Monday, January 29, 2007

A Warhol Weekend

My result from the first week on weight watchers is only 1 pound. I'm not upset about it as I kind of went off the plan for four days out of the seven. This week is a new start. I can stick to it very easily during the week, the weekend will be the most difficult for me.

This past weekend went way to fast. I could have worked Saturday, but decided since I’m working so much during the week, I need to have the two days off a week to keep my level of sanity. We decided to check out the Warhol exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The museum has 20 prints on display along with history of Andy Warhol’s life. By chance we ended up at the museum an hour before the presentation by University of Iowa art history professor Craig Adcock. After touring the museum we sat in on his presentation. I found it interesting how Warhol’s work fit into art history and the controversy of his work as to what defines things as art. I loved the colors in his prints, they are very vibrant. One I especially liked was titled “Love”.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

the devil made me do it

My Birthday: 7-15-1964

7+1+5+1+9+6+4 = 33

3+3= 6

Work Clock #: 206664

2+0+6+6+6+4 = 24

2+4 = 6

Home Address: 335 19th

3+3+5+1+9 = 21

2+1 = 3

6 + 6+ 3 = 15

1+5 = 6

I wonder if this means my lucky number is six, or that “if” I had purchased a house a block over (338) I would have been Satan?

Ellen DeGeneres Show -Ellen Calls Gladys Harper in Austin

This Ellen clip just cracks me up! I am having a heck of a time with computers lately. Our computer at home is on the fritz. It like to keep shutting itself off every so often, especially when your trying to do something really important, like trying to figure out your taxes or looking at some naked guys picture.

I have joined Weight watchers on line. I’m giving it a shot for 3 months. Since I have been working so much (7am to 7pm) it doesn’t seem to leave me much time or desire to do any type of exercise. I’m hoping all I’ll have is a couple of more weeks of this overtime and that will be it for a while. This way maybe I’ll slim down a bit and get more enthused about training. .

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Snow in Bever Park

Bever Park is five blocks away from our house. After clearing off the sidewalk today for the first time, I went for a walk to the park. For those who are familiar with the park, I'm standing on the walking bridge that is next to the big rock in the park facing the direction towards the Old McDonald's farm area.

Where am I headed? Your guess is as good as mine.

When I made a second stab at this blog, I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with it. I just new that I wanted to be able to talk freely about anything that crosses my mind. I find that I am still holding back. I'm kind of in the closet when it comes to this blog. I guess I'm afraid what people will think of me. Isn't that kind of silly? I mean, why should I give a fuck?

As I go from post to post I feel that I'm as lost in my blog as I am in my head. I guess that's the way my mind works. I go from one thought to the other with many things that interest me, but no clear path or connection. Seriously, sometimes I think I may have ADD along with seasonal depression. I have never checked into it, I'm not sure if I would want treatment if I had it. It may be the only source of any artistic behavior I have. Why would I want to lose that?

I really would like to post almost every day. I wanted this to be sort of my personal diary. I think that my posts should be more thought provoking and I should have some profound message or questions. Well, I don't think that's going to happen! I guess you will have to tune into the other blogs for that. This blog is heading more towards a personal level. I think I'm going to post more often with the little thing going on in my life, some important and some just stupid. It may not be always interesting, but It will be me.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Winter Slump

I have started several times to post what has been going on in my head lately, but they only have ended up as drafts in my post area of my blog.

I'm kind of feeling the winter funk. The I- don't -want- to- do- shit until this cold weather is gone feeling.

I need to be in a warmer climate, I have never done well in this weather and I don't know why I never took the opportunities I had to leave. Well, I take that back. I do know the reasons and some of them are good and others are just that I was to scared to make a change.

The truth is I'm a dreamer. I was once told by a fortune-teller that I didn't have to travel in person, because I could to go places in my mind. I guess she was giving me more credit in having a lot more brain capacity than I have, because I have run out of places in my head to travel.

I do get restless and want to take off every once in a while. We usually travel places that are within a few hours away and make one longer trip once a year. I would like to travel more if money and time permitted. Part of that is the way we live, things we want and poor management of our resources. I suck with money and make bad decisions, that's the way it is.

