Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Happy New Year from the Plaintiffs

This song is great!
Happy New Year

I handed you my heart, you wiped your ass with it
I treated you like gold, you treated me like shit
And now I'm down and out , and spinning in a ditch
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year ... bitch

I paid your tab off down there at the hair salon
I'm behind on my bills so you can be a platinum blonde
And you ain't even here to scratch me when I itch
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year ... bitch

I hope who ever is doing you has the magic touch
So you can stay awake now, even when you drink too much
I hope who ever is doing you has pockets oh so deep
so you can pull the fleece right out just like he was a sheep

How do you like my pistol? my very first handgun
I feel like going postal, I think you'd better run
It seems my trigger finger has a nervous twitch
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year ... bitch

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Don't want May babies

If I ever have kids, I will try not to have them in the month of May.
People born in May in the northern hemisphere have a higher-than-average risk of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers said yesterday...May babies are 13% more likely to develop MS later in life The Star

Friday, November 26, 2004

letters to santa

my friend jess sent me this email and with the holiday season officially starting, i thought it would make a cute post.

deer santa:
I wud like a kool toy space ranjur fer Xmas. Iv ben a gud boy all yeer.
Yer Frend, BiLLy

Dear Billy,
Nice spelling. You're on your way to a career in lawn care. How about I
send you a frigging book so you can learn to read and write? I'm giving
your older brother the space ranger. At least HE can spell!

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl all year, and the only thing I ask for is peace and
joy in the world for everybody!
Love, Sarah

Dear Sarah,
Your parents smoked pot when they had you, didn't they?

Dear Santa,
I don't know if you can do this, but for Christmas, I'd like for my mommy
and daddy to get back together. Please see what you can do.

Dear Teddy,
Look, your dad's banging the babysitter like a screen door in a hurricane.
Do you think he's gonna give that up to come back to your frigid, fat mom,
who rides his ass constantly? It's time to give up that dream. Let me get
you some nice Legos instead. Maybe you can build yourself a family with

Dear Santa,
I want a new bike, a Playstation, a train, some G.I. Joes, a dog, a drum
kit, a pony and a tuba.
Love, Francis

Dear Francis,
Who names their kid "Francis" nowadays? I bet you're gay.

Dear Santa,
I left milk and cookies for you under the tree, and I left carrots for your
reindeer outside the back door.
Love, Susan

Dear Susan,
Milk gives me the shits and carrots make the deer fart in my face when
riding in the sleigh. You want to do me a favor? Two words, Jim Beam.

Dear Santa,
What do you do the other 364 days of the year? Are you busy making toys?
Your friend, Thomas

Dear Thomas,
All the toys are made by little kids like you in China Every year I give
them a slice of bread as a Christmas bonus. I have a condo in Vegas, where
I spend most of my time making low-budget porno films. I unwind by drinking
myself silly and squeezing the asses of cocktail waitresses
while losing money at the craps table.

Dear Santa,
Do you see us when we're sleeping, do you really know when we're awake,
like in the song?
Love, Jessica

Dear Jessica,
Are you really that gullible? Good luck in whatever you do. I'm skipping
your house.

Dear Santa,
I really really want a puppy this year. Please please please PLEASE PLEASE
could I have one?

That whiney begging shit may work with your folks, but that crap doesn't
work with me. You're getting an ugly sweater again.

Dearest Santa,
We don't have a chimney in our house, how do you get into our home?
Love, Marky

First, stop calling yourself "Marky", that's why you're getting your ass
kicked at school. Second, you don't live in a house, you live in a
low-rent, ghetto apartment complex. Third, I get inside your pad just like
all the burglars do, through your bedroom window.
Sweet Dreams,

Thursday, November 18, 2004

What kind of yarn are you?

