Somewhere between Bell's Palsy and death
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Ain’t no smilin’ faces lyin’ to the races
I've been informed by a certain wad that I need to be updating more often. Sorry -- long week, sort of.

Last year, I'd wanted to post the whole "where I was when the planes hit on Sept. 11" like many in the blogosphere were doing, but I didn't. Can't remember why -- perhaps it was because by the time the day came and went, I didn't want to look like a tool posting it after "the day." Anyway, I was covering a 9/11 ceremony at our County Government Complex Friday when one of the commanders for one of the Legion posts asked participants if they remember where they were when it happened.

I remember it like it was yesterday ...
Posted by Broad5:18 PM
Thursday, September 08, 2005
You don’t need help to poop on a cracker
Guess who I'm going to be seeing, if not meeting, on Tuesday?

No, seriously. Take a guess.

(Big hint: He tends to make bizarre analogies as he's giving advice ...)

Indeed, it would be the man himself, Dr. Freakin' PHIL.

Yeah, he's totally doing a mall tour of Chicagoland, and he's coming to our neck of the woods, and the paper wants ME to cover it! How cool is THAT!?! Of course, they also said I couldn't ask him advice on how to deal with Mother, but what other advice would he possibly give me other than shooting her and dumping her cold, dead remains in the Cal Sag*?

See, y'all with your 401Ks and health insurance -- that's fine for you fancy people. I on the other hand, get to meet Dr. Phil. How you like me NOW!?!
Posted by Broad6:32 PM
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Cold-hearted snake (a cautionary tale)
So.

Did y'all get a load of this yesterday? Lookit. If you didn't, go on and look -- the whole entry. I'll wait.



Ain't that some shit?

Now, based on an exchange that was had in the days surrounding the whole affair, the homies and I had some suspicions as to what went down, but we left it at, "Eh, leave it alone and give them the benefit of the doubt," so on and so forth. After all, everyone used to be close, so they couldn't possibly do them like that, right?

Well, I for one can't honestly say what happened and what didn't, because I wasn't there when the deal when down. What I can say with the utmost authority? It looks SPECTACULARLY BAD from where I'm sitting -- bad enough that they'll never see a dime of my money again. No, I don't spend a ton of money on skins because I can't, so I'm sure my money means dick in the grand scheme of things. But I do have the power of recommendation, so I leave y'all this: When choosing art for your design, you better make for damn sure you or your designer has permission to use the art, because you never know how badly it's going to bite you in the ass.
Posted by Broad3:08 PM
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
That’s it—I’m movin’ in with Snidge
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Your personality type is SLUAI
You are social, moody, unstructured, accommodating, and intellectual, and may prefer a city which matches those traits.

The largest representation of your personality type can be found in the these U.S. cities: New Orleans, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Greensboro, Memphis, Providence, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Portland/Salem, St. Louis and these international countries/regions Puerto Rico, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Turkey, Ireland, Ukraine, England, South Africa, Greece, Wales, Brazil, Switzerland, South Korea

What Places In The World Match Your Personality?
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Posted by Broad6:43 AM
Monday, September 05, 2005
The mind(freak) boggles
Am I the only person who finds it sad and wrong that this jackass thinks nag racing with Mandy Moore is a magic trick?
Posted by Broad7:18 PM
Sunday, September 04, 2005
I like my taste in music, thankyew
Horked from the rockin' Rebel, here's how you do it: Go to musicoutfitters and enter the year you graduated high school into the search box to get your top 100 song list. Then bold the songs you like, underline your favorites and strike out the ones you hate. If you don't remember or don't care about a particular song, leave it alone.
Posted by Broad1:30 PM
(sigh)
Got the verdict from the IRS yesterday. The good news? I don't owe them the $700+ they figured I would if I didn't provide them with the other stuff they needed.

The bad news is that after providing them the stuff they needed, I owe them $395, or approximately half.

Sigh.

No, it's not a ton of money, and it's not $700+, so I should be relieved, of course. Except right now, I don't have money for my plates which are now past due, I've got creditors calling me 15, 20 times a day for these little niggling bills that I haven't had the money to pay off, and I need to scrape up the $25 I owe my doctor's office so I won't feel like a total dick asking him for free Cipro because I've been pissing fire for the past two weeks (yeah, Ok, too much info, and no, I have NOT contracted anything creepy; it's a run-of-the-mill UTI, is all, but it still hurts like a whore). And yeah, I'm acutely aware that my shit could be eleventy billion times worse like the people down south, so don't go there with me. I'm just frustrated.

Speaking of the hurricane, I started writing a post about it Friday night, but then I scratched it because it was a lot of blowhard ranting. Truth is, as much as I would love to blame Shrub and will still do out of principle, after talking with a Red Cross coordinator for the story I worked on yesterday, I'm not sure he can be blamed entirely. Yeah, Katrina is considered a Category 6 disaster, which I'm told requires the Fed to get involved from the get-go. And yeah, FEMA has been dismantled terribly, etc. etc. But the thing is, until the water receded, no one was getting in there at all. For example, the Astrodome wasn't flooded, but everything around it was. Also, why didn't Nagin force those people out? Well, he can't force anyone to do anything, naturally, but the coordinator was telling me that there was talk that they were going to go around and have people sign waivers saying that if they weren't going to leave, then the waiver would be used to identify their bodies. That never happened, so whether it would've done any good, I don't know. I do know that we should probably wait to play the blame game until after things are reasonably calm, though.
Posted by Broad7:22 AM
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Just … ouch
After the day I had and then reading this? In total tears.

Lookit.

Be sure to read the whole thing, and then feel free to carry on the conversation in the comments if you like.
Posted by Broad7:28 PM
Thursday, September 01, 2005
My doctor says I have to take … A LAXATIVE!
Just got off the phone with Tara, who just underwent one of these: Lookit. I guess she had four teeny-weeny little polyps, but none of them were doing anything funny; nevertheless, he took 'em out anyway so they couldn't. Feel free to congratulate her on her nonmalignant colon in the comments.

I'm off to Rensseltucky today to cover the groundbreaking for an ethanol plant, but when I get back, I'll try to sit down and chronicle the latest. Because what good is utter frustration if you can't get everyone else to beat their heads on the desk, too, I always say.
Posted by Broad5:43 AM
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It is the job of a good person to be honest. To be self-aware. To deliberately explore the fault lines of your character and try desperately to not inflict suffering in this strange, ghost-ridden world of worked and fabricated objects. Sometimes the jobs of writer and good person coincide. But more often they don’t. There are way more writers in the world than there are good people.

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Typelogic says I'm an INFP.
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Pssst ... My birthday's Feb. 3, and I want this, and this, and this ...


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