Sunday, October 31

Week 8 Football Picks

[Week 8 Football Picks]

I managed to make my picks on time, but I didn't think about them very much this week at all. I was too busy to do any research and because of the Halloween Party I couldn't type: I had garishly long nails from Friday afternoon until just a few minutes ago when I hacked off about a half inch. Anyway, here are the picks [noting my likes & dislikes]:
  • PHILLY over Baltimore
  • TENNESSEE over Cincy
  • BUFFALO over Arizona
  • SAN DIEGO over Oakland
  • SEATTLE over Carolina
  • DENVER over Atlanta
  • MINNESOTA over NY Giants
  • HOUSTON over Jacksonville
  • CHICAGO over San Francisco
  • NY JETS over Miami
  • KC over Indianapolis
  • PITTSBURGH over New England
  • Detroit over DALLAS
  • WASHINGTON over Green Bay
I haven't watched any, and honestly, considering what's going in in Minnesota, I'm afraid to turn on the TV . . . . 27-to-0 in the third? WTF?

Thursday, October 28

A Costume for All Hallows Eve's Eve

[A Costume for All Hallows Eve's Eve]

My costume is almost together. For the clothes, I still need a top, but the rest of my person will be suitably covered. I also still need some makeup, but I'll be able to pick that up on Saturday.

My theme is: jail-bait glam metal groupie with a big sister who strips [circa 1987].

Granted, I'm no teenager, so the efficacy of my costume will depend heavily on lighting and the inebriation of those who see me, but, well, it'll be fun to try.

Wednesday, October 27

Violent Thoughts

[Violent Thoughts]

I'm not a violent person, but I do have violent thoughts.

When annoyed, I somewhat regularly envision myself slapping someone across the face, or stomping on someone's toe. And, no, I've not slapped any of these faces or stomped any of those toes [except for a guy who rubbed up against me on the bus . . . . he deserved having my heel on his foot].

My most recent violent thought is much harsher than most. I really think I could enjoy beating Kevin Fox to death slowly over several hours with an aluminum baseball bat. It might also feel good just to talk him into suicide.

There might be quite a market for either of these options: perhaps a social service type of Reality TV? People could pay to do it and the proceeds could be set aside in a counseling fund for his family.

You rape a three-year old girl, your own daughter? Then, you duct tape her mouth, you duct tape her tiny hands behind her back, you put her into the back of your car and you drown her in a creek? I don't think you deserve to exist. I don't think you deserve to have a single moment for the rest of your short life when anyone gives you any indication that you deserve to exist.

Monday, October 25

Move Along - These Aren't the Bras You're Looking For

[Move Along — These Aren't the Bras You're Looking For]

Six out of the last ten searchers that reached this page were looking a "packers cheese bra". When searching for this item, Bulletproof Bra comes up as the #9 link at Google and the #3 link at Yahoo.

Yeah, I saw the game. Yeah, those things looked pretty stupid and would work as a [gag, I hope] gift for a Packers fan.

It should be noted that I am not a Packers fan. My favorite in the NFC North is now and has for some time been the Vikings.

And, since we're on the topic, in the AFC North, it's the Steelers, AFC West, it's the Chiefs, and in the NFC East, it's quickly becoming the Eagles. No, I don't have favorites in the other four, but if I'm wishing for someone to lose, in the AFC East it's the Dolphins, in the AFC South it's the Colts, and in the NFC South it's the Saints. In the NFC West I really don't care.

Sunday, October 24

Becoming Hegemon

[Becoming Hegemon]

Very few of you have been supportive thus far toward my becoming hegemon. These are the only donations:
  • 5 Covnoys of Assassin Sex Droids
  • Anthrax
  • Army of Oral Sex Warriors
  • AIM-9M sidewinders
  • Nuclear bomb
I might be able to do something with all that, but I don't think it's enough to take over the world.

Saturday, October 23

Week 7 Football Picks

[Week 7 Football Picks]

I'm down to 6th [out of 22 active players]. Let's hope I'm more on this week. Again, in order of confidence:
  • NY GIANTS over Detroit
  • St Louis over MIAMI
  • Denver over CINCY
  • INDIANAPOLIS over Jacksonville
  • Philly over CLEVELAND
  • MINNESOTA over Tennessee
  • BALTIMORE over Buffalo
  • San Diego over CAROLINA
  • Seattle over ARIZONA
  • NEW ENGLAND over NY Jets
  • Atlanta over KANSAS CITY
  • GREEN BAY over Dallas
  • Chicago over TAMPA BAY
  • New Orleans over OAKLAND
I hope it doesn't get any worse than the past few weeks.

