November 2003 Archives
Hmm... Custom crochet laptop sleeves. That gives me an idea! Actually, I'd already been thinking about knitting an iBook case, but this might spur me to do it.
Mukluk has a new wintery look, just cuz. If everything is still that drab grey, you might need to hit reload. The archive and comment pages will have the old look until I get around to fixing them. [Update: Still winterifying some templates, but I have installed a plug-in called smartypants which makes "quotes" and 'apostrophes' look much nicer.]
OK, this isn't a link. More of a request for a link. Last night I saw a commercial for the movie "Bad Santa" with John Ritter (and others). And I got to thinking, How many actors have put in fine distinguished careers, only to have the last film they ever made turn out to be a stinker. (Not saying that "Bad Santa" won't be a cinemagraphic tour-de-force. I haven't even seen it.) But if you were John Candy, would you say, "Ah, I've completed Wagons East; I can die a happy man." I wonder if there's a list anywhere of the last films actors made before they died.
The election results are not all in, but it looks like former dictator Rios Montt will not be coming back in to power in Guatemala, since he is currently sitting in third place. There may still be a need for a run-off election between the first place (Oscar Berger, Guatemala City mayor) and second place (Alvaro Colom, centre-left) candidates.
Charles Johnson describes a really interesting alternative to the typical creative writing course. I haven't taken any writing classes outside of high school and university English, so I don't really know what a typical class would be, but his approach appeals to me.
i was shopping for fair trade christmas presents online, and i came across the oxfam visa card on the oxfam site with an oxfam visa, $0.10 from every puchase you make is donated to oxfam, and you don't have to do anything! so, i applied here and it was really cool. i filled in the application, and the screen flashed "you will have your decision in less than 10 seconds" and then.. ta da..... i am approved. i like this. when i got my mastercard from the credit union, it took for freaking ever.
at the last minute, i noticed an amnesty visa too. but i already write letters for amnesty, so i thought i'd stick with oxfam for my visa.
I think this means I can now sign checks with "eyes: brown". Somehow entering my name and address didn't prove that I wanted their magazine, but this does.
This random name generator uses US census data to create names for your fictional characters or imaginary friends. You select the obscurity level (from Charles Kemp to Magaly Neddo).