Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday Meme: The iTunes Game

Tragically taken from BFLOblog and Alan. What my iPod says about my life:

How does the world see me?
Sixteen Military Wives - The Decemberists
Cause America can... And America can't say no

Will I have a happy life?
We Might As Well Be Strangers - Keane
This isn't looking too good, is it?

What do my friends really think of me?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
To die by your side, well the pleasure and the privilege is mine

Do people secretly lust after me?
Least Compicated - Indigo Girls
And I bought you that ring 'cause I was never cool

How can I make myself happy?
If He Tries Anything - Ani Difranco
I guess I should stick with my friends, cause they'll have my back?

What should I do with my life?
The King Is Half Undressed - Jellyfish

What is some good advice for me?
Breaking The Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ah hell.. I have no idea

How will I be remembered?
Evil - Interpol
Well isn't that fantastic

What is my signature dance song?
Hey Pretty - Poe
An ok song, but not my signature by far

What do I think my current theme song is?
Amsterdam (live) - Coldplay
Good song, but life isn't that bad!

What song will play at my funeral?
Agoraphobia - Incubus
Remember when we were
Just flesh and bone

What type of men do I like?
We Walk the Same Line - Everything But The Girl
Mm hm

What is my day going to be like?
Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms
It's going to be a whirling dervish?

After The Rain

We got up to 70 degrees in Jamestown today before the rain came through. It'll get colder tonight, but the first wave of rain left a fantastic rainbow in the eastern sky.

You can see the double-rainbow just faintly in this picture.

Facing My Addiction One Breath At A Time

I covet this

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

WBNY Alumni Bash

This weekend is the annual WBNY Alumni Weekend at Buffalo State College. Besides an all alumni DJ schedule, there's also a fundraising bash at the Mohawk Place on Saturday. Buffalo Rising printed the full details including a list of some of the successful WBNYers.

I will be doing a show on Sunday, April 2nd from 10am to noon. The show, Six Degrees, will feature musical artists that are all connected in some way. It could easily be a four hour show with what I've researched so far, including a connection between Aerosmith and They Might Be Giants. But with only two hours, the show will start with The Smiths and go from there. Tune into 91.3 FM WBNY in the Buffalo-area on Sunday at 10am to hear more.

Monday, March 20, 2006

A Rattling In the Throat & Chest Area

I sat down late yesterday afternoon with a pot of tea and Martha Grime's latest Superintendent Jury mystery, when that worrisome cough became. It's now developed into that feeling where you know are coming down with something, but it's hard to tell what it is. One part of me thinks it's just sinuses draining and making me cough. Another part says, "It could be pneumonia. Your co-worker had pneumonia and came to work, although she was on antibiotics by then." The lead up to that line of thinking is, "Well, then there's all the clients that come in for services. God only knows what they're contagious with at the moment." Then the bizarre part of my brain wondered if it was possible to catch strep throat from two of my friends over instant messenger who were home sick with it last week. The last time I went to a doctor for being sick, she told me it was nothing, but did a strep test to appease me. I went back to work, per her orders, and then two days later got the call that I did indeed have strep.

What I do know is that I had strange dreams last night that I attribute to the latest Martha Grimes mystery. Hell, I didn't even take physics in high school and I was dreaming about discussing string theory and Shroedinger's cat. I'm just not in the mood to think about a cat being dead and alive at the same time, trust me.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Modern, Cool Nerd
78 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 17% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 82% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 76% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 14% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Thursday, March 09, 2006

50 Book Challenge? Try 1!

Usually, by this time of year I've already made my way through at least 20 books. For some odd reason, I've only read one entire book in 2006: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger. I'm almost done with Brewing Up a Business, but can't seem to find a moment to finish the last couple of chapters.

I wonder if this will be one of those off years like I used to have in high school through early college years. I actually went through a time period where the only reading I did was the mandatory stuff for classes. I have no excuse now, other than the fact that some of my reading time is taken up by news re-writing & recording.

On the upside, the latest Martha Grimes mystery should arrive by the 23rd. A rather long time to wait, but is justified by the low price I paid for the book.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


It's a belated post. But I have to give a big w00t! to Philip Seymour Hoffman on his Oscar win. Matt had to put up with me yelling, "Phil!" everytime they showed him during the programme on Sunday. And when the oscar for Actor in a Leading Role was announced, I raised both my arms in victory and yelled, once again, "PHIL!!!!"

And I'm no band-wagoner. I've been a fan since his Boogie Nights and Magnolia days. I just didn't know his name before then.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Signs I Need To Either Drink More Or Just Get Out More

While we were all out for drinks last night, I yelled in a pre-alcholic induced state at the news director for our local Time Warner Cable news station that it absolutely drives me nuts whenever he writes in the phrase, "As you may recall..." into a news story. That phrase was in two of the stories from last night's newscast.

Seriously. The phrase assumes the viewer has paid attention to the news over the past however many months, while at the same time almost mocks the viewer who doesn't recall what the hell the story is about. Never assume the person watching, listening, or reading the news has any clue about anything that's happening in your local area.

Away, Away

We're on a mini-vaca in an area where they're experiencing forest fires (thanks asshole arsonist). It's an area that makes Clift...