Friday, August 29, 2003


Ok folks, as soon as my boss gets back to me about something little I will be off for the next week.
But do not fret! I will check in during the week to bring you what's up in my life! I know you are very pleased to know you won't be completely Sarahless for a week!
Ta Ta!

Let's Pause 4 a Moment So I can Vent!

I was listening to the radio on the way into work today. I almost couldn't believe what I was listening to. (Note I said almost.) This jackass named Billy Graham (no, not the preacher guy) was spouting off about the gay agenda in this country and that they are trying to take over and brainwash your kids into being gay.
This all sprouted from a staged kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears on the MTV Music Video Awards show last night by the way.
A women even called up to say she no longer has a television at home because she is afraid TV will turn her daughters gay.
And the proof of this all according to Graham is Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Boy Meet's Boy and the recent Supreme Court ruling. That the liberal media is trying to turn EVERYONE gay.
So now, people are just turning gay by watching a show with gay people? Am I going to turn stupid if I listen to people like Graham who are getting their close-minded, uneducated, ultra-conservative agenda on the airwaves? No, just get mad that there are so many people like him in this country.

Sorry for the diatribe. I just needed to vent.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Here's Sarah!

Yes, that is me standing behind the Lombardi Trophy AND wearing a World Champion Bucs Super Bowl ring. Pretty cool eh? I'll be showcasing some of the others in the Biz Team soon too.

Toga! Toga! Toga!

Spent last evening with some friends watching Animal House on a newly purchased DVD. While I thought the movie was silly and the ending I could see the "classic" monkier mention, I guess I expected more. It was a bunch of guys goofing off in school who in the end enact revenge for them getting kicked out of school. Not like the true college classic Revenge of the Nerds. Where the Geeks who were wronged triumphed in a really cool way.
Ok, the Toga party was fun and the whole thing at the African American bar was funny...but I just didn't think I would call it one of the best movies out there.
So what's your favorite collge themed movie?

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Was wondering..

I have been following the case of Terry Schiavo in the news closely. She is the Tampa Bay women who went into a coma after her heart stopped beating because of a believed lack of potassium. She is in what some call a persistent vegitative state.
I started out believing that it would be best if she did die. How could anyone want to live like that? But then I learned more about her husband, and the more I learned, the more I got mad at him and changed my tune. He was awarded a lot of money for her care a while ago. Although, instead of having doctors trying to help her he had them give her the minimal care. And then moved on with a girlfriend and a new child. If she dies he gets the money and can get married. In order for her to die they need to disconnect her feeding tube. If you stopped feeding me I would die too. Food is not life support. And from what I have read it is a very painful way to die. Instead of divorcing her and giving guardianship over to her parents, who desperately want that and to give care that might actually help her, he is prolonging this and causing pain for those who love her the most.
She had no living will, so we don't know her wishes. (Another reason why every adult should have a living will with those things spelled out.) But I do know that starving a person to death isn't right. There are people who really care about her and are willing to step up and make sure she gets the right care, but they can't because some selfish SOB can't take his eye off the prize, the money.
Am I crazy?

Mars Causing Chaos?

Check out this article from Reuters about those who say Mars being so close to Earth is causing many problems and will cause more because the planet has evil magic because you know its named after the Roman god of war. They explain the recent terror attacks in the Middle East and say that there will be earthquakes, fires and and even snow. (As if there would be no earthquakes, fires or snow somewhere on the planet without Mars being close?

The article can be found here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Cane River

I finished Cane River by Lalita Tademy last night. What an AWESOME read. Tademy takes mountains of genealogical information about her family and transforms it into a great novel. From census, plantation, court and other legal documents that were found about the women in her family (concentrating on Elisabeth, Suzette, Philomene and Emily) she weaves a tale of what she believes these former slaves went through living in French-speaking Louisina. She included photos of the women she is telling the story of and some of the documents that told the story of their lives. There are bill of sales for slaves, wills in which people were bought and sold, old newspaper stories, etc. This backs up what she writes and makes it so real.
These women had nothing, not even the dignity of a last name, and found ways to survive and not have their spirits broken.
Anyone interested in genealogy this is a great read. And anyone who is interested in a compelling story of women who overcame more than any of us living today in America could understand it is also a great read.

Monday, August 25, 2003

Feelin' Perky!

