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Exponential Detritus For Feeble Minds

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Cardinal Sins of the Retail Economy 

Went to the Barnes and Noble instead of the local indy bookseller again. Because the aisles are wider and they sell coffee in the store instead of three stores away. I'm going to politically incorrect consumer hell, I know. To compound things, I was going to take the girls to a nice little diner for lunch and gave up and went for fast food instead. I truly think most evil corporate empires in the world are fueled by the flat out laziness of the general populace in this country. We don't have time to look for what we want, we want to be told what we want and then have it handed over to us in exchange for a reasonable amount of money. Even if it comes into our greedy little palms by way of sweatshop labor or fraudulent marketing or murdered orphan bunnies or something. We don't want to know how it happens, we just want it and we want it now. I say as I sip my Starbucks/Barnes & Noble Christmas blend cafe au lait. Shame on you if all you can think about after reading that sentence is how good the coffee sounds:)

Peace,Love, and Armchair Revolution,
Corbid Ravenous, Pathetic Marketing Vicitm

21st century girl 

Realized we have not yet achieved an elctronic universe yet when it comes to money, at least in some choice locations. Drove all the way downtown then realized I had no change for the friggin parking meters. contemplated finding an ATM machine, then spending some cash somewhere, then said fuck it, I have a sleeping baby in the car and left. Maybe next time...

Friday, November 21, 2003

Friday Five 

Email me your answers, c'mon don't be shy:)

List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year.
List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again.
List five things you'd like to learn how to do.
List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit).
List five things you do that help you relax.

My Responses:

1)Teach my older daughter to read,go back to school,Achieve control over my domestic environment, cheer the hell up, volunteer for a political candidate, write something publishable. 2)Lee Mayhew, Andy Morrill, Kelly Monahan, Christine at Intuit, Edwin Moody. 3)Read & write music, Drive stick shift, master HTML and the fundamentals of basic web design, Learn another language or three, learn to be sweeter and more humble. 4)Build happy bedroom retreats for my children, a car for their father,granite countertops for my kitchen, finance the commercial and artistic dream ventures of my friends, finance creative social rebellions...5)Laughing out loud,learning new and useless facts,escapism through reading,baking bread (now that it's finally cold enough outside,)listening to webradio and/or my library of assorted mp3 files.

Unsolicited ramblingness 

TV news sucks exponentially. Have decided to start getting the paper again to keep from getting stupid. Also I plan to get and out and see some movies, windowshop the mall and all that other prole weekend crap for a change. That's assuming I wake up before noon tomorrow,though.

Other opinions of no relevance:
1)The West Wing has begun to totally suck.
2)Afraid to go to Casa video as I fear I owe them some money or something.
3)Have discovered the joys of Winamp.
4)Claussen pickles were on sale and I'm in Heaven.
5)Hershey's kisses and a steak sandwich for lunch, because they were there.
6)Lay on the floor and let the baby use me as furniture this morning and she got all blissed out.
7)I get all blissed out myself if people bring me candy.
8)Loving the universal remote.
9)Contemplating a different shade again for my rehenna.
10)Should be using this time to learn more HTML or to preview the Pima course catalog...more later.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Cell phones... 

...are a tool of the devil. Or at the very least, more trouble than they're worth. Gave up trying to revive mine and accomplished about a dozen other things which is so out of character for me and I mean that in a good way. It was as if the little cartoon clouds above my head had parted for a moment, allowing vision and clarity or at least the energy to get up out of my chair and clean the damned refrigerators for a change. It was like an archeological dig, that was. How old does jam have to get before it actually grows mold, I ask you? Quite old indeed. Bought the universal remote I'd been needing since it was ridiculous to have two televisions and still not be able to watch certain channels without aid of the single VCR. Now listening to a used CD I bought about three weeks ago and forgot about: The soundtrack for "Basquiat." Tom Waits is singing "Waltzing Matilda," and though that sounds ridiculous, truly it's fucking gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

A word I didn't know...will wonders never cease... 

And a rather fitting one at that. If any of you knew it already, I shall have to disown you. Just kidding. Well,sort of kidding. Here it is:

(adjective) [rahsher'SHAY]

1. rare or exotic, and usually only known to connoisseurs: "I've never had the patience to dig very deep into the music scene, so I rely on Justin to keep me abreast of recherche acts." 2. exquisite; choice. 3. marked by excessive or exaggerated refinement; forced. 4. pretentious.

And on a less refined note...

Courtesy of Lizzie, I have learned that today is World Toilet Day, I shite you not. Oh, that was bad...

Comfort zone 

Contemplating becoming a happy little zoloft drop. Eating chocolate ice cream and frozen pizza simultaneously while listening to goth internet radio and watching the baby roll around on the floor. Resolving to banish certain thoughts from my head. I will emerge from this cocoon the stronger for it. Anyone who gets in my way can just friggin' eat me, how's that?

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Good for one's troubled soul...or whatever 

Do something for the good of mankind today, without even leaving your chair.

Victor oer the oppressive hordes... 

Killed all the pop up ads at last! Parasitic bastards! Good noncommercial site for info on this type of menace: More shortly. But I have rejoined the land of the living anyway. Not quite the Eeyore I've been lately.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Maggie wanted to post something 

So here's what she says: Teletubbies are cool. And they have a cool computer game. Get off the computer now,Mom, I want to play!