Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Are We There Yet?

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- Sir George Jessel
I was watching the Simpsons the other night. Man, that's a funny show .. heh... In this particular episode, the Simpson Family was taking a trip. In the car, Bart and Lisa were repeating over and over "Are We There Yet?", and homer would reply with "No!". This goes on for about 2minutes, as the background from different locations pass by. It's quite funny, especially when you can relate to what's going on.

I don't recall ever doing this as a child, but I'm sure my parents can :)

The Simpsons is a great show, and we can all relate to them in one way or another. I remember when they first came out on T.V. My mother threatened me from the very start... "If you tell me to eat my shorts, you won't be allowed to ever watch that show again!!" :) Ahh the memories.

Well, being the cocky "Bart like" kid I was, I fell into the temptation, and told my mom not to have a cow... she did... heh. It's funny how much T.V. affects our daily lives. People see something on T.V. and want to try/say it. Whether it be a catchy phrase like "Go ahead, make my day!".. or something cool like Neo dodging bullets in super slow motion.

So I hear Matrix 2 came out in theaters. I haven't been keep up on the whole movie hype these days. I've heard mix responses to the movie. Mostly from the Ungeek. Ooo.. did I invent a new word there? Let me check........


After searching for 15 seconds, I've yet to come up with any real definition for Ungeek. Perhaps, I should allow the studio audience to come up with what they think it means. Send me an email at with the subject line "Ungeek", and tell me what you think it should mean. I'll post the results on Friday.

Anyway, must get to work... even though I've been here for 2 hours now.. /sigh.. just can't get motivated today.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Rant & Coffee

Nobody tosses a Dwarf!
- Gimli
Ranting.. ever wonder why people bother? For me, it's a way to "release" some built up frustration and vexation.

Life can be hard. I think the quote "Life is what you make of it" pretty much sums it up accurately. Given that, the hard.times we face could be directly related to the way WE run it. Lately, I have been going through such hard.times. There are some issues in my own life that I need to "work out" internally. I think my first goal, will be to quit filling my lungs with toxic smoke. Not only is this an unhealthy decision I've made, but these days, it's a very costly one. Since you can rarely find a pack of smokes for less than $10, the financial strain can be quite a burden.

But enough about that :)

I spent the last couple days going through the old coffee musings that my friend Drew made back in 1999. Those musings are funny, and I encourage those who haven't had a chance yet, to visit the site. My superhero name is Mini Wheat :) Yesterday, I was chatting with Ivan here at work, and mentioned how much I wish Drew would start them up again. I'm sure he's quite busy with work and life at the moment. Who knows, maybe I'll start something like that up. God knows I have some great examples on how to write them :)

Anyway folks, work beckons. Today is the Friday before the long weekend, and I have no real plans. It's supposed to rain all weekend :)


Thursday, May 15, 2003


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
- Douglas Adams

I'm sitting here at work, sipping away at my morning Tim's. I was reminded of a time when I used to come to work every day, expecting an email from my friend Drew. So after a quick query on Google, I found the site where he has archived all these emails.

He called them Musings Over Coffee, and they were exactly that. He would have a coffee in the morning and write what was on his mind. I used to enjoy reading them, and going through his archives, I was taken back to what seemed like "simpler" times.

Thanks Drew