August 14, 2007

Women Deserve Better

Watch it.

What We Deserve

Found that video on The Curvature originally.

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August 04, 2007

Dear YouTube - Why are you so addictive?

I love Kristen Chenoweth, and I think she looks like Lucy Ball a little bit in this video.

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August 01, 2007

Vampires

Lately I've been inhalling books about vampires and just haven't read many others that hold my interest.  I'm used to going in phases, but the vampire phase is lasting a bit longer then normal, not that I'm complaining.  It also helps that kick-ass female heroines are really popular in vampire books right now.

Some of the series I've been reading besides the standard Dracula and Ann Rice books have been really good, some have just seemed like regurgitated crap stolen shamelessly from other authors, and some have been genuinely good.

To start my friend Molly got me into the Anita Blake series, by Laurell K. Hamilton, which started off incredibly well, got me throughly addicted, and then descended into angst and porn as the author went through a divorce and then found a new lover.  Luckily there are rumors that the newest book (I'm waiting for paperback) returns to the original style (Aka. with actual plot movement) but still manages to retain some of the fun from the middle set of books with out the raunchiness.  I'm looking forward to judging myself. Now the reason why I got hooked on Anita Blake so quickly and effortlessly was that she's a kick ass chick, with real social issues, hobbies (she collects stuffed penguins - how cute!), and just happens to make a living raising Zombies.  She also is courted by the Master Vampire of the city and eventually the head werewolf. 

The next series I read was the Vampire Files, and I really liked the first couple books and got quickly bored because it was the same nonsense over and over.  I had bought the first 6 novels in 2 volumes, and didn't even finish the 2nd volume.  Part of the charm that I found in the first couple books was that the main character, Jack, wakes up dead and has to bumble around to learn how to be a vampire while he chases down and hunts his killers.  How cool is that?  Seriously, killing your murderers in 1930s Chicago.  But like I said, after the strong start it petered out quickly into reused plot lines with different names.

Yesterday I read a book by Karen Chance called Touch The Dark which seemed like an Anita Blake wanna be.  I may eventually revisit the series, but not until there are more books out, since I hate reading books that end on cliff hangers (like this one did - ugh) and there is no follow up book out yet.  There is a sequel to Touch The Dark, but I wasn't impressed enough to rush out for it yet.

The last book I've gotten half way through 3 times, and have yet to finish, and thats the Historian.  The only reason I haven't eagerly finished it is because I keep starting and then forgetting the book at my parents house; its quite aggravating, and when I do get it again its such an intricate plot that I know I should restart because I'll forget things, and then I get annoyed and put it down again.

Other series that I'm looking forward to trying are the Vampire Diaries, the Rachel Morgan series, and the Mercy Thomas.  At first glance the second two series seem like they'll be in the Hamilton style, but hey, I enjoy it when its well written.

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July 30, 2007

Wonders of YouTube


I'm sure Mrs. Jones is cringing now.

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June 24, 2007

Quizzes!

$4315.00The Cadaver Calculator - Find out how much your body is worth


64% Geek


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June 11, 2007

Dear Self

When your stomach stops protesting remember to throw out all your tomato soup.

Why? Because you didn't look at the date at the bottom of the can before eating it.  Way to go, slick. Lets tell the folks at home when the experation date was - the one you didn't think to check until your stomach started the first round of angry protests - Feb 2007.

Damn it.

-Phipps™

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June 04, 2007

A Web Geek's Jewelry Box

For the hard core geeks out there, and just geeks in general, I present you with these: head earrings

And I so want a pair.

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May 23, 2007

Connections and Coincidences

James Burke is the host of a show called Connections (also Connections2 and Connections3) and reading one of his books, The Pinball Effect — How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburettor Possible and Other Journeys Through Knowledge, really brings the mind to thinking about whether or not there is a reason for everything.  Is it luck that the brilliant thinkers of the world are often acquainted with each other, or is it more?

In either case, read the book.  The man is brilliant.

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May 14, 2007

An Actual Reason to Learn Grammar

Or maybe everyone is lying.  Everybody lies.

In either case:

An English Professor wrote the words:

"A woman without her man is nothing"

on the chalkboard and asked the class to punctuate it properly.

All the males wrote:


All the females wrote:


Punctuation is powerful.

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May 09, 2007

Coffee, Oh how I love thee

Coffee has benefits!

I knew it!  Muhahaha!

Coffee protects against cancer, alzhemizers, suicide, and diabetes.  My god, it sounds like the drink Ponce De Leon was looking for in his quest for the fountain of youth.

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May 08, 2007

Ren Faire

So I'm going to be going to a Renaissance Faire soon with a close friend, Shae, and my best friend Paul.  I'm so excited about it, though Shae wants to dress up - and I know I'll end up sewing. Heh.  On the other hand, Paul doesn't seem adverse to dressing up, and in fact, I just learned how to make a doublet and pumpkin pants today!  I'll sew all that is necessary in order to get pictures of Paul in tights and pumpkin pants.

I think I told Bunny and Ted, and if not, they'll know soon, at minimum me and Shae will be crashing in the living room.  I'm not sure bout Paul, he may crash at Steph's or Trev's.  Also, Paul 2 sounded interested in going as well when Shae told him.  Laura jumped for joy at the prospect which can make things interesting as well.  You see, complications arise better then cable entertainment is born when someone has both a boy friend and a girl friend and they both want to come to the same Ren Faire.  And be surrounded by the Phipps family.

