Make Einstein say what you want him to say with this Einstein Chalkboard Generator

As you can see, I had fun with it today.



What words can YOU make while playing Bookworm? =D


Love is a burning thing ..

I just watched Walk the Line.

All I can say is ... wow.

It's been a long time since I enjoyed a movie *this* much.

I've listened to Johnny Cash now for a while .. well, more than a while. I have heard his songs all my life but didn't really come to enjoy his music and respect him until a few years before he died.

This movie just brings a whole new kind of respect.

I had NO idea until now what kind of tragedies he went through in his life. When I pictured Johnny and June all these years, I just pictured this blissfully happy, wonderfully talented couple who toured around blessing the world with their music. And, yes ... that's all true .. but .. so much happened up until that point.

I had NO earthly idea how he was raised, how badly he was treated by his family, how he had another wife before June, how he nearly destroyed himself ... I just didn't know.

I'm glad I know now. This movie made me feel the Folsom Prison Blues, but by the end I was laughing and crying at the same time.

Joaquin Phoenix makes a fine, fine Johnny Cash. Very believable.

This is a movie I could watch again and again. I walk the line, too, Mr. Cash.

Now, where can I get the above picture in poster size?

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I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line


Eavesdropping in a Crowd.

Snippets of random conversations I overheard in my ethics class this evening:

" .. go, go, go!"

" .. do you ever watch that show on A&E?"

" .. See, I don't have periods anymore .. "

" .. I went to him and asked how can I make this better?"

" .. See, they move independently, so I refuse to wear them because they smack me in the face."

" .. I found out last night, I'm going to learn Japanese .. "

" .. her Glamour Shots were horrible .. "

" .. see, he really loves horses .. "

" .. do you sleep with him?"

* * *

It's a grueling 4 hour long class with only a 10 minute break, so I have to amuse myself somehow. I have no idea how these conversations began or where they led, but I enjoyed jotting down the bits & pieces, just for fun.

I learned that people say "see" alot.

I was deeply saddened to hear Glamour Shots still exist. I thought life had evolved past that horrid craze. I guess I was wrong.




For one very brief, bright shining moment, I was listed on the daily top voted blogs on Blogmad.


I had to join the ranks and make a screenshot of this most memorable moment, as I've seen others doing.

Luckily I did it just in time too, because lo and behold, when I refreshed my screen, my (pen)name was GONE.

oMg! w00t! L0llerc0asters!!!!!!111. {{{hugs}}}

Ok, I'm done.

Watch Super Size Me.

Now you can watch it. Online. Free.

Super Size Me .. the full length documentary. Watch it here.

You'll feel your arteries clogging up just by seeing what this poor guy puts himself through, eating McDonald's every day for a month, experimentally, to see how his body will respond .. and to prove to the overweight and potentially overweight masses that eating crap will wreck you, and fast.

You may think twice about ever eating that way again.

The changes he experiences are astounding.


Pro & Con.

What's cool and uncool about my new job:

Closes at 10.

The risk of losing a finger in the meat slicer.

I'm sure the uncool one needs no introduction.


Blaze. Scorch. Sear.

It's so damn hot here, zookeepers are feeding popsicles to the monkeys so they can stay cool.

I would kinda like to see that, actually =D



At my job at the university, I write press releases regarding events around campus, exceptional professors and students, things like that.

Last week I wrote a release about a garden the kids of the local kids learning center are working on. They were excited because they are just now harvesting the vegetables that they started growing in the spring.

I contacted the class instructor, and she provided me with great tales about the garden and the class, and also great quotes I could use in my story.

I asked her if this was going to be a class offered year after year.

"The class I taught was an enrichment class. And since I worked there, it was no problem for me to be there in the afterboob. Since I no longer work there, scheduling it might be difficult."

hahaha, what was SHE thinking about?!

Freud would have a field day.


Unfortunate Company urls.

1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at

5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is

9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at

There are other posts about clueless businesses here.

*borrowed from this site ..


The happiest place on earth.

And nope, it's not Disney World, surprisingly ..

It's Vanuatu, a South Pacific ocean archipelago. The happiest country on Earth.

This study was done to see how countries rank against each other in terms of measuring people's well-being and their impact on the environment.

I hope people don't catch word of this and go flocking there to fuck it all up. According to the study, Vanuatu is not consumer-driven, and it is full of people who just like to enjoy life and have happy times with their friends and families.

So, if you're thinking of crashing their party, please .. don't. Heavens on Earth are rare.

If you want to see where some other countries rank, here's the article.

I found this part interesting ..

