Friday, September 30, 2005

Catblogging resumes!

Chabi makes a wonderful sleeping companion. A living teddy-cat!


Ouch... Kali really messes with your arms and hands... I'm so sore right now...

Today at PMAA we were practicing Heaven Six Sinawali in a variety of configurations.... standing up, moving side to side, forward and back, in a circle both directions, kneeling, sitting, lying down... We were doing this for nearly an hour straight. Took a couple of nice cracks to my lead right knuckle...

Went on a date with a beautiful and lovely woman tonight. Enjoyable conversation, and a fine taste for Japanese food. We currently are at "Friends" stage, for now and the forseeable future, if anything.

It's a bit disappointing, but I enjoy friendship as much as I enjoy loving.

In this world of chaos, there is surely a shortage of both, and it must be cherished.

Monday, September 26, 2005


I've had a good weekend these past 3 days.... Very special people out there, and I'm honored to be with them.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Oh sweet blessed internet!

It's back... it's back... YAY!

... and it turns out the outage was because some repairperson forgot to reconnect the cable while doing some routine service.... ARGH!

Incompetance... I know sometimes it can't be helped, but damn, it sure seems to be spreading like a disease.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Yarrr! I be an internet wireless pirate!

Actually, not really. But the broadband cable in my house seems to be out of commission, robbing us of internet and cable TV. (I need my American Chopper fix! argh! Curse ye, Time Warner Cable!) You never really appreciate these things until they're taken away from you. Hopefully the cable company would get off their lazy asses and fix it. (I think it's a branch or something that knocked something loose on the pole during Saturdays' severe rainstorm).

So, if you've been trying to reach me over the past few days, that's why I've been slow in responding to e-mails. Best to reach me via cellphone, unless Cingular goes to the crapper too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Here kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty!!

Meow! Return to catblogging! Posted by Picasa

Bush Is Fooling Nobody Now

Bush Is Fooling Nobody Now

Robert Scheer hits it right on the nose.

???? - QuickTime - SHINOBI

???? - QuickTime - SHINOBI

I totally want to see this movie... wish I was in Japan!

It has a song by Ayu as well! ;)

Friday, September 09, 2005

*sniff* *sniff*

I think my electric toothbrush died. :(

Ananova - Woman, 93, grabbed robber where it hurts

Ananova - Woman, 93, grabbed robber where it hurts

*snicker*..... *chortle*.... *giggle*.....


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dynasty Warriors 5

... has been my new obsession. Yes, I know it's a very odd view of old Chinese history and legend, wrapped up in a video game that has rather repetitive gameplay and odd voice acting. Yes, I know they essentially keep releasing the same game over and over with a few minor tweaks each year. But dammit, it's fun. :)

Old Chabi pic, in style!

This was taken earlier in the summer... what a fancy cat he is!


Fun at the China Club with Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The 'city' of Louisiana - Bloggermann -

The 'city' of Louisiana - Bloggermann -

An Angry 'Times-Picayune' Calls for Firing of FEMA Chief, and Others, in Open Letter to President Bush

An Angry 'Times-Picayune' Calls for Firing of FEMA Chief, and Others, in Open Letter to President Bush: "Here is the text.


We heard you loud and clear Friday when you visited our devastated city and the Gulf Coast and said, 'What is not working, we�re going to make it right.'

Please forgive us if we wait to see proof of your promise before believing you. But we have good reason for our skepticism.

Bienville built New Orleans where he built it for one main reason: It�s accessible. The city between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain was easy to reach in 1718.

How much easier it is to access in 2005 now that there are interstates and bridges, airports and helipads, cruise ships, barges, buses and diesel-powered trucks.

Despite the city�s multiple points of entry, our nation�s bureaucrats spent days after last week�s hurricane wringing their hands, lamenting the fact that they could neither rescue the city�s stranded victims nor bring them food, water and medical supplies.

Meanwhile there were journalists, including some who work for The Times-Picayune, going in and out of the city via the Crescent City Connection. On Thursday morning, that crew saw a caravan of 13 Wal-Mart tractor trailers headed into town to bring food, water and supplies to a dying city.

Television reporters were doing live reports from downtown New Orleans streets. Harry Connick Jr. brought in some aid Thursday, and his efforts were the focus of a 'Today' show story Friday morning.

Yet, the people trained to protect our nation, the people whose job it is to quickly bring in aid were absent. Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Kayne West says George W Bush doesn�t care - NME.COM

Kayne West says George W Bush doesn�t care - NME.COM: "'I hate the way they treat us in the media, when you see a black family it says they're looting when you see a white family it says they're looking for food,' said West before personally targeting the President.
'George Bush doesn't care about black people,' he declared adding that America is set up 'to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible', Billboard reports."

Good site for political commentary and stuff

Man, I like the way this guy thinks and talks.

In other news, I'm growing my hair back again... Shampoo and conditioner, I almost forgot what it was like.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Gasoline Rant

Okay, so I've been in and out of the country this summer, and haven't driven around much. When I left for China, gas around $2.36 for 93 octane (the only grade my car could take, I think... @#$%@# 1.8 liter Turbo Volkswagen engine). High, but manageable.

So... I fill up my car for the first time in a while.... cost me $50 bucks! Gas around my area has now skyrocketed to $4.07 for the same grade.

Public transportation is looking much more appealing now.

But hey, at least it's still cheaper than in Europe... over there, I saw prices for 97 pence per liter. So... basically that equals about 7 or 8 US Dollars per gallon.

Finally got around to it...

Photos from the England-Scotland COS tour are now up! You can access them here.