Sunday, October 30, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Haven't even thought about costumes nor the energy to.. Thanks to Ridor for throwing support, y'all know what I've been up to the last few weeks.

Went to my sister's new house yesterday and helped her dress up the ugly-ass statues that were left behind by the previous occupants. Two garden statues of cherubs - one doing something and the other with a lamb.

Improvement for both, yes?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Flicker of Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Miers wised up and withdrew. Why waste time and resources if no one will confirm you?

Rove may be charged with perjury for the CIA leak. .. least it's legit as opposed to lying that one did "not have relations with that woman". And Cheney... mm

Is Bush paddling up shit creek or down the Nile river??

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Barley and hops - whee!

An intense rehearsal and a mild hangover don't mix. If I had no rehearsal, I'd just sleep it off and be out and about before noon time.

I'm feeling A-OK when I arrived to rehearsal at10 am this morning.. head bit sore and tender stomach.. Within an hour I'm barely hanging in there... limited energy, brain cells hardly regenerated. If I try to review lines - that hurt. If I act out the lines, it doesn't hurt..

And there's a lot of yelling in the show. A few heated arguments amongst some characters. I'm wearing hearing aids so I can stay with my co-player as she speaks the lines..yes yes I'm cheating, but it ain't 100 percent deaf theatre and some actors are unaccustomed working with deaf actors. It's less stressful that way. Anyway the moment a loud syllable is shouted, I'm like, jeez do you have to be so loud? There were couple instances where I thought my head would go into pieces..

Was thinking the last time I came to rehearsal with a hangover... It was senior prom and one actor and I barely made it back to DC from Maryland. It was my first booze party and I don't remember how I survived rehearsal.. Maybe better things are left forgotten..

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Miers Rant # 2

Can someone wake me up and tell me this is all a bad dream? It's sacrilegious - it's high office for losers.. like we didn't all know.

229 years later, meritocracy still does not thrive. Survival of the fittest. And our esteemed leaders scold dictators for being bad to their people? Only when things do not go our way. Of course we were all buddy-buddy with the likes of Saddam 20 odd years ago. Most of those leaders are our puppets, chosen to spread democracy.. A whole new "sphere of influence". The lot ought to take a good look at themselves in the mirror under a harsh light, for instance at the Old Navy where you shriek in horror when you notice cellulite that seem to appear after you left the Gap (where the softer lightning is).

A Holier Than Thou Messiah President, Bush made recent his blatant appointments .. Clinton was normal - he chased women as a proper person of power would do (hell I'd have volumes of black books when mood strikes) and he put his own cronies in power for better intentions than this.. this.. thing would ever do in his many lifetimes..

When Bush II's yes-men released that 1989 (was it?) form where she notced boxes signifying that abortion is a no-no; naturally it caused an uproar.. Miers met with key senators and she told some of them to not to read too much into the past as changes do happen (did Bush knock her up after all?) . Whenever I think, "man Bush went this low".. I can't seem to remember whenever I thought Bush is lower than a snake's belly.. An inexperienced corporate lawyer chosen to interpret the US constitution and to uphold it? I know I will be sick to my stomach if Senate approves her. Least some conservatives know their limits that Bush has gone too far..

November 7... *twilight zone*

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Happy Trails, Guthrie!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Miers - rant #1

Independent branch my foot!

Sunday, October 09, 2005


Was a total zombie this morning.. Well most of the day.. Logged in about 11 hours of sleep over the weekend plus 50 minutes pre dinner nap tonight.

Friend and I stopped at a coffee place to have some lattes this morning.. A man stood next to me, reading his Sunday's edition of New York Times waiting for his order.. I peeked at couple articles on the front page..

Several moments later, it was my turn to place an order. I had a pen ready but no paper.. The cashier seemed at loss.. I saw a newspaper in front of me and went on to scribble "2 small lattes to go". The cashier looked at it and smiled in acknowledgement. I noticed the newspaper was being picked up and I looked at who it was.. To my embarrassment it was the same dude who read that newspaper.. I think my eyes went real big, my face grew hot and I covered my mouth with my hand in genuine and absentminded shock.. The man nodded sheepishly and scuttled to a table.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The preview for the next film (out in November) look fucking awesome. The peagus horses flying in with the Beaubaxtons carriage and the Durmstrang ship splashing out from under water. Way cool. November... a month away.. whee!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Add Lullaby to Personals?

got this off's Quirkies.

Wives encouraged to sing hubbies to sleep

"A Malaysian politician has announced a lullaby competition for women to sing their husbands to sleep.

Nik Aziz says Kelantan state government will hold the contest to encourage wives 'to give their best in taking care of their husbands'.

He said: "The husband returns home tired. The wife will sing the lullaby for him to sleep soundly and, when he awakes, he will be at peace.

"This contributes to the happiness of the husband and wife."

Mr Aziz added that there would be a similar contest for mothers to sing lullabies for their children."

Monday, October 03, 2005

A Funk?

A rash of disappointment lately..

Van Helsing - CGI special effects looked like it was done by a techincian on acid. I couldn't finish it - stopped the DVD within half an hour.

the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition on the Perfect Medium. New York Times article was more entertaining than the actual exhibition. I may return for a second look.. It was very crowded and we weren't sure what to expect.

Fort Tyron's (the cloisters) mediaeval festival.. I didn't go, but most friends were disappointed with it.

Tonight - the Corpse Bride. The claymation harkens back to the oldies like Rudolph but the story line was the only limp thing.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Commander In Chief

A wonderful, wonderful show. I caught the encore last night since I missed it last Tuesday.. A no nonsense vice president who becomes the first woman president and Independent president of the US upon the death of a popular president..

Mackenzie Allen informed the House Speaker (Donald Sutherland at his Asshole best) of her refusal to resign to make way for the Speaker to become President - they were alone in a room and he confronted her saying (quoted loosely) "Why do you want to be President - you want power don't you?" Allen responded that she can lead the nation and didn't care about the power. The Speaker sneered telling her that people who said they do not believe in power really do not know how to use it. He argued over other factors (woman leader of the free world? Islam countries wouldn't work with you - she responded that it's their problem not hers)..

Some officials and staff were perplexed in working with a female president and a male first lady.. or First Man? The widowed first lady's chief of staff kept making snide remarks about Hillary Clinton's office.. snippets: "Mrs Clinton moved her office to the West Wing. That didn't go over well" "Do you need a staff of 20? Mrs Clinton had a staff of over 20. That didn't go over well" "First Lady typically arranges for Menu." (the chef asked the First Man what salad dressing does Madame President like? He shrugged). "When Mrs Clinton didn't do the White House Menu, that didn't go over well".

The show was very absorbing and once I looked at the cable clock it was 39 minutes past the hour. Dang.

commercials were noticeably different - for instance, a birth control commercial.

ABC TUESDAY NIGHTS at 9pm/8 central.