still recovering from surgery. vicadin is good.
my fantasy teams are doing very poorly. i'll end up in last place in baseball
and probably lose this week in football. i just don't know how to predict
who on my team will do well. a lot of the time i'll have the right players
and choose the wrong ones.
i plan on going to work tomorrow even though my face is still swollen.
the boss said that he's going to start taking interviews for the assistant
manager position. we'll see about that.
minnesota has a shitty defense.
barbed wire tattoos are retarded.
minnesota needs dennis green back. minnesota is playing like a high school
team right now and their defensive coordinator needs to be fired. i feel
only kinda bad for the vikings right now.
i was extremely happy to see the rams lose today.
"SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Terrell Owens doesn't care if the San Francisco
49ers were injured and ailing. He still believes they didn't beat the Washington
Redskins badly enough. ``I'm not going to bite my tongue,'' Owens said
Tuesday as the 49ers packed up for several days off during their bye week.
``Like I said, we need to develop killer instinct, for whatever reason.
That's it. I said what I had to say. I'm not going to backtrack on what
I said. I said what I said Sunday, and that's what I meant.'' Owens stirred
his first controversy of the season following San Francisco's easy 20-10
victory over Washington. Owens was angry coach Steve Mariucci ordered the
team to kneel on the ball for the final two plays of an eight-minute drive,
running out the clock at the Redskins 16."
there are five reasons owens is totally right here. 1. the redskins showed
no mercy in the preseason - so it's time for revenge. 2. to be a champion
you have to be able to have a killer instinct, there's no two ways about
it. 3. points can come into play when determining whether you will go into
the playoffs or not. i think offensive points are third or fourth on the
criteria list when two teams are tied in the playoff standings, but it's
still reason enough to go for the points. 4. the 49ers have a shitty offense
and the last few minutes of the game might be a good time to gain a little
confidence going into next week. 5. i own g. hearst. and t. owens on my
fantasy football team so any yards/touchdowns they get help me so racking
up points would have likely helped my team.
updated movies list.
watched koyaanisqatsi and mo better blues.
today wasn't a very good day.
this week in fantasy football wasn't that great either. i should beat ryan,
but that's because he doesn't even seem to care considering he only bothered
starting one quarterback.
i think "man with a movie camera"
says a lot more with each shot than koyaanisqatsidoes,
but i think that's fitting since the latter seems to be more about an overall
picture and experience and the former has more of an agenda.
i think it kinda smells in the apartment right now.
i don't like it when it gets darker earlier. i've never liked fall - it
usually brings about a seasonal cold, rain, and earlier darkness. none
of those things are particularily attractive to me.
i'm not sure i entirely understand the reason people slam their doors.
if you've lived in a place long enough you know how much force to apply
when closing your door.
the internet doesn't have anything that interests me anymore.
the newest vincent gallo album is quite nice.
learned where the term "limelight" comes from today. learning is cooler
when it doesn't require very much effort.
we've really screwed up the everglades. i'd like to visit them sometime
and learn more about that area was so jacked up by human intervention.
miss america winners don't usually seem to be all that hot, but i suppose
that's what they're trying to work towards.
beasite boys' legal
listening to atom heart mother right now.
there will be plenty of football to watch tomorrow.
ken burns is on cspan right now talking about his new documentary - "the
i ordered south park season one and the special edition of lord of the
rings last week.
washed my car and found that somebody with a car bumped the side of it.
my month just gets better everyday. the only that hasn't happened yet is
having my car break down...that's one reason i don't drive it because knowing
my luck lately it would end up costing me money just like my computer and
my wisdom teeth and everything else.
someone told me that "prince can play 23 instruments well." that's impressive,
but i don't care if he can play a harp with his balls, his music is lame
and all his songs are about having sex or how great he is. screw prince.
i started adding release dates to my cd list. i do the most productive
things with my time.
my fantasy baseball team has been stinking it up lately.
aaron mcgruder (creator of the "boondocks" comic strip) is on cspan now,
the onion stat shot. i like 5 and 9 the most
usually when i wake up before noon it's a good thing. when i get out of
the house before 1 it's also good. i don't have any reason to leave the
house today though. i did my shopping yesterday. i don't have any money
to do any more shopping. i don't feel like playing frisbee with myself.
i might wash my car later on.
the new "add n to (x)" album is good, comes out in october i think. boards
of canada are going to rerelease their first album sometime in november.
