Saturday, July 29, 2006

quite silly

quite silly
Originally uploaded by domo_arigato.

I saw this in the Metro on Thursday. Just what, exactly, is this poster supposed to be conveying?

I wanted to wait until a girl in a very silly outfit wlked past, and then take a picture of him looking at her outfit, with that expression. But I didn't.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I just found out that they're making a CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! It's coming out in March '07.

I've been waiting for this since Vanilla Ice's career died!

Seriously. I used to live for TMNT in the afternoons. I totally hearted Raphael. Such a dreamy, rebellious turtle...


I eventually moved my swooning on to better pastures (ahem, spiderman, ahem) around 8th grade, but I still get all swoony when I think of my turtle with the red bandana.

... and yes, for the record, this entry should be taken lightly, because I am talking about cartoon characters. I don't REALLY have a crush on a fictional turtle. Honestly.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Silly expectations!

I signed onto AOL, and there was a link promising to give you "quirky summer date ideas!". I followed it, thinking that even if I didn't use these ideas for dates, I'd be interested to hear what they were. I saw Horseback Riding near the top of the list, and since I rode competitively for a little over 10 years, I thought "Hey, maybe it'll have something interesting" and clicked on the link.

What it turned out to be was a listing of single men across the country who liked horseback riding, on "Love@AOL, by".


And that's when I noticed something about Guy #2, COWBOYYUP. He was 38, but listed himself as only being interested in women who were 22-40. "AS IF," I thought, "He should readjust his thinking to have more of a spread, like 32-45." I, personally, don't think that many 22 year old women should be dating men who are 38. I know it happens sometimes, but if it's his dating *RULE*...

Guy #1, "HorseRidingHero" (who, by the way, didn't look like a hero...), was realistic though. He was 24, and looking for a woman 18-26. That's a resonable range, right?

However, my curiosity and desire to find patterns in things was peeked, and I quickly moved on to see what exactly IS the age range these guys were looking for? It turns out that most men over the age of 35 preferred a woman younger than he was, while men in their 20s gave a reasonable age range, from a few years younger to a few years older. Here are some of the older-wanting-younger examples (incidentally, who thought up these names??):

1. Painthor: 55 years old, looking for a woman 30-50
2. Kevinjp504: 41 years old, looking for a woman 26-44
3. Ace107: 54 years old, looking for a woman 32-54
4. Mebcowboy: 50 years old, looking for a woman 30-47
5. asweetcharm: 43 years old, looking for a woman 35-40
6. dawesner: 51 years old, looking for a woman 25-45
7. JYouseff: 41 years old, looking for a woman 25-43
8. S4865: 44 years old, looking for a woman 20-44
9. Sparky478: 54 years old, looking for a woman 30-45
10. Mitchnew2: 32 years old, looking for a woman 24-32

One that also caught my eye was 'SlimDandy23', who's ad says "I am a 23 yearold male who has been threw more crap than anyone should ever have too go threw..." First of all, for the love of pete, use spell check or a grammar book! But what really gets me is that he uses his alotted paragraph to assure us all that things have happened to him, by the wee age of 23, that have obviously left him with huge baggage. Why would you do that to your ad, Slim?? *sigh*

Also, there was "workingaround, who advertised himself as a 43 year old man. Sorry Working. You're totally, like, 60!! If you don't want people knowing how old you are, don't put THAT picture on your 43 year old profile!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Oh, it's been so long!

I haven't actually written much for the past few months.

Sorry about that (though I doubt it's that big of a deal. If you ask me, images are more fun anyways).

I think the most effective way to go about this will be a list!

1. Today Garth and I are going to the Apple store. He is buying a Powerbook. I am getting an iPod for 1/2 off because I am a student, and he's buying a Powerbook, and there's a deal on iPods for students buying powerbooks.

2. As previously posted, my sofites are hanging at Murky Coffee right now, and they're getting a great review, and selling rather nicely.

3. I'm going to be learning to play Civilization 4 soon. I hope I don't get addicted, but I probably will.

4. My summer class is "eh". Sometimes the teacher brings her dog to class. I really like that bit. Other bits not so much.

5. Kim and I are going to New York in August. It will be ultra-fabulous and I AM SO EXCITED!!!

6. Drea and I will be going to New York in November. I am also SO EXCITED!!!

7. Garth and I threw a great 4th of July party, where I spent all day cooking, and he spent all day building a desk. And then we played Apples to Apples and had fun. And Paolo had to help us move the desk after it was built because it's as heavy as a small horse (and a little bit bigger than one).

8. I am, at this moment, enjoying a delicious Iced Caramel Latte, made by Sadaat (who is awesome, btw). And I can feel myself getting fatter, despite trying to be on a diet, because I had an espresso brownie for breakfast (I'm not very good at this game...).

9. My fish, Sparticus, got Fin Rot this past week, and his beautiful, Beta Fins were melting away into transparent nothingness, until I bought some anti-bacterial tablets for his tank. It's only day 3 of the treatment though, so I have yet to see much improvement. MY POOR FISHY!!!!!

10. I am officially "trained" on the bar, and could make each an every one of you a delicios latte, or cappuccino, or chai! But whether or not you'd get pretty latte art, like Ryan, Aaron, and jonathan can make, is left up to chance. Sometimes mine looks great. Other times it looks... well, terrible.

I *think* that's it. It seems like a good update to me! And besides, Garth just showed up, and I have an iPod to buy!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

... I also have my paintings on display in the back room.
For more images see my Flickr page (

It's ON!!!

My softies are finally up and for sale at Murky Coffee.


Everybody should stop by and peek at them and read their stories. And then, if you like one, you can buy it!


Originally uploaded by domo_arigato.
Carpetti loves to eat!! He is from Italy, and his favorite thing to eat is Fettuccini with Cappucino sauce (but he will devour any dish you put in front of him).

When he gets wet, his tightly curled coat will spring into an enormous afro, and his eyes will disappear behind his fluffiness!

Also, please don't leave Carpetti alone with siberian hamsters. He is very afraid of them.



Originally uploaded by domo_arigato.
Flossy is a sweet little softie, who talks like Beaker from the Muppets. In fact, the day she met Beaker at a 'Muppet Show' convention was the happiest day of her life, because he understood what she was saying. After that day she put pictures of Beaker up all over her walls.

The thing she loves most about herself is her pink, outie belly-button. "I feel like it gives me a certain pizazz," she explains when asked why she loves it so much.


Monday, July 03, 2006

And it floods... again.

I have to say that I'm not complaining, because I seriously love big storms (although I'll admit to being pretty terrified that day a week or two ago when we had the freak electrical storm. S-C-A-R-Y (but cool)!!

Anyhow. Today there was more storming! Garth and I got totally soaked coming out of AMC Hoffman after 'Devil Wears Prada', and then there was this blackout that lasted for hours (and was actually still going on, the last time we talked... which was about 45 minutes ago). Anyhow, it was a great evening. We played cards in the dying light of the evening, and actually enjoyed going to McDonald's for dinner at 10pm. It was nice :)

Anyhow. It has been raining so hard lately!! But, because pictures speak louder than words, here you are:
1. The Masonic Temple from Garth's sunroom on a bright, sunny day.
2. The masonic temple from Garth's sunroom in the rain.