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Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
9:09 am
LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:same_same
Your haiku:distract us from what
is really happening this
train itself is your
Created by Grahame

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
9:09 am
How common are same_same's interests
basketball (101710)
rain (133907)
running (84467)
skiing (62134)
travel (58800)
buddhism (17880)
david bowie (47798)
johnny cash (15611)
new york city (29338)
placebo (36910)
road trips (38333)
tom waits (11392)
adbusters (2462)
advertising (2819)
aesop rock (3977)
elvis presley (3822)
enlightenment (3872)
etta james (2441)
foreign accents (1025)
gospel (1121)
india (6595)
mysticism (5257)
nina simone (3123)
rockabilly (8465)
stephen malkmus (1271)
the roots (5845)
used bookstores (1829)
writing letters (3253)
alt country (313)
alteregos (17)
angelique kidjo (86)
anton chekhov (295)
bill monroe (132)
black star (524)
caitlin cary (17)
durga (125)
edith wharton (545)
gillian welch (700)
liminal spaces (28)
luxembourg (220)
matthew ryan (61)
personal space (260)
quakerism (323)
richmond va (28)
rl burnside (40)
the jayhawks (364)
transcendence (614)
tribe called quest (947)
twilo (45)
washington redskins (351)
bodh gaya (6)
boulevards of paris (1)
dunkin' donuts cups (1)
facelifts (8)
hannibal smith (6)
olga knipper (1)
the stone coyotes (2)
well-made cornbread (1)

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Thursday, September 9th, 2004
9:52 am

same_same Highway
Bewilderment Avenue3
County Jail55
Please Drive Carefully

Where are you on the highway of life?

From Go-Quiz.com

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
8:35 am
same_same is a restricted area. Authorised personnel only


From Go-Quiz.com

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
10:26 am
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an
escape from emotion; it is not the expression of
personality, but an escape from personality. But, of
course, only those who have personality and emotions
know what it means to want to escape from these
things." - T.S. Eliot

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Monday, April 12th, 2004
9:16 am
Book meme:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"Xingu, as he so rashly called himself, was the youngest son of a powerful king, but he had grown weary of rich attire and banquets and the available princesses in his own realm, and yearned to find in a far land the maiden of his dreams, singing as he went, learning the life of the lowly, and possibly slaying a dragon here and there."
-- The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber

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Friday, February 13th, 2004
10:40 am - indictment on america
Too Much Positive Reinforcement. America is "a culture awash in mediocrity convinced that it's genius." American Coddle from the New York Observer (2/16/04)

How true, how true! On so many levels.

As the droplets ran down his face, American Idol’s resident rapier, Simon Cowell, looked incredulous. After a window-shattering rendition of Shakira’s "Underneath Your Clothes," a rejected contestant, 18-year-old Jonathan Rea of Houston, had walked over to the judges’ table as if to shake Mr. Cowell’s hand, and instead hurled a cup of water at him.

It may have been a watershed moment—not just for Fox’s cheesy talent contest, going strong with 29 million viewers in its third season, but for a culture awash in mediocrity convinced that it’s genius. Mr. Rea’s rage and disbelief at receiving criticism is all too familiar, now that the most coddled generation in American history has come of age.

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Monday, January 26th, 2004
2:57 pm
Bringing the Internet to rural Cambodia: A motorcycle with built-in WiFi roams from village to village, wirlelessly picking up and dropping off emails. Wow.

The electronic pony express

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Friday, January 23rd, 2004
1:56 pm - The Neightborhood Destruction Genre
I went to my friend Leigh's 30th birthday party last Saturday night. With two of her friends who also had nearby birthdays, she rented out the bottom floor of a bar on the lower east side, held open bar for the first two hours, and provided a kick-ass old-timey Dixieland band for entertainment. A really good time all around. It would have been better if it weren't so crowded and we could have danced to the great music, but...

One of the birthday friends is a guy Leigh's known for years, someone named Lockhart Steele. I'll say it again: Lockhart Steele. I was a bit apprehensive to meet him, assuming he would be a lock-jawed upper-crust Connecticut as his name sounds. But he turns out to be a normal, down-to-earth, nice guy. Who would have guessed.

