Archive for September, 2002

So there

September 26, 2002 - 3:29 am 1 Comment

The sole, petty reason for this post is to piss off my brother because I’m up late.


September 24, 2002 - 11:58 pm 2 Comments

We got some pictures back from the photographer today. Here’s the almost-3-y.o. and here’s the one year old. Personally, I think they’re pretty cute.

Number one daughter has locked her father out of the house and pulled him down to the floor out of his chair tonight. She’s on a roll!

Here’s something you don’t see every day

September 24, 2002 - 1:00 am 2 Comments

I was going through some old boxes and found my mother’s poll tax receipts from 1958-1966. The poll tax was outlawed in 1966.

I also found:

– a picture painted by my great-great-great aunt in 1938 for my mother
– a whole bunch of my riflery and archery targets and patches and medals from camp
– a newspaper article about a relative who went to jail
– a letter from my big brother to me when I went to camp (I’m still waiting for that Astroworld trip I was promised…)
– a bunch of dim pictures of unidentifiable landscape (pitched)
– letters from my grandfather to his parents while he was a cadet at West Point
– my mother’s confirmation certificate
– all my report cards and standardized test results

I started this project to toss out trash, but it’s taking me hours to go through the boxes. All the letters written to and from camp for the 7 years I went there, for example – fascinating. I got 2 letters in 1981, one from my great-aunt and one from my mom, about how fascinating the royal wedding was between Charles and Diana. My mom recorded it for me. On betamax. I still have it somewhere.

poll results

September 22, 2002 - 3:55 pm Comments Off on poll results

1.)  republican 8   7%
 2.)  democrat 11   10%
 3.)  libertarian 9    8%
 4.)  guns are groovy 13   12%
 5.)  guns are evil 12   11%
 6.)  christian 9   8%
 7.)  non-christian 15   14%
 8.)  love kids 19   18%
 9.)  dislike kids 11   10%

Oh dear

September 22, 2002 - 2:24 pm 1 Comment

Jason Mewes has disappeared.
A flowchart of a bunch of fetishes, trying to explain how they’re related. I don’t even know what 90% of these things are. A sneeze fetish?
Check up on the latest theme park accidents.
The big list of RPG plots.
The Germans have run amok, host the first annual Extreme Ironing Championship. Yes, ironing.
A mature young Muslim man.
Here’s the ho-bag who beat the snot out of her 4 year old daughter last week.

wee bit worrisome

September 21, 2002 - 10:59 pm 4 Comments

I am still feeling singularly terrible. I’ve had a pounding headache and nausea for days now, along with lethargy and boobal pain. I started feeling miserable after my surgery. I really hope I didn’t get one of those nasty hospital infections that doesn’t respond to any antibiotics. I read a story earlier about a woman who almost died from a papercut.

I’ve been curled up in bed with a bottle of Pepto and a bottle full of ibuprofin and I still feel really awful.

It doesn’t help that the almost-3-y.o. has now developed roseola. Luckily the high fever part and (most of the) bitchiness are gone, but she’s still not feeling 100% either and she’s covered in spots. Hub’s tired of everyone being sick and he hollers at everyone regularly. The only one in the house who’s been nice to be around lately has been the little one, who is impossibly cute and sweet.


September 20, 2002 - 9:43 pm Comments Off on Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Dubya’s most recent brain fart. (requires Real Player)
Tell me this surprises you, I dare you.


September 20, 2002 - 3:17 pm Comments Off on Ha!

Forbes declares that Bill Gates is no longer the world’s richest man.
U.K. healthcare system is in the toilet. Literally.
Hungry? Head to Indiana. They have some pickled fingers.
Greyhound nurses deer, who is now apparently alpha dog.
You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
German Justice Minister compares Bush to Hitler. Takes one to know one?