Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I love the TV show Bones...it's one of the few shows in which I don't mind the female protagonist. (This was also true of Mac in JAG)

I want to be Bones, a brilliant scientist and a successful novelist in spite of her total lack of social skills. And of course it doesn't hurt that her partner Booth is absolutely gorgeous.

A friend of mine called me on the night the show premiered last year and asked if I had watched, I hadn't, and she said that Bones reminded her of me...I wish that were true. After watching the show I was flattered, although a bit confused by the fact that Bones knows nothing about pop culture and its one of my best subjects.

I spend a lot of time wishing I was someone else...when I know that I should embrace myself for who I am...

but Bones is so awesome...

So prostitutes in Australia are offering a discount to people who bring in a gas receipt.

I really don't know what to say...free market at its finest??



Inmates in the Philippines are shaving their heads and donating the hair to help clean up the oil spill in Guimaras.

In the year 2006, human hair is still the best way to mop up oil? Why didn't we do this in the Exxon-Valdez spill?


What is wrong with the world?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I am back... I am in America now so the focus of the blog will shift slightly...but I am still posting random things I like... such as this quotation:

“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” (Phillip K. Dick)

This is why I don't get it when people suggest that we should do things because sooner or later it's going to happen anyway. You can't know that for sure, and even if that thing does wind up happening, the point of life is not to sail through it smoothly. Sometimes you have to fight. Sometimes you can't keep your mouth shut when it might be prudent to do so. You can't back down from a challenge because you will "probably" fail. You have to take the field and do your best.