Friday, January 23, 2004

I am in love with

Thursday, January 22, 2004

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and claustrophobic at the number of things Sascha and I own. I think it's because we've been trying to clean the house for nearly a week now, and there hasn't been much visible improvement. And we've been spending a lot of time with Jamie who owns only a stick and a bowl.

At the same time I want to buy more things. For example, I would like to have 8 sets of matching dishes to serve butternut squash soup, cornbread and spinach salad on at a small dinner party I'm hoping to have next month. And I would like to own this book, and this collection of Wallace Shawn's plays. And I want to buy sexy yet manly pyjamas for Sascha and some nice blinds for the living room window.

I recently discovered a very nice illustrated blog by someone named (I assume) Danny Gregory, which contains the following excellent and intriguing idea:

... a journal diet. Draw everything you own. Everything. Every single book, every stick of butter and shoelace. Now that would be a humbling experience. Or just draw everything you eat for a week. You'll be thinner, calmer and happier.

I don't know if I have the attention span for this little project, but I am very taken by the idea. I mean, if I can't be bothered to draw it, how much do I really need it?

Friday, January 16, 2004

Sascha and I are very taken by this new spammer-trend of including certain words and phrases that it is hoped will elude the spam filters on our email accounts.

For example, the email I just received from "Typhoid V. Socialistic". At first I thought that "Typhoid V. Socialistic" was a person's name. And I spent some time building up an image of Typhoid; that big, blonde, middle aged private detective with his poorly fitted suit and bad case of adult acne.

I then realized that I could be completely mistaken, and Typhoid V. Socialistic could in fact be a court case. And if it is, I'd like very much to know what it is all about.

Here are some spam-excerpts from Sascha:

"going to and fro, phantasms in a dead city, the mockery of life in a
said to her. 'this is a den of she shrank into her usual size, and
lost some of her fierce expression. footing of mere friendship. but
you know one is liable to weaken, it may"

And another one from the same people:

""friend," said muldev, "how came this youth thus to fall senseless
presently this excellent youth's father died, leaving him immense
setting out for the forest, he could not refrain from seeing the

and the best one of all:

"served his master faithfully, not sparing himself in any way. then
let us homeward wend, songs of the birds overhead. 'what material!
what colours! it is a gorgeous suit!'"

Thursday, January 15, 2004

I hate when people write in their blogs about how sorry they are that they haven't written in their blogs. However, I do deeply regret not having written for the last two weeks, and I'd like to extend my most sincere apologies. I've been very distracted.

All I can offer my devoted readers is this. A few of the amusing search engine results which led people to my blog over the last few days.

1. alexis bledel is hot in "she's gonna Break soon"

2. I feel very sorry for many times disturbing

3. And of course the immortal girls naked in public.