"audioslave" the band formerly known as "civilian" (rage against the machine
with chris cornell) has set november 25th as the date for their new album.
and according to the sony representative i talked with it's not going to
be the same material that's been online this whole time. we'll see. there
hasn't been any really good rock releases this year, in my opinion. so
lately i've been listening to a lot of idm. the new underworld didn't grab
me at all.
melanie is going to be back in davis on monday.
celebrity news: j. lo cheated on her ex-husband with ben affleck. leo and
demi moore are in love. everyone in the industry is a loser.
updated moviesiown list.
started my top ten list. it's
all tentative so far, and not in order yet.
i've never been too excited about anything that can't be done in a day.
work has been a drag lately because the new boss always bitches about money
and that makes the place feel all the more corporate.
saw lou piniella go crazy again today. he's a funny guy...he through third
base into the outfield. seriously though, he's out of control and should
probably be gang tackled when he does this crap.
saw leslie (of the infamous sorority life) today. so far that's been the
highlight of my day.
i think everyone agrees that joe morgan is a superior baseball analyst.
watched the angels/a's game tonight. both teams have demonstrated that
they can win with pitching and with hitting. right now they look like the
best teams in the AL. then again i don't watch all that many games.
it would be nice to be closer to johnny and luke.
i need to cut overhead or start bringing in more cash, things are tight.
had a good day at work today.
picked up koyaanisqatsi and powaqqatsi on dvd yesterday. the soundtrack
for the next film (naqoyqatsi) comes out soon and i should be able to get
that for free.
basketball player george lynch looks like steve wilbur, or vise versa.
john bush, of allmusic.com, is freaking cool.
updated moviesiown list.
saw a girl with an interesting shirt today. it was a picture of curious
george (the cartoon monkey who is always getting in trouble for doing dumb
things) standing in front of a flagpole (bearing an american flag) with
his right hand over his heart. i asked the girl where she got the shirt
and she replied "target." given the source and the person wearing it i
highly doubt it was intended to be a bit of social commentary, but to me
there is no more fitting image for the times than that one. a monkey looking
up at a flag with his hand over his heart.
watched an episode of the anna nicole smith show. i think i hate her more
than any other character in history.
if someone can explain why college athletes can't receive gifts from sponsors
i'd love to hear it. i've never understood why they wouldn't be able to
make money using their talent while in college. i'm really interested in
what the explanation is.
lost this week's fantasy football matchup, spurrier let me down big time.
pardon the interruption is a great sports show.
john madden is funny.
listened to autechre pretty much all day yesterday.
work went pretty quickly today. i still do the same work that an assistant
manager would do, but without the pay raise. not sure if i should just
stop doing all that work and work at the level i get paid or if i
should somehow corner the boss into paying me more. oh well, guess i'll
just wait it out for a while.
have a test in class tomorrow. i never bought the book so i don't think
i'm going to enjoy class tomorrow.
the redskins offense has had a hard day.
heard about a study on npr the other day which was conducted by a dancer/scientist
who studied the brain's response to seeing other people do things on video.
for example she hooked up her assistant, who is not a dancer, to a machine
which measured her brain waves while watching people dancing. what she
found out is that no matter what activity she showed on the screen the
person watching the activity used the same part of their brain while watching
a certain activity that they would if they were performing that activity.
when the dancer/researcher hooked up her brain to the machine she found
a stronger response to something like dancing because it was more familiar,
but it was still the same part of the brain being stimulated. this study
would explain why people excited when watching sports, porn, or any other
activity. when we watch someone doing something our brain actually thinks,
to a lesser extent, that we are performing that activity ourselves. the
scientist said that she thinks this is one way we learn - we see someone
shooting a basketball and our brain actually goes through the mental motions
in order to emulate that physical motion. to me it explains why i want
to play basketball after seeing a basketball game or feel tired after watching
a track race ...npr has some good stuff.
