Snap Judgments for the Undeserving

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Reginam patriae de incolarum insidiis monui

Which translates as*: “I warned the queen of the country of the inhabitant’s plot.” Yes boys and girls, that’s right, it’s time for the Medieval Latin section of my blog**!! Okay, maybe not, but this is what I’m learning right now, which should be really useful in life … especially given the number of misunderstood Roman queens I know.

Actually, I just wanted to let you all know that I now know too many languages to run this blog with any kind of regularity. In fact, I think I know too many languages to allow for coherent thought. I’m supposed to be able to research in English, French und German (note the subtle use of German there), and now it’s on to delightful Medieval Latin, wheee!

But never fear, if I keep indulging in my current obsession with Battlestar Galactica, I’m sure I’ll soon forget one or all of those languages, and then the blog can return to it’s usually amusing form … just give it time.

Ooooh, shiny!

*please, don’t tell me if it doesn't, unless you want to crush my fragile spirit
**I can hear Amelia cheering … or is that crying …

Friday, September 15, 2006

Happy Friday!

Look what got delivered to me at school today!
So Pretty!!

They even came in a long white box! The whole department is now convinced that I'm having a steamy affair ... but I know that I have the best friends ever. Thanks to Sandy, Marion and Amy for making my day fabulous :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Life should be more like Star Trek - part 4

The Intern keeps encouraging me to believe that one day, my life will actually be as cool as Captain Picard's ... and here's yet another development in the pursuit of my dream:

Okay, I'm not sure that Start Trek ever depicted Giant Robotic Frisbees of Death ... but it just seems so their style.
Black Frisbees, oooooh scary.

According to the company who wants to develop these, the heavily armed robotic frisbees "will provide revolutionary tactical access and lethality against hostiles hiding in upper story locations and/or defiladed behind obstacles."

This is all well and good, but I still believe that the glow-in-the-dark, light-up frisbee that my friend Jeff brought to the beach might be cooler (you will note the killer frisbee has none of these key futuristic features).

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Too much for Youtube

Justin, a friend of mine lurking in Canada, has saved the following tidbit for me all summer. I guess he wanted to see my face when I saw these videos...

If you dare, visit the website of Gunther, Swedish superstar and pouter extraordinaire (please, please click on "about" and read Gunther's bio).
Here is Gunther in the flesh, and expensive italian sunglasses, oh baby....

If you are too lazy to visit Gunther's site, you can simply watch one of his "music" videos on Youtube, although it would probably be best not to view this, or any of his videos at work, directly after eating, or with someone you respect.

Justin tells me that Princeton booked this guy and that the crazed and ecstatic audience rushed the stage* ... you have been warned.

*yes, there is a video of this on Youtube as well, but I believe it to be too much for mere mortals...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Canadian Karma

Okay ... I suppose it's just "Karma", but I couldn't resist the alliteration ...

So, I'm safe here in Toronto, ready for another fabulous semester of Art History.

I got in last night and found my apartment in immaculate, and I mean immaculate condition. My totally unknown tenant had even hung up dryer sheets to make the place smell fresh. So, as my furniture and appliances were not at the time on the Canadian black market, I was delighted.

So, obviously, last night as I bought groceries, fate dictated that someone had to steal my wallet. This is mildly annoying (and the Intern asserts that my identity is now in jeopardy) but, I have decided that this is far better than having no more "bed" or "television". I choose to accept this event as the natural response to my unnatural good luck in sub-letting, because otherwise Canada has recently become a high crime area, and if so, I seriously fear for the fate of humanity.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Youtube strikes again...

As I discovered on the beach with friends a couple of weeks ago, Youtube has some fabulous vintage Sesame Street clips. I've been systematically watching them (uh, for the culture, yes yes, that's it). We first discovered the surprisingly psychadelic "Number 12" pinball segment .... although I seriously don't remember it being this long.

My current favorite is the Yip Yip Aliens...
I think one of these dudes is secretly Ernie ... shhhhhhh

New Orleans and Captain Cranky

Quick update...
Cannot post amusing things as I have been either:
a) in New Orleans painting a fake panelled living room yellow, or
b) buying teakettles for the Intern's (now called Captain Cranky, because he does not do his job) birthday
The establishment apologizes for the inconvenience