Long island 1

Long island 1
Originally uploaded by jaimeetour.

On the way back from chrissy's baby shower in massapequa, i tried an experiement to capture the essence of long island. My homeland and perpetual torturer. I discovered that, sometimes when the light is right, its not half bad. If you like infrastructure. And you crop out all the people in their SUVs.

long island

On the way back from chrissy's baby shower in Massapequa with Colleen, I did a little experment and attempted to capture the essence of Long Island. Granted the sky has been amazing lately. But when i looked at the pictures later i realized something interesting. The sometimes, when you look at it, it can be quite beautiful. As long as you dont mind electric towers, and you crop out all the people in their SUVs. Posted by Picasa


Pure Nerd

73 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 34% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on nerdiness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on geekosity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on dork points

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

What's the difference between a nerd, a geek, and a dork?

Yancy and I are have a geek - off. which of course degenerates intot hte ultimate question.

What's the difference between a nerd, a geek, and a dork?: "And to make matters worse, dorks assume they're cool. Oh, and they smell, too."

Sweet im safe.

manianosmia: i think you have a baseline problem there
manianosmia: because geeks are definatleyt he computer oriented ones, so obviously the people who are puttin gthis up on the internet
manianosmia: and yes, im nerdy for saying that

me: i want to raise my hand and say "judicial power grab" so badly
marion: do it!
and then say "Hi YA!" afterwards
you have no clue how often i do that

me: i want to raise my hand and say "judicial power grab" so badly
marion: do it!
and then say "Hi YA!" afterwards
you have no clue how often i do that

since all we do is blog you tube

YouTube - J.J. Fad - Supersonic

thankfully rediscovered since fergie did a terrible rip off of it


 Posted by Picasa


'Fraggle Rock' to be made into movie - CNN.com

'Fraggle Rock' to be made into movie - CNN.com

This just makes me think on Jennifer Lindenman's house, where they had cable and a weird projection screen. and vanilla milk. and we choreographed dances to madonna in the basement.


Im so glad my parents like youtube now

YouTube - Dana Carvey Chopping Broccoli


 Posted by Picasa

im reading an article about oil company mergers from 1999 and theres the sentence "anyways, oil is so cheap these days that people dont seem to care about concentrating the power in the hand of a few companies"


the only you tube thing that amuses me

YouTube - suicidegirl vs. hall and oates

i dont know how i found this.

Law on Overseas Brides Is Keeping Couples Apart - New York Times: "“It all started with women’s lib,” said Sam Smith, a former salesman of insurance and mutual funds, who founded I Love Latins in Houston six years ago. “Guys are sick and tired of the North American me, me, me attitude.’ ”"


apparently theres an entire website of prefabhome designs for shipping container enthusiasts

Container City™ | Home: "Container City™

Devised by Urban Space Management, Container City™ is an innovative modular system that creates affordable accommodation for a range of uses.

Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.

Container Cities do not even have to look like containers! It is a relatively simple matter to completely clad a building externally in a huge variety of materials.

Finally the benefits of Container Cities can truly be seen in short and medium term land use projects. Short-life sites can have Container Cities that simply unbolt and can be relocated or stored when land is required for alternative uses. To date this alternative method of construction has successfully created youth centres, classrooms, office space, artists studios, live / work spac"


 Posted by Picasa

music and midterms and cleaning. Oh My!

Originally uploaded by jaimeetour.

I have this sorta opposite circadian rhythem on a weekly basis fom the rest of society. I have no issue with going out till 3 on a weekday (if theres a good reason) but I usually spend one weekend night home studyign because its a good uninterupted break of time and I can work until tired instead of getting edgy as my time constraint draws near.

I also have this thing where I study to REALLY LOUD music (with no words. although, I like writing to angy rap music or the faint.). Its all about white noise. I can usually hear everything everywhere and I get really distacted by it if I can single it out. Consequently a library is the worst placefor me to study because I here every page turn. As opposed to a concert parking lot, which for me is the best place to study.*

So in the summer, its Phish, and in the winter its Lake Trout. I always feel like I should tell lake trout because since their music sounds like dirty angry scary baltimore hedonism, its probably the last thing they would expect. But then I would seem deranged. And considering Ive been to 20 shows of a band that had about that many songs, I probably am.

Then when I get tired of studying, I usually have to futz around for a few hours to slow down my brain. Thats when I have my late night secret private music. Usually J.J. Cale or Steely Dan.** Cake is for cooking.

*or in the car if its quizzable. Thats how I studied vocab for the GRE. "Your tour shoes are *refulgent*. Once I quizzed chrissy on japanese. Which was really dumb, because i couldnt read it. I think she knew it anyways.

