Friday, December 30, 2005

A couple of good Post Secrets.

(click on pics for larger view)

...aaaaand a horrible one.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


The Southern Hope Humane Society is a nonprofit humane society dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of Atlanta's homeless dogs and cats, helping pets stay in loving homes and educating the public about preventing pet overpopulation and homelessness.

On July 1, 2003, Southern Hope Humane Society was awarded the contract to run Fulton County Animal Services, which provides animal care and control for Fulton County, the City of Atlanta and 8 other municipalities. There are hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption on the Fulton County Animal Services website.

I just wrote a check.
It wasn't big.
Like those giant sweepstakes ones, just the regular size.
And not for a lot of money.
But it's something.
Do you
want a tax deduction before the end of the year? Matt thinks you do. This is Matt. Doesn't he remind you of Mitchell. Miiiiitchelllllll!

And so does little cross-eyed Katrina.Doesn't she remind you of that girl you know with the crossed eyes?

I bet there are a lot of rescued Katrina animals named Katrina. I think they think that's poorly thought-through.
Do or don't do what you want. I'm just sayin.....My God says this is how you stay out of hell.

This is my foooour leaf cloooovahh

Just heard "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears coming from the construction guys working on a house behind our's.

This is Morningside.

That's just how we roll.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Anyone looking to move onward and upward with their computer in 2006 and looking to get rid of (sell cheaply) their older one that's Windows 2000 or above?


Let me know. I'm in the market.
Also, if there's a decent one out there, fairly new, we're also interested in that, too.

No fatties.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

It's funny because it's true.

What will the movie of your life be called?!

Take this quiz at

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

real science at work

Your Brain's Pattern

Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.
Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...
But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.
You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

Welcome to Storyville

Local good guy, Tommy Housworth, has a book published! I think it's his second? He definitely has two, but he may have more, not sure. Thought I'd post it here, in case anyone's looking for Christmas gift ideas that would support local folk. He's the founder? I guess, of 7 Course Theatre, a company that does a lot of corporate improv gigs, convention-type stuff. Jobs that mean money for improvisors in town. He's a very funny, very nice guy. His last book was called "Smirking into the Abyss."

If you click on the pic, it should take you to Amazon's page. It's also for sale at Barnes and Noble, as well.

In an email he said that this book is stories which are based on songs. And if you buy the book, and would like a copy of the cd of songs on which the stories are based, he'll be happy to burn one. I'm sure that offer would extend to anyone (of you 5 or 6) who read this blog. Let me know if you are interested. He'll probably see this post, so if I've extended hospitalities improperly, I may retract. ...heh heh.

Season's Greetings


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Leslie Victoria Sharp is a 30 year old 40 year old

Leslie is having a big birthday this week. She has up til the past couple weeks been all "we better do something for my birthday!" Now she's all "ehhhh, whatever. We don't have to do anything. Everybody has Christmas parties they're going to, so..." She'll make jokes after these comments, but ...I do think it's a bit of a blow. And not any of the good kinds of blow.
I wanted to post our plans for her birthday here for those who I know and love (or those who I know and Leslie loves) in case I lost your email in the great outlook/ms office vanishing of Thanksgiving '05. (By the way, if you haven't re-sent your email to me, please do so. I prolllly don't have it)
We are going to meet after our Push Push workshop at Thinking Man's Tavern. About 9:30pm. I know it's a school night, but f u c k i t. The place is cozy and warm, good food, cheap beer, friendly staff, great juke box, and Leslie can sit there and turn 40 with her friends.