I have been looking for yarn all over the place for some Christmas presents that I am attempting to make this year for my friends and family.
You are Mohair
You are Mohair.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The Best Chick Flicks of All Time

The Best Chick Flicks of All Time

Here are the top 25 of the 50 published in the magazine:
"Morocco," directed by Josef von Sternberg
"Camille," directed George Cukor
"Notorious," directed by Alfred Hitchcock
"The French Lieutenant's Woman," directed by Karel Reisz
"The English Patient," directed by Anthony Minghella
"The Women," directed by George Cukor
 "Julia," directed by Fred Zinnemann
"Desperately Seeking Susan," directed by Susan Seidelman
"The Truth About Cats & Dogs," directed by Michael Lehmann
"Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," directed by David Mirkin
"The Hours," directed by Stephen Daldry
"All About Eve," directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," directed by Martin Scorsese
"Aliens," directed by James Cameron
"Thelma & Louise," directed by Ridley Scott
"What's Love Got to Do With It," directed by Brian Gibson
"Girlfight," directed by Karyn Kusama
"Black Narcissus," directed by Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell
"The Shop Around the Corner," directed by Ernst Lubitsch
"The Lady Eve," directed by Preston Sturges
"Born Yesterday," directed by George Cukor
"Pat and Mike," directed by George Cukor
"Breakfast at Tiffany's," directed by Blake Edwards
"Bull Durham," directed by Ron Shelton
"Pretty Woman," directed by Garry Marshall

States Ranked: Smartest to Dumbest

We're #2!

States Ranked: Smartest to Dumbest

The smartest state in the union for the second consecutive year is Massachusetts.

The dumbest, for the third year in a row, is New Mexico.

These are the findings of the Education State Rankings, a survey by Morgan Quitno Press of hundreds of public school systems in all 50 states. States were graded on a variety of factors based on how they compare to the national average. These included such positive attributes as per-pupil expenditures, public high school graduation rates, average class size, student reading and math proficiency, and pupil-teacher ratios. States received negative points for high drop-out rates and physical violence.

How does YOUR state rank?
New Jersey
New York

New Hampshire
North Dakota

South Dakota
Rhode Island
North Carolina

South Carolina
Texas and West Virginia (tie)

New Mexico

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

New York Yankees Coaches

I am so glad to see that Don Mattingly is coming back for another year and that Joe Girardi is now a bench coach. How exciting!

The New York Yankees announced today that former catcher Joe Girardi, a member of three World-Championship Yankee clubs in 1996, 1998 and 1999, will rejoin the club as Bench Coach and Catching Instructor in 2004.
Pitching Coach Mel Stottlemyre will return for a 10th consecutive season in 2005 and Don Mattingly, who returned to the Yankees as Batting Coach last season, will be back for a second straight season.
Girardi, 40, concluded a 15-year Major-League career after the 2003 season and spent last season as a broadcaster for the YES Network. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2000 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.
An announcement on the remaining members of Joe Torre's 2005 coaching staff will be made at a later date.New York Yankees News

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Halo 2

No I certainly did not wait in line at midnight to get my copy. But I did get it! I had pre-ordered Halo 2 months ago! And today is the day when I finally got to go pick it up and I am so excited to play. It got a 9.4 from gamespot.

First-day sales will reach $100 million, a senior Microsoft games executive said Tuesday. USATODAY.com

Thursday, November 4, 2004

The O.C. cast

I watched the first episode of the second season of The O.C. tonight and it looks to be yet another interesting season. I then read an article in EW talking about the new additions to the cast. There is Michael Cassidy
(playing Zach, the impossibly perfect new boyfriend of Summer), Nicholas Gonzalez (playing DJ, the hunky gardener who's interested in more than just lawn care), Shannon Lucio (playing Lindsay Gardner, a girl from a working-class family who finds she has a lot in common with Ryan, a fellow outsider to the posh suburb), and Olivia Wilde (playing Alex, who works at the Bait Shop, The O.C.'s version of the Peach Pit After Dark).

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Jeter hauls in Gold Glove Award

Well its about time this happened! WAY TO GO DJ!

