spew - what is it?
|This is where I go to get things off my chest every now and then. For those of you familiar with my old rantings, this is basically the same thing, 'cept maybe a tad more risqué since I won't mince on cussing. ;-p But don't worry, I won't spit out shit for no reason. For those of you who've never been to my pages before, this section is here for me to make comments (mostly educated, sometimes not) about things that I've observed in my life and also just to keep my friends up to date with what I've been doing. Keep in mind that anything you read on here is pure opinion which might not jive with your own view of the world. If that's the case, friendly messages espousing your own views are welcome but flames will be cruelly mocked. So, without further ado....||
> Current Spew
> A newcomer...
> Life goes on...
> Bend in the road...
> Life in slow mo...
> Strange times...
> Sittin' 'round da House...
> Unemployment Blues...
> Slowing down...
> Time Flies...
> Frivolous Thoughts
> Life as Usual...
> Changes in the Air
> Words Cannot Convey
> Almost a Revelation
> A Whole New World
> Beginning of a New Era
> Millenium Revisited
> Sticks & Stones
> New Millenium!
> Karaoke Madness!
> Conspiracy Theory
|Apr. 16, 2002 - It's the end...|
of the world as we know it.
My god, someone is actually still up on Q stock?
Why are there all these molestation accusations against clergy all of a sudden? Talk about floodgates opening but it's starting to get absurd. Coverup? Or were people afraid to come forward before because they thought no one would believe them? Not that it really surprises me. When it comes to sex, religion is generally pretty damned ass-backwards.
|Apr. 11, 2002 - Let's get physical!|
On Tuesday I went to my very first aerobics class. Last Saturday, we went to our first yoga class in about a year. Obviously we're a pretty lazy bunch. ;-p Aerobics turned out to be not as tiring as I had expected although it did kill my abs. Which is actually a good thing since that's the part I need work on the most. =p Tonight will be my second class. I don't think my abs have recovered yet but we'll see how it goes. The amusing thing is that Erin's the one that's always forcing me to exercise but she's more out of shape than I am. =p Oh the irony. =) But I guess this'll be good for both of us. That is if we can keep up with it longer than in the past. ;-p
The Big Game baby! $200 million and rising. Not that we'll ever win. =p Every time we buy lottery tickets and don't win anything, we always say, "That was a waste of $5. Never again!" But every time the lottery gets back up to the $100 million range, we're in line with everyone else. Who said money isn't everything again?
Speaking of which this will be the first year in which I've actually _owed_ taxes to the government. And a pretty hefty sum at that. I'm rather peeved. Hey, don't we have a Republican president? Aren't our taxes supposed to go _down_? Sheeiiittt..... I gotta start looking into selling my crappy stocks so I can write them off for next year. Pain in the butt.
Hmm.... apparently my W4 with Qwest had me down as having 3 allowances which as far as I can tell means I have 3 dependents? Uh, not as far as I know. Which would explain why my taxes are so screwy.
I need more money! Contact me if you need some web stuff done. No job too small. =)
Damn, I think I'm going senile way earlier than I anticipated. I hate it when I switch windows to do something and then realize that I forgot what the hell it was I wanted to do.
Whoo hoo! Mozilla's nearing a 1.0 release! It's currently become my default browser of choice although there are still some sites I need IE for these days. Between this and Omniweb, IE is going to start getting some serious competition on the OS X platform as far as browsers are concerned.
You have _got_ to be kidding me! Already??? I mean granted it looks to be a major kickass movie but still... My favorite line: "It's just fun sitting on Hollywood Boulevard watching the freaks and the tourists walk by." Um, who's the freak again? =)
|2002-04-12 08:58:05 - Ben|
Click on the "Already???" Star Wars Episode II. ;-)
2002-04-12 08:57:06 - June =)
Which movie is that??
