Tuesday, November 29, 2005

HTML Is Frustrating!

First off, I want to share this with you. I'm not a fan of embedded music/videos, but I want you all to be able to hear the song I reviewed yesterday. Thanks to Jules, I have a quick, easy way to share it with you. I know it works in Opera and I can only assume it works in Netscape and IE.

UNWRITTEN (Natasha Bedingfield)

This leads me to my main point. I enjoy web development. I also enjoy learning. I have learned so much about CSS from w3schoolshttp://www.w3schools.com/ here lately. They have great tutorials and examples. The problem I face now is that not all browsers are on the same page as far as HTML, XML, XHTML, and CSS code. I chose to go to CSS as opposed to java scripts because loading java takes browser time and doesn't always work the same on every computer (depending on the java package you have installed). The trouble I face now is that the really neat stuff, the stuff that separates the men from the boys, in the world of CSS is not being picked up by the browsers at the same pace.

An example, if you will, is pseudo styles. "Hover" is a pseudo class and "First-letter" is a pseudo element. In this blog, I have utilized the "first-letter" element. If you are viewing my page in Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, or something OTHER than IE, you wil notice that the first letter of every post is a larger size and a different font. If you have "GothicE" loaded on your machine, then you will see a gothic font. If not, then it uses "Script." If no Script, it defaults back. But the size should still be larger. IE, on the other hand, only allows pseudo-classes and elements to be given to anchors (i.e. <a href=...>). The bastards.

So, it has become annoyingly difficult to develop a creative, informative, and colorful website that is consistent across ALL web browsers. It sucks.

So I bang my head against the wall and move on..."Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten."

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Music Review Monday
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield

Here's how it works: I pick a song, I make an opinion of it, and I share it with you. Songs have many layers. Here, I will critique the Music, Lyrics, and Performance. I will also have a special category for other influences, like media/radio stations.

So, without further ado:

HitmanJ's review of "Unwritten" as performed by Natasha Bedingfield

Overall Rating:


The base layer of this song is simple yet beautiful. It has a very subtle hip-hop beat track. Don't let that fool you, though. This is NOT hip-hop. On top of that beat is a melodic guitar layer that just sticks with you mixed with a gentle spice of Latin Percussion®. The palette is filled out with voice and keyboard. The simplicity of the music keeps you from being distracted from the real power of this song--the lyrics.

Lyrics (click for printed lyrics)

When done right, a song should leave some emotional impact on the listener. Sometimes the beat makes you get up and dance, sometimes the singer's voice melts your heart. In the midst of all the pop songs about love, hate, murder, anger, and loneliness, Danielle Brisebois, Wayne Rodrigues, and Natasha wrote a set of lyrics that has a special message. Observe:
"I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find"

Choosing positive message over some of the more popular approach of attacking the enemy, these lyrics challenge the listener to look inside and "Live your life with arms wide open."
Please, if you have not already done so, do yourself a favor and read the lyrics of this song. This is the sort of message that can move mountains, break down barriers.

Well written, well organized, and well thought out, these lyrics poses few flaws. No signs of made-up words, poorly pronounced words, or grammatical privilege just to make a rhyme.


Natasha Bedingfield has the sort of voice that can make a listener's knees weak. Her voice is pure, strong, and clear. She enunciates the words quite well. When the song calls for gentle, her voice is like a mother's soothing whisper. As the message gets strogner, so does her voice. Her passion comes through and helps move the message from speaker's cone to listener's heart.

After a brief search on the internet, I was unable to find the name of the choir that sang on this track. This is unfortunate, as credit needs to be given! The voices just really added to the overall flavor of the performance. They kick in on the first chorus and are present throughout. First one voice, then two, then the whole lot. The harmonies are spot on and every voice is clear. Natasha blends beautifully. The producers did a magnificent job mixing the chorus--just enough Natasha above the choir.

The bridge on this performance is so unique and really builds the emotional crescendo. It is a subtle, one, though, nothing more than a modified chorus gospel style.

When listened to on headphones, the listener can practically feel the singer's lips next to his ear. Every crack of her vocal chords and wave of her tongue can be heard clearly and really enhances the performance. Vocals this beautiful need not be hidden.


