Archive for January, 2006

It’s good fer ya!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

For once I’m going to rave about a food product that is healthy! Stacy’s Brand Soy Crisps are the freaking addictive and nutritious alternative to potato chips. No, I’m serious! They’re awesome! I like the White Cheddar flavor, but the BBQ is also good. Each serving has hardly any fat, and is full of soy […]

The party’s over

Monday, January 30th, 2006

So at Saturday’s party we ended up with 18 adults and 3 toddlers in my house! Good gawds! The cats were locked up in the guest room for their own mental health, the toddlers were mostly confined to the enclosed back porch and/or their mothers’ laps, and somehow everyone found a place to park. Overall, […]

Well Wishes

Friday, January 27th, 2006

After 20+ years of working for the Hometown Hellhole School District, my mother has retired. Saturday, we’re hosting a retirement party for her. I think there will be about 20 people coming, so I’m a little freaked. The most people I’ve ever had in my home at one time before is 6, and that includes […]

JRM Hits One Out of the Park

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Forgot to mention that we saw Match Point on Tuesday night. I am an unapologetic Woody Allen fan. I don’t care about Soon-Yi, I don’t care about Mia, I just don’t care, I’ve loved the guy and his work ever since I was old enough to begin to understand it. Of course I’ve been really […]

Here Kiefer, Kiefer, Kiefer

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

I haven’t watched 24 in a couple of years, but I still think that this is a really cool toy: The Jacktracker You can follow along with Kiefer on his season 5 adventure! Click on the numbered squares for a pop-up description of the action, click on the text for a map of the corresponding […]

The Golden Age of Mediocrity

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Given my tendency to blather nonstop about my many favorite old Hollywood stars, someone asked me, “Are there ANY old movie stars that you DON’T like?!” Well sure, but why write posts about lamers? However, to prove that I don’t just indiscriminately worship anyone who was ever filmed in black & white, here’s a partial […]

Movie Posters from a Perfect Utopian World

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Atticus! Atticus! ATTICUS!!

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I know that’s not what Pacino was chanting in Dog Day Afternoon, but well, maybe he SHOULD have been! Anyhoo, a couple months ago I was hugely dismayed to learn that there was no fanlisting for Atticus Finch. There had been, but the slacker site owner had allowed it to die out! Oh the humanity! […]

Rutsville, USA

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

What is it about January that makes people miserable? I’ve never had a happy January in my life, and to make matters worse, the month just drags and DRAGS and never seems to end. I hate January. Lately I’ve been feeling in a huge rut. Wondering about decisions made 10 or 15 years ago and […]

It Really IS Magic!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

A while ago I saw those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers in the $1 bin at Target. I’d heard good things about them, so I picked one up. I recently got around to trying the thing out, and wow! It doesn’t work total miracles. Like, it didn’t get mildew off of my bathroom ceiling, and it […]

Not Bad at All!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

BBM swept the Golden Globes! (Except for Heath, but that’s ok because PSH deserved it more.) Pretty freakin awesome. I have to say that of all the directors, I get the impression that not only did Ang Lee make the best movie, but he’s also the nicest guy. He seems like such a sweetheart! Alas, […]

BBM Round 2

Monday, January 16th, 2006

So I thought I’d be all cool and subversive and take a big group of people out to see BBM during the Steeltards game yesterday. Well, it ended up being only three of us…me, Boy Wonder, and Marci…heh. Ah well. But I was cheered to see that we weren’t the only subversives out and about. […]


Friday, January 13th, 2006

Courtesy of LOUP. Four jobs I’ve had in my life: page, gov. docs cataloger, curator, and electronic resources coordinator Four movies I could watch over and over: (only four?!?) Big Lebowski, Apocalypse Now, Godfather, Double Indemnity Four places I’ve lived: New Castle, Pitt dorms, Shadyside, next to Crack Monkey Four TV shows I love to […]

Howdy, Pardner!

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Well, well…at long last Brokeback Mountain has dragged itself kicking and screaming to Pittsburgh. Sheesh. (And yes, I have a big group outing to the movie planned to coincide with Sunday’s Steeltards game. Heh. Take THAT, redneck hegemony!) Anyway, the ridiculous wait we had for BBM puts me in mind of a great bit of […]

Mistaken Identities

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Last week, Haley gave me one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever received. She said that, IHO, I look like Greta Garbo. She even Photoshopped up a picture to try and prove her point! (See picture A. below) So let’s open this topic up for discussion. 1. Has anyone ever told you that you look […]

Let’s Hear it for the Alpha Female!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Ummm…Loup, I tried to mail you a card, but the p.o. went and changed stamp prices on me so…it may be a little late.

I am not your Casanova

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Me and Romeo ain’t never been friends. Remember that song? It was from the late 80′s and it was by some shitty Bel Biv Devoe-type group. I’ve had it stuck in my head before, during, and since I saw Casanova on Saturday. I hope someone else remembers it, because I need to spread the pain […]

Bow Down Before The One You Serve

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Don’t gimme that Christmas crap! I know when God’s birthday really is!

Cult of Personality

Friday, January 6th, 2006

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant. Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle. You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs. For you, comfort and calm are very important. You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection. You prefer to protect your emotions and […]

In conclusion…

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Following up on yesterday’s post. Serha’s comment about Columbus got me to thinking: I guess this proves beyond a doubt that Richard Florida was right. Your city’s level of gayness really DOES have a profound impact on your quality of life! Just to be sure I looked up the Gay Index rankings. (The lower the […]