August 4th, 2004


Big Brother 5 Update!!!

Big Brother 5 Update!!

Little Pig, Little Pig... Open This Door.

Where in... we are treated to more hillbilly tears and Karen screaming about porn, Jase screaming about everything, and Scott being... well, in his own little world. There’s a veto thing... there’s some pigs... and there’s Will and Diane in dreamland watching Drew... a completely different kind of porn than what Karen is screaming about.

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Happy Dump Hay... er... Wednesday, August 4.

Yuppers... my little guy got up with me today... now I'm at work and he's no doubt munching on dry cerial and watching a movie ... while the house sleeps. :D
He knows how to capture personal space...

It's one of those days out there... insanely perfect weather... blue sky... a morning chill in the air... and everything made of metal still has little wet drips of night trying to collect themselves and hide from the sun. My last glimpse of that day was walking into this place from the car... Now I'm swimming in fluorescent light and monitor radiance. I'd rather be fucking, in a sun beam.

(totally cool how a comma makes all the difference in the world)

~ blue ftls
~ dk green dress pants... this is where I want to say hunter green... but I don't actually know... although its a great girls name..
~ coolio patterned shirt with beige, black and green.
~ well... um... I mean, I have to present the process mapping stuff tomorrow, so that's all today is about really.
~ oh, and writing about Amazing Race at lunch.
~ tonight? Computer backups, against the possibility of break-in and theft, and packing stuff...
~ sorting out video camera stuff for the trip. :)
~ that things can spin into control for rose_queen... and happy demolitions sugar.
~ to send out some good vibes to my friend angry_amy
~ that darkbay gets to start every morning off this way... :D
~ for much better health to find it's way to maggie...
~ and several rapid succession type wishes in my heart for your well being giabean.

The radio talked a lot about the US Missile Defence system... the one Canada is buying into... they tried to present good and marginally objective opinion on both sides and I have a sneaky feeling it's going to be a much larger issue as time marches on. However, there was one point that is still rattling around in my head; exactly what pin head country is going to be dumb-ass enough to launch a missile strike against the US? We can already, and absolutely, positively identify the 5 square yards that any missile launched from, so launching against the Stars'n'Stripes is basically asking to have your country reupholstered in rock fragments. The threat, they point out, is more likely to come from the shipping that arrives in America, (only 5% of which is inspected) How many billions ($) on a marginally tested system that will create a false sense of security, against a non existent threat, that ignores real and present threats? Remember the Patriot Missiles streaking into the sky over Israel when the Iraqi scud missiles were an issue?

Have you ever heard of Six Sigma? It's the name of an operational process that seeks to provide "quality improvement" options to clients. It's how the airline industry evaluates itself... Why? Well the basic tenant of the Six Sigma model is that in some things, a .001% error rate (so, one-one hundredth of a percent) still translates into hundreds of airplanes and thousands of people falling out of the sky. So those systems need dramatic quality and near-zero error rates. Now just imagine how important that concept is in defending the country from inbound missiles. And the government is responsible for deploying it... that's the first big scare. The second is that it is just about freaking impossible to really approach near-zero error rates with this kind of thing. So when the time comes... I'm just saying... Missile Defence is a sink hole for money, a false prophet of safety, and the reason that millions of Americans will argue for many many years to come.


Ok... I gotta get down to it...
I hope that, where ever you are, you're letting someone love you.
It's really not much harder than that you know.
ps. start with me...
pps much love muchachos y muchachas.

Amazing Race 5 Update!!!

Amazing Race 5

You Tripped Over The Desert?

Start yer engines... because you’re gonna need horsepower to drive back and forth over Mirna the evil cunt. Er... sorry, did I say that out loud? It’s all about the airlines again, but this time, there’s a clear winner and clear losers – and all the way through... that wretched Ho basically beats the shit out of the midget. There must be an international organization that promotes dwarf welfare, and you can bet they’ll be gunning for Mirna when this is over.

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dum di dum...

do you believe in magic?
the magic in a young girls eyes...
do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
... talk to a cancer survivor...
did you know they're the same thing...

A commercial came on the television last night... we rarely watch shows that we haven't taped, but we were last night so we actually watched commercials.
The commerical was a string of people from obviously different walks of life saying "I was one!"
They were dramically beautiful characters... full of things that made them feel real.
As it got under way, my attention was grabbed and I commented that I hoped this was for something good...
and the last visual was of a wee tiny bit of a girl ... maybe 6, saying "I am one!"
and it was a promotional spot for The Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) saying how many lives it touches...
It was beautiful.

Then the VIM commercial... with the mom in what looks to be an Orange jump suit, seperated from her maybe 8 year old daughter by a pane of glass.
The daughter is saying "Mom... when will you get out?" and the mom saying "soon baby... soon."
And then they pan back so we can see her spritzing the tub with cleanser and scrubbing away.
Gah that is a total cut up ...

Ok... enough random thoughts.
There is rain pouring down in a sunny blue sky so obviously Mother Nature has found her stash and is somewhere cracking it up. Whatever... just let me turn off the A/C and get back to fresh air when I sleep.

Today was wonderful... for loads of good reasons... but none more clearly etched in my head than the moments of clarity that visited my mind as I considered the ways in which positive thinking has enhanced my life. Oh, and I believe in Fate but I feel very much that it is a tenious thing... forever flexing and twisting into new positions as life slips past like so many mile markers on a dusty highway.

I also realized that I really dig the name Mallory. Just a random comment thing and I thought... "I haven't heard that name since The Facts Of Life FAMILY TIES!!! left the airwaves. mallory mallory mallory...

Alrighti ... time to boogy home.
Loads to do, and basically no time to get 'em done.
oh and soccer ... Geo has soccer... and I really need to get to the library to sign out some books on tape for the journey.

Later. :D
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Over dinner...

Edward: Dad? do you know what?
me: Hmmm?
Edward: when we were at Francisco's house...
me: yes...
E: They have a book...
me: yes...
E: It tells you what names mean!!
me: Really?
George: Yeah... do you know what George means?
me: hmmm
G: A "Farmer" or a "Land Worker".
E: "Land worker!! ... "
G: And!!! do you know what Andy means?
me: hm... no, what does Andy mean?
G: "Manly".
me: (blue steel)
E: Dad? What does "Manly" mean?
Suzanne: "It means he leaves the toilet seat up."


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after careful guidance from my wee george,
I have managed to check ixocatsixtyten (Hi Alice) into a hotel for the duration of our vacation.

ixocatsixtyten is my neopet*... (don't laugh).

I let the little vermit starve util it's close to fainting then I stuff it till it's bloated and then forget it again for a week.

I actually played a neo game to make neopoints so I could afford to put my little ixo up in a style'en hotel.


rule of parenting: If you're kid does it on the internet... you do it too. It's the only way to avoid complications and not knowing the answer to stuff. :D