Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"B" ootiful

Haven't blogged in a long time. Here is a short little meme thing I got from Vesper. Whah? You ask? A meme from Vesper? You don't say! ;)

Here are the rules:

Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Write 10 words beginning with that letter in your blog, including an explanation what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along.

Mine letter be B. I will bold all of the responses...

Batman: As if you couldn't guess! I read Batman when I was a wee wee lad. He was fun but I liked Spider-man and the X-Men more (hyphenated heroes appealed to me I guess). As I aged I began to devour Batman. I don't currently read a Batman series but I will when Morrison gets his hands on the "hairy-chested love god." I fully believe that Batman is the greatest modern fictional character ever. He is the peak of human perfection, fully capable of out-thinking just about anyone and beating them. I love Batman.

Baghdad: This city has occupied so much television time in my lifetime. What with Gulf War 1, 2 and Gulf War 3: The Continuing Adventures of Gulf War 2. It is a word that is symbolic of chaos, violence, oppression and the cradle of civilization. Comics again: Neil Gaiman's Sandman issue titled (I think) "Baghdad" is a wonderful kind of love story to Baghdad and its past glories as well as alluding to its current situation.

Berserker: One of the pre-cursors for werewolf legends is the true story of Viking invaders who went to battle wearing wolf skins and eating psylocybic mushrooms in order to trip out so that they believe they are wolfmen. Fuck! Isn't that cool? I've got about eleven story ideas for this premise that I can't wait to get one going that sticks.

Baby: Cade has taken so much of my time both physically and intellectually lately that it is hard to write this post without searching for a word that describes him. Baby seems to work well. As would flatulent but F is not my letter (be that it were).

Ballad: No word can encapsulate such beauty and terror as ballad. Rime of the Ancient Mariner is essentially a ballad, as is Don't Fear the Reaper (more cowbell!). However, any awful piece of shit "musician" can write a sappy hunk of garbage that has 2 notes and call it a ballad. You hear that Ashlee Simpson?!

Baroque: A really beautiful word that is often misused, by myself among others. I often use it to describe Clive Barker's writing (shit! now I can't use Barker!) or anything else ornate. I enjoy Baroque music as well. I took a history of music class (that also scarily included a lot of theory) that included a lot of Baroque music just to have a prerequisite for a midi composition class that I never took and I came away really liking it as well as having a respect for opera. I don't like opera but the closest I came to opera before this class was Judas Priest.

Bill Hicks: I know it's cheating a little bit but Bill Hicks is a modern prophet who wraps his message in profanity and dick-jokes. That's right, dick jokes. Bill Hicks believes in a conspiracy to murder JFK by those in charge of the government, human evolution through the consumption of psychoactive drugs (called squeegeeing the third eye), UFOs and foretold his own diagnosis of pancreatic cancer while on a mushroom trip with his friends. Do yourself a favour and check his stuff out.

Bleed: A tough, visceral word. Both an action and occasionally a command if you don't like the person.

Bland: A word I use to describe things that I don't necessarily enjoy but don't despise. Lindsay Lohan: bland. Ashlee Simpson: despise. Get it?

Bark: A versatile word. It can be the skin of a tree, the noise a dog makes or any variation of other noise including the verb form of such noises. Used nicely in phrases/cliches such as "barking up the wring tree" and "quit barkin' at me!"

Runners up were:
-Barf (not the verb, the John Candy character from Spaceballs)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

An Update and Random Thoughtarrhea

Been a while since I've posted content. What with a baby, a fulltime job and trying to get back in shape I've had little time to write let alone write blog entries.

Cade is awesome and doing very well. He smiles a lot even though he has a cold. It's nice. Go here to see him.

Work is going well but no one cares about that.

I have decided to get back in shape. It's been weeks since I've had a pop. I had a Dr. Pepper on a picnic on Mother's Day and was buzzing. I've taken up karate on Mondays and Wednesday nights for 2 hours each. It's kicking my ass but I've lost neck fat after 3 sessions already! I'm jogging too.

I decided to do this after paying some attention to the growing belly and the fear of the possibility of man-boobs. Man-boobs scare me. The very idea of me having them is terrifying.

Big Love is an HBO (I think) TV show about a polygamist Mormon family starring Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny. Despite the cool cast the content loses me.

My dad thinks it is a fantasy story because "no man would ever want 4 wives."

Been listening to a lot of podcasts lately but I'll talk about that at a later point.

Been listening to Tom Waits and Tool as well. I haven't updated my sidebar in months.

The Stand Complete and Uncut Edition is a 1200 page mountain of a novel that is hard to climb when reading 5 pages a day. I should be finished sometime around August, 2057. I want to finish it because I've got so many damn books to read on the pile that it's ridiculous. I've got novels from Christmas 2004 I haven't read yet. Very sad.

Lots of writing stuff in the works that I'll also talk about at a later point.

That's me.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

More Quizzy awesomeness stolen from Vesper:

Des --


A brand of soylent green breakfast cereal

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com

Des is people!!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

We all knew it was true...

Des Pills:

Will cause you to blame the green fairy inside your head for everything that goes wrong in life

'What effect do you have on people?' at QuizGalaxy.com

I stole this from Vesper.