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Friday, October 22, 2004
It's been a whirlwind day. Just all kinds of craziness.
Seems like a lot of crazy goings on in Austin this week. Check out Austin Stories for some of the more political blog controversies of the week.
So I saw the clip on The Daily Show of Fidel Castro falling and I thought it was pretty hilarious until I talked to PJ:
Omar: ...and then they showed a clip of fidel castro falling flat on his face. it was awesome.
PJ: he broke his arm and knee :(
Omar: What!? Oh. That's sad. I didn't know that part. It's not funny then. Or awesome.
My response after finding out he broke his arm and knee? Certainly not glee.
But then I read this story on CNN. What the FUCK is wrong with Richard Boucher? Damn! Do you wish him a speedy recovery? "No."
DUDE! A guy fell and broke his arm and knee! I don't care who you are, just shut up if you don't have something useful to say. Don't be a dick, Richard. My God.
Here are some other things you could have said, Richard:
"No. Seriously. I have no comment."
"Well, thems the breaks... No, wait, I apologize for saying that. It was a dick move. Please don't print that."
"We don't talk about people falling down and getting bones broken."
"He's human, I'm human. Shit breaks sometimes. It sucks. Sorry, Castro."
"Well, being that I didn't just break my arm and my knee just now, I probably don't know how that feels or am not enough of a rampaging dickhead to wish that on another human being. We're a compassionate administration."
Is there a way we can have a separate election just to vote this jackass out of office?
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Futher adventures and disappointments in pumpkin carving
Sadly, my first pumpkin ever is no more. You can read the gory details in Li'l Floaty Omie Head's XL Blog today.
Also, had forgotten to post about two videogame reviews I wrote recently: "Burnout 3" and "Pikmin 2.
I don't remember if I linked before to my "Strangers with Candy Season 3" and "Crank Yankers Season One" DVD reviews, but here they are if you missed them, too.
Some other odds and ends:
Believe the hype on the new Green Day album. It's probably the best CD I've heard this year. It sounds like Green Day, but then it doesn't. Both PJ and Rebecca said that some songs on "American Idiot" don't sound like Green Day at all, but to me I think it just extends their range and shows their ambition. Check it out. It's just a fantastic rock album.
We went and saw The Pixies again last night at Stubb's and it was pretty much what we expected. Great music, great venue, very good concert. I'll try to write more about that later.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
My name is Omar G. and I do not approve of this Web site. But it's funny.
Monday, October 18, 2004
Gayer than gay
New Smallville recap is up:
For That Deep Going Down On A Body Thirst — Smallville cheerleaders live in a town so gay that they have to spike the Gatorade with Kryptonite to make the boys sleep with them. Yikes. Also, Lex wins back Clark's friendship, and Chloe wears a cheerleading uniform in this Very Special Gay Episode.
Happy journalversary to Jette, whose online writing turns six years old. Congrats!
I've been thinking a lot about this site as journalers are wont to do when an anniversary for their site comes up. One week from today, Terribly Happy turns four years old and I don't really have anything planned to mark the occasion.
I considered throwing a big party to celebrate and then I asked two good journaling friends whether they would ever open up their houses to all their readership to just come over and party. They laughed at me and I think they feared for my sanity.
Long-time readers know that although I update almost every day now, the length and the complexity of the entries here are not what they used to be. I used to update journal entries three times a week whether I wanted to or not. I'd stay up till 1 or two in themorning, pushing everything else aside every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday night. I think I wrote some really good entries. I was also killing my love life, not sleeping and, by the end of the second year, not really enjoying it that much anymore.
So we have what we have now. I love my site and writing when I find the time to here. I love my readers. I think I probably have a lot fewer of them now than I did when I was writing those long, time-consuming entries, but everything is a trade-off, you know? One very close friend confessed to me a while back that he stopped reading my site so often when I started "Bloggystyle." He just didn't like the shorter, blog-style entries and felt my writing suffered in the transition.
But I'm a lot happier. I have a life. I don't three hours every week creating happyface images and poring through old clip art and renaming files. It was a laborious process and now I just write, click a few buttons, and it's out there.
Four years is a long time in the online world and I admire the people who have been doing this even longer -- how they keep their writing fresh and funny and respect their readers by not writing then there's nothing to say.
And I think the biggest trap most young writers fall into is spending more time writing than they do living life. And a writer who hasn't taken the time to live life is going to run out of things to write about very quickly.
New comic up today on Space Monkeys!
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