Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Taken from Finn:

The rules are: Set your music source to Random and then transcribe the opening lines to the next 25 songs (instrumentals not included) that come up. Readers then guess the artist & title. Google is probably cheating.

1 America your head's too big, Because America, Your belly's too big and I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you is.

2 Through the best of times, through the worst of times, through Nixon and through Bush.

3 I'm ahead, I'm a man. I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah.

4 Spent my days with a woman unkind, smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.

5 May I have your attention please?

6 I lost my heart under the bridge.

7 Chasing my excuses to the end of the night.

8 I can't believe that life's so complex when I just wanna sit here and watch you undress.

9 These walls are paper thin and everyone hears every little sound; everyone's a voyeur they are watching me watch them watch me right now.

10 Pedalling through the dark currents I find an accurate copy a blueprint of the pleasure in me

11 (so the story begins) City dweller successful fella thought to himself: ’oops, I’ve got a lot of money caught in a rat race terminally.

12 Gigaaaaantor! Gigaaaaantor! Gigaaaaaaaaaantor!

13 This mighty soldier on the eve of the war he waged told his troops of lessons learned from battles fought: "May your heart grow bolder like an ironclad brigade" said this leader to his outnumbered lot.

14 Come on over, and do the twist.

15 U don't have 2 be beautiful 2 turn me on.

16 Johnny take a walk With your sister the moon

17 There's only one place where we can go and the price is right just to fuck a ho.

18 We get some rules to follow.

19 What a drag it is getting old...

20 His voice shatters the calm of the day like an alarm.

21 What's up with what's going down, in every city and every town?

22 I never thought about the universe, it made me feel small.

23 I was watching with one eye on the other side I had fifteen people telling me to move I got moving on my mind

24 Valley girl, she's a valley girl. (Way easy.)

25 When the tracks are leading home to the limits of hell we'll yell life sure is swell! In Sin City...

Few new links.

I hope you all had a good Festivus.

Few new links to the right - HollaBack NYC, I Blame the Patriarchy, and Feministing. All feminist blogs, all fun to read, if sometimes infuriating.

I don't necessarily agree with them all the time; I take issue with their views frequently. It doesn't mean I disagree with them all the time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


July 17, 2003

Dear Mr. Vice President,

I am writing to reiterate my concern regarding the sensitive intelligence issues we discussed today with the DCI, DIRNSA, and Chairman Roberts and our House Intelligence Committee counterparts.

Clearly the activities we discussed raise profound oversight issues. As you know, I am neither a technician or an attorney. Given the security restrictions associated with this information, and my inability to consult staff or counsel on my own, I feel unable to fully evaluate, much less endorse these activities.

As I reflected on the meeting today, and the future we face, John Poindexter's TIA project sprung to mind, exacerbating my concern regarding the direction the Administration is moving with regard to security, technology, and surveiliance.

Without more information and the ability to draw on any independent legal or techical expertise, I simply cannot satisfy lingering concerns raised by the briefing we received.

I am retaining a copy of this letter in a sealed envelope in the secure spaces of the Senate Intelligence Committee to ensure that I have a record of this communication.

I appreciate your consideration of my views.

Most respectfully,

Jay Rockefeller

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Grainy-as-Shite, I know.



1. did you have a new year's resolution this past year?
Yes. I resolved to not fill out silly questionnaires.

I nearly made it!

2.Who kissed you at midnight?
Honestly? I slept through it.

3. does it snow where you live?
Yes. Ask me if I like it. And be prepared to run.

4. do you like hot chocolate?
Is the average catholic confessional semen-stained?

5. have you ever been to times square to watch the ball drop?
No. NYC smells like wee.


1. who was your valentine in 2005?
PJ Harvey. I wish she had known.

2. what did your valentine get you?
Flowers, natch. Oh yes, and WMDs.

3. when you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?


1. are you Irish?
Not in March, I'm not.

2. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day?
No. On St. Paddy's day I am Scottish.

3.what did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2005?
I found a clover with four leaves.

Then I ate it.


1. Do you like the rain?
It depends. Warm, quiet rain that doesn't hurt? Sure.

Not the ice-cold gut-clenching horror that floods *everything* here.

2. Did you play an April fool's joke on anyone this year?
April Fool's Joke?

Man, I do that all the time.

3. do you get tons of candy on easter?
Candy. Yes. Candy.



1. What's your favorite kind of flower?

3. Do you like the spring?
Here? When I forget that spring means summer is coming.

4. Finish the phrase: April showers bring may flowers, what do may flowers bring?

5. What would you think of as a spring color?
The red of the blood of sacrificial lambs. :)


1. What year did you graduate from high school?

2. Did you go on any vacations last June?
No. I waddled too much already.


1. What did you do on the 4th of July?
I burnt a flag.

2. did you go on any vacations during this month?
No. I steamed. And my motherinlaw's stepfather died, so that kind of put a damper on everything.


1. did you do anything special to end off your summer?
No. I prepared for the impending birth of the Antichrist.

2. what was your favorite summer memory of '05?
Consuming the souls of the innocent. Fetus needs her food, after all.

3. do you go swimming a lot in the summer?
No. The pool is filthy here. It irks me.

4. do you go to the beach a lot?
No. I miss the beach.


1. Did you attend school/college in '05?

2. who is/was your favorite teacher?

3. do you like fall better than summer?
The few moments that it's cooler.


1. what was your favorite halloween costume ever?
The guy who dressed up as a gelatinous cube victim.

Of course, pulling his corpse out of the cube was a pain.

2. what's your favorite candy?
Haribo Peach Gummy Slices rock my socks.

3. what did you dress up like this year?
Like a mom, shepherding a two-year-old around on her first halloween. >_>


1. whose house do you usually go to for thanksgiving?
No one's. There's no tradition here - we stayed in the neighborhood and made grim jokes about last suppers of the mohicans.

2. Do you like stuffing?
Oh god yes, when there's enough lu-- wait.

3. what are you thankful for?
My husband. My kids' continued health.


1. do you celebrate christmas?
No. We celebrate Atheist Family Gets Presents Day.

2. have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?
Yes. Now ask me if they still have their face.

3. what do you want this year for christmas?
Honestly? A few thousand dollars to take care of medical bills and enough left over for books.

4. what's the best present you ever got for Christmas?
The kids' squeals as they open their gifts. They don't care about what's inside so much as the ripping, though.

5. do you like cold weather?
Shit, roll me up into a snowball and leave me until it thaws. Better than summer.