Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Monday, September 26, 2005

My Turn

Several of my favorite blogs have recently posted pics of cute boys kissing & I was feeling left out, so I put up the one below.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Pick A Card, Any Card !

Here's a website that will read your mind--spooky!

Rusty's Story

Here's a link to a funny story I found while "stumbling" ( the web. Thought my readers might enjoy it too.

Love Quiz

2. Unyielding Love.

You have undying love for your future spouse, and
you would do anything for them, while this is
the most deep type of love, be adivsed, that if
a breakup should occur, your type of
personality would have the toughest time
getting over it, perhaps maybe you can't even
if you wanted to...

What kind of love is right for you? (guys and girls)
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pink Bunny Update

Below is the original story as posted on Ananova about this giant pink bunny.

Artists erect giant pink bunny on mountain

An enormous pink bunny has been erected on an Italian mountainside where it will stay for the next 20 years.

A 200ft pink bunny has been erected on an Italian mountainside where it will stay for the next 20 years /Europics

The 200-foot-long toy rabbit lies on the side of the 5,000 foot high Colletto Fava mountain in northern Italy's Piedmont region.

Viennese art group Gelatin designed the giant soft toy and say it was "knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool".

Group member Wolfgang Gantner said: "It's supposed to make you feel small, like Gulliver. You walk around it and you can't help but smile."

And Gelatin members say the bunny is not just for walking around - they are expecting hikers to climb its 20 foot sides and relax on its belly.

The giant rabbit is expected to remain on the mountain side until 2025.

I have a few qustions that were not answered in that article...what happens if it rains or snows? Will there be someone to repair it if it gets damaged? It's supposed to be there for 20 years (according to the story). Why do I even care about this giant bunny? Is my life sooo boring that I have the time to waste on this silly story? Anyone want to join the new religious cult I'm forming to worship the giant pink bunny? Is it obvious I'm losing my mind? Are you sick of reading these stupid questions? All these qustions will remain unanswered I'm least until the Great Pink Bunny choses to enlighten us with his wisdom...............

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Here's my answers to the list of questions Ryan put up on his blog:

1. What State was you born in? New York
2. Where was your Parents born? Mom - Canasota, NY(small town near Syracuse, NY) Dad - I have no idea--I was raised by my Mom alone.
3. Any Brothers or Sisters? 2 brothers (technically,half-brothers since we had different fathers, but I never thought about them that way. One's dead, other I haven't seen in 30 years)
4. Grandparents still alive? No-only knew one grandmother
5. You play any sports? No-never have, do videogames count as a sport?
6. Closer to your Mom or Dad? My Mom
7. Have any pets? No, unless you count that squirrel in the park I fed a few times this past summer.
8. Plan on getting or are you married? Considering my lack of relationships up to now, I don't think marriage is very likely.
9. Favorite Actor? I don't think I have a favorite (can't think of anyone I would go to a movie to see just because a certain actor was in it)
10. Favorite talk show host? Again no favorite--used to watch David Letterman years ago but really don't watch talk shows much. Jon Stewart is pretty good, but rarely see the show.

The pic on top is one I found through a link from Towleroad blog. Just found it funny...who wouldn't love a GIANT pink bunny?

Monday, September 19, 2005

Anyone Got Some Chicken Soup?

I knew last week I was headed for trouble as I was feeling tired and run-down. And sure enough, I've been sick for the past three days. :( Caught some stupid cold or flu virus--stayed home from work today (that's the only good thing about it). Well, I did sneak outside for a bit today (shhh...don't tell anyone) to go buy a wireless router and wireless PCI adapter so I can network my other computer to this one. Hey they were on sale--I had to get them before they sold out!

First I've got to get the other computer back up & running--haven't got around to doing that since I moved last month. Then I can hook up my own little network--the other computer's going to be in my bedroom while this one's in the front room of my apartment. Once I get the 2nd computer online, I want to re-install the WindowsXP operating system I put on here last year and clean up the system. Odd little glitches seem to keep popping up on this machine, and I think its due to all the crap I've put on this computer. Oh, NO--it's not all porn! Well, maybe a little :)

I'm going to go to bed soon and try to get some rest 'cause I really have to go to work tomorrow. Even though I think the reason I got sick is because of work. Other employees have been sick and with thousands of students around, it's not hard to pick up something. I never seem to get ill when I'm off work. Of course part of the problem is also I have to get back to a more regular sleeping pattern and eating a lot healthier than I have been lately. Candy, ice cream & soda ARE the main food groups, aren't they? No? Guess I better take another look at that food pyramid thingie... :)

Goodnight, loyal readers--me go sleep now--this virus is even affecting my brain I think.

Friday, September 16, 2005

T.G.I.F. !!!

