Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I've put this everywhere else....

So I might as well put it here. I know that a few of you are going to read this and say, yeah right, and all that, but I've heard from various sources that this one works, and if I'm wrong then we're all just out of a little time, and no money.

I know that some of you have credit cards, and you can help me get a really cool new computer.This is a very real, quite legit way of getting some free stuff and I need your help. I need to get 18 people to sign up, but you don't need to stay signed up forever. So, there you go. Steps:

1. Cut and Paste the link at the bottom of the post, or just click on it.

2. Complete one of the offers, such as the free AOL trial withMusicnet and as soon as it becomes verified, just cancel thesubscription.

....You can help me to start on your way...

3. Refer some friends to do the same thing, or post an ad on ebay toget others to do the same thing.
4. Claim your FREE LAPTOP!!! :)Take advantage of this offer!Copy and Paste the link below to your address bar: http://www.notebooks4free.com/default.aspx?r=484090

Basically, we're just doing there advertising for them, and it saves them a lot of money, so they're able to scratch our backs, so to speak.

Anyway, if you do decide to do it, thanks!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Video Something

I was just watching this show on MTV 2 and it's like, songs that they put to video games. Like the characters are playing the instruments and singing and all that. I really liked it, and thought that I would share that with you. The main point of this post, however, has nothing to do with that, and leaves me with the feeling that I shouldn't have brought it up at all, but I've already typed so much that I really don't feel like going back and starting over. Anyway, so I was just thinking of how much a hassle that kids are. I mean, I still think I'll have kids, and I'm somebody's kid so I appreciate it, but if you think about it logically, in today's age, who would want to have any kids at all? They're like a financial, spirtual, and psychological black hole. You pour money, and love, and effort into this kid in the desperate hope that they won't be spoiled, or dumb, or losers, which (let's face it) is a very small chance. Financially it's the worst. You spend money on diapers, school clothes, braces, and college tuition. Then what if your kid turns out to be a loser, what, you have to pay for them the rest of your life? I just don't see how that small time when your kid is not a jerk makes up for the time that they are. And heaven forbid that I get one of those 'I-don't-wanna-wait' kids (I call them that because they act like they're on Dawson's Creek). They think their life is so bad, and you are so mean, and they think they can treat you any kind of way. Well, back to the point, I'm not going to say that there are no good kids. I mean, I know some. Kids that are smart or at least honest, or innocent or some redeeming quality that makes up for them being, you know, kids. But on the whole, why do parents do it? If I were my own mother I would have kicked me out once I learned to walk. Anyway, maybe once I'm a parent I'll understand.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Not Really Much Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water

Wednesday night is the Lost season premier, and I for one, can't wait. There are a lot of shows that I'm looking forward to (or have already enjoyed) this season. So, I thought that I'd tell you guys what I'm watching, and maybe you can tell me too.

Bones - Tuesdays @ 8:00pm - FOX
This show started last week, and the premier was pretty good. It's the story of Temperence Brennan, a doctor whose like a forensic something or other, and Stooly Been (actually that's not his name, but I can't think of it, and I don't feel like looking it up. It is something like that though) whose an FBI agent who needs Dr. Brennan to help him solve his harder cases. The name of the show comes in because that's Temperence's nickname. Like "Spooky" Mulder. Anyway , so the acting was good, the dialogue was sharp, and the plot was solid. It's kind of like CSI, a lot like Law and Order, good tv, but nothing groundbreaking. I will keep watching though, and try to keep up.

Rome - Sundays @ 9:00pm - HBO
This is one of those shows that come along once in a while. It is an epic! Everything is big; the cast, the sets, and the drama. You wouldn't think that ancient Rome could have so much crap going on, but it does. And this is my favorite new show of the season. I love it. It's an ensemble cast, with two warriors (Pullo and Veronus), a tyrant and his right hand man (Julius Cesar and Mark Antony), a leader and his advisors in the Senate (Pompeii and Cato), and many more. The whole show kind of centers on Pullo and Veronus, but everybody else features prominately. My favorite new character: Atia. She's conniving, evil, ambitious, and just downright dirty. But she has gumption, and I'll be darned if I can hate her. I can't. I'm just more and more disturbed (enthralled?) at the extent of her power and cajones. So, check that out. They show the new eps on Tuesdays as well, and sometimes on Fridays. Go to the website to find all about it.

Arrested Development - Mondays @ 8:00pm - FOX
This show has been on for two years already, but if you've missed it, then you really should tune in. It's the story of Michael Bluth, the son of a wealthy developer who goes to jail. It's up to Michael to keep the family together. This is easier said than done, simply because his family is completely insane. I mean, this show is just downright hilarious. I've watched it for a while, and you keep waiting for it to lose it's punch (simply because you assume that this could not keep up forever), but it doesn't. So, check this one out too, I swear it should come back with a money-back guarantee, because there is no way that it's not hilarious to everybody.