Well, after a monsterous cup of crappy office coffee I am feelin' fine. I am typin' really, really, REALLY fast right now and am getting LOTS of work done. Maybe I should drink bad coffee every day so I could get all of my work done by the end of 2 days instead of 5! Sounds fabulous to me.


Not too loud..have a headache! I think the wine and the beer from last night got me.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Story of the Day! Go WSJ!

This is a story about the women guerrilla soldiers in Liberia. It's a great read. Look for the Florida connection towards the bottom. This is an example of great writing, and I would love to see picture of some of the things described! And imagine being on a battlefield and seeing men dressed like women, in wedding dresses!

In Liberia's war, woman commanded fear, followers
The Wall Street Journal

In this country, which has endured a
long and violent civil war, a slender 22-year-old woman in a
pink strapless top elicits special dread.

She is known as Colonel Black Diamond, and she commands the
main rebel movement's ""Women's Artillery Commandos.'' It was
this all-women unit that helped spearhead the rebels' push into
the heart of the capital city of Monrovia earlier this month.
That victory, and the seizure of Liberia's second-largest city
by a smaller rebel group, led to the exile of former president
Charles Taylor and a peace pact signed this week.

""Women can do something here, and we show they can do it
better than men,'' said Black Diamond, surrounded by fellow
gunwomen in this jungle town, a few days after her Monrovia
victory. A pistol and a cellular phone hung from her trendy,
wide leather belt. Her jeans were embroidered with roses. Her
fellow guerrillas were equally fashionable, wearing
tight-fitting jeans, leopard-print blouses and an assortment of
jewelry. The number of women in her unit, she said, is a
military secret. ""Men think they can get all over you because
they are stronger, but we can fight more,'' said Black Diamond,
who refuses to divulge her real name. Her fellow soldiers
murmured in assent.

""We fight better than men because we are disadvantaged,''
said an aide, Marie Teeah, 27, who sported a red bandana and
pink fingernails.

Under the terms of the peace agreement, an interim
government will assume control of Liberia in October. On
Thursday, Gyude Bryant, a businessman who is independent of
both rebels and the current administration, was chosen to lead
that government. Meanwhile, in the wake of Mr. Taylor's
departure, a Nigerian-led force, assisted by more than 100 U.S.
Marines, is keeping the fighters apart in Liberia.

It often was pain inflicted by men that brought Black
Diamond and her fellow women into the war. Her unit is part of
Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, the obscure
rebel movement, headed by a Guinea-based used-car salesman,
that emerged from the jungle to briefly seize half of Monrovia.
Many of the women in Black Diamond's battalion joined the group
after suffering from a depressingly common occurrence in West
African wars … rape by soldiers high on alcohol or drugs, who
often were HIV-positive.

Black Diamond said she personally had a ""bad experience''
with soldiers loyal to Mr. Taylor. She added that her mother
was killed by his troops during an attack on refugee camps in
Guinea. Joining the rebels was a natural way to get back at Mr.
Taylor's regime, said Black Diamond.

Male children as young as five have long been recruited into
both guerrilla and pro-government militias in Liberia, Sierra
Leone and other West African countries. But it is uncommon for
women's units to join front-line action. The more common
feminine figures on the battlefields are male soldiers in wigs
or women's clothes, including wedding gowns. This military
cross-dressing frightens some fighters, who believe an evil
spirit has overtaken their opponents. Other guerrilla devotees
of female dress believe that bullets won't hit them if they've
assumed another identity.

The involvement of real women is especially surprising given
that the main rebel group, to which Black Diamond belongs, is
dominated by the mostly Muslim Mandingo tribe. Still, the
group's chief of staff, General Abdullah Sherif, didn't seem to
mind the decidedly un-Islamic looks of Black Diamond's troops
as he drove around Tubmanburg. Shacks in the headquarters town
of the victorious rebels are brimming with supplies they looted
just days ago from the Monrovia port.

Fellow guerrillas speak of Black Diamond and her fighters
with awe, and even male soldiers around her are quick to follow
her orders. She also caught the attention of military men and
civilians in Monrovia. ""These women have no pity, no
sympathy,'' said Corporal Thompson W. Dahn of Mr. Taylor's
Anti-Terrorist Unit militia, who went up against Black
Diamond's women earlier this month. ""They shoot, they get
naked themselves, and they drive me fearful.''

