August 2005

26 Aug 2005 09:57 am

TUFTONBORO, N.H. — A bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a car in Tuftonboro Thursday night.

Police said that Nathaniel Williams, 23, of Tuftonboro, was hit on Route 109 just after 7:30 p.m.

My heart goes out to his family.

25 Aug 2005 10:44 pm

Hope and the Shawshank Redemption
…just bits of mutterings about hope in my favorite movie.

That there are things in this world not carved out of gray stone. That there’s a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope.


Hope is a dangerous thing. Drive a man insane. It’s got no place here. Better get used to the idea.

-Red, replying to Andy

…later, when Red has found Andy’s letter in the field:

Remember, Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well. Your friend. Andy.

-Andy, in Voice Over

…Red’s commentary as he journeys to find the escaped Andy in a beach in Mexico:

I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.
I hope.

–Red, in Voice Over

25 Aug 2005 10:01 pm

Skintimate Skintimate vs. Gillette Sensor3 Gillete Sensor

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Comparison Pending Use of Other Creams

Gillette Sensor3 3 Blade Disposable Razor for Women

During Shaving: 3
At first, I thought things were going, well, smoothly. It was wonderful, I couldn’t feel a thing. But this razor acts like a slow acting hot pepper. Just when you think you’ve made it through all hunky-dory, the burning slowly makes its way across your tongue and throughout your mouth, lighting you on fire. Despite my being ensconced in my shower, my legs were afire right as I finished shaving my right leg. My left leg, remembering the horror that was the Noxzema Razor Test, plead for mercy. I swear I could hear it through the cascade of water from the shower. Like some slasher movie chick begging for her life from the Nasty Bad Guy in a pounding rain storm as the Nasty Bad Guy cackles and kills her anyway, the rain washing away the evidence. Like said Nasty Bad Guy, I cackled (well, no, I didn’t cackle, I would’ve gotten soap in my mouth), and killed my leg (well, no, didn’t kill the leg either, but I certainly shaved that fucker). However, the shower did a piss-poor job of washing away the evidence. My husband commented on the remenants of shaving cream on the curtain and swore when he stepped on the razor’s safety cap.

Post-Shaving: 3
Dear God! Moisturizer!
*Added later that day–well, evening–my legs itch like hell!

Razor Rash: 6
Not as bad as I thought when my legs screamed for mercy while shaving.

Closeness: 9
What hair?

25 Aug 2005 09:33 am

Skintimate Skintimate vs. Gillette Daisy Disposables Gillete Daisy

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Comparison Pending Use of Other Creams

Gillette Daisy Ultragrip

During Shaving: 8
I’m not sure if I’m biased because of my last experience with a razor on my leg (the last test not anything dirty, you sick people), but this razor didn’t feel like a razor. I barely noticed it was scraping up my leg, except for a couple spots around my ankles. But really, who doesn’t screw up around their ankles?

Post-Shaving: 8
Legs not demanding for moisturizer too badly. Normally, my legs shout quite loudly for it.

Razor Rash: 7
You wouldn’t know that four days ago I had smallpox.

Closeness: 6
Not as close as a triple blade, but damn close enough.

24 Aug 2005 10:27 pm

“I did get resurrected once, it was cool.”


24 Aug 2005 04:22 pm

Skintimate Skintimate vs. Noxzema        Noxzema

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Comparison Pending Use of Other Creams

Noxzema Triple Blade Disposable Razor

During Shaving: 0
Holy shit on a stick. I know that I’m using a bit of really sharp metal and scraping it across my skin, but I shouldn’t be able to feel that unless I make a mistake. This razor makes it Very Apparent that I am Using a Sharp Object to Shave Hair Off My Leg. And I wasn’t making a mistake. It hurt. My legs were screaming for mercy before I even got to my other leg. In fact, I think my left leg was begging to be left alone and hairy.

Post-Shaving: 5
Legs pleading for moisturizing lotion.

Razor Rash: 0
I looked like a smallpox victim.

Closeness: 8
Well, it was a close shave.

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