Showing posts from June 3, 2007

Thirteen Favorite Jack Sparrow Quotes (Dead Man's Chest)

I haven't had a chance to see the new movie yet. People tell me it is great. Maybe this weekend.

Thirteen Favorite Jack Sparrow Quotes
Black-Toothed Diva: Davey Jones cannot make port, cannot step on land but once every ten years. Land is where you are safe Jack Sparrow. And so you will carry land with you. [Hands Jack a jar.]
Jack Sparrow: Dirt. This is a jar of dirt.
Black-Toothed Diva: Yes.
Jack Sparrow: Is the jar of dirt going to help?
Black-Toothed Diva: If ya don't want it. Give it back.
Jack Sparrow: No.
Black-Toothed Diva: Then it helps.

(When Elizabeth Swan shows up on board the Black Pearl.)
Jack Sparrow: Come to join my crew, lad? Welcome aboard!
Elizabeth Swann: I'm here to find the man I love.
Jack Sparrow: Deeply flattered, boy, but my first and only love is the sea.
Elizabeth Swann: Meaning William Turner, Captain Sparrow.
Jack Sparrow: Elizabeth! [to Gibbs he mutters] Hide the rum.

Gibbs: Let's put some distance between us and this island and head out to op…

Snow in the Sierras

I woke up this morning to cold and a dusting of snow on the mountains across the valley. Just a tiny bit. It was all melted by the time I was back from work this evening.

Thoughts on Reading

I found these stats below on Jennifer Shirk's post about reading.

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.

42% of college graduates never read another book.

80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.

70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

I've seen similiar statistics in the past. I'm not really all that surpised. I know more bookless people than book lovers.

Here is a story about one of the bookless people I've recently lost a book to....

I got the last book in my latest order today. It is a book from an author buddy named Michelle Perry called Three Motives for Murder. The funny thing was that I was thinking about one of her books the other day. I'd lent out In Enemy Hands to someone that told me she loves romantic suspense. The other day when I asked her if she'd finished, she gave me one of those blank stares. She can't seem to recall I gave her any book, much less Michel…

Doll Art

Drive Safely

Keep an eye on the rearview mirror.

This guy...

is on the road behind you.

Two years back I was cruising along at 85 mph (in a 75 mph speed zone) on I-80 on this mostly flat area in the Middle of Nowhere, Nevada. Out of nowhere a semi-tractor trailer shows up in my rear view and swerved to miss me by what felt like inches. I estimate he had to be doing at least 125. He slowed down after that. I think he scared himself silly too.


Originally uploaded by caocompulgas Here is a website with more information about the kiwi of New Zealand.

Round Robin