oakland, daisy

I'm Betty Crocker on Crack

In preparation of the big day I've prepared and prebaked my tofurkey, tasty potatoe sidedish and exciting cranberry apple crumb/pie.... None of which I would have had to do today if I had this

Man, it's like impossible to not want things. Stoics are the people that are all "just don't want anything that's not within your grasp and you'll be happy", right? But how does that make any sense? If you're putting qualifiers on objects and only making decisions to want things based on your abilitity to have them then how can you really say that's wanting in the first place? I mean, wanting isn't rational. How do you even determine what to want? And who says wanting is bad? And even if you stop wanting something after you get it, that one moment of whatever you feel when you get what you want is worth it, isn't it? If we didn't want things, we wouldn't have the reward system and nothing would get done. But what about people who never do anything to bring them closer to their wants, and is that a better way or life or not? What is it to want things and why does it matter?

Baking makes my head spin spider webs of tangled thoughts.

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help me

I am going crazy.

So I decided to quit smoking. I haven't had a cigarette since Sunday night. Today's Friday so that's what, five days? It should be getting easier, right? 

I think I'm losing my mind. I've been doing any/everything just to keep myself busy.

Here's a breakdown of my week:

days spent painting random walls "mango gold": 2 1/2
batches of peanutbutter fudge made: 2
batches of butterscotch fudge made: 1
dozens of hazelnut gourmet fortune cookies, colored red and green and then drizzled with dark chocolate for bake sale: 6
movies watched: 5
games completed: 1
times I took Daisy for a walk: 3
times I dressed Daisy up in clothes: 2
times I randomly started crying: 6
cups of coffee: 1 1/2 (dozen)

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    Alice - Tom Waits
Forbidden Planet

Movie Rec- "It's for school."

The Chumscrubber - 2005 - Meet Generation Rx 

Darkly satiric film about the world going to hell in the midst of oblivious suburbia. 

Why you should watch it: Intense tragiocomic moments and unforgettable characters by Ralph Fiennes, Allison Janney, Glenn Close and Rita Wilson. Oh, and the dolphins. 

Seriously, watch it.

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    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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kevin nealon

Happy Indecision 2006 Weekend!

I don't know about y'all, but I for one am super pumped to start the celebration! On my list is a political movie marathon. Of course My Fellow Americans tops the list because of easy availability (i own it) and the fact that it remains one of the most accurate (and hilarious) character studies of the two main political parties.  I really want to rent The Best Man because I haven't seen it in eons and it's easily the single greatest movie made on the subject ever but I'm not sure what store might have it... Other then that I'm thinking Election, Bulworth, and V For Vendetta for variety.  Any other suggestions?

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oakland, daisy

Congratulations are in order!

Eric Chavez won his sixth Gold Glove for his outstanding good looks- i mean, defensive abilities as third basemen. Color me green and gold with surprise. Lol. You know I love the guy- I adore him, really- but it's starting to get a bit redundant. He's an amazing third basemen. We get that. He get's that. Enough already. In other news, after long consideration, "Gayest moment of the season" (and believe me- i had *plenty* to pick from) goes to Nick Swisher and Marco Scutaro in this slash happy pic

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    Starwars Cantina Band
Forbidden Planet

Four Firefighters Die in California Wildfire Labeled Arson

One other critically injured; Two hundred people evacuated; four hundred trapped in RV park ... 


I hate not being able to do anything to help. I hate that it took so long for me to figure out what i'm supposed to be doing. I can't wait  until i have the training to put bastards like this behind bars.

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