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12.19.2004

babblingdweeb

Another good blog

Pull My Blog

This site deserves it’s own post because it’s a great design…in my eyes. Unfortuntely I am not a designer so my eyes might suck. :)

Why do I think it’s good? Because the concept is exactly what I want for my blog I am just too lazy to take it to that level at the moment and too cheep to pay to host it some place. However, when I stop being cheep and start getting real {gross: MTV Pun/Rip} this will closely mirror my design. I love the fact there is a current postings listing on the first page, however, there is classifications or subjects for each type. So music is music and movies is movies and random nonsense is well, random nonsense.

Cheers for a well done design and a good blog at that!

– bd

“The best ideas are common property.”

– Seneca

Random moments and friends

12.18.2004

babblingdweeb

What more could you ask for in a weekend

Yesterday, just like Thursday I saw more people who were connected with people I knew. This is just getting crazy! Maybe this is a week in my life I am supposed to find out that all of my friends are actors and that’s really how they all know one another…damn I need to steal the script for this movie I call: my life.

I had a Caipirinha (keye-pereen-yah) for the first time last night and I have to say not only did it rock, it knocked me over! It’s a Brazilian cocktail that roughly translates to “little peasant girl”. How do you make it? Here are some instructions! The first few sips will make you think you are drinking Tequila, but then you’ll taste a little sugar…by the third sip you’ll know something is up and it’s not Tequila. Very good and I highly recommend trying it! Not a lot of bars carry the correct liquor, nor do they know what this is. You might have to visit either an upscale place or a more worldly venue.

I am headed to a concert tonight to see Tamara Bedricky and Jody Raffoul so I’ll have to let you know how it goes!

“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Small world

12.17.2004

babblingdweeb

Lots of friends

It’s amazing how small the world is sometimes. Yesterday I went out with a few friends and found that a few of them are friends with some of my friends…some I hadn’t seen in years.

It’s like a six degree of separation mixed with small world syndrome; you couldn’t ask for much better then that!

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

– Dale Carnegie

Lost in the pages of another book

12.16.2004

babblingdweeb

But not lost in time

I got home from work last night and settled in to read a little more in Digital Fortress. I was only 40 some pages into the book and I already knew I would like it. Since I am reading the James Bramford book (well known non-fiction author and investigative journalist) on the NSA the two books tied in well for me. Different style of a Dan Brown book; this one has less tangible or reader participating puzzles; however, it is a true suspense/thriller. So I read from 6pm to 1am with a short break to have some dinner and talk with my roommate…I finished the book. So what? Well I have been reading fiction books as breaks between non-fiction and I read the damn book in one night! Now I have to start another one! :)

“Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Recycled music #3

12.15.2004

babblingdweeb

What am I listening to today

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Discs 1 & 2

Smashing Pumpkins: The Machines of God

Addicting Song(s):

– Stand Inside Your Love

Smashing Pumpkins: Pisces Iscariot

Addicting Song(s):

– Soothe

– Landslide

Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream

Addicting Song(s):

– Today

– Cherub Rock

– Disarm

– Spaceboy

Note: I ripped about 36 CDs to my PC this week…so it’s time to revisit the 90s and the beginning of my CD fetish!

Why call it jealousy

12.14.2004

babblingdweeb

When it’s really envy

Like most people I have a few pet peeves, but one thing that is hard for me to understand is deep nasty feelings towards people who loath others because of their good fortune. What am I talking about? Envy.

I should say that like most people I know, there are times in my life where I see someone famous or wealthy and I think “wow I wish I had that!” or “Man what would it be like to go out with a person like that!?” but I say it with an air of humor. While I might really think it would be fun to have a billion dollars or to be able to hang with the big guys, I’m not pissed about where I am at in my life. I feel comfortable saying that I think most people I know are in the same boat. However, there are those times with some people were their level of envy reaches a whole new plateau. Why?

When someone else has good fortune, why loath them? When someone else makes the right choices, why hate them for it? Some things will never make sense to me.

“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”

– Aeschylus