Archive for August, 2004

Microcosms

Chaos, loose, wild things
All things put in other things
The container store

Mondegreen

Renegades of Funk
“Got a random case of funk!”
I like mine better

Let’s all use the power of our minds!

I’m still waiting to hear from a job that I really want. I have an inside contact, and supposedly I am on the list of people to be interviewed, however it’s been over a month now and I’ve had no call.
I thought I would harness the power of the force and get all of you to open your eyes maniacally, put your hand on your right temple, and beam your most intense thoughts into the atmosphere, encouraging them to call me for an interview and hire me. If you like you can also emit a sound effect like “nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh” sort of like the bionic man when he jumps.
Thankd you for your cooperation.

What’s the deal with haiku anyway?

Inspirationless
A haiku about nothing
Seinfeld would approve

Charts make everything better

I was going to make an entry all about how work makes my life a perpetual state of mediocrity, but instead, Jess suggested I make a lovely chart to more succinctly, and beautifully illustrate my point.

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Breaking rules

Haiku has strict rules
Too many syllables here
Haiku can lie too

Haiku Pirate

“Arrrrrrghhhh!” Amanda says
Does she have disdain for Haiku?
She is a pirate

Prepare for its coming…

Today you are blessed
I start a new thing today
The Daily Haiku

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Chocolate milk – the nectar of life

Most of you are probably aware that Jess and I started adhering to the South Beach Diet several months ago. Now before you all roll your eyes at the whole “low carb” fad, do your homework. I won’t bore you with the diet details, or by praising it’s virtues etc. Suffice to say we are in it for the long haul for long term health benefits, not just to lose some quick weight with the latest fad.
I’ve already lost over 20 lbs., and I look and feel better than I have in 10 years or more. I’m halfway to my personal goal.
While I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and loved foods that are horrible for you, I can see myself sticking to it. While I psychologically miss certain things, I don’t “crave” them like I did before, where I just absolutely could not resist having something.
That being said, I still like to have some simple pleasures to satisfy the tastes I like. I’ve managed to stick to diet soft drinks (diet mountain dew and Diet vanilla pepsi are two of my favorites which taste the least diet-y).
Chocolate milk has always been a favorite of mine. I’m happy to say I’ve found a way to enjoy it. I’ve tried 2 different “low carb” chocolate milks. One was tolerable. One is downright nummy. Hood’s Carb Countdown is so nummy it makes me suspicious. I think this is most like due to the presence of “Splenda”, one of the best artificial sweeteners there is. Why more products haven’t ditched Nutrasweet in favor of Splenda, I do not know. Just thought I’d pass this along for those who love chocolate milk, but are trying to watch their health.