more be said about Ted Ginn? Well, yes, but we'll leave the Heisman talk for next season. :)
Now, if only we didn't have all this damned conteversy and crap going on with the players off the field.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Boy, a lot happened over the weekend.
One of my all time favorite defensive football players, Reggie White, died the day after Christmas. Very shocking and sad when I heard Sunday morning. More here on the Packers website:
It always amazes me how people that you never even personally know in life can affect you in such large ways.
And the earthquake and typhoon in SE Asia. Wow. I can't even find words. So much life lost. My deepest sympathies to all affected.

Monday, December 20, 2004

If it's not one thing...

We just can't win...
I just heard on the radio and saw on NBC 4's website that Troy Smith, our awesome multiple threat quarterback, has been suspended from playing for accepting/receiving inelligible benefits (? - I think) in violation of OSU and NCAA regulations.
And he's not going to be eligible to play in the Alamo Bowl.
It just never ends at OSU.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Finally, an update!

Well, it's been a little while since I've been out to my blog to write anything and seeing how it is 10 degrees with a -9 degree windchill outside right now and I don't want to go outside for any reason, why not update my blog with new information.
First, I just want to say a little something about the murder of Dimebag Darrell, which I'm sure everyone knows about by now. Like most other people who have an opinion on the subject, I was very shocked and upset when I heard about the incident on the Columbus news. I have been a Pantera fan since Cowboys From Hell, mostly due to my late brother, and have all of their albums and some of the guys side stuff like Down. If you didn't know me or my brothers, to look at me you probably wouldn't peg me as a Pantera fan (if you even knew who they were before this happened). I mean, 15 years ago, if you said someone was a fan of Pantera you probably got a mental picture in your head of what that person would look like, and it most likely wasn't a picture of an African American kid from an advanced degree educated family in Ohio who wanted to major in Architecture. But, anyway, Pantera still has some of the best, hard hitting music and Dimebag was a great big part of what made their stuff so good with his amazing guitar skills. Put together with the rest of the guys (Phil, Rex and Vinnie) they had no equal to me. So, if you have some Pantera, Down, Damageplan or anything else that they touched, keep it playing.
Now, I know I'm not the only one who thinks this, but it does not seem like it should be December 19th already...and I still haven't sent out my Christmas cards (so if you get yours late, and you most likely will, I appologize in advance). I did, however, have time to treat myself to a gift for myself, upon which I am typing this blog. :) About once a year I get a real itch to increase my technology inventory and since I moved and have a much bigger space, I decided to set up a wireless network in my house and buy a new laptop. So, I am enjoying my Dell Inspiron 8600 and really enjoying using it to wirelessly websurf and access my files on my desktop. Usually, I am entertained by little things, but every once in a while it's the pricey things that make me happy. And since I'm single I may as well spend my money on the things that make me happy. What's the point of it if I don't?
Well, now that I've been typing, I guess there's not much new that's really going on in my life. Pretty boring.
I did find out that a good friend, Cara, is now engaged to be wed though. So that's a good thing. It'll be yet another friend married though. *sigh* I'm starting to even more left out... kinda sucks.
Oh well.
In other news, it has been announced that Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is currently being developed! This is big news to me and a couple of my friends because we have been playing, and loving, C&C Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge for a number of years and, even though they are timeless classics and always fun, a new game using a more developed graphics engine will be absolutely awesome. Can't wait for it and hopefully, it won't be delayed as much as Halo 2 was.
Well, now I'm hungry and want to watch Earthsea on Sci:Fi, so I'll be saying goodbye.

Sunday, November 21, 2004


o Bucks!

OSU: 37
UM: 21

What a way to end the season.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Lord Vader, Rise.

Ahh, can't wait. I was at the last SW Celebration in Indianapolis in 2002 and it was definitely a fun time. Now, it's extended by another day this year and with the promise of Episode III the SW Celebration has got to be good. Only 6 more months 'til the movie...
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Monday, November 08, 2004

Halo 2 & GoldenEye = Much fun!

