Friday, March 31, 2006

But it makes such fun fire!

Iran Says It Won't Use Oil As a Weapon: "Iran Says It Won't Use Oil As a Weapon"

Now, I went to read the article and was disappointed but not surprised that they were talking about an *economic* weapon. But my first thought was something more along the lines of promising not to make oil balls and throwing them into the campfire. I have no idea exactly how it would work, but somehow I was imagining a cross between a Pre-Hispanic ball game I saw in Mexico and paintball. The ball game had 3 players per team, a goalie +2 and they had field hockey sticks. The ball was actually a flaming coconut that was rolled down the sloped side wall of the ball game arena, and when it broke apart or stopped being firey, a new one was put into play.

Now put that into a slightly larger scale, coconut sized balls of oil/fire being blasted out of some sort of big gun thing. And promising not to do that (which seems like an inherently bad idea) makes me laugh.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Its Roommate Season!

go here on Craigslist. To see my ad. That is also the link to forward to anyone you know who is looking for a roommate in Chicago.

For those who don't feel like clicking, here's the text below:

2BR 1Bath, original built in cabinets (with mirrors and glass door cabinets), front balcony, easy parking, amazingly beautiful hardwood floors, bay window, plenty of storage space, close to the Red Line. Available, officially, for June 1, 2006-April 30, 2007 move-in possible starting mid-May.

My roommate is moving in with her boyfriend, so I need a new roommate--there is no way I want to leave this apartment. It is so great to live here that my current roommate is just moving to the upstairs apartment. I am an easy-going 24yo female, and have been living in Chicago for more than a year now. I like to knit, read, spin yarn, listen to Chicago Public Radio, go to the Foster Avenue Beach in the summer (its just so convenient!), and travel.

I hope that you are someone nice who has lived with other people before, pay the rent and utilities on-time and want a friend, not just someone who happens to also live in the apartment.

There is lots more that I would like to tell you about this awesome apartment, so you should send me an email if you are interested. Tell me a little bit about yourself and we'll set up a time to meet and show you the apartment.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Blogthings - What Year Were You Born Under?

Blogthings - What Year Were You Born Under?: "
You Were Actually Born Under:
You are totally loyal, faithful, and honest.
However, you don't trust others to be as ethical as you are!
Straight forward and direct, you really aren't one for small talk.
You are a great listener - and an agreeable companion when you're in a good mood!

You are most compatible with a Tiger or Horse.
You Should Have Been Born Under:

No worries, you're not really pig-like in your personality.
(Though you have been known to have a healthy appetite!)
You are highly intelligent - forever studying and gaining knowledge.
You have a heart of gold and you are appreciated by many.

You are most compatible with a Rabbit or Goat.