It's finally Friday! Can't wait for today to be over. It's been a rough week-I haven't been sleeping or eating enough this week and by now I'm totally exhausted. Think I'll be spending most of the weekend sleeping :) It's supposed to rain here most of the weekend anyway, so I probably won't get out much. Work was stressful as well this week, especially as I didn't feel well most days. Well, enough whining for now...Gotta go get this day over with.

On a more positive note, the other day I thought of an idea I am going to try here on my blog, but it's something I can't attempt until I have some time off from work. Which means it probably won't happen 'til sometime after Christmas when I'm on a break from work. Don't want to give too much away just yet, but it's just a weird idea I had I want to do. Don't know if anyone else has tried something similiar, but we'll see how it goes. I tell more about it as it gets closer to the time I'm going to do it...this is just a teaser :)

Well, I'm late for my bus so gotta get going...See ya ater.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Top 100 Songs Of 1974

I have seen this on some other blogs and thought it sounded interesting so decided to do it too. Go to this site and enter the year you graduated in the search box. Click the link to the top 100 songs of that year. Copy and paste the list to your blog.
The songs I loved are in purple, the ones I liked are blue, and the ones I hated are in red. Any left uncolored are songs I either don't remember or just don't have an opinion on.

1. The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand
2. Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks
3. Love's Theme, Love Unlimited Orchestra
4. Come And Get Your Love, Redbone
5. Dancing Machine, Jackson 5
6. The Loco-Motion, Grand Funk Railroad
8. The Streak, Ray Stevens
9. Bennie And The Jets, Elton John
10. One Hell Of A Woman, Mac Davis
11. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do), Aretha Franklin
12. Jungle Boogie, Kool and The Gang
13. Midnight At The Oasis, Maria Muldaur
14. You Make Me Feel Brand New, Stylistics
15. Show And Tell, Al Wilson
16. Spiders And Snakes, Jim Stafford
17. Rock On, David Essex
18. Sunshine On My Shoulder, John Denver
19. Sideshow, Blue Magic
20. Hooked On A Feeling, Blue Swede
21. Billy Don't Be A Hero, Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
22. Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings
23. The Most Beautiful Girl, Charlie Rich
24. Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce
25. Annie's Song, John Denver
26. Let Me Be There, Olivia Newton-John
27. Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot
28. (You're) Having My Baby, Paul Anka
29. Rock Me Gently, Andy Kim
30. Boogie Down, Eddie Kendricks
31. You're Sixteen, Ringo Starr
32. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Olivia Newton-John
33. Dark Lady, Cher
34. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, Gladys Knight and The Pips
35. Feel Like Makin' Love, Roberta Flack
36. Just Dont Want To Be Lonely, Main Ingredient
37. Nothing From Nothing, Billy Preston
38. Rock Your Baby, George McCrae
39. Top Of The World, Carpenters
40. The Joker, Steve Miller Band
41. I've Got To Use My Imagination, Gladys Knight and The Pips
42. The Show Must Go On, Three Dog Night
43. Rock The Boat, Hues Corporation
44. Smokin' In The Boys Room, Brownsville Station
45. Living For The City, Stevie Wonder
46. The Night Chicago Died, Paper Lace
47. Then Came You, Dionne Warwick and The Spinners
48. The Entertainer, Marvin Hamlisch
49. Waterloo, Abba
50. The Air That I Breathe, Hollies
51. Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Steely Dan
52. Mockingbird, Carly Simon
53. Help Me, Joni Mitchell
54. You Won't See Me, Anne Murray
55. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, Barry White
56. Tell Me Something Good, Rufus
57. You And Me Against The World, Helen Reddy
58. Rock And Roll Heaven, Righteous Brothers
59. Hollywood Swinging, Kool and The Gang
60. Be Thankful For What You Got, William Devaughn
61. Hang On In There Baby, Johnny Bristol
62. Eres Tu (Touch The Wind), Mocedades
63. Taking Care Of Business, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
64. Radar Love, Golden Earring
65. Please Come To Boston, Dave Loggins
66. Keep On Smilin', Wet Willie
67. Lookin' For Love, Bobby Womack
68. Put Your Hands Together, O'Jays
69. On And On, Gladys Knight and The Pips
70. Oh Very Young, Cat Stevens
71. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress), Helen Reddy
72. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
73. I've Been Searchin' So Long, Chicago
74. Oh My My, Ringo Starr
75. For The Love Of Money, O'Jays
76. I Shot The Sherrif, Eric Clapton
77. Jet, Paul McCartney and Wings
78. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Elton John
79. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield
80. Love Song, Anne Murray
81. I'm Leaving It All Up To You, Donny and Marie Osmond
82. Hello, It's Me, Todd Rundgren
83. I Love, Tom T. Hall
84. Clap For The Wolfman, The Guess Who
85. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song, Jim Croce
85. The Lord's Prayer, Sister Janet Mead
87. Trying To Hold On To My Woman, Lamont Dozier
88. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, Stevie Wonder
89. A Very Special Love Song, Charlie Rich
90. My Girl Bill, Jim Stafford
91. My Mistake Was To Love You, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
91. Helen Wheels, Paul McCartney and Wings
93. Wildwood Weed, Jim Stafford
94. Beach Baby, First Class
95. Me And Baby Brother, War
96. Rockin' Roll Baby, Stylistics
97. I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton-John
98. Call On Me, Chicago
99. Wild Thing, Fancy
100. Mighty Love, Pt. 1, Spinners

Many of the songs I didn't select I of course heard on the radio but just didn't have a particular like or dislike of.