This'll be a good month for X-Box gamers. Gamers with a lot of cash, that is. Halo 2 this week and then GoldenEye next week. Takes me back to the good old days in college with all night Friday Goldeneye (N64) sessions and pizza. Good times had by all...

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Saturday, October 30, 2004

Go Packers!

Well, it's been a little while since I've put anything in here so here's a little something.


Yeah, that was it.

Ok, so I need to think of more...

Only 3 days until election day so everyone had better go and vote...and vote for the right candidates!! Don't let the negative advertising taint your mind and cause you to act on false information. Check out the real facts at and NPR's campaign coverage at

Ok, back to packing.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)

"People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under."
-- Charles R. Swindoll
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Saturday, September 18, 2004

Beginning Anew

Time goes by way to quickly for my liking.
Tomorrow is Sunday, September 19th and for those of you who never attended OSU or aren't in Columbus, that means it is the official campus residence hall move in day. Basically, students have to go to the Schottenstein center, get their keys and sign in and can go move in to their dorms. It's scheduled from 8am - 5pm but I get to be there from 6:30am - 6:00pm because our office is set up there all day for students who find out that they are unpaid or some other financial aid didn't pay yet...which, if you wait until the day of move-in (10 months after you've applied and 5 months after your financial aid is created) and have the nerve to complain to us because you didn't do something during those 5 months, don't look for too much sympathy. But, thankfully, those are the minority and most of the people that come to our office are nice, gracious and at least thatnkful if we tell them how to correct what they may have done wrong this year. But, it can still be a damned stressful, pain in the ass time because of the huge increase in office traffic once all the students come back to school. With 30,000+ financial aid recipients it still pisses me off when one parent or student has the audacity to bitch and complain that they have to try for days to get a call through to us or they have to wait 30 minutes - 1 hour in our lounge before seeing someone. Someone who is going to help you figure out a solution to your problem, no less...frickin' ungrateful... ...after 5 1/2 years of hearing it, it does tend to get on ones nerves a bit.
But, it's not all bad. I mean, after a couple weeks once classes start it begins to die down some and stress levels fall.

Plus, I'm very happy about it because it means one of my favorite people and best friends is coming back to Columbus too. ^_^

So, that far outweighs any of the negative things that I can think of.

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Sunday, September 12, 2004

I wish I had occasions to use my video camera more often. I've been playing more with some software for designing professional dvds with full motion menus and buttons and various highlight effects and stuff and it's all fun and nice but I've really only used my video camera like twice in the past2-3 years so I don't have anything recent that I really want to put on dvd. Plus, it's more fun to actually present someone else with a product instead of just making them for me, but alas, no opportunities to do anything for anyone. Although, if I had tv capture card for my pc I could record OSU football games in high-def and create dvds of those with all kinds of extra features and stuff...not for public broadcast or sale, of course, but just for me and friends. :) I may have to do that. At least it will give me a project to occupy my time.
If you know me and have any ideas or requests, let me know. :)
Now, off to spend time with my sofa and Family Guy dvds and let my pc continue dowloading POA. ;D

Thursday, September 09, 2004

The day the puppies got even

Forget "man eating sandwich", this is too funny...
"Dog shoots man"

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Oh no! Re-elect Bush or we'll be attacked again!!! ...ass...

...what a dick...

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."

"Dick Cheney's scare tactics today crossed the line."

N.Y. Times' Full Story

Friday, September 03, 2004

My thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of loved ones involved in the school hostage/terrorist situation in Beslan.

Laura Bush's "wave" & desperate presidents

Is it just me, or does Laura Bush's wave creep anyone else out? Every time I see this woman on tv or in a photo waving it doesnt look like a wave, but instead looks like she is gripping an invisible nozzle and twisting it back and forth. That, or giving a "tittie-twister". It's just frickin' weird I tell you. And the expression on her face every time I see her too - Stepford wife plastered smile. It's just not right...but fitting when paired with G.W.

