Friday, November 11, 2005

Quote of the Day

"One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy."
- Edward Dahlberg

Monday, November 07, 2005

Bossie is Safe!

Moo! Well, someone finally did it: a scientific study on cow tipping. And it turns out it's not so easy to do.

I, for one, am breathing a sigh of relief.

Ow - My Uterus!

... and my arm.

Went down to visit my sister, brother-in-law and the niece and nephew this past weekend. Those two kids are super cute and smart. My nephew became a little obsessed with the Star Wars lightsaber game I got him - which I hope won't drive his parents too crazy (still, score one for the cool auntie!). And my niece, at just two, is talking up a storm and clever and outgoing as can be. She even got me thinking about having kids, which M is now doing the Victory Dance over (don't sprain anything, hon).

The only sorry side effect is that after playing the light saber game with the nephew for a while, my arm went all wobbly and crampy. It hasn't done that as badly since the surgery, but then I haven't really pushed it since then, either. It was a bit disturbing, but I hope to start PT at the end of this week, so I'm trying not to freak out about it and just tell myself that it will build up strength over time.

There's also nothing like a long drive together to learn some more fascinating family background. I got my Mom talking about her youth and family, and it was really meaningful to learn more about them. I guess some parents always think their children somehow know all these things by osmosis, and are surprised when some old memory is novel and intriguing for their kids. I'm always interested in learning more about and from my folks, so this was, while emotional at times, really great.

BTW - the fall foliage down there was great! A nice side benefit, since I was afraid I'd miss getting to see many turning leaves this year.

That's my exciting weekend report. How was yours?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Steve, Don't Eat It!

In case you haven't seen it yet, I advise you to go check out It will crack your shit up, yo.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

CIA: Note to Self

What should we do with our detainees?

Let's see, we could just kill them. Wait...
"...many CIA officers believed that the al Qaeda leaders would be worth keeping alive to interrogate about their network and other plots. Some officers worried that the CIA would not be very adept at assassination.
'We'd probably shoot ourselves," another former senior CIA official said.'"

OK, let's ship 'em off to other governments who will torture them. Check.

Oh, wait - we're getting flak over that? Alright, let's just set up some secret dungeons of our own in, I don't know... Eastern Europe?