Monday, July 31, 2006

What will they think of next??

"Like peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches and Snakes On A Plane, you know exactly what you're getting and if you don't like it then that is your problem." Link to youtube video (found at Dog Bones via

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Another Saturday Night

Friday was a good night. We went to the bowling alley on Shady Grove with our church's youth group. We had 12 kids and 8 adults, which is a pretty good turnout. We bowled two games during our time. I was on a lane with Matt, Aseer, Celina, and Joel (our pastor). I came in second place in the first game with a 116 (not too bad). But the second game, I was in the zone. I bowled four strikes in a row and came in with a personal best of 184. Rock on. Came home, cuddled with M, surfed on the internet past my bedtime, went to bed around 1am.

Slept in until a glorious 10:45 today. I feel so old :-P Matt took my car to get an oil change and I took his car to get washed, and then we went out for Taco Bell. I had been dying for some nachos bell grande for several weeks now. They didn't let me down.

I spent the afternoon chilling on the couch and watching the first eight episodes of The O.C. Season One. We had dinner, and now we're about halfway through The War of the Worlds. I'm pretty unimpressed so far, for a couple of reasons. One, is that the dialogue is terrible. It falls into two categories: someone repeating something at least three times ("There's more room on the boat. There's more room on the boat. There's more room on the boat!") or random yelling. There's so little plot seems like they just had one dude working on the script on a tight deadline. Two, is that Dakota Fanning's character doesn't really add anything to the movie. She just screams a lot. And three is that, other than the title, the only similarity to the book is that it involves people, and aliens. Other than that, the amount of artistic liberty is just crazy...and sad. Thank goodness we didn't pay (extra) to watch this.

Matt showed me this Firefox Flick last night. It's pretty amusing.

I took the nailpolish off my fingers and toes today. How do people walk around with unpainted toenails?? They just look so weird. I'm off to paint mine now!

Friday, July 28, 2006

It's OVER!

Another successful VBS under the belt.

Even though I didn't get home until after 9pm all this week.

Even though I have multiple bruises on both knees from crawling through our "tunnel" almost a dozen times.

Two criers, one farter, 5 days x 3 rotations = fifteen skits.

You *know* you want to know more.

Day 1 = the story about the four friends who lowered the paralyzed man in through the roof to see Jesus. I was the person waiting for the "roofers" to come and fix the hole in the roof.
Day 2 = Lazarus. I was Lazarus's friend Levi.
Day 3 = Zebedee advertizing for two fisherman positions after his (her?) sons left to follow Jesus. I was Zebedee, and the kids didn't seem to notice the discrepancy.
Day 4 = Two people in a cave, hiding out from the Roman soldiers after Jesus died and was resurrected. And oh yes, we built a cave, complete with tunnels.
Day 5 = Ananias going to see Saul. I was Ananias, and other than referring to myself once as a man (because the script said that, and I didn't have the foresight to catch it before it came out of my mouth) it was fine.

Cute things: Several kids gave me a hug after their session on Day 2. On Day 3, one of the discussion questions for the groups was "What's so great about Jesus that would make someone want to drop everything and follow him?" Since I was telling the story in the timeline prior to Jesus's crucifixation, one kid had the insight that my character wouldn't know what happened in the rest of the gospel, and said "Well, we're fortune-tellers, and we know that Jesus is going to die for our sins." Also on Day 3, the very last part of the skit called for me to bring out Fluffy the Fish, a footlong croaker that Laura picked up for me at the Jessup fish market, for the kids to pet and whatnot. It was a hit. JC even kissed the fish, no second thoughts. He'll do anything for attention, I suppose. But as I was leaving, I saw him in the parking lot and I said "You know that fish was a BOY, right?" The look of utter disgust on his face was priceless. The two criers were on Day 4. They were worried about the Roman soldiers. And on Day 5, one kid asked his crew leader to take a picture of him with me, because it was his favorite station. The farter was also on Day 5. I guess they'll think twice next year before serving tacos at dinner. One crew leader got the giggles so bad during the skit that she had to excuse herself into the hallway so as not to cause an even bigger disruption :-)

Also funny, although not exactly qualifying as cute. This one kid, who previously had a "bowl" haircut of sorts, came in to VBS the second day with a crew cut. I saw him at dinner and said "Oh my gosh, you cut your hair!" He said "Yeah, I had lice." Oops.