** Also known as 1. Hot IT guy from LECG and martinis and weird (2003) 2. "Jaimee, dont be scared of Best Buy. I will go buy us steeley dan in the the Las Cruces New Mexico best buy and all will be fine and you will like best buy and not be scared of driving through texas." And then the mexicans stole my teddy bear. (Federman, 2003) 3. "jaimee I wont let you sleep so we will go to my weird den bathroom hybrid with carpet and wood panelling and inflateable furniture and a terrible towel and smoke cigarettes. Good times. (Mick,2004) 4. "Jaimee I wont let you sleep because we have to talk about life. But its ok because there are candles and Steely Dan and now youre not scared of sleeping on the porch. So...Isnt life strange?!" (Mick 2006)



Daphne makes the Jayne hat while we watch Thank You for Smoking. Such a good movie, though I dont know how far outside libertarian law students its audience ventures. In the movie the lead character, who is the publicist for tabacco, has DC dark wood/ burgundy leather style drinks regularly with the spokepeople for guns and alcohal, and they call themselves the merchants of death (the MOD squad). We think that maps very nicely onto the three of us. Posted by Picasa



Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants - CNN.com

"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those [forests] did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hiller said dryly.


delancey street fire

So this morning I was venturing out to civilization after deathy sickness. I went out the door and it was all misty and foggy out. Or so I thought.

Something about me, is that I have no sense of smell. None. Born without it. Its called anosmia. So I was amazed that there was still any moisture left in the air after last nights monsoon that managed to come in my window and politely water me thesis research. Turns out, it was all smoke from a fire in a kids clothing store on Delancey street that had wafted over the nieghborhood.

Unfortunately, the commotion right above my subway station made me a little late to class. And then the smoke made my sicky come back, so I wasnt happy. And then our professor was angry at us because no one seemed that shocked that the judiciary makes stuff up. I think that no one else was paying attention, while Ive been drunkenly yelling "judicial power grab" all semester.

I walked past the damage on the way home, sad about the kids store because I love the bright hotness that is Delancey street. And then I noticed that the fire had spread to the Chinese Restaurant nextdoor. the same Chinese Restaurant I suspect was the cause of my food poisoning last weekend. Now thats justice.


EWWW...alternately: there really should only be one telecom company. And it should be verizon. Because they're so darn nice.

AT&T, BellSouth merger passes antitrust test | Tech News on ZDNet: "AT&T, BellSouth merger passes antitrust test

10 / 11 / 06 | By Marguerite Reardon
AT&T and BellSouth got the green light from U.S. antitrust authorities on Wednesday to move forward with their proposed $67 billion merger, which will create the largest phone company in the United States.

The Department ofJustice's antitrust division issued a statement approving the merger unconditionally.

'After thoroughly investigating AT&T's proposed acquisition of BellSouth, the antitrust division determined that the proposed transaction is not likely to reduce competition substantially,' Thomas Barnett, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust division, said in a statement. 'The merger would likely result in cost savings and other efficiencies that should benefit consumers.'

The merger still needs approval from the Federal Communications Commission, which is scheduled to vote on the matter Thursday.

Announced in March, the merger is the latest in a long line of telecommunications mergers in the last few years.

Last year, the Justice Department approved the $16 billion merger between long-distance carrier AT&T and the local-telephony company SBC Communications. It also approved the $6.7 billion merger between MCI and Verizon Communications.

Critics have staunchly opposed these mergers"

Im rocking bankers ball today

in my quest to make miami vice dominate our generation:

1st post:
BankersBall. Where Bankers Come to Party. Wilkommen! | BankersBall: "Can You Feel It Coming in the Air Tonight? (Oh Lawd)

So good. God, what genius thought of the name Sonny Crockett? Thanks to ANose for the link.

2nd post:
Aircraft Crash in Midtown

3:21PM: CNN has it and it’s running on Channel 2. (NYCers respond in unison: “How is 72nd street near Rockefeller Center?”)

3:23PM: Channel 2 says it’s a helicopter.
3:27PM: NYTimes has an article — building is 524 E. 72nd Street.
Filed under NYC by BankersBall."

the antitdote to irrational hatred...

today carla and i debated who in the world is as good as jeter. I said david byrne and bill clinton. She seconded and added "ghandi"

will quickly be deleted but....

Habeas corpus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: " For other uses, see Habeas corpus (disambiguation).

Dont worry about it, it doesn't exsist anymore.

* 1 Derivation
* 2 Habeas corpus ad subjiciendum
o 2.1 History
o 2.2 United States
+ 2.2.1 Suspension during the Civil War and Reconstruction
+ 2.2.2 Suspension in the United States during the War on Terrorism
o 2.3 Australia
o 2.4 Republic of Ireland
o 2.5 Malaysia
* 3 Popular culture
* 4 Further reading on historical background
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links"

YouTube - Miami Vice Pilot - Phil Collins "In the air tonight"

YouTube - Miami Vice Pilot - Phil Collins "In the air tonight"

So this past weekend I bought miami vice on dvd for my mom. She needed something long to watch and Ive had a lifetime of stories about how she bought a vcr becuase of it, how it was amazing when it came on television and it was the first show with editing and music and style, and everytime "in the air tonight" comes on the radio she freaks.

