My mundane life

For lunch I had a sandwich (three open-top ones actually) topped with herb tofu, sweet peppers, onion, and roasted garlic in a ginger, mango, and black bean sauce.

Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

- Ezekiel 4:9

The bread I was used was a really awesome ezekiel bread, a pre-sprouted (as in bread with sprouts in it) multi-grain bread that I guess, according to legend, will keep you alive in the desert if you happen to find yourself there for a couple years. Either way it was really yummy.

I also got a chance to finally see Modify (the movie) last night… I'll do up a real review soon, but I really think they did an awesome job with it. The release date is very soon now, and we've got them up for pre-order in BMEshop already — click below to place your order now (they will ship a week from next Monday; April 1st).

Greg and his crew really hit a homerun with this one I think (or maybe the credit goes to those interviewed, either way I enjoyed it a lot). I want to get a bunch of people together (mostly professionals in this industry) and have a little viewing party and record an “unauthorized not-the-director's commentary” mp3 track that can be downloaded and played with the movie. Want to take part in that? Drop me a line.

Let's see what else… Here's a couple pictures from yesterday. On the left is Phil standing next to the tower I built until I ran out of pieces. There are no secondary supports holding it together. And on the right I tried to take a picture of Marty and his mother — and I'm guessing he's well on his way to Texas by now (assuming he's not already made it).

I was reading the newspaper (I guess my landlords had a subscription that's still active) and they had all of these Iraq statistics, some of which are very interesting if true. I say “if true” because these are US State Department numbers and I really can't say for certain if they're accurate or misleading. A claim is made that the number of independent newspapers has doubled, and that the number of internet subscribers has gone up 328 times. I don't know how many subscribers there used to be, but that number is so extreme that I suspect the initial number was very small.

But let's assume for the moment that number is genuine and there are a few hundred thousand internet users, if not significantly more (and now that I think about it, the fact that jihadists are using the internet to organize makes me think it's likely in the millions)… Anyway, if that number is spread out across the country via internet cafés (rather than being clustered in just wealthy communities), it might actually have that “democratizing” effect that the neo-cons have been predicting… just not quite for the reason the expected I suppose.

Finally, getting pictures like this from Abel make me really miss living in Mexico. Now I'm going to do some writing for ModBlog, do some video work, edit some interviews, and then it's off to Saira's house to feed her dog while her and Michael are out of town…

Edit: Apparently I lost the photo from Abel. Sorry.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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