So that's it, in a nutshell. The rest of my weekend? Tonight is bowling and pizza with the youth group. Tomorrow I am doing absolutely NOTHING but laze around the house, and I can't wait. I plan on putting a good dent into the first season of The O.C. And Sunday after church we're having lunch with Sean and Jen. Trying to squeeze all the time in we can before the baby. Their baby, not ours, duh.

Oh, and let me finish off with two (mildly humorous) tales of rudeness. Someone came into my advisor's office earlier this week, and said "I was told that you look at skin..." and starts taking her shirt off. My advisor was really weirded out and suggested that she make an appointment at the clinic. Afterwards, she (my advisor) comes out to us and says "Who does that?? I mean, if I was a gynocologist no one would come into my office and drop their pants and ask me to look at something!" The second thing that happened was in the parking garage a few days ago. I'm hurrying to the elevator, as the doors are about to close. The woman on the elevator (the only person there) looks me right in the eye...and lets the door close in my face. I was half a second too late to open it back up by pushing the call button. Come ON!

Anyway, that's about it. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Something smells fishy

And it isn't Rhoda's tuna lunch in the adjacent office.

Gas prices reach record high - besting the post-Katrina average high by 1/3 of a penny. But wait! I paid $3.12 for gas today. Sooo, I guess that $3.51 I paid last September after Hurricane Katrina must have been...oh noes...PRICE GOUGING.

Monday, July 24, 2006

DER der der!

Woah, I haven't posted since Thursday. Craziness.

Mine since Friday - Singer 8280 sewing machine (I was trying to upload the picture of it, but for some reason blogger seems to not want to upload pictures at the moment.) I haven't had much time to play with it yet, as I've been doing a lot of work getting ready for VBS, which started last night. The first night went alright, only four more to go. I feel like my team is too big this year though, as it seems that I spend more energy trying to make sure that everyone has something to do instead of on making sure things get done. And of course everyone wants an acting part, but it's just not possible with 3 extra parts and 5 people! So that's been a source of added stress this year.

Work, or not working, as the case may be. I traded one problem for another with my cell staining last week. All my Saturdays in August are already full too, bah. I'm ready for summer to be over.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

So THAT's it

I figured out what's wrong with kids today - $5-10K birthday parties. O...M...G.

Radios, TV shows, fill my holes with your goodies
I sold my privacy so that I would always be pretty
And I can tell you that the best things are free with proof of purchase
Aooohhh, America, aooohhh, America
Aooohhh, America, aaahhh

Pay no more attention to the things that you stand for
Sit back, relax, enjoy the war from your living room
Holocaust and cable at a fraction of the cost
And just to make sure that you don't get lost, here's the Media
Media, Media, Media, Media
Aooohhh, America, aooohhh, America
Aooohhh, America, aaahhh

I embrace your legacy, the models and the apathy
I know the late night network commonwealth
Is there to help me help myself
All I know is my lonely soul, the remote control
Aooohhh, America, aooohhh, America
Aooohhh, America, aaahhh
-Bree Sharp

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ramble on

So, in addition to awesome skin, I also have a thesis committee meeting scheduled.

Ohh, SNAP!

August 23rd at 10am.

Also, according to my recent internet history I go to an average of 113 webpages a day. Woo.

Is Shrubya the worst POTUS ever? In recent times? Discuss.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I like treating myself to niceness.

Tonight I washed and deep-conditioned my hair. I did a five-step facial (cleanse, exfoliate, mask, toner and moisturizer - a combination of Almay and St. Ives products). I attacked my calloused feet. And I exfoliated and moisturized the rest of me.

Almost as good as a spa. And a hell of a lot cheaper.

And I beat Matt at Five Crowns again. Grrrr! :-)

I think I've decided to give up my Sleep playlist on the weekends. It's just too much of a hassle to keep it separated from my Recently Played playlist. I had been pausing submissions and limiting the playlist to five songs to keep my stats from being skewed by certain "mellow" artists, but today I only submitted five songs out of 154 that I listened to in the past two days because I unpaused submissions before I adjusted the playlist length. Rawr. Oh well, I'll just have to be content with Matt's list I suppose.

We finally finished Season 2 of Lost last night. It was pretty interesting, although now we have to wait until October for the third season to start. In the meantime, Swathi loaned me The O.C. Season One, and Matt wants to get some episodes of Battlestar Galactica off of iTunes. So we'll still have plenty to watch this summer (although I have to admit that at the moment I'm less than excited about B.G.)


