Friday, July 29, 2005

Can we say overkill?

Man goes on rampage in tax office - Yahoo! News

Though I might be able to understand his sentiment, I assume he did not pay in cash. Why didn't he just bring a statement from the bank or c copy of the money order with him? Better yet, if he paid by credit, nowadays one can pull up a statement online. YOO HOO-federal offense!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Shades of Laura Palmer...


Egad. Did the reporter who wrote this ever hear of due diligence? Lake Bell aka Sally Heep was gone not that long after the first few episodes. Monica Potter aka Lori Colson might be a fine actress, but that character was like a deer caught in headlights. Rhona Mitra, aka Tara Wilson, needs to come back every so often for a guest appearance. Guess Kerry Washington's character stayed in Texas after the death penalty hearing she tried with Alan Shore. Speaking of, does he have a career of breaking hearts or what? At least enough common sense prevailed to let Shore and Crane stick around. Without them, Boston Legal would not exist.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Boston Legal Homecoming


As much as I would like to think my rants over BL's removal from the ABC lineup had something to do with it, I doubt ABC bigwigs are going to bother with my blog. They have finally come to their senses, however, and brought back the show starting August 9th. That should finish the season. New season begins Sept. 20th, two days after the Emmys. Icing on the cake is the nominations of both James Spader and William Shatner.
Added bonus of Heather Locklear on BL as a guest star. Some of you may remember her work on T.J. Hooker. According to Spader, she is "a woman without morals, utterly cold, who is brought up on murder charges." Other than the murder, case of pot calling the kettle black?

Thursday, July 21, 2005

London repeats itself and other news


By now, you might have heard of the "incidents" in London, two weeks to the day when the version of 9/11 hit. Now, this is nowhere near THAT. Small explosions, bus windows blown out but no one hurt, ONE injury somewhere else, and no rush hour traffic. Kath has some interesting commentary. Scary to think I agree with another blogger, but I do. On second item, at any rate. Yes, there are those who disagree with Blair, and doubly hate the fact Iraq happened. But I also believe Iraq for what is happening in London is a weak excuse. Seems to me enough potential troublemakers exist for them to think for themselves. No, this is not the fault of ALL muslims. Most of them are horrified at the current state of affairs.I t always amazes me what those in news professions consider news. Bush speaks to a group? Live coverage. Forget about reporters whose job it is to cover, then report later. Tell people you have nothing to tell them, so don't ask? Call a press conference. Jackson gets arraigned? Put hours of coverage on when the biggest item is only about ten minutes. Saddam Hussein appears in court? spend hours covering when the few minutes he spoke would suffice.
A couple of tidbits: Nice to see Bill Hemmer back on the air. Note to writers: he was not "dumped", he chose to leave CNN. There's a difference. Not all that fond of FOX, but may have to take a peek. Hemmer's cute-PEOPLE once made him a Sexiest Bachelor. He supposedly makes a mean teriyaki salmon. (not that I know personally)
Some dignbat commenters at Blogcritics named Tucker Carlson a "gay icon". Er, how? The man is married with a passel of offspring. The bow tie works, btw.

Bad Dating Practice


Poor Phin. ;) My own experience with dating is slim, but I do seem to recall the double date where only two of us were actually a couple. We went to the movies, and I changed seats because my back was hurting. My "date" got mad, and stormed out of the theatre. Guy #2 mentioned it. I refused to go after the one I was paired with, since I refuse to put up with childish behavior.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Christmas Update


Slow time for news. However, I DID promise updates on my latest project.

I'm doing transcription for group committed to making sure those criminally convicted and should not have been are released. In other words, taking letters, etc. -turning turning them into computer documents. Slow going. Probably 1/3 done. What is taking so long is that each item has to be written up individually. More than one is several pages. Usually, there's a typed page along with the actual item. Not always, but I've learned to go back and look at original before considering things finished. Funny thing-one review book for Blogcritics is someone sent to the death chamber, but it might have been the wrong guy. Technically speaking, a subtext is the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

London Maintains its Upper Lip


If you look around blogs anytime these last few days, someone somewhere is writing about the bombs which went off in the Tubes and one which detonated on the top level of a double decker bus.
They're working on it. What the people who are behind this fail to realize is that 1) stiff upper lip means not giving in to fear 2) Scotland Yard, considered to be the best in the world when it comes to police work, is in THAT country and 3) due to security cameras just about everywhere, footage is bound to come up of the ones responsible.
Hmm.. let's see, can we say lack of foresight?
As for Al Quieda, jury still out. Have the feeling, though, enough potential terrorists live in London to not need outside help. "Claiming" to be AQ is a far cry from having memebrship. Ever heard of the term wanna be?

Wednesday, July 06, 2005



Somebody actually said this out loud? Good heavens. For those of you scratching your heads, go find a civics book and look up the three branches of government.

You know, civics and spelling/grammar would not be a bad idea for a graduation requirement..

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Christmas in July


While going out on an errand, I was delighted to see a package on my porch. Even though I am used to having one appear on a regular basis, this was not your ordinary item.
Part of what I "do" is volunteering with the Georgia Innocence Project. The focus is to free those convicted of a crime not committed. I agreed to do transcription of letters from a former client.
Had to haul in the box first.
According to instructions, press firmly on entire box flap.
Gee, that helped. Flap sank into box without opening.
Time for my long handled knife.
Nope. Scratched surface.
Only after pulling open the flap (was this made with industrial strength crazy glue?) did it work.
Out popped a boatload of paper.
I'll have to keep you updated on progress.

Friday, July 01, 2005

I smell a rat


If this is to be believed, something's rotten in the state of Denmark. Don't trust me? Look down at the last half of the post. They hold the piece of paper over your head until you provide the eats. Can we say bribe?
Folks, if you cannot afford to pay for a meal: 1) work overtime for some extra pay 2) go, but eat dinner at home so that dessert is all you purchase 3)stick to the appetizers [done that myself-worse case scenario, I have water and whatever I can grab out of the bread basket]
OR stay away from the restaurant all together.
This does cost something, part of the profits. If you can hold a job, you can pay for your own meal ticket.



I finally figure out how to get trackbacks on this thing, and Picasa is throwing a fit. Oh well, tomorrow's another day..