Thursday, November 30, 2006

Light To Unite

Dec 1st is World AIDS Day. Bristol-Myers is donating $1 to the National AIDS Fund every time someone goes to their website and moves the match to the candle and lights it. It takes one second to raise a dollar. Please help out. Do it today!

Light To Unite

Please help spread the word by telling your friends and
reposting this if you have a blog.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Put Your Records On 06.11

I learned of the group Of Montreal after reading an article about how their song Wraith Pinned To The Mist (And Other Games) had been used on an Outback commercial. Then a couple months ago I stumbled across their new, but still unreleased album (due in 2007, I believe). While none of the tracks stand up to Wraith..., there are a few good songs on it. Here's Guess It Would Be Nice, right now my favourite one off of the album.

Artist: Of Montreal
Track: Guess It Would Be Nice

Monday, November 13, 2006

She's Growing Up

Zadie at 4 weeks old (the first night I got her), she is 1 lb here:

Zadie at 9/10 weeks of age, she is 2.26 lbs as of today:

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Some times I feel kind of sick to be an American. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy that I am one, but our behavior often falls short of appropriate. By this I am referring to how we interact with people from another country or while we are in other countries.

It’s just been on my mind since last week when I saw the film Babel. The events that unfold stem from the female half of an American couple being shot while on a bus in Morocco. Because the woman shot is an American, it becomes a global news story. Because she is American, tracking down the shooter becomes top priority. Saving her life becomes top priority. Everyone (at least those that were not American or English) went out of their way for this woman based solely on her nationality. In the same movie, the Mexican immigrant that has helped raise the Americans’ children is treated w/ extreme disrespect and eventually deported.

Maybe it isn’t fair for me to be citing a film to make my point, but it’s what has made me really think about it. In reality, I know Americans who visit a foreign country and don’t bother learning any of the language. They honestly believe that the people in the country they are visiting need to cater to them; however, if that person were visiting the US, they would be expected to speak English.

Where do we Americans get off thinking in this manner? We may live in the “most powerful” country in the world, but that doesn’t mean we are superior. I’m far too often disgusted by the way we treat foreigners here simply for not being from here.

I probably didn’t express myself well enough, but I needed to get that off my chest. :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006


I just purchased a round trip ticket to Vegas for the first weekend in December to see Abraham. No turning back now, I guess. I can't afford to.

To My Fellow Bloggers

I miss you guys, and I am sad that I haven't been able to keep up w/ your blogs as I would like to. I miss reading about what's going on in your lives, but mine has become so much busier in the past month. October was very kind to me. It brought me Zadie (my puppy), my sister's wedding, a relationship of sorts (unfortunately, a long distance one) and a full schedule.

I have a new found respect for all parents of human children. My puppy has brought much joy into my life, but also very little rest. Rest assured, though, I will be back and up to date w/ your blogs. For the time being, you may just notice me posting on my blog, as I tend to do so from work (I choose not to visit any other blogs just in case a post isn't work friendly - better to be safe than sorry).

Alright, I'm off to try to get some rest.

p.s. - Go see Babel if you get the chance. Adriana Barraza gives a heartwrenching performance and deserves an Oscar nomination.