This song came on my iPod this morning in the car, and it made me think about what I am, what I'm not, and what I want to be.

I have always wanted to be somebody who is great

To be great in, great in your eyes, is my dream
To be the one who makes you smile is everything

To love my enemies
To serve others until I become the least

To be great in, great in your eyes, is my dream
To be the one who makes you smile is everything

Greatness in this world is different than greatness in your eyes

To be great in, great in your eyes, is my dream
To be the one who makes you smile is everything

To be genuine in my love for others and for you is to be great
-Ten Shekel Shirt

Monday, July 17, 2006

Mess with your head

A flash movie (about 20 minutes long) explaining all ten dimensions. I think I got lost somewhere around the 6th dimension.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner

So, the 1000th registered visitor waaaaaaaaas...Matt. How lame :-) Second runners up were someones from B'more and Seal Beach, CA. Since Matt already has a lifetime membership in the DotP Fan Club, no prize will be awarded. Bah.

Happy things this weekend:
Running a mile and a half when I got home from work.
New Old Navy stuff ordered.
A clean bathtub and sweet pea bubble bath.
$1 off coupon for the Biore clay mask I want to buy.
Perfect freshly painted nails.
Sean and Jen bought us Five Crowns, and I beat Matt.
Frozen treat for breakfast (Yoplait frozen yogurt/cereal bars...yum).

But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair
- Relient K, Be My Escape

Friday, July 14, 2006

Sticking it to The Man

Anti-DRM children's book - in response to "Captain Copyright" (resize PDF to 75% for best viewing)

RIAA loses the case against the woman who didn't even own a computer.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Deja vu, man.

The intarweb is a cah-raaaa-zy place. Freaky.

We're just crooked souls trying to stay up straight
Dry eyes in the pouring rain
The shadow proves the sunshine
The shadow proves the sunshine
- Switchfoot

Things I don't understand

In the AP-Ipsos poll, 65 percent of those questioned said it was sometimes OK to lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, even though 52 percent said lying, overall, was never justified. (source)
- Math surrenders?

Abortion denies us our relationship with our child. (source)
- Umm...wha? That doesn't even make any sense.

Lawyers for Elaine Doherty, a 68-year-old grandmother of seven from Lawrenceville, N.J., alleged during the 5 1/2-week trial that Vioxx was a major cause of her heart attack and that Merck downplayed the risks of Vioxx both to doctors and to patients. Merck lawyers countered that company officials disclosed the drug's risks appropriately and that Doherty's own cardiac risk factors — including obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure and cholesterol — were responsible for her heart attack. (source)
- She also had a family history of heart disease. How did this even make it to court? UPDATE: Thank goodness the jury had some sense.

The teen, who goes by Abraham, has Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Three months of chemotherapy last year made him extremely weak. So when he learned in February that his cancer was active again, he turned — against doctors' advice — to a sugar-free organic diet, herbs and visits to a clinic in Mexico. A social worker asked a judge to require the teen to continue conventional treatment. In May, the judge issued a temporary order finding Jay and Rose Cherrix neglectful for supporting their son's choice to pursue alternatives. Judge Jesse E. Demps also ordered the parents to share custody of Abraham with the Accomack County Department of Social Services. Abraham's parents face losing custody completely. (source)
- When did the government obtain the right to force a particular medical treatment on someone after they have chosen another treatment in conjunction with their parents' support?

BNL Thursday

I never jumped in and rescued you, but I wanted to
I didn't tell you which way to go, 'cause I thought you'd know
You had a problem with your new found wealth, brought it on yourself
I never told you I told you so, but I told you so

Have to let it go, it's time to let it go
Now I can't believe it took so long to leave
Perhaps one day I'll grieve, or I never will

I never told you I agreed with you, I don't think I do
I wasn't sure quite what the whole thing meant, but I'm glad you went
I never thought that it could be painless, but it is I guess
I had myself fooled into needing you, did I fool you too?

Have to let it go, it's time to let it go
Now I can't believe it took so long to leave
Perhaps one day I'll grieve, or I never will

A viral infection that can incubate for years
Caused by affection fallen deep into arrears
No medication to procure, makes me pure, there's no cure, I am sure

I never mentioned how I've prayed for you, now I've paid for you
I never said that I would wait for you, it's too late for you

It's time to let it go
Now I can't believe it took so long to leave
Perhaps one day I'll grieve, or I never will
- Told You So

(Probably one of my favorites off of Stunt)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And just because...



