Friday, March 31, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
a cemetery at the chion-in buddhist temple...
mina & daven & steve in our room at the ryokan...
the garden off our room at the ryokan...
and geisha in motion...
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Can you believe it! I put on my Moute Kicks Boute shirt and just believed. Luc repaid me by coming up with the winning basket and the crucial steal at the end...and he made that fucking porn-stache freak Adam Morrison cry like the little girl that he is! I am exhausted from the jumping and hoarse from the screaming and my neighbors are probably about ready to call the cops, but I don't care! MY BRUINS are going to the Elite 8 for the first time since 1997! Now all I have to do find a place in Tokyo to watch the game...oh yeah, and pack!
P.S. How classy is Arron Afflalo to go pick Porn-Stache Cry Baby up off the floor? Note the conspicuous absence of Gonzaga teammates around Morrison in his moment of shame.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Originally uploaded by lornababy.
can you believe these seats?! this was a once-in-a-lifetime treat and we had a blast. lakers lost, but it was still a pretty good game. plus, it was great to see former bruin earl watson (standing to the left of kobe and forever lovingly known to us as monchichi) even if he was playing for the sonics. anyway, you can check out the ol' flickr page for some more photos of the game. go lakers!
p.s. in other news, we got home to find out that our bruins got a number 2 seed for the ncaa tournament. 2??? 2!!! couldn't be happier! go bruins!
Saturday, March 11, 2006
n.b., i generally do not dress up the dogs, but the shirts were in a box on the floor and multy walked up to the box and actually pulled his hawaiian shirt out of the box. he loves it. the dog is john waters; what more can i say?
Monday, March 06, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Peanut Butter Etouffee
Saturday, March 04, 2006
so, ever since this dubai ports debacle broke in the news, i have been asking, "where's the money? what fobs (friend of bush) are getting rich off this?" well, i think i just found them, and they're all related to treasury secretary john snow and railroad and shipping conglomerate, csx. here's an interesting blog post or two pointing out the connection between snow, csx and dubai ports world, who just bought p&o.
in february 2005, csx sold their ports business called, csx world terminals, to dubai ports international for more than $1.1 billion, see page 3 of csx's 10K.
dubai ports world was later formed from the dubai port authority and dubai ports international terminals.
a dubai ports world executive was appointed by dubya on january 24, 2006 to be our country’s maritime administrator, in charge of our nation’s ports, among other things.
dubai ports world just purchased p&o on february 13, 2006. snow’s treasury department just gave the ok on the p&o sale to dubai ports world. john snow, current treasury secretary, was chairman and ceo of csx until he took the treasury job in january 2003.
so, basically, you work for a big company, then you get put into a position of power in the administration where you can use your power to do favors for that company and its friends. that’s how it works. at the very least, you have a glaring conflict of interest.
there’s also an interesting carlyle group connection, although they don’t seem to be directly related to the dubai port deal. interesting to note that csx is also in bed with the carlyle group, which is, in turn, in bed with the bush family. it’s how dubya will make all his money...when daddy bush shuffles off this mortal coil. you will remember the carlyle group from the infamous michael moore movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, they are longtime fob's. in fact, dubya used to sit on their board (until he was asked to leave) and daddy bush was a “senior advisor” until he retired in october 2003 and is still a shareholder. in addition to the substantial saudi connections to carlyle, the group is also making a ton of money off the united arab emirates, who invested about $8 billion in the carlyle group in 2005, through the uae government backed company, dubai international capital. in february 2003, csx sold the majority interest of their container shipping lines, called csx lines, to the carlyle group, forming a joint venture called horizon lines, which was later sold. see page 4 of csx’s 2004 10K.
have you heard anything about this on the msm? no. only knee-jerk, racist hysteria about arabs being in charge of american ports. and the msm and republican lapdogs are doing exactly what bush’s handlers want. they don’t want you looking at the real issue, which is how the bush administration are using our government to make themselves and their friends rich. wake the fuck up, people.