Archive for August 29th, 2001


I would say that my tolerance for gruesome or violent footage is fairly low. I have no desire to desensitize myself enough to be able to watch much of the stuff that is out there. I’ve managed to stomach the occasional guy getting run over or shot or stabbed or puked on, but it’s not without my stomach feeling uneasy for a while and the blood leaving my legs. Now, there’s a bit of controversy over a video clip from Korea showing two kittens being killed, prepared and cooked. The outrage is growing. I’ll add my opinions later when I decide what they are. You can find a link to the site and then the video from that article if you’re interested. I don’t feel like linking directly to the site. I barely like going to the site.. too much porn and stuff everywhere. I haven’t had the courage yet to watch the kitty video. I’ll let ya know if I do. Or let me know if you do. Now tell me what you think.


There was a skit in last week’s SNL that just about killed me. I just think Horatio Sanz is great. He cracks me up like no other. Anyway, I saved the clip. You can get it here. It’s about 6 minutes long and 30 MB. It actually looks better if you view it at 200% in my opinion. And for all you Mac users (all 1 of you?), the video is in Windows Media Video format. But have no fear, you can now play those files. Go here and click on the “Free Windows Media Player” button to get it. Now tell me what you think.


I had my first massage class tonight. I’m taking a 16 week course to become a massage therapist. When the class is over, I’m eligible to take the national certification exam. I don’t want to do it for a living, well at least I have no desire to at this point, but it’s something that I would like to know. I’ve always enjoyed giving and receiving back and body rubs, so I thought I’d learn more. I really like the focus of these instructors. They try to make it about feeling the energy and harnessing and transferring that energy to the client. They actually made a point about not giving the client too much of your energy as you may weaken yourself. It was neat. I have homework due next class though. Although I am looking forward to it, because we’re trading massages every class for the next six weeks (2 classes per week). I was nervous when class started, but it turned out to be really nice. Much more fun/enjoyable than I imagined. But, it’s now time for me to go to the holiest of man’s places. I’ve been waiting all day for this moment, putting it off time and time again. So, I will grab some reading material and set myself down on a hopefully-not-too-cold seat. Wish me luck. Now tell me what you think.