Beatrice Esther Hill

July 30, 2007

My grandma died. She was 89 years old, so she saw alot of stuff. I'm sort of happy for her though. She was living in a care facility for the past month and I know she hated it, so she probably just said “fuck it.” She passed in her sleep, so that's good.

Love you Grandma Bea


I Heart Al Gore

July 28, 2007

I'm sad that Al isn't running for president in 2008 because I would, without a doubt, vote for him in a second. Al is one of the most intelligent individuals in America that I know of. Many people love to pick on him and say that he's inept and “thinks he came up with the internet.” But if you really look at those claims, they aren't true.

For example, Al Gore never said he invented the internet and never claimed to have invented the internet. He merely said he “took the initiative in creating the internet. (he) took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection”. I can see how this could be made to look like he “invented” the internet. And i can see how it could have been better worded, but he was simply saying he put forward initiatives that lead to the “creation” of the internet, that's hardly claiming to have invented it.

I'm bringing all of this up, because today I purchased Gore's book “The Assault on Reason” and within the first two pages he mentions the one huge thing that constantly eats at my mind. Here's an excerpt:

The truth is that American democracy is now in danger – not from any one set of ideas, but from unprecedented changes in the environment within which ideas either live and spread, or wither and die. I do not mean the physical environment; I mean what is called the public sphere, or the marketplace of ideas.

It is simply no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse. I am not alone in feeling something has gone fundamentally wrong. . .This particular explosion of 'news' [John Mark Karr & O.J.] was truncated only when a former television sitcom star used racial insults in a comedy club. And before that we focused on the 'Runaway Bride' in Georgia. And before that there was the Michael Jackson trial and the Robert Blake trial, the Laci Peterson tragedy and the Chandra Levy tragedy. And of course we can't forget Britney and KFed, and Lindsay and Paris and Nicole. Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah's couch and married Katie Holmes, who gave birth to Suri. And Russel Crow apparently threw a telephone at a hotel concierge.

In early 2007, the wall-to-wall coverage of Anna Nicole Smith's death, embalming, and funeral plans, and the legal wrangling over the paternity and custody of her child and disposition of her estate, served as yet another particularly bizarre example of the new priority in America's news coverage.

And while American television watchers were collectively devoting a hundred million hours of their lives each week to these and other similar stories, our nation was in the process of quietly making what future historians will certainly describe as a series of catastrophic mistaken decisions on issues of war and peace, the global climate and human survival, freedom and barbarity, justice and fairness.”

Thank GOD I'm not the only one that noticed.


Kathy Griffin is for Lovers

July 27, 2007

I want to know who does Kathy Griffin's make-up because i have a big crush on him. I think it's actually bigger than my crush on Neil Patrick Harris, maybe not as big as my crush on T.R. Knight though.


Attention Guests…

July 20, 2007

I don't know what the hell it is, but something attracts tornado warnings to me while I'm in public places. A week or two ago I was in Target looking at DVD's and things with Eric when a voice came over the loudspeaker saying “there is a tornado warning in effect for the area, we would like all customers to stay away from any windows or doors, the best place to go would be the middle of the back of the store.” So, I started freaking a little, not because of the storm but because I wanted to leave Target at this point and now I couldn't because they weren't letting people near the exit. So I was, in essence, “trapped” in Target for a good 10 to 15 minutes.

Now this week I was in Bennigans in Midland, once again with Eric (maybe he attracts the warnings), and again a voice came over the loudspeaker saying “There is a tornado warning in effect for the area, we'll be turning the televisions to the weather channel so we can keep up to date. If it gets worse out the safest place for everyone would be in the kitchen or the walk-in freezer.” Yeah, you read that right, the WALK-IN FREEZER! They were going to stick us in the freezer if it got too bad outside. Like Andrea said, “You'll be safe from the tornado, but you might experience hypothermia instead.”


Like-To-Sees

July 15, 2007

Some movies that I really want to see.

Lions for Lambs
The Golden Compass
I Am Legend
Sweeney Todd
The Orphanage (El Orfanato) (12/28/07)
The Dark Knight


RADIOLAB

July 15, 2007

Thanks to my favorite radio show ever, This American Life, I have yet another favorite radio show. This show is entitled RadioLab and it's simply amazing. Each show is dedicated to a topic, the last episode was Morality, and it investigates that topic through science. Yeah, morality and science, turns out that it's not a philosophical thing that only humans are capable of as many think. The roots of morality seem to go back much further and into our biology. But all of that is beside the point, listen to RadioLab, you will not be disappointed, it's insanely interesting and intriguing.

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I Want to Hurt Them

July 13, 2007

I HATE (in every sense of the word) the fuckers that live above me and here are the reasons why.

1. Every time they have sex I hear them. The three minute session (I swear to you) starts off with some bed squeaking and about a minute later ends with moaning from the girl. If you're only going to have sex that's three minutes long, why even bother?

2. They stomp around the damn apartment like they're elephants. I've lived in ground-floor apartments before, in this same complex actually, and the people that lived around me never sounded anything like this. It's as if these assholes have weights tied to their feet, and I swear to god that they throw bowling balls around for fun.

3. When they're not doing either of the first two things they are bitching at each other loud enough for me to hear their whole argument. I'm pretty sure they don't have a good relationship because he never wants her calling anyone on the phone and she just likes to be bitchy about everything.

If I could punch them in the face without the risk of being punched back or having the cops called on me I would do it in a second. Instead I'll just think malicious thoughts at them.