Tuesday, July 19, 2005


I love George Seurat. I absolutely adore his Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte; I always called it 'Sunday Picnic' for short.

Just recently, I have found Yewtopia. Actually, George Seurat gone 3D -in Columbus, Ohio.

If you enjoy taking virtual trips, you'll like this one.


You're Not the Boss of Me!

There are folks who really don't like Hillary Rodham-Clinton, but I do. Hillary's a strong individual with conviction.

There are many who like Laura Bush as, "...she's got morals -and values." Frankly, I don't care for her. However, she recently tried urging her husband to name a woman or minority to replace Sandra Day O'Connor; he wouldn't listen.

W's morals are based back in the 18th century and probably still views his wife as property. Hence, his decision to nominate John Robert to the Supreme Court.

I'm afraid. I'm very afraid.

Mad as Hell

I wrote a flaming email to ABCNews on July 11. I was mortified by their incredulous act of negligence and flagrant use of hypocrisy between their articles on the video game 'Grand Theft Auto' article and the running of the bulls in Spain. After I wrote it, I realized I had to write the same damn letter to ET (Entertainment Tonight) as they were airing the same horrific footage.

After the news reporting on 9/11 regarding those poor souls who tossed their lives into the hands of the asphalt pavement, one would have thought that news reporting would have been a little more "meaningful."

I think there's a lesson about learning history and repeating it.


I made the mistake of watching your news program tonight.

You reviewed the article about the video game 'Grand Theft Auto' regarding the violence and now open-source coding for adding pornography to one's personal software. The violence was removed and the naked animated people were pixelated so that we don't see 'graphic content.'


Now, the very next scene is the running of the bulls. You don't tell us "Oh by the way, there is graphic content in this story, so sensitive viewers may want to avert their eyes." NOOOOO. You begin with, "There was blood shed in today's 4th day during the running of the bulls as written by Hemingway in Rising Sun..." you cut to a bull goring a guy, raising him in the air with his horn shifted right thru him -and he wasn't the only one shown.

I didn't need to see this, I don't like seeing images like this. I really didn't and it suddenly made me EXTREMELY angry.

You don't juxtapose the pixelated animated human figure and then show me some guy getting brutally impaled. I'm tired of the hypocrisy -damn tired.

As I said, I made the mistake of watching your news program tonight and I certainly won't make that mistake again. I'll be relying on the fake cable news, The Daily Show, as if you had to be reminded and the BBC for my news reporting.
God I was mad.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I am Nietzsche

I scored as Friedrich Nietzsche. I am Friedrich Nietzsche. I am a sweet philosopher who belived that humans are caught up in "herds" and need to break free and be individuals. Also, there are no standards to judge against, because "God is dead." I also probably suffer from a mental illness, probably due to some form of an untreated STD, and will most likely suffer a mental collapse.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Martin Heidegger


Soren Kierkegaard


Jean-Paul Sartre


Albert Camus


Not An Existentialist


I feel like I've just read a Brezsny's Free Will Astrology.
Which Existentialist Philosopher Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com

Friday, July 15, 2005

Inuit Legend Barbie

So, to my surprise, I discover that Mattel has release the Inuit Legend Barbie. I wonder if she comes with her own inukshuk?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Naughty Chocolate Pudding Cups

Okay, so we've been doing our best to stay away from that big cheesecake house down the street. It's tough, admittedly, especially with their chocolate mousse double layer cake. Oh yum!

Since we've been really trimming down our excesses, even though we eat pretty darn well (fish + veggies), we really do love chocolate. We made a rich and tasty substitute with very little fat, albeit a few calories: Naughty Chocolate Pudding Cups.

One large Jell-O Brand Sugar Free-Fat Free Chocolate Pudding Mix (2.1oz)
Follow directions
Where it says to use 3 cups cold fat free milk, use 2.5 cups milk and .5 cup of Sambrosa Coffee Liquer.
Mix and pour into 4 small ramikins or small coffee cups
Let sit for 24 hours (directions say 5 min, but we found it becomes dense & rich)


Kahlua vs Sambrosa
We did use Kahlua, but Andrew decided one night to use more and it became bitter. The sambrosa was a happy accident and when he used more, it remained very smooth and rich.

We've also used Mint Schnapps, but too much can be overwhelming, too. We cut that back to only a couple of tablespoons rather than a full .5 cup.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Illustration Friday: Metropolitan

I feel like I'm cheating here since I didn't really sketch it, but modify it with Photoshop. I promise I won't take the easy way out, but this was the hurried effect since I really should be downstairs painting my husband's new office.

BTW, I will be moving my illustration friday & photo friday assignments to Lisa's Atelier. This space will continue to rant, rave, and highlight special events.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Take Two Viking Kittens and Call Me In the Morning

Ye-haw! I finally found it. A few years ago this crazy Brit, Joel Veitch decided to put kittens and Led Zepplin together and create one of the world's most hilarious animation. He's got more, but this by far is my most favorite.

For a bellyache: Viking Kittens
My second fav: Northern

Why is it on my site? Well, after the world linked to the Viking Kittens playing out the hammer of the Gods, the ISP couldn't handle the load. A couple years elapse and suddenly everyone has this flash animation ready for download for those who want it. I wouldn't normally do this, but Joel's got full copyright credit and this does nothing but promote his work.

To see more kittens stomping thru Europe, visit Joel's site rathergood.com