1. I ran into a professor from my last class yesterday. He said to me, "Did you know you got an A+ in the course?" I didn't know that, because they don't send out grade reports until the fall. Awesome.

2. After troubleshooting a work problem all last week, I finally have red cells that show up on the machine. Yay!

So, it seems that Paris is out for September. We were trying to schedule flights so that we could fly into Paris and stay for a night and a day and then take the train to Amsterdam and leave out of there after the conference. Except that the flight schedules were weird, and it was too expensive. So we're going to be stopping over in Reykjavik, Iceland instead. Iceland should be interesting...anyone know what the weather's like there in mid-September? And we'll have a day or two to see Amsterdam as well...I'm most interested in the Van Gogh museum.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Mr. Yuk is mean...Mr. Yuk is greeeeeeen

Mr. Yuk commercial

Scary stuff.

It seems that I am turning into Eric. Now I'll be a champion foosball player too!

Anybody want to place a bet on who/when we'll have the 1000th visitor (since June 14th)? Oh, if only I had known of SiteMeter earlier.

Atari Power!!

Pole Position commercial

It'll leave skid marks on your soul.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pass the peas

I was just watching Iron Chef America; the secret ingredient was green peas. And at the end, one of the woman judges was trying to describe the overall flavor of the dishes, and she says "I really feel like there's a lot of pea-ness going on here."

I've really been in a tank top mood lately (even though I always have to wear something over them because I'm always cold!) I've been to Target twice in the last 4 days - I got two new tank tops on the first trip: a navy and dusty rose strappy striped one and a blue-gray tank with little metal studs scattered at the neckline. The second trip we got school supplies to donate to our church for the backpacks they're putting together for local underprivileged children. So, now Old Navy has a bunch of tank tops on sale. I'm trying hard to resist, but it's gonna be tough!

You've got to trust your instinct
And let go of regret
You've got to bet on yourself now star
'Cause that's your best bet
- 311, All Mixed Up

Well, that didn't work

Okay, so apparantly pausing submissions only stops the "Recent Tracks" from updating, but as soon as you unpause it and submit another song it also submits everything that played while you had it paused.

This is going to take a little more research, obviously.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Why doesn't doubly have an "e" in it?

The only difference that I see
Is you are exactly the same as you used to be
- The Wallflowers

Another successful Dish behind me. Next month will be doubly cool. For one, Jen is coming with me so she can stock up on some meals before the baby comes. And two, I'm on the list for a free "12-disher" rolling cooler because I've been such a frequent customer. Sweetness, because I won't have to carry around the crappy styrofoam one with no handles anymore. I was also glad to see more people at the Gaithersburg place than last month.

Blah, only two weeks before VBS starts. I like doing the VBS drama sessions, I just don't like the planning/setup that needs to be done beforehand. I wish I could just walk in on the evening of the 22nd and have everything (and everyone) ready.

I decided I'm going to start turning off my plugin at night because my "sleep" playlist is skewing my top artists chart towards Bebo Norman, David Gray, Shawn Mullins and Dido. If I don't have it collecting data at night it should start to look more normal. I think I also finally got the plugin to pull data off of my iPod, since I have that running for a minimum of 3 hours a day while I'm driving.

Today was a nice, lazy day. I didn't do much except read, and watch Lost, and cuddle with the kitties, plus dinner and a little bit of laundry. Tomorrow should be another nice, lazy day. And then back to work for another week.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Quick Plug

For myself :-) Posted the fireworks pictures in the photoblog. I was very happy with them, even though they're not "perfect." Enjoy the looky. 'Night!

Sometimes I'm witty

"Texas blood runs thicker than oil."

And the one I forgot earlier: "If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then mine are saying that my soul's irritated."

Yesterday was the magic 60,000 mile day for my car. Wee.

Okay, on to the good stuff, because it's way better than my mediocre wit.

Video of a magic trick where an audience member is pulled in half by two other audience members. Pretty spiffy looking, although I *think* I know how it's done.

Video of Shrubya singing "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" - mashups of bits taken from his press conferences etc.

Apparantly paranoia in various forms is more common than people believed, according to this British study.

Posted on behalf of The Green, who is currently too lazy to make his own blog - Mr. T likes Starbucks double-shot espressos. Mr. T does not like annoying questions.

When in doubt, move on
You don't need to sort it out
- Son Volt, Drown

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Good and Bad

Good: Listing your kid as an authorized user on your credit card so he can start building a credit score.
Bad: Doing it when he's seven.