Natasha is a beautiful woman. Born in the UK, she is the younger sister of Daniel Bedingfield of "Gotta Get Through This" fame. Perusing the internet looking for info I came across many devoted fan sites. Clearly Natasha loves her fans as much as we love her. She has taken the time to meet many of them and even had some contests where the winners joined her in a special studio session. She seems to be a humble artist who just loves her work.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Word Verifier: The Gathering

Week 9
Time for Turkey and Thanks

Ready? GO!

First time visitors: The rules are simple. Go into my comments section, read your verification word and be creative. Each week I'll give just a bit of direction for the topic.


Today IS Thanksgiving, and I am with my family. I posted comments on the gang's sites as reminders and invitations. I will eventually get around to reading your posts and making actual comments. For now, it is back to the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Family. Have a Happy!


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

American Music Awards

I wish I'd taken notes. I had so much to say about that terrible demonstration of music last night.

First off: The awards pretty much went to the right people...pretty much.

The show opened with Mariah Carey attempting to sing. She came out in a dress that was not appropriate for singing on stage. It was slit up to her ass...and then further. She walked like she had a corncob up it, too. Oh, and it has been a while since she's been popular, but wasn't she black? She uses her arm to sing. Now, I'm no vocal major, but voice comes from the throat not the arm, right? She looked like she was riding a wild bull....I shouted "8 seconds, Mariah, ride that bitch!" to the TV. She also does that nasty throw-up sounding "uuuhhhahhhhuhhh" in the back of her throat. At one point, I almost lost my dinner.

Then, she wins the first award of the night. She comes out in another slutty dress and proceedes to apologize for her performance and blamed it on the fact that her monitors weren't working and her dress wasn't sewn up yet. Dude...you were the FIRST ACT. You had ALL DAY to get your shit straight...plus the sound check and dress rehearsal.

None of the country singers disappointed me. Country is a genre I typically miss out on. Too many of the stereotypical "My baby threw my favorite beer bottle out the window and I can't sleep tonight" type shit. But, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson, and the other couple that were there and performed/won/were nominated and I got to see 6 seconds of video were all right by me. The first cross-genre award of the evening went to a Country singer.

Will Smith was only nominated for one award. I hate that. If you haven't listened to his latest album...go get it. You can Download it at Wal-mart.com for $9.88 or you can get it song at a time for $0.88 apiece. Better than iTunes or Napster! It is full of powerful, emotional lyrics and some great beats.

Same goes for Black-Eyed Peas. They got an award. Their last two albums were off the chain. If you like "My Humps" then you have GOT to hear track 10 off that same disc. I think it is called "They don't want music." It is a pop, soul, FUNK song that has a bass beat that rattles my rear-view mirrors. Think, James Brown in the year 2004.

Carlos Santana did a duet with Los Lonely Boys. Santana can play the SHIT out of some guitar. He made ME wet.

Lindsey Lohan sang like two lines of her "Daughter to Father" shit and then covered a great tune...and RUINED it. I can remember the chorus, but not the name..."Just like the white winged dove, sings a song, sounds like she's singing, oooh oooh, baby, ooh" Lindsey was wearing some maternity dress looking shit and she danced like she was on crack. Oh, and she was off pitch most of the song. "Edge of Seventeen" - written by Stevie Nicks..thanks Google.

Hillary Duff lip sync'd "beat of my heart" it made me fart. It is such a damn repetitive song and has NO point. She, too, danced like a crack whore. Her back-up dancers were the most HILARIOUS. Some new-age choreographer fresh outta dance school must've been REALLY geeked up about that dance routine.

"You'll think of me" was performed BEAUTIFULLY by Keith Urban on acoustic guitar.

Tim McGraw did his latest hit, "Real Good Man." Different. But good.

Cindi Lauper teamed up with Sarah McLachlan to perform "Time After Time." Cindi played a lap dulcimer. It was just a bit out of tune with the guitar, but bearable. It was a nice performance, but Cindi seemed a bit strung out.

One of MY favorites, The Eurhythmics, got together to sing a couple tunes including "Sweet Dreams." It was HOT. I LOVE that song. It took me back.