And you know what? She was so right. On some level (dialogue) its SO BAD, but the editing and the cinematography were unbelievably daring, even for now. So now matt and I are obsessed with it. He found "the scene" on You Tube, and I highly suggest watching it. Like 17 times.


Yancy's picture from "who would you do" bracket

This cracks me up. Especially Brendan in the upper left.


Im mad that piven and christian bale are in the same quarter.


its amazing what a difference music makes in previews. I was watching the commercial for whatever that scorcese movie is called "The _______" (departed? prestige? illusionist? is tha thte same movie as the presitge?)

Anyways, they used the rolling stone's gimme shelter. So im sitting here thinking. Wow, this movies gonna be awesome. Its gonna be epic, and dark, and intriguing, and kinetic. And its gonna end with someone getting stabbed in the throat and left for dead in a ditch. Oh damn, they gave away the ending!

i used to have a blog

now i just take pictures. sigh. some things that happened recently

-someone in my immigration class suggested we practice holistis economics. I almost killed him.

-mike came over to watch the lost premiere. He has a grilfriend now, whos a yoga teacher, and wont let him eat bad food. This is mike of the "i think you die at your 60th chicken fried steak" and who lawyered me into making homeade cheesesteaks when i suggested something healthy. So mike made me go with him to get two hot dogs, with chili, cheese sauce, and crumbled fritos on top. apparently this resembles something called frito pie they sell at texas football games. Then we went to mcdonalds. someone was readin glexis on line i kid you not. he ordered a 1/4 pounder meal and chicken nuggets. He also decided it woul dbe fun to yell random thhings like superman used to do in the comics. apparently he and theresa thought "papa spank" was really funny and the evening culminated with him yelling that from a cab across essex street at us and offending a biker dude and hipster chick.

-matt somehow got me to buy 4 pounds of caramels for apple day, then bought another 15 apples worth himself.

- i hate the unemployed guy whos window faces mine. hes up everynight talking about what a useles spiece of crap he is. sometimes i let my alarm go off while i shower to piss him off. ahh new york living.

-i was wearing moms boots today, which are my favorite things ever. thats also so in right now, to where your mothers old clothes. Some girl in a store told me she loved them and asked where i got them. I tol dher they were my mothers. she said she was expecting that answer. i dunno if that means that its obvious how shoddy durable goods have become or whether im failing at this hippie thing. hair. must. get. longer.


 Posted by Picasa

Andy: I love how the gym of some random small historically black college is like the center of the jamband world

dont know about the caps

in repsonse to my declaration that i love the musical cats (seriously, the gumby cat is like the new deal cat. what synergy with my recent hatred of the new deal)


mikenimzo: OMG
but I was trying to be "tolerant"

i had a greek guy who lived on the other side of the wall
me: and he came running in while i was fucked up once screaming in his greek accent "OK OK OK I GET IT! YOUR FRIEND HAS A KNIFE! WHO CARES"
mikenimzo: HAHAHAH

from the tour makes everything more fun files

Antitrust Review: "AT&T v. RLH Industries (05-1493). This case involved whether a California company can use that state’s laws against a company for allegedly engaging in illegal tying arrangements in other states. As reported in MarketWatch:

AT&T has argued constitutional limits on state interference with interstate commerce bar the lawsuit from proceeding.

‘A state is and should be flatly forbidden from attempting to govern commerce occurring wholly outside that state,’ AT&T said in a court petition. ‘Under the decision below, California’s antitrust and unfair competition laws would control markets throughout the country.’

RLH Industries maintains that California state courts have jurisdiction to review anticompetitive practices by companies that impact it, even if those practices are taking place in other states. According to the RLH brief, lower courts are still considering some of the issues raised in the AT&T petition to the Supreme Court, making high court review premature."

Seriously, theres a company called RLH industries...run like hell industries! HA. that was my happy thing of the day that owuld not have been brought to you without tour.

I 've been thinking lately that there are two more reasons that tour would be more fun now.

The first goes both ways. Tour makes law school more fun because ive been to lots of these places from tour. You can just imagine how prepared i was in corporations class the day we read a case were someone sued the providence civic center (i held back every urge to call it "the dunk" in class and start humming 12.13.99 sand). We were reading abotu a civil rights case involving ollie's bbq in birmingham. David turned to me and asked "did we go there?" "No, but we will". Ahhhh, imagine if that were true. Imagine if the other half of my life contained tons of random visits to Issaquah.