Now I have a little confession to make...I didn't actually graduate in 1974 even though I usually tell people that I did. In fact, I left school at the end of 1973 and got a high school equivalency diploma in July 1974. Now had I stayed in school, I would have graduated in June '74 because I always had good grades (mostly A's) . The years 1972 through 1974 were a rough time for me and I guess the stress or pressure of it all just got to me and I lost interest in school (which I had always loved before) and just gave up on it. Doing this list brought back memories of that time in my life which I will probably go into in more detail in a later post. So stay tuned for all the exciting details, loyal readers! How's that for a sneaky way to get you to return here?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Protect Your PC! more quick post...3 in one day...WOW!

Check out this video from the BBC World News--it shows how quickly your computer can be hacked into or infected with a virus if you DON'T have a firewall and anti-virus program running.

That's it...really got to go to bed now...see ya later.

I'm Still Alive! Well, Sort Of...

It's been a while since I posted anything...well a week anyway...usually I try to do more than that. But as the title says, I am still alive. Or at least breathing & walking around, which is about as lively as my life gets. :)

I've just been kind of tired and OK maybe a bit lazy and haven't got around to blogging this past week. The first week or two back at work after a long time off tends to screw up my normal routine...I stay up way too late and have to get up early, so after a few days, I become somewhat of a zombie.

In my sidebar I have added the top 10 items from, which is a relatively new site (about 6 months old) that has stories/links covering many topics, such as technology, science, hardware/software, gaming, music, movies, etc. Its run by some of the tech geeks who used to be on TechTV before it became G4. The stories are user-submitted, meaning anyone can post an item they find interesting. You can set up an account (its free) and submit stories or just "Digg" the items others put up. Stories that receive enough "diggs" get promoted to the home page. It's a cool site, especially if you're into science/technology. Check it out.

Another related site, also run by the same group of people, is Revision3 which has links to their various sites. "DiggNation", one of my favorites, is a weekly podcast/vidcast with Kevin Rose & Alex Albrecht, two of the guys behind and other tech-related sites. You can stream or download the podcast or video version of "Diggnation" which is a show they do in which they discuss some of the stories on The video version usually comes out a few days after the podcast but its worth waiting for 'cause you get to see them as they discuss the stories as they drink a new beer each week. And they tend to go off-topic on occassion.

Anyway that's just a couple sites I like & thought I'd mention. And once again, I've stayed up later than I should have so I'll have to go now. Not that it really matters, I could do my job in my sleep anyway since it requires no higher brain functions to perform. I'm going to train a monkey to do it for me soon and just sit back and collect the paychecks.

After reading this I know you're thinking "this is the best he came up with after a week to think of something"...but blog, my rules :)

Thanks for dropping by...

Vaccine for HIV ?

I came across this story on and the link above takes you to the CBC News site that has the full story.

Quebec scientist says HIV vaccine could be ready in 5 years
Last Updated Wed, 07 Sep 2005 07:36:29 EDT
CBC News

A Quebec scientist said a vaccine for HIV could be ready in five years. Rafick-Pierre Sékaly is the scientific director of CANVAC, a network for Canadian vaccine research.

Let's hope this becomes reality, but there have been other attempts at creating an HIV vaccine that didn't turn out to be effective so we'll just have to wait and see how this new attempt works out. So, in other words, don't go crazy and start having unprotected sex with everyone in sight thinking there will be a vaccine in 5 years!
Practice safe sex ...personally I practice the safest form of sex...none, unfortunately. (But I save a fortune not having to buy condoms or lube!)

Now don't think I'm making light about such a serious subject as HIV/AIDS...I'm not.
I would like to point out that even if a vaccine is developed, that doesn't mean a "cure" for HIV/AIDS--a vaccine can only prevent someone from becoming infected--it doesn't eliminate the disease from those already infected. I know most people reading this probably already know that, but you'd be surprised at how many people think a vaccine is a cure for a disease. The polio vaccine, for instance, prevented people from getting polio but didn't cure those who had already had been infected. Just some helpful info from your friendly science geek.

Hmmm...Perhaps if less money was spent fighting wars & instead spent on scientific and medical research, we would have cures for many more diseases...sorry, this is just one of my pet peeves with the Human race. I feel sometimes that Humans are wasting their "supposed" superior intelligence, but soon the intelligent machines will take over and solve that little problem. Maybe I'll save that rant for another time, though.