Thursday, April 24, 2008

Me as was.

Inspired by Medbh's outing herself on her blog, with a photo of herself in the 80's.

Here I am, with my dyed black hair and (gasp) is that EYE MAKEUP? Must be. Nobody's eyelids are orange unless they missed their shots.

The year - I believe it's 1988. An apartment in the student ghetto of Allston, Massachusetts.

Look at that skin, huh?

This black hair didn't last long. The dye was messy and dyed the skin around my face and ears for about a week after each touch-up, and as my ginger grew out, the part looked just awful. My poor mother thought I was going bald when my ginger and pale scalp started showing.

I'd do it again, though. I liked that Louise Brooks haircut. My friend Kim did that with the help of some clippers and about a dozen Heinekens. I wonder where she is now. She should move back here. I need drinking buddies and a way to avoid going to Supercuts.

So. That's me. EGAD - 20 years ago.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Factory farming is bad enough...

Fuck. Now I don't even want to eat fish anymore.

Clicky, clicky.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Nothing to see here folks.

Just had one of those odd, irritating experiences with someone's odd, irritating personal communication styles.

To wit: Have you ever met someone who has the disconcerting habit of just watching you speak, and even after you've said something and stopped talking, they don't reply - but just continue looking at you? You finish a statement, expect an interaction - you're clearly done with the thought and are putting it to them to respond - and they don't, they just stare, as if the pause in the conversation is entirely for YOU to fill, even though it's their turn? What the hell are they waiting for?

Very off-putting, I must say. Couldn't wait for this bint to leave my office so I could check to see if I'd grown a moustache or something.

Friday, April 04, 2008


So - this is a question for those in the Boston/Watertown/Waltham area yesterday.

Was it my imagination or were there MILLIONS more cars on the road than usual for the morning and evening commutes? I noticed it - and today was back to normal, so I can't figure out what caused that. Was there an idiot convention in town? Because let me tell you, it wasn't just a lot of cars, it was a lot of cars being driven really badly.

Here's a few things I noticed:

1. About 90% of the other drivers on my commute last night were on cell phones. Narrowly avoided an accident or two and let's guess the cause, shall we? Assholes.

2. At just about every intersection, there were cars blocking passage through when the light turned green. Here's a thought, if you can see that you won't be able to get through to the other side of the intersection and you enter it anyway, blocking cross traffic when their light turns green? You need to have your license revoked. And yes, the two or three people I saw yesterday get into accidents because of this behavior absolutely deserved it. Greenough Boulevard onto Western Ave. - you know who you are. That'll teach you, shit-for-brains.

3. Everyone, please, pick a lane. You don't have to stay in it forever, just pick one, and if you need to change later on, signal. If you do it right, you'll get in the lane you want and no one will hit you, or hate you.

4. If I can hear your car stereo, it is too fucking loud. If you have a dog in the back seat while your stereo is making your car shake - you are abusing that animal and should have it taken away from you. Do you have any idea how painful it must be to an animal with ears that sensitive? If it's loud enough to make MY car shake, you are not just damaging your own ears, and forcing your shitty musical taste on those around you, you are destroying your pet's ears, causing it physical pain, and therefore, you guessed it, you are an asshole.

5. And the one guy, smoking a cigarette with a small child in the back seat. REALLY? Have you not paid attention lo, these last 30 years, to all that we have learned about not smoking around children? Serves you right if the kid pukes all over you when you get where you're going.

That is all.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

As I suspected.

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Sniff...I've never felt so proud.