Jeter hauls in Gold Glove Award

Derek Jeter added another line to his already impressive resume on Tuesday, winning his first Gold Glove Award.
Jeter becomes the first Yankees shortstop to win the award, giving New York a Gold Glover at every position in its history.
"It's a great honor. I take pride in my defense and I work hard each year to improve in the field," Jeter said in a statement released by the club. "There are a number of fantastic defensive shortstops in the American League -- too many to count -- and to be recognized with the Gold Glove makes it that much more of a special accomplishment.
"I also want to thank our pitching staff for having so many of our opponents hit balls in my direction."
The Yankees have now had 20 players win a total of 55 Gold Glove awards, led by Don Mattingly's 10 at first base.
"Derek Jeter is a great, inspired leader and captain," said George Steinbrenner through his publicist, Howard Rubenstein. "He certainly deserves this honor."

time for change or four more years?

Yahoo! News - Elections

I have some nervous energy running around in anticipation of knowing who the President is going to be for the next four years. I went out and voted for Kerry (even if he is a Red Sox fan).

Monday, November 1, 2004

Steelers 34, Patriots 20

A bunch of us watched the Steelers win over the Patriots yesterday and let me tell you that we had a GREAT time doing it! I am LOVING BIG BEN!!!

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates the first of two first quarter touchdown passes with receiver Plaxico Burress (80) against the New England Patriots Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

My Way - Sports News - Steelers 34, Patriots 20
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The New England Patriots are no longer perfect, all because of a rookie quarterback who still is.
Ben Roethlisberger, who doesn't know what it's like to lose an NFL game, drove the Steelers to four scores following uncharacteristic New England turnovers and Pittsburgh ended the Patriots' two long winning streaks with a remarkably easy 34-20 victory Sunday.
The Patriots (6-1) had won 21 straight counting the playoffs and a league-record 18 in a row in the regular season, but were all but out of this one after Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Plaxico Burress during a 21-point Steelers first quarter.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Thursday, October 14, 2004

game two - yankees 3-1

yankees win game two 3-1

The chants of "Who's Your Daddy" were constant at Yankee Stadium tonight. I was hysterical laughing every time I heard it. Yes, Pedro Martinez got his start tonight in the Bronx against Jon Leiber. But the star tonight was John Olerud of the New York Yankees. Olerud hit a two-run home run off of Martinez in the sixth inning.

The thing that surprised me the most tonight was how humble Martinez seemed to be in the press conference after the game. The same man who three years ago said
Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I'll drill him in the ass.
actually seemed to be humble. Talking about how just 15 years ago he was under a mango tree without money to take a bus, Martinez said that he enjoyed the attention at Yankee Stadium (although the chants clearly made fun of him) by saying
It actually made me feel really, really good. I actually realize I'm somebody important. I caught the attention of 60,000 people, you guys and the whole world. If I turned the clock back 15 years, I was sitting under a mango tree without 50 cents for a bus. And today I was the center of attention of the city of New York. They made me feel important. I don't regret one thing. I obviously kind of like it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

game one - yankees 10-7

yankees win game one 10-7

Well so much for Schilling shutting up the crowd at Yankee Stadium because the Bronx was ROCKING tonight!
"I'm not sure I can think of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up," the Boston Red Sox ace [Schilling] said Monday, a day before starting the opener of the AL championship series against Mike Mussina.

Matsui was on fire tonight and the Yankees proved once again why they should not be counted out yet!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

game schedule

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Game 1 at New York Tue. Oct. 12 8:00 p.m. FOX
Game 2 at New York Wed. Oct. 13 8:00 p.m. FOX
Game 3 at Boston Fri. Oct. 15 8:00 p.m. FOX
Game 4 at Boston Sat. Oct. 16 7:30 p.m. FOX
Game 5* at Boston Sun. Oct. 17 7:30 p.m. FOX
Game 6* at New York Tue. Oct. 19 8:00 p.m. FOX
Game 7* at New York Wed. Oct. 20 8:00 p.m. FOX
*If necessary

it begins again...

for anyone that lives in a box, the yankees are playing the red sox tonight and i couldn't be more excited and nervous about it. mussina is pitching against schilling tonight. it should be a really good match up and a hell of a nail-biter!

The rivalry that never rests

Sunday, October 10, 2004


i went to a bar this afternoon to watch the steelers/browns game. they had $2.00 beers and $0.20 wings. anyway, there was a girl there wearing this shirt only in yellow and i know that i have to own it!
Official site of the Pittsburgh Steelers - Product Display

sweeter brew for club goers

I thought that this actually sounded pretty yummie!

