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12 posts from October 2000

Oldies: October 30, 2000...

I had a pretty interesting dream last night. Kinda funny when you think about it. The dream took the format of a movie trailer. It started with an ambulance racing through a dark street in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere (rather Lost Highwayish). Well, you can't see who the driver is until the ambulance screeches to a halt and the driver goes flying out the windshield onto the road. Then the ambulance runs over him. As his mangled body starts to rise up from the road, you see the clawed hand and realize it's Freddy Krueger. Then the scene cuts to inside the ambulance and you see two nurses celebrating ("what" I don't know and "why" is beyond me, as well). Then you see that one of the candy-striper nurses is Britney Spears. Unfortunately, the dream ended here. But you can only hope that the second nurse was Christina Aguilera and that Freddy gets them both. Heh.


Oldies: November 27, 2000...

Yeah, so I had some time off from writing. What are you gonna do about it? I say 'deal with it'! Well, anyway, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break. Mine was pretty good. Nice to have some time off from work. I just wish I didn't have to look at this morning's newspaper and read that George W. Bush won Florida (after three weeks). Yeah, you can probably guess who I voted for... somebody who actually has the ability to speak in public. These next four years should be quite interesting.


Oldies: October 23, 2000...

I know that I have a page dedicated to movies and whatnot... however I have nothing set aside on my site for good TV shows. So allow me to step aboard my soapbox... Check out "Ed" on NBC!!! Unfortunately, I missed the very first episode but that can be attributed to a screwed up start schedule for all TV shows this fall (I never knew when they were starting). However, I have seen episodes 2 and 3 and I've been laughing harder than TV has made me laugh in a long time. Very heartwarming and funny show about a lawyer who, on the same day, loses his wife and job so he moves back home and opens a law practice in a local bowling alley (believe it). Check it out!


Oldies: October 18, 2000...

Happy Anniversary (1 year, 10 months) Katie! You may've thought I forgot, but I didn't. Ah, she probably won't even read this anyway. Hmmm... I think I may run a little experiment. Let's see how long it takes her to read this. Especially since this blurb right here will be the only way she can find out that I bought her our 2-year Anniversary gift. How long until she starts asking me questions about it. We shall see.


Oldies: October 13, 2000...

I found out something really cool today... turns out that Colonel Sanders is an Aurora University alum. Yep, the very same guy who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken is from the University where I work! Sorry, the little things make me happy. Oh yeah... Scott, if you want me to say something about Mike McCready's guitar work, I will. However, you go ahead and write what you want, send it to me, deliver my disks (ZIP and 3 1/2s) to me, and I'll post it. Ah, gotcha there, don't I? You remember things... so do I.


Oldies: October 12, 2000...

This has to be about the scariest freakin' thing I've ever heard. The first part of this scary thing is that they're going to make a third Grease movie. What the hell is that? Isn't one enough? Then they had to go and make a second... and now a third?!?!? What'll it be called... The Grease Strikes Back?... The Return of the Greasy Jedi? Ahhhhhhh!!!!! But, wait... it gets worse. N'Sync will be starring in it! No!!!!!!!! What the hell is happening to this world? I know that the USA is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but where does it say anything about ballsy and desperate? Shut down Hollywood! Boycott the production company that is making this movie! This is a call to arms, people! Do something! Do not let Hollywood get away with making a Grease movie starring N'Sync! Do not just sit back and let this happen!

Update: I just received some pretty bad news from Katie. This past Tuesday, one of my grad school professors, Dr. Martha Cooper, died of stomach cancer. Doctors discovered the cancer during the fall 99 semester and she took a leave of absence for treatment in the spring 2000 semester. I would just like to say that the Department of Communication has lost a great professor and friend and I hope that she rests in peace. We'll all miss you.


Oldies: October 8, 2000...

Eddie Vedder summed it up best when he said "Welcome to the Ice Bowl" last night at the Pearl Jam concert. Damn was it cold!!! But, I would have to say that it was a damn fine show both by the Jam and their opening act which I particularly dug -- Supergrass. Despite the winter clothing and all the puffs of steam streaming out of Matt Cameron's mouth behind the drumset, they rocked on for just about two and a half hours much to our frozen delight.


Oldies: October 7, 2000...

I was watching the sports report on the news tonight and I've got one question... who the hell are the Columbus Blue Jackets? Apparently, the NHL added an expansion team (or two?) and I never heard word one about it. The Blackhawks played them in the Columbus home opener and, even though the B.J.s (heh heh) scored three goals in the opening period, the Hawks won it. Go Amonte!! Seriously though, folks, what kind of mascot is the "blue jacket?"


Oldies: October 5, 2000...

You wanna know what I feel are some of the best movies in history? Movies that are either about or somehow related to baseball. Think about it... Field of DreamsA League of Their OwnThe NaturalMajor LeagueEight Men Out, among many others. Then there are some that just revolve around baseball like City Slickers (hey, Billy Crystal wore that Mets hat everywhere). I'm on this kick because I was just watching The Natural last night. What is it about baseball? I mean, I know it's the greatest sport around, but there has to be something else about it. Please help me figure this one out!


Oldies: October 3, 2000...

I don't know if this one should restore my faith in humanity or scare the living bejeezus out of me. Why don't you figure it out and let me know. I was in FuncoLand yesterday trading in some GameBoy games and I saw a pretty odd looking one on the rack. It was entitled "The King James Bible." Knowing me, you must realize that I, of course, had to look a little further into it. So I started talking to the two salesmen. One of them was apparently the guy who bought it back. He told me that when he bought it back, he thought it was a game where you get to be God or some such. Turns out it is literally the King James Bible. Every single word of it. So I guess if you get the hankering between rounds of Mortal Kombat, you can go in and read a few verses. How should I take this one?


Oldies: October 2, 2000...

Well, I've got a new addition to Psychogene's pages. The first dedication page to an athlete since my Mark McGwire home run counter back in 1998. However, this time around, the athlete is not a professional, high-paid, endorsed, superstar athlete - far from it, in fact (just kidding - I'm not trying to take anything away from him, of course). He's the kid brother of my fiancee Katie. His name is Steve Adams and he is the varsity kicker for the McHenry High School Warrior football team. (APPLAUSE) Woo Hoo!!! For those of you who already know and love Steve, we will soon have up a personal bio, contact information, and (for you ladies) his current dating status. So, check him out!