dimecres, de maig 31, 2006

bored in the new house.
My stepmom's dog died last night.
Some people think i should get a job this summer. I dunno.
I'm taking calculus at a local community college that is lined up perfectly with one of the runways at the airport. When I went to register i got to see a KLM 747 fly low right over my head. It was so sweet. I love planes.
Day after tommorrow is my birthday. I will be 19.
My dad showed me how to add movies to the queue on his blockbuster account. We will be receiving some excellent films this summer, and i am quite enthused.
I ordered 2 new pocketknives; a spyderco and a benchmade. huzzah.
Our little trip to South Padre was nice. The island was pretty much deserted until friday. We got there monday. My new favorite beverage is finlandia with diet kiwi-strawberry soda.
I'm only doing this because for some reason it seems necessary.
i want to learn more about quantum physics. I should read QED; i've had it for 2 or 3 years now.
I'm currently reading 'Point Counter Point,' which is supposed to be Aldous Huxley's finest novel. I think it probably is, though i have only Brave New World and The Doors of Perception for comparison. I have so many fucking books on my shelves that haven't been read. And i keep getting new ones.
I'm haunted nowadays by a sickening idleness. I feel so bored, like i should be doing something. But WHAT?! theres nothing to do but spend money I don't have on shit i don't need.
So i've been reading a lot. It has been raining all week and tonight there was an eery fog over the lake and the forest on the other side. I hope to god they never build houses over there.
And our new modem came in, but the new wireless router disagrees with my laptop, so i've been using my dad's computer.

I really miss I Luv Video.
I finally ate at Taco Milagro the other day, and it was good. I've always thought the name (means "miracle taco") was funny. But i think it's location in River Oaks has a lot to do with its consistent success.

Are you such a dreamer
To put the world to rights?
I stay home forever
Where two and two always makes up five

I lay down the tracks
Sandbag and hide
January has april's showers
And two and two always makes up five

Its the devil's way now
There is no way out
You can SCREAM IT, you can shout
It is too late now

You're not there !

payin' attention
payin' attention
payin' attention
payin' attention
You have not been paying attention

payin' attention
payin' attention
payin' attention
You have not been paying attention

payin' attention
payin' attention
payin' attention
You have not been paying attention

paying attention
paying attention

I try to sing along
But I get it all wrong
'Cause I’m not
'Cause I’m not

I swat 'em like flies but like flies the buggers keep coming back NOT
But I’m not

All hail to the thief
All hail to the thief

But I'm not
But I'm not
But I'm not
But I'm not

Don't question my authority or put me in the box
'Cause I'm not
'Cause I'm not

Oh go and tell the king that the sky is falling in

When it's not
But it's not
But it's not
Maybe not
Maybe not

dissabte, de maig 13, 2006

Ah, yes.
My last day of school was cinco de mayo and i didn't have my first final until today, so i have spent the last week at home, relaxing. I read East of Eden, and it is excellent, probably my favorite Steinbeck.
The new house is very nice and my grumblings over the design (or lack thereof) have been forgotten. It sits on a man-made lake/pond? and my yellow labrador loves the water. And the area north of Houston is essentially a dense pine forest with a high canopy which is very nice to live in.
We got a new TV for the house, and i watched my favorite part of Alien on it.
But there is no internet yet, so in a way i feel as if i've been in the jungle all week. I had to go to an ice cream parlor with free wireless internet to check my email.
Roy and I are going to South Padre island a week from this monday for 5 nights. I'm very excited. We wanted to go to New Orleans, but my father convinced me otherwise and we settled for somewhere relatively close with a decent beach.
I went to the Woodlands Mall today and was subsequently made bitter at the lack of community planning/zoning restrictions, etc. throughout much of the Houston suburbs. The Woodlands is (are?) beautiful.

Gold is the sun
as she wonders where he's gone.
Far away, will they meet again one day?

Gold is the sun
as she wonders where he's gone.
Far away, will they meet again one day?


Gold is the sun
as she wonders where he's gone.
Far away, will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?

Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?

It's the a time to think.
It's a time to think.
It's a time to think about the past.

Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet?

Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?
Will they meet again one day?

dimarts, de maig 02, 2006


I've collected these over the last 9 months:

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. - George Aiken
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
- Henry David Thoreau
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - CP Snow
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
- Bertrand Russell
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. - Soren Kierkegaard
Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
- Marilyn Manson
I improve on misquotation. - Cary Grant
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too. - John Kenneth Galbraith
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
-Oscar Wilde
It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head. -Warren Buffet (talking of gold)
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. - Peter Ustinov
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. - Umberto Eco
That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another.... - Charles M. Schulz
Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.
- Randy K. Milholland
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. - Edward R. Murrow
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. - Aldous Huxley
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. - Bertrand Russell
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. - PJ Plauger
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Bertrand Russell
I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. -Noam Chomsky
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. -Noam Chomsky
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. -Noam Chomsky
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. -Noam Chomsky
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
-Noam Chomsky
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. -Noam Chomsky
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. -Noam Chomsky
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. -Noam Chomsky
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. -Noam Chomsky
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. - Albert Einstein

dilluns, de maig 01, 2006

Quotes cont'd

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. -Hunter S. Thompson
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. -Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. -Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. -Hunter S. Thompson
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently,
by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. -George Carlin
Never judge a book by its movie. - JW Eagan
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
-HL Mencken
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. -Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
- Michael Pritchard
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. -J. Paul Getty
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem. -J. Paul Getty
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. -J. Paul Getty
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-Peter Drucker
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -Bill Vaughn
Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. -Bill Vaughn
Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. -Bill Vaughn
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem. -Bill Vaughn
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
-Bill Vaughn
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. -Bill Vaughn
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -Bill Vaughn
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant
When of thy mortal goods thou find thyself bereft,And from the goodly store two loaves alone are left…Sell one, and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
-Moslih Eddin Saadi
Life is like a moderately good screenplay with a bad third act -Truman Capote
The quickest way to a man's heart really is through his stomach, because then you don't have to chop through that pesky rib cage. - J. Jacques
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. - Thomas H. Huxley
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. -Al Capp
I don't do drugs. I am drugs. -Salvador Dalí
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
- Sir Barnett Cocks
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. - Edward Abbey
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind. - EB White
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. - Andre Malraux
force shites upon reason's back. -Ben Franklin