Anheuser-Busch cooks up sweeter brew for club goers - Oct. 5, 2004

Saturday, October 2, 2004


Originally uploaded by danic.
Alex Rodriguex warming up with Derek Jeter


Originally uploaded by danic.
Three of the infielders, Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez, Short Stop Derek Jeter and Second Baseman Miguel Cairo


Alex Rodriguez at bat

Originally uploaded by danic.


Originally uploaded by danic.


Jorge Posada adjusting his face mask

Originally uploaded by danic.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter
Originally uploaded by danic.
We were sitting so close to the on deck circle at yankee stadium that we could hear what the players were saying

Summer Vacation at Burning Man.

This is one of the funniest things I have ever read!
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Summer Vacation at Burning Man.

Day 1
Instead of our normal trip to Grandma's in Oregon, our parents drove to the Nevada desert for Burning Man. Mom and Dad explained that their relationship was in a rut, and they wanted to try something new. Mom said that Dad isn't spontaneous anymore. Dad complained that Burning Man tickets are more expensive than a week at Disneyland, but Mom said that the drugs are better here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

ESPN.com: Page 2 - Pedro finally learns the truth

This is one of the craziest things that I have ever read!

ESPN.com: Page 2 - Pedro finally learns the truth

by Jim Caple
Page 2

"What can I say? I tip my cap and call the Yankees my Daddy."

-- Pedro Martinez, after blowing another lead to New York in the eighth inning Friday and losing 6-4

"Yes. It is true. It brings me great shame to admit it, but the Yankees are my Daddy. I never knew until recently because my father left my mother before I was born.

"The Dodgers, of course, are my mother, and I loved her as I love life itself. She was the most beautiful woman in the world; and when I close my eyes now, I can still see her dressed in the purest whites and deepest blues you have ever seen. She sacrificed everything to raise me and my older brother, Ramon. She worked in the fields until her hands were raw and her back ached, and yet she always found time in the early evening to teach Ramon and I how to throw a beanball.

"One day when I was six and Ramon was nearly 10, we asked our mother about our father -- who he was and where he lived and when he would come home to teach us how to throw sliders. She only told us that our father was a very bad man, and then began weeping. She walked into her room, closed the door and stayed inside for three days. She ate nothing and drank only the tears that ran down her cheeks. We could hear her sobs even when we turned up 'Welcome Back Kotter' very loud; and when she finally emerged from the room, she said that we were never to ask her any questions about our father again. I tell you, these were the saddest moments of my life until Grady Little left me in too long in Game 7.

"Looking back now, I suppose there were clues to my father's identity I should have recognized if only I had opened my eyes wide enough to examine them closely. But so much of life is a deception, is it not? Even now, many Red Sox fans think we are going to win the World Series.

"I once caught my mother opening a worn shoebox and pulling out faded black and white photos of her when she was a girl in Brooklyn. Then she looked at a photograph of her as a young woman smiling with a man in pinstripes. When she looked at it, she made a strange sound and I could not tell whether she was laughing or crying -- it was similar to the sound Red Sox fans make at the beginning of each October. I asked who the man in the picture was, and she quickly put the photos away. She said only that he was a rich man she once knew in New York, and that I should not sneak up on her anymore and should instead go outside and practice knocking down 72-year-old men with Ramon.

"My mother also had a beautiful ring she kept protected under the mattress. Ramon and I never were allowed to look at it closely, but she would occasionally take it out to slip on her finger. We could see that it was gold with a ruby in the middle and small diamonds surrounding it and some sort of inscription. We asked why she didn't sell it in the market so that we could move into a better neighborhood with cable TV, and she said it was all she had left from our father and that she would never sell it. I understand now that it is a World Series ring, though of course, I have never seen such a thing up close.

"My mother died just before I reached the majors, and I was always sad that she never got a chance to see me pitch. But worse was the longing I felt for my father. Whenever I would see Ken Griffey Jr. or Barry Bonds or Aaron Boone, I would feel such jealousy. Why did they have fathers in the game, and I did not even know who mine was? And why did they always hit so many home runs in extra innings? I would be so envious that I wanted to hit them all in the head with my pitches. And I usually did.

