Wednesday, November 28, 2007

new woodstove.....dream.....

i walk into the living room and recoil in horror, then spring into action as best i can, the woodstove is's off of the hearth, the front glass in tiny shards all over the floor, wood and embers are burning on the carpet...i'm trying my best to get it all under control, even through my anger at the fact that i know my father has done this, caused this dangerous situation...i'm frightened at what a serious blaze this could have caused in the house had i not caught it in the dreams progresses, i realize the fire could have spread to my jobsite as well...i am talking to people and showing them the mess, and still cleaning up...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Can You Guess Who This Quote Is From?

In today's Washington Post, there is an article titled "Putin Accuses U.S. of Interference". Contained therein is the most amazing quote! Try & guess: "I am particularly troubled by the use of force by law enforcement authorities to stop these peaceful activities and to prevent some journalists and human rights activists from covering them..." Wait, it doesn't stop there!!! : "The freedoms of expression, assembly and press, as well as due process, are fundamental to any democratic society..."

Great stuff, right? Did you guess? No, it's Pres. George W. Bush...Unbelievable, I know. What blatant hypocrisy. Read The End of America by Naomi Wolf for perfect examples of Bush's administration doing just the above, and more...
Summer's passing...
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I was Zappa for Halloween this year.
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stress night.....

Get in bed to read, make it for about an hour, then out like the proverbial light. Exhausted. Sleep for three hours then awake, groggy, and into instant stress alert. What could I find to worry about? Oh, everything! And then some! No more sleep for me for about two hours, then into the land of stressed-out dreams. Somebody is driving a pick-up truck up into my yard and then trough my yard, and all around my property...i holler to Chuck "look at this crazy person", as i'm getting even more angry, i see that this truck-driving guy has climbed up one of the oak trees, and is sawing it down! the tree falls directly onto my car! I'm really pissed now! The guy comes up to the house to "talk" and wants to negotiate a payment plan for fixing my car, i am livid...he's acting so cocksure i want to punch him...(i wake myself up crying)...

Movie viewing extravaganza, up-to-date...

Boys Don't Cry (dir. Kimberly Pierce), 1999
The Way of the Gun (dir. Christopher McQuarrie), 2000
The Departed (dir. Martin Scorcese), 2006
The Pursuit of Happyness (dir. Gabriele Muccino). 2006
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, 2006
The Proposition
Broken Flowers
Half Nelson
Mothman Prophecies
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Man of the Year
The Salton Sea
The Squid & the Whale
The Fountain
The Mission, 1986
American Splendour, 2003
The Long Good Friday, 1979
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix, 2007
Mulholland Falls
Good Will Hunting (Dir. Gus Van Sant), 1997
Hildago (Joe Johnston), 2004
Fast-Food Nation (Richard Linklater), 2006
The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirrelles), 2005
Awakenings (Penny Marshall), 1990
Smokin' Aces (Joe Carnahan), 2006
The Astronaut's Wife (Rand Ravich), 1999
The Simpson's Movie, 2007
Four Rooms
Garden State (Zach Braff), 2004
Bridge to Terabithia
House of Flying Daggers
Suicide Kings
The Ice Storm
Before Night Falls (Julian Schnable), 2000
We Are Marshall (McG), 2006
No End In Sight (Charles Ferguson), 2007
Seraphim Falls (David Von Ancken), 2006
Lonely Hearts (Todd Robinson), 2006
Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood), 2006

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's all about the food, fool.....

Keeping within the great tradition of un-read blogs everywhere (except for Twisty's "I Blame the Patriarchy"), I now present for you what I've been cooking:
Butternut Squash Soup
Sweet Potato & Apple casserole
Raspberry Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie

I worked Thanksgiving Day, so this has all taken place on Sat. and today, my days off from work. Rhiannon & I took a fabulous hike today as well. We set a bruising pace, no mere mortal could have kept up with us, the Trail Queens!!! Next culinary project: preparing the humongous pumpkin I acquired by slightly duplicitous means.

Reading Update.....

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Spook Country by William Gibson
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Our American King by David Lozell Martin
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
The Unraveling of the Bush Presidency by Howard Zinn
The End of America by Naomi Wolf