So, what is a person suppose to do about this? In my case, dream of better things to come, bitch about it and post it in my blog.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bush's Speach

Please, please...someone give that man a blow job, we need to impeach him!

Not worth the money

I was really disappointed with Jesus Christ Superstar last night. First of all, I think Ted Neely is way geriatric to play the part of Jesus. I heard he is 63, the way he was moving on stage I would believe it. His voice seemed to crack and I’m not even sure he was really singing in the second act, as it was a lot better sounding than the first half. I am impressed that he still has absolutely no body fat at all for an old guy. We were joking during the intermission as to whether he would be wearing a tee shirt up on the cross.

The acoustics were really bad. I have been to other events at the at the Paramount, but never a musical. The sound always has been fine, my only conclusion is that they didn’t have things worked out right. If I didn’t know all the songs, I wouldn’t have been able to understand them.

The woman that played Mary Magdalene had a very nice voice. She was a little rotund. Maybe in this version of the story she might have been whoring for food?

I'm glad I got to see the play as I really do enjoy the music. It was NOT worth the $45 for the ticket for this show.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Whats the Buzz......Superstar tonight!

The last few days I have been quizzed on the lyrics in the songs from Jesus Christ Superstar. I made the mistake of telling Josh that I new all the songs by heart. Being the "Mr. Musical Man" himself, he has to try to prove me wrong. So far I have been doing a slam perfect job at getting everything correct! I wonder if they still have that game show, name that tune? I might do well on that.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I'm not a psychopath

I'm bogged down at work right now and it kind of sucks. Nothing new, people transfer out and then the rest of us peon’s take over the work load. Oh goodie, we can work 12 hour days if we want to! If we don’t work we will be hounded about why things aren't getting done.

I'm kind of sucking on my training program so far. I have to get up to jogging a mile before this month ends. I plan to add a mile a month to get me up to 13 miles by the end of the year. I still haven't joined the Rec center yet! I have to get a new pair of shoes too. When will I find the friggin time? I did start this on line training program. The trouble with that is I’m having a heck of a time logging into it. Sometimes it takes my password and sometimes I can’t get into it. I’m not sure what the heck I’m doing wrong. It looks like it would be pretty helpful with setting up a schedule if I could get it to work.

My book club was canceled for Thursday night because only a couple of us have read the book. I guess we are not a bunch of over achievers in this club.

I sent out this email below to some people at work. All of them (so far) didn’t get the answer right. I guess I’m not working with a bunch of Psychopaths, it’s always good to check every once in a while.

A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she didn't know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream man so much, that she fell in love with him right there but never asked for his number and couldn't find him. A few days later she killed her sister.

QUESTION: What is her motive for killing her sister????
(give this some thought before answering)

She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again. If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath.
This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part and answered the question correctly.
If you didn't answer correctly, good for you.

If you got it right, PLEASE let me know so i can take you off my email list, unless that will tick you off, then I'll just be EXTRA nice to you.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth is out on DVD now and I watched it last week. The movie points out the climate changes in the past and gives some possible conclusions of what may happen if the trends continue as they are now.

I have always thought that in the USA we are very short sighted on everything, not just this issue. We tend to tackle problems in the short term and do not plan too far ahead. Why do we not think of our grandchildren and the world that they will inherit from us? If we had been more aggressive in implementing the changes with the use of oil, I don't believe we would be in Iraq today.

Why do we always have to be at the end of a rope to make changes? We waste energy and consume more because we can. I believe change will come when we are forced to do these things because it hits us in the pocketbook.

I would suggest that everyone watch this movie! The more we talk about the issues and better inform ourselves of the problems, that's a step forward to convincing our leaders that we want them to make changes in policies.

Of course we would have to elect a leader that really cares about what we think.


Friday, January 05, 2007

Pronto - Jacob

Dirty Fairies?

Call me crazy.....Not what I think of when I hear the words " Dirty fairies". The movie looks pretty interesting, I think I will check it out when it gets here to the boonies.


A different kind of fairy: Director Guillermo del Toro says he wanted his sprites to "look like little monkeys, like dirty fairies. They eat meat. They scratch all the time."

USATODAY - Surprises lurk inside 'Pan's Labyrinth'