Elena McNash's head just got skinnier

The lady at the Powerco Federal Credit Union just called me to say she'd gotten my letter, and was sorry I didn't get the service I deserved, and that they'd like to "work with me" on getting reimbursement for the fakeified twernty. I was wrong in my last post (or comments, rather) that they kept the bill. They did give it back, I'd just folded it away in the original receipt so I wouldn't accidentally try to spend it again. She said something to the effect of, if I bring it in, they can try to trace its origin, and if it turns out it came from within their system, they can reimburse me, but if it came directly from their money source, the federal reserve bank, they can't. I think that's what she said. Regardless, they would take the hit for it, b/c the federal reserve has a buyer beware sort of policy on counterfeits, and banks can't get their money back from them for fakes b/c then it would encourage the production and dissemination of fake money--if you could just turn it back in for real money.... I am excessively wordy and unclear. I am sure there's one word that means wordy and unclear, but that wouldn't make my point, now would it?
Anyway, she apologized that I had to write the letter. I thanked her for responding so quickly, assured her that my animosity wasn't directed at her (fat head) or the teller chick, but rather at the policies of banks across the board which put 100% of the liability on the consumer. She agreed. We both had a moment, we both hung up, and I like to imagine we then both called each other "bitch" under our breath.

But when I did it, I giggled afterward. I bet she didn't.


Some of us (Leslie, Keith, John & Amy, Ryan, me) did this little show thingee out in Winder at the public tv studio there. Kind of a sketch show about this little town called Slampsberg. I got an email that it is now a podcast. Or, it is podcasting. Or it is on podcast...I really don't know what that means. So, I'm gonna copy and paste what I was emailed about it, so if you have the stuff that lets you see a podcast or do a podcast, you can see/do it if you'd like:
Anyway, here's the link for Yahoo!
People can also go to
iTunes and Podcast Alley are also options (they just need to search for

We've broken down the pilot to 5 episodes that run about 10 minutes or so.
First one is up one in 2 weeks.
Spread the word! Mary -- put it on your blog!

Here are the sites where Slampsberg is currently available:

Couple of points:

  1. Install iTunes

2. In you web browser, paste this link:

There is an apparent bug in iTunes where by hitting the “subscribe” button over and over again, actually counts as new subscriptions. So, guess what you might want to do…Click the “subscribe” button many, many times.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Am I lactose intolerant?

If so, is that O.K?

And if not, should I be?

I look forward to your comments.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Friday, December 02, 2005


Stomp! Shout! Scream! will have its Atlanta screening on Saturday, December 10 at midnight at Landmark Theatre in Midtown Promenade.
I'm a little worried about watching it for the first time in front of people. Looks like drinks at 10:00.

How weird. Weird to think that your picture is somewhere you've never been. The poster hanging at the Austin Film Festival:

Couldn't even buy a house in Marvin Gardens

Went to my credit union to deposit a check and withdraw some kay-ash, went to Whole Foods to spend more $ than is necessary, and POW! One of my Jacksons is a FAKE! Can you believe it? Can you? I couldn't. It looked really real.
Oh well, they give it back to me, and I give them another one.
Little did I understand the apparent luck I had just experienced with this transaction. Read 78 year-old Lucille Howard's story from Augusta! WTF?! (unfortunate bugmenot code: cunt88, licker)

This morning I went to the credit union again, told them what happened, the teller chick who I always go to sighs, looks worried, goes off to talk with her manager. She comes back, I'm waiting for an apology and another twenty.... "I'm sorry, Elena says there's nothing we can do about it."

Reeeeally. Well, Clark Howard's consumer help line says, well, yeah, that's technically pretty much the policy across the board with banks. They gave me a list of numbers to call and websites to visit, which I won't call or visit---not for $20, even though it's more about the principle of the thing and customer service issue that gets me.
They agreed with me, though, in that...I mean, what do you do? Carry a counterfeit detection marker with you and test every bill you get from the bank before you leave?
They suggested a note. So I wrote a letter to f-ing Elena McNash, branch manager, when I got home. I was too hopping mad to go talk to her at the time, and I would've ended up in a fist fight. I just know that feeling I get when I feel like the little guy (big girl) is being taken advantage of and ignored by big beaurocracy. Seriously. Makes me wanna punch at things. Things that look like Elena McNash's big head. The letter itself is fairly professional, it is not hostile. But here's the subtext:
"Give me my $20, you puffy-paint-sweater-wearing-B98.5-listening-fat-headed bitch, or I'LL take MY $400 ELSEwhere, thank-you-very-much!"

Can I borrow $20?