Saturday, March 22, 2003

we danced to charles mingus with the lights turned low in his room.

don't things like that only happen in movies?
looky! -the friday five:
1. If you had the chance to meet someone you've never met, from the past or present, who would it be? mmm, i'm sure this answer will/would change every time asked, but at the current moment it would be Amy Tan.
2. If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be? i would like to have lived in the late 19th-early 20th century and perhaps check out 150 years into the future.
3. If you had to move anywhere else on Earth, where would it be? somewhere in europe. or canada.
4. If you had to be a fictional character, who would it be? a female version of Rob from Nick Hornby's High Fidelity or daria.
5. If you had to live with having someone else's face as your own for the rest of your life, whose would it be? Natalie Imbruglia or Tegan/Sara (they are twins).

Thursday, March 20, 2003

"wwi was fought to make the world safer for democracy; wwii for ourselves and our allies. is this new breed of war being fought simply to make the world safer for consumption?"
~Jane Holtz Kay
nice speech, bush.
>...military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. free its people from one gov't only to oppress it with another. defend the world from what grave danger? not having enough oil to drive gas-guzzling SUVs?
>The people you liberate will witness the honorable and decent spirit of the American military. or just hate us (even more so now) with a passion that burns hotter than hell.
> In this conflict, America faces an enemy that has no regard for conventions of war or rules of morality. haha....replace America with Iraq, and it works just as well!
>We come to Iraq with respect for its citizens, for their great civilization and for the religious faith they practice. We have no ambition in Iraq except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people. i don't even know where to start on this....
>Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly, yet our purpose is sure. yes, our nation enters the conflict reluctantly...however our state goes in confidantly. the purpose of this conflict is unclear as well. is it about safety? oil? terrorists? overthrowing an evil gov't for the sole benefits of the people of that country?
>May God bless our country and all who defend her. may God forgive us for our sins.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

maybe it's a sign of maturity. perhaps i'm just growing old. whatever it is, i'm looking forward to settling down.

by 'settling down', i mean "growing up" and doing "adult" things. waking up for a jog. going to work (or post-collegiate studies). cleaning my place. doing groceries. gardening. errands around town. the seemingly boring things that people do as they age. just some consistancy and security.

not that i'm anywhere near being ready for it, but i'm also looking forward to marriage. that's right, marriage. someone to share the aforementioned activities with. it just sounds so comforting. even with the acknowledgement of the unavoidable obstacles that come with tying the knot.

fortunately i still don't want kids.

tick tock tick tock...

Monday, March 17, 2003

happy st. patrick's day! -too bad i'm not irish.
jubilation! -finally purchased come away with me, norah jones.