"... we might better achieve long and happy lives for all, whilst living within our environmental means," he said, according to British daily The Guardian.

Nawwww, really?! Who woulda thunk it ..

America didn't do so well. Hmm.


Words per minute.

How fast can you type?

This site can tell you.

The highest I got was 109.29 wpm with 2 mistakes.

In high school, I typed 120 per minute.

I'm slipping.


A vegetarian saves 95 lives a year.


I guess this has been around for a while .. kinda interesting.

Sometimes when I dream, people look and move around like that. Not really creepy, but with wide eyes, expressionless and sometimes featureless faces, and twitchy movements.


Diner Dash 2 is killing me.

I finally got to a decent level, but I can't get the maitre d' or whoever he is to stop following me around all the time. He doesn't help serve or fill drinks or clear plates or anything, he just follows me around and stares with this shitty look on his face.

Hmm, sounds a lot like my real job.


Vladimir Putin is weird and has a dumb name.

Nevermind that North Korea is test-firing missiles.

Russian president Putin shows his freaky-deaky "softer" side by kissing the stomach of some kid during a press conference, where reporters were trying to question him about the missiles and Iran's nuclear program and relations with the United States.

WHY was he behaving this way, you ask?

"He seemed to me very independent, very serious, but at the same time a boy is always vulnerable. He was very sweet. I'll be honest, I felt an urge to squeeze him like a kitten and that led to the gesture that I made, there was nothing behind it really," Putin said, smiling.


Squeeze little boys like kittens and kiss their stomachs for the whole world to see and we'll forget all about those missiles and all that scary shit!

"Putin," .. sounds like something that should take place while on the toilet, when there is nobody within earshot who might hear you putin and then laugh at you and never let you forget that they heard you putin on the toilet that one day after you'd had a little too much Taco Bell.

* * *

In other news, the house-sitting has FINALLY come to an end. Yeehaw & ride a donkey. This only means I'm back my regularly scheduled busy life of work, school, and homework, only without having to make daily (and sometimes multiple) trips to my boss's house in this choking summer heat we're feeling as a result of the dangerous and potentially 'it's the end of the world as we know it' global warming. (haha, that last part is just to make Paulie smile .. )

Did my lovely & gracious boss thank me yet?


Did he pay me yet?

Sure didn't.



Update: he paid me. He's not such an asshole anymore. Just a little.


Wiki fun.

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).


1) 1773 - American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
2) 1942 - Holocaust: Porajmos - Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination should be deported to Auschwitz.
3) 2005 - The last scheduled edition of US radio program The Howard Stern Show is broadcast on terrestrial radio.


1) 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (d. 1827)
2) 1928 - Philip K. Dick, American writer (d. 1982)


2003 - Gary Stewart, American musician, singer and songwriter
(suicide) (b. 1945)

Holiday Observances

* R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
* Bahrain - National Day
* Bangladesh - Victory Day
* Kazakhstan - Independence Day
* Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
* South Africa - Day of Reconciliation


Happy 4th.

Have a safe & happy 4th.

Don't drink and drive.

Don't lose an eye or blow off any limbs due to being stupid with fireworks.

It's too hot and miserable here to enjoy the fireworks anyway, so I'll be sitting this one out.


Lost in Translation.

One of my favorite movies (among an extensive list) of all time is Lost in Translation. Bill Murray is brilliant, Scarlett Johansson is stunning, and it sparked my desire to add Tokyo to my long list of places to visit in my lifetime.

However, I'm disappointed in director Sofia Coppola for only leaving me with only that and The Virgin Suicides (which, although, is a stellar movie as well.)

Could it be from the long list of goofs in Lost in Translation?

Look, Sofia. Don't let the goofs get you down. No one gives a rat's ass about goofs except those fuckwits on imdb.com. Come back to me. Give me more great movies. And please, please, PLEASE team up with Quentin Tarantino. I beg of you. On bended knee. Yeah, I know you dated him and it didn't work out. So? It could be the best decision you've ever made in your entire life.

You are the DAUGHTER of Francis Ford Coppola, for god's sake (and cousin of Nicolas Cage and niece of Talia Shire.) ACT LIKE IT!!

and make me proud .. =D

Somehow, I'm not so sure about Marie Antoinette, but of course I'm always willing to give it a try.

That is all.

Get that yodeling bitch off my radio.

I swear to god if I hear Shakira's 'Hips Don't Lie' ONE MORE TIME, it's not going to be pretty.

Not pretty kinda like this spoof. Haha! It's hilarious. And 'Shakira' looks strangely familiar, hmmmm ..

Actually, Paulie found it first though, so he gets all the credit.