Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Fanfic recommendation for today: The Christopher Ryan Scully Series by Jori Remington. Can I tell you how much I adore this series? Along with RivkaT and MustangSally's "Iolokus" series, this was among the first I read in the "X-Files" fandom and wow, oh wow. It's baby-fic and 'shipper fic with a kid who is simply too cute for words, but never gets on your nerves. Plus, Jori has an intricate plot woven through the 'shippy stuff, including a conspiracy runs circles around anything the folks at 1013 can come up with. This series - some 30 stories long - is soft, poignant, funny, romantic, angsty, dramatic, heart-stopping - and a whole lot of other adjectives I simply don't have time to list here. Anyway, go, run, read. And if you've got time, Jori also writes "West Wing" fanfic that is absolutely brilliant.

Sunday, May 27, 2001

Site of the Day: The Six Wives of Henry VIII Tell Their Own Stories A lovely, original site from my friend Christiana. She basically took the convulated Tudor history and made it simple - having each of the wives tell their stories in a straight-forward simple way. A great way to get started on Tudor history; drop by and sign Christiana's guest book. And if you're really up to know everything and I mean everything about the Tudors, then Lara Eakins' site, Tudor History site is the one for you; Lara's got everything you could possibly want to know, including some extremely rare pictures of the Tudors on her site. Which makes me think I really need to get my site back up and running. One of these days...

Saturday, May 26, 2001

Things that make you go huh:

So I'm at Barnes & Noble yesterday killing time before an appointment and I've got my coffee frappuchino from the ubiquitous Starbucks and I'm looking over the magazines and I see the darndest thing. Those enterprising Full House twins - Mary-Kate and Ashley, remember them? - have their own magazine now! Go figure. It was called (surprise) Mary-Kate and Ashley. Anyway, the frappuchino actually gets put down while I browse. Truly mind-boggling. They have a list of the top ten reasons why they have a magazine and number one is my favorite: Because we can. At least they're honest about it.

Anyway, just because I'm feeling kindly towards the sticky sweet duo, I'll give the site of the day to them: Mary-Kate and Ashley.com These are two very busy young ladies: their own books, movies, television shows, clothing line - Good God, I'm lucky if I can roll out of bed in the morning and put lipstick on. Anyway, go check out the bubblegum-ish site - yeah, purple and yellow are grotesque but then Mary-Kate & Ashley know what's hip, right? Of course right.

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Yet another update. Why I love Vermont politicians.
Lovely article on photography in India.

BTW, my computer is dead as a doornail. I have no access to the website, except through blogger. So not to worry - you'll still have the benefit of my witty thoughts;-) However, until my brother (bless his heart) builds me a new computer, access to email etc is sporadic. Hopefully, by this summer, I will have a new machine. In the meantime, join me in a moment of silence for the dearly departed Aptiva.

Friday, May 11, 2001

Exclusive! An interview with Jeeves of Ask Jeeves fame. Truly enlightening.
According to Newsweek, driving while talking on a cell phone causes accidents at the same rate as driving while legally drunk. Wow. Now there's a statistic to take a closer look at. I can't even count the number of times I've nearly been side-whacked by a cell-phone talkin' SUV drivin' person. The most recent incident happened just this week. I was heading home and a car tried to merge into the same spot my car occupied. You see the problem? Thankfully, I wasn't driving too fast and he came to his senses and retreated to his lane - he then ran a red light and then merged in front of a truck just a few feet in back of him. Scary. And the whole time he was talking on his cell phone. You can argue this one with me, and maybe I'm simply incompetent, but I have yet to conquer driving and talking on the phone at the same time. In fact, I scare myself the few times I've attempted this feat; so I can only imagine the fear others must feel when they see me.

On a lighter note, this made me laugh: AT&T To Lay Off 120 percent of Workforce

Thursday, May 03, 2001

Site of the Week: Test your political bent. I'm a 10 - which puts me in the same league as Hilary Clinton. Those of you who know me shouldn't be surprised by this revelation ;-) Merci beaucoup to Paul for the link.

Paul, btw, is one of my buddies at the Alternative to Onslow Forum. I'd explain the title, but it's really not worth it. Bottom line? This is a fun forum to hang out in. All that's necessary is a fairly wacked sense of humor, an easy going attitude and the ability to offer group hugs/web design advice/help as needed.