Monday, August 28, 2006

book meme
KC Soil tagged me with a meme. So, here goes:

1. One book that changed your life.
Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman by Marjorie Shostak. This was the first ethnographies that i read in my first anthropology class. it helped me to conclude that anthropogy was the most thrilling me.

2. One book you have read more than once.
Larousse de Poche, french dictionary (ok, not cover to cover, but when my geeky side sneaks out, i really do love flipping through it)

3. One book you would want on a desert island
hmm, something hi-larious....

4. One book that made you laugh
Me Talk Pretty One Day

5. One book that made you cry
The Color Purple

6. One book you wish you had written
The Poisonwood Bible, because it's brilliant

7. One book you wish had never been written
My precal textbook from grade 11.

8. One book you are currently reading
i'm just about finished...
Cunt: A declaration of independence (this book could also go for #1, i learned so much from it, i wish i could make it required reading for, well, pretty much the entire continent)

9. One book you have been meaning to read
New News Out of Africa (as of reading kcsoil today)

Friday, August 18, 2006

My friend's cousin grew this carrot and sold it on ebay for $40...

Make Your Own McDonald's Sign to Celebrate Dumbest Promotion Ever
This month McDonald's is giving away toy Hummers — 42 million of them, in eight models and colors — with every Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal. That's right: The fast-food chain that helped make our kids the fattest on Earth is now selling future car buyers on the fun of driving a supersized, smog-spewing, gas-guzzling SUV originally built for the military.

Use the Ronald McHummer Sign-O-Matic to tell McDonald's and Hummer what you think of this misguided marriage of two icons of American excess. Make your own Golden Arches sign and ask McDonald's President to axe this promotion at the link below.

Make your own sign here:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

so tonight i was having diner with the fam, my cousin and his fiancée are out from KC to visit. he, my cousin, and my brother both keep blogs and it turns out to be a great way for the rest of the family to peep into their lives a bit. so why don't you keep a blog for us leena?, my cousin asks. well i guess i'd never thougth of it. plus, i felt like i have so many ways to try and keep in touch with people anyways. but as i dug deep, into the quiet parts of my very noisy soul, i discovered that i really was afraid to have a blog. i'm afraid of boring everyone (or at least dear grams, who will read it nonetheless) to bits and not really having much to say. i mean at least compared to my journalist/author cousin and my witty brother. but i'm bucking up and i'll give this blog thing a try. i'm actually most interested in using it to share and get imput on my photos. we'll see if i can keep it up.