Archive for March, 2003

Movie, concert, etc.

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

Amy and I went over to Aaron and Jessica’s place last night to watch "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Great movie. If you haven’t seen it, you need to rent it as soon as you can. If you have already seen the flick, then I suggest that you watch it again (as Amy and I did).

Aaron and Jessica were amazingly cool hosts, as always. Aaron made his world famous broccoli cheese dip and Jessica arranged a nice plate of fresh fruit. Yummy stuff. We talked, ate, watched the movie, and looked at scrapbooks.

Another meeting today. Not sure where the developer lunch crowd #2 is planning on heading afterward. We did Mellow Mushroom earlier this week and Irregardless yesterday. Maybe I will suggest Roly Poly‘s, Sunflower’s, Sushi Blues, Crazy Fire, or Whole Foods. There are also a bunch of other various vegetarian options available too. I would actually be fine with most anything but barbecue (for obvious reasons) or fast food (for even more blatently obvious reasons).

Tonight, I will be attending a concert at Duke with Amy. It will include various string intruments and possibly an oboe as well. Some of Amy’s friends will be up on stage performing, so I’m sure it is going to be awesome. I can’t wait.

MST3K bots

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

Be like Mike (or Joel)! Build your very own set of bots from the show that made talking during movies acceptable, Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Now I know what to do with that empty gum ball machine at work… *smile* (I’m kidding.)

The cheeseburger connection

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

Some people post articles covering more than you’d ever care to want to know about hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Lots and lots of links in that write-up.

Disclaimer: For those of you who don’t know, I am a vegetarian. I don’t eat cheeseburgers. Yes, I know about Boca burgers, but I don’t typically eat those either. If I don’t want to eat meat, why would I want to eat something that pretends that it is meat? There are lots of great fruits, grains, and vegetables out there, you know…

Anyway, the article linked above is pretty interesting. The dude who wrote it sure put some effort into the thing.

Rename food, again?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

Belgium is in a murky area. I bet that in the immediate future, here in the USA, there will be a surge in "freedom waffles" around IHOPs in the country. This would only be followed by "freedom sprouts" in every S&S Cafeteria, as Brussels is a place in Belgium.

Yes, I am making fun of "freedom fries".

It’s a jungle out there

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

"‘Flipper’ Fights Saddam," heralds Fox News. The New York Post exclaims, "Navy Gives Dolphins a Porpoise in the War." Evidently, the Navy is using sea lions too.

No word yet from the Navy SEALs on, well, the Navy Sea Lions. Yes, seals and sea lions are different.

If you’re interested in animals helping humans (outside of war), check out helper monkies. Amazing. (View the video on that site too.)

Mow across America

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003

The adventurous Brad Hauter is currently on a trek across America. Most people do it by car, some make the trip by bike. A couple people even jog. Brad has chosen to ride his souped-up 18-horsepower lawnmower from one coast to the other.

Oddly enough, he started driving west a good way, which just adds a bunch of backtracking on his already lengthy trip. Starting out in California, he ended up visiting San Francisco where he mowed random plots of grass and was then escorted by the police to a brass quartet playing both Bach and the Star Spangled Banner. (Hopefully not at the same time.)

He will eventually wind up in New York City sometime in June. In the mean time, he has packed his trusty CD player and will be listening to Mozart and U2 (among other things) on his lengthy lawnmower-based expedition.

Check out his photos of the trip (so far) or read the diary.

Somehow I suspect that his lawnmower probably does not get great gasoline milage.

Definitely wacky.

Wonderful weather outside

Sunday, March 23rd, 2003

Today’s weather was absolutely stunning. I went outside for a while to enjoy it, and, of course, I brought my camera. As a result, I will probably post some pictures from today sometime soonish. Hopefully we’ll have more days like today. Lots of fun sunshine and there were even more blooming plants around the area.