Good: The Innocence Project uses DNA evidence to overturn another wrongful conviction (181 total to date).
Bad: Antonin Scalia, in a legal writing, claims that “Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.” (Source, 3rd paragraph under heading One).

Good: Memorizing Psalm 27 (five verses down, nine to go).
Bad: Memorizing Psalm 119 (don't think I'll try that one).

News Flash

Okay, all you fellow conspiracy theorists out there. Ken Lay's wife released a photo of his body to the media to prove that he really did kick the bucket. So shuddyup everyone, and put those fashionable tin foil hats back in the closet.

Product Reviews

Stuff I've bought or used in the past couple days.

1. Listerine vanilla mint mouthwash - "It's less intense!" Hell no, it isn't. It's equally intense. It's just less minty. Oww.

2. Sally Hanson 5-minute french manicure kit - I really like this. It has a base/top coat, the "nude" color, and the white color all packaged together. The coolest thing is that the white color is in a little pen form, so it's super easy to use and comes out looking very nice. The only things are that the white color is thin, so you really need two coats instead of the one the directions suggest, and that those little guide stickers don't work because the white runs underneath. Other than that, I'm very pleased with this purchase.

3. Pillsbury Grands cinnabon cinnamon rolls - So yummy! Five big fat cinnamony rolls, tons of icing. Yum yum.

4. Apples to Apples - mentioned in one of my previous posts. So, I haven't bought this yet. But I'm going to, because it's a hilarious party game. Basically, you have "red apple" cards and "green apple" cards. The red apple cards have nouns on them (specific people, places, or things) and the green apple cards have adjectives. One person draws a green apple card and reads the adjective aloud, and the rest of the people have to select a red apple card from their hand that they think best corresponds with the adjective, in either a true or funny way. Some of our pairings the other day were hilarious, in random or ironic ways (like "Dr. Kevorkian" for the adjective "responsible" or "piranas" for the adjective "unpredictable").

5. Barenaked Ladies Are Me - the new CD scheduled for release on September 12th. If you pre-order directly through Nettwerk, it's $14, no tax/shipping, and you get a bonus second disc with all the album tracks recorded live. Rock on, BNL. Site is VERY slow today though!

6. I knew I had forgotten something - Viactiv Vitamins. I used to take Centrum, but because I don't really eat anything in the mornings, taking it on an empty stomach was making me feel sick. So now I get my multivitamin in a tasty chocolate chew, and extra calcium in a caramel.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Lyrics of the moment

And for every useless reason I know
There's a reason not to care
If I hide myself wherever I go
Am I ever really there?
- Barenaked Ladies, For You

Come and take a ride with me
The moon is high -- so am I
Come on take a ride and see
What lies beyond your kitchen window
We are not the galaxy
- Bree Sharp, Galaxy Song

I believe it's love that's hiding there
Inside you and inside me
Maybe the two of us could bring it to the light
Love when I approach the tears they fall like rain
You tell me, baby, your heart's into a thousand pieces
Now stop, only old and wise, with clouded eyes
You can't see what I can not hide
As I blindly throw my faith to the face
Of the next good thing that comes my way
- Dave Matthews Band, Granny

It's the 5th of July

Feeling independent
Please step aside
The celebration's over
-Eddie From Ohio

Wow that was a lot of food.

So we went to Sean and Jen's for a lunch cookout yesterday, with David and Ellen, and their upstairs neighbors Asma and Kaiser. It was a lot of fun hanging out with everyone. We grilled burgers and veggies, and played rounds of Munchkin, Apples to Apples and Five Crowns. And if you're looking for a birthday gift for me, I wouldn't mind having any of these games, wink wink.

We left Bethesda around 4:30 (after I came in second place in Five Crowns) and headed out to VA for cookout #2. It took us a while because we hit two huge stormbursts, one with hail. Fun stuff. There ended up being 22 people at Matt's aunt and uncle's house, including the extended family, their across-the-street neighbors, and a few of Matt's cousin's friends. A water balloon fight broke out at some point, but I managed to steer clear of all that. Matt wasn't quite as lucky. There was more grilling and too much other food, as usual, and some fireworks in the backyard and other people's yards. All in all it was a nice day.

Posted more pictures in the photoblog, and I'll probably have another set up in a day or two.

Quickies from the AP

Ken Lay...Dead? Or did he fake his own death? Seems to me an awfully convenient heart attack, and if anyone had the money and connections to pull it off, it would be him.

