Archive for September, 2005

Sequel: The revenge

September 30, 2005 - 7:19 pm Comments Off on Sequel: The revenge

If you thought the Shining trailer was bad, check out:

West Side Story, the zombie movie
Titanic, the horror movie

There is a post on Boingboing explaining why these were done.

Shining through

September 29, 2005 - 12:51 am 1 Comment

Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all month.

If The Shining were made today…

ACL Fest

September 25, 2005 - 9:47 pm 2 Comments

I can hear the Austin City Limits festival from my bathroom window. Coldplay is on. They’re playing “In My Place”.

That is all.

Another roach crisis

September 20, 2005 - 1:58 am 3 Comments

(clipped from a comment I left on another blog)

The other night something tickled my arm as I sat in my easy chair. I looked down. It was a roach crawling on me. It must have flown onto me! Gah! So I shriek incoherently and bat at it (waking poor hubby up from a sound sleep and he starts yelling too) and it LANDS ON MY LEG AND STARTS CRAWLING UP MY SHORTS.

At least I had the presence of mind to set the laptop down gently on the floor before I ran screaming out of the room.


September 19, 2005 - 12:20 am Comments Off on Hatchlings

We found 5 little baby brown recluses (reclii?) in the bathroom last night. Wonder how many are in a clutch of eggs. Wonder how many are living in my towels. Heavy sigh.

Wiping their ass with the Constitution

September 9, 2005 - 1:15 am Comments Off on Wiping their ass with the Constitution

I was going to write something about this, but Kevin at The Smallest Minority has put it so eloquently, I don’t need to.

Pressing the Reset Button? – “No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. “Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons,” he said.” (from the New York Times)

Perhaps the New Orleans citizens who stayed behind to protect their property from the looters can be beheaded too.


September 4, 2005 - 6:48 pm Comments Off on Serendipity

Sometimes the strangest things happen.

We bought the Prius in April and have been planning on selling the Jeep since then. Never got around to putting a sign in the window or anything. Today out of the blue, while the rest of the family was at the store, a guy rang the bell and asked if we would consider selling him our Cherokee. I got his name and number for hub.

No sleep for you!

September 4, 2005 - 3:49 pm 1 Comment

I have got to start watching less news. The last week’s worth of CNN/MSNBC/Fox News 24/7 has really taken a toll on me. I haven’t had but one good night’s sleep in a week. I’m having nightmares. Last night not even a sleeping pill helped – I kept flashing through all the images I’d seen on TV and my eyes stayed wide open like peeled grapes. I finally drifted off at dawn, later to wake with a migraine.

My continued prayers and tears go out to the Gulf Coast. Cannibalism. OMG.