And, even though I'm neither republican or democrat it annoys me to look at the Bush/Cheney website and see multiple attacks and shots at John Kerry on the damned index page. The first thing you see on the page is probably the large Bush photo near the top left but then essentially outlining that are graphics and liks to the "Flip Flop Olympics", the "Gas Tax Calculator" and "Kerry's Hypocritical Attacks". Then go to the Kery/Edwards site and you'll have to scroll down a little to see an area on the lower right of the page with a link labeled "Bush-Cheney: Wrong For America". That, I like. The whole Bush campaign of constant attacks has gotten on my nerves ever since ads and speeches started running. Then to see Arnold speak at the RNC...that was something. I loved his accent when chanting "four more years" though. And, I had just watched Terminator 3 for the first time the night before. He should have come out in biker leathers and carried a shotgun. Then I'd vote for him to be president. No weak, clueless head of state with a weak handshake (King of the Hill reference) being boradcast all over the world as the voice of America. Give me the Terminator and Colin Powell then we'll see how the global opinion of the U.S. changes. Anyway...
I hope Clinton's surgery goes well and that he makes a speedy recovery.
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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Apple does it again

I love my Mac and I love so much that Apple produces and the new iMac is no different. This thing is so cool and perfect. Only 2" thick, a G5 processor, amazingly tiny footprint...only $1200, educational pricing. I would love to have one just to sit in the kitchen for a fully digital cookbook and recipe storage or sit on a table in the living room next to the sofa or on a coffee table and it takes up no space at all. Quite cool.
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Saturday, August 28, 2004

S3 Triple Crown Photos

Well, I finally got around to putting my Triple Crown photos online. They are here ( in my Yahoo! Photos. Lots of cool looking, cool sounding and very fast Tiburons. Go ahead and check them out.
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Friday, August 27, 2004

Olympics, the '05 Corvette and Politics

I'm watching some of the Olympics, not much though because I just have basic cable so can only watch what comes on NBC. But, even then I'm only watching certain events that I like, like diving tonight in which I was strongly pulling for the Chinese women and was very glad to see JingJing Guo get the individual gold (because she's incredible and incredibly attractive) and MingXia Wu come in second with the silver. And, even better was learning that Taiwan got their first and second gold medals in the country's olympic history! No doubt the celebrations in Taiwan are going on. Too bad they still can't compete under their country name of Taiwan instead of Chinese Taipei. Maybe by the '08 games in Beijing (which I am definitely going to and will be fluent in my Chinese by then, dammit). That would really steam mainland China.
GM pulling their Corvette ad because of safety group concerns is so frickin' ridiculous ( I very much hate when groups complain about something like this when there are so many other products offered by competing companies and other companies whose commercials are far worse than this. Yeah, it's bad to see a little kid in a sports car speeding and jumping and looking like he's having fun but I guess all of those beer ads with overt sexual messages and even clothing commercials geared towards teens that seem to do the same are ok for the kids, right? As long as they're made to look safe. But, I like ultraviolent videogames so I suppose I can't say much. Whatever. I would love to be in advertising and see how many of my ideas got used. Lord knows I would have canned a lot of the crap that's on tv right now. The '05 Corvette kicks ass, by the way and if I should happen to have a spare $50K next year, I could se myself driving one. But, it is still the only good car in the Chevrolet line. Everything else sucks, except the SSR. :)
Lastly, it would be cool to see Kerry and Bush have weekly debates up through the election and it's good that Kerry suggested it but, of course, the Bush camp would never do it.
Oh well, I'm tired and have been sitting at my computer too long so I'm done. Look for pictures from the S3 Triple Crown tomorrow.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