There was a hip-hop medley...cuz clearly we couldn't handle the full version of any of these songs. One of them was Bow Wow's "Like U". The second in the medley was the best part. I have NO CLUE who the performer was, but three lines into his song, he stopped and said "Naw, I've done THIS before. Let's try..." and then did a dance number. He wore a black suit with red shirt, red trim on his fedora and red socks. The pants were cut short (sound familiar?). I was expecting him to moonwalk, but he was more respectful than that. He did a back flip instead. It was hot (but not off the chain).

Gwen Stefani got all dressed up just to say "you got it like that" a couple dozen times in some form of accompaniment to Pharrell. They should have chosen someone else. Someone black. Gwen is a great singer (though I hate that she left No Doubt), but she can't do rap, clearly. She needs melodic direction for her voice. You could tell she was uncomfortable last night.

At some point late in the evening, i was distracted by laundry. I only heard part of some boy-band type group just MASSACRING their song. They had NO pitch center and they were out of sync. I just reached up and turned off the tv. After that load was folded, I went into the living room and finished watching.

The Rolling Stones closed out the show live via satellite from Salt Lake City. We were told this would happen early in the show by Lionel Richie's daughter, douchewad stuffy brithces spoil't brat Nicole. If you didn't know she was Lionel's daughter, Cedric the Entertainer had a few cute puns when he tossed it to her "Here's a girl who's once, twice, three times a lady. She's got me dancing on the ceiling. She's got my endless love." and "We'll be hearing from her all night long." Cheesy, but I got it.

It seems that about half the performances were either good or bearable and the other half kept me begging for Cpt. Morgan.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Another Cute Quiz

You are Woodstock!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sunday Shouts Out

Well, it's Sunday...and my computer is my main focus. I'm close to being recovered completely. Obviously my internet connection is working. I just stopped in while I had a few things on my mind:

m'Lady, Lucky call. The guy WAS out of bounds, but he WAS pushed. Congrats. Have you met Jags? She seems to be the type you'd hang with. She has a blog about stuff and a blog about food (more important than just stuff).

m'Lord, check the fine print. Do you have to wear red on the OUTSIDE? I've got a red undershirt you could wear under your Wolverine sweatshirt.

Nonny, a shutout?! Sweet. I saw you on TV.

Brad, I've never made anything besided Jell-O Instant Pudding. I may have to print this one out and use it for my "I'm bored and want to cook" experiment this Thanksgiving.

Amy, As I type this, Jimmie Johnson is off the track thanks to a wreck. I never was a Tony Stewart fan, but this year he seems to have simmered down.

Alkelda, what's a word for "the more technology advances the more frustrated I get"?

Madge...did I do that "?" right? I mean, the quote is NOT he question, so the question mark goes outside the ""'s right?

Priate, Julia, James Yeh, and Amichai, if you read this. I'm sorry I don't comment on your site all that often. I DO stop by. I want you to know that.

Friday, November 18, 2005

What I want for Christmas

People who know me know that I am quite passionate about the official start of the Christmas Season. Those of you who don't know me...well, Christmas season officially starts when Santa comes to town. When is that? When he rides down Broadway next Thursday morning on the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Friday is the EARLIEST I want to see decorations in your yard. I have cut stores a bit of slack, because I have no problem with shopping early for financial reasons. Stores need to advertise their wares to get customers. I cut them some slack...but very little.

As a man of my Word, Nonny followed my request and gave me the topic of "What I want for Christmas." It is still too early for letters to Santa, but I'll just label this one a first draft. I'll revise it in exactly 7 days and mail it to Macy*s Attn: Santa.

Dear Santa:

I have been a very good Hitman this year. I only capped people who REALLY deserved it like that cocksucker who squealed to Big Eddie. I was very environmentally conscientious and disposed of the bodies carefully. I use ONLY bullets made in America and never waste them. Single shot to the back of the head. Aim for the heart when the chicken shits flee. I've spoil't my Misses quite well. In fact she still doesn't know about the affair I'm having with Amy (who has been spoil't as well). Both are covered gold, platinum, and diamonds. I have the receipts for most of them, even!

Therefore, for the reasons stated above, I believe I am entitled to a few gifts.

  • First off, I need a new car. My 1920 sedan with gangster windows just won't cut it anymore. I need something with some speed, agility and stlye. Something along the lines of a Pagani Zonda c12-S 7.3 ought to do the trick.

