Vacation time!

I need to use up critical vacation time before I leave this joint. Here’s my tentative plan:
I’m taking a few days before the 4th of July. That will leave me with a full week and some change. Then I was thinking of taking a good 4 days to a week sometime in August.
Jax, I know you’re going to bloody Aruba in Sept for like a full week. Bastard.
Fresh off the wires suggestion: Vegas. August 6-8th. Sounds very tempting.

If any of you other people (all 2 of you) have any suggestions, hooook it up!

South Korea Grieves, Condemns Hostage Killing

That title went across the wires last night. How can you condemn and grieve something that your own country helped to create. Why did they help to create it? It is because they had the power to stop it & they failed to use that power. There is no difference between the ones doing the beheading and the ones standing around not stopping it. They are equally guilty for murder and here’s why.

I read somewhere that there were 5 men standing in the back watching the beheading of this poor Korean man. Those men will surely go to hell, but a lot of people didn’t see the 6th party. The 6th party is the Korean government. They were given and ultimatum and they failed to act on it. They failed to make the choice between the death of this innocent man or further contribute to the flames burning in the Middle East. There is simply no value for life, I swear.

It makes me sad how nations can take advantage of their people through these events that they, themselves, help to create. How will they use the beheading incident? Very simple. Revenge. We must take revenge will be on the lips of most Korean politician. I guess revenge also helps to justify sending 3000 kids to war.

Bachelor Clinton's Money Book!

From the WSJ:
“Elsewhere, Danny Gainsburg, a partner in Politics and Prose in Washington, said the bookstore had sold close to 2,000 copies of “My Life” by 4:30 p.m. “This is the best first day we’ve had with a book,” said Mr. Gainsburg. On the West Coast, the Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif., said it sold 45 copies of the memoir in the first 3½ hours of the selling day. “It’s not Harry Potter, but it’s flying off the shelves,” said Ryan Coonerty, a vice president.”

2000? Definitely impressive. I used to work at Barnes & Noble, so I’ve seen fat people throw a fit because you don’t have their popular, new release. When they want a book, they want it right then and there! It’s like food to them. They want you to call every other B&N in a 500 mile radius to find it! No ifs and buts! haha. It was funny sometimes, I swear. Once I was actually able to find a copy of a book that was supposedly sold out—the customer ended up tipping me $5 bucks. I told her, “Ma’am, I can’t take tips.” She insisted that I do, so since I was only in the 10th grade & Taco Bell was just across the street, so naturally, I pocketed the money before she had a chance to change her mind. I’m Indian, ok. I am taught to pick up pennies off the street, for God’s sake.

Fuckin' Atkins

So I was strolling along the internet today, when lo and behold I came across this news snipet from Yahoo news.

It seems as though farmers as well as scientist think they can grow a POTATO with less carbs in it. Isn’t that absolutely ridiculous? Are we going to make everything with less carbs now? I don’t think that is going to slove the problem america has of people eating themselves to death. There are countries in this world where people die from not having enough food. It makes me sick. I feel like our country is so gluttonous
(hope thats how you spell it). We want everything in excess. I’m not trying to say that I have never been a glutton. I admit at times I am. But at least I make the concious effort everyday not to be. I just wanted to share.

Check out the full story!

Ooh…Iraqi Brothels!

Sex is truly a universal language. Arabic is far from being sexy or universal (very similar to the Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean , Vietnamese [again] and all those eastern languages EXCEPT Urdu–a.k.a. the language of loooouve). No surprises there. Anyway, here’s an interesting article summarizing why the coalition is so confused in their occupation efforts.

Books…

Anyone recommend any good books that I could read. No Harry Potter and not something that’s on the level of difficutly like that DaVinci Code book that I’ve heard is a tough one….I’ve not read a book in years.

One More Head…

“The South Korean government vowed Monday to proceed with plans to send 3,000 more troops to Iraq despite a threat by militants to cut off the head of a South Korean hostage, who begged for his life in a videotape.”
Truly a sad-sad situation. This was in an article talking about the 4 soldiers recently ambushed inside a walled compound. Read the story here.

Sleeping With Paris

Sleeping With Paris
Am I the only person in this world who hasn’t had a piece of Paris? God damn it! This snap is from The MTV Movie Awards last week. Photographer: A guy named Arjan runs the site I’m linked to (click photo). I think he’s a freelace photographer & writer. Very nice, indeed.

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