In either case, we're going on Military History Weekend (May 26, 27, and 28) and Paul is pushing the 28th so he can get in free.  He's such a tight wad. Oh well.  Love!

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Workaholicism

  1. Do you get more excited about your work than about family or anything else?
  2. Are there times when you can charge through your work and other times when you can't?
  3. Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? On vacation?
  4. Is work the activity you like to do best and talk about most?
  5. Do you work more than 40 hours a week?
  6. Do you turn your hobbies into money-making ventures?
  7. Do you take complete responsibility for the outcome of your work efforts?
  8. Have your family or friends given up expecting you on time?
  9. Do you take on extra work because you are concerned that it won't otherwise get done?
  10. Do you underestimate how long a project will take and then rush to complete it?
  11. Do you believe that it is okay to work long hours if you love what you are doing?
  12. Do you get impatient with people who have other priorities besides work?
  13. Are you afraid that if you don't work hard you will lose your job or be a failure?
  14. Is the future a constant worry for you even when things are going very well?
  15. Do you do things energetically and competitively including play?
  16. Do you get irritated when people ask you to stop doing your work in order to do something else?
  17. Have your long hours hurt your family or other relationships?
  18. Do you think about your work while driving, falling asleep or when others are talking?
  19. Do you work or read during meals?
  20. Do you believe that more money will solve the other problems in your life?
If you answered more then three of these questions with a "yes" you're a potential workaholic... I can answer at least 14 with a yes.

Oh well, nothing new there.

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May 06, 2007

Ninja Bunnies! BEWARE!

Imagine walking down the street in the middle of the day dark of the night, and suddenly out jumps a giant group of prairie dogs pirates ninjas! And these aren't ordinary ninjas, oh no, they are Ninja Bunnies!

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Carnivals

I am now, and probably forever more, addicted to carnivals.  I just love them and I can't believe I've been missing out for so long.  I rarely play the games because the rides are what I go for. 

Maybe I'm weird, but I absolutely love the adrenaline rush and it feels peaceful to be on a ride.  The lack of control, with all the people screaming everywhere, and theres nothing to be done  until the ride controller decides the ride is over. And you never know when the ride controller will decide to screw with the passengers by making it go backwards randomly, or making the ride slow like its stopping before whirling back into full speed.

Or maybe I'm just the weird girl that gets on the rides and can't help but laugh  the entire time.

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May 01, 2007

Learn To Speak Carefully

Last night an actress, lets call her J, missed rehearsal and we couldn't get a hold of her at all.  I was pissed because her role is pretty vital to the show and with no warning or explanation it sucks to have someone missing - especially when its a very short rehearsal period.

In my anger I said something along the lines of "She better be in a ditch or a hospital!"

Little did I know.

Today I found out that J had gone to a restaurant and a guy she chatted with slipped something into her drink.  She fell down on the way to rehearsal and doesn't remember anything until Midnight when her roommate/girlfriend took her to the hospital.  At around 9:00 she was found by another girl laying on the side of a road.

Damn it.  I felt bad about cursing her.
Maybe next time I just shouldn't stress it... Unless its a show.  In that case I'll freak out no matter what.

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April 30, 2007

Dear Everyone

I'm not as angry as I seem, honest.

Usually.

Maybe.

Kind of.

Sorta

Not really.

But yeah.

*Grins*

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Dear Security

I'm so glad you're diligent and ready at a drop of a hat an hours warning to come rushing leave the fireman standing outside of the building for 20 minutes waiting for you!

Were you drunk? Wouldn't surprise me. Or is it more simple - do you just suck as a human being? 

Twenty young women, sitting outside of their dorm at midnight-thirty in the cold, several with out pants, waiting for you to shut off the damn alarms. 

You're all retards1.  I hate Securitas.  You'd think security would have stopped sucking so bad, after recent events at other colleges.

Much hate,
-Phipps


1 The head of security, R.R, actually seems to be a nice guy, I like him.  Its just all the lackeys that make me want to slam someones head violently into the wall until their brains splatter and become the new wall color.
more...

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April 29, 2007

Letter #4

Dear Andre,

These are some sick dreams.  Really.  You aren't supposed to dream your own death; and killing a baby in a nightmare does not make for a restful nights sleep.

If you could just, you know, help me out, that would be real great.

Oh, and make the men in my life slightly less stupid... That would be handy too.

Love,
-Phipps

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Dear Mrs. Jones,

Welcome Mrs. Jones, and I found this image for you.

http://diveintomark.org/public/2006/07/you-make-bunny-cry.jpg

Love,
-Phipps

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April 28, 2007

Letter #3

Dear Andre,

If you could just get rid of certain video games, I'm sure thousands of women in my generation would save millions on future therapy as they try to figure out why their self image has been corrupted.

These stupid, pointless, time consuming video games make it impossible to build any sort of communication.  Screw them "influencing" people to go shoot others, or whatever they're saying lately. 

But hell Andre, not even get rid of them, just make them not so damn addicting.

-Phipps

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