Archive for February, 2005

Weekend Update

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Friday Night Movie Review: The Phantom of the Opera with Claude Rains is possibly the worst version of the story ever done. I love Claude, but yegads. It wasn’t his fault it was so terrible, thank goodness. The producers made some very oddball choices in this one. Why did they have to change Raoul and […]

I No Speak So Good No More?

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

620 on analogies, antonyms, and reading passages? Did someone beat me with a stupid stick before I went in to take the test? Why did the essay topics on the GRE suck so hard? And what the hell do those percentage rankings mean? And just what GRE score do these schools want? Do I want […]

I’ve Got the GRE Blues So Bad, Uh Huh

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Indulge me a moment, will you? OMG WTF GRE AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you. While I’m off beating my head against a computer screen while attempting entry into an institute of higher learning for the purpose of obtaining a master’s degree, here is a funny blog to read. It is chock full of bad query letters sent […]

The Coolest Thing Right Now

Monday, February 21st, 2005

It’s a pen! It’s a Peep! It’s… a Pink Plush Peeps Pen! Guaranteed to make your co-workers look at you funny and suddenly relish the thought of eating stale marshmallow chicks and bunnies. Look for them at your local Walgreen’s. I couldn’t find a picture of the Peeps pen online, so enjoy this Peeps-related link […]

Another Great Song!

Monday, February 21st, 2005

This is so good. I don’t know how I found it, really. I think it must have been on someone’s blog, or a page somewhere? Anyway, this is Solomon Burke singing “Don’t Give Up On Me.” It’s a lovely blues piece, quite a bit different from the last song I recommended. Have a listen over […]

Constantine, Or The Devil Wears White

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

Things I learned from Constantine: 1. Despite what we’ve been told, or what we’ve come to expect, Lucifer wears an expensively tailored white suit when he comes to Earth to claim souls. He looks quite dapper, really, even if he doesn’t believe in wearing shoes with the ensemble. No red cape or pitchfork. 2. Gabriel […]

Show and Tell

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

Pictures of a varied and assorted nature. Vinnie as a kitten, sitting on Yours Truly. Nell looking exceptionally disagreeable. Fred, my parents’ cat, looking exceptionally smug. Vincent and Stanley peering out the window in the back room. Strange things that congregate on my desk. A pretty picture I took at the Getty Museum in Los […]

Week In Review: Grumpy Bear, Elvis Cthulhu, and Apollo

Friday, February 18th, 2005

The Week from Hell is coming to a close! It’s time to hit the Stoli and watch much of the Sci-Fi Channel. If only I can live these last few hours of work… yoik. I am still a bit puzzled about last week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica. Was Apollo on vacation? Out at a tanning […]

“At my desk I’m like the rest…”

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Ugh. I am never reading Cleolinda’s blog again. She said this was a good song, and she was right. But now I can’t stop listening to it. SO HOOKED. My Winamp player may never recover. Have a listen. Here’s a place where you can play the song and get earwormed by it too. The song […]

Post of Brain-Deaditude

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Whoever invented these long-ass three-hour evening classes is a sadist. You can dress the class up and stick it in a nice classroom with comfy seating, but in the end, it will still be a total grind on your mind and body. The damn thing just keeps going and going. And, well… professor? That five-minute […]