Fighters on all sides of the war were known for killing
civilians. Black Diamond's unit shelled central Monrovia's
Mamba Point neighborhood with mortars, killing hundreds of
people, including some who took refuge in the American
embassy's residential compound.

""The women were the most wicked,'' said Bill Kollie, a
Monrovia truck driver who has had to deal with both rebel and
government checkpoints across the nation. ""If women stop you
at a checkpoint, you can't beg them like you can do with men.
They executed many civilians.''

Jacques Klein, the top United Nations official for Liberia,
agreed. ""Women are always the most fearsome,'' said Mr. Klein,
an American, who is assembling an international peacekeeping
force to disarm militias. Sitting in his office just a few
hundred yards from where Black Diamond's mortars landed, he
dismissed the colonel and her rebel companions as
""superstitious people who intimidate the innocent.'' Then he
added half-jokingly: ""Women are always to be feared. Have you
been to Florida? It is full of women with blue hair who have
killed their husbands.''

The Women's Artillery fighters celebrated the cease-fire by
firing mortars into the jungle. Taking a break from working on
her hairdo, Black Diamond said that her fighters are eager to
return to what they were doing before the war. ""Some will go
back to school, others back to the farm,'' she said. After
leaving Monrovia for the jungle as an 18-year-old, the colonel
herself isn't yet sure what civilian life has in store for her.
""If Taylor tired of the war, I'm tired,'' she said. ""What
will I do? It's gotta be better than it was before.''

Cool Words

According to MSN these are the cool words everyone should know:

1. Defenestrate: "throw somebody or something out of window: to throw something or somebody out of a window (formal or humorous)"
2. Garbology: "study of waste materials: the study of a cultural group by an examination of what it discards"
3. Digerati: "computer experts: people who have or claim to have a sophisticated expertise in the area of computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web"
4. Antipodes:
1. "places at opposite sides of world: places at opposite sides of the world from each other, or the areas at the side of the world opposite from a given place"
2. "opposites: two points, places, or things that are diametrically opposite each other"
5. Hallux: "first digit on the foot: the big toe on the human foot, or the first digit on the hind foot of some mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians (technical)"
6. Otiose:
1. "not effective: with no useful result or practical purpose"
2. "worthless: with little or no value"
3. "lazy: unwilling or uninterested in working or being active (archaic)"
7. Cullet: "glass to be recycled: broken or waste glass returned for recycling"
Don't forget to take the cullet out to the curbside, and be sure to put it next to the trash, not in it.
8. Pellucid:
1. "clear in meaning: easy to understand or clear in meaning (formal)"
2. "transparent: allowing all or most light to pass through (literary)"
The police officer's warning was pellucid: drivers must go the speed limit in the school zone.
9. Borborygmus: "stomach rumble: the rumbling sounds made by the movement of gases in the stomach and intestine (technical)"
If you lay your head on someone's stomach, you are likely to hear borborygmus
10. Embrangle: "perplex somebody: to confuse, perplex, or entangle somebody or something (archaic)"

I have to say that I love the word Borborygmus. I love that there is a word for when your stomach is rumbling.

"Here's Lookin' At You Kid"

I finally actually watched the movie Casablanca. I am looking forward to sitting down with the extra's DVD and seeing the documentary and other special features.

What a great movie! And there is something special about black and white movies. I was wondering what others favorite classic movies are? There are so many to chose from. Post your comments.

Thursday, August 21, 2003


Added Baghdad Burning under the But Seriously section in the side bar. It's by a 24 year-old Iraqi woman living in the capital. It is interesting to get opinions from people who are there not connected with out government or media. We should feel very blessed to live in the United States.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The Journal is Sexy?

Well according to, a magazine about sex, it is. They are hosting a contest to find the sexiest photo taken with the Wall Street Journal. Take a look at the site, and maybe you too can dream up some cool photo with the Journal....(this is one of the cooler contests I would have to say I have seen in a while).

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Read Raed Today.

Read today's blogger from Where'e Raed? (The link on in my sidebar.) He talks about the huge explosion that rocked the U.N. building in Iraq. For all of those people who think everyone in Iraq blames us for everything this is an eye-opener. It's the extremists who are trying to undo any progress of the country. The more chaos, the terror, the continuation of the bad the more unstable everything becomes. I feel bad for those who want a better country to live in but are being punished by those few extemists who won't stop until they destroy anyone who disagrees with the. Read the words from someone who lives there and is truely affected.