my fantasy football team isn't doing very well today.
updated movies list.
it's good to see the rams sucking again, makes the universe move back into
its proper alignment.
rearranged my room last night, it looks a lot better and has more open
space than before.
gave myself a haircut, did my laundry, and ate two pb and j sandwiches.
i've seen some awful commercials lately. there's a coors commercial that
glorifies conspicuous consumption and a truck commercial that uses a song
about a woman finding self-respect and getting out of a dead end relationship
to sell trucks - not sure how that is supposed to work.
lou piniella, the mariners coach, is funny when he argues with refs. i
saw one of his more infamous arguments where he was yelling at the umpire
and after a while of kicking dirt at him ended up getting on his hands
and knees and scooping dirt over home plate with his arms. it was hilarious,
woody allen is a funny guy. larry david reminds me of woody allen.
i'm going to get my wisdom teeth pulled on the 27th.
fsu seems to have a pretty good football team.
i'm in first place after the first week of fantasy football which means
there's no chance i'll finish in first - it's pretty much impossible to
lead wire to wire.
i don't have any plans for the rest of my weekend. i might watch 'one hour
espn posed a good question today and i'm wondering what other people think.
me your answers to the following question: "who most revolutionized their
sport?" their top ten included: woods, ruth, robinson, gretzky, ali, palmer,
unitas, jordan, bird/magic, and someone else who i didn't see hear.
watching the yankees game right now. chris berman and joe morgan are the
announcers. berman is talking about abraham lincoln and the declaration
of independence and other items in american history. since berman was a
history major in college i think he can get away with it. he's a smart
guy. speaking of unattractive, chubby, smart white guys...norm abram (of
this old house and the new yankee workshop) is rad.
i haven't discovered any interesting sites on the internet in months.
got the scoop on gold medal basketball game of 1972. after collins made
the free throws the us was up 50-49. by international rules only a coach
may call a timeout and apparently a timeout was called, but there was a
malfunction that didn't signal this to the referees. so they imbounded
the ball ran the ball to half court and with one second left a timeout
was called. at this point some olympic big wig who didn't have any authority
over the actual game told the refs to allow the russians to imbound the
ball again and to put 2 seconds back on the clock. so for the second time
the ref let the russians imbound the ball from one end of the court. there
was a long imbound throw and after three seconds there wasn't a score by
the russians so the americans started celebrating their victory. the refs
called the players back to the floor and made them do the whole thing over
because the second time there was apparently 50 seconds placed on the clock
instead of 3. so on this third try the clock was properly set and the russians
were allowed to imbound the ball again. this time they were able to score
and win 51-50. one side says it was unfortunate that there was confusion,
but the russians beat the americans fairly and that the americans should
stop pouting. the americans say that they were cheated twice and the whole
thing was a sham. i say that the refs were completely incompetent and should
have been shot by an irate american fan. additionally the americans truly
were screwed twice - once when someone without proper authority put time
back on the clock and once when the russians were allowed to imbound the
ball because of a clock error. had the russians scored during that second
chance when the clock was incorrectly set they would have won, so they
essentially were given a freebie. if it would have counted for them
then it should also count against them when they used that time
the second time around. pretty shitty situation on the whole.
science times is a really cool show.
the worst news of the day wasn't that i'm going to be broke for the rest
of my life, rather it was hearing that webber is going to have legal trouble
beyond what i originally thought.
spider silk is stronger than steel and is able to stretch 30%. if you were
able to make a piece of spider silk the width of a human thumb it could
stop a flying jet plane.
today was pretty lame on the whole.
melanie left for l.a. today.
i'm pretty much sick of hearing all this stuff about 9-11. it was a pretty
bad day, on the whole we haven't really learned from it, on the whole i'm
glad it happened and if it should happen again and i die in the process
i'll be pretty satisfied with myself, because maybe i will be part of something
that creates some lasting positive action rather than reactionary politicking.
if you care enough you'll call your senator and representative.
just came back from the dentist...no one ever leaves a dentist office happy.