S3 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

This past weekend I was in Lexington, OH during Saturday and Sunday participating in the first annual Speed, Style & Sound Magazine Triple Crown Tuner Challenge and had a pretty good time. It is essentially a car show and competition in which people compete in those 3 categories: Speed, Style and Sound. It was co sponsored by Hyundai and Hyundai USA paid admission to the event and entry into the style competitions for owners of '03 and '04 Tiburons, which is why I went. We had about 30-33 Tiburons there which was really cool because it's such a cool looking car anyway but when you have people with bodykits, paintjobs, expensive a/v systems and more, it is very impressive to see all those Tiburons. We performed really well in the competitions too, taking about 1/3 of all the available trophies, etc. I took a bunch of pictures and I will eventually post them on the site, probably tonight, so I'll post a link back here too.
Hopefully they will have it at Mid-Ohio next year too and I had better have some of the modifications that I want done by then so I can compete in all events. Anyway, pictures to come soon.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

who the 'ell cares?

blog, blog, blog...
bloggety, blog, blog-frickin'-blog...
today (and many others) sucks...

Monday, August 02, 2004

Nothing new really...

I don't have anything to write about really, just bored and have nothing else to do except go back to watching more of the Simpsons Season 2 dvds...I have such an exciting life, you know.
I did get a new cell phone, which is cool because it's so much better than my old one. Smaller, lighter, loads more features, plus it has Tetris so I can play when I'm out and bored. I love the voice commands though. It's like I'm using a Star Trek communicator...say the person's name and it calls them for you...ok, so I can be a geek...who are you to judge me!?!?
Anywho...I think I am kind of becoming addicted to Star Wars Galaxies (Lucasart's MMORPG...if you don't know what that means, ask a "geek", they'll know). It sucks, because I wanted to play since it came out last year but didn't have a Windows PC and now they have the 14 day demo, which is what I'm on now, and I think I will be tempted to pay the monthly fee to keep playing. It's just so cool walking around on Tatooine, passing Wookiees and Twi'leks in the streets of Mos Eisley, watching laser duels in the desert...did I mention that I could be a geek?
Y'know, now I think I'll log on and play for a bit...later.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Obama at the DNC

I like to keep politically aware but am by no means a die hard fan of politics. And I can't classify myself as Republican or Democrat because, like many people, I am very open minded and have beleifs and ideas that fall over the entire spectrum of the left or right. But, I do know a good thing when I hear it and after watching Barack Obama (Illinois) speak at the Democratic National Convention, I was incredibly impressed. That was really the first I had heard of him, I think, but the man certainly has a speaking prescence and after looking through his website I think he would definitley be a welcome addition to the Senate. If you missed it, or if you just want to watch it again like I've been doing, the video is available on his website ( as well as at most news sites.

Friday, July 23, 2004

What does everybody want?

Ok, I've got to put this in the blog at least once.
Excel Telecommunications.
You've probably never heard of them but they may be just what you're looking for.
If you would like to have your own business and are looking to make some more money without doing much work at all besides talking to your friends and family, you should seriously look at Excel's business opportunity. It's not demanding. It's not difficult. It can make a big difference in your life.
Just click on the "Opportunity" link at the top of the page, watch the business presentation, read the testimonials and see for yourself why so many people are enjoying the freedom that Excel can give and, hopefully, you will make the decision to join and take some of that freedom for yourself.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Grade school tragedy in India

I just read of the school fire in Kumbakonam, India on and Yahoo News and am at a loss for words on this tragedy. Apparently, a fire, started by a short circuit, broke out in the school late this mornining while lunch was being prepared and quickly spread to multiple parts of the school because of the thatched roof. As of now they were reporting that at least around 80 people were killed, most were children between 4 and 9 years old.

Monday, July 12, 2004

I'm usually a little bit behind the times when it comes to certain things, in this case movies. I don't go to theatres when new movies come out, except maybe once every couple of years because I'm going with someone else, but I like to watch DVD's in the comfort of my own home theatre. One movie that I really wanted to see when it first came out was Whale Rider. Obviously, I never saw it in a theatre and even chose not to watch it when it was Oxygen a couple times (not a fan of movies on TV either, commercials and all). So, I finally got it off reserve at the library and watched it tonight and must say that it is a beautiful movie and one of the best I've seen in a while. Certainly deserving of all the awards it had won. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Paikea) and Rawiri Paratene (Koro) are unforgettable as grandfather and granddaughter, and I thought Grant Roa (Paikea's uncle Rawiri) was great and would love to see him in more films. Anyway, if you haven't seen the movie you definitely need to rent it or read the book that the movie is based on by Witi Ihimaera.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Would you hire a divorced lawyer as a divorce lawyer?

