Thursday, November 25, 2010
Clean-shaven and groomed, Garrett Hedlund does nothing for me. But I'm so feelin' his scruff in this intimate clip!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Of course, nothing happened - that's not only illegal but also disgusting! But a (dirty old) woman can dream, can't she?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Taper Jean Girl
Sex on Fire
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
At the casino the other day, I saw a woman win almost $800 at the roulette wheel. And she didn't even crack a smile. Can you imagine how far down you must be for $800 to not seem like a big win?
Don't get me wrong, I can (and do!) spend hours at the roulette wheel. But I never let myself lose so much that I can't appreciate a win.
Know when to stop before you start, people!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The "pale blue dot" in this photo is Earth as seen from Voyager 1 while on the edge of our solar system (approximately 3,762,136,324 miles from home). Carl Sagan wrote brilliantly about the picture.
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
If you have a road trip coming up (and still own a cassette player), I highly highly recommend his audio book.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
It might just be easier to move in there.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
During an interview with the cast of the hurt locker on Monday, I turned to actor Anthony Mackie and made a joke about “man hugging” in reference to a hug he and fellow actor Jeremy Renner had shared a few weeks earlier on our air. It was meant to be lighthearted, but some were offended by what they believed to be a homophobic comment. That was never my intent, but that doesn’t matter. Words are extremely powerful and should never be chosen lightly, even in a lighthearted moment. I apologize to any and all that I offended. My support of the gay and lesbian community is longstanding and well documented. It has not and will never waver.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
So, a friend and I compiled this list to liven things up a bit.
- Every time they make an oh-so-clever comment about the East Coast having more snow than Vancouver, drink.
- Every time someone cries on the podium, drink.
- Every time someone falls in the figure skating competitions, sip a girly drink.
- Every time they mention that Apolo Anton Ohno won Dancing with the Stars, twirl and drink.
- Every time someone flies off the ski jump, hide your eyes behind your Slanket.
- Every time Shaun White does a never-before-seen, why-does-anyone-else-even-bother-showing-up trick, drink.
- For every Red Bull sticker or endorsement, do a jager bomb.
- Every time they show a Native American, drink.
- Every time they use a child to symbolize hope for the future, drink.
- Every time they talk about an athlete from a warm-weather climate who has zero chance of even surviving their event, drink.
- When Celine Dion starts singing, finish your drink, pour another one and finish that too.
- Curling. Train like the "athletes" and chug your beer.
- Every time Lindsey Vonn complains about not winning due to a bruise, do a double shot.
Wish my liver luck!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Yet now that the show has lost one of its stars, somehow the danger seems more real and the risk does not seem as entertaining. On the rare and unfortunate occasions when the fleet has experienced tragedy, Discovery Channel has handled it with grace and discretion. I hope they will find a way to do so now as well. Rest in Peace, Captain Phil.
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Don't get me wrong - I don't have any delusions that it stands a chance of winning. But if a nomination will bring it to a wider audience, I'll be satisfied.
If you haven't seen District 9 yet, go rent it right now. That's what a science fiction movie should look like. It's futuristic but not unrecognizable. It's thoughtful but not preachy. It has super-cool special effects but still manages to be completely believable. God, I love that movie.
Who's hungry for some cat food?
Sunday, January 31, 2010
What exactly is it about the Kings of Leon that makes me want to remove all my clothes? The music? The lyrics? The style? The hard-drinking? Some delicious combination of the above?
In any case, I'm so pleased they picked up a few Grammys tonight.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I spent the rest of the evening obsessing over the questions I know I missed. Most of the time in trivia, you either know the answer or you don't. I'm haunted by the ones I know I didn't know last night. But, in true nerd fashion, I spent time studying each of those topics after the test and I can promise you that I'll never forget that particular author's name or the atomic make-up of that particular element again. Because trivia shouldn't just be about the regurgitation of accumulated knowledge. It should be about learning. Well, learning and showing off what a smarty-pants you are.
Unfortunately, they don't tell you your score and there's no way of knowing whether or not you will be invited to an audition. In the coming weeks I'll be anxiously checking my e-mail, hoping to qualify for the next round!