Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Posted by Trixie on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, In : Life 

1985 Chicago BearsThe season is officially upon us. And I couldn't be any more excited, but not for the reasons you may think. Allow me to explain:

Growing up in Chicago, every Sunday Mass ended with some derivation of  "Go in Peace". If this happened to be during football season, the translation would be the equivalent of "Gentlemen, start your engines". Everyone would race home in time for the earliest scheduled kick-off. Whatever your favorite team, there was always the common denominator of...Da Bears.

By d...

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I'd Like to Buy a Vowel.

Posted by Trixie on Monday, September 14, 2009, In : Life 

The GraduateOver the weekend, I re-watched The Graduate. It's been a decade and a half since I've seen that movie. There is a scene towards the end of the movie where Dustin Hoffman is pounding on a large glass window on a balcony overlooking the altar where his love interest is about to get married. In his desperate attempt to halt the ceremony, he repeatedly yells her name.

Over time that scene grew on me, but for whatever reason, I could never remember the girl's name. For years I walked around randoml...

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Posted by Trixie on Friday, September 11, 2009, In : Life 
9/11 Memorial
Today is 9/11. I don't believe in God. But if I did, I would be spending the day begging Him to turn Osama bin Laden into a pillar of salt for the sole purpose of selling him on e-Bay for $1.26.

So to those of you that are so inclined, make it happen.

For the rest of us, never forget.

That is all.

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Predictions are difficult, especially when they are about the future...

Posted by Trixie on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, In : kvetch 

But I am here to change all that.

Today is 09/09/09. So what does that mean? Some predict the end of the world, but my research shows that this date falls on a Wednesday in September (both of which have 9 letters). September 9 also is the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2 = 9. In addition, if you multiply any single digit number by 9, the resulting two digits add up to 9. Lastly, note that 999 is 666 upside-down which signifies the number of the Beast, the Antichrist in the Bible's Book of Revelati...

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Protect Your Nuts

Posted by Trixie on Sunday, September 6, 2009, In : Life 

I enjoy hiking. Growing up in Chicago and then spending a few years in Boston, I never had much of an opportunity to appreciate this activity until I moved to Seattle. Out here, everyone drinks coffee, complains about the weather, and hikes. Pretty much in that order.

My friend Don is an avid hiker, and when the opportunity presents itself, we will hit the trails. Now Don is an interesting person. During the day he acts as the VP of Finance to a large corporation tossing around financial deriv...

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The Week in Photos, ending 09|05|09

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, September 5, 2009, In : Politics 

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya

Actual Caption: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya leaves the US State Department in Washington, DC, on September 3, 2009. Honduras' de facto government attacked deposed President Manual Zelaya on Saturday for wasting six million dollars of public funds on horses, vacations and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Mirhossein Mousavi

Actual Caption: A poster of Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi is seen on the ground in Tehran months after the June 2009 election.

The Coca Cola Company in Vietnam            John Ashcroft
Actual Caption: (L)...

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The Great Escape(s)

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, September 3, 2009, In : Life 
Freedom Fighting Hamster On a whim, I recently tried to reconnect with an old friend using one of the popular social networking sites. Not being a member, I had to send an anonymous email without any obvious proof of who I was. In response, like the "secret question" you have to answer when you forget your password, he asked what I had once given him for a birthday present in order to prove my identity. Fair enough. Here is my story:

We met during my first couple of weeks in college. As far as guys were concerned, he...

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