I was on the New York Times website today looking around for information on hotels, city life and things to do in general because I have been thinking about taking a trip up there and I saw an article on this young woman from Jersey who decided that it's time for her to be married and put up a website advertising herself and what she's looking for in a husband so that she can meet her goal to be engaged by December. The site is Now, I see nothing wrong with putting yourself on the web and basically advertising yourself to the world in hopes of finding someone whom you are compatible with, attracted to and would be able to live with, share with and grow with for the rest of your lives (obviously not the easiest thing in the world based on divorce rates) but I find it odd that someone who says she is an event planner specializing bachelorette parties, a "dating coach" and who has worked as a matchmaker for WB TV would put out this website. I guess I don't find it odd but it just seems like it's more for publicity. I don't know, I suppose times change and people certainly go about things in many different ways so I can't knock it, but when I thought about it at first it seemed weird that someone who is seemingly desperate to find someone and get maerried this way is also a dating coach and a matchmaker. It just reminded me of a program I saw where a couple was going through a divorce and the female hired a divorced female as her divorce lawyer. I don't get it.
Oh well, if you are a Jewish male, between the ages of 25 and 31, in the NYC area, a "go-getter", work out and are spiritually and emotionally developed, then Blaire is looking for you so send her an e-mail and a picture and you may find yourself engaged by the end of the year!

Monday, July 05, 2004

I Love S.H.E.

As I've said, I love all kinds of music and I am absolutely in love with the Taiwanese trio, S.H.E. (for Selina (middle in the picture), Hebe (the unbelievably gorgeous one on the right ^_^ mmmm...*sigh* ) and Ella (up high on the left)). I can't actually remember when I first became aware of them but I think it was a couple years ago after downloading an mp3 of one of their songs and now I have all of their cd's and almost (!) all of their dvd's (which are awesome because they have their music videos, karaoke and behind the scenes video of them. They are definitely one of the things that have kept me interested in continuing to learn Mandarin, although I've lacked in studying for a while, a long while. But I listen to them about every day and look forward to the day when I can take a trip to Taiwan and see them live. I should take up donations. :D Ahh, that would be quite nice.
But, until then, I have to make due with their albums and dvd's. Even if you don't know any Mandarin, it's good music to listen to and ranges from very poppy music to some very nice ballads. Playing in my iTunes library right now is Ai Wo De Zi Ge, which I love.
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Sunday, July 04, 2004

Go Sonya!

Well, Sonya (Thomas - see previous post) did very well today in the Nathan's hot dog eating contest. While Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi did win again and set a new world recod of 53.5 hot dogs and buns eaten in 12 minutes, Sonya beat her personal best and set not one, but two new reocds in the process. She was able to eat 32 hot dogs and buns which gives her a new Women's record and a new American record!! Lots of congratulations to you Sonya! But, fresh off this huge contest she has another on Thursday during the half-time of a New York Liberty basketball game in Madison Square Garden. The plat du jour: chicken. Good luck again with that one.
I am so in the wrong profession. But, I know I'm nowhere near Sonya's league. Heck, I probably couldn't beat the person that came in last at the Nathan's contest. Cooking, on the other hand, would be really fun. Imagine being on Iron Chef. Awesome. Then imagine being on Iron Chef USA, with William, not so awesome. I may have to think about that though, enrolling in a cullinary program. Hmmm....

