Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Monday, January 31, 2005

And it rained for 40 days and 40 nights...

So, there was a flood in my building. My stuff is fine, but somebody got all their stuff messed up. It was really beat up. Some guy (of course it was a guy, not that their stupid or anything, but, well, just listen to the end of the story), some guy, tried to hang his shirt on one of those overhead sprinkler. Which set it off and flooded the whole 2nd and 1st floor. So, they had to cut power to the whole building, and then they had to blow dry both of the bottom floors and then they had to pay for everybody's stuff that messed up. And where was I? Well, since I was out of town I only missed my bed for a night. But still. Actually this isn't the first time that this has happened. Some guy (closely related to the first, no doubt) tried to pull the same stunt, to suffer the same result. What is up with you people? This would never happen to a girl, because she wouldn't be trying to hang something up on her ceiling. They're called hangers fellas, look it up.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Eli's B-day

Yo, yo, yo. It's Elijah Wood's birthday, and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday baby!
He's my bachelor crush. Obviously, Brendan is my married one. But I can still have a love for him that burns with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. He's 23 today, so party on, dude! So there you have it.

Steve's Clues

I had a whole post written about Steve Burns and how he was hot, but it got deleted. Soo, here's the link. And Sporticus is hot.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Not Really

Not mine.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

A Cop Story

One day a couple of my friends and I were very, very bored. We were waiting in front of the $1.50 movie theater (formerly $1.00 movie). So we decided to kill some time. We had just recently purchased some kites from a local dollar store, so we took them out and after some finagling (I'm so sure that I spelled that wrong), we got them put together and a little more finagling (again, spelled incorrectly) we got them up into the air. And to be completely honest, and give up any cool points that I might have possilbly havae lying around, I have to say that it was quite fun. I mean, getting them up there and moving them around and fighting the wind. Mary Poppins was right: Flying kites rock! Now it was a pretty good number of people out that night, being that it was the weekend and we were at a movie theater, and we had amassed a bit of a crowd. So, the people were watching our three or four kites perform acts of derring-do and we were all having a blast. Then, out of nowhere, this policeman pulls up near us. We look, but we're not paying any attention, so we just keep on having a good time. It wasn't out of place for a cop to show up at this movie theater when there was a big crowd, just for crowd control and making sure no kids got out of hand. I should probably mention at this point that my friends and I were probably in our later teens at the time. Maybe between 16 and 18. So anyway, there we are, having a ball and this cop gets out of his car and starts walking towards us. He stands on this hill that's near us and beckons us over. Since I'm the oldest, and unofficially the spokesperson, I walk over to him.

"Uh, yeah, I'm going to have to ask you to put those away."

I look around, thinking that perhaps he has mistaken our frivolities for some sort of heinous activity with weapons or at least something naughty involved.

I turn back to him, "Um, well, officer, my friends and I are just having a little fun before the movie."

At this point he gets a little po'd and demands that we put our kites away before we hurt someone. Now, I'd like to draw your attention to that last sentence. Put our kites away before we hurt someone? I was shocked, completely shocked. Wouldn't you be? There were people selling drugs, individuals killing others, babies being left in dumpsters and kids getting raped, and this guy, had taken taxpayer time and money, to tell a couple of teenagers to stop flying kites? Noow, those of you who think, maybe there was a reason. Maybe there were people around or maybe you were around power lines. Well, I can tell you right now that none of this was true, there was no one around and we were very careful not to send the kites up around any power lines. This was sometime after 9/11 and I remember thinking, Osama Bin Laden is out there somewhere and this cop has just cited me for kite flying. I was fuming, but I'm a good citizen so I told my friends of the situation and we put up our kites. The crowd that had formed (at a safe distance) booed and hissed a little, but soon dispersed. Now, I love the police. They do the stuff that I would never do and don't get paid well for it. They put their lives on the one every single day for the wellbeing of me and others like me, and there would be nothing that I could do to make it up to them. But, c'mon that was just ridiculous.*

*This is how the story appeared in my mind, names and events might have been changed because I kinda forgot them. But the general jist is true. Well, I remember there being kites.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

It's Gonna Be a Draven Skye

So.... Long time no see. Seriously, I've slacked off with this thing. But you know me, I'm pretty lazy so the world has to spin on my schedule, baby! But I haven't come here to gloat on the state of my coolness (which is, btw, immense). I came to share with you a little knowledge of cool websites. Well, site. One site. I just think it's a grand ole time so you should check it out. I've got a ton of cool posts floating around in my head, but I've lost the post it note that I write them on. But once I find that get ready. Oh yeah, get ready. Oh, also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWINS!!!! yay!

