Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Significantly, the dialogue is not set in Nahuatl, so at least (fingers crossed!), the film won't be a tale of Cortes vs Quetzalcoatl --I'd shudder to imagine how a Catholic traditionalist would portay that!
Then again, Gibson's anti-Vatican II stance makes him rabidly attached to Latin. There is some redeeming quality in these pseudo-scholarly endeavors. The Passion of the Christ (which I have no interest in seeing) demonstrated his fascination and obsession with linguistics (Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew). And now Mayan!
Waiting for the films in Coptic, Sumerian, and Mohegan. . .
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Plus, they ran out of Honey BBQ sauce on the 4th of July! By 2pm, too! What kind of grocery store doesn't prepare for that daylong onslaught of patriotic cookouts???
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
- Getting hit by a car while crossing the street
- General lethargy, laziness, and a deliberate middle-finger gesture in the direction of the gym
- All-around crankiness and irritability with friends and family
- Random spacing out
- Forgetting how to spell the name of a good friend's wife in the Congratulations-on-the-New-Baby message
- Blurred vision while conducting interviews with bright young people
- Not caring about SCOTUS nominees
- Leaving a debit card at the ATM machine (ironically, on the way to get food)
"Please, sir, I want some more."
- Love for all
- Exclamation points in emails
- Better karaoke performances
- Ability to recite Presidents for a trivia night with strangers
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
\(^_^)/ \(^_^)/ \(^_^)/
Friday, July 15, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Economist even made snide references to her legal wordsmithing, comparing her ambiguous admittances to those of fellow Georgetown Law graduate Bill Clinton.
Of course, now that the Philippines is no longer strategically important in the Cold War, this barely makes news in the American media. Noooo.... we only care about "democracy" and "freedom on the march" when it's beneficial. Like Manila in 1986. Or Baghdad in 2005....
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
To sleep --perchance to dream ...
Monday, July 11, 2005
The Panama Hotel Teahouse (which I am glad to hear is finally, finally, finally serving coffee!) serves a heavenly green tea latte with little nori sprinkles on the foam. The new Sbux drink reminds me of it. Except that it's cold. And blended. And has whipped cream. And isn't anything like the Panama Hotel Teahouse green tea latte, really. But it's the closest commercial substitution.
The new Frappuccino (if the free small samples are any indication) is definitely inferior to the Panama Teahouse drink. However, it will soon be available on every corner starting July 13th. Or 16th. Whatever.
Apparently the drink has been on the market in Asia and Australia for a while. It might prove to be the opiate that lures me to the Gospel of Starbucks! (See funny animation regarding Starbucks' coffee language revisionism.)
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Friday, July 01, 2005
And I never could figure out why Thai restaurants on the east coast don't serve it!