Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Rain Delay Randoms

Thoughts while waiting for the Red Sox rain delay to end (which at this point looks doubtful):
  • Red Sox have been a litle high up on the suckitude meter as of late. This rain delay might actually be a good thing.
  • Anne Bancroft is dead. This doesn't effect me much. I wasn't a big fan of The Graduate... at all - although my thoughts and prayers do indeed go out to the family and friends. Why then am I mentioning this? Because a friend of mine has insightfully pointed out that the lyrics to 'Mrs. Robinson' are now more appropriate. Hope she paid attention to the line, "Heaven holds a place for those who pray."
  • Staying up past midnight three nights in a row makes one very tired.
  • Almost finished with reading Faithful which you see to the right. Thoughts so far? Very good read, but redundant. Still - getting into the juicy bits (the ridiculous win streak in August) and Stephen King is going nuts. Some fine writing from New England's horrormeister.
  • I just bought a new pair of black Chuck Taylors, which my mother affectionately calls 'Squiggy shoes' - as in Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley. She doesn't like them. I do. I win, because they stopped showing the reruns for Laverne and Shirley over fifteen years ago.
  • The Justice Department lowballed the tobacco industry by asking a judge for only eight percent of the expected penalty award. I have it on good authority that the director of the case was a former tobacco industry lawyer and was also the one who asked for such a ridiculously low amount. Outrageous, yet not altogether surprising. Still, as a former smoker I can't help but think that most of the guilt and responsibility for smoking lies with the smokers. I knew too well that what I was inhaling would eventually kill me if I didn't quit, yet I still smoked for ten years because, quite simply, I enjoyed it and I wanted to. How is the tobacco industry to blame for that? I suppose one could argue that they deliberately withheld crucial information as to WHAT exactly I was smoking, but knowing that wasn't going to kill me any faster. "Smoke 'em if you got 'em" was my cry.... until I started coughing up blood and getting chest pains.
  • Living on the 3rd floor of a triple decker in 87 degree heat ensures that I get my recommended eight glasses of water a day.
  • Like architecture? Here - build a house with Frank Lloyd Wright as your guide.
  • Like beasts? Here - build a monster with the Beast Blender
  • Like nothing? Good - I'm out of links.
  • Where do I get all these links that I post? Easy answer. I steal them from other people's blogs. I hope there are no blog police out there because I will surely be arrested on charges of bad ettiquite.
  • The Panasonic Electronic Nose Hair Trimmer has to be one of the best inventions of the last twenty years. Do not - I repeat, DO NOT EVER - mistakenly put the blade in backwards after cleaning.
  • What do you say I end these random thoughts with a joke like last time? Sound good? OK.. here goes.... Two snowmen are standing next to each other in a field. One turns to the other and says, "Do you smell carrots?"
Nighty Night, amigos. Until tomorrow.. or thereabouts.


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