just wait, it's coming! dddragon presents: Is Anything Truly Random?

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Random Reports of Snow

I know that no one really keeps track of how often the weather people correctly forecast the weather -- we are much more likely to remember when they're wrong than right. However ...

A few days ago they thought that we might get two to four inches of snow. We got SIX.

Now they say that the current storm is "tricky" and we might get between two and EIGHT inches. That's a pretty big difference. We'll probably get zilch.

Of course, it still means that everyone will be running to the grocery store to get milk and bread. What's up with that? And since we need to get a gallon every other day, this means I have to deal with all those milk-and-bread horders.


On a completely different note, I think that I might actually watch the Oscars tonight, if only to see if all the hype about Chris Rock was worth it. Taking a look at the nominees, we've seen none of the ones for Best Actress, Actor and Picture. We've seen the three for Animated Feature, one for Art Direction (actually, Kiddie B saw a second one from that group).

Gee, the more I look over the list (print off your own ballot at http://www.oscar.com/images/pdf/printballot_2005_5b.pdf), we've seen precious little: The Incredibles, Shark Tale, Shrek 2, Lemony Snicket... , Harry Potter... , Spider Man 2, and Kiddie B saw Phantom of the Opera with a friend. Can you tell we've got kids and don't get out often?

another ROFL. Good thing my tastes run toward the juvevnile!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Pick A Card ... But Not Just Any Card ...

The High Priestess Card
You are the High Priestess card. The High Priestess
performs the rites of initiation into the new
world that was announced by the Magician. She
holds the key to understanding this world. Her
knowledge is intuitive. When the High Priestess
guides you, you will come to a deep
understanding of your inner self. The High
Priestess seeks knowledge without fear of
exposure or ridicule. The protective quality of
night and the reflective light of the moon are
hers. Her gaze looks inward and the knowledge
she holds is mysterious. Image from: Willow
Arlenea. http://www.lightworks.com/gallery/Willow.html

Which Tarot Card Are You?
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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Not-So Random Thoughts

Found this list on a couple of other blogs, attributed to the Gator Gay-Straight Alliance:

  1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
  2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can't legally get married because the world needs more children.
  3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if Gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
  5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
  6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
  7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
  8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
  11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like cars or longer life spans.
  12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

They have a number of other sarcastic lists (like "Women Are Property) there, take a look.

Jolly Ahead Keen

Checked out ANAGRAM GENIUS per Aral's recommendation:
  • 'Jolly ahead keen - my full name
  • 'Grand do' - dddragon
  • 'Joked a hell' - my first name, middle initial, last name
  • 'Dalek hole' - just first and last name
What is a "Dalek" --? I did a search:

go figure!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

A Random Battle Cry

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Zang! Who is that, skulking on the hotel lobby! It is Dddragon, hands clutching a meaty axe! She roars thunderously:

"I'm going to bludgeon you until you can no longer smell pretty things!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

created by beatings : powered by monkeys

Monday, February 07, 2005

Stargate SG-1

We had a blast down in Arlington, VA, for a "Gatecon". We watch Stargate SG-1 just about every day ... and now that we've some of the seasons dvd collections, sometimes more (boy, those commercials really take up alot of time!!)

The celebrities that were there were Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), Gary Jones (Walter Davis/Harriman) and Alexis Cruz (Skaara). They were all great speakers, each with his own style. Gary Jones was A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y hilarious! I almost peed in my pants.

Gary Jones
as Walter Davis or Walter Harriman,
take your pick... even he doesn't know!

Alexis Cruz
as Skaara

Michael Shanks
as Dr. Daniel Jackson,
turned general,
turned soldier,
turned hunk

It would appear that none of these people are anything like their characters ... and from the "special features" of the dvds, I think that applies to all of them with the possible exception of Richard Dean Anderson. Boy -- I'd love to see him again!!

Saturday, February 05, 2005

what kind of cat ARE you?

Dear ol' Aral is a Maine Coone, and Tan Lucy Pez and I are ....

You are a Random cat! Also known as an alley cat
or a mutt. You aren't given to high-falutin'
ways, but you're accessible and popular.
People love you for who you are, not what you

What breed of cat are you?
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Clearly, toooo funny that a Random site is a Random Cat. LOL

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Dubya Speaks

Here I sit, listening to George W give his State of the Union speech (the SO and Kiddie B are watching). While checking Aral's blog again, I clicked on the church sign generator, and saw another link at the bottom. If you go to http://george.says-it.com, you can pick a picture and then a caption to go with it. If you don't like Kerry, they have a version of him, too.

Grounghog Day

Here we are once again, Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day. PA has several Groundhogs that foretell whether or not Spring is just around the corner. This morning Punxsutawney Phil (after a long-winded poem/speech) saw his shadow ... so we'll have six more weeks of Winter (YEA! yipped Kiddie B).

Besides Punxsutawney Phil, there is Dover Doug (Dover, PA), and Poor Richard (somewhere in York County, PA), Octorara Orphie (Quarryville, PA).

If you REALLY want to know about this day (which is also known as Candlemas), go here.