Saturday, January 31, 2004

raw cookie dough...yum

Baked some cookies for tomorrow's Super Bowl party while watching back-to-back-to-back episodes of Law & Order: SVU. This last one was one I'd never seen before but I've been surfing other blogs and reading online so I really wasn't paying close attention. I'll see it in re-runs again some day. What's with tv shows lately - they are starting at odd times. I thought that my VCR clock was off, but I see that the NBC web site actually lists the start time as 9:59 p.m. What, they think that if they start a few minutes early they'll capture my attention and I won't change the channel?

I probably should do the dishes now because if I don't I won't feel like doing them in the morning. On the other hand, it's 10:49 p.m. and I can feel the temperature dropping in the house (I only keep it at 60 degrees overnight) already. Sure would be nice to just go upstairs and get under the covers. Alone. Sleeping in the middle of the queen sized bed. I don't need anyone to snuggle with, Paul -- are you listening?

My Friends Are Republicans!

Have you seen the Child's Pay commercial that won a contest by I thought the commercial said something, literally and figuratively, and so I forwarded a message about their Super Bowl boycott of CBS to a bunch of my friends. Three of them responded almost immediately chiding me for being so "liberal" If liberal is caring about a government that keeps putting us further into debt, then I'm guilty as charged.

Then again, maybe the three men who responded just are too lazy to get off their asses to change the channel ...

P.s. I just realized that since I launched this on the last day of the month, I will have an archive for January even though I only have one day of entries. Sweet.

Going Live

I have now entered the world of blogging. The internet is my confessional. Welcome to my so-called life.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Bookmark List

Just a place where I can add links/bookmarks to pages I may want to reference in the future:

Helicopter Game

Feb 4, 2007: See Tags for Amazon ads notepad document on your desktop to recover rotating Omakase ad script; you took it out to put in the Harry Potter pre-order ad.

Reading List

From the New York Times

Early this year, the Book Review's editor, Sam Tanenhaus, sent out a short letter to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify "the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years." Following are the results.

Beloved (1987)
Toni Morrison

Underworld (1997)
Don DeLillo

Blood Meridian (1985)
Cormac McCarthy

Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels
John Updike

American Pastoral (1997)
Philip Roth


A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)
John Kennedy Toole

Housekeeping (1980)
Marilynne Robinson

Winter's Tale (1983)
Mark Helprin

White Noise (1985)
Don DeLillo

The Counterlife (1986)
Philip Roth

Libra (1988)
Don DeLillo

Where I'm Calling From (1988)
Raymond Carver

The Things They Carried (1990)
Tim O'Brien

Mating (1991)
Norman Rush

Jesus' Son (1992)
Denis Johnson

Operation Shylock (1993)
Philip Roth

Independence Day (1995)
Richard Ford

Sabbath's Theater (1995)
Philip Roth

Border Trilogy
Cormac McCarthy

The Human Stain (2000)
Philip Roth

The Known World (2003)
Edward P. Jones

The Plot Against America (2004)
Philip Roth

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Tag ... You're It!

This post created on June 24, 2006 as a place to keep track of what may be frequently used tags in my posts:

Bah Humbug!


Blogging On Company Time

Catching Up

Family Fun



Fun Times

Getting Older






On Company Time

On This Day In History

Pop Culture

Stupid News

Summer Vacation

The Office

Things That Make You Go Hmm

Thumbs Up

Vanity Plates



File This Under:

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Tagline Hall of Fame

This post created on 1/18/05 for my personal use/reference only.

Here are some of the various taglines I've used with my site from time to time. You know, in case I want to recycle the brilliance some other time.

"The Cogent Thoughts and Musings of Kenna Fearing"
(general; I revert back to that when I don't have anything more cogent to say)

Sometime in 2004 ...

"Over XXX daily referrals from Brian Damage and counting!"

A nice quote from John Strain; I lost track of it.

September - October 2004
"I Do Throw A Fabulous Party Even If I Do Say So Myself"

November 2004 - January 18, 2005
"Susan Says: You can always count on me to tell you what you don't want to hear. Honesty sucks."

January 18, 2005 - January 27, 2005
"Susan Says: Only an idiot would think that e-mail correspondence is truly confidential."

January 27, 2005 - March 14, 2005
"Susan Says: Man, this guy has baggage that's just too heavy to lift, or drag."

March 14, 2005 - April 4, 2005
rigmor asks: "Is Hunter Thompson's suicide a canary in the coalmine?"

I stumbled on rigmor's blog via Meaghan's blog (Meaghan is Dan Tobin's wife) and as I skimmed a post I saw this quote. Just struck me.

April 4, 2005 - May 15, 2005
Word to the Wise: "Pain and suffering is optional."

Something that was said to me by Greg, the guy from the gym who offered to help me with my workouts. He was talking about some complex personal issues I'd just described to him, and it really struck me. This from a guy who says he's dyslexic and who has never read a book or written a paragraph. But he's lived - oh, how he's lived! - and learned along the way.

We should all be so lucky.

May 15, 2005 - September 6, 2005

"And all I need now is intellectual intercourse ..."

It's always been one of my favorite lines, from Alanis Morrisette's song "All I Really Want." Yes, that's all I really want - some intellectual intercourse.

September 6, 2005 - March 28, 2006

"I'm very discreet... but I will haunt your dreams."

Uttered by Paula, a character portrayed by Jane Lynch, in the movie "The 40 Year Old Virgin."

March 28, 2006 - January 2, 2007

"Winning a Grammy sure helped me get laid." Bonnie Raitt

I really loved the previous tagline, but it was time for something new, and I saw this on my "Wild Words from Wild Women" desktop calendar. Go Bonnie.

January 2, 2007 - December 27, 2007

"I've been critical of blogging, which I call literary dandruff." Patrick Dillon

Saw the quote on another blog - some lameass blog that was actually selected as a Blog of Note. Oh well, at least I snagged a good tagline.

December 27, 2007 -

"You can't count your days, but you can make your days count."
Harvey Mackay