why don't dentists work nights or weekends? why do you have to be rich
to afford medical care? i've had to take a 3 hour lunch to go to the dentist,
fill out paperwork, wait in his office be told that i'm going to have to
fork over 732 bucks, and eat lunch. all that makes for a great day.
have to get back to work. after that i have a test to take in my worthless
poli sci class.
i might try to get a job working at the theater again...i know the boss
and working for her isn't all bad, the perks are nice, and the schedule
fits mine. working seven days a week wasn't horrible while i was doing
it last year and now it's necessary so i have more motivation.
in other news, i won this week's fantasy football matchup with the most
points of any of the eight players so that's pretty sweet.
updated movies list.
updated moviesiown list.
watching the rams lose to st. louis right now. nice interception.
yugoslavia looks like a pretty good team, but you would expect that from
team that has 40% of the starters from the kings.
fantasy sports have been more interesting lately.
listening to autechre's LP5 while flipping between basketball and football.
i think this is what sundays are about.
"Autechre creates a fascinating sonic world on their fifth album release,
where electronic pulses and blips are used to create fantastic textural
waves. Members Sean Booth and Rob Brown prove they've become masters of
programming throughout, issuing a more than suitable follow-up to their
critically praised 1995 release, Tri Repetae++ (1997's Chiastic Slide wasn't
considered a true follow-up by the band). Although it may be hard to take
for those uninitiated into Autechre's unique style (it's hard to detect
melodies upon first listen), you'll discover something new with each repeated
listen. Since all the songs are cut from the same sonic cloth, the album
is best when listened to in its entirety, but the tracks "Acroyear2," "Rae,"
and "Fold4, Wrap5" are definite highlights. Although not for everyone,
LP5 should be admired, since it's not comparable to anything past or present.
updated movies list.
computer is still dead.
work has been fine lately.
war in iraq is likely.
colin powell (read bush administration environmental policy) was booed
in Johannesburg; yay. i heard one report that said the booing was "incessant"
and npr said it was "sparse." i trust both news sources as much as any
news source...this is a classic example of why the media has alienated
me...i don't feel like i can really trust anything i hear from any news
source. one report makes it seem like a major rebellion and the other makes
it seem like a small group booed only a couple times in 5 minutes. other
news sources haven't even mentioned the existence of the summit in africa.
lame. people claim npr is so great, but i honestly don't see it. they're
about 1000 times better than any other news source their size or bigger,
but there are lots of cases where their reporting is weak, corny, elitist,
decidedly slanted or otherwise flawed. i guess it's the worst news source,
except for all the others and that's why listen to it every monday-friday.
"Allan Fitzsimmons, the man chosen by the Bush administration to head its
wildfire prevention program, does not believe in ecosystems and says the
extinction of threatened and endangered species would not be a crisis.
Fitzsimmons was tasked last week with reducing fire danger on Interior
Department lands through the newly formed Healthy Forests Initiative, but
environmentalists say the appointment confirms their fears that the initiative
is just a smokescreen for expanding logging on public lands. President
Bush wants logging companies to thin forests, theoretically to reduce fire
danger, in exchange for the right to harvest commercially valuable trees.
Under the White House plan, forest protections would be suspended and it
would be harder for environmentalists to sue to block thinning. Fitzsimmons,
a free-market policy analyst aligned with libertarian and conservative
think tanks, has written papers calling ecosystems human constructs and
criticizing those who try to accommodate nonexistent ecosystem needs.""
"Native Americans are pushing for laws that would give them veto power
over development projects on historically sacred sites. Despite fierce
opposition to granting Native Americans such power, especially on non-reservation
land, the legal push has made some headway: A bill is nearing passage
in California, support is growing for similar legislation in Congress,
and the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court ruling prohibiting
logging on a sacred site of the Hoopa tribe in Northern California -- even
though the land is privately owned by a non-native person. The trend
has been spurred on by fears among Native Americans that the Bush administration's
emphasis on maximizing domestic energy sources could lead to drilling and
digging on sacred lands. Among the threatened lands they hope to
protect: the Zuni Salt Lake in New Mexico and sacred trails on what was
once Quechan tribal land in Indian Pass, Calif."
i'm for most anything which a) gives power to native americans b) has
the potential to protect open land.