Monday, January 10, 2005

Peeping Tom

I never thought of it before, but reading people's blogs is sort of like being a peeping tom, except that it's stuff that they want you to read in it. I don't think that anybody really writes in their blog what they really want you to know, because you never know who will really read it, so you don't say anything that will make somebody upset. Well, at least some of us do. A friend of mine just told me tha she would never forgive sombody who read her journal. I didn't know that about her, and it would have never occurred to me. Maybe it's because I watch too much tv where Ferguson has stolen Clarissa's diary from under her bed and has sold the pages at her school. Then again, she's pretty young so there's probably not that much in her life that she wouldn't want to share with anybody. Also, when I was young I had a journal that my mom gave me for Christmas one year. Then something happened and my mom destroyed my room looking for incriminating evidence on me. She totally read my diary and then used the stuff inside against me for a long time. Blogs have become such a phenomenon now, that I send a lot more time reading them then I do writing them. I like knowing what people think about stuff and sharing my thoughts with them. I think that's what attracts people to blogs, and why people keep writing in them. You get a look into people's lives, and yet those people can portray anything that they want to.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Conversation Pt. 1

It's probably pretty illegal to post this, but I don't think he'll mind. It's a converation I had with somebody posted in bits and peices, because it's long as a mofo.

joemann324 : hey
xenite_one_2001: Hola, what's up?
joemann324 : not much
joemann324 : just did some thinking
joemann324 : it freaked me out
xenite_one_2001: What?
joemann324 : yeah
joemann324 : I think I blew up a theory about the war in Iraq
joemann324 : namely that Bush went to war with Iraq for the Oil Companys
xenite_one_2001: Yeah I figured that.
joemann324 : because Iraq was under embargo, therefore a supplier of oil was not producing, this is good for oil companys because with lower supply, you get higher prices, so they would get more money for less work, now with the embargo lifted, the Iraqi oil is in the world market, therefore the price per barrel will fall sometime, because of greater supply, also, the Iraq war has a great possibility of unstablizing the region, that makes the cost of going business in the Middle East greater
joemann324 : doing*
joemann324 : I mean
joemann324 : so I Think if I were an oil company, I Would be scared of the war in Iraq
joemann324 : what do you think?
xenite_one_2001: Well, oil is a limited resource. It's got to run out someday and controlling the oil supplies in the MidEast is controlling a huge part of the market.
joemann324 : well the companys don't want new reserves yet
joemann324 : because that lowers the price
joemann324 : and they want a stabil middle east, regendless of the human rights issues]
xenite_one_2001: Yeah, but they have control over a huge part of the market now. Maybe they're not just thinking short term.
joemann324 : well if we really wanted the oil in Iraq, what we can do is this
xenite_one_2001: Also a stable Middle East will mean more access to the oil reserves for the country.
joemann324 : right, but the Iraq War destabilizes the Middle East
xenite_one_2001: Yeah, but this way they have some chance. And anyway who would stop them if they started pumping oil out of there right now? With Sadaam in power there was no chance.
joemann324 : if we really wanted the oil here is what we do, Ok, we cut a lil deal with Saddam, we get exclusive access to his oil for a cheap price, in turn, Saddam gets the heat off of him, and he can do whatever he wants to his own people
joemann324 : Saddam would not attack us, if we are his loyal customer
xenite_one_2001: Yeah but would we really want ties with someone who a) killed his own people b) we had a war with not too long ago?
joemann324 : well, who give a flying f***, he is giving us cheap oil
xenite_one_2001: Yeah, but how long would people let that slide? In today's moral right-wing country, if an opponent brought that up in a presidential race, Bush wouldn't have lasted long.
joemann324 : well, Bush would say, would you rather have war, or an enemy that is defanged and that we are getting something from

Friday, January 07, 2005

Down with the Sickness

The Aviator, bringing together Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of Titanic, one of the most pretentious hits ever, and and Kate Beckinsale star of Pearl Harbor, one of the most pretentious flops ever. Two words: Yuck y. Seriously folks, Howard Hughes wasn't any kind of hero. The man was like a mega millionaire, and probably a huge pathological liar and died naked in a white room, afraid of any germs that might get inside. Plus, Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn or Maureen O'Hara, or Lucielle Ball or whatever Hollywood redhead she's supposed to be, and it looks like it's going to be crap. So, there's my review, even though, I technically have never seen it. Oh but that would give them a lot of satisfaction, wouldn't it? To have me spend my hard begged money on that movie. Well, I won't do it, they won't get my 7.50 out of me.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

The Bottom Line

Sorry about the huge gap between posts, but I usually don't use the computer once I go home and I've been home for Christmas break. Anyway, I've been reading about the new Matrix Online game that's going to be launched this year. I've been trying to get into a MMORPG lately, mostly because I rarely have any real physical contact. But this thought struck me, I was thinking about the Matrix trilogy and how much better it would have been if they had just stuck with the first one. Then it struck me; maybe the Wachowski's don't care about the series anymore. Just think about how much money they're making from this franchise. The movies, the video game, the Animatrix, and now the online game. Let's not forget about the 60 dollar box set that came out just a little while ago I was going to buy it myself. They are rolling in it. And there is no end in sight. They can keep cranking out stuff, caring neither for the story or the history and just keep making more and more money. So, I think that from now on, I'm just going to just remember the first movie. Just thinking back on the Matrix gives me a lovely feeling inside that makes me know that everything is going to be okay. I don't need Reloaded (minus that freakin' awesome highway chase scene) and Revolutions, I don't need Enter the Matrix or the 28 dvd box set, or any of the other stuff. I can just like that movie just on it's own. This leads into my rant about merchandising and the creative process, but that's another post altogether. I 'll talk about that, why I hate 'the Aviator', and much, much more. So, stay tuned!

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