Archive for September, 2001

Another couple caught making out

Another couple caught making out in plain view of our office today (you’ll remember, this isn’t the first time):

Couple by the lake

Couple by the lake, picture 2

Worth reading: John Robbins’ “What

Worth reading: John Robbins’ “What Should We Do?

Osama bin Laden no more represents Islam than the Ku Klux Klan represents Christianity… There was a Mosque in one of the towers. At the time the first plane hit, 500 Muslims were gathered in that Mosque in prayer. Many of them are believed to have died.

Tonight was the season finale

Tonight was the season finale of Tough Enough, the WWF/MTV reality show that ended with one female and one male getting a one year contract with the WWF (which could mean being in the WWF or working in one of their developmental territories, like OVW). I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this show a heck of a lot more than Real World: New York. The people involved were great and everything seemed much more “real.” Kind of like the first season of Real World versus one of the lamer seasons where you could tell that the people involved were hamming it up for the camera.

Out of the five finalists, I liked everyone except for Chris, who seemed like the type of guy I would butt heads with in everyday life. Maven and Josh were both incredible and seemed like genuinely nice individuals, as did Nidia and Taylor. I have a feeling that even though Maven and Nidia won the contracts, that the remaining three (though I could be wrong about Chris) will continue to pursue their dreams of becoming wrestlers.

Tough Enough did a lot to help show the non-wrestling fan exactly how much work goes into being a wrestler and how taking even the simple bumps can hurt like hell. I’m looking forward to the next season, but I’m especially psyched to see Nidia and Maven make their TV debut on Smackdown! in the near future. Kudos to both MTV and the WWF.

Co-worker: … finishing discussion of

Co-worker: … finishing discussion of how expensive P. Diddy’s most recent video must have cost and how many celebrities were in it… Can you imagine the wrap party on that?

Me: You just wait until my album release party.

Co-worker: Oh, what are the two of you going to do?

Me: Two of us? Where’s the other guy coming from?

Co-worker: Imitates me running around my house with a root beer, celebrating…

People hold me in such high regard.

Funny thing is, God would

Funny thing is, God would probably say pretty much the same thing.

“I tried to put it in the simplest possible terms for you people, so you’d get it straight, because I thought it was pretty important,” said God, called Yahweh and Allah respectively in the Judaic and Muslim traditions. “I guess I figured I’d left no real room for confusion after putting it in a four-word sentence with one-syllable words, on the tablets I gave to Moses. How much more clear can I get?”

After reading Scott’s account of

After reading Scott’s account of his battle with our incredibly inept government, I had to pass this along…

Huyen went to get her new Social Security card with her name change.
She got there and they told her she wasn’t a citizen (even though she
had been naturalized 8 years ago, on the Fourth of July, no less).
Fortunately, she had brought her naturalization with her, anticipating
a gov’t f-up like this, and she watched the woman update the
information so that she was now a citizen, officially.

Huyen gets her SS card in the mail and it says, “Valid for work only
with INS authorization.” She calls up the SS office, gets a woman
with big time attitude who actually HANGS UP ON HER. So Huyen calls
back and gets somebody much nicer, but who still can’t fix her problem
over the phone. Huyen needs to go BACK to the SS office (which she
said smelled like urine) and go through the whole process again. The
nearest office is in Manassas, 45 minutes away. Basically, she wasted
a whole day and, because of their inadequacy, has to do it yet again without any assurance that things will be correct after that visit.

We got a copy of

We got a copy of the new Loudoun Magazine in the mail yesterday. It’s a slick, glossy magazine focused on Loudoun County. It looks pretty nice and even the ads are interesting since they’re all local businesses.

Coolest thing: the cover was shot by Sarah Huntington, who shot our wedding.

A few reasons why Undeclared

A few reasons why Undeclared is going to be the show to watch this year:

  • Judd Apatow (executive producers of Freaks and Geeks) is the creator. Freaks and Geeks was probably the best show in the last decade.
  • Two of the actors from Freaks and Geeks are on Undeclared.
  • The debut episode featured a great line from a guy who wanted to DJ a dorm party… “You’ve never heard anything like it… I mix underground east coast thug hip-hop with Brit pop,” which was followed by him imitating how that particular transition would sound.
  • They played a Del song for an extended period of time during a dorm party scene.

I really enjoyed last night’s debut episode. I hope people catch onto this earlier than they did Freaks and Geeks so that it can be saved from the same fate. It’s directly following That 70’s Show, which should work well (Freaks and Geeks was originally put on Saturday night prime time, when no one watches TV).

A side note: last night’s season premiere of That 70’s Show was just depressing. As Homer Simpson says… features “I Gave My features “I Gave My Cat an Enema” and “My Neighbor is Insane!,” illustrated and everything. Amusing, to say the least.

Ugh… I have a headache.

Ugh… I have a headache. I’m stuck here in front of a monitor. And it’s absolutely gorgeous outside. I want to go home, go for a walk, and take a nap.