UPDATE: And it's also awfully convenient that because he died before sentencing and the appeals process, he's technically innocent in the eyes of the law and therefore US prosecutors can't push a case to seize $43.5M in profits from the allegedly illegal activities at Enron.

NJ Government Shutdown Continues - the casinos, state parks, etc closed their doors at 8am today. The irony is that the gov't is shut down because of an inability to resolve a $4.5B budget deficit (the Repubs want to raise the sales tax to 7%), but closing the casinos costs the state $1.3M per day - which only serves to exacerbate the problem.

More later.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Paralyzed by the size...

...of all the things that we did not intend. - VaCo, Last Goodbye

Queen of the desserts once again. I just made the best strawberry shortcakes you'll ever taste. Well, I mean, you won't taste them. But trust me, they're the best. Mmmm. And Jell-o flag cake. Because it's the 4th of July and all.

It's too late for what you want
She's not there, she's off the air
Blurry memories
Recognize what they can't see
And it's the dirty taste of diesel
Red eye flight, red eye people
There without me
She's there without me

She's scarred but even smarter
The sky is clear enough for takeoff
She's the forest for the trees
Undefined by the memory
Of what she used to be
A new moon tide on an open sea
She set herself free
She set herself free
-VaCo, Off the Air

Our minds will wander to wonderous places

Well that was a nice weekend :-) We went to church on Sunday and then had an impromptu outing with Sean and Jen. They were going to the Takoma Park farmer's market so we tagged along (and I got some super delicious sweet white corn) and then we had lunch at a little place called the Tastee Diner. We're going to a lunch cookout tomorrow at their place with David and Ellen - should be a fun afternoon then too!

After lunch we went to Hollywood Video and finally got the last disc of season 1 of Lost (Warning: spoiler in the comments section!!), and Syriana. We ended up watching both on Sunday afternoon/evening, and then downloading the second season from iTunes so we'll be all caught up by the time season 3 starts this fall.

We also stayed up way past our bedtime watching old Nickelodeon cartoon openings and PBS stuff (Square One, 3-2-1 Contact, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego) on youtube. I especially loved Square One - we found Mathman, episodes of Mathnet, and a couple of the music videos that they had on the show, including The Mathematics of Love and 8 Percent of My Heart. We looked for another one but couldn't find it: "Geometric shape sensation / Ooh, tessellation!" Ah, good times. photoshop contest - change the textures of everyday objects.

You're so lightweight, how can you survive?
Recycling moments from others' lives
You're not as precious as you contrive
Aluminum to me, aluminium to some
You can shine like silver all you want
But you're just aluminum - BNL

Starbucks cinnamon scone = yum.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Card Dead

Ugh, those were the worst set of cards I've seen probably in the whole time we've been playing poker. I must have folded at least 200 hands that were face-cardless, or a face card with a lousy unsuited kicker. I also got pushed off of pocket pairs twice (10s and Js I think?) when the pot odds weren't there after the flop or turn. Somehow I managed to survive into 5th place (out of seven) and went out when I went all in with A-3. Steve, on the other hand, had crazy mad luck. He just couldn't lose, no matter what cards he was holding! It was absolutely insane, and he went on to win it over Mike in second. I can't remember what the hand was...A-K vs A-9 maybe, and Steve caught a K? I'm not sure.

Oh, and the duckies were invincible tonight! They didn't get beaten once the entire time. It was crazy how many twos were coming out on the board during the game. It was also crazy that we played for over 5 hours before anyone went out.

After the game, Matt McHugh and Steve stayed for a while longer and we watched The Constant Gardener. It was a pretty neat movie, especially in the cinematography. I'd recommend watching it, although I'm not sure if I'll buy it yet or not.

I think I need a new stereo...most of the night there was an annoying, intermittent tone coming in over the speakers. We fiddled with the wires and changing stations and whatnot, but it didn't seem to help much. Either one of the speakers is going, or the aliens were trying to send us a message.

Oh Davey

The top article on MSN Entertainment:
Former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff had surgery after severing a tendon in his right arm in an accident in a London gym bathroom, his spokeswoman said Friday. The 53-year-old actor, who played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon on the TV beach drama for 11 years, was shaving at a gym in the Sanderson Hotel on Thursday when he hit his head on a chandelier, showering his arm with broken glass, his publicist, Judy Katz, said.

Hit his head on a chandelier in a gym?? Severed tendon from falling glass? Matt and I call shenanigans.