  • My revolver has seen better days. I've cared for it as long as I could, but sometimes I don't have time to clean all the blood out of it and now the silencer doesn't screw on straight and the dern thing jams. Something comfortable, plenty of rounds (I hate reloading after 6 shots), reliable, accurate, the smaller the better, and if it came with a silencer, well, that'd be cool. I hear Glock makes a nice weapon.

  • I'm running low on garbage sacks, concrete, and rope. Oh, and only synthetic rope, that natural stuff makes me itch.

  • I'm gonna need new shoes. These black and white saddle jobbers have no arch support. Black, size 11.5, Alligator skin. Throw in some Dr. Scholl's too.

  • A new pair of gloves to keep my fingerprints fingers warm. Can't go wrong with Isotoners.

Santa, I know you have a lot on your mind this year. Probably tons of wieners clamoring for fuel efficient family sedans or Hummers. Guys who need chainsaws. Kids who need homes. Soldiers who miss their families.

Fuck 'em.

Bring me my shit or Mrs. Claus gets it in the kisser...and I won't be cheap on the holes.


Johnny "Clamps"


First person to comment, give me a word and I'll write a post about that word/object/action in my life at the moment.

No, not some cute short story...cuz I'm not that good. But I'll fill you up with how mailboxes affect my life for example.

This is my new "I can't come up with a topic" cop-out.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Word Verifier: The Gathering

Week 8
I believe in Karma

In light of what has been going on the last 24-48 hours, all WV creations should be in the form of a sincere compliment to a member of the blogosphere.

Ready? GO!

First time visitors: The rules are simple. Go into my comments section, read your verification word and be creative. Each week I'll give just a bit of direction for the topic.



Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Not in Kansas

I may not live in Kansas, but we DO get tornadoes down here.

Let me just take your time this afternoon to tell you that I do NOT ♥ tornadoes. Everytime it storms, I wake up and turn on the TV/Computer/cellphone web browser to see if I'm gonna die. And since I don't trust them (aparently), I stay awake for hours wishing I'd made a back-up of my hard drive.

Also, Hurricanes=tornadoes....I hate them, too.

That said. I've spent my morning getting caught up on the whole TCF, Dragon, *badgirl soap opera. FUNNY SHIT! I'm not linking...if you don't know about it, don't ask.

later, douchebags.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Home is where the HitMan is

I have a house and a computer....well, the computer still has its issues, but I'm getting unbelievable technical support from my favorite website.

It was a closer call than we all thought while we were making jokes in the conference room/shelter....a tornado ripped the roof of the barn next door to a friend who lives like a mile and a half due south of me.

Oh, and if you're the type of blog reader who only reads the first post on a site, then I shall once again give props to Nonny for her link to this funny article about one of my all-time favorite songs--though now I feel as if I should hate it.

Sleep tight, Gang!

All Clear

Alive and safe.

Gonna head home and see if I live anywhere.

I'll post tonight if my computer is in tact.

Thanks for the prayers!


When she's right, she's right

Nonny poked and proded and got me to break down and read that stuff she linked on her post today.

The first two were OK to an uneducated non-artsy-fartsy guy like me.

The third had me on the floor laughing.

Or was that crying and hiding from the impending tornado?


Let's hope I'm still in Kansas tomorrow, Toto.

TOTO? Did we get a new gang member?

Ok...the day is nearly over and I'm just passing time until either: 1) it is 5 o'clock or b) the tornadoes pass...whichever is safer

they just fired the tornado siren....

pray for me!


Once again LunaNina has inspired me by way of Spinning Girl. Read the list of words and write down the FIRST thing that comes to mind--no matter how lame.

  1. Mighty::
  2. Gotta find time to ....::
  3. Statistic::
  4. Midnight::
  5. Thaw::
  6. Hips::
  7. Reader::
  8. Related::
  9. Brilliant::
  10. Posture::

You don't have to get naked to play on my site...but it helps.

