Showing posts from November, 2005

Reunion Yellow's

I wanted to post this picture from the reunion we went to in Sacramento.
First of all, Deb's family is amazing (Eric and Connor Veldhouse are having breakfast with us at a greasy spoon in this picture).
Also, Deb (who happens to be the most beautiful woman in all of the whole wide flippin world) also writes for her family newsletter each month. And I think that is pretty fetchin cool.

Keep on rockin on the free world.

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council

What are we doing to our marine life today?

Here is a group looking into it.

Should we stop using harmful radar in the military and harmful methods of searching for oil because it affects only animals?

Shouldn't this be an easy 'yes'?

Almost Noble

It does no good to obsess about the things I almost did, or wanted to do. I almost got a job here or there or almost went to Ireland or whatever. In life our actions speak louder than our wants or needs (Though they are often inspired by the wants and needs).

What value is there in saying, 'I almost won the lottery about a dozen times.'? None, but is there a value in the, 'I almost got hit by a bus.'?, 'I almost spoke up to a bully'?, 'I almost told you how I feel about you'?

Our convictions and our desires often wake us up in the morning, but they don't always hold the magnetic pull of a pillow or a deviation from the route we charted years ago.

What hope is there for humanity if each step we take is guided by the lowest common denominator. That is not, and should not be defended as, civilization.

Greed, fun, money, self indulgence, power, privacy [and transeversely the desire to intrude on how others choose to live], are just a few of …


to paraphrase a quote I read today-

The only thing that diminishes during prohibition is respect for the law.

Here is the Smurf commercial and photo we were discussing the other night.

Quite a piece of cartoon work, I'd say.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Sir, your ozone seems to be depleted.

Working on Cap-Hill exposes me to all types of characters that I had never really seen before (and I rent a LOT of movies).

I am glad to see the variety though, one minute it's some guy talking to the wall about the impending visit of darth vader, then it's the hot chicks in fancy digs, then it's the college crowd with the newest style clothes.

But most of all, there are a lot of people down there that just do what they wish, and I see two sides to that.

There are the stories about the ugly things that happen on the hill that are too ugly for this page, and then there are people who live happily ever after thier whole lofe on the same strip of land.

So the time working there has been. . . enlightening.

But one thing I have to say about people in general is this,

If you go through life thinking that everyone is a fricking idiot, you'll probably be sorely disappointed. And you'll probably never really see how great some of the people around you really are. . . you frickin …