Saturday, January 31, 2009


Is it just me, or does it feel like it's been January all year long?

Actually, aside from today, this month has gone quite quickly. But I still have to use that joke every year.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What is "somewhat disappointing"?

I just took the online Jeopardy! test.
But after it was all over, it stated that regardless of how well you perform, you will *not* be notified of your score. Harumph! I mean, I know I didn't do well, but I was kinda hoping to know just exactly where I fall in the grand scheme of things.
Oh well.

In other news, I've got to write my Lost haikus for last night's episode, but my mind's just not in it yet. Sometime before next week, I'm sure.

In other other news, this Sunday is Irina's 4th birthday. Four! Crikey. I suspect we'll celebrate by taking her out to dinner, making cake, and just focusing on her all day. I can't wait!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Urban Dictionary Meme

Mostly posting this so that I've got something new up. And something that isn't a haiku.
I found this meme weeks ago from Zen Momma's Garden.

a) Go to and type in your answers to the following questions.
b) Post your favorite definition it gives you -- or just post the first one. (or multiple answers if it's just too funny.)
c) Tag 4 people. Leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.
d) Those people, if so inspired, should do the same.
(I don't do the tagging thing. I believe that memes should spread on their own accord. ;))

1) Your name?
2) Your age?
3) Your favorite drink?
4) Favorite color?
5) Birthplace?
6) Month of your birth?
7) Where you live now?

My answers:
1) Your name?
P@ - "P@ isn't defined yet." True! I'm not!

2) Your age?
33 - A code-word for weed that can be used anywhere without anyone knowing what you're actually talking about. It's an evolution of the 1337 spelling for weed - 'w33d' The 33 was then taken from the middle of the word and is used on its own. Comes straight out of Caterham! Brap brap!
'Dude, are we gonna get 33 for this weekend??'

'Yes man! I've got 33 - let's get blitzed!'

3) Your favorite drink?
Pepsi - The main substitute for coke... both spend tens of millions of dollars on advertising a year and the effect is...
Customer: can i have a can of coke please?

Barman: sorry mate, only got Pepsi

Customer: that'll do!

Um ...yeah. Except I would never ask "Can I have a can of coke"

4) Favorite color?
Ultraviolet - A large part of the electromagnetic spectrumwhich is invisible to humans, but not insects or certain animals. It has a wavelength of 450 nannometers, about 4 nm from X-Ray wavelength. It is really cool to play with,too!
Urine, toenails, fingernails, and other materls glow,or flouress, under Ultraviolet light.

5) Birthplace?
Charleston - A gorgeous, old city in southern South Carolina. Not to be mixed up with North Charleston.
I went to Charleston and fell in love.

6) Month of your birth?
June - 1. The sixth month.

2. In Japan, an early publication featuring male/male stories in the tanbi style. People used to refer to the category of male/male relationships targeted at the female audience as June, but since that was a trade name for a magazine, that meaning of the term has fallen into disuse. The category has evolved and changed so much and the types of stories so varied that the entire category is now called BL by the industry and most fans. In some places, including Comiket, original stories are still called 'sousaku (original) June'.
1. My birthday is in June.

2. June is a thing of the past...
The better answer, though was #3, which said "The month the hottest people in the world are born."

7) Where you live now?
Las Vegas - American excess at its most excessive.

Everything that's bad about the United States all rolled into one location.

A colossal waste of energy, in the middle of nowhere.
Las Vegas should be seen at least once, if only to prove that it really does exist, and isn't the demented fantasy of a Hollywood set designer.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Haiku Review: Lost - Because You Left/The Lie

Slight spoilers ahoy!

Because You Left
Time keeps on slippin'
into the fut...past... well, time
is slipping somewhere.

Sawyer is shirtless
the whole hour. So if you like
that, well, then enjoy!

The Lie
Poor Hurley. Haunted
by ghosts, and survivor's guilt.
Guy can't catch a break.

Oh, hello Vincent!
Nice to see you again. Ack!
Watch out for arrows!!

I'd've written longer, more detailed (and/or better) haikus, but I still need time to process the episodes, plus it's pretty early and my brain hasn't completley turned on yet. That being said, what did everyone else think? Feel free to discuss the show(s) in the comment section.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Haiku Review: Let the Right One In

Poor young Oskar is
often picked on by bullies.
He dreams of revenge.

Eli moves in next
door. She befriends Oskar and
tells him to fight back.

When Oskar learns that
Eli is a vampire, he's
like, "Cool. ...Don't eat me."

Oskar stands up for
himself. Eli kills random
townsfolk. The two bond.

The whole film is quite
haunting. The pool scene will stick
with me for a while.

Maybe the best thing
about Let the Right One In --
vampires don't sparkle.

Monday, January 19, 2009

End of an error

Feeling nostalgic for the past eight years of the Bush Administration? Then entertain yourself by looking over all The Onion articles relating to Dubya collected in one blog entry.

Haiku Review: Cops and Robbersons

Bumbling dad Chevy
and tough guy Jack Palance make
one boring combo

Haiku Review: Cradle Will Rock

Artists, accused of
being Commies, create works
that make Gov. see red.

Haiku Review: Urban Legends: Final Cut

If anyone says
this movie is scary, don't
listen. It's a myth.

Haiku Reivew: The Insider

Crowe and Pacino
take on Big Tobacco. Yay!
Based on real events.

Friday, January 16, 2009

This song makes me want to vomit.

That was my reaction upon hearing approximately 1 1/2 minutes of "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock.
Oh. Your. God.

I don't know if you've had the displeasure of hearing it. But you should be warned that it will cause blood boilage, or brain hemorrhaging, or the intense desire to see Kid Rock punched repeatedly (more so than normal).

Especially if, like me, you turn the song up because you are expecting "Werewolves of London". Which, is, you know, a really good song.


In addition to complaining about said monstrosity, I also wanted to mention that yes, I'm still alive - although in varying degrees of discomfort due to having caught whatever cold/flu bugs have been in the office the past week - and I even have some new haiku reviews to write (I've seen 4 movies this year already. 1 was great [The Insider], 1 was good, bordering on great [Cradle Will Rock], and the other 2 were crap [Urban Legends 2 and Cops & Robbersons]) But I'm not in the mental state right now to compsoe anything with only 17 syllables in it. So, next time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Die! Die!! Die!!!

While driving, the following songs were heard by me, in order (I did hit scan after the second and third ones, though. They weren't all on the same station)

1st - The Day the Music Died by Don McLean.
2nd - Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel
3rd - Let it Die by the Foo Fighters
4th - Thank you by Dido

I was starting to get a little worried at that point, but the next song I stopped upon was Kryptonite by Three Doors Down. Which, actually still ties in with the death theme a little, doesn't it? Hrm.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Oh, nine.

First, here's the wordle cloud from December's entries.

So. Aught Eight went and ended, huh? All righty, then.

I gotta say, not having the (self-imposed) pressure to blog every other day has been extremely relieving.

Thank you to everyone that has commented on the haikus. I've reread a few of them here and there and been happily amused several times at some of the brilliance in there (benefit of a lousy memory!). I probably should have googled up haiku review before typing all that up, but I didn't because I figured that someone has probably already come up with that idea, and I didn't want to be influenced and/or steal anyone else's work.
But. I googled it today, and found that, yeah. It's been done.
Oh well. I still plan on keeping it around as a semi-regular feature. In fact, once Lost starts again....

In other news, I read Watchmen, and was duly impressed. Now officially excited about the movie.

Have yet to do any work on those 'resolutions' I set myself, but then, we're not even a week into the new year yet, so no rush, right? ;)