Super Bowlicious

Just got back from getting my photo taken with the the Lombardi Trophy and the Tribune's Super Bowl ring with Skippy Simanoff and Victoria Lim. It was pretty cool. We are not sure when we are getting the photos or how for that matter. So we improvised, we took digital photos (me and Skippy.) I'll hopefully get those up soon. (I say hopefully because my hubby came rushing out of the apartment this morning telling me that he thinks we have that Microsoft worm because the computer suddenly shut off.)

Monday, August 18, 2003

Restaurant Find

Enjoyed the Boulevard Bistro. The place is cute, seats about 50, if that many. It's upscale, but casual at the same time, which is typical of Florida. Had a varied menu. From sandwiches to seafood, all gussied up so it tastes and looks good. My pompano (wonderful fish) with mashed potatoes and spinich was wonderful. And the lavash (middle easter crispy flat bread) and white bean dip (with great olive oil and garlic) is almost addictive. They also had my dad's favorite white wine Pouilly-Fuisse. Anyone in mid-Pinellas County who wants a special night out or to impress a date...that's the place to go.

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 34th Anniversary to my parents today. We are about to step out the house and have a bite to eat at the Boulevard Bistro, the only starred restaurant in the city I think.

Here's to the next 34 years!

Friday, August 15, 2003

Glad it's Friday

Boy am I happy that it's Friday. I just don't know how I can sit here for 6+ more hours....I am just not in the mood to be here. And since Skippy isn't here I'll officially raise the PHB Annoyance rating system to Shut the &^%$ Up Boss Blue. Thank you, I'll now return you to your regular programming.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Chaos Reigns!

Well, at about 4 p.m. this afternoon the power seems to have gone out across the North East and into the mid-west and Canada. For about a 1/2 an hour there was no explanation. Now it is reported a shared power grid went down. The camera views are pretty amazing from CNN and such in New York, the amount of people in the streets is incredible. BUT I have to say I think this whole thing is a little blown out up. Especially here, at my job in Tampa, more than 1,000 miles away from here. And now there are crazed editors running around. Call this place, call that! Are they on hieghtened alert? Blah, blah blah. You know what, most of the people so far are saying "What power outage?"
I guess if they would understand that most people don't have 20 TV's set to news stations scattered around the room that most people prob. won't even know. But you can guarentee there'll be plenty of stories in tomorrows Tampa Tribune about this thing and how it didn't effect our community. :-)

Listen up Men!

For all of you couch potato men out there listen up. As if there's aren't enough reasons to exercise here's another one, men who exercise, even just 30 minute walks throughout the week lessen their chances of becoming impotent and have better erections overall. Here's an excerpt from an Associated Press article:

""Maybe the penis is like a barometer of what could happen to your heart and to your brain for stroke,'' said Dr. William Steers, professor and chairman of the urology department at the University of Virginia. Steers was not involved in the Harvard study.
""Go in IC (intensive care) and ask how many men were impotent before your heart attack, and more than 80 percent in any study had erectile dysfunction way before their heart attacks,'' said Dr. Irwin Goldstein, a professor of urology at Boston University School of Medicine.
But lifestyle changes such as exercise have to be made before the impotence develops, because there's no evidence that exercise afterward will undo the damage, the doctors said."

Headline of the Day..

Contrite Manufacturer Apologizes for Missing WMD

From the Borowitz Report.
I love that guy, he cracks me up!

What the !*&%?

The other evening I was eating dinner at home with my hubby. We had the TV on in the background with King of the Hill on (one of our fav. shows). I guess it hit eight and next thing you know there was the American Juniors Show on. They were singing all these songs from the 50's and 60's together. And then, if that wasn't bad enough they sang solos. You know what one of the girls sang?? Open Arms by Journey!! Ew! like an 11 year old girl should be forced to sing that! No one should be forced to sing that except Journey! Imagine an 11 year-old singing this:
Lying beside you
Here in the dark
Feeling your heartbeat
With mine
Softly you whisper
You're so sincere
How could our love
Be so blind

We sailed on together
We drifted apart
And here you are by my side

So now I come to you
With open arms
Nothing to hide
Believe what I say
So here I am
With open arms
Hoping you'll see
What your love means to me
Open arms

Living without you
Living alone
This empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you
Wanting you near
How much I wanted you home

And now that you've come back
Turned night into day
I need you to stay.

