Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Re-Decoration Day!

I got so sick of looking at my old layout that I decided to try a new one.

Tell me the truth, now. Does this blog make me look fat???

Anyway, I think I'll try this "flush right" format, with bigger, blockier letters for awhile and see how I like it.

News of the Day:

Lindsay Lohan got drunk again. Like that's news to anyone who reads any of the Hollywood Gossip websites (see: below). The kid's a major drunk/druggie and everyone in Tinsel Town knows it.

Let's hope her hangers on, er, posse (the bloodsucking leeches who make a living off of her talents and fame) are wise enough to know that their meal-ticket is in real jeopardy and pack her off to a "real" rehab instead of one of those phony, revolving-door, Hollyweird types of places where they give you time off for good behavior and let you out, with a "sober companion" for wild night's on the town.

Actually, if I were a bloodsucking hanger-on for someone like LiLo, or any of another dozen stars and starlets with serious substance abuse problems, I'd probably be very wary about having my client totally recover. If they did, they might actually "see" how they're being used and manipulated by others who do not necessarily have their best interests at heart.

On the home front, I'm still condo shopping although Memorial Day weekend doesn't have much to offer on that front. Most people were away for the weekend. That included me. I spent Saturday and part of Sunday in NYC with my college roommate, having some quality time together. It was nice. Nicer still since he lives in what used to be known as Hell's Kitchen and which these days is called "Hellsea" ("Hell's Chelsea"). It being Fleet Week, the neighborhood was crawling with sailors and marines, i.e. lots of eye candy for all the inhabitants of the gayborhood.

But I got home Sunday night to find... nothing on.

Fortunately, for me, someone at work had lent me the complete collections of Season 1 and Season 2 of "Lost." I had originally started watching Lost when it premiered 3 years ago, but somewhere along the way I got... well, Lost. And let's face it, it's the kind of show (like "24") that you REALLY need to keep up with. But then I caught the season finale to this past season and was blown away by all the revelations, so I decided to give it another go. I put out an APB at work and the guy who manages the mailroom came through for me.

So on Sunday night (and Monday night) I watched the first five episodes of the 1st season. It's so much easier (and more fun) to watch it without commercials and station breaks. Each episode is over in 46 minutes (less when you skim through the bullshit shots in the jungle). I should be able to finish both seasons in the next two weeks.

It's that time of the year when I have to trudge off to see multitudes of doctors. Next week I have my first run-in, er, appointment with my new endocrinologist (diabetes doctor) and then, over the next month, I see my opthamologist, cardiologist and internist (annual physical).

Naturally, I'll report on everything (my A1C has been faboo for the last year, let's hope it stays that way!)

And that's what's doing on the Least Coast.

Have a great evening everyone!


Alan said...

the new look is great. easier to read and less cluttered. today I am at library hq taking a paid training class in "social web literacy" (http://socialwebliteracy.blogspot.com). It sure beats working for a living ;)

Bev Sykes said...

But I'm too old to adjust to new things. Text on the RIGHT? It's just not...uh...right! But that's so like a queer. Always redecorating something.

JoyZeeBoy said...

Oh, Bev, quit whining. The blog still appears on the left, it's just all the ... frou-frou window-dressing that's on the right.

I knew I could count on you, Alan! Thank you for seeing things the right way, i.e. my way.

BTW, how do I get your job?

Come to think of it, how do I get EITHER of you two's jobs?

Alan said...

(shrugs profoundly) GMTA.

The class was a blast. We looked at oodles of web sites from blogs to massive multiplayer games to photo sharing/video sharing, etc, etc

We each had to set up an account and create a page on one of the sites. I chose LibraryThing, created an account and entered a buncha of my books. the window opens and shows you other users who have the same books in their collection and near the top was


small world

Alan (is amazed that Bev has managed to read so Much david gerrold...)