Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Things that amuse me. First Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston are expecting, then they aren't. First Kournikova is married, then she's not.

Monday, July 30, 2001

So I'm on a website for a company which shall remain nameless and it basically gives me all of this information. Lots of cool reasons why I should buy them (like there is a choice - okay, it's a cable company, so you know it's a monopoly already) but no information on how much they're going to cost me! And I get my hopes all up because of ambigious links like "Basic networks" which gives me nothing but a picture of some baseball team playing baseball. So, this site is my bad site of the day. Though, I won't name it here, because they have more money than me, but it's something to ponder. So what have we learned, kids?

  • Make sure your links are not "mystery meat." Some people may enjoy clicking and getting pleasantly surprised; I'm not one of them
  • If it's a business site, tell us how much it's going to cost before making us sign-up for the darn service. I find something curiously facist about that kind of service

That's all for today, but I reserve the right to rant on this subject again in the future.

Friday, July 27, 2001

Songs that really, really, really bug me but are always on the radio: (must be that cruddy taste in music my brother is always telling me I have)

  • I'm Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado. (I swear this song wakes me up every single morning).
  • Take Me Higher by Creed (or for that matter, anything by Creed)
  • Play by Jennifer Lopez (I think J.Lo in general bugs me)
  • Jaded by Aerosmith (Just because)
  • Survivor by Destiny's Child (the moment they used dissin' and internet in the same sentence, it was all over for this song)

In other music news, the Material Girl and her husband are going to do a movie together. I have to say, I do admire Madonna's "go get 'em" attitude. After so many flops at the box office, I wouldn't want to try the movie thing again, but that's just me. And it's probably why Madonna is where she is and I'm, well, I'm just plain me (nothing wrong with that, thank you very much - I'm very happy with me).

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Okay, so now I'm stricken with a case of tire envy. Like, I'm checking out the tires on Civic or on the big F150 - basically any car that drives by. So I think I'm taking the tire back and getting another one, just because I want a prettier tire. You know, like it matters on a car like mine. It's not like I'm in a BMW Z-3 or something cute and sporty like that, but I at least want all of my tires too look the same. Yeah, I'm difficult that way. We'll see. In other weird tire news, I have a full size spare in my trunk and never knew it. Go figure. It's Firestone, but I figure it's okay. Maybe.

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Well, I got a new front passenger tire today. Thanks for your concern. Yeah, it's a bit hairy driving around with two nails in your tire. I don't know what I was thinking, especially when I took off on a road trip last Friday. Not to mention that it was a balmy 100 degrees at high noon when I left so changing a tire would have been less than fun, not that it's fun in any case. Thankfully, I didn't have a blow-out on 35 despite dire predictions and then today, I bought the new tire and had it mounted at Wal-Mart - which was surprisingly fast and relatively inexpensive. So consider this a good experience. Well, other than the fact that Wal-Mart serves coffee without sugar. Cruelty!

I wonder how many people blog. I mean, why do we blog and why the heck do we read other people's blogs? I don't know, frankly, why I'm referring to myself in the royal "we" (I'm channelling Queen Victoria again perhaps), but if you know the answer to this question, drop me a line at seemag1@yahoo.com

spam update: Folks, I got 34 spam messages yesterday. Thirty-four. Thirteen more and I would have had a full-blown Trek conspiracy on my hands. I do have to say, spammers amuse me and I'm seriously considering putting up a hall of shame for some of the worse spammers. Not that they would care, mind you, but at least we'd have a place to point and laugh at them.

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Oops! Here's the URL for the C/7 mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/csfic . Come join us.

Site of the Day: Perfection, a C/7 site for those of us who need a fix that is something other than J/C (please, no hate mail). And it even has a mailing list - joys! Finally I'm not the only one out there who wants C/7 to live happily ever after. Well, for a little while anyway - I'm feeling kindly towards the Borg one, even if no one else feels the same about this particular duo. The problem, I see it, is not so much the C/7 but rather the abruptness of the implementation. The whole thing happened so fast that TPTB gave us whiplash and as a result, the collective fan community's jaws are still hanging open and the kneejerk response is to write a lot of J/C and break up C/7 in the most imaginative and creative manners possible. Some good quality fic and I applaud the efforts. Really I do. I guess the sap in me just wants C/7 to ride off into the sunset... at the very least, it gives the muse interesting and creative things to think about. Always good.

Friday, July 06, 2001

Jaunts of randomness...

Do you ever just click? I mean, really just click. So I started at blogger and then clicked and got here and it sounds like a really good idea, except for the part where you have to stay up for 24 hours. Call me a wimp but there you have it. I think a walkathon would probably work better for me. Anyway, from there , I ended up here and it was cool because I know that view!. Yeah, that view at the top of that page is like five minutes from my place. Lovely, really. And from that wonderful random website, I dead-ended here which meant I had to start the whole clicking thing all over again.

Um, tough, huh?
Wimbledon.com . Strawberries and cream, Saturday morning - life doesn't get better than this. Of course, I'm dismayed that Capriati got bounced, but that should make the Williams-Henin match that much more interesting. I guess my money is on Venus - she's the defending champion after all. At least this makes the women's game all the more exciting - before it was kind of a "Capriati is going to take this one" - not that I would have minded that. Her comeback has been so amazing that I really just want good things for her. I love it when people turn themselves around so dramatically. But it's also nice to see new blood. So, in case there are any doubts of what I'll be doing Saturday and Sunday mornings...

BTW, still no new computer, for those of you wondering. However, in good news, it turns out that the motherboard on my computer is what bit the dust, not the hard drive. This is most excellent news - I really wasn't looking forward to rewriting and was about to just pretend certain projects weren't really, you know, out there? But my brother is building a computer for me, and I should be able to retrieve all of my material from the hard drive this weekend.

Fanfic rec: Back to Trek for this one. Meet Djinn. Everything is highly recommended, especially her "Endgame" codas. To adulterate a line from Jack Nicholson, Djinn makes me want to be a better writer. Go, read, enjoy.

Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Site of the Day: snapfish. Because they are so darn cool. Your prints online and mailed to you, all for $3.99. You don't get a better deal. And btw, I've used this service 4 times now and have never been disappointed. Much better than the local drugstore. Support the dot-com economy (or what's left of it).
Motto of the Day: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.