"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched." - Henry David Thoreau
I recommend the swordfish
sábado, seis de diciembre, 2003
Och. Snow, snow y mÃ¡s snow.
It just got worse as I started to type this. New York's probably the prettiest when it snows a lot, because there aren't teems of people and clots of cars in the sidewalks and streets. I'll just sit in the middle of a park (NOT Central Park) and watch the snow. El otoÃ±o es mi estaciÃ³n favorita, pero el invierno es segundo. No me gusta la primavera y el verano. I abhor them. It's just so... warm
. Yech. I went out yesterday, but I'm staying in today, drink a lot of hot niu wei soup
, and watch those DVDs
I bought yesterday in the twirling snow.
"We must go forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
Oh, and I am seriously pondering about contemplating leaving... I like nutang, but I have other online things to maintain (e.g., a site, another weblog I write in with much more gusto, trying to keep my e-mails to under 100, but is still at 200+, etc.). I don't really write much here anyway, and am pretty much alone. We (I) shall see...
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Syndicated South Park is teh awesome
lunes, 7 de noviembre, 2005
: ...and now Chris and Saddam just keep killing each other over and over and I don't know which one to pick.
"What the hell happened to you?"
: You got kicked out of here for being a headstrong rebel and now you're a whiny little bitch.
"Well, I just don't know which one to pick!"
: No, you've become dependent on relationships. So you haven't even considered the option of not being with either of them. If you're not sexually attracted to someone, you're not ever going to be. But Saddam isn't right either. He's the other extreme. You need to spend time alone, so you can find the balance, the middle ground. That's what I always do because I'm a Buddhist.
: Wow, you're right. You know I've had steady relationships for the last thousand years and when one ends, I just start another one. But I haven't taken the time to be secure with myself.
: Hey, thanks, God. I forgot how clear you make things sometimes.
: It was nice to see you again, Satan.
: You too.
I should really stop making these posts of what I want to buy that haven't been released yet... all righty this will be the last one for a while, but if I hadn't been so damned impatient and waited for a few days for the images to be available at Amazon this wouldn't even be necessary!
Srsly, what's going on with the image of The Simpsons 7th Season boxset? I want to see Marge's fucked-up head on Amazon already!!
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Another Round of Solidified Water Crystals
martes, 16 de marzo, 2004
That is, I mean, it's snowing again. I know I live in a temperate zone, but this is slightly insane. The vernal equinox is this Saturday, and some of my friends are already back home in the city for spring break. Hehe, it's really funny once you think about it. Alas, I have no break until early April. Oh well. There's always summer. Hot, despicable summer. Actually, I like snow more than the hot sun, so why am I complaining right now? Wait till it's summer, I'll really be whining then, but then I probably won't be online because using my fingers would burn heat, increasing my hotness. And also, this stupid computer is right in front of my window!! Which faces the south!! Which is where the sun is in the northern hemisphere!! I always keep my shades down, so it looks like I'm a hermit, or slightly perverted in some way. As Barney in The Simpsons said, "Aah! Natural light!!"
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Because they can't see well in the darkness
viernes, 25 de mayo, 2007
"I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him." - Emo Philips
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domingo, 4 de septiembre 2005
I love the middle seasons and the sixth season is no different -- so many good quotes I didn't realize were season six:
: Never! Never, Marge! I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles. Sure, I might offend a few of the bluenoses with my cocky stride and musky odors -- oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called city fathers, who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about what's to be done with this Homer Simpson?!
: Attention, Marge Simpson: your son has been arrested. [later]
Attention, Marge Simpson: we've also arrested your older, balder, fatter son.
: Back, you robots! Nobody ruins my family vacation but me... and maybe the boy!
: I don't think Bob won that election legally. I can't believe a convicted felon would get so many votes and another convicted felon would get so few.
: Now look, boy: if your Dad goes gaga, you just use that... Shin of yours to call me and I'll come a-running. But don't be reading my mind between four and five. That's Willy's time!
: Have you noticed any change in Bart?
: New glasses?
: No... he looks like something might be disturbing him.
: Probably misses his old glasses.
: I guess we could get more involved in Bart's activities but then I'd be afraid of smothering him.
