stageright…stageleft


caught in the moment.
May 31, 2006, 1:41 pm
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sometimes it’s just wonderful to be blissfully happy in the moment – pictures from a memorial day get-to-gether.

shirley (aka sdlt)

stephanie (aka vernetta)

sarah (no aka) caught in mid-dance

christopher (no printable aka)

music heard while writing this post:

black cherry / goldfrapp




the brilliance of shaw
May 30, 2006, 3:16 pm
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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw



from the what the fuck is she thinking catagory…
May 28, 2006, 10:09 pm
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the insider (an entertainment tonight wannabe) – talking head victoria recano asked jennifer aniston at the break-up premiere:”what was your worst break-up ever?”

ummm… duh i think would be the proper answer.



2464
May 27, 2006, 8:38 pm
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2464 – that’s the number of us casualties confirmed by the department of defense according to the website http://icasualties.org/oif/. if you add in uk and other members of the ‘coalition’ the total comes up to 2686. that’s 2.31 casualties per day since the start of the iraq war.

these numbers of course are completely horrific on their own.

however, and i mean no disrespect to the men and women fighting in iraq, there is a much more troubling number. that lies somewhere between: 37,972 and 42,346. that number is the number of iraqi civilian casualties since the start of the war (according to http://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/).

our president (note, the lowercase – its very intentional), who has continually lied to the people of the us (not to mention the world) about the real cause of the war, who has bullied nations into joining this coalition of the willing to fight an unjust war, who has time-and-time again said and done whatever he wants to justify finishing daddies war finally admitted that perhaps he was a little out of line with some of the words he used to bring the world to the edge of war.

from npr.org:

President Bush was asked: “…Which missteps and mistakes of your own [do] you most regret?”
He replied:
“By Saying “Bring it on.” Kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people. That I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner. You know, “Wanted dead or alive,” that kind of talk. I think in certain parts of the world it was misinterpreted. And so I learned — I learned from that.
this from the same man that said his best day as president was catching a perch. all i have to say is what a complete and total idiot this man is. i mean seriously, how shocked was he that people in other parts of the world would misinterprett”bringt it on. i frankly don’t think anyonemisinterpretedd that statement. i think it’s a fairly plain and inflammatory statement that mobilized a fractured movement into action.
it’s inconceivable to me how this man can virtually singlehandedly (along with rove, rice & cheney) destroy the largest global outpouring of u.s. support in history after 9/11 and bring us to the current placement of world-yard bully. had we played our cards right, there isn’t a thing we could have not accomplished for the global community after 9/11. had we spent the billions of dollars we’ve spent on the war on something such as weaning our depenendancy on fossil fuels, we wouldn’t be so intrinsically tied to the middle east right now.
lets not pretend anymore. this war was never about removing saddam hussain from power and giving the good people of iraq democracy. this war was always – always about oil and daddies unfinished war.
and to think, all clinton did to get impeached was lie about a blowjob.
it’s beyond time to impeach bush. he is a cancer on the united states. his legacy is 2686 and counting.
*the above picture taken from the independent media center (no photographer was credited)
music listened to during the writing of this post:
nothing.


i like music
May 26, 2006, 8:37 pm
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found this over at http://www.expurgate.nu/weblog/, loved and thought i’d try it myself.
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name a song…

…that reminds you of an ex:
“a thousand miles” by vanessa carlton ok, so i know it’s not a great song, but it’s a song that reminds me of a moment frozen in time (and i do kinda like the cello break)

…that makes you cry:
“in the sun” by joseph arthur – “cause if i find my way, how much will i find”

…that reminds you of your childhood:
“rainbow connection” by kermit the frog – still a favorite to this day

…that reminds you of high school:
“pump up the volume” by m/a/r/r/s

…that mirrors you too closely:
“downtown” by lloyd cole

…that makes you laugh:
“10 dollar” by m.i.a

…that will always get you up to dance:
“future lover” by madonna

…that you used to hate, but now love:
“shock the monkey” by peter gabriel

…that you love but wouldn’t know of if it weren’t for a friend:
“more bounce in california” by soul kid #1

…that you like from your parents’ collection:
“here you come again” dolly parton

…that makes you think of sex:
the peter gabriel album ‘passion’

…that is your anthem:
“regret” by new order

…that is your ultimate love song:
“running up that hill” by kate bush – the line “is there so much hate for the ones we love? tell me, we both matter, don’t we?” kills me

…that reminds you of something nasty:
“nasty girl” by vanity 6 – obvious choice? sure. but it’s te perfect choice, and it’s just plain nasty

…that reminds you of a break-up:
“a thousand miles” by vanessa carlton – actually the memory of a relationship dissolving infront of my eyes while in a truck stuck on a california highway between sacramento and san francisco

…that is held between you and a friend:
“strange relationship” by prince

…that would be your choice for a national anthem:
“this land is your land” by peter, paul & mary

…that changed your life in some pragmatic way:
“biko” by peter gabriel. this is the song that, when i first heard it in high school, showed me a whole new world of music and such. it opened my eyes to rhythm’s that were specifically not rock-n-roll (or western) based, but were morindigenousus in nature. now, granted it’s not the most “worldly of songs” (especially not in peter’s canon), but it’s the song that opened that door for me and the song that showed me a whole other world muscially.

…that amazes/inspires you:
“gabriel” by lamb

songs listened to during the writing of this post:

umm. duh. 🙂



sunset over lake calhoun in south minneapolis mus…
May 26, 2006, 11:15 am
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sunset over lake calhoun in south minneapolis
music heard while writing this post
none, but i should be listening to kate bush’s aerial.


hah!
May 25, 2006, 7:59 pm
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it was strep all along – fuck the staph virus infection thingy. i knew it. urgent care from yesterday just called with the results of the 24 hour test (never mind that it was about 37 hours ago)… so much for staph kicking strep’s ass.

hmmm.

however, i’m 1/3rd into my regimen of azithromycin and am actually feeling like a member of the living again. my throat almost feels ok when swallowing, the aches are almost gone – just the headache remains.
however – when one pain goes away, you’re left to focus on one you were avoiding.
so round about the time on monday when i started coming down the throat infection from hell, i noticed my finger was starting to hurt. i ignored it.
then on tuesday, i noticed it was getting swollen around the finger nail. i ignored that too.
yesterday, it got bigger – i poked at it, then ignored it.
today, it started to look green. i may not know a lot about medical things (with the exception of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (http://www.itppeople.com/); that i know a lot about), but i know ones fingers shouldn’t be turning green.
i went to urgent care (yup, 2nd time in as many days).
let me quote the doc “wow, a massively infected hangnail.” – yup, quite possibly the dumbest condition ever; the classic hangnail. then i got a lecture on chewing my fingernails. yea, i admit it, i chew my nails – not sure why, probably stress, or boredom, or convenience – who knows… i wonder if this’ll be the ticket to stopping. who knows.

before after

let this be a lesson to you – don’t chew your nails. it’s a gross, filfthy, disgusting (yet, oddly rewarding) habit.

well that’s that – i’m finally feeling better, i’m going to work tomorrow for the first time since monday (and honestly, i’m excited for that)… oh and i ate the first real meal i’ve had since monday today. so that’s what food tastes like, i kinda forgot.

music heard while writing this post.

hey jack kerouac / 10,000 maniacs
in our lifetime / texas
this song has no title / elton john

helpline operator (sick boy mix) / the the
nanny nanny boo boo / le tigre