Archive for November, 2004

I’ll Tumble for Ya

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Yesterday you read the sad story about the demise of my favorite Starbucks tumbler. Don’t be sad! Now I have a far better one. Like I said, they gave me a choice of a new tumbler for free, and I picked the ‘Create your own’ style. The bottom screws off and you can insert any […]

Weekend Wind-down

Monday, November 29th, 2004

We didn’t do a single, solitary thing this weekend. Boy Wonder had to go to work the Friday after Tgiving, so off he went. I treated myself to seeing Being Julia because Jeremy Irons is in it and I haven’t seen him in years, but it wasn’t much of a treat after all. That movie […]

Holiday Service Announcement

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Is it really to much to ask for people in my neighborhood to exercise SOME degree of restraint and at least have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving before they start hanging up Xmess lights?? Apparently so. Here’s a handy rule of thumb for you: if you have Xmess lights out AND you still […]

Who Wants Pie?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

In the interest of holiday spirit, I’m posting a recipe for the pie I will be serving tomorrow. I got the recipe from someone on the childfree newsgroup, so it’s definitely one of those ‘pass it around’ kinda recipes. I picked it because it has something for all of my regular Tday guests: a ginger-snap […]

Movie Review: National Treasure

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

The only ‘treasure’ in this movie was Sean Bean. Alright, that’s not completely accurate, I just wanted to use that line. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised that National Treasure wasn’t half as bad as I thought it was going to be. However, I thought it was going to be a physically painful, eye-gouging piece of […]

Time to Ban Those “Left Behind” Books!

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

As if anyone needed another reason to loathe the Christian Right. Check out THIS scary shit: Abortion. Same-sex marriage. Stem-cell research. U.S. legislators backed by the Christian right vote against these issues with near-perfect consistency. That probably doesn’t surprise you, but this might: Those same legislators are equally united and unswerving in their opposition to […]

Careful, hot plate!

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

We wrap up this Week of Frivolity the way we began it: with gratutious eye candy. I’ve done some updating of my Hotties Picture Gallery for all to enjoy. I’ve added some new Sean, all-time classic hottie John Taylor of Duran Duran, hottie newbie Diego, Jude ‘Hottie’ Law, and as a belated birthday present for […]

Sean Baby!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Heads up! There’s a new SEAN BEAN flick opening this weekend! It’s called National Treasure, and it rather unfortunately co-stars Nic Cage, and it’s a Bruckheimer movie, so it will probably be a Big Explodey Piece of Crap, but still, it is SEAN. So get out there and see it and give my man your […]

Poll Time

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Today I am harkening back to those days of yesteryear when, whenever we needed easy filler for the high school newspaper, someone would come up with a stupid poll question (“Who’s your crush?”, “What is your favorite color?”) then they’d go and ask everyone at their lunch table to answer it, and the results were […]

Vapid Movie Review

Monday, November 15th, 2004

No, not a review of a vapid movie (though that’s true), but a movie review that is vapid! I promised you content-free, so here is my totally vacuous review of Alfie. Alfie is a film about Jude Law having sex with many various women. Do you require more info than that?

A Mexican Cutie..How He Got Here, I Haven’t a Clue

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

Well, I promised you fluff, and this sure is fluffy. In short: Aww, lookit the cyoot boy! Isn’t he cyoot? I don’t ordinarily go in for boyish Latinos who are 8 years younger than me, but I just think this kid is cute. His name is Diego Luna, and he’s appeared in such films as […]

Have You Taken a Stupid Quiz Lately? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Friday, November 12th, 2004

The Completely Pointless Personality Quiz

A Return to Abnormalcy

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

If you’ve been paying attention to this blog, you know that November has been one big crapfest. The Dubya debacle, deaths in the family, angst, drama, melodrama. Plus for the past week, I’ve been neck-deep in obnoxious work which culminated in two days of meetings that make Chinese bamboo-under-the-fingernails torture seem like a pleasant diversion. […]

The Dystopian Future Is Now!

Monday, November 8th, 2004

Ever since Black Tuesday, I’ve had an urge to listen to one of my favorite albums of all time: Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime. It’s no suprise. I think it should be the official soundtrack to life under the current administration. Some sample lyrics: Seven years of power The corporation claw The rich control the government, the […]

Happy Birthday, Cheri!

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

(I’m sorry this is late. I’m all disoriented. Blame Dubya.) Many years ago when I was in high school, I worked at the White Trash, PA public library. My job was to put the returned books back onto their shelves. One day I was working in the ‘Fiction: R’ section, shelving some Anne Rice novels. […]

The Fun Never Stops

Friday, November 5th, 2004

There has been a palpable pall of gloom hanging over this house for the past few days like a big, heavy shroud. Depression combined with barely-contained panic. Mix with hopelessness, add ice and stir. A twist of hatred is optional, but tasty. And now, today we have to travel to White Trash, USA (New Castle) […]

America, I Renounce You

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

“I feel no loyalty, kinship, or duty to Bush or anyone who voted for him. They are not my people. I think it’s time to split the country up.” –someone on ascf I couldn’t say it any better, so I’ll just use that person’s words. If I could renounce my citizenship in some public ceremony, […]

“Don’t wanna be an American Idiot”

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

I was going to write all manner of long and vehement stuff, but instead I will be leave you today with some reassuring words from JRR Tolkien : “The power of Sauron is still less than fear makes it.” Go out and fight.

Go Packers!!!

Monday, November 1st, 2004 Packers Win — Kerry’s In; Defeat of Redskins Historically Forecasts Bush Loss on Election Day I knew I love that team for a reason! Whoo-hooo!

Weekend Cliff’s Notes

Monday, November 1st, 2004

Saturday: My birthday. A pretty low-key day. Went to Whole Foods for breakfast (yum!), ran some little errands, then later on BW took me to Old Europe (eastern-European restaurant. yum!) for dinner. After dinner I got a birthday call from Whistler, then we basically got some espresso, strolled Carson St. for a little while, and […]