Friday, July 30, 2004

Blue Moon... Or Not?

It doesn't mean what you think. It's apparently the result of an error that has taken on a life of it's own. Here's the real scoop from Sky and Telescope where the problem began...


Now that I'm moving to the Big Island (in September), Honolulu has finally gotten a radio station worth listening to: KHUI "99.5 Bob FM."

Okay, first off, you've gotta love the name :-)

Now, don't get me wrong: The Big Kahuna's Classic Rock is a good station, but they play too much of the same stuff.

The Bob FM format is mostly 80's and 90's popular rock. It's actually much more diverse than that, but I can't be any more specific with actual titles and artists -- I've just got no memory lately. It's not always stuff I want to listen to (they play too much Tom Petty for my taste), but they are:

a) playing songs that aren't being played on every other radio station in town

b) not playing the same songs over and over and over (like every other station in town)

c) playing stuff that I haven't heard in many, many, many years.

Their tag line, though ("Music from the 80's, 90's and Whenever!") really stinks. If only they could get Darah to do their advertising...

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Misc. Thoughts

Once again, others have said perfectly what I want to say, only this time they're friends. There's Lori's summation of fundamentalism and Puanani's review of Spiderman 2 and Stargate SG-1. I would add only that I was impressed by the makeup for Tobey Maguire's eyes when Peter Parker was so tired all the time -- for some reason that really struck me.

I don't know if it's because I'm new to blogging or what, but I was especially tickled a few weeks back when somebody I don't know mentioned my weblog.

Lastly, I finally got to see the version of Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman... It was so refreshing to see a movie where an entire scene is one shot, not micro-edits of many different takes. And, yes, my heart broke when Colonel Brandon (Alan) is waiting outside Marianne's sick room and says to Elinor "Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad." Rewind, watch again, rewind, watch again....

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Writing Exercise

My friend P. told me about this and it's a lot of fun! The next time you're bored, try this:

Write something where every line starts with the next letter of the alphabet. It can be a letter, a poem, a story, a song, or dialogue between two people, like this:

Alright, have you seen my llama?
But why do you ask?
'Cause I can't find the bloody creature!
Don't you swear at me!
Every time he goes missing, he runs to you.

and so on... I finished this one (my first) in about 5 minutes. It just really flowed.

No, sorry, you don't get to know why it's a llama, which is a shame, 'cause it's a great story...

Measuring Day

I'll be getting measured at Curves again tonight, but this morning I got an opinion that I really appreciated.

Mom dropped me off at work 'cause she needed to use my car (hers is temporarily out of commission). As I got out of the car, she said, "Hey, your butt's getting smaller." I laughed, crawled right back into the car, gave her a big hug, and told her I loved her.

It's a slow process, but apparently worth it...

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Tech Toy Note

Some clarification about checking library holdings from online bookstores:

The check is being done by ISBN, so a bookmarklet can be created for any site (not just Amazon and B&N) that uses the ISBN as part of the URL for the record (e.g., one of my fave places

BUT, this means that if the library has the book in a different format (hardcover instead of paperback), and therefore a different ISBN, the record may not show. Of course, you can always click on "Other Editions" and check from those pages.

I still think this is way cool...