Friday, October 22

I Heart Jon

[I Jon]

I'd heard about it, but I've not had the time to view it until tonight. If you've not, here's Jon Stewart's Crossfire appearance from last Friday, and the comments he made about it on The Daily Show earlier this week.

Thursday, October 21

[Clicky Clicky]

[Clicky Clicky]

I'm drawn to the TV-B-Gone. I don't watch much TV, and I never turn on the TV just to fill the silence. There are more enjoyable ways for me to fill the silence when I'm so inclined. I'm frequently annoyed by finding myself surrounded by TVs that no one is even watching: useless background noise for those who fear silence or conversation. The idea that I could have some tool developed in some bat-cave that might allow me to make this noise go away wherever I might be is intriguing. I recognize that it might be perceived as anti-social to click off a TV that isn't mine, but sometimes I view those TVs as anti-social devices anyway in that they stunt communication and provide excuses for our not listening to one another or being aware of our surroundings.

Tuesday, October 19

Daily Dose of Silicon

[Daily Dose of Silicon]

I've been trying to remember to take my vitamins. I took them a few minutes ago, and it occurred to me that I really don't know everything that's in them. So I checked. Other than not having a fucking clue what Molybdenum is, I feel rather comfortable with the list.

Then, there are the nutrients that don't have RDAs:
  • Asian Ginseng Root (Korean white) Extract 55 mg (Panax ginseng)
  • Ginkgo Biloba Extract (Ginkgo biloba) (leaf) 60 mg - Standardized to 24% (14.4 mg)
  • Silicon 4 mg
  • Boron 310 mcg
  • Lycopene 300 mcg
  • Lutein 250 mcg
  • Tin 10 mcg
  • Vanadium 10 mcg
  • Nickel 6.5 mcg
Here's where I get really confused. Why do I need Tin and Silicon? Somebody help me out here . . . .

Monday, October 18

Linkishness

[Linkishness]

The Shrub's Rendition of Sunday Bloody Sunday [via]

Anti-Bush Soccer Mom [via]

Baby Doll's Back

[Baby Doll's Back]

My favorite fragrance for some time was Yves Saint Laurent's Baby Doll. It is so yummy: grapefruit, red currant, rhubarb, wild roses, freesia, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, pomegranate, grenadine, cedarwood, and peach. Woody undertones. Not too flowery. Made me think of sex all the time.

I bought it at Ulta, until they stopped carrying it a few years ago. I might have broken down in the store, but I thought that I could find it somewhere else. I couldn't: Sephora had never carried it, Nordstrom no longer did, same for Marshall Fields.

I tried several fragrances, eventually settling on Fresh's SugarBath Sugar Eau de Parfum.

Now, I like Sugar. It's been okay. But, it's not Baby Doll. And, Baby Doll is back.

Yeah, Baby.

Friday, October 15

Persona Vacation Redux | Early Football

[Persona Vacation Redux | Early Football]

I'm going away for the weekend. It'll be nice to get out of the city.

Because I'm going away, I had to make my football picks earlier than I usually do. I doubt it'll hurt much, I've been making shitty picks so far. My picks for week 6:
  • PHILLY over Carolina
  • Kansas City over JACKSONVILLE
  • DETROIT over Green Bay
  • NY JETS over San Fran
  • ST LOUIS over Tampa Bay
  • ATLANTA over San Diego
  • NEW ENGLAND over Seattle
  • TENNESSEE over Houston
  • Minnesota over NEW ORLEANS
  • Pittsburgh over DALLAS
  • Washington over CHICAGO
  • Denver over OAKLAND
  • Miami over BUFFALO
  • Cincy over CLEVELAND
I'm not gonna say that it can't be worse than last week, because the last time I said that I was really wrong. I am still in fourth place . . . . go figure.

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, October 13

Idealized Sanatorium

[Idealized Sanatorium]

I just got home from a Sparty.

Surreal.

What was so surreal about it? Well, I've been to spas, and I've been to sponsored parties, but never the combination.

We walked in and were asked to fill out forms, were given glossy bags containing robes, slippers and various tchotchkes, and were directed upstairs to a changing area. I stripped, put on my robe and slippers, placed all my belongings into the glossy bag, and traded said bag for a bag-check ticket and a body-massage-group paint chip. We were in the yellow group. We went downstairs.

There were about twenty women and five men clad in white robes and slippers mingling or lounging on white pillow-topped squares. While noshing and drinking we were attended to by white-wearing servers and massagers. Every half-hour chimes would ring and somone would announce which color group should convene upstairs for their massages. K likened it to joining a cult. I thought it was like an idealized sanatorium.

