Monday, August 28, 2006

Hurricane on the Bayou

After great pain, a formal feeling comes-
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs-
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?
The Feet, mechanical, go round-
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought-
A Wooden way
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone-
This is the Hour of Lead-
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freeing persons, recollect the Snow-
First-Chill-then Stupor-then letting go-
ca. 1862 Emily Dickinson

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Somewhere in Politics

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 30% Conservative, 70% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Monday, August 07, 2006

Working Girl

My sister, Trixie, and I talk on a daily basis just about. She's really plugged in to the entertainment Matrix and knows all the Hollywood gossip before I get a chance to even process it. Marshall tries to keep up with me, but I have to keep up with both of them.

We talked earlier today about incidental daily stuff, but no mention of what she emailed me later on. Here it is:

"The New York Daily News reports [Jessica] Simpson is mulling over whether to star in an update of 1988's "Working Girl," which earned Melanie Griffith an Oscar nod for playing a big-haired, baby-voiced secretary with executive-level dreams.

Confirms her flack to the paper, "It is one of the scripts Jessica is considering."

Baby girl, as Valerie Cherish would say, consider no more. If you dare to even come close enough to even put your, what I presume to be fat feet, in Tess McGill's shoes, you'll be in a whole lot of trouble. Granted Melanie was drinking and snorting coke during the filming of this movie, but it just goes to show what a great acting job she pulled off while doing so. All the booze and coke in the world wouldn't be enough to get you to be as subtle as Melanie in that part. Don't. Even. Go. There.

Now, for your enjoyment, some quotes from the movie (They're all favorites so in no particular order):

1.Cynthia: Can I get ya anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?

2.[Looking through Katherine Parker's wardrobe]
Cynthia: Six thousand dollars? It's not even leather!

3. Tess McGill: I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?

4. Tess McGill: [to Katherine] Look, you, maybe you've got everyone around here fooled with this saint act you have going, but do not ever speak to me again like we don't know what really happened, you got me?
Katherine Parker: Tess, this is business. Let's just bury the hatchet, okay?
Tess McGill: You know where you can bury your hatchet? Now get your bony ass outta my sight!

5.Tess McGill: What if he doesn't?... pop the question?
Katherine Parker: I really don't think that's a variable. We're in the same city now, I've indicated that I'm receptive to an offer, I've cleared the month of June... and I am, after all, me.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dog Days of Summer

It's the Sunday before I start back at work, so please no:

"Aw, poor baby"

playing an imaginary violin with your thumb and index finger


throwing me a surprise pity party.

I'm not feeling sorry for myself. This has officially been declared, by me, The Summer of Carlos. I had a very informal list of things to do and I've done practically most of them. Here's my very informal list that I am forcing myself to type from the recesses of my brain.

1. Go on vacation (check)
2. Fly via airplane to my destination because driving for hours is highly overrated after Katrina.(check)
3. Stay in a fancy hotel (check...The Hilton Resort near Magic Kingdom)
4. Go to The New Orleans Museum of Art (check)
5. Redo my bedroom. (check...almost)
6. Attend an outdoor summer activity (Future Check...going to Zephyrs Baseball game Friday - Thanks, Julie!)
7.Buy The Comeback DVD with Lisa Kudrow...(check...bought it the day it went on sale)

So, on this Sunday, like every other Sunday before work begins in the fall, I usually start feeling anxious and disgusted that I wasted another summer doing nothing. I don't feel that way today of all days. I can look back on these past weeks and know that I've been places and I've done things that I'd not done in a long time.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Analyze This

Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful

You've got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.
Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.
A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.
You blog for yourself - and you don't care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!

What's Your Blogging Personality?

I'm not sure I agree with this assessment, but oh well.