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Maria Sharapova crowned women's champion

The news from Wimbledon.
What a great match today between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. Even if you're not really a tennis fan you would agree that it was awesome to see Sharapova match skills and beat Williams at Wimbledon. The end of the match was just as good, if not better, than the match itself. When good sportsmanship so often seems to be wishful thinknig I could not resist smiling when Serena congratulated and passed the torch, or dish, to Maria, and especially when Maria was giving her interview and was gracious and humble by literally saying "I'm sorry" twice about taking the title from Serena. That was just too awesome. And her experssions when she couldn't her dad's cell phone to get a signal to call her mom too. That was definitely the best sports event I've seen in a while.
Then tomorrow I have to watch Sonya Thomas in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island, NY on ESPN. She is an amazingly attractive woman, and such a beautiful smile. And do I even have to mention her eating abilities? 11 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes!?!?!? 'Nuff said. She is one person I would definitely love to meet. Hopefully she will do well tomorrow and break her own record.
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^_^   Beautiful Sonya.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Marlon Brando dies at 80

I just read that Marlon Brando passed away yesterday at 80 years old. I've honestly never seen the vast majority of his films. In fact, the only ones I can really recall seeing are The Godfather, Superman and The Island Dr. Moreau. With the exception of The Godfather, not really his best movies. It's been years since I've seen the Godfather though so I may get the trillogy DVD set from the library next week and watch it. This weekend though, my DVD watching is going to filled with as much Sci-Fi as I can pack into it. I got the director's cut of Frank Herbert's Dune (the SciFi miniseries from 2000) from the library this week and I've had a copy of Children of Dune that I've never watched so I'm going to try to watch those. Plus, I need to satisfy my Star Trek fix since Enterprise is in reruns until next season so I will go to the library and look for some of those.
Yeah, what a weekend I have planned. Boy, does it suck being single. It would be nice to go out to some fireworks displays this weekend but not alone and definitely not down to Red, White & Boom. It's like a frickin' mob downtown when that finishes. Oh well, as long as I have my tv, DVD player and computer I'll be ok. Ha!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Saddam's Arraignment

It's really interesting seeing the video and images of Saddam Hussein in a courtroom. Needless to say, it's something that most people thought would never happen. His actual trial, whenever that will happen will be quite interesting too considering that the timeline for the preliminary charges spans 30 years. CNN says that the formal indictments will be worked out in the next few months so a trial date is probably not going to be coming until in first or second quarter 2005. Here's a link to CNN's transcript of the event: Arraignment Transcript
And in news closer to home, we know the official name of the next Harry Potter book and Britney Spears still sucks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Just one more pic. :)
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Ohio Tib Meet III

Well, the little Ohio Tib meet was this past Sunday. It was pretty fun meeting other people from the forums that are from Ohio and the surrounding area. Not too many people, but a nice group. And, of course, as long as the cars were there it was good. Now I really can't wait until the S3 Triple Crown in August also here in Ohio. That will be too sweet with 50+ new Tibs ranging from stock to turbo and supercharged and with different bodykits and paintjobs. That is going to be some kind of awesome. Hopefully I will have something else done to my car by a CAI and a MUSSA exhaust! Probably not, but we'll see.
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Monday, June 28, 2004

"The whistles go wooo!"
Yeah, this pretty of old now but if you haven't seen this news clip and related images, etc. before, you need to watch it now. Pure hilarity.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Ohio Tib Meet

Tomorrow (or today, actually) I'm going to a mini car meet in town to meet up with some other Tiburon owners. Should be pretty cool to see their cars and what they've done to them and so forth. And since this is my first meet it's kind of exciting too. I need to wash my car though to make it presentable. Damned OSU construction keeps it dirty all the time.
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Saturday, June 26, 2004

A Snow Capped Romance

I love all kinds of music and recently bought a new head unit and Sirius tuner for my new car (which I love - both the car and Sirius). One of the stations is called Hard Attack (Channel 27) and is their metal station. One of the bands they play is a band originally out of Alaska called 36 Crazyfists and they had a giveaway contest about a month ago and I won an autographed copy of their latest cd, A Snow Capped Romance. If you like metal or hard rock and don't know who they are, you should definitely check out their music.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Child stars Grow Up