Tuesday, October 12

WMDs for Me

[WMDs for Me]

Let's face it. You are not happy about the global distribution of Weapons of Mass Destruction. I know you have some. You may wish to hide that fact, but, well, I know and you know what's goin' on here, right?

I think you have enough that you could spare some. Accordingly, I am humbly requesting that you donate any and all spare WMDs to me.

Click here to Donate WMDs to Bulletproof Bra
Thank you for your contributions.

Later I shall post the changes I shall institute when I become Hegemon.

Saturday, October 9

Week 5 Football Picks

[Week 5 Football Picks]

Last week was terrible, but at least it wasn't terrible just for me: the only people who did very well in my pool had not done well before. Rules are: no spread, rank by confidence, and worst week is dropped. I'm currently ranked 4th out of 23.

This week's picks:
  • FALCONS over Lions
  • COLTS over Raiders
  • PATRIOTS over Dolphins
  • SEAHAWKS over Rams
  • CHARGERS over Jaguars
  • JETS over Bills
  • COWBOYS over Giants
  • Ravens over REDSKINS
  • PACKERS over Titans
  • TEXANS over Vikings
  • Buccaneers over SAINTS
  • Panthers over BRONCOS
  • 49ERS over Cardinals
  • STEELERS over Browns
We'll see.

Friday, October 8

Godot | Cascando

[Godot | Cascando]

Beckett has come up in conversations recently starting with a comment from a colleague referring to a supposedly impending announcement as "the Godot for which we wait".

It's been years since I read any Beckett. [I started with Waiting for Godot because I was in a production of The Actor's Nightmare in highschool.]

I last read this poem roughly 15 years ago. It is not what I remembered/I am not as I was.
Cascando

1

why not merely the despaired of
occasion of
wordshed

is it not better abort than be barren

the hours after you are gone are so leaden
they will always start dragging too soon
the grapples clawing blindly the bed of want
bringing up the bones the old loves
sockets filled once with eyes like yours
all always is it better too soon than never
the black want splashing their faces
saying again nine days never floated the loved
nor nine months
nor nine lives

2

saying again
if you do not teach me I shall not learn
saying again there is a last
even of last times
last times of begging
last times of loving
of knowing not knowing pretending
a last even of last times of saying
if you do not love me I shall not be loved
if I do not love you I shall not love

the churn of stale words in the heart again
love love love thud of the old plunger
pestling the unalterable
whey of words

terrified again
of not loving
of loving and not you
of being loved and not by you
of knowing not knowing pretending
pretending

I and all the others that will love you
if they love you

3

unless they love you
I must get back to work, for my Godot has arrived and is drawing gawkers. But, if I had my druthers, I'd be lounging on my big comfy couch drinking red wine and noshing on rustic Italian picnic-ish snacky foods whilst someone read poetry aloud for me.

Thursday, October 7

300 Love Letters

[300 Love Letters]

Even though I doubt I'll read them, I kinda like the idea of this.

[Via the sassy, lovely and somewhat snarky Sheri]

Tuesday, October 5

Botox | Broadcast News | Blush | Bras | Boots

[Botox | Broadcast News | Blush | Bras | Boots]

Edwards needs botox. Somebody needs teach Cheney to sit on his suit jacket.

If that didn't make you wish you were high, this might.

If you'd like to try to clear your mind of all that, try this.

Still can't get your mind off politics? Then go ahead and ponder the possibility of a President Schwarzenegger.

Me? I'm done for a few days. I'm gonna direct my attention toward blush, bras and boots.

Sunday, October 3

Quotation Thought Stream

[Quotation Thought Stream]

"Fear not those who argue but those who dodge."
   — Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"The truth told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent"
   — William Blake

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
   — Maya Angelou

"[ . . . . ] our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves."
   — T. S. Eliot

"We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves."
   — Blaise Pascal

Week 4 Football Picks

[Week 4 Football Picks]

In order of confidence:
  • Rams over 49ERS
  • Saints over CARDINALS
  • Jets over DOLPHINS
  • Eagles over BEARS
  • PANTHERS over Falcons
  • STEELERS over Bengals
  • Broncos over BUCCANEERS
  • Giants over PACKERS
  • Patriots over BILLS
  • Titans over CHARGERS
  • Redskins over BROWNS
  • TEXANS over Raiders
  • JAGUARS over Colts
  • Chiefs over RAVENS
Can't be much worse than last week.