53 Brentwood Blog

Friday, February 28, 2003

"You never know what you have until it's gone. I wanted to know what I had, so I got rid of everything."

Steven Wright

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

"I'm staying in an old hotel. They sent me a wake-up letter."

Steven Wright

Friday, February 21, 2003

I, too, am 50% hipster.

I am 50% hipster.

Hum... I'm less hipster than Mike...

Is it good or bad???

Who knows....

Thursday, February 20, 2003

I am 57% hipster.

Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, about Bush:

"This is a man who has sent his own soldiers to die but who got his daddy to get him out of national service…where I come from we call that cowardice."

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Wow! Maiko, congratulations! Whoooo-hoooo! And yes, me and Ronnie are TIGHT! He's a decent guy.......a little annoying because he smells like old french fries, but whatever....

Monday, February 17, 2003

I have just finished the first round of pictures of the Wedding. There are 37. These are just pics of the wedding at the top of Corey Hill.

Wedding Pictures.

Yo! Da! is in da house!
I just saw this website for the first time in ages, and there it was, Giulio's daily postings from the past decade as well as a picture of Casey and myself. I'm once again in the house of 53 Brentwood house (this time in the form of Blog)!

Greetings to everyone.
Yes, Casey and I got married (and we are not pregnant, thank you), and this is the first place to use my new last name!

Todays' news: Mars has water, but it's not drinkable. It's kind of like our 'real/fake' wedding two days ago. We had champaign, but it was frozen if you didn't drink it fast enough. Drinking fast also kept us warm.

Jeff, I went to your website. I love it! Nice picture with your friend Ronnie McD. Looks like you guys were bonding pretty well.

Lotsa love,

p.s. Mike, thank you for your pretty vase. Giulio, thank you for your beutiful flowers. They are together in 'love harmony' right now. Whatever that means.

p.p.s. Mike, why don't you extend the invitation to Chris Darrell?

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Make love, not war.

And I guess this is what our beloved Maiko and Casey will keep doing.

Rome, Paris, Sydney, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, New York: yesterday millions of people marched in demonstrations against war.

And yesterday, the day of the biggest worldwide demonstration, Maiko and Casey got married.

Mr and Mrs Casey Callister.
Wedding Pictures.

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Today the sheep Dolly, the first cloned animal, has died, just a few months before her seventh birthday.

Usually sheep can live to 11 or 12 years of age.

Friday, February 14, 2003

Have a great Valentine's Day...

...and don't forget those who love you.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

''The world is insane. You're on a jet, you're five miles in the air, you're going 500 miles an hour, and you ask someone to bring you another Coke.''

Steven Wright

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

"Better is the enemy of good."

That is, the danger of creating problems while making improvements.
That was Thomas Moser, a former NASA engineer responsible for tile safety during that first mission.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy."

Monday, February 10, 2003

"We had a motto: Better is the enemy of good."

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Would you use an old PC in your office ?

I remember reading this news a few months ago (May 2002); thanks to the power of Internet and Google, here it is ...


Monday, February 03, 2003

Unfortunately after such funny news (A German circus director on the run with his elephant), such a sad news, the death of 7 astronauts. It is a sad day, for the death of those astronauts;

It would be naive to think now that space flights are not safe anymore: they never were!!
Many people don't realize that
1) Computers, airplanes, wings, all these things are man-made; so they are not perfect and can break.
2) Space flights, no matter what NASA people tell you, have still a high experimental component, with always a high risk of failure associated with it. Think about that today, even normal airplanes still crash for pure technical reason.

Saturday, February 01, 2003

A little snow storm has hit Nijmegen. Everything is now white and quite. I love it.

And I also love news like this:

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) --

A German circus director is on the run with his elephant
after breaking a local ban on moving the deeply distressed animal, police say.

Officials had ordered the director not to move the elephant, Kenia,
because she was upset by the death of Rani, the circus's other elephant.
Police said Wednesday the man and beast had disappeared without trace.

"It's easier to hide an elephant than you might think," a police spokesman said.