Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Grace Lee Project

I just saw the trailer of this documentary online, and it seems really interesting! Let me know what you think if you've gone to see this film!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thursday night geekdom

Like the geek that I am, I am watching the C-Span coverage of the Chinese president's visit to the U.S. I saw the footage where a woman reporter/protester was shouting at the Chinese president, then taken away by secret service agents. Poor gal, just when she thought that there was freedom of expression, she got the experience the effect firsthand. I heard that she's still sitting in secret service detention as of right now.

The GF is working a late shift tonight, to be able to pay our slightly higher bill (new motorcycle fees, credit card bills, and of course, the money for snacks.). I really appreciate her trying so hard!

I am going to goto Japan for three months, working as a linguist, I hopefully will be able to make a little more $ than I am now, so that we'll be closer to being debt-free, and get ready for kids.

Speaking of kids, one of my supervisors brought his 11 week old grandson to work for a while. We were taking turns feeding and burping the baby. When I held that baby, it was almost like second nature! The baby settled with me pretty well, drank his formula with gusto and gave me a deep belch! I've always been good with kids and babies, but hesitated because of past uncertainties and worries about $. As I approach my mid-30's, I think this is the best time to either: a. conceive b. adopt, or c. do the Angelina Jolie thing. (buy the babies!)

Found out recently that I've got osteoarthritis, and had it for a long time, just didn't know it. I was kind of bummed about it, but not extremely, now I just feel ordinary, complete with common aches and pains.

As if blogging couldn't get any lighter, over the next few weeks, I will not be able to blog much. I need the time to see my folks, walk the dog some more, pet my cats, spend time with the GF, her family, and my family. I will be sure to update to y'all my journey in Japan though!

With some anticipation, excitement, knots in the stomach, I'll be off to the Orient!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Tom Cruise's spectacular sex life

From ....

TOM CRUISE enjoys a "spectacular" sex life with his pregnant fiancee KATIE HOLMES, because they have such good communications skills. The Hollywood actor reveals his sex secrets in the May (06) issue of GQ magazine, declaring the physical act is a "by-product" of a successful pairing. Cruise enthuses, "Sex is about the connection. "Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship, where you have communication and it's an extension of that. Where it's just free. And that's how it should be. It's spectacular. If you're not in good communication with your partner, it sucks. "(Meaningless sex outside of a relationship) is really horrible and pathetic and lonely."

....Funny....I never knew that he even had a penis!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Here comes the sun

Literally, it seems like the weird weather that we've been having for the last few weeks have gave way to sunny days with temps in the low 80's! Mind you, there is still a chance that we could be hit with another bout of freaky weather, but that's the Midwest for you!

Let me just say how proud I am of the GF, she has worked for 5 weeks straight so far, and I think she's doing really well, despite of what she may be thinking. I'm just sorry that her co-workers can be such asses! I think they're just a bunch of small-minded and burned-out phlebotemists.

Made banana bread last night, and it has won great accolades from the GF, the only audience that counts. I doubt that it could have been better than the ones that she has made though!.

The job situation is still a blur, but I'm used to everything happening at the last minutes anyways. Yes, it does get old, but that's the way my life is going right now. Still want to move Westward later on in the year, we'll see what happens!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Words of wisdom

How often do we all seem to forget these words?

Something for everyone
Baz Luhrman

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh never mind, you will never understand the power and the beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in twenty years, you will look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future or worry that know that worrying is as affective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindsides you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other peoples' hearts; don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss .Don't waste your time on jealously, sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it's only with your self. Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to knees, you'll miss them when they're gone. Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the "Funky Chicken" on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can, don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room. Read the directions even if you don't follow them. Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go. But a precious few, who should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, for as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young .Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain alienable truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old and when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse but you'll never know when either one will run out. Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're forty, it will look eighty-five. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of wishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling for more than it's worth. But trust me on the sunscreen.

What kind of food am I ?

You Are Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.
People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


I can't pretend anymore to tolerate life in the Midwest. I'm not trying to convince those who already like the place not to like it anymore. The semi-rural, small military post with nothing in it, and a city that is desperately trying to be what other cities were like 10 years ago (the yuppie wanna-be's and all), are not for me.

We've got very little as far as arts and entertainments are concerned, and I suppose that if I was a bit more of a bookworm, this place would probably be a better fit for me. I see a lot of what life could be like after one retires, after one gets fed up with all the stimulations of life. I don't think that's quite where I am at yet.

I'm bored, and have no sex drive whatsoever. My dog's favorite past time has become laying on the floor, and if I ever do retire, I pray to God that we'll never come back here....Amen!