Archive for December, 2001

Book TV!

Oh my god, I just saw the stupidest thing ever on TV. I was flipping through the channels and I discovered CSPAN’s latest blunder: Book TV. I’m not joking, Book TV actually exists. They were showing a publication party for Chris Matthews (whoever that is) that happened on the 29th. The people were arguing about how to spell some other author’s name. It ended up being spelled with an ‘s’ and not a ‘z’. =BECAUSE WE FUCKING CARE=!

My Love Returns

Yay!!! Morah is coming tomorrow! I’m so excited!

Honing My Qi

I rearranged my room today. I moved almost everything around. In fact, the only thing that stayed in place was the CD rack. And a few pictures. And all the crap on the shelves and ledges, but that doesn’t count because it’s not really furnature. So I guess by definition, the others don’t count either. Oh well, suffice to say that a lot of stuff moved. On the upside, my bed isn’t right under the frickin’ window. On the downside, my head is on the opposite side of the wall as the shower. As if I couldn’t =already= hear everyone who uses that bathroom. It’s funny, there’s more space in my room now. More room, you could say. I’ll have to make good use of it. At least the bed and the door don’t see one another anymore (it’s a feng shui thing). Which reminds me, a friend of mine and I drew a little map of my room a while back (and discovered that it’s not square. Numbers weren’t adding up properly, so we measured the room on one end, then on the other end, only to find out the room is a few inches shorter at one end! It tapers somewhere, which can’t be good for my qi). The point of the map was to try and figure out the best setup for my room to balance my qi (pronounced (and sometimes written) chi). I’ll have to see if I can dig that up. It might be at school. Damn. Oh well, at least I’ll be sleeping in my bed again and not the one downstairs. I hate that bed.

I hope Morah can come up for New Year’s. I really want to see her again. I miss her so much!

Not A Flavor Of Vodka

So I see my cat walking out of my room and I instantly wonder, what the hell was he doing in there? For those who don’t know, the cats don’t spend much time in my room unless I’m there. Even then, my sister’s cat, Moon, never goes in there. I try to keep the door closed most of the time because Stimpy likes to scratch up this pink blanket I have that I’ve had since I was born. Anyway, Stimpy, my cat, comes walking out of my room and I wonder why he was in there. So I go in there to see and I flick on the light to find Moon trying to scratch the blanket! Not only that, she’s so caught off guard by my coming in and catching her, she digs in her claws and gets stuck! I got her mostly unstuck (after calming her down because she started to panic), but there was only so much I could do. I stood there trying to figure what to do, then she just tore through the mattress (which is what she was stuck on) and took off. So that worked. Damn cats.

I saw Vanilla Sky tonight. That movie was seriously fucked up. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s confusing as all hell, but it’s cool. And it ended pretty well, I thought.

I miss you, Morah.

Que?

I just learned that Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel on Fawlty Towers, got to keep the white jacket after the show ended. I just thought that was really cool and a nice thing for the producers to do.

And boy is my arm tired…

I did it! I made pasta today! It was easy and fun to make and man did it ever taste great! Now that I know I can do it, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop!

Anna Kabal leads A Life Less Ordinary

“Canoe Camping

Knock knock knock knock

Go away.

Wake up go to sleep.

Take my heart and put it out for sale.

Flea market buyers bidding at it like hens.

Nothing but fowl here, nothing but fowl.

I’m not ready for this human life,

not ready for the skills to deal.

Put me away, a bow on my head

send me away as a mantle piece ornament.

What was I saying?

Depressed state of the world.

I’m not feeling it,

It’s only crushed my life.

Too selfish to care

Too caring to be selfish.

Pause.

Is this making sense?

You don’t understand what I’m saying.

I’m left to my own devices.

A computer screen, and a keyboard

The background noise of 6 million radios

Somewhwere out there I care.

Somewhere out there I’m dead.

Are you taking this at face value? Don’t

Take pride in not understanding.

The way I express is not human.

The way I live is not animal.

Focused I may seam,

But how with this constant racket in my head?

Shut up Shut up Shut up

Mumbling on,

Why waste your time?

Not like I feel

Not like I’m human.

Go enjoy Go play Go do

I’ll be here”

From harmony in a world of chaos – A blog by Anna Kabal

EDIT: Updated link. -TJB 23 September 2004

Random Thoughts…

I would die for love.

I even got to eat dinner.

Alright! Dinner turned out great =and= I got to eat it. A Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Merry Christmas!

Well, today has been great so far, although when I woke up my throat was rather sore. But it’s okay now, so my Christmas hasn’t been ruined. Yet. I made out pretty well this Christmas as far as presents go. Here’s a list of what I got:

  • DVD – Moulin Rouge
  • DVD – Run Lola Run
  • CD – The Best of Sun Records
  • 2002 Far Side off-the-wall calender
  • Boxers
  • Cheques totaling $135
  • A pasta machine (yay!)
  • A book about how to make and cook pasta
  • A pasta fork
  • Ghirardelli chocolate
  • A =huge= tin of Altoids
  • Gummi candy
  • New Levi’s (much needed, might I add)
  • Some very nice chopsticks (thanks Morah!)
  • The Iron Chef Official Guide (also from Morah)
  • The Apocalypse Now Book (very cool, thanks Kris)
  • A nice pair of slacks
  • A =very= nice Banana Republic shirt

So, all in all I think this Christmas has been pretty good as far as presents go. I’ve been helping my parents cook Christmas dinner and am learning a lot of the techniques and recipies that I’ve been eating for years. We made the dressing then stuffed the turkey with it and now it’s all in the oven. At about 1p we’ll start the basting process (or so I’m told). Another important event happening today is talking to Morah on the phone! I don’t know at what time I’m going to call her, but it’ll be some time this afternoon. Let’s see, anything else? Not that I can think of. I’ll be sure to let you know about how the pasta making goes!

Today’s forecast: Clear, sunny skies.

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