Wednesday, March 26, 2008

this trend can now officially die

You know, I am a fan of pop music -- always have been. To the grave dismay of my friends and now my husband, I'm a singles kinda gal. I don't care that much about albums, unless they are
a) Exile on Main Street
b) Maggot Brain
c) New Amerykah
d) Shoot Out the Lights
e) Laughing Stock
f) The Blues and the Abstract Truth.

Anyway, I like singles. And in the 80s, I liked them even more than I do now. So imagine my joy at discovering the latest internet meme:

You got RickRolled! Okay, done now. Old people get it, your trend is finished. Thought I will probably still think the random playing/direction to/interruption of events with this song is kind of funny for at least another week or two.

Also? In case you were wondering? The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blog for the LA Times is completely great. Scroll down and look for his post on why people always thought he was so angry -- this is hilarious.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

it turns out this stuff does come up again someday

Okay, so you should go take this quiz. It's oddly empowering.
(click on the title of this posting, and it will link you to the quiz.)

I'm not going to explicitly brag about this, because it is after all pretty much a test for 12-year-olds, but I did quite well.

NCAA tourney brackets due soon. If you want to play along but don't know anyone to have a bracket contest with, zap me an e-mail and I'll hook you up.

Rediscovered enjoyable food of the month: Chee-tos Puffs. If you have not seen the commercial where the girl loads up some obnoxious lady's laundry with these, you should check it out.

Music of the week: New Amerykah, by Erykah Badu. It's great. Also? Elton John's Madman Across the Water.

Book of the week: The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Forecast: cloudy, chance of fog, N winds 10-15, high 52.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

as a member of the grammar police, I hereby make a citizens' arrest

I read this online at

"Clinton campaign finance committee member, former vice presidential candidate, and former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-NY, told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Ca., that, 'If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.'"

I refer Representative Ferraro to the following tutorial:

Seriously, I am so sick of this election.
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