Monday, August 30, 2004


I had a great idea for a posting, but Zeke came down and needed to search out cheats for final fantasy and now I don't know what it was. Rats.

Listening to Britney through headphones.

Creeped me out. I am at the computer, listening to music through the headphones so Mark can hear the TV, and Overprotected by Britney Spears came on. (Don't ask why that song is downloaded onto my computer. That's not the point.) There is a lot of whispering and bouncing from speaker to speaker, and it was kinda sorta creepy. Like mindcontrol stuff, know what I mean?
The next song is Girl All the Bad Guys Want by Bowling for Soup, and I really like it. Zach hates it. But it has lyrics like :'her CD changer's full of singers who are mad at their dad". What's to hate?
Also current favorite are the Black-Eyed Peas. Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

Someone on a blog reminded me of John Prine's "Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"... always a good song to hear when you tire of excessive patriotism displayed by people with more truck than brains...

Thursday, August 26, 2004


Main Entry: lib·er·al·ism
Pronunciation: 'li-b(&-)r&-"li-z&m
Function: noun
a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties

Main Entry: con·ser·va·tism
Pronunciation: k&n-'s&r-v&-"ti-z&m
Function: noun
a : disposition in politics to preserve what is established b : a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change


I noticed that I really like the ... and --. What does this say about me?


I hate moving. For the next 40 days, I will not sleep well, I will feel nauseated much of the time, and I will be upside down in Rubbermaid bins. I hate moving. We had 14,000 pounds of stuff (might I just mention holy crap -- 7 TONS of stuff) when we moved to the Netherlands. And the army will only pay for moving 17,000 or 17,500 pounds... Fortunately we have 2000 pounds in storage in the states and that's what we will have to pay for if we are overweight, rather than the stuff being shipped back from Europe. I have gone through some of the kids' clothing, and am in the middle of the toys. Books and DVD's are gonna be a problem, as well as all that pottery and oak antiques. I have, at latest count, 4 trunks, 2 antique beds, 2 benches made from antique beds, 2 hutches, the flemish cabinet, a sideboard, a table, and a marble-topped cabinet. Think that weighs 3000 pounds?

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Maybe this is why I love London...

Prozac Discovered In Britain's Drinking Water Supply
August 08, 2004
British authorities have found trace amounts of the anti-depressant Prozac in the country's drinking water supply, according to a report in the Observer Sunday newspaper.
The observer reports that environmentalists are "deeply alarmed", that the anti-depressant is being used in such large quantities that it is finding its way into the water supply.

The actual amount of Prozac in Britain's water supply remains unknown at this time. However, the Observer reports that The government's Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) indicated the small amounts found are so 'watered down' that they are unlikely to pose a health risk.
However, an Environment Agency's report concluded Prozac could be potentially toxic in the water table, the Observer reported.
Some experts feel Prozac can have a negative impact on human reproduction.


why walmart is evil...

Today's CAP Progress Report (Aug. 9, 2004) discusses the effect of Wal-Mart on the California ecomony:
ECONOMY – WAL-MART IS NO BARGAIN: CBS News reports Americans are paying a stiff price for bargains at the mega corporation Wal-Mart. According to a recent University of California, Berkeley study, Wal-Mart actually takes a lot more from communities than it gives back in low prices. "Because of the low wages and because people do not have health insurance through their employer, people rely on public support to make ends meet," says the school's Ken Jacobs. In California, taxpayers pay an estimated $82-million a year to take care of health care, food stamps, and other social services for Wal-Mart employees.

This is from the blog Left is Right