I think that is all just a little bit gross!! Am I nuts or something? :-(

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Wired Mag

There's 2 great articles in September's WIRED magazine.
The New Diamond Age and Confessions of a Baggage Screener.

The first is about companies that have begun MAKING diamonds. This is a fascinating article. The implications on the gem market are enormous (and being hubby makes his living that way I of course was interested). It would be great for the tech market who could use the diamonds for semi-conductors and get them cheap. But for jewelers who could begin seeing almost flawless fancy colored (nice diamonds in colors besides clear) diamonds flooding the market it could be a disaster. People who don't care if their gems are natural but want a big stone that look like the celebs are wearing would be getting great bargains. This is something to watch. From the article, DeBeers, the multi-national diamond company that has had a stranglehold on the business for more than 100 years are scared. And jewelers everywhere should be too, because the stones, look act and are the same as natural diamonds, they just were created in about 3 days, instead of thousands.

The second story is about a new baggage screener for the government. I thought I felt confident in the machines at the airport for finding bad things. According to this woman that's not the case. The machines are prone to being wrong and the people working them are often, well for a nice way of putting it, stupid. Take a look, there's some humorous and even worrisome at times.


My brain is officially fried! I was chugging along, and then POOF! or more accurately zzzzzt! All usage of the brain has been ceased. Only 2 1/2 hours left till the end of work and I don't know if there's anything more my brain can wrap around.

Comments Up

As you can see the comments are back up! So comment away!

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Comments Down

Just to let you know that the server of the comments link is having difficulties..hopefully it will be up soon!

Now that's What I'm Talkin' About!

I think today's Rhymes with Orange is right on! I could work like that.

Indian Guides

Just had a great discussion with my co-workers about their experiences in Indian Guides and Princesses. I guess it is an alternative to cub scouts and girl scouts. The kids even got cool nick names.
Jerry Stockfisch: Little Eagle
Andrew Meadows: Scratching Bear
Michael Sasso: Poisonous Mushroom (Ok this one is a little out there!)
and Cherie Jacobs: Moon Flower

Since I wasn't part of Indian Guides or even a girl scout (I tried to be a girl scout but the troop that I was apart of seemed to fold very quickly :-( I have no nick names...well at least ones that I care to share here :-)

Monday, August 11, 2003

More News About Harry

By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) … Mike Newell, the British director of ""Four
Weddings and A Funeral,'' will direct the fourth Harry Potter
movie, Warner Bros. Pictures announced.

Newell will begin work on ""Harry Potter and the Goblet of
Fire'' in April, the company said Sunday. American Chris
Columbus directed the first two movie versions of J.K.
Rowling's hugely successful series on the boy wizard.

""Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,'' the third film
in the series, is currently being filmed under the direction of
Alfonso Cuaron, and the studio said that as the two productions
will overlap, it was not feasible for him to direct both.

Producer David Heyman said Newell was the ""perfect choice''
for the new film. ""He has worked with children, made us laugh,
and had us sitting on the edge of our seats, he is great with
actors and imbues all his characters, all his films, with great
humanity. I'm thrilled,'' Heyman said.

Newell, 61, also directed ""Donnie Brasco,'' with Al Pacino,
and has recently completed ""Mona Lisa Smile'' with Julia

The movie is slated to come out in 2005. This book was my one of my fav's so I will be looking forward to seeing this one!

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Another Book..

Finished Into the Valley yesterday while "working" with hubby yesterday at the jewelry store. With all the rain there wasn't much business unforunately.
The book was a guilty pleasure. Easy, fast moving and some of the romance stuff. And actually, it didn't turn out like I thought it would, which is always nice.
The books is a historical romance set during the Revolutionary War. It focuses on Annie, a young bride (16!) who has no time to enjoy being a newlywed because the war is brought home to them on her wedding day. The rest is the conflict of losing those around her and almost dieing herself and coming to terms with the changing times. It's a nice summer read.

Next it's onto an Oprah's Book Club selection, Cane River by Lalita Tademy . None of the book club books are easy or light so this one should take a little longer to read which is OK because I have been reading so many easy books recently. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Happy Sunday

Finally! The rain has stopped! It's been crazy here in Central Florida. Raining for days at a time and no sun. And for those who don't live in Florida it is easy to become depressed when you don't see the sun for days at a time. I just don't know how the people in Seattle do it!

