The Thing: A horror movie full of extremely cheerful people

   August 28, 2002    Comments Off on The Thing: A horror movie full of extremely cheerful people

Seriously, they don’t seem all that stressed by having a blood-sucking alien stomping around hanging people upside down in the greenhouse and shredding up dogs to feed the podlings that will take over the Earth. I actually started to suspect the woman *was* a podling, so insignificant was her fear reaction to these events. But it was kind of cool… Read more »

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

   August 24, 2002    Comments Off on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? was eminently satisfying, and has aged wonderfully. Without the visuals, I’m even curious whether the time period would even be distinguishable. (Well, the reactions would seem a bit extreme unless they changed the accents to deep Southern.) While watching “issue” movies and television shows, I am often irritated that the characters don’t seem to be… Read more »

That WWW Thingy

   August 5, 2002    Comments Off on That WWW Thingy

Yesterday I learned how to use Dreamweaver’s Test Site functionality. I love it when I learn a new Dreamweaver trick, and I wish I could get one of the people who wrote it to come sit next to me and point out whenever I’m doing something the hard way. I promise I would learn quickly, so they would only have… Read more »

Decadence

   August 3, 2002    Comments Off on Decadence

I’ve now had cinnamon toast and pumpkin pie in the same day. :)

Lies! Lies! All lies!

   August 3, 2002    Comments Off on Lies! Lies! All lies!

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing lately. I have signed up for the Powell’s newsletter, which is irritating, and I believe I will stop it soon – but I have also been receiving the Review-a-Day mailing, which is great. That’s where I found this, and it’s what a review should be. My favorite bit: My gut feeling… Read more »

Minority Report: Suspension of Dislike Failed Too

   July 8, 2002    Comments Off on Minority Report: Suspension of Dislike Failed Too

I’ve been thinking about Minority Report for a while, wanting to say something but not knowing what to say. But I think I have it: The only way you could enjoy this movie is if you actually were surprised that someone could mess with the system. Unfortunately, it’s not really possible to be surprised about that. Oh well.

Librarians: Not Just For Shhh!ing People

   June 25, 2002    Comments Off on Librarians: Not Just For Shhh!ing People

Re: wacky anarchistic librarians that are trying to make information available to more people through the magic of ebooks. I can just imagine a publisher’s rep trying to explain the difference between ebooks and normal books to a librarian: Publisher: The problem is, we aren’t getting as many sales, because people have access to the material for free. Librarian: Kind… Read more »

Portents

   June 15, 2002    Comments Off on Portents

When the first thing that happens in your day is that your pajamas get burrs on them, you can’t help but be suspicious about what comes next.

Quilt-o-rama

   June 2, 2002    Comments Off on Quilt-o-rama

Today and yesterday, F. was here quilting for the last time before she moves to Montana. We got a lot done and it was extremely entertaining to boot. The previous evening, I had a conversation with my friend B. in which she blamed her lack of quilting on not having anyone to quilt with. I scolded her for a lack… Read more »

Ungrateful

   April 15, 2002    Comments Off on Ungrateful

Me: “God!!!!” K.: “Yes?” Me: “If you were really God, you could get rid of all these span tags for me.” K.: “When a man is given span tags, he has them forever. When they are taken away without any work on his part… he’s… an ungrateful… (pause)… fuck!” Me: “You have no idea where you’re going with that, do… Read more »