Archive for December, 2005

How Sad

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

So I decided to do a ‘My Top Ten Movies of 2005′ list…then when I sat down to do it, I couldn’t come up with 10 movies that I thought were good enough to include in the list! And this in a year that I thought was quite good for movies! Heheheh. Granted, there are […]

Crap-ity, Crap, Crap, Crap.

Friday, December 30th, 2005

BW got his first paycheck from his new job today. Our plan was to take the extra money and go on a shopping spree at the Outlets. Then yesterday morning our water heater broke. We had to run to Lowe’s and buy a new one and pay for somebody to install it this morning. To […]

Dios Mio La Vida!

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Precious little Diego is 26 today! Can you believe it? Me neither! I feel less like a pedophile all the time.

Just Checking In

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

I hope everyone out there has been enjoying a good holiday season! And now for the big question: So, what’d you get?? Me, I got DVDs, DVDs, and DVDs! BW went all Orson Crazy and got me Mr. Arkadin, The Trial, and F For Fake. All Hail to Orson! He also picked me up season […]

A Christmas Feast For the Eyes

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Today is Ava Gardner’s birthday, and this year I’m not going to bother with my feeble scribblings. As they say, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, and for the pic I’m about to show you, there are no words. So sit down, raise a glass of fine vintage liquor, and toast Ava’s birthday with […]

Send for Pee Wee

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Yet another entry in the annals of Things You Just Can’t Make Up:

Good Yule To You

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Hail to Day! Hail to the sons of Day! To Night and her daughter hail! Hail to the Æsir! Hail to the Asyniur! Hail to the bounteous earth! – Norse Eddas

Guten TAG

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Last week, I got tagged by two people, but with all the BrokeBack HubBub I didn’t have time to respond. Now I can get around to it. First off, Loup wanted to know 5 Weird Habits of Mine 1. I don’t chew my nails, I chew on the skin around the nails. 2. I don’t […]

Saddle Up!

Monday, December 19th, 2005

To get the whole BBM story, scroll down and begin with my 12/18 post ‘Very Busy Friday’ Here is my weak attempt at a BBM review. It will most likely contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read the story, stop now. I saw BBM on Friday afternoon. I’m still processing my thoughts about it. It’s […]

The BBM Experience

Monday, December 19th, 2005

To get the whole BBM story, scroll down and begin with my 12/18 post ‘Very Busy Friday’ I decided to break my Brokeback thoughts into two posts, one about the movie itself, and another about the socio-cultural experience of seeing the movie. I didn’t expect that I was going to have something like that to […]

Very Busy Friday

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

In case you noticed that I wasn’t around Friday, it’s because we took a super-quick trip to DC. It was work-related for BW; he had to go to the National Institute of Health and meet with some people who will be migrating to Pittsburgh soon. It was just a quick get-in, get-out trip with no […]

Awards Season Mambo

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Movie awards season is upon us, and for the first time in I don’t know HOW long, there are worthy films and actors to be nominated for things! 2005 actually had a lot of good movies, and for once truly deserving people have a chance to win, with no Tom Hanks anywhere in sight! I’m […]

You Want Myrhh With That?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

I apologize for the bad image quality on this, but all I had was my camera phone. We saw this on the way to our friend Cheri’s house over the weekend, and I had to share with you this True Slice of Pennsyl-fucking-tucky Life. You aren’t hallucinating. That sign really does read: DRIVE THRU LIVE […]

Tis the Season to be Minty

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

I dunno why it is that at Xmess time, food-makers all start to bring out the mint-flavored stuff, but I’m not complaining. Under normal circumstances, I don’t even like mint. If you offered me a peppermint Altoid, or some mint gum, or something, I’d turn it down flat. Hell, I don’t even like minty toothpaste. […]

Turn Your Crank to Frank

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Ring-a-ding-ding! Today is Sinatra’s birthday. I’m not going to waste a lot of verbiage here; I don’t think there’s anything I could write about Frank that hasn’t already been written by someone a lot better than me. Myself, I have love/hate feelings about Sinatra. Love the voice, love the music, love the era that he […]

More Things We Already Knew

Friday, December 9th, 2005

You Have a Melancholic Temperament Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything. You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life. You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you. Given enough time alone, it’s easy for you to find inner peace. You tend to be spiritual, […]

Wie grün sind deine Blätter!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Here’s a couple Yule tree pics, as mentioned. Somehow, the tree doesn’t look as massively huge in the photos, but take my word for it.

Good design conquers all

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

I wanted to share a weird habit of mine to see if anyone else can relate. Y’all know how I’m all about the Retroness. Plus I have a useless art degree, and I really appreciate good graphic design. So I often find myself buying household products based on how the label looks, even if they […]

D Day

Monday, December 5th, 2005

D is for “Decorate.” That’s what our weekend consisted of. Saturday was really nice, we went out to Shadyside, I got my annual Gingerbread latte, scored a bunch of big discounts because my cousin Rachel now works for the Gap and gave us a “friends and family” card, then went to pick out a tree. […]

Gay Cowboy Mania Sweeps the Nation!!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

We’ve been getting a free subscription to Entertainment Weekly by accident (dont’ ask), and usually it’s so worthless I just get rid of it without even looking at it. But THIS week was an exception! I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but consider this an early Yule present from me to…all one or […]