Thursday, May 22, 2003

I new space photo from yahoo-it's a picture of the Earth and the Moon, taken from Mars. But check out the really cool bit from Carl Sagen:

...in 1990, as NASA's unmanned Voyager 1 spacecraft reached the fringes of the solar system, it turned back to take a final look at Earth at the suggestion of astronomer Carl Sagan. The image, taken from 4 billion miles away, inspired the title of Sagan's 1994 book "A Pale Blue Dot."

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives," Sagan wrote.


Awesome quote, eh?

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

I read today that 5,000 to 10,000 Iraqi civilians may have died during the war.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

the bad stuff is gone! I guess all I needed to to was to repost.
If you can't tell, I did some fiddling with my page template. I added a small link section, then I also just kinda fiddled with the loop that iterates through my post. Well, it appears as if I've left some debugging stuff in here-like the text "Does this work?" listed before every post. Sorry about that. I'll get it fixed asap
I got this off of a friend's site: Jar-Jar in Middle Earth!

On the 8th and 9th of June, Yo La Tengo plays at first ave. Are your there God? It's me, Mike. Don't let me forget!
And, Oh God, please let me never make a reference to the book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." I hate that book.

Thinking back, reading that was where things all started to go wrong for me.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

I'm sure some of you have heard of the Christian Science Monitor-here's a link to a discussion they had with the President of the AFL-CIO: http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0514/p25s03-usmb.html .
dude. check out the new space station picture of the day. Awesome.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

before I forget-yesterday evening, as I was riding by bike down hennepin avenue, I passed a segway. It sure looked cool, until I passed it on my bike ('cause, you know, I'm so fast....and I'm cheaper than a segway).

so what I'm really saying is that if you want to ride something that goes faster than a segway, farther than a segway, cheaper than a segway, and is even more limited edition than a segway, just ask to sit on my lap as I ride. yup.
new space station picture of the day . Enjoy.

Monday, May 12, 2003

Good mother's day weekend....but at some point I need to discuss my dreams.

Last Thursday night, I had a dream where I was the person I convicted when I was in jury duty. Unsettling, to say the least. I think my dream was of during the trial...which means I was in my own dream, to some extent. That's kind of weird, I think.

On Saturday night, I had a dream where I was having a meal with my now deceased Grandfather....it was in the nursing home where he spent his final 4 or 5 years, but he was as I remember him when I was young-he still had both of his legs, and he was able to hold a whole conversation (or at least as well as he could at that time-he was never a great talker). It was nice.

For Mother's Day, my Family and I took my mother out to brunch at this place named Billy's in Anoka.

For my father's 50th birthday, on Saturday we took him to Gustov's, in NE Minneapolis. He loved it. He even sang along to all the polka songs. Come to think of it, so did I :-).

That's about it.

Friday, May 09, 2003

Pete Townshend was cleared of kiddy porn stuff this week, thank God.
So I went out for the third time on Wednesday night with this really cute nurse that I met. Her name is Niki. She's nice. Thus far, she's returned my emails, my phone calls, she's seems fun to be around, she's principled, she's smart, her perspective on the world is different from mine, she's responsible, and a number of things I don't have time to list here, as well as a number of things I don't know about her yet.

Now, all I'm left fretting if she'll think enough of me to keep this thing going.

At the same time, this girl I worked with for about a year named Kelly has been avoiding my few emails(like 4 in the last month). All I ever wanted was to be her friend, but it looks like it's not mutual. And it's just making me feel like shit in general-maybe even coloring my perspective with this Niki girl.

God, I'm so bad at rejection. Even when it doesn't really matter.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

You know what? I'm scratching the whole thing. They don't even have to remind me if Nia Vardalos. But they do have to be nice.

Monday, May 05, 2003

well, I'm going to mitigate my earlier statement.

If they remind me of Nia Vardalos, of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," I'll still lust for them. I saw it this weekend and it had me feeling like a shy smitten 16 year old who just happens to own their own house and car(like Doogie Howser, except dumber).
Ugh. I think I'm going to give up on girls until I'm like 30.

Friday, May 02, 2003

I think I'm going to try and do the MS 150 bike ride in June. June 6-8.

It should be a nice little ride to warm up for RAGBRAI.