Archive for December, 2003

The Thin White Birthday Boy

Monday, December 29th, 2003

So I was off browsing the web, looking up celebrity birthdays for the month of January, and I learned that David Bowie’s b-day is Jan. 8. Cooly enough, I have tix to see Bowie in Cleveland on Jan. 7! Yup, I’m enough of a pathetic fangirl to think it’s really swell for dear old Dave […]

Get A Grip!

Friday, December 26th, 2003

Yesterday was Xmas, and The Boy Wonder and I had to head north to New Castle, PA (it’s not the armpit of the universe, it WISHES it could be the armpit of the universe) to see relatives and watch the annual orgy-of-consumerism-run-amok unfold on the floor of my Mother-in-Law’s house as the screaming hordes of […]

Birthday Alert: Ava Gardner

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Why You Should Care: Look. At. That. Face. Just LOOK at it. I don’t really need to write any more, do I?

Up To My Ears in Kitty Litter!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Let’s put it this way: if I had wanted, truly wanted, to have to pay such close attention to another living being’s bodily outputs, I’d have had a freakin’ KID!

From Our House…

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

To Yours!

Return of the Kvetch: Special Extended Edition

Friday, December 19th, 2003

This is not really a review of Return of the King. Why? Because what I saw on Wed. was not the real movie. There was nearly an HOUR cut from this film. AN HOUR. Do you know how much stuff can fit into an hour of film? What I saw on Wed. was basically a […]

While I’m At It…

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

Since I’m in a picture-sharing mood, here are those better shots of my new sword that I promised. And by the way, Hail, Theoden King!


Thursday, December 18th, 2003

How lovely is your data… Just wanted to share this spiffy geek Yule accessory that The Boy Wonder bought for me. Isn’t it keen?

Return of the Kvetch

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

Well, tomorrow is the big day: the opening day of Return of the King. Sure, I’m looking forward to it, but am also a bit afraid. I was so utterly disappointed by The Two Towers that now, rather than thinking ahead wondering what cool things I’ll see in ROTK, I’m thinking ahead wondering what I […]

Merry CrackMas to All!

Monday, December 15th, 2003

As I was awakened this morning by the piercing screams that can only mean that Crack Monkey is getting ready to leave for school, I had a horrible thought: I know how gawdawful it is to live next door to Crack Monkey, but what if you were his RELATIVE? The mind recoils in utter terror! […]

Another Weekend, Another Snowstorm

Sunday, December 14th, 2003

Observations from this week’s weather event: 1. Vanilla Schnapps + Coffee = Good 2. People who go out jogging in or immediately after big snowstorms should be rounded up and shot. Heck, people who go out jogging any old time should be rounded up and shot. The world needs fewer self-important asshats. 3. If you […]

You Know It’s Cold When…

Saturday, December 13th, 2003

Birthday Alert: Edward G. Robinson

Friday, December 12th, 2003

I’ve decided to add a new category to this blog: Hollywood Birthdays. Here’s the concept: on the birthday of any old-time movie star who I happen to like, I’ll make a little post in their honor, tell you which of their movies are must-sees, and so on. I think of it as educational outreach; I’m […]

What A Girl Wants

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

Diamonds? Rubies? Versace? How’s about 31 inches of glittering, hard-tempered STEEL, baby? Yup, I got me a brand new sword!

The Crack Chronicles: Our Story Begins

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

Once upon a time, there was a Very Special Little Boy whose real name we won’t mention so as to avoid being dragged into court. This little boy had a happy life. He lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. He had a nice chain-smoking Daddy, a nice clueless Mommy, a doggie and […]


Monday, December 8th, 2003

I have to say, this was a perfect weekend. I probably should have written more about it, but i didn’t want to ruin it by sitting down at the computer. Lots of cool stuff went on, but the highlights were basically: Snow! Lots of it! ROCK! Getting the Yule tree with Boy Wonder […]

A Gentle Reminder

Friday, December 5th, 2003

Because we all need one now and then, that UPS SUCKS DONKEY BOLLOCKS! Let’s get this straight. YOU accidentally had my package being driven around Waldorf, MD all day yesterday even though I live in Pittsburgh. After you figured that one out, you did an admirable job catching up, I’ll admit. You got my package […]

Tha Original Hepster?

Thursday, December 4th, 2003

Well all reet, all right! Fire up the Louis Prima records, today is my dad’s birthday. I am a little jealous of my dad because I just get to sit back and admire the retro/vintage lifestyle from the distance of nostalgia, but he got to live in it. (Unfortunately, he also had to be in […]

That Rumbling You Hear…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003

…coming from the direction of Oxford,UK is the sound of Professor Tolkien turning over in his grave. Check out this latest abomination brought to you in the name of profit: I feel like a bit of a hypocrite ranting about this. After all, am I not part of the problem? I’ve bought my fair […]

By Jove, I’ve got it!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003

Introducing, The Boy Wonder! Thank you all (all whopping three of you) for your suggestions of nicknames for my husband. After careful consideration, I’ve decided upon “The Boy Wonder.” Here are my well-thought-out reasons: 1. He is a huge Batman fanboy 2. He is really rather wondrous to me 3. He is a boy And […]