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Thursday, February 23, 2006
Things to Come
So...I've decided that this will be a forum for a few different things.

  1. My completely random rantings on varying subjects.
  2. My formalized essays on life, liberty, the pursuit, things that occur to me, things that occur to other people that they share with me and I feel are worth writing about (don't worry. i'll give credit where it's due), and anything else that I feel is fit to publish.
  3. Music - May be just a blurb. May be a paragraph, may be a full-blown critique.
  4. Books - Same rules as music.
I think that about covers it. Sometimes I'll post here the subject/title of an essay or blurb that has yet to be written.

Ans so, without further ado...the first subject/title of an essay that has yet to be written:

"Can't see the forest for the bling."

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Monday, February 20, 2006
Moisturize your Situation, and Preserve your Sexy.

So my fiancée and I are sitting here the other night flipping through
channels, and we see the Proactiv commercial with P. Diddy in it.
Although we've both seen this commercial MANY times, this time was a
little different. When Diddy said "...moisturize my situation, and
preserve my sexy..." she and I looked at each other, and she said "I
think I'm going to use that -'Moisturize my situation.'" And so, a
mantra was born. We'll see how long it lasts. I used it on my brother
last night, and he cracked up. He said his fiancée hunts for this
infomercial late at night, just so she can hear P. Diddy utter these words.

Try it today or tomorrow..."Moisturize my situation" is a bit easier to
work into your daily lexicon than "Preserve my sexy", but to each his own.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is how pop culture is born.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
"The American Dream" Redux

Kelly won another one. "Best Pop Vocal Album".

Perhaps I'll pull her album down from iTunes, but probably not.

The opening credits said that Van Hunt will be on the show, somewhere.
If you haven't heard this album, then go check him out. I've seen him
live here in Atlanta a couple of times, and he's got a great sound. I
wish he got the same promotional dollars that Kelly (obviously) got.

But still, hats off to Kelly.

You know what I'm sayin'.

Talk about living "The American Dream"

Ah...the wonders of modern science. I'm able to post about the Grammys
in real time. Wonderful. I'm sitting here watching the "Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance" Category.

Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder presenting.

The nominees are:

Mariah Carey "It's Like That"
Kelly Clarkson "Since U been Gone"
Sheryl Crow "Good is Good"
Bonnie Raitt "I Will Not Be Broken"
Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl"

If you're like me, you immediately think "Wow. Kelly Clarkson and Gwen
Stefani too, perhaps. They don't belong in the same category as Mariah,
Sheryl and Bonnie. Totally a David vs. Goliath situation."

10 seconds later, Stevie announces Kelly Clarkson as the winner. Only
in America can an artist go from American Idol to Grammy award winner.

Hats off to Kelly, I guess.

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How men make lunch plans...

So...a few friends of mine and I have been trying to plan a lunch
together. Easy pickings, right? Wrong. We're so entrenched in our
individual lives that it's quite difficult to coordinate a day, not to
mention that we live in three totally different parts of town. All of
the e-mails flying around agitated me. The result is we're meeting on
Saturday, February 18th. Here's the message I just sent to the group:

For the record, this is the last time I do this like this with you
fellas. Men don't plan lunches this far in advance! I don't care
how old or how busy we are. This is how women operate -
coordinating calendars and negotiating. If we can't plan a lunch
within 5 business days, well then we'll just abandon the idea and
try again in a week. If we set a day, and one out of four can't
make it, then they'll catch up next time.

Got me?

I haven't received a response yet, but they'll agree. I'll keep you posted.

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Friday, February 03, 2006
Hello World!
Hi All...

Computer programming used to be a large part of my life, and the first thing you learn in any programming class is how to display "Hello World!" on the screen.

This is kinda ceremonial.