Thursday, September 24, 2009

Round 3. Fight!

Best. election. video. ever!
I know it's old, but I just saw this now... on... wait for it... Uncyclopedia
By the way, don't you just hate that "wait for it" bit? I was reading something last night and there was that "wait for it", and after I read the next line and saw what I was waiting for, I asked myself: Why did I just have to wait for that?

Iranians Get Their Green - From the Wizard of Oz!

The Wall Street Journal reports: Iranian activists — trying to blanket New York City with their trademark green color — lobbied to bathe the top of the Empire State Building in green light all this week during their rallies against Iran’s president, who is visiting the United Nations.

The request was rejected. But on Thursday, to the protesters’ delight, it will be green anyway, for another reason: an “Emerald Gala” for the 70th anniversary of the film “The Wizard of Oz.”

Organizers have notified their email lists, and many demonstrators plan to stand under the building and cheer when it lights up in the evening. Photographers documenting the protests plan to post the view online for inspiration around the globe, organizers said.

“The universe is smiling and the stars are aligned!” wrote one blogger, named Anonymous Iran. “I’m so happy I could cry!”

The green lighting will happen the same day demonstrators plan to unfurl a nearly mile-long green banner across the Brooklyn Bridge. Sadra Shaba, a 24-year-old graduate student and protest organizer for Voices for Iran, said protesters “consider anything that’s green part of our movement. Even the Statue of Liberty is green.”

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Updated Musings on Me

I got to spend some time enjoying the unspeakably beautiful weather in Central Park. Gotta soak it up before old man winter arrives.

I went out with P again. We met "for coffee", but we didn't actually have coffee. We went shopping instead, and then had dinner. It was fun.

Trying to figure out my taxes. The catch is: to get all your deductions and credits and minimize your tax burden, you need to be making enough to justify hiring a tax professional.

I considered taking a certificate course this semester in business administration, but after talking it over with my brain trust I decided to spend a few hundred on books for now instead of a few grand on the course. I'll reconsider more formal education again later.

Baucus Tells Health Insurers to Shut Up

"We cannot allow government officials to target individuals or companies because they do not like what they have to say," McConnell said. "Is this what we believe as a Senate -- that this body should debate a trillion-dollar health care bill that affects every American while using the powerful arm of government to shut down speech?"
more by Mitch McConnell - 13 hours ago - Huffington Post

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ARM Reveals Faster Chip - and Odd Pic

Wow ARM, I gotta hand it to you...
(Image courtesy of Engadget)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fashion's Night Out NYC was HOT

It was a fun weekend. I tried to leave work ASAP on Thursday evening to get back to the city for Fashion's Night Out. The plan was to hit the Fifth Avenue shops first, and then meet some friends in SoHo to check out the goings on there. Well, as soon as I walked into one of the couture shops a super cute guy came over and asked if I wanted to get a drink with him. (Conveniently, the stores were offering complimentary drinks. It was a very party atmosphere for the occasion.) At first I wasn't sure if he was for real or he was a model hired for the occasion and this was the way they were treating all their guests! We hung out in the store for a while, met the label's founder, then went for a few cocktails at a restaurant on the block before heading downtown in a limo to a cute little wine bar in Chelsea.

Saturday night I was back in Chelsea at a club where I have been crushing on a cute new gogo boy. I find it kind of embarrassing to go tip gogos when I'm with my friends, especially if said friend might kinda have a crush on me... Is there an etiquette to this?

After that, I met up again with the fashion guy I met Thursday (Call him P). I think I really like him. Then I rushed home to get the car back before my Mom or Dad wakes up and realizes I was out past 3:00AM. ("You're old enough I can't tell you what to do, but the car must be back...")

Sunday I went to a housewarming party a friend was making; he just moved in with his boyfriend to a new apartment. I told P about it and he considered coming with me, but then he had just gotten back from exercising and was tired.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Memo to PR Department

Important announcements should not be scheduled for April 1. Thank you.

Thursday, September 03, 2009