of course, he was already late from helping old ladies cross the street!


Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer said Wednesday he cut someone off while driving last month, but denied kicking and then backing up into another motorist's vehicle in an act of road rage.

Plummer acknowledged cutting off a vehicle because he was in a hurry to deliver a check to charity from his foundation.

I love it!

Good article...

on how timeouts are ruining pro basketball.


Jeff Tweedy
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, August 16, 8 PM

Jeff Tweedy has been a leading creative force in alt-country and indy-rock music since the 1990 release of the genre-defining album No Depression by his band, Uncle Tupelo. He went on to form the band Wilco, one of the most critically acclaimed groups of the past decade, whose album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot became a cause célèbre even before its release in 2002.

Movie Night

we saw a really good movie last night, The Weather Man, with Nicolas Cage. This movie bombed in the theaters, but as ae pointed out, it was marketed as a comedy. This movie is not funny. It is an adult drama with adult problems. and not a wimpy ending. I recommend. Speaking of Nicolas Cage, I can't wait for this!


please update webcam!!

Is it just me, or does the Seattle Times web cam need updating a little more frequently?? I loved Seattle when we visited there, and I like to pull up the web page and check out the cameras and fantasize about living there. It seems to me that I have been looking at the same cloud formations behind the needle for about 3 months. I can tell you that when I check the site first thing in the morning east coast time, the web cam is dark except for the Holiday Inn sign illuminated in the foreground, so there is some movement. Anyway, wish I could head down to the market this evening for some chowder and a brew.


American Idol is an absolute joke

the fact that Chris is off the show proves to me what a complete waste of time this show is. I am only sorry that I invested more than 5 minutes. I guess we can see Chris locally, check out his band site here. Other than that, good riddance to AI. You suck.

Follow up: I feel a little better for Chris this morning after reading articles on the web. It is pretty much a universal feeling that losing is the best thing that could have happened to Chris' career. Having American Idol stamped in front of his name would have ruined him. Not sure he sees it that way right now, but hopefully that is the case. Apparently, a couple of high profile rock bands want him as their lead singer.

Anyway, that is it forever about this ridiculously rigged popularity contest. I sure would like to see the results posted, but no way would they do that. ae did point out how disconcerning it is that I am upset over this vote but let the last 2 presidential elections slide with nary a wimper. point taken.


Let's hear it for Latvia!!

US has second worst newborn death rate in modern world.

Good Christ.


Bonds update...

"It is a black thing and he IS an asshole!" - ae. (I was pleading with her not to jump on the Harold Reynolds bandwagon who prefaces everything he says with "You can say what you want about Bonds, BUT...)

Need more proof of what kind of person he is. See this.


Don't Forget!


you can't joke about Poison

I ran into Don on Franklin Street today. After talking a little about the BC's with him, and how we are both coworkers and neighbors and we never see each other, I made a snide, sarcastic remark about how I was going to the Poison/Cinderella show at Alltel Pavilion later in the summer. To which Don replied "You too! I'm going with like 10 other people!! We should meet up!!" Uh, sure Don, how about at the snow cone stand?

if you don't think playoff hockey is the best...

Check this out!. In the East, the top 4 teams advanced (Go Canes!). In the West, the bottom 4 teams advanced. Try finding that kind of parity in the NBA!!


suicide watch

I wonder how many people have decided to end things after listening to morning "drive time" radio. My god, I can't stand it. My local channel, 96 Rock, serves up the biggest trio of idiots that I have ever laid ears on. This morning, two of the idiots were happy because the other idiot has to get his ass shaved (I kid you not) because he predicted a Habs win in game 6. Side note, how about the Canes winning 4 in a row by one goal over the Canadians! And now Dallas and Detroit are gone in the west. If we get by Ottawa, I'm thinking... Anyway, you ask, why don't you just change the channel? Well, valid point. I like 96 Rock because the few songs they do play in the morning or infinitely better than 100.7 The River. Don't even get my started on NPR.

And what is the deal with the Nickleback song they keep playing called "Figured you out" which should be subtitled "Hey, date rape is ok".

Sample lyrics:

I like your pants around your feet
I like the dirt that's on your knees
And I like the way you still say please
While you're looking up at me
You're like my favourite damn disease

And I love the good times that you wreck
And I love your lack of self respect
While you're passed out on the deck
I love my hands around your neck

Friggin' Canadians. What ever happened to Glass Tiger.


"when life gives me lemons, I make beef stew"

My new guilty pleasure.