Monday, November 17, 2008

Xmas List

Yes, that's right I said "x"-mas. X, which stands for CHRIST so there all you haters. So Ive decided to make a Christmas list, because well, I want to :D Ill add things as I go along and as I think of them. When I was a kid (ok fine I admit it, I still do it) I would tell my mom alllll year what I wanted for Christmas. It was never the same thing (except socks, I always want socks), and was usually pretty random. I never expected to get any of it, but hey, in those days I had hope, and I figured it couldn't help trying :) I don't know if my mom ever listened to me. I don't ever remember getting something that I had asked for but I never cared :) How does that happen? Shouldn't I have been sad and weepy :D lol. I liked what I got because at least it was something :) And that other stuff, meh, I ended up getting it for myself :D So either way, I win :D So I decided to keep up the tradition

Computer Case
Mp3 player
A partridge in a Pear Tree
A tattoo
A new car
A coat
A sweater
Notebook Paper
A Fountain Pen
Snowboard Socks (different from socks mind you)
A Room of my Own
A scooter
A Hockey Stick
A Life *please include a gift receipt*
A 4.0
A chain saw
A white Subaru
A hug
A sweatshirt A Gonzaga Sweatshirt
A Beanie
A teddy Bear
A Blanket
A cord of wood (ill chop it)
A Baseball Mitt
Henrietta Hen
A tree
A fly swatter
A wooden Rosary
A quilt (home made)
Captain Morgan Sailor Jerry *check*
Canned Peaches
An Aloe Vera plant
A gym partner
A boat
A spork
A Red Blackhawks sweatshirt
A Candle
Divinum Officium
A cooling thingy for Laptops
Remittance of debt
Binding for my Liber
Silver Bells
Cockel Shells
Eye of Newt Toe of Frog
Help with Tuition
Bedspread and sheets
A frame for my Windmill
Gift Cards for Food and Books
Eduardo Verástegui
A Guitar
A Bulletproof vest
A Scarf! how could i forget a scarf!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Richard Nixon Killed Kennedy!

I have already mentioned, oh once or twice, how Stephen Colbert makes me laugh. And I love to laugh :) Here's a bit from his Oct.30th Episode. Flawless logic according to the "DaColbert Code":

"I don’t believe in polls, and 62% of Americans agree with me. No, I make my predictions by looking for superficial connections in seemingly random information. Its a power I call the "DaColbert Code.
Let me remind you how it works. Say I wanted to know who killed president Kennedy. Ok, let’s see. The movie “JFK” was directed by Oliver Stone, which leads us to the Rolling Stones, Rolling Rock, lobster boat, man overboard, waterboard, watergate, Oh my God, Richard Nixon killed Kennedy! My apologies to Fidel Castro, the Dallas Police, the Mafia, the FBI, the Masons, LBJ, Ike Turner and the Hamburgler. I never should have subpoenaed any of you.
Now let’s use the code to answer the question on everyone’s mind. Who will be our next president? The race is clearly going to be won by the biggest patriot. So let’s start with the New England Patriots, whose quarterback is Tom Brady, Greg Brady, Greg Allman, Almond Joy, Lemon Fresh Joy, Farm fresh eggs, farmer in the dell, There was a farmer had a dog and bingo was his name O-bama! No! Nonono! That can’t be right.
I just started it off wrong. Let me start again. Ok, there’s a race for the white house, so white house, white guy, Guy Smiley, smiley face,horse face, horseshoe, shoe shine, shoe box, Johann Sebastian Bach, baroque music, Baroque Obama - NO! Stupid code.
Ok, I got it. The next president is going to be a maverick, and the character Brett Maverick was played by James Garner, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, George Lopez, George of the Jungle, In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight, Bobby Knight, Bob Hope, Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama - SHOOT!"

Well he goes on of course... you get the idea. Funny stuff :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Shipping Containers... Home Sweet Home?

Radical architect Adam Kalkin '84 designed something called Quik House, a kit home built around five recycled shipping containers—"the chicest weekend retreat one can buy for $99,000," according to Vogue magazine. Winner of the P/A Young Architects Award in 1990, Kalkin created a customized version of the Quik House for an exhibition at Deitch Projects' Wooster Street gallery in SoHo last year. "Suburban House Kit" featured skylights, mahogany sliding doors, a stainless-steel kitchen, custom-designed carpeting, and a stainless-steel hearth.
Quik House is all the rage among the design elite (fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and interior designer Albert Hadley are among his clients). But Kalkin envisions another use for his Quik House, as well. He is currently collaborating with the Pingry School (Kalkin is an alum) on a year-long project to build a disaster relief housing prototype on the school's Martinville, New Jersey, campus. "Our objective is to create an inexpensive, quick, and environmentally sustainable architectural system that could be used by millions of inadequately housed people around the world," says Kalkin. Students will work with Kalkin and faculty in the fine arts, computer science, and biology to address economic, agricultural, energy, health, and social issues relevant to disaster relief in addition to participating in the construction of the prototype. 'This project will benefit the student community at Pingry," Kalkin says, "but more importantly it will contribute to the discourse surrounding the issue of adequate housing throughout the world.' "

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Random tribute

My sister and brother: I love them, I'm proud of them and I miss them something fierce.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Guy Fawkes

Remember, remember the fifth of November...
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