"And then I visited my old, beloved aunt, the Expos, in Montreal this summer. She said that she would be moving soon, she did not know where, and that I should know the truth about my father in case she never saw me again. She said that the Yankees were my Daddy and that though they were dishonorable and had treated my mother very badly by not marrying her and never once paying child support, I must seek them out and resolve our relationship, though perhaps I should have my agent phone first.

"It was painful to learn, but at least now I know the truth. The Yankees are my Daddy and I look forward to reuniting soon and getting to know him as a son should know his father, perhaps beginning next season if he will offer me a four-year, $60 million contract. Perhaps he will even take me to the World Series.

"But the truth about my father is not the most amazing thing I learned. No, the strangest part is what else I discovered.

"Don Zimmer is my crazy uncle."

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Pedro...I am your father

My father sent me an email with this picture in it today. I thought that it was hysterical!

Sunday, September 26, 2004

who's your daddy?

Among Pedro Martinez's postgame comments on Friday:

Major League Baseball : News: "'What can I say? I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy.'"

Monday, September 13, 2004

Originally uploaded by Ryan McReynolds.
this is an awesome protest sign

Morgans 11

Morgans 11
Originally uploaded by danic.
This is a picture of the center of Saranac Lake, NY. A pizza place called Morgans 11 and the Dew Drop Inn (bar) behind it.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid
Originally uploaded by danic.
This is the view of Lake Placid from the side of Whiteface


Originally uploaded by danic.
Another view from the top of Whiteface

Whiteface Sign

Whiteface Sign
Originally uploaded by danic.
Another picture of the sign on the top of Whiteface

Whiteface Sign

Whiteface Sign
Originally uploaded by danic.
The sign on the top of Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Ski

Whiteface Ski
Originally uploaded by danic.
Looking down at the ski slopes from the top of Whiteface

Whiteface Tower

Whiteface Tower
Originally uploaded by danic.
This is the tower at the top of Whiteface Mountain

Road to Whiteface

Road to Whiteface
Originally uploaded by danic.
We took this road to get to the top of Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York.

Thursday, September 9, 2004



``I was happy in New York,'' he tells Gina, imploring her to be a little more adaptable. ``I tried really hard to keep things from changing. But everyone else got married and had kids and moved on. They all changed. So, I'm giving change a shot. Hoping things stay the same - it doesn't work.'

I am so very excited to watch Joey tonight! I was so sad when Friends was over last year and this has given me new hope to be able to watch one of the characters that I have grown to love over the past ten years. I also, am a huge Sopranos fan, so I am very excited about Drea de Matteo (Adriana as I knew her) as Joey's sister.

Sunday, September 5, 2004


I found this article to be very hopeful to myself and everyone with MS considering all the bad publicity stem cells have gotten as of late.

STUFF : HEALTH - STORY : New Zealand's leading news and information website: "  
H E A L T H   S T O R Y   

Breakthrough treatments for multiple sclerosis likely 'soon'
06 September 2004


Breakthrough treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) may be just five years away, an Australian leader in stem cell research said in Christchurch yesterday.
Professor Alan Trounson, director of Australia's main centre for stem cell research at Monash University, was speaking about advances in stem cell therapies.
Speaking at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences open day, Professor Trounson said that animal trials of an MS therapy had proved so successful he believed hospital trials were likely 'really soon'.
Researchers had found that primitive nerve cells, grown from stem cells in the lab, could reduce symptoms of an MS-type illness when injected into mice.
The cells had been able to pass into the rodent's brain where they matured into myelin-producing cells. Myelin is an important protective coating around nerve cells that is stripped away in MS sufferers, causing messages to become scrambled.
'Using these cells to reverse conditions like MS I think is highly probable in the next five years, perhaps even less,' he said.
The potential of stem cells has excited researchers because under the right conditions they can develop into cells from any part of the body.
Stem cells have been used in laboratories to produce clusters of heart cells, all beating at the same rate as a typical human heart, or bundles of nerve cells able to pass electric signals to each other.
Some stem cells have been used successfully in medicine for almost 40 years. Bone marrow transplantation, which is a form of adult stem cell therapy, cures several forms of leukaemia and anaemia."