To pass the time, I'm gonna go google "play naked" and see what we get:

  1. Mighty:: Mouse
  2. Gotta find time to ....:: Blog
  3. Statistic:: Two-Tailled T-Test
  4. Midnight:: After
  5. Thaw:: beef
  6. Hips:: shake 'em
  7. Reader:: 's Digest
  8. Related:: kin
  9. Brilliant:: Guiness
  10. Posture:: poor

Monday, November 14, 2005

Music Review Monday
Like U - Bow Wow f/ Ciara

I'm kicking off a new feature for Mondays. My intent is to do my research and creation over the weekend and post Monday morning. Unfortunately, my PC died last night on me.

Here's how it'll work: I pick a song, I make an opinion of it, and I share it with you. Songs have many layers. Here, I will critique the Music, Lyrics, and Performance. I will also have a special category for other influences, like media/radio stations.

So, without further ado:

HitmanJ's review of "Like You" as performed by Bow Wow featuring Ciara

Overall Rating:


I really don't see a whole lot here in the music category. It is your standard "pop-hop" beat as generated by a beat machine/computer. The highlight of the music on this song is the descending/ascending scale run that accompanies the chorus. It gives the tune some direction and flow.

Lyrics (click for printed lyrics)

I will say this probably every time I review a pop-hop tune, but I hate the written lyrics of this song. Starting right from the word go:
"I ain't ever had nobody show me all the things
That you done showed me"
My English teacher would roll in her grave...if she were dead...hell these lyrics may put her there. I'm not a fan of "ebonics" or whatever we're calling it these days. It is a bastardization of the English language and quite frankly, I'm offended. The part written for femal voice (Ciara in this case) is not this way, however. It is clear and well formatted English.

Besides the grammar, the message of the song is kind of trite. "You're my special girl and I've found no one like you." The approach is modern and it is in true pop-hop style.

Performance (Ciara carried him)

I've not heard anything else from Bow Wow since he, um, well grew up I guess (they no longer call him Li'l Bow Wow). I didn't care for his performance of this song. He doesn't sing. It is more of a Gregorian chant. He never changes pitch in the chorus at all. Again, however, this is typical pop-hop style.

Ciara, on the other hand, has a gorgeous voice and I enjoy listening to her. She has a clear and pleasant sound. The way she sings the tonal runs in the chorus is so nice (only to be contrasted annoyingly by Bow Wow's monotone chant).


I'm a fan of the collaboration. As a Catholic, though, I believe in all things in moderation. Pop-hop and it's kin (gangsta, thug, etc) have been doing too much recently. I'm sure it's in an effort to boost sales. Li'l Jon fans are sure to buy the Usher CD with "Yeah" on it. This one is not so bad.

Ciara possesses true musical talent. Bow Wow not so much. Today it seems that recording contracts are available in Cracker-Jack boxes.

Woes Me

My life is not that bad, but please allow me to throw a pity party.

I was surfing the web last night and my computer died AGAIN. Same problem as last time. So this leaves me with the question of upgrading my system ($110-$120 for a new motherboard/processor) or fighting the problem until after christmas.

What's worse, I didn't get to work on my post for today. We'll have to see how today pans out at work as to weather or not I'll start "Music review Mondays" this week or next.

I did spend some time developing my HTML/XHTML skills. I've managed to stump myself good. However, I am prepared to embrace CSS.

Happy Monday Gang!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Late Baseball and WV:TG abstinence

I didn't even play my own game. That's how bad work drained me yesterday! The good news is it wasn't crappy work, it was the type of work I went to college for and actually enjoyed some of it.

I know it was cheesy and obvious to use "7th inning stretch." Baseball is over...it ended when the Angels beat the Yankees for me. The offseason is upon us. Let's hope The Boss buys us some more talent. The funny part is, I didn't intend the WV:TG to be baseball themed, more of a free for all relaxing day....but good work, gang!

I have come up with an EXCELLENT topic for Monday posts. I'm going to start my official "Music Review Mondays." As many of you know, I'm a super mega music geek. I cannot live without music. So, this weekend, I'm going to pick out a song, listen to it like it is going out of style and rip it to shreds. I'm developing my criteria and grading scale. I will separate the radio's influence. I mean, I'm SICK of Kelly Clarkson's "Because of you" but I DO like that song.

Have a great weekend, Gang! Be safe....well, just don't get caught. And if you DO get caught, remember how I treat Squeallers!


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Word Verifier: The Gathering

7th Inning Stretch
(I'm Uninspired)

Ready? GO!

