Archive for March, 2005

This is just funny

March 31, 2005 2 comments

Today’s quickie horoscope:

No one can leave their options open forever. Pick an avenue. Explore it.

Categories: off the beaten path

What's next?

March 31, 2005 Comments off

CNN’s top headline right now is that Terry Schiavo has died.

I’ve tried really hard not to comment on the case or situation, firstly because I really don’t know very much about the legal history, and secondly because I don’t know that adding my two cents about the rightness or wrongness of things will really help the discussion.

I am curious, though, to see what happens next. The time constraints that have propelled the Schindlers to continue filing appeals and motions are gone. Will they now withdraw into private life or will they continue to fight the courts and their son-in-law? I think the latter is highly likely—too many groups have embraced the Schindlers as poster children for their own movements, and I suspect they still have a great deal of animosity against Michael Schiavo. So I wonder what legal step they’ll take next. I suspect we’ll continue to hear about this case over the coming weeks, at least until the next big thing happens. Now that Ms. Schiavo has died, though, I wonder how long the public will continue to show interest in the case.

Categories: of note


March 31, 2005 1 comment



Categories: in the \'sphere

The Dreams I Dream Each Night

March 31, 2005 1 comment

Last night I dreamed my grandmother was giving me a bunch of her old clothes—cute vintage stuff from when she was younger—and while we dug through the stuff, we listened to music from my iPod.

Except that everytime I hit play, it tried to play a podcast from ai, and for some reason I didn’t want my grandmother listening to the podcasts. Oh, and every time this would happen, it would be a completely new podcast that I’d never heard.

I had to check this morning to make sure there wasn’t a new podcast up. That would have been freaky.

Categories: off the beaten path

i am pleased to note

March 30, 2005 Comments off

We all know the new Harry Potter book is due out this summer.

Two summers ago, I was in Oxford for a couple of weeks and took the opportunity to pick up the entire set of books—then, the first four in paperback and the fifth in hardback—in the British editions. After all, Harry & Co. are British, so reading “sweater” for “jumper” in the American editions always made my palms twitch.

In preparation for obtaining the new book in the British edition as well, I visited and ran the numbers. It will cost me approximately $32 (or about £17) to bring the new book across the pond.

I’m not pre-ordering today, but I’m glad to know that the shipping, at least, doesn’t exceed the cost of the book. I’d have paid it anyway, but it would have irked me a bit.

Categories: likes and dislikes


March 30, 2005 4 comments


I will say only this: negative people SUCK.

If you find yourself muttering and sighing and bitching to yourself under your breath but loudly enough for your colleagues to hear you, you might be a NEGATIVE PERSON.

STOP IT. Please.

This PSA paid for by me.

Categories: off the beaten path

he was right, this isn't fun

March 30, 2005 Comments off

Our realtor is optimistic following an open house in our home last night. Mr. Angst, though, is taking everything he says with a whole shaker of salt. I’m sort of in the middle—after all, what benefit does our realtor gain by putting a shine on things? If he says things are going well and they’re not, we’ll know rather quickly, yes? About the time we notice that our house isn’t selling, yes?

So anyhoo, I’m trying to stay sort of upbeat about it all. People are apparently interested, people will be trekking through our home this week and weekend, people will hopfully be making offers soon.

But I just want it over with. I feel sort of overwhelmed with all the details of my life right now—not just making our school decisions, but also keeping our finances straight, maintaining a seriously clean home (which does not come naturally to me), and, of course, the actual process of selling a house. So I’d like to all end.

I’d also like to have more interesting things to post about, but, well, supra. Hopefully I’ll be able to post soon about our adventures in apartment hunting, both here for the short-term and somewhere else for the long-term.

Categories: just me