|Apr. 9, 2002 - Catching up...|
Congratulations to Karen Lai and Ben Lui on their engagement!!! They are the only successful pairing from our Loveboat group and have been together for 8 years! Wow. And double congratulations to Ben for getting into UCSF med! Way to go man! =) I was lucky enough to catch up with them for dinner a week or so ago and they seem very happy. As well they should. Heh. =)
I guess this is old news but congrats to Rita Huang and Damon Nagami on setting their wedding date! Nice job on their ,
Closer to home, 2 weekends ago I drove Erin and some of her friends down to the DC area to do the sightseeing biz. Haven't been down there in ages and it was a decent weekend to go. Saturday was a pretty darn chilly day though and we walked like 7+ miles on that day. The National Mall turned out to be a _lot_ longer than I had thought. At least it was a bright and sunny day. Too bad we missed the cherry blossoms by a week though. And getting into the museums are now a pain in the ass as well since they've started the whole airport security mess for them too. Ah well, that's the price we pay I suppose. Driving around DC was an interesting experience too. Whole bunch of traffic circles with spokes/streets splitting away from them. Can get pretty annoying if you're not a resident. Not exactly the easiest city to navigate. But we did have some pretty darn good Indian food at while we were there. =) Anyway, you can check out some pics
Recently was able to _finally_ get Selina and her new husband, Adam, out for a meal in the city. Now that they're married, she can't keep blowing me off with "wedding stuff." ;-p But we went to a pretty good Middle Eastern place called Salam on 13th and 6th. It was their first time with Middle Eastern food and they seemed to enjoy it. Except for the quarter that Selina found in her lamb & eggplant entree. That was rather bizarre. Come to think of it she probably should have complained and gotten a free meal out of it but ah well. Maybe next time we'll just plant a quarter in there to make up for it. ;-p
Just a thought but why do you never see Asian couples with adopted Caucasian children? But lots of Caucasian couples with adopted Asian children? Or just non-Caucasian children. Are there not enough Caucasian children in need of adoption? If you go to an adoption agency, can you specify what replica handbags you want? What's the deal with this?
|2004-01-11 04:24:12 - Obvious|
There are great numbers of African American kids who will never be adopted. I've been in Korea, and I have seen the scores of rich white couples adopting Korean kids. It is easy for me to come to a conclusion. The racial stereotypes of asian and african decendants within american culture may have a lot to do with this phenomenon.
2002-05-28 12:02:05 - Heather
My name is Heather Heitfield and I am a Korean American transracial adoptee. I am pursuing my doctoral degree at American University and working with Rita Simon, a professor at American University who has researched and written extensively on transracial adoption. Titles of her 26 published books include: In Their Own Voices; Adoption Across Borders; Adoption, Race and Identity; and The Case for Transracial Adoption. Professor Simon is interested in writing a new book, one consisting of extensive interviews with adult transracial adoptees and reflections on their thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and experiences. We are currently looking for additional participants who are interested in being interviewed. In this prospective book, she would like to interview transracial adoptees from many ethnic/racial backgrounds, or those whose parents belong to a different minority group. Due to the wonderful response we’ve received from Asian American adoptees with Caucasian parents, we’re only seeking Asians who have been adopted by non-Asian/Caucasian parents, African Americans who have been adopted by non-African American/Caucasian parents, Caucasians who have been adopted by non-Caucasian parents, or Latinos/Hispanics adopted by African American/Asian parents. If you are 18 or older, self-identify as a transracial adoptee, and would like to participate in this study, you may do so without revealing identifying information. Nothing you share with us will be published without your written consent. Interviews will be conducted by myself or by Professor Simon and can take place over the phone or in person. Professor Simon or I may ask questions about your family, your relationship with your siblings, your interests, how you perceive your racial identity, relationships with friends and significant others, thoughts on transracial adoption, your views on various social or racial issues, etc. If you or someone you know would like to participate or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. You may email me at email@example.com or call 202-432-7046 and leave a message with your name and phone number. Heather Heitfield ----------------------------------------------------------- (Rita Simon is a Sociologist who earned her doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1957. Before coming to American University in 1983 to serve as Dean of the School of Justice, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois, the Hebrew University on Jerusalem, and the University of Chicago. She is currently a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University.)
2002-04-11 12:20:28 - June =)
Ummm... Actually in most cases, people are adopting from out of the country and there just seem to be larger amount of Asian children available for adoption. Some people also adopt from Russia too. I know that's fairly common. Now why they'd do that when there's a preponderance of children here in this coutry to adopt, I don't know the answer to that. *shrug*