Wednesday, September 1, 2004


I guess I have some new cool words to try out on my friends!

Chickspeak: How Sexy Women Talk
So the next time you're cruising a bar or just walking down a busy city street and hear a group of young and sexy women chattering about phone zits, mouse potatoes, and e-mauling, you don't have to rub your ears. You heard correctly. It's called "chickspeak" and this new and fun dialect is all the rage among young, urban, single women, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Many of these words started with "Sex and the City." Others can be found on DailyCandy.com, a fashion and style newsletter Web site founded and edited by Dany Lavey. Make sure you're not left out in the cold! Learn and memorize these chickspeak words, courtesy of Ms. Lavey:

Baby blue: Viagra

Biphonal: Holding multiple phones to your ears or in front of you at the same time.

Blamestorming: A meeting whose sole purpose is to discuss why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

Drailing: E-mailing when drunk; drunk e-mailing.

E-mauling: Stalking someone via e-mail.

Fatkins: Disciples of Atkins who have taken the "all the fat you can eat" idea to lunatic extremes.

GU (pronounced "goo"): Acronym for geographically undesirable.

Guyatus: A hiatus from guys.

Helicopter: A significant other who finds it necessary to hover around his or her mate at all times.

Intie: The intimacy flu. Usually occurs two to three weeks into a budding dating relationship. Symptoms include unreturned phone calls, "mistakenly" deleted e-mail messages, and sleeping on the far edge of the bed.

Karat dangler: A woman who finds it of utmost importance to flaunt her engagement/wedding ring at all times.

Lush flush: The rosy hue you get in your cheeks after a few too many glasses of wine.

Mitin (pronounced "mitten"): Acronym/codespeak for "more information than I needed."

Mouse potato: The wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

Mousewife: A male housewife.

Phone zit: The recurring chin zit that results from spending too much time on the phone.

Reverse evolution princes: Men who at first seem to be princes but turn out to be frogs.

Single woman's sports pages: The New York Times' wedding announcements.

Spenny: Pricey; short for expensive.

Stray: A heterosexual male who everyone secretly thinks is gay.

Teenile: Used to describe someone who is way too old for what she is wearing.

Yellular: The loudness you adopt in response to a bad cell phone connection, in the misguided hope that talking louder will improve the connection.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Which 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character are you?

Which Pirates of the Caribbean character are you?

What Kind of Sport Do You Imitate in Bed?

You are a Football Player in Bed!

You're like a guy in the sack.
You want to cum and make it quick.
You're not all into it for hours on end because you get bored (A.D.D. anyone?).
Next time do a little more foreplay and wait at least 10 minutes!
What Kind of Sport Do You Imitate in Bed?

More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Are You Brave Enough For Al Fresco?

You Wouldn't Go All the Way...

You like the thrill of making out in public, but you wouldn't go all the way.
You're afraid of getting caught.
But you also think it's better in public when it's just you and your partner.
You old romantic you....
Are You Brave Enough For Al Fresco?
More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Are You a Gold Digger?

You're a Potential Gold Digger!

You've definitely got the potential to be a gold digger....
But for now it looks like you've got a nice balance going on
You don't mind money - but you don't live (or love) for it!
Are You a Gold Digger?
More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

Monday, August 23, 2004

Batting Practice

Batting Practice
Originally uploaded by danic.
If I could only make up my mind about a layout...

American Flag 2

American Flag 2

Originally uploaded by danic.

This is the other flag picture that I took.

American Flag 1

American Flag 1

Originally uploaded by danic.

I took a picture of a flag and kinda really liked how it came out.

Backless g-string

these look pretty cool!

