Monday, August 22, 2005

Brain Test results

Hmmmm - no big surprise on this one - but the test itself is very visually pretty and interesting. ALMOST worth the $4.95 to see why my answers led to my being classified as Left-Brained as opposed to Balance-Brained or Right-Brained....

Liza, you are Left-brained

Most left-brained people like you feel at ease in situations requiring verbal ability, attention to detail, and linear, analytical ability. Whether you know it or not, you are a much stronger written communicator than many, able to get your ideas across better than others.

It's also likely that you are methodical and efficient at many things that you do. You could also be good at math, particularly algebra, which is based on very strict rules that make sense to your logical mind.

The Brain Test by

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Yet another senseless quiz

This one tells me which Daily Show correspondant I am:

You're Lewis Black. You're mad as hell, and
probably going to take it some more so that you
can use it in your segment.

Which Daily Show persona are you?
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Friday, August 12, 2005

New use for Google

Directions: Type "(your name) is" with the quotes, into a Google search then pick out your favorite 10 responses. Copy, then repost your responses:

The fact that Liza is the victim of her mother's fashion sense, also doesn't help.
Forget foreplay, Liza is about climax.
Liza is a healthy girl, available for adoption.
Liza is a god of the Fon people of West Africa.
Liza is feeling Change is the end result of all true learning.
Understandably, Liza is confused, thrilled, scared, dazed, and excited, all at once.
Liza is a downer of industrial-strength Nyquil proportions.
While her demeanor is often child-like and naive, Liza is, after all, no dummy.
Liza is compelled to begin playing, which she does brilliantly, despite never having had any talent before.
And Liza is the Super-Bitch who is out to give them all what they have coming.

Special thanks to Janel for the bulletin on


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Free smile!!!!

Well, it is if you have a computer and a decently quick way to see trailers online, that is.

My friend Becky gave me the heads up that the trailer for RENT was online. Now it's available in iTunes with an exclusive track from the movie soundtrack. For the official site, go to

I was a little trepidacious when I heard about plans for the movie. Ok, good, the original Roger (Adam Pascal) and Mark (Anthony Rapp) are back to reprise their roles, as are many of the other original cast members (Taye Diggs and Jessie Martin). But, having seen RENT again recently, I can't help but feel as though the stage musical is stuck in 1996, which is understandable, considering that the creator of the musical, Jonathan Larson, died shortly after the play opened, due to an aeortic aneurysm just before his 36th birthday. It can sometimes be hard to convince people to see a musical where the music is heavily influenced by the late 80's/early '90's, so perhaps the movie will provide a better visual context for more people to understand the heart and story of RENT.

But the trailer assuaged my fears. It looks as though the movie takes the story and makes it bigger, while retaining a few images of the stage and the wonderous, anarchistic setting the musical invokes. I was a little afraid that Adam and Anthony were looking a little old for their roles, but everyone looks great. The director is Chris Columbus, recently of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban fame, so he should have no problems working with such a large ensemble cast. The costumes have been updated (which they have not in the stage version, so Roger has to endure what I can only say look like Skidz-style plaid baggy pants, and Mimi is still wearing a glitter/patent leather/leopard/spandex thing that may have been lifted from an old Prince video). I am not sure I am a fan of Roger's 'do, but I can live with that (what is that called, anyway? Is it a shag cut? A blow and dry?).

But it will be a great experience, I am sure. It looks beautiful. If you get the chance, see the stage musical. Listen to the soundtrack and then start the countdown to November.


PS, for the original musical website, go to

Oogh - tired...

Geez - when did it go from May 3 to August 3? One of the major downsides of working for a university is that while people think you have the summer off, you're actually working your bum off with new student orientation. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice change of pace and when everything works, it's all good, it's just tiring. I am really only blogging because I have a spare moment and noticed that I hadn't posted anything since last week. Of course, staying up waaaay past my bedtime just to surf around on the 'net or play video games probably doesn't help much.

Not a whole lot is new in my little corner of the world. Mostly work and trying to keep up with the laundry and the dishes (oh yeah, I'm living on the wild side now!). I bought a few new plants for the front yard that desparately need to be planted so they won't completely burn to a crisp (it may be too late - yikes!). I should post a photo of the house at some point. Just promise that if you track it down and show up on the doorstep that you at least bring a dish to pass for dinner, ok?

I guess that's it for the moment. Time to go home, anyhow. Till next time!