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Monthly Archives: July 2004

Putting The “f” Back In Freedom?

From the creators of South Park comes Team America: World Police, due for release in the U.S. on October 15th.
Marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism and put tired celebrities out of their misery.
After my late night, and extremely early morning, my main reaction to watching the trailer was a groggy “what the huh?” [...]

Subtle Subterfuge

Pshaw to those naysayers who think St. Paul doesn’t have it going on. Last night I felt like I stumbled upon my city’s best kept secret (though I’m pretty sure it made the A List). It was the perfect evening for a pretty patio show, cool and breezy, beneath a nearly full moon (great [...]

Delusions Of Adequacy: Week One In Review

This first week of summer vacation has been a busy one for the little man and I, but not in a particularly stressful way. I’m attempting to strike a balance between those things I want to do, and those I think I should do. It’s a work in progress, naturally, but I think I’m [...]

This Might Be More Informative

From a list I’m subscribed to:
In the New Republic, earlier this month, there was a tin-hat story claiming Pakistan intelligence officers said the US was pressuring Pakistan to produce a high-level Al Qaeda operative “on July 27, 28, or 29″ in order to distract from the Democratic National Convention.
Today, on CNN:
He was captured [...]

This Might Be Informative

For the past few days a thought occurs to me while in the shower. I recall, briefly, something I’ve been intending to look up online. But by the time I’ve returned to my desk I will, invariably, have forgotten what it was.

Rank And File

Ah, the husband…the poor guy is still recovering from a particularly rough night. His evening started out well enough. He left home early, long before his shift started, to enjoy a leisurely meal with an old friend. But eventually it was time to go to his first job of the evening. The crapass one [...]

The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, And Other Assorted Goodies

Monday randomista. I’m already up to my eyeballs in freelance work, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the weekend, what with its extra-fine weather. Yesterday was all brunches and bbqs with friends, old and newish. And one feature film in two parts…the biggest, baddest B-movie ever made. I must say, I am officially [...]

The Drive To Embellish

Today was a better day. The weather was fair. The husband mowed the lawn (thank you, darling). And the little man and I walked into a win-win situation…enjoying the effervescence of our friend Delia Jane, combined with the 10th Annual Art Car Parade. Our timing was perfect. We arrived on the scene early enough [...]

When I Start Posting Song Lyrics, Feel Free To Shoot Me

It was an officially sanctioned Emotional Rollercoaster WeekTM around these parts, but I must have missed the memo. I might have tried to take a vacation from myself, had I known. It all started last weekend, with the 2004 Mama Gathering being held in Minneapolis…something I’d been looking forward to a great deal, going [...]

Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right

Today was the day. Open casket. Lost my shit more than once. The worst part? Besides seeing his mother and sister in so much pain…besides seeing all the photos of Josh, just as I remember him…and aside from it feeling like some bizarro world high school reunion…the hardest part was looking on, helplessly, uselessly, [...]