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Friday, June 27, 2008

Foul Mood

Wow: I am in a foul, foul mood right now, and I don't know why. Maybe I have been reading too much news about politics. Yeesh.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fistful of Clown Noses

Mick LaSalle is the San Francisco Chronicle's movie critic, and I really love his reviews. I especially like two of the sentences in his review of Get Smart: "And like the worst comedies, 'Get Smart' is about as funny as a gently smiling mime. It couldn't buy a laugh in a nitrous oxide factory with a fistful of clown noses." Wow. That is truly brilliant.

New Writing Opportunity

I may have an opportunity to write science articles for a very cool science-y institution. I won't say more until I have more information, but, in any case, I am excited!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This car makes me jaw drop. I want one. (Well, I want to at least look at one.)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Green Apples and Mathematics

Well, I recently learned that San Francisco's Green Apple bookstore recently opened a new and improved philosophy section. Arrrgh! There goes another portion of my paycheck. Maybe I will go to the library instead. I also came across a new book on symmetry and mathematics. The library is just beginning to buy copies, so I expect to read it in a month or two. Libraries really are fantastic resources. Hooray for them.

New Camera, Continued

The one down-side to owning a digital camera, I am discovering, is that I will most likely have to either upgrade my personal computer's operating system, or get an entirely new computer. In general, I don't like accumulating lots of stuff, so the notion of my having to get another whole computer rubs me the wrong way. On the other hand, I would like to post photo's to Facebook, send them to friends, and especially send photo's to magazines and newspapers, to go along with my articles. That, after all, is the primary reason I got the camera. So, I will do what I have to do. And, hopefully, I will become a better photographer along the way.

Santa Cruz

I was in Santa Cruz with my girlfriend this weekend, and had a great time. I saw the first card-playing room I had ever seen in my life, and I enjoyed walking along Pacific Avenue (Street?). All in all, there was too much direct sun for me -- I prefer the fog and chill of San Francisco -- but I had fun anyway.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


So, I watched _Bloodsport_ again yesterday, while I was exercising. It definitely is a little cheesy, but I really like it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Well, I just bought a digital SLR camera. I needed it so I could take photographs to go along with my freelance articles. I am pretty excited: I haven't owned a camera since I was in the fourth grade. Also, I like having to learn something new. While I will most likely be taking mostly headshots and still indoor pictures, I would like to someday take nature photographs like Walter Kitundu does. He's amazing.

Monday, June 2, 2008