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So anyone that knows me knows I'm a huge fan of cartoons. My current favorite would have to be Martha Speaks. Because I gotta say, the writers make me laugh out loud on occasion. Which doesn't happen often—animated or live action. Plus the theme song is super catchy. Just sayin'. But the award for worst…

I find it slightly ironic that since I started building websites almost exclusively in WordPress I've pretty much abandoned my little corner in here. Well not ironic so much as true to form. Once this site starts feeling too much like my work I tend to lose interest. Doesn't mean I haven't wanted to write…

I'm currently trying very very hard to ignore my toenails. Well. One toenail anyway. And it's not going well. See, after I got back from New York the nails on my right foot were all bruised and grumpy. I would imagine it had something to do with walking flippin' everywhere— Is it really so wrong…

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about bin Laden's death. His death is really only a symbolic one. He stopped being a person ten years ago, and became the symbol of 9/11 and terrorism, and he's been ducking and running ever since. So his demise has no real impact (from a organizational perspective) on…

The problem with using this site as a guinea pig for my work is that, although I figure out and implement super handy things over here, I promptly forget how I did it. So when I'm in the middle of a project, have a problem, and think, "Hey! I solved this on my own site.…

Well that was creepy. I went to write this and happened to glance at the numbered of published posts, which is (until this is published, so which was) 666. I'm not sure what's more disturbing, the fact that I have inflicted my random thoughts upon the world almost seven hundred times, or that my blog…

“I went through this as co-chair of the Arts Caucus. In '94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they're here to kill women.” —Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D–NY), on the government's potential shutdown over Planned Parenthood

How excited am I? One of the greatest movies ever, Murder by Death, is on BBC America today. It was one of my favorite movies when I was little. Right up there with Young Frankenstein and Arsenic and Old Lace.

When I was a sophomore in high school I had this absolutely crazy English teacher. He was eccentric—sarcastic, rather jaded, a little off...  lecherous at times—and (due to a childhood accident) had only one arm. So he definitely stood out. A lot of students thought he was a little too eccentric and avoided his classes…

My good God. What is wrong with this country? Our current domestic policy seems to be, "You can't afford basic things like food, housing, healthcare? You have a disability or other issues that make it difficult to work or take care of yourself or your loved ones? Well. Sucks to be you, doesn't it?" I…

You know, it's funny the things you run into by accident. Case in point: Kenneth Mars died this Saturday. “Who?” Perhaps an unfamiliar name, but not for someone (like me) who was obsessed with Mel Brooks films when she was a little girl.  Kenneth Mars played Inspector Kemp in Young Frankenstein. I think I’ll have…

I cannot even imagine what's going on in Egypt right now. I mean I can. I'm watching it on TV. For a nation rise up and take control of its own destiny like that, it's beautiful. The strength of the Egyptian people is... beautiful. I can't help but sit in awe right now. I love…

Well as far as I can tell (although I will admit to avoiding the news lately) someone has yet to stand up and take any personal responsibility for the Tucson shootings. Although I'm not surprised, it would have at least been refreshing. But nope. Seems both sides are back to finger pointing and name calling—this…

Hm. Haven't been in here in awhile. Clearly. "I love what you've done with the place!" Thanks. Redecorated over the holidays. Still getting used to it, but for now I think it'll stay. It's hard to avoid the news this weekend, so I've been watching coverage of the shootings in Tucson. It's just heart-breaking on…