Monday, July 31, 2006

Well I have to admit, I've been feeling a bit depressed this past week. All this war and hot weather is enough to make me think the world is coming to an end. Then today I listened to a few of my favorite podcasts and felt much better. This one (3 things), felt like a breath of fresh air. And I always enjoy this one (NC) and this one (TWIS).
I love that I can go to Comcast with my wonky DVR cable box and say, 'It's acting funny." And they'll give me a new one! The joy of box rental and service all for one low price! Now I can watch the Closer! and catch up on my On Demand Anime.
I went to a pool party this weekend, it was nice and cool. We celebrated a birthday, ate cake and ice cream (that I made!) and cooled off in the pool. I can't help but wonder if generations to come will look upon the pool as a huge waste of water. Still I had fun.
A friend is going to lovely San Francisco, CA this week and I recommended the Japanese Gardens there in the park. That's where these pics are from. I love Japanese gardens and have added them to my 'travel to do list.' Along with Art Museums, Librarys and Zoos. All of which are trumped by amusement parks with rollar coasters.
And Savage Chickens always cheer me up.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Well I finally saw Superman Returns. I suppose I consider myself a 'fangirl', though I'm not nearly as critical or cynical as a few people I know. Actually I have nothing bad to say about the movie. I liked it. I rate movies on this scale: Erase My Memory of That, Not The Worst 2 Hours, Entertained And Forgotten, Cool- Let's See It Again, Put This On My Amazon List. I'm easily entertained, so long as I don't feel I've wasted my time.
I have to admit it took me so long to see Superman, because I was kinda ticked off at Bryan Singer for deserting the X3 project. I also felt bad for the Brett Ratner, because, his work was doomed to be hated for stepping into Bryan's shoes. Hollywood is weird that way.

Meantime it's been reported that gas is the highest it's been in 25 years! Oh wait... how is that news?
And there's freakin' ad trucks drivin' around!!! Would someone please make a law???

To take my mind off that... enjoy this picture of my Orchids. It's supposed to be great if you can get them to flower. Somehow this one's flowered twice this summer, it's cool to watch.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

So I was thinking I should write some big, inspiring, 'go scientists, down with politicians' speech here. But I just don't have it in me. Instead, you should go see this site: the Sex, Drugs and DNA book
That guy is way better at it than me. For some reason, scientists are being vilified as evil, amoralist creatures of the night. Or maybe that was a bad movie on SCI-FI?
So instead I bring you this picture of the new Super Hero stamps! Well the DC Comics version anyway! Cool huh? It's nice to know in this crazy world, you can rely on the US Post Office for entertainment! Thanks, post office for only screwing up 3 of the 1000's of pieces of mail I've received in my lifetime. I like them odds!

I think I'm getting the hang of this blog thing, I even backtracked and updated.
Oh and here's a v-blog from my friend Doug, out in La-La land.

Monday, July 17, 2006

So I have to admit I'm a pirate fan. I've already seen Dead Man's Chest twice. I don't think it's a romantic thing, I think it's that whole idea of basically doing whatever you want and pretending there are no consequences.
I saw a History Channel special about actual pirates and it's way scary. What's really strange is that the best Pirate (Black Bart) was forced into service as captain against his will. So his revenge was to be really good at it.
Still I like Depp's version better. I have to say Disney's treatment has been surprisingly good. And well I have to admit, I soooo prefer fantasy to reality. So excuse me, while I go find the new Terry Pratchett or Lemony Snicket book. Meantime, enjoy one of my Stikfas figures!