NEWS.com.au | Backless g-string revealed (August 13, 2004): "Backless g-string revealed
By Dominique Jackson
August 13, 2004
AUSTRALIA could be on the brink of a startling underwear revolution, thanks to Gold Coast couple Jan and Chuck Digney ('just your average mum and dad') and their invention: the backless brief.
Jan had a visible G-string problem and asked her daughters for advice.
'They said they freebag it, basically, `We don't wear undies Mum.'
'Well,' says Jan, speaking after a champagne-fuelled lunch to celebrate the launch, 'there's got to be something out there to stop people from doing that'.
She worked through 50-odd prototypes before arriving at a design that replaces the back with two bra-style straps under the bottom.
'It's like freebagging but you're protected,' she says.
The challenge, says Chuck, is to get people to believe they stay up.
The couple has spent $300,000 on the first run of 35,000 and patenting the invention across the world.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Blu 2

Blu 2
Originally uploaded by danic.
and waits

Blu 1

Blu 1
Originally uploaded by danic.
After he drops his ball for me, he waits.


Originally uploaded by danic.
He drops the ball on the back porch for me to pick up! Elw!


Originally uploaded by danic.
I played ball with my dog, Blu today.

Thursday, August 19, 2004


Originally uploaded by danic.
Right after we waked through the tunnel from the parking lot, I was amazed to look up and just see this view!

The Bat

The Bat
Originally uploaded by danic.
I love the look of this picture. It is, bar far, one of the best that I have ever taken. Yes, I am impressed with myself!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Grounds Crew

Grounds Crew
Grounds Crew,
originally uploaded by danic.
I signed up for flickr and this is my first try at posting from it.

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
I am debating signing up for a flickr account. It's free right now and apparently will work with my mac, unlike hello (which i originally looked into)

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Real Friends

My friend Jen sent me the following in an email and I proceeded to laugh so hard that I nearly cried (mainly because it fits our relationship perfectly)

Are you tired of all those sissy "friendship" poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?  Well, here is a series of promises that really speaks to true friendship:

1. When you are sad - I will help get you drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue - I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3.  When you smile - I will know you finally got laid.

4. When you are scared - I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried - I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be and to quit whining.

6. When you are confused - I will use little words.

7. When you are sick - Stay the hell away from me until you are well again.  I don't want whatever you have.

8.  When you fall - I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

his is my oath..I pledge it till the end. ! Why?, you may ask.because you are my friend. Send this to 10 of your closest friends, then get depressed because you can only think of two and one of
them isn't speaking to you right now anyway.

Love, Jen

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Apple - Mac OS X - Tiger Preview

Apple - Mac OS X - Tiger Preview
Steve Jobs says "Apple has the best displays in the industry bar none. Our competitors buy the panels we reject." (laughing in audience) "It's true."

Apple came out with new displays that is AMAZING LOOKING! There is a 30 inch display that is 2560x1600, with 4.1 million pixels! That's bigger than my television! But it's also $3,299 and only works with the PowerMac. They had to come up with a new graphics card for it. And not only one, but dual dual link that will come up with 8.2 million pixels for one PowerMac!
Looks like Apple is coming out with a new OS. MacOSX v10.4 Tiger looks like it's going to have some cool new features. There is a video on the WWDC 2004.
"There are over 150 new features in Tiger" says Jobs.

Spotlight is a very cool new new feature in Tiger. It is basically a search engine for your entire computer and allows you to have Smart Lists like the ones that are in iTunes for your Address Book, Mail, etc.

SelectSmart.com Selectors

With all the Presidential Hoopla going on, I thought that I would take a quiz to see who I should be voting for. I know that I was really a HUGE supporter of Kerry until I saw him rooting for the BoSox so I figured that I should take this quiz to see who my political views are supported by.


Here were your selector responses and results:

