23 November 2009


"Mouse (mous). n. pl. mice (mīs)

1a. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the common house mouse (Mus musculus), characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.

b. Any of various similar or related animals, such as the jumping mouse, the vole, or the jerboa.

2. A cowardly or timid person."

Oh, how delicious. The name for the thing I fear most is also a description of what it turns me into. That's practically poetic.

So, we've got mice in our apartment. You can imagine what that's doing to me. I've only actually seen one once: it came into my room (*shudder*) under the door, and it left again after I saw it and screamed. I was on my bed at the time, and I spent the next hour staring at the spot where I saw it, too freaked out to move off the bed.

I'm currently exploring my options for removal. So far, this is my favourite:

14 November 2009

I can't bring myself to call you "Dr.Oz"

Congratulations to Oz for passing her PhD candidacy. She is now officially a PhD student. Sadly, we will have to do something about your nickname once you actually get your PhD, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Now that you're officially smart, Oz, can you answer a question for me? Why does Webmail suck so very, very much?


I started feeling sick Thursday night. I had that bad taste and feeling in the back of my throat that usually heralds a killer throat infection. Then on Friday, the soreness started, and I had that draggy, fighting-something feeling. I don't think I have swine flu. I mean, I have none of the symptoms, but when it comes to the symptoms no one seems to really know what they are. It's possible I have some new atypical version of swine flu. Possible but unlikely given that I'm just a hypochondriac. Last weekend I was fairly certain I had a brain aneurysm.

08 November 2009


I was going to write a post about how badly Morrissey is aging. I was going to post a video from awhile ago and a recent one to show the change over time. The thing is, Morrisey videos are weird. And sometimes disturbing, and they often make little or no sense (to me). So, I wasn't sure posting a bunch of odd videos will really endear me to my readership. But then again, you don't have to actually watch them.

06 November 2009

The angels have the phone box

In hindsight it seems like the TV show Doctor Who is a perfect match for me. I like scifi, I like time travel, I like drama, and comedy, and British humour, and British guys with British accents. But I didn’t watch it until recently, when my friend Annie convinced me that I would like it. She was right. The 5th season starts this winter, and I’ve caught up on seasons 1-3. This show is the awesome pinnacle of humourous British sci-fi. And even though it’s completely kid-friendly, it still manages to be fun for adults and effectively creepy at times. If you’re looking for something new to watch, I recommend renting the new series.

03 November 2009

Sometimes the bad movies are better than the good ones

House was a rerun last night, and Thank Bono, because if it hadn't been I never would have gone searching for something else to watch and found Loch Ness. (aka Loch Ness Terror; aka Beyond Loch Ness). Loch Ness is, hand-down, no contest, the best movie I have ever seen about a rogue cryptozoologist hunting Nessie in Lake Superior. The movie is called Loch Ness, for no other reason than that the first 10 minutes or so take place on the shores of Loch Ness. The rest of the movie takes place on beautiful Lake Superior, nestled, apparently, in the Rocky Mountains. Have I mentioned that everything about this movie is awesome?