albadger: (Disneyland 2011)
One of the things I obsess about is state-to-state border crossings -- because of my upbringing as a military brat, and subsequent travels as an adult, I've done most of them (and all of the borders in the Far West). State to state borders uncrossed by me are in orange in the following map. And I want to cross them all.

Uncrossed Borders
I'm figuring I could do the whole lot of them in 3 weekend trips and 3 week-long trips. It would be important to add activities & destinations, like Devil's Tower in Wyoming, or what is supposed to be a kick-ass steakhouse in Boise City, Oklahoma -- and who'd want to miss the Creation Museum in Kentucky? Or maybe I could be in the audience for Jerry Springer!

My favorite uncrossed border is the Missouri-to-Kentucky one, which has no bridge & no road, just an on-demand car ferry. How many Californians have done that?

UPDATE: The Jerry Springer Show is now taped in Connecticut, not Cincinnati, so will not serve my purposes at all... Sad, that...
albadger: (Killing Spree!)

One of my OCD things is to see every movie that has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, Director, or any acting performance. Last 2 years I've been getting pro-active, and (using CostCo passes & senior matinees) going to see the likely candidates in the theater before the nominations are announced. When the noms were released last Thursday, I'd nearly covered the field, with only Dallas Buyers Club and Her left to go. So I saw Dallas Buyers Club on Friday. Here's why I hate it.

This is the story of a heterosexual man who gets HIV, presumably from sex with a skanky ho. All around him, the homosexuals are getting AIDS and withering and dying, or (at best) meekly following the rules set down by the Big Heartless Medical Establishment... and then withering and dying. But since our hero is heterosexual, he takes control of the situation, bucks the system, and SURVIVES! Oh, and he meets an effeminate boy who wants to be a girl, who dies tragically. And is played by an actor who takes every opportunity to boast of his hetero cred.

And I thought, what year is this, anyway?


This got put into perspective by the next movie I saw, a strange German thing in 3D called Measuring the World, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thornyc, [livejournal.com profile] mudcub and [livejournal.com profile] bigjohnsf. Movie is about 2 19-century scientists:


  1. Gauss, who was heterosexual and is shown naked and coupling with a kitchen wench and his bride (not at the same time!); and

  2. Humboldt, who in real life was clearly homosexual, but in the movie is a sexless buffoon, though he does travel with a heterosexual Frenchman who is shown naked & coupling with the native girls.

I kind of liked the movie anyway, and I certainly appreciated that Humboldt didn't die tragically so the heterosexual characters could learn a valuable life lesson.

albadger: (What Badgers Eat)


Anyway, I took this picture earlier today because it combines two of my favorite things in the entire world:

  1. Microwave entrees that after you eat them you still have a neat resuable dish, and
  2. Sorting small multi-colored candies by color and then eating them according to specific rules.
My other favorite things include the real killer breaking down and confessing on the witness stand, but this does not come into play here.

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albadger: (What Badgers Eat)


Anyway, I took this picture earlier today because it combines two of my favorite things in the entire world:

  1. Microwave entrees that after you eat them you still have a neat resuable dish, and
  2. Sorting small multi-colored candies by color and then eating them according to specific rules.
My other favorite things include the real killer breaking down and confessing on the witness stand, but this does not come into play here.

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