Gravity and how much I don't know

To quote Lloyd Dobler "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

Monday, April 13, 2009

love the margaret love

"I think if we all told our stories and said out loud what has happened to us, to warn other women, to comfort those who have had the same things happen to them, to show that we are not alone, the world would suddenly become a bigger and better place.
People ask me sometimes if I ever go too far, if I ever reveal too much of myself and later regret it. I don't think that it is possible to get too personal. We all have pain. We all have doubt and sadness and horrible things that have happened that shouldn't have, and when we cover them up and try to pretend that everything is okay, then our stories are forgotten, and our truths become lies.
I tell the truth because I am not afraid to. I tell the ugliness to show you the beauty. But there is some much ugliness left."

Margaret Cho "I'm the one that I want"

I could not have said it better myself................

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just to set the record straight......

I think you may have found this site. And maybe you check it out periodically. So if you do this one's for you..........(no, I didn't meant that to be cute and rhyme).
We were friends, when we needed someone there. Over time I developed feelings for you, made sense. We knew each other well, I thought. But I always felt like I was this aside in your life. You treated others with more respect in front of me, you had this way of making me feel like a non-person. And I let this happen, for this I don't blame you.
We went thru some very tough times together, during those times we were closer (more co-pedendant than anything). You accused me of only being nice to you when things were going bad in your life. I think you failed to see that things were going bad for you alot, I think what I was being, in those situations, was a friend. Or at least trying, I think we got too close. When I moved here I should have taken the advice that several friends gave me which was to take this opportunity to leave you in my past. But I didn't. You moved here and even though I thought you had changed and were making more of an effort in your life, you weren't. Not long after you arrived I started seeing the same old person reappear. The lying, the selfishness, the arrogance; they all popped back up again. And then you met someone, and I was happy for you......for a while. Until yet again you started operating in your own self interest. And when she moved in I finally saw what you both had in each other, you were very similar. When I saw this I moved away from the two of you. You thought this was because of the feelings that I told you of long ago. And what you didn't seem to believe was that I was long past that. When I saw you cheating with your roommate's wife I lost all respect for you (I never had any for her). And when I tried to get you to 'fess up, you acted like I was being ridiculous. The one you are with now is so much like you, she cheated on her fiance the first night she met you. You two really are made for each other. I have always felt that you reap what you sew.... this could not be truer.
What I really want you to know is this:
I am over you.
I think that I made the right move by moving on from you.
I hope (against all the odds) that your marriage works.
I found happiness in doing the right thing for me.
I don't regret anything.
I miss our friendship all the time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th. I usually don't jump on the bandwagon, but here I am.

So today is all about remembering those who died on that day. And every year on this day I read comments like this

"Some of us have not forgotten and I for one never will. The cowards who did this will never give up, and we should be vigilant about bringing them to justice. My prayers to all the suffering families, not just today but every day. I hope we will not pull our troops out of Iraq until we “win” this war. To do otherwise would be admiting defeat, and Americans are winners, not losers. Three Cheers for America! That’s all !"

Now I am not that politically aware, but I do know that Iraq was not responsible for the attacks on September 11th, 2001. They did not claim responsibility for the attacks but they did applaud what the terrorists had done.
Osama Bin Laden is supposedly and likely the man who financed and orchestrated that day. He is Saudi born, and had been living in Afghanistan at the time of the attacks. To find out more about why he did what he did you can read
GW Bush and his cronies used 9/11 to further another agenda, remove Sadam Hussein from power. Iraq and Afghanistan are not that close to each other geographically but because of our poor understanding of politics, religion, and geography in general (see Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 for an example of this) is was easy for them to pull the bait and switch.
And as for winning the war in Iraq.....nobody will win it.
This is a highly abbreviated response but you can always go out and read! Look at maps, realize that the US is not the center of the world and that outside the US there is a world that many people from this country know nothing about.

Oh, and joining will leave you in your inbox more than enough food for thought,
They paid for this to run yesterday in the NYT:
But for now I have work to get done and no time for this.........

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Really? I mean REALLY?!?!?!?!

I guess one should think twice before ordering a nice Fra Diavolo in Chicago anymore.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What does this mean??

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
(x) Braveheart

Total: 9

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total: 6

(x) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total: 3

(x) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30 (Suddenly Thirty)
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots

Total: 13

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt

Total: 10

( ) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
(x) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber

Total: 6

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards

Total: 5

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total: 7

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Identity
(x) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator
( ) Predator II
(x) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George

Total: 7

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
(x) My Boss's Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) Frailty
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2

Total: 10

(x) My Best Friend's Wedding
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
(x) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3

Total: 14

(x) X-Men
(x) X2
( ) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total: 11

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle
(x) Old School
(x) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf's Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
(x) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mr Butch died today

If you lived in Boston anytime in the last 25 years and walked thru Kenmore Square or Allston, you knew Mr Butch. Always a smile, always made my day better. I grew up in Boston and met Mr Butch when I took a few courses at NESOP before I went away to college. He was a good man. I knew many homeless people who went the way of the pipe and Mr Butch was not one. He gave me reason to smile when we exchanges "hellos". Always had a good line when asking for change. I was a sucker for a funny panhandler.
When I was a messenger I saw him more, he came to our parties sometimes. He came to the shows. He was a pretty laid back and very smart man.
He will be missed, and I hope he knows what he meant all the people that he was kind to over the years.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Some strange tweaky things happened to my page and I have been so consumed with the new business that I haven't done anything to fix it. So now I am trying to play catch-up.

Really interesting project..............