1. TAXES & SPENDING (Check any and all statements with which you agree): Reduce federal spending and taxes, even if this means shifting responsibility for providing services to state and local government, private industry, charitable groups and/or individuals.
Regardless of increases or decreases, it is vitally important that federal spending and taxes are balanced.
(Medium Importance)
2. Federally funded social services and poverty aid should be delivered through religious, community-based, or other non-profit organizations. These Bush
None of the above/Prefer alternate solutions/Not sure
(Medium Importance)
3. Federal funding of welfare and assistance to unemployed and under-employed individuals and families
No preference/None of the above/Prefer alternate solutions
(Medium Importance)
4. Federal funding of "corporate welfare", which has been defined as "special government subsidies or benefits that are targeted to specific industries or businesses"
Should be decreased
(Medium Importance)
Since 9-11 the issues of civil rights and liberties have come in conflict with issues of security.
Law enforcement agencies should be granted greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches.
America should adopt stricter standards for international student visas.
Terrorist suspects should be tried in civilian courts with due process protections (rather than in military tribunals).
(High Importance)
It is appropriate for the U.S. to support the formation of a Palestinian state.
It is appropriate for the US to maintain a non-interventionist foreign policy.
It is bad policy for the US to attack an enemy nation pre-emptively.
(Medium Importance)
Increase federal funding of public schools.
Support tax incentives and/or increased federal funding of programs such as grants and loans to help students attend college.
(High Importance)
Support the concept of federally funded national healthcare coverage for all or most Americans.
(Medium Importance)
Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax into private investments.
(Medium Importance)
10. ILLICIT DRUGS Laws and penalties regarding illegal drugs such as a narcotics, hallucinogens, etc.
Prevent and reduce drug use through education and counseling, but do not legalize drugs.
(Medium Importance)
11. TRADE--
On issues of trade with other countries, my ideal candidate would favor the following
More restrictive "Fair Trade" policies.
(Medium Importance)
12. GUN POLICY -- Regarding the following special interest groups, my ideal candidate will generally support the positions of
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a group that "supports a ban on the importation, manufacture, sale and transfer of handguns and assault weapons, with reasonable exceptions for police, military, security personnel, gun clubs, and antique and collectable firearms stored in inoperable condition. Hunting weapons, such as shotguns and rifles, would be unaffected by these bans."
(High Importance)
13. ABORTION POLICY -- Regarding the following special interest groups, my ideal candidate will generally support the positions of
Planned Parenthood, a group that "believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence."
(High Importance)
14. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY -- Regarding the positions of the League of Conservation Voters, self-described as "the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress", my ideal candidate will generally
Share the positions of the League of Conservation Voters
(Medium Importance)
15. MINORITY ISSUES -- Regarding the positions of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), whose stated goal is the "elimination of all barriers to political, educational, social and economic equality".) my ideal candidate will generally
No preference/None of the above/Prefer alternate solutions
(Medium Importance)
16. CIVIL LIBERTIES -- Regarding the positions of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) an organization that describes themselves as "our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States", my ideal candidate will generally:
Share the positions of the ACLU
(Medium Importance)
17. CANDIDATE VIABILITY -- Remove from scoring consideration those candidates on my list:


1. Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%)

2. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (72%)

3. Cobb, David - Green Party (70%)

4. Nader, Ralph - Independent (70%)

5. Brown, Walt - Socialist Party (59%)

6. Badnarik, Michael - Libertarian (39%)

7. Bush, President George W. - Republican (30%)

8. Peroutka, Michael - Constitution Party (17%)

Sunday, August 8, 2004

New York Yankees News

I went to the Yankees game yesterday in The Bronx with my father and friend A. A sat in the bleachers (as he usually does) and my father and I were in the loge. It was a really cool game to see. El Duque pitched and had something like 7 strikeouts. It was great to see him make such a HUGE comeback. Bernie Williams was the MAN yesterday as well. He had a two-run double that was so great to see. I LOVE Bernie! And I got pictures of it all. And about 50 pictures of Derek Jeter bending over. Damn he is so fine! We got to watch batting practice. I took a picture of the flags that they have, Yankees in 1st place, Boston in 2nd...that's the way it should always be..oh yeah, it pretty much is!

New York Yankees News
El Duque holds Blue Jays at bay
Bernie Williams hits a two-RBI single during the fifth inning on Saturday. (Ed Betz/AP)
Orlando Hernandez was the latest Yankees hurler to dazzle the home crowd, as El Duque continued his storybook comeback with eight shutout innings against the Blue Jays. New York topped Toronto, 6-0, beating its AL East foes for the sixth time in seven meetings this season.
"It's great for us," said manager Joe Torre. "Everybody is in a pretty good mood. The last three games, everybody has been on their toes and doing good things."