Friday, August 08, 2003


I have added in the sidebar some new topics. There is a section that will list the book I am currently reading and there is one for the most recent ones I have finished. Also, above there is a section about the music I am currently in to. Enjoy.

Welcome to the Blog Universe!

Friend Nick Otto has launched his own blog and has dubbed it Mr. Pezident, the man has a thing for Pez dispensers, you should see his collection. Welcome sir and enjoy the ride!

Thursday, August 07, 2003

I'm a Gin and Tonic?

According to this web site my personality is like a Gin and Tonic. Says I am calm, cool and interesting. Well, sounds kinda borning to me and I'm not exactly fond of the drink.

Thanks Nick for the heads up on the site.

Happy Birthday Around the World!

Skippy Simanoff wanted to wish Laszlo Happy Birthday too!
Here's how to say it in Hungarian, according to some Internet translator:
Boldog szuletesnapot! or Isten eltessen!
In Spanish!
¡Feliz Cumpleaños!
In German!
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
In Japanese!
In Portugese!
Feliz aniversario!


This whole recall thing in California has gone from stupid to just plan ridiculous. First. It only takes a few hundred thousand votes out of millions of people to recall the governor? Second. More than 200 people have officially submitted their paperwork to run and 200 more have applications. This lusterous field includes an 80's TV star (Gary Coleman), a movie star whose crowning achievement is the Terminator series (Arnold) and a porn magnate? Oye! It is like a 3-ring circus. At least it'll take the spotlight off of Florida for a while.
And on top of it, California's democrates promise to recall whoever is elected so it won't end! Whoever thought of starting that recall should be smacked, and hard!
What a waste of time and money.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to yooouuu!
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!
Happy Birthday dear Laszlo,
happy birthday to youuuuuu!

Happy 29th Birthday to my Hubby!

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

No More Dilemma

Well, after talking it out and reading I am now for sure that the Atkins diet is NOT for me. I have realized that it took me all this time to get this way so it shouldn't really bother me that it is going to be a long road. And I am just going to do the best I can. I was down because I lost weight the first 2 weeks I started this whole thing, and then for 2 weeks it was nothing...but I must be OK because I am down 2 1/2 pounds from the week before. Sure I have only lost 5 1/2 pounds, but it is 5 1/2 pounds less than when I started, so I am happy. I'll get there, I will.

Thanks Goo and Laura for your words of encouragement.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Weight Loss Dilemma

Man is weight loss a tough thing. You work out, eat less and barely the weight trickles off. And then, comes along a good friend who goes on the Atkins Diet and BAM! (yes just like Emeril) he loses 10 pounds in 1!! week! Just by eating meat, meat, cheese, some more meat and of yeah, some salad.

I was wondering what other people's experience with the Atkins diet was. Did you lose weight? Did you feel crappy while on it? Are there any fruits and veggies you are allowed to eat? My hubby did say something that has stuck in my head...If we could jumpstart the weightloss and got some weight out of the way it would be easier to exercise than it is now. And that does make sense. I'm not looking for an easy way out, just something to kick start me into a better healthy lifestyle.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Harry Potter News

There's a great article on MSN today about the third Harry Potter Book that is being made into a movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Looks like the movie, which is scheduled for next summer, will be darker and more grown up, which matched the book. While I thought this book was the weakest so far and confusing at the end, in my eyes, the next movie can't come out soon enough! You can read the whole article here.

Another Good One

No folks, I don't like everything I read, but this is one of them.
I finished A Whole World of Trouble yesterday afternoon as it continued to storm outside. Overall it was a fun read.
This book is about Carrie who comes home because her mother Miss Audrey has died. The book follows her as she discovers many things she never knew about her small-town family and come to terms with it all. Highlights include the insite she gets about her mothers interesting life, one of the better food fight scenes I've read in a while and the Elvis-loving owner of the 3-star restaurant. Her description of the small town Oysterbay is great and I love the names of the business. It's a nice light summer read and I would recommend it.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Can Stupid People Kill You?

Thanks to Skippy Simanoff for pointing out this great article from the Weekly World Report. You can read the story here.

Here's the great opening:
Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals. In fact, those dopes can kill you!

Well, as with anything in the Weekly World Report, take this with a grain of salt. :-)

Oh! And a BIG thanks to Skippy for bringing me in the COOLEST pen ever! When i get home I will have to take a picture of it and post it. Do you have a Rockem' Sockem' frog boxer pen? I do! Thanks again!