Saturday, September 24, 2005

They did what!?

well, I recently purchased a book called "The did what!?" at the 1/2 priced book store. it's a pretty fun book. it has all sorts of useless trivial stuff that I, for some reason, find interesting. well in any case, I've decided that each time I post, I'll also post a little excerpt from the book as well. In case you're interested in buying the book, it's by Bob Fenster and is published by McMeel publishing. if either of the two party are reading this blog and want the excerpts removed, feel free to leave a comment. otherwise, here's the first excerpt:

when Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. starred in the movie "That Lady in Ermine", she gave him an ermine jockstrap and he gave her an ermine chastity belt.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Preparing for the world's first face transplants - More Health News -

Preparing for the world's first face transplants - More Health News -

Your face will be removed and replaced with one donated from a cadaver, matched for tissue type, age, sex and skin color. Surgery should last 8 to 10 hours; the hospital stay, 10 to 14 days.

Complications could include infections that turn your new face black and require a second transplant or reconstruction with skin grafts. Drugs to prevent rejection will be needed lifelong, and they raise the risk of kidney damage and cancer.

After the transplant you might feel remorse, disappointment, or grief or guilt toward the donor. The clinic will try to shield your identity, but the press likely will discover it.

well sign me up for the operation right now!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

of words and letters


part of speech: adj.
def: an portmanteau word made up of an amalgamation of the words splendid, spectacular, and terrific. an exciting event. superlative of spiffy.
example: 1) did you see that catch? it was splentaculariffic.
2) (sarcastic) what? we're understaffed again? that's just

another word that everyone should add to their vocabulary. just like spiffy and fooding.

Friday, September 16, 2005

the glade guards are coming! the glade guards are coming!

one down. a whole lot more to go.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

all misty-eyed

well, I've been having a pretty awesome day so far. work's been going fine. kinda slow. I think it has something to do with the mist outside (which feels great by the way). I'm just sitting here right now listening to the rain and getting ready to food. really looking forward to tonight though. I'm scheduled to get off of work at 5:30 (which, in case you don't know, is really early for me) and I have nothing I have to do except watch frasier and lost and paint wood elves. go me! well, I go food now. hope all of you are having as great and as relaxing a day as I am.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

the first wood elf

as promised, here are pics of my spellsinger. I actually used highlighting on it...and it only took me five hours to paint it. got five hours of sleep last night but that's more than enough for

Saturday, September 10, 2005

incompetence abounds

well, work sucked today. we had a new guy start sticking a couple of days ago and he does a pretty decent job most of the time but for some reason, he had problems today. I think that about 51% of his sticks had to be adjusted or redone. luckily, we were only open for four hours today. unfortunately, I think I spent 3 3/2 of it fixing his mistakes or doing paperwork for the mistakes he made. now it's not that he made mistakes that annoys me. after all, I had more than my fair share when I first started. it's that I ask him if he needs help with a stick that obviously isn't working (i.e. there's no blood going into the needle), then he says no and digs around in the donor's veins for two or three minutes and then asks me to correct it after he's already gone through the vein and the arm is obviously swelling up and there's nothing that I can do that annoys me. throw into that the fact that we were understaffed and had a lot of donors come in and you have a pretty lousy day. anyways, after I got off of work, I came home and spent the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing productive. I played on the psp for a couple of hours and then started painting my spellsinger for a bit. I also worked on scenery a little bit but I don't know if I'll actually use it or not. it's too crumbly as of right now so I'll have to steady it somehow. well, I think my first layer of paint has dried on the spellsinger now so I'm back to painting and enjoying a glass of blackberry wine. if the spellsinger turns out good, I may post a pic sometime later.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

my third army, or something in the woods stirs

well, I bet you can't tell what my third army is going to be by the title of my post... anyways, they should be here by next friday if not sooner. until then, two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I took the one filled with elves.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

absolutely baffled

well, right now I'm rearranging my bed room so I can make a little bit more space. I'm looking at both of my surge protectors and I'm completely baffled as to how my apartment hasn't been burned to the ground yet. I have stuff plugged in that I didn't remember I owned. also, while I'm on the subject of bedroom stuff, I think my toilet's haunted because every once in a while, the water will start to run for no apparent reason, almost as if some unseen spectre had just finished using the toilet and was jiggling the handle. might have to check on that if I have time today...

I watch butts

after church today, I decided I should go to target and get some stuff. as I was walking in, I noticed this guy walking with his girlfriend and for some reason, how they walked caught my eye. when the girl walked, her hips moved from side to side but when the guy walked, his hips "bounced" (moved up and down). also, as I was driving home, with my window rolled down and hand resting out the window, I noticed that there were a lot of other people that had their windows rolled down. one interesting thing did caught my eye though. although the percentage of people that had their window down was fairly even for each gender, I noticed that guys tend to stick their whole hand/arm outside the window whereas chicks tend to leave only their elbows resting on the window. my theory on the reason for this is that sticking your whole arm outside the window shows more confidence, a trait more often associated with guys, because of the possible dangers entailed in doing so (getting your arm ripped off by a passing semi, etc.). whereas sticking your elbow out the window is a little bit more of a safer way to go. just a theory though. let me know if you have any thoughts as to why either of my observations occur.

on to less stalker-ish news, I went to see Brothers Grimm yesterday. it was...different. I'm still not really sure if I liked it or am indifferent to it. I think that part of the problem is that there are scenes where you can't really understand what the actors are saying due to them either mumbling or background noises covering them up. I do have to give the movie credit for having probably one of the best lines I've heard in awhile though: "It's not magic! It's just shiny!" plans for the rest of the day? relaxing, chillin', resting. not necessarily in that order.

Friday, September 02, 2005

my first wireless post

well this is my first wireless post. it takes awhile to post but at least it works. yea! happy day!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

prone to violence

well, everyone else is talking about the hurricane so I thought I would too. while watching the news this morning, I found out that some asshole (I don't normally use words like this but I think 'asshole' is the best way to describe this individual) fired shots at a rescue chopper. so now, instead of evacuating people and helping those that are injured, like they're supposed to, rescue personel are staying back and trying not to get shot. my solution? everyone in Louisiana track down this idiot that fired the shots and just lynch him. you're already tired, testy and proned to violence so you might as well take it out on someone who deserves it. my advice to trigger-boy? run, asshole, run. problem solved. in all honesty though, I say to you, good readers, keep the people in Louisiana in your prayers and do whatever you can to help them.