Heard this one lately? “Movie x has broken all previous box office records on its opening weekend…” Chances are you’ve heard it for, well, just about every movie that’s come out in the past 5 years. But how do those new record numbers stand up when you adjust for inflation?

Good night, dear journal, but first, a moment of zen.

Sagehood has nothing
To do with governing others
But is a matter of ordering oneself.
Nobility has nothing
To do with power and rank,
But is a matter of self realization;
Attain self-realization,
And the whole world
Is found in the self.
Happiness has nothing
To do with wealth and status,
But is a matter of harmony.


The catgrass that I sneak-planted out on the side of the house is *huge*! I think it grows about five times faster than the rest of the lawn…now I just have to tell some kitties about it so they’ll have something to snack on.

On the topic of kitties… Newt has no idea how much damage I *could* do to him. I chase him around the house, and he turns and chases me back…he know’s I wouldn’t hurt him, so he’s allowed to be the fierce hunter, and take me down like a caveman and a mastadon.

I need to get up extra early tomorrow.. followup at the docs… hopefully I can get some sports-therapy out of my back being naughty the other day. Once I find a good light-table, I’ll take piccies of my MRI films and post them here.

supa-noot to the rescue!

thanks, MG for the link!

While working on a palette for my page, I got distracted via a nifty link.

Much cooler than Hot or Not. What’s Better asks you to rate incongruous things. What’s better, dumb donald (from fat albert) or a complete breakfast? moe howard or elmo? fabio or a nuclear explosion? swiss cheese or the color aqua? The Ropers or Slobodan Milosevic?

a sleestak halloween costume..
sleestak costume

the crusades?
the crusades?

Seriously. I could do this all day.

Wow… major rain this morn, so much so that the walk will be curtailed until later.

Sun’s peeking out just enough to light the room… which is just fine by me. Giving me a nap attack… I just might head back in for another hour or so.

John Ashcroft wants to know what you’ve been reading, and thanks to the USA Patriot act, he can supoena any library or bookstore and find out. It also places a gag order on the book dealer, prohibiting them from revealing that they or their customers (that’s *you*) are being investigated. Yikes! Not like I’m guilty of anything, but I’m glad I keep my address different on all my silly “saver” cards. (I use 1600 pennsylvania avenue… ) But library books, too? They’ve got me there. I wonder if there’ll be tagging of certain books as dangerous? I know I checked out the Anarchist’s Cookbook on more than one occasion as a teen, and that one should surely shake a few cages, these days.

gratuitous newtcam shot