Monthly Archives: May 2005



More pix on Flickr

Pix from my trip back East last year. WARNING: Includes rainbow-puke-inducing kitten photos! (props to the Blogger Pets Group on Flickr for introducing me to that expression)

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The Mourner’s Dance: What we do When People Die

by Katherine Ashenburg After my grandfather passed away last month, I was at a loss for ways to mourn. This book was recommended to me by a friend studying to be a funeral director — she read it for one … Continue reading

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I almost forgot. I put up my photos from Sunday’s game on Flickr. Some of them came out really well!

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Sars on Revenge of the Sith

Wow. Sars just summed up almost perfectly why I loved Darth Vader so much as a kid: This is why I loved Darth Vader as a kid: he is one hundred percent tragic-opera yippee-ky-ay-motherfucker stone-cold spaghetti-Western-black-hat who’s-your-daddy this-is-how-we-do-it-on-the-Death-Star-bitch we-who-are-about-to-die-salute-you capital-B … Continue reading


Netflix: 1; Wal*Mart: 0

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, on Thursday said it was closing its online DVD rental business and would direct its customers to Netflix Inc. (NFLX), the company that pioneered online rentals. Yay! Go Netflix!

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Musings over a late lunch

Frank discussions of sexuality and body image below. Read at your own risk.



I have been working on a manifesto in the back of my mind for a couple of years now. It’s my Movie Reviewer’s Manifesto. Today I read something over at Nomen est Numen that piqued my interest: I believe that … Continue reading

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It’s official

I am a great big gardening dork. Today I am taking home coffee grounds from work to add to my compost pile at the house. They add nitrogen to the mix, which is always good. I am learning (slowly) about … Continue reading


Star Wars III review up

Well, my review of Episode III is up. Go read it if you want a slightly more detailed (but still largely spoiler-free) version of what I think.

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