And then today Gawker links to his blog: The Neighborhood Destruction Genre

(It's just a little "Ooh, I very vaguely know a guy who has a passing mention on a popular website!" excitement for the afternoon... There are worse ways to spend the afternoon, I guess.)

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
9:24 am
logging and categorization are appealing to me... so does that mean i'm a bit of a geek? yes. thanks for reinforcing that jesse!

create your own visited country map
or check out these Google Hacks.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003
8:25 am
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
--Albert Camus


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Wednesday, November 26th, 2003
11:30 am
FINGER UPDATE: I talked with Walton on Monday night, and an important piece of information has been misreported. He sliced off his middle finger, not his ring finger as originally reported. That means I screwed up. I cut off the wrong finger.


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Monday, November 24th, 2003
3:50 pm
Another entry detailing my ever-continuing quest to become exactly like Walton...

Yesterday, in the midst of a passionate tussle with a butternut squash -- I wanted it to become soup, it apparently preferred to be thrown in the trash -- I sliced a little corner off the top of the ring finger on my left hand. I spent a couple hours in the ER, only to have the doctor do exactly what I would have done if I'd stayed at home: Clean wound, apply pressure until bleeding stops, dab some antibacterial ointment on, wrap in absurb amounts of gauze. Who needs a doctor??

Walton, as you will all remember, took about a half inch off the same finger a couple years ago when we was abusing a planer... I, with only a quarter of an inch lopped off, am only half the man Walton is. Or maybe I'm double the man. The math is confusing me.

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12:49 pm
copied from some place...

Michael Jackson Song Titles That Will Conveniently Double as His Prison Bitch Name

-- "Billie Jean" [Thriller]
-- "Dirty Diana" [Bad]
-- "Girlfriend" [Off the Wall]
-- "The Girl is Mine" [Thriller]
-- "PYT" (Pretty Young Thing) [Thriller]
-- "Liberian Girl" [Bad]
-- "Albino Man Barbie" [Dangerous B-side]
-- "Sexy Sexy Nose Hole Jackie" [Japanese Import]

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Friday, November 21st, 2003
9:05 am
It's never too early in the morning for some Michael Jackson jokes... (But doesn't it sound like you've heard these before? I think these are recycled from his first run-in with the law.)

Q: What do Michael Jackson and Dr. Spock have in common?
A: They both know how to rear a child.

Q: Did you hear the title of Michael Jackson's latest song?
A: "Don't let your son go down on me."

Q: How many Michael Jacksons does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. Michael Jackson only screws little boys!

Oh those are bad. And I'm sure there are worse ones out there...

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Monday, November 17th, 2003
8:56 am
All within the last week or so:

- My friend, only a year older than me, with a new divorce (see last entry)
- My friend's mother unexpectedly dies. She had health problems, but no one saw her passing away this soon. Her daughter (my friend) is supposed to get married in a few months. I'm going to the memorial service later today.
- My grandmother can't come to Virginia for Christmas because she's becoming too ill, so Christmas will be in Ohio this year. Oh, wait, maybe she can come after all. Christmas is back in Virginia. No, no, actually she's taken a turn for the worse. Back to Ohio.
- And there was another one, I think...

I'm making light of this, and these are not things to play with. This is all serious stuff. But damn. This isn't right on some level. There are malevolent beings playing with fate this week.

And it's raining today. Of course.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003
12:17 pm
Me: Hey, what's up?
Him: You know our lunch plans today?
Me: Yeah...
Him: I gotta cancel.
Me: I knew it. You always cancel. You slacker.
Him: Yeah, I know.
Me: Well... do you want to reschedule?
Him: I was served divorce papers this morning. I'm going to be busy most of the day.
Me: ...
Him: Hello? Hello?
Me: ...

What do you say to that?
He only got married, like, a year ago.
I didn't particularly like her, but never told him.
I'm never getting married.

(don't tell Claire.)

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Friday, November 7th, 2003
3:39 pm - sometimes when you look for yourself, this is what you find

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Monday, October 27th, 2003
9:03 am - too lazy to post his own thoughts, he relies on the words of others...
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened
of the old ones."
--John Cage

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Friday, October 24th, 2003
8:52 am
"It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution."
--Oscar Wilde

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