August 21, 2000
It was a shitty weekend. I don't want to talk about it.
All right, I'm lying. I always want to talk about it. The problem is that there isn't much to say: I worked. I did nothing about the pigsty I call home. I didn't do anything in the yard. I only left the house to walk the dogs. The bloody nose I had all week turned out to be the result of yet another sinus infection.
Really, it wasn't much of a weekend.
So: links. I'll give you some links. You like links.
Sometimes I forget that I'm secretly in love with Alice. It's hard to keep track of these things, especially when she goes off and neglects her web page for months at a time. But then she comes back, and bam. I love me some Tiara.
Dirk the Bible Guy from Survivor has lost his ever-lovin' mind. He thinks he was voted off because the others could see all the strength and power in him, put there presumably by the Holy Spirit. Yeah, well, the Holy Spirit didn't do much for his fishing or tapioca hunting, now, did It? I think in Dirk's world, "strength" and "power" must mean the same thing as "incipient mental illness," or maybe "really disturbing weight loss."
The scoop on next season's Buffy, from Joss Whedon and Michelle Trachtenberg, the actress who will be playing Dawn, for those of you who have been hiding under a rock all summer. There are a few spoilers here, but hell, they're probably lying anyway.
Jeremy thinks I enjoy icky news stories, so he sends them to me. Then he acts disapproving when I read them and say, "Oh, cool, right on." Classic enabling behavior, if you ask me. Anyway, he sent me this story about a man who spent several weeks in an apartment with a corpse. Cool. Right on.
Jon Carroll thinks public television ought to provide instructions on how to be a good consumer. The problem is, I think, that only educated rich people seem to watch public television.
Los Angeles Independent Media Center reports on the aftermath of the arrests at the Democratic National Convention. This site includes a new protest e-zine called Why?
We did this once before, but now that we're a little closer to the elections it's worth doing again: try the Select Smart presidential selector, to see which candidate most closely matches your beliefs.
Another one from Jeremy: APBNews has police scanners online. We had some fun with this yesterday until we realized that we weren't getting anything done, and we were a little creeped out hearing all these personal details over the computer. Still, if you're paranoid about crime in your area and you want to make yourself even more paranoid, now you don't have to run down to Radio Shack to buy a real scanner.
A long time ago, when the web was young, I found a nifty site called Miss Abigail's Time Warp Advice. Abigail answers readers' questions with advice culled from the pages of old etiquette books. I lost track of her for a while, but now Ashley informs me that Miss Abigail has her own domain. Trust me, you'll love this site.
All right. I can't keep this a secret anymore. As you know, you folks on the forum mean a lot to me. You know I love you, don't you? I just want you to know this has nothing to do with you. It's just that sometimes, a girl needs a little more. Sometimes, she needs a little hot threeway action.
I suggest you start at the beginning and take a look around, but when you're ready to jump in, here are some threads to check out: