The Daily Nugget is officially on hiatus until whenever I get around to it. The site will not go down, but do not expect new posts in the near future. Seriously, I went from writing a daily nugget, to a weekly nugget, to a monthly nugget and now I can’t even squeeze out a quarterly nugget. There is just too much going on in my life right now. A 21-month-old at home, taking accounting classes, and studying for the CPA exam have all taken time away from my blogging pastime. I miss it, but I only have time to update Facebook once in a while with baby photos.

I highly recommend the following blogs:

SFist – Local San Francisco news and happenings
CurbedSF – San Francisco real estate
BoingBoing – Techie news for nerds, you know who you are
Gawker – Gossip and news for Manhattan, Silicon Valley (Valleywag) and beyond
Going Concern – Gossip for the accounting industry
Deal Breaker – Gossip for the banking industry

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In case you haven’t already noticed, The Daily Nugget is on hiatus and I haven’t posted new entries for the last three months. With a one-year-old baby at home I just have not had enough time to post (see moblog for baby). I hope to update the whole site to include Facebook registration and a few other new features within the next month or so. Once the new features are installed I will resume posting.

By now you have heard the story of how Phillip Craig Garrido kidnapped an 11-year-old girl in Lake Tahoe 18 years ago and fathered two kids with her (ew!).  He kept the kidnap victim and her offspring in his backyard compound with makeshift building and tents (double ew!).  Many of his neighbors didn’t even know there were kids living on his property.

He was already known as an oddball by many who knew him, based on interviews of people that knew him in the last couple of days. Well, he wasn’t going to be happy just be a kidnapping rapist, he wanted to be the voice of God.  This psycho mofo kept a blog! A scary effing blog called Voices Revealed where he claims that God has given him the ability to talk in tongues, links to an UCLA study that supposedly prove he’s not crazy for “hearing voices” in his head, and a “package of information” addressed to attorneys, universities, and law enforcement.

In the information package he claims to have “new insight that has the potential of helping people who hear voices to possibly stop and reexamine their thinking before committing a violent act on themselves and/or others”  by including  notarized and signed affidavits from six people that he knows (whom he probably scared the shit out of to sign them).

Uh, sure I’ll sign it Phillip as long as you leave my store!

This guy is crazy-as-bat-shit!

Garrido’s quote from jail, “In the end, this is going to be a powerful, heartwarming story…my life has been straightened out. Wait till you hear the story of what took place at this house. You’re going to be absolutely impressed. It’s a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning, but I turned my life completely around.”

Uh, yeah it will warm *your* heart when the lethal injection hits it.  We’re waiting to hear the story from the victim!  When are we going to hear her speak about her ordeal?

A fellow San Francisco blogger and gonzo journalist has re-branded his blog, Dream Not of Today, as I am Totally Gay for Glenn Beck.  Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

The dramatic shift in gears comes on the heels of editor Rob Spectre’s admission that is very homosexually in love with Glenn Beck, a popular Fox News commentator.  “I am totally gay for Glenn Beck,” says Spectre, the blog’s editor for two years.  “I feel this is the only moment and vehicle appropriate to express these long repressed feelings.”

If you are totally gay for Glenn Beck too, or want to hear stories about those that are, go check it out.  It’s an entertaining funny read.

The Nug is back from a self-imposed impromtu hiatus.  I guess I was in a little funk after the Battlestar Galactica finale.  I really liked the finale but felt pretty sad that it was all over.  Plus, what did it all mean!?  Anyway, I have had a chance to watch the finale a few times off the TiVo and will post some analysis soon.

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In converting from Movable Type to Word Press we seem to have lost all of the tags.  We will start tagging posts from this point forward, but there is no way we are going back to tag old posts.  Please use the new and improved search facility on the left to search through posts.

Now that we have a new President Elect, it is time for a new website design for the Daily Nugget.  We are working on that right now and will have it up and running over the next couple of days.

After ironing out some technical difficulties, this is my first OFFICIAL entry to my weblog. I’ve been basically yawning through the NBA Finals series as the Lakers have punished the Nets consistently. The Lakers look like a bunch of high-schoolers that have gone down to the elementary shool playground for laughs. Lakers in four. I bet Shaq and Kobe already picked out the ring design–bling, bling!

My friend Santiago is back from Europe after having hit London, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Florence, and Rome. We watched Mike Tyson get rocked by Lennox Lewis on Saturday night. Mike was totally gracious in defeat–was he on Zoloft during the fight? There was no outbursts, no cursing, no biting–nothing. He got his ass kicked and he knew it. If he’s dumb enough to blow $500 million–he deserves the discomfort.