Lost - Wednesday @ 9:00 pm - ABC
I just love this show. Man, it's weird. But in a good way. If you missed it last season, don't even bother trying to keep up. No, seriously, it make take a little work, but really try to watch it. I love it, and it's turning out to be really great.

So, there you have it, my shows for this season. I just realized that Rome is at odds with Family Guy, so I don't know what I'm going to do about that. Maybe watch Rome during the commercials, and then turn when Family Guy goes off. That's probably what I'll have to do. I guess then I can just watch the beginning at another time. Or maybe they play the same episode twice. Sometimes they do that when it's a new episode. It looks like they don't. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be able to work something out. Anyway, check out these shows and more, and don't forget Family Guy of course. Just keep watching.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Bush Apologizes?!?!?!? In Other News; Hell Freezes Over, and Israel and Palestine Go Out For Ice Cream Sundaes

When I read this, I thought it had to be a joke. Or you know, a Bushism, where you know that he's sorry, and he knows that you know, and everybody knows that he's in the wrong, but he tap dances around the actual words 'sorry', or 'I apologize'. But he really said it. I can't belive it, but he did. Check out this article about it: I mean, granted he's not apologizing for killing thousands of people, with no justification, and ultimately no goal or timeline, and he's not apologizing for supporting an education initiative that undermines the creativity, imagination, and free thinking of our children. And he's not apologizing for just getting on my nerves 95% of the time, but you know, it's a start.

Hell Freezes Over: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050913/ap_on_go_ot/katrina_washington

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Two Tiers, Motherf**ker, two tiers!/ Teeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyy

So, last Monday night was a Reno 911 marathon. I just thought that I'd mention that. Anyway, I just picked up a new album by an artist named Jamie Lidell called 'Multiply'. It's actually really, really good. Now, I'm going to tell you right off the bat that Jamie is white. Yes, he's a white, English, soul singer. But let me tell you something else. He's actually quite good. He has a way of channeling some of the great soul singers of the past while keeping a really cool contemporary sound. Anyway, the title track, 'Multiply', is a real toe tapper. And if that doesn't appeal to you, then you can blame me for the use of the phrase 'toe tapper'. Anyway, seriously good stuff. I found out about him at heavy.com, but also I heard about him on NPR, which is weird, becuase you wouldn't think that they would cross paths. Anyway, not only is this album really great, you'll probably be the only person on your block with this album, so be the cool one and pick it up.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Kanye's 'Rant'

By now, most of you have heard about Kanye West going off topic at some relief telethon last week. I thought maybe you'd want to check it out yourself. I did and now I have a new respect for Kanye. I don't know if this whole Katrina thing was a race issue. But it surely is a class issue, and if one race is more portrayed in a certain class than others then, maybe it does become one. It is obvious that the more wealthy in a community in this situation, the richest people are going o get out first, and the less advantaged are going to try to hold on to the little that they have. Anyway, It's not always about race, but this is ceratinly a class issue that should (but never will be) dealt with. Anyhow, at least you can respect the man for (clearly) being nervous, but saying what he thought he had to say, and not being afraid to tell it like it is. Here's a transcript of it, but you really need to hear Kanye's voice to feel it:

Myers: The landscape of the city has changed dramatically, tragically and perhaps irreversibly. There is now over 25 feet of water where there was once city streets and thriving neighborhoods.
(Myers throws to West, who looked extremely nervous in his super-preppy designer rugby shirt and white pants, which is not like the arrogant West and which, in retrospect, should have been a tip-off.)
West: I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!
(West throws back to Myers, who is looking like a guy who stopped on the tarmac to tie his shoe and got hit in the back with the 8:30 to La Guardia.)
Myers: And subtle, but in many ways even more profoundly devastating, is the lasting damage to the survivors' will to rebuild and remain in the area. The destruction of the spirit of the people of southern Louisiana and Mississippi may end up being the most tragic loss of all.
(And, because Myers is apparently as dumb as his Alfalfa hair, he throws it back to West.)
West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!
(Back to Myers, now looking like the 8:30 to La Guardia turned around and caught him square between the eyes.)
Myers: Please call . . .
At which point someone at NBC News finally regained control of the joystick and cut over to Chris Tucker, who started right in with more scripted blah, blah, blah.

Also check out this article in the Washington Post. Now, like I said, I don't know if I agree with everything that he said, but I do agree with the sentiment, and I have to say Go Kanye, and tell it.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket