Archive for the ‘commentary’ category

As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million [...]

Letterman is a douche bag. Or, at least, he’s a moron that doesn’t preview the jokes prepared by douchebag writers. He’s consistently crotchety, cranky, rude, crass, and not at all respectful toward women. But he doesn’t need to lose his job over it. Sarah Palin needs to learn to be ABOVE this kind of inflammatory [...]

Dork moment.

November 21st, 2007

I said ‘dork’ rather than ‘geek’, because real geeks don’t waste as many hours on mmorpgs as dorks do. But ole Bill here… well, he’s pretty cool. And so is Mr. T. Yes. I play this game from time to time. So? I like killing/maiming/beating-up things without real consequences. It keeps me from being tempted [...]

In memoriam

August 27th, 2007

I lost someone very dear to me on Sunday, August 26. A year ago I was celebrating the beginning of a new life for one friend, taking part in her wedding. August 26 is a beautiful, wonderful day because of that. This year, I lost someone. August 26 is a horrible day because of that. [...]

Ok… ok… it wasn’t like that. Not so bad. For a twenty year class reunion. They made me go… I wasn’t sure I wanted to, and couldn’t REALLY afford it… but when they say, “We’ll buy your ticket” what excuse is left? It’s not like I had something else I had to do. Then they [...]

Pet peeve #143

August 16th, 2007

Use of the phrase “Bare with me” or “Bare with us”. If you just read that and you don’t know what it is about those words that annoy me… then you annoy me too. I have seen these phrases all over the place – in official emails from my school to students, in personal online [...]

I feel… shame.

August 6th, 2007

It’s like watching a train wreck. But it’s also a lesson in why you should never consign personal issues to email. Even if they aren’t meant to go public… they can go public. In a big way. Yet… it CAN generate some… sort… of interest in a person’s work… For god’s sake, people. Give the [...]

You may have noticed. I joined the ranks of bloggers who are a part of the payperpost crowd. What is it? It’s an opportunity to post about products, services, web sites, and all sorts of other things… AND get paid for them. “Why,” you ask, “would you do such a thing, Joy? That’s… selling out!” [...]

Two finals tomorrow, a paper to write, a crapload of busywork to get caught up on… and I’m fuckin’ around with everything else. I sort of don’t care, though. Does anybody care if I do well in school? Is it going to do me any good? No. Maybe I should head to New Orleans and [...]

Do try not to capsize the boat. I’m not sure where we’re headed… honestly… but I do have a lot of things on my mind, and I’m fairly certain they’re going to all jumble together into some sort of crazed unreality, but… you know… it’s my brain we’re talkin’ ’bout here. sooooooo Picture yourself in [...]