: Yeah, and then we'd get the chair.
: That's not what I meant.
: It was, Marge, admit it.
: I'm worried about the kids, Homey. Lisa's becoming very obsessive. This morning I caught her trying to dissect her own raincoat.
I know. And this perpetual motion machine she made today is a joke! It just keeps going faster and faster.
: And Bart isn't doing very well either. He needs boundaries and structure. There's something about flying a kite at night that's so unwholesome. [looks out window]
: [creepy voice]
Hello, Mother dear.
: [closing the curtains]
That's it: we have to get them back to school.
: I'm with you, Marge. Lisa! Get in here. In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!
: Talking out of turn... that's a paddling. Looking out the window... that's a paddling. Staring at my sandals... that's a paddling. Paddling the school canoe... oh, you better believe that's a paddling.
: I can't relax, nor can I yield, relent or -- only two synonyms? OH MY GOD! I'M LOSING MY PERSPICACITY!!!! AAAAAAAAHHH! [runs away]
: It's always in the last place you look.
: Boy, when Marge first told me she was going to the police academy, I thought it'd be fun and exciting, you know, like that movie, Spaceballs. But instead it's been painful and disturbing like that movie, Police Academy.
And of course, followng the Police Academy insult train: "How could you?! Haven't you learned anything from that guy who gives those sermons at church? Captain Whatshisname? We live in a society of laws. Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun?! Well, I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you?! Except at that guy who made sound effects. Where was I? Oh yeah: stay out of my booze."
Hehe and so much more! It's funny, I read some reviews of these older episodes and a number of people thought they were horrible, while I was too young to see it and understand it at the original air date. Now I think the new ones suck, but I don't think I'm biased, I actually quite liked it up to around 2001, 2002. These last two seasons were like, WTF? Maybe ten years down the line, I will be quoting fom the sixteenth season, too. Hm... ::ponders thoughtfully for no reason again::
Oh and I really hate Dual Discs, of which I already own three (music and DVD content for the same price as the song album -- can't... resist...). In the new imports I've seen they still release them in two separate discs. Are DD's that popular?? I think Dual Disc sucks because now it's twice as likely for the information to get marred, plus, no disc art!! It's also a real bitch to store. I'm so glad the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack (which includes a DVD) didn't opt to go the double D way. I finally gained a little respect back for George Lucas.
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"Smell you later Bart... smell you later forever!
martes, 9 de agosto 2005
In about 12 hours I will be on a bus hurtling toward the mainland. But where? Halifax? Cheyenne? Tegucigalpa???? No, I shall be going along the Boston Post Road to southeastern Connecticut. And what exactly is in SE CT? Only Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and PROXIMITY TO RHODE ISLAND!
Marge: Have you noticed any change in Bart?
Homer: New glasses?
Marge: No...he looks like something might be disturbing him.
Homer: Probably misses his old glasses.
Marge: I guess we could get more involved in Bart's activities but then I'd be afraid of smothering him.
Homer: Yeah, and then we'd get the chair.
Marge: That's not what I meant.
Homer: It was, Marge, admit it.
Be back in three days. "Keep cool mah babies!"
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lunes, 12 de septiembre 2005
It's so weird, the Revenge of the Sith novelization is extremely, extremely well-written. I've read the other novels based on the episodes too, but I don't remember them being as good. I mean, they were better than the actual films, especially Episode I and II, and I remember reading Return of the Jedi at least four times (once during a building blackout). Yet ROTS is just so much better and interesting to read than the other books. Maybe Matthew Stover is just that awesome?
This is the only SW novelization I want to buy, but if I get it I will feel compelled to buy the other five, only because I MUST HAVE A COMPLETED SET OF ANY SERIES, SERIAL, OR SAGA
"Obi-Wan Kenobi opened his eyes to find himself staring at what he strongly suspected was Anakin's butt.
like Anakin's butt -- well, his pants, anyway -- though it was thoroughly impossible for Obi-Wan to be certain, since he had never before had occasion to examine Anakin's butt upside down, which it currently appeared to be, nor from this rather uncomfortably close range."
Later, the evil Darth Vader was born.
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At least Typhoid Mary isn't around
jueves, 31 de mayo, 2007