First time visitors: The rules are simple. Go into my comments section, read your verification word and be creative. Each week I'll give just a bit of direction for the topic.



Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I wear Paisley, therefore I'm Catholic?


The very bottom states:

" In the PAISLEY PRINT PATTERN, you have a connection with











Umm...ok, whatever.


Blogger Scored a 51

The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has put together the official HTML standard. It is their responsibilty to keep the TRUE HTML guidelines to ensure all browsers can decode websites.

W3C has a web page validator that will score your site to the HTML standard. My personal website had 36 errors. My blog had 96 prior to this post. Now it has 51, but I've changed nothing. Probably the last post to roll off the bottom and into the archives had a lot of errors.

My goal is to create an informative, interesting, entertaining, technically relevant website that is perfectly complaint!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Pop sucks

It is official, there are now more songs on the pop radio station I listen to that I hate than ones I like. I'm searching for a new channel.

Ashlee Simpsuck (last name changed to protect Homer and Bart) hosted the Sirius Hits One top 40 countdown. Turns out, she has no diction in her speaking voice either!

The songs on Hits One I do like (i.e. "My Humps") are so over played that I don't want to hear them anymore.

Jakie Martling and Mitch Hedberg (stand up comedians featured on Raw Dog Comedy 104) are the two funniest guys I know.

Jackie does insult comedy. If you're offended by his show, then take a hike you fucking communist fat fuck. "The only reason I make fun of your weight is cuz I can't see your dick. Hell, even if he were naked, we couldn't see his dick. It must be fun to step up to the urinal and try to guess which fold of fat the piss is gonna come out of."

Mitch does random thoughts comedy. On last night's clip they played, he was pondering how nice it would be to able to go fishing and catch just a fish stick. It would make life so much simpler. "I would just have to reheat it. I would work for Mrs. Paul's. Give me a boat and some boxes." He also seemed a bit peeved with the TV show fishermen. "See they just catch and release. They're not gonna eat them. They are only trying to make the fish late for something. 'Sorry I was late, I was caught.' 'No way, let me see the inside of your mouth.'" Funny shit!

"The War at Home" is stil funny.
"The Simpsons" was a bit of a bust last night. Ok, enough with "Treehouse of Terror/Horror." Enough with the baseball humor. We all get it, you couldn't do your Halloween special ON Halloween cuz of the threat of a game 7. Just make Homer say D'OH! and choke Bart and have Lisa complain about something liberal and Marge cook and clean and I'll laugh on cue.

"American Dad" is the biggest gamble of the evening. Last night I crapped out. I'm gonna have to go back to my ol' reliable "Family Guy" to win my humor investment back. Yeah, the topics are getting further and further into the gutter, but I'm a single, 20-something male...

Ok, So I have a new game I want to play, but it requires me getting my damn camera out and going and taking pictures of the funny shit in my neighborhood. Apparently that is harder to do that you would think...for a single, 20-something male.

Have a great week!


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Word Verifier: The Gathering

6th Floor Grumblings
(Work sucks)

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I saw my frist episode of How I met Your Mother on Monday night....not like I was all busy handing out candy.

Not a bad show. The opening and closing were pretty gay.."now kids, I'm gonna tell you how I met your mother...." Ok, we really don't need a back story...the name of the show is "how I met your mother"

And then it ended with "and that's how I met your aunt what's her nuts" Because we need a reson for you to tune in next week cuz we just spent 30 minutes getting you attached to us for no good reason cuz we were just teasing you....

but all-in-all a good show.

I also watched another show for the first time. I forget the name, but it is the one based from the father's POV and he does some asides and he has two kids. I think "Trouble at home" maybe. Not that bad of a show either.

I saw "Bones" for the first time last night. I was hoping for a more Law and Order type show, but it was really crappy. I mean, yeah, super-sleuths do exist, but all she does is collect shit and mail it back to some crime lab that looks more like my high-school biology lab....with the same people working in it! And, like most 30-60 minute mystery shows, the clues just happen to all fall into place magically.

I'm super stressed about work. My all-day off-site meeting yesterday made me realize that I could spend 40-50 hours a week for the next 6 months on this one project alone. The problem is, that's not supposed to be my primary project. My primary project could also keep me buys 40 hours a week.....

At least I have candy at home.