Archive for July 2008

half-blood prince.

July 30, 2008

here it is, the official trailer for the new harry potter film – book six.  harry potter & the half-blood prince.

i am psyched for this movie – by far the darkest of the books – it looks freaking awesome.  november 21 can’t come soon enough for me.

90 things meme

July 29, 2008

stole this from alex.  thought it was fun.  and i got nothin’ else today.

  1. Bought everyone in the pub/bar a drink
  2. Climbed a mountain
  3. Held a tarantula
  4. Taken a morning shower with your man
  5. Been in love
  6. Broken someone’s heart
  7. Had your heart broken
  8. Done a striptease
  9. Bungee jumped
  10. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  11. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise
  12. Seen the Northern Lights
  13. Gone to a huge sports game
  14. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  15. Slept under the stars
  16. Changed a baby’s diaper
  17. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  18. Watched a meteor shower
  19. Gotten drunk on champagne
  20. Given money to charity
  21. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  22. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  23. Had a food fight
  24. Bet on a winning horse
  25. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  26. Had a snowball fight
  27. Photocopied your butt or any other intimate body part
  28. Held a lamb
  29. Gone skinny dipping
  30. Taken an ice cold shower
  31. Seen a total eclipse
  32. Ridden a roller coaster
  33. Hit a home run
  34. Been arrested
  35. Visited all 50 states
  36. Taken care of someone who was drunk
  37. Stolen a street/highway sign
  38. Backpacked in Europe
  39. Taken a road-trip
  40. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
  41. Gone sky diving
  42. Milked a cow
  43. Alphabetized your records
  44. Sung karaoke
  45. Lounged around in bed all day
  46. Gone scuba diving
  47. Danced in the rain
  48. Gone to a drive-in theater
  49. Started a business
  50. Gotten married
  51. Been in a movie
  52. Crashed a party
  53. Gotten divorced
  54. Had sex in an unusual place
  55. Made cookies from scratch
  56. Gotten a tattoo
  57. Been on television
  58. Had sex a public place
  59. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything
  60. Recorded music
  61. Had to much to drink at a party
  62. Bought a house
  63. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
  64. Been on a cruise ship
  65. Spoken more than one language fluently
  66. Bounced a check
  67. Called or written your Congress person
  68. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
  69. Sang loudly by yourself in the car
  70. Wrote articles for a large publication
  71. Piloted an airplane
  72. Helped an animal give birth
  73. Been fired or laid off from a job
  74. Won money on a T.V. game show
  75. Broken a bone
  76. Ridden a motorcycle
  77. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
  78. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  79. Ridden a horse
  80. Had major surgery
  81. Had sex on a moving train
  82. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
  83. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
  84. Visited all 7 continents
  85. Eaten sushi
  86. Had your picture in the newspaper
  87. Parasailed
  88. Changed your name
  89. Dyed your hair
  90. Been a DJ

monday morning parker photo

July 28, 2008

photo

new header “exit through you”

July 27, 2008

this one is titled “exit through you (click here to get find an audio sample)” and features a lyric from the peter gabriel / joseph arthur / big blue ball track of the same name: “it feels like rigor mortis, but it tastes like bubble gum“.  i take this to be about love.  ahh love.  or lust.  or fuck, pick an emotion – any emotion.  sometimes they can be confining and claustrophobic as hell, but oh – oh, they taste good in the moment don’t they?   the eternal dichotomy.

now, don’t get all excited and think that i’ve found love, or lust.  i haven’t.  i was just struck by the truth in the lyric.

the photograph was actually taken yesterday.  it’s a detail of a pic taken at the marjorie mcneely conservatory here at como zoo.  note the orange koi in the upper corner.  it was feeding time.   i imagine love is a lot like what a fish feels out of water.  suffocating hell.  <grin>

here’s the full pic:

exit through you or... suffocating love.

exit through you or... suffocating love.

(click to embiggan)

“structurally deficient” bridge drops concrete on car below

July 27, 2008

yup.

it’s official.  bridges in minnesota are falling down.

the latest news – the maryland avenue bridge over i35-e, a bridge rated as “structurally deficient” (just like the i35-w bridge that fell last year) dropped “pieces of concrete” on 2 cars below yesterday.  the piece of concrete, estimated to be 6 feet by 9 feet, and 1 inch thick, weighing 1,200 pounds.  thankfully no one was injured this time. 

cb and i were at the area just after it happened, traffic got snarled and we diverted off the freeway and went over the maryland avenue bridge.  without any knowledge of what was happening below.  talk about freaky.

boy i love mn-dot.

tattooed beefy hunk du jour – assortment edition

July 26, 2008

ooh – look who popped back on the blog.

July 25, 2008

remember the fuckwad who insulted me under the anonymity of the internet?  – looks like the tool is back at it again (and if not the same guy – then someone who sounds an awful lot like him).

got this as a comment today:

Author : Lover poo (IP: 71.218.29.220 , 71-218-29-220.hlrn.qwest.net)
E-mail : sdfjsdfjd@asldf.net
URL    :
Whois  : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=71.218.29.220
Comment:
It’s funnyy when the guy that runs this blog posts pics of hot guys with tattoos.  Then he posts his own nasty picture showing his ugly tattoos and ugly face.
I don’t know why he’s so ugly and chunk, his head looks like it’s about to explode.
I do feel sorry for ugly pathetic people.  I just don’t understand why would want to draw attention to his ugly tattoos, nasty body, and freaky face??

of course the email isn’t valid.  no shock there.  but its amazing to me that people take pleasure at causing others duress. 

if the email address were valid, i would probably want to say something like this: “how about you have the balls and post something for the world to see – let’s find out how you like it when people rip on you.
 
insolent.  little.  child.
go get hit by a truck.”

but since it’s not, and the tool behind the email doesn’t have the balls to post something and stand behind their words, i’ll just quote the bard “thou art essentially a natural coward without instinct.”*

tool.

*taken from: henry IV, part I