May 14th, 2003



1. Packrat or minimalist? Packrat *looks around at tons of boxes of crap* Definitely packrat.
2. Computer: desktop or laptop? Desktop
3. Seashore or mountains? Seashore. I've already got mountains around me. Besides, I love the smell of the ocean.
4. Carpeting or bare floors? Carpeting. It's the texture.
5. Drinking water: bottled or tap? Bottled. Tap water around here is so heavily chlorinated it looks like milk coming out of the faucet. And the taste is.. ugh!
6. Shopping websites: eBay or Amazon? Amazon. I've never bought anything on eBay and don't plan to.
7. Cute little kitties or big scary tigers? Kitties. Mind you, cute puppies are much better. :o)
8. Front door or back door? Uh... back door?
9. Lots of jewelry, or little/none? None. I don't even wear a watch any more.
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: At the last minute, you obtain tickets to an event you're dying to attend. However, you have to work that day! Do you ask the boss for the time off, or just call in sick? Like, duh. Call in sick and damn the consequences.

quiz seen at Looking Out
  • Current Music
    Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance"

speaking of serving on a jury....

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has thrown out a conviction in a sexual-assault case -- because one of the jurors in the trial wasn't fluent in English.

According to court records, Laotian immigrant Tony Vera was sent a juror questionnaire that included the question: "Can you understand the English language?" Vera checked "no."

That should have automatically disqualified him from jury duty, but documents show his name was accidentally included.

At the trial, lawyers didn't quiz him on the language question, assuming all the potential jurors had checked "yes."

Full (short) article here at</a>

A mistake/snafu that I didn't think of as a big deal until I wondered how much taxpayer dollars, which could have been spent on education or health care, were wasted because of this.
  • Current Music
    ABC - "Be Near Me"
dark phoenix, righteous babe, consume the universe

is this part of that slippery slope I hear about?

Tattoos are fine. Pierced ears, navels and noses I could care less. Eyebrow, tongue and lip piercings I don't particularly like but... *shrugs* ...whatever floats their boats. None of them I'd get. And I find I do draw the line somewhere, like Prince Alberts. I mean... *shudders* yuck!! And now:

tongue splitting latest piercing rage

Seriously, this pretty much tells me more and more people are completely losing their minds.
  • Current Music
    Reba McEntire - "Is There Life Out There"