Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Words To Live By

Went to Philadelphia a few weekends ago to visit my boopy. When he was working, I had time to visit some of the sights of the city, including the Franklin Court Underground Museum where I saw the following.

Speak Little, Do Much

I wasn't familiar with it, but it succinctly describes how I feel and one of the reasons why I volunteer. And it's shorter than the familiar adage, "Actions speak louder than words."

What are your 'Words to Live By'?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Lord's Day

And everyone could use a sign.

Condoms 4 Life

Condoms 4 Life. Am I the only one who sees the irony?

Friday, March 24, 2006

Volunteer of the Year

That's the title I'm going for, and considering I'm the only candidate in Jase's Super Volunteer Search 2006, I'd say my chances are pretty good.

Since the beginning of the year, I've spent six Saturdays tutoring fourth graders for APEX and helped at a fundraiser for GLSEN (photos here). I especially liked the free booze and loot (from the fundraiser, not tutoring).

My next event will be the GLBT Expo this weekend; and the March of Dimes and the AIDS walk is right around the corner, both of which I fully intend to amass mountains of goodies give myself selflessly. I am so going to win that contest.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Funny Cook

How come no one has ever told me about Dane Cook? This guy is hilarious! I heard his name on the latest episode of The Office. Check out his website for some side-splitting audio clips.

Speaking about cooks, I am so loving Top Chef! It's a cross between Top Model and Iron Chef (no wonder!). The challenges are interesting, (most of) the chefs are creative, and the drama is real. "You will fail. And you will fail miserably!"

But for me, the most entertaining part of the show is watching this hottie. Oh boy, he can shake my ice cream any time. And he somewhat reminds me of Bradley Cooper in Kitchen Confidential. My boopy just thinks I have a thing for rugged men who can wield a knife. You decide.

Friday, March 17, 2006

It's Green!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I hope you all remembered to wear green. If not, that's okay - I forgot too.

Anyway, did you know that taking copious amounts of chlorella, the wonder drug/food/supplement, can turn your poop green? How's that for a St. Paddy's Day surprise? Now make sure you take a whole bunch before going out to the bars and share in the fun!

Thursday, March 16, 2006


It's karma I tell ya. All this recent talk about Sudoku being my daily diversion, and I get caught playing it at work! But it wasn't my boss, oh no.. it was my bosses' boss! Who so happens to be the top tomato in the New York office.

But he didn't approach or reprimand me himself; he had someone else tell me that he caught me1 (not that I was being sneaky about it). "I was on a break2!" I told the impartial messenger. Granted, my third Sudoku break of the day, but who's counting? "You know I don't care; he just wanted me to tell you," she replied. "Oh yea, and he made a face." I don't know what that means, but she chuckled.

On the bright side, at least he didn't catch me playing bukkake. (Thanks Jon!)

1 Is that some sort of Jedi mind trick they teach in CEO school?
2 A mental cigarette break.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Allez Sudoku!

As mentioned in a previous post, solving sudoku puzzles is a great way to flex your mental muscles. Ever since I picked up the sudoku bug, I've tried to find free puzzle to do; from the free dailies to the multitudes of websites; but I tend to end up with stacks of newspapers and computer printouts.

Enter Iron Sudoku - the Iron Chef of the daily sudoku websites. No other matches the beauty and ease of use of this free site. Moreover, Iron Sudoku fosters a community, allowing you to berate mock tease chat with fellow sudoku'ers. I've made this part of my daily diversions (a new puzzle every day!), won't you join me?

Saturday, March 11, 2006

They Yelp Me! They Really Really Yelp Me!

I've been discovered! Finally! For the past few weeks, I've been toying with an up and coming review website, (Real people. Real Reviews.), and giving them my opinions on places around the city. After all, I consider myself a real person.

And now, on the 11th day of the 3rd month in the year 20061, I have the honor of having one of my reviews be.. (drum roll please) Review of the Day!

If you happen to be reading on this fine day, go to and join me in celebratory bliss! Otherwise, you can go directly to my featured review of Jeollado2.

1 That's March 11, 2006
2 And I'll put up a screenshot soon.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Switching Makes You Clever

According to this article1, you can make yourself more clever by mixing up your daily routine with small mental and physical challenges, such as doing a sudoku puzzle, showering with your eyes closed, and eating a healthy meal (talk about a physical challenge).

They even suggests using your mouse with your other hand, which I do regularly. Thinking about it, it all started when I discovered the internet. And by internet, I mean internet porn.

1 via LifeHacker

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Thanks to the anonymous comment in my last post, I searched for a picture of these japanese umbrella lockers and found it on Flickr!

Aren't those Japanese people amazing?

Speaking about Japanese people, I read this Wired article dissecting girl nerds. Most of it was pretty lame except for their propensity for Boy's Love comics depecting "romantic, tragic, and hot pretty boy-on-pretty boy action." That's right, some homo-manga! Sounds like the men-loving-lesbians phenomenon has finally evolved and made that cross-over.2

Aren't those Japanse people amazing?

By the way, have you joined my Frappr Map yet? I wonder if I'll get someone from Japan...

1 I think the title means "Amazing!"
2 I also found this interesting article by Marc McLelland.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Warning: Umbrella Pails

Dear restaurant-umbrella-stealer,

You are an asshole. And not the good kind either.


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Don't you hate when that happens? It happened to me during lunch today. I had a bad feeling about it right when the waiter told me to leave it in the pail. I just knew someone was going to take my beautiful, black compact totes umbrella. Isn't that just a kick in the head?

As I was walking back to work in the rain/sleet, I thought to myself how stupid I was to listen to the waiter; and then my mind switched gears thinking how I could improve on umbrellas so that I wouldn't lose them (or bring harm upon the thief, whatever). Necessity begets invention, n'est pas?

So I thought of putting a tracking device on it so that you can track the bastard down and trip them into a puddle. Or create a booby-trap handle that'll jam spikes into their hands when they try to open the umbrella without punching in the correct series of buttons on the handle (a la Blade's blade). Or a self-destruct button (on my keychain) that'll blow their theiving hand right off. Or (less violently) a car alarm siren that screeches "Look at me! I'm an asshole! I can't afford my own umbrella so I take them from restaurants pails!" over and over again to cause them insurmountable embarassment.

Anyone know where I can find that last one?