It's always interesting when child stars grow up and turn in to young adults. I don't have kids of my own yet (but certainly hope to before I'm too old) but I imagine there could be similarities in with regard to the "where did my little boy/girl go?" feeling when you see them growing up. One of my favorite movies of all time is My Girl starring Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Akroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. That is one of the very few movies that I have videotaped off of TV (years ago), purchased on VHS and purchased on DVD. I just love the Vada Sultenfuss character because Anna was such an incredible actress, even at 11 years old. The wide range of emotions she showed in the film were wonderful. I liked Macaulay too, but Anna absolutely stole that movie. But, anyway...television, and film in particular, by design have a way of freezing ideas and images of people, and the characters they portray, in our minds so for the longest time Anna Chlumsky was Vada Sultenfuss in my mind. Not in the crazy, can't tell make-believe from reality way, but just in the normal like-to-remember-you-like-that way. Since Anna has stayed away from Hollywood, graduated from college and has a normal life, she's one of the lucky ones that don't have to keep their lives secretly guarded from every photographer and news hound on the corner. But, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are a whole different story. I'm sure I'm not the only person who watched Full House when I was younger and thought they were not the most attractive little kids (well, they weren't). However, flash forward a couple hatefully of years and they started to get very cute. Now, that they are 18 (and millions of teens probably have wet dreams starring the twins) they are very beautiful young women. Honestly, there are probably more 30-somethings+ lusting after them than the teenagers. And, I really don't envy them when they do go off to college, especially with the anorexia thing getting so much play in the media.
...but anyway, where was I going with this in the first place...?
I have no idea anymore and I'm getting hungry so I'll just say if you have never seen My Girl I highly recommend doing so. My Girl 2 is good as well, but definitely not as good as the first. Another highly recommended movie is Harriet The Spy starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer if you don't know). She was also 11 when that movie was made and she was excellent as well. It also has Rosie O'Donnell (not a big fan), Vanessa Lee Chester (of Jurassic Park 2) and Gregory Smith (on Everwood, which I've never seen but got to like the name...everwood...:D).
So yeah, two good movies to go and watch by yourself or definitely good to watch with kids, although the death themes in My Girl may need some parental explanation. I'm going to eat now. By the way, I ended up watching Rugrats In Paris last night, if you were curious.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Way too many choices in life...

Ok, so it's 8:30pm and I still haven't decided what I want to eat tonight. I know this is really unhealthy, eating late in the evening and night but I just can't make up my mind and therefore I postpone eating until I figure it out or just cave in and eat anything. Ah, it sucks being single. What's worse, I want to watch a movie tonight but I've got to choose a DVD! I've narrowed it down to (and don't laugh) Pokemon 4Ever, Rugrats In Paris, Kiki's Delivery Service, Kikujiro, Rush Hour 2 or Mortal Kombat. Like I said, too many frickin' choices...
Ok, I need to eat something.....

The Beginning

What is the "meaning of life"?
Why are we even here?
Is there one "perfect" love for waiting for everyone?
Will I marry that perfect companion or will I just "settle"?
Does every person have an ulterior motive and a hidden agenda?
What the hell am I going to eat for dinner tonight??

So many questions and not one answer (even to the dinner thing). I'll probably never know the answer to any of those questions (except the dinner thing) but that's what life is all about; exploration and discovery.

Hi, I'm Courtenay. You may remember me from such websites as Courtenay's Desktop Creations and Holy Hannah, There's A Cockroach In My Pants! (ok, not really). Anyway, I'm just a regular, average guy trying to figure out what I want for my life and why I'm even here and trying to stay afloat during the process. It's been a while since I've created anything for the web and even longer since I've kept any kind of journal or diary but since everyone else in the world is into the blogging thing, then why not me too. So, I'm just going to use this as a chronicle of my life (or lack thereof) and if anyone out there finds it interesting or worthwhile, feel free to send your comments and questions. I'll probably put all kinds of stuff out here, including random thoughts, commentary and photos. I'll try to introduce myself more over the next several posts so, over time, you will come to know me better.

So, thanks for reading and I'll type at you soon.