Friday, September 29, 2006

Birthday Forcast

I love this: ForecastFox's blurb tomorrow reads, "Sunny and delightful". Hope that pans out

Thursday, September 28, 2006


I caught up with myself. I'm in slight shock. I've read every book on my Palm Pilot. On top of that, I also finished the paper book I've been carrying around, so I had nothing to read for the last 20 minutes of my bus ride. Tonight, while my tater tots cook, I'm going to have to format and upload another small library. I guess I'll have to read on paper if I don't get anything up fast enough. With the completion of The Romance of Tristan and Iseult, I've also managed to finish all the paper books I've got that aren't in boxes save one: Xenocide. At least it's one I'm looking forward to reading.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Very Exciting News For All Of Us

Guess what happens on October 31, 2006.

If you're cool, you already knew that that's the release date of Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. Yeah, that's right, the Meat's still at it even though he turns 59 on wednesday. I am so damn excited

Bat Out of Hell III is Meat Loaf’s long-awaited next installement to the most successful rock music series of all time, with the two previous albums selling a total of 45 million around the world! Bat Out of Hell, released in 1977 and produced by Todd Rundgren, is the third best-selling album of all time, with 30 million copies sold worldwide, featuring such Meat Loaf/Jim Steinman standards as “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” and the show-stopping “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights.”

The Steinman-produced Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which came out in 1993, sold more than 15 million, with the classic “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” earning Meat Loaf a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance.

Bat Out of Hell III continues the epic saga in grand fashion, with contributions once again from Steinman and Rundgren, and produced by hitmaker Desmond Child. Bat Out of Hell III promises to mark the triumphant return of the Bat Out of Hell franchise, completing this legendary trilogy!"

Julie Bell is the artist that created the cover and imagry to Bat III and helped make Meat's vision a reality! Click out her website at

To pre-order the album, click here
That quote is from here.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Shirt Gallery

I think my closet is starting to resemble an art gallery. Threadless keeps having these $10 shirt sales, and I've fed my addiction with several of these beauties now.

Friday, September 22, 2006

I'm Such A Nerd

I just set things up so that when someone comments on my blog, Blogger will email it to my cell phone. Go ahead, try it.


I saw an online ad today for a product that Opera and 60 Seconds say effectively curb your appetite for weight loss, and it only served to remind me that I had been planning on eating some toast.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Dirty Roger Rackham

I think I did this a while back on my old blog, but I don't remember the result.

My pirate name is:

Dirty Roger Rackham

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
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Let's Do Lunch

Do you ever randomly decide you want to eat with chopsticks? I do. I've got these nice deep red bamboo chopsticks Anning brought me back from China, so sometimes I'll make a meal just so I can eat it with them. Today's menu: tater tots and ramen with corn and broccoli. Oh, and Goldfish. The Goldfish are going to be tricky.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Man Invented Beer, God Invented Weed....

Who do you trust more?

I did something I don't usually do today: I picked up and read a newspaper. What does it take for me to read news on paper? Weed in the headlines.

Very few know this about me, but I'm actually pro legalization of marijuana. Not really because I want to smoke it. I think it's probably pretty overrated. Actually, that's a pretty good explanation of why I think it should be legal. Such a harmless thing being illegal turns a lot of people into criminals who shouldn't be.

I'm not saying it's okay or not okay to smoke weed, but as you can see from the graphic on the right, it sure seems to cause less harm than other perfectly legal recreational activities. The most violent things pot heads are likely to do is accidentally kick a buddy playing hackey sack. Even sports spectatorship is more violent than toking it up.

In Amsterdam where "soft" drugs (weed, hash, 'shrooms) are tolerated, but still not legal, there is a lower percentage of drug addicts than America's plain old alcoholics. But, I'm sure you've heard this all before. I don't really know where I stand on mushrooms. I'm leaning toward legalizing, mainly because they're natural (like weed). I've also heard they're not addictive. I don't quite believe it, but I haven't found anything to the contrary. I'm definitely not interested in trying 'shrooms. I guess if they were legal, it would be a lot easier to know what I'm eating, but there are way too many bad mushrooms in the world for me to trust what whatever some numbnut out of the dorms is selling.

Wiki in the Hizzy

I've begun to notice my reading habits online mirror my reading habits in meatspace. I buy books faster than I can read them and I open links into new tabs waaaay faster than I can read them. I've currently got nine Wikipedia tabs open. Just for kicks, here they are:
I know Wikipedia isn't the most accurate or trustworthy resource, but ya know what? Virgins don't give a fuck.

Monday, September 11, 2006


I have a new favoritest book ever. It's called The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I read all 256 pages in only three days. I don't know if that's a lot or not, but it sure seemed like it to me. The book I'm reading now, Ringworld, isn't going nearly as fast.

I really wish I'd read this book back in high school. Or, better yet, middle school. I know I couldn't have related to it in the same way I now can, but I think it might have made a profound change in my school experience.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Beta is Betta

I'm digging Blogger Beta. This post is actually just to test some of the new options I've set.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Badass Imperial Eagle

I need this image somewhere online so I can put it in a sewing forum and see how the hell you do something like this. This is my new shirt from Edward Dada. I knew there would be negative repurcussions from working retail; I'm becomming a designer whore. Calvin Klein jeans, Fossil wallet, shirts from Report, Blue Marlin, Blend, and Edward Dada. *sigh*

Monday, September 04, 2006

Pour a Shot For Homies No Longer With Us

It's a beginning and an end. A new era of Rodney-blogging on Blogger Beta, and the end of our beloved Steve Irwin. As I'm sure you already know, The Crocodile Hunter died yesterday at the age of 44 after a sting from a giant sting ray to the heart.

I'm crazy busy lately, but this new Blogger Beta thing has got me kind of excited so I'm going to try posting more often. I'll have to get things all pretified on the new page soon.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Taste of Happy

I met a girl at A Taste of Colorado last night. That makes Rodney a happy boy.