Archive for July, 2006

The Ass-Crack of Dawn

Monday, July 31st, 2006

That’s a phrase that Loup uses all the time, and with this week’s weather, it has seemed really appropriate.  It’s just like waking up inside someone’s asscrack.  Or as Truman Capote would say: Pittsburgh, quelle hole!!  Though really let’s face it, all of America sucks in the summer.  If you’re not being humided to death […]

Vice, Vice Baby

Friday, July 28th, 2006

So. Michael Mann’s Miami Vice movie opens today. *sigh* I have such mixed feelings. I’m still debating whether to go. I probably won’t. I don’t think I can bring myself to. But yet…. When I watch the trailer, I have conflicting emotions. For the most part, it is sheer joy. Because that trailer looks like […]

On the Dotted Line

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I believe that ALL Americans, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, deserve the rights, responsibilities, and privileges that come with marriage. And right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make that dream a reality. Please, join me in adding your voice to a million voices raised in support of marriage for gay, lesbian, […]

Drive-By Hotting

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Gotta love Greenbriar Picture Show. More hotties than you’ll find in any People’s 50 Most Overrated issue, plus you’ll learn something about the movies, too!

Law? Pshaw!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Remember when we used to think that Nixon considered himself to be “above the law”? Kiddie stuff compared to good ol’ boy Dubya! ABA: Bush violating Constitution Bar association president says signing statements erode democracy Monday, July 24, 2006 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush’s penchant for writing exceptions to laws he has just signed violates […]


Monday, July 24th, 2006

Such was the weekend.  Didn’t go to any movies, though we almost went to Lady in the Water, but the reviews sounded too bad.  Got a flat tire while in the Strip District on a Saturday morning.  Not a good idea, but AAA came fast for once.  Hung up the last two cabinets, huzzah!  Had […]

Frappuccino Fridays

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Since moving to this awesome area, I’ve come up with a personal tradition created expressly to celebrate the new-found freedom and conveniences of our new home. I call it Frappuccino Friday. Pretty simple concept. Every Friday, weather permitting, I walk to the closest Starbucks and treat myself to a Frapp. BECAUSE I CAN. That was […]

Alphabet Soup

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

As you’ve probably heard me say before, I’m a Myers-Briggs personality type INTJ. (Not providing a link…go Google it, lazy asses.) One of the traits of INTJs is that we’re the type who is most interested in taking online personality quizzes! So true to type, I found yet another ‘legitimate’ personality typing quiz online (Legit […]

Swedish Spoken Here

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

You asked, you shall receive. Click here for kitchen remodeling photos!

Diva Wisdom

Monday, July 17th, 2006

“If you have order in your home, it offers a refuge and helps you face disorder in the outside world.” –Bette Davis With such principles in mind, we spent this weekend remodeling our kitchen. Or rather, half of our kitchen. The room is almost 20 feet long, but for some reason, there were only cabinets/countertop […]


Friday, July 14th, 2006

Through a Scanner Dumbly

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

BW picked up passes to a free sneak preview of A Scanner Darkly, which was great because although I thought it looked interesting, I didn’t think it looked interesting enough to pay for. I was right. Mind you, I have never read anything by Philip K. Dick, and probably never will. So I can’t vouch […]

But I’m No Good at Math!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

What Famous Leader Are You? personality tests by

Busy News Day

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Good grief!  I’m all wrapped up in unpacking and hanging pictures and finding new bakeries, then I go to work this morning and find out that the mayor of PGH has brain tumors, and some guy blew up his $9million Manhattan brownstone because he’d rather die than lose it in a divorce settlement. The pics […]

On My Street

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Today I wanted to give you a little sense of my neighborhood geography. You may have noticed, my new neighborhood has a large Russian population. I think that’s pretty cool. We have two Russian/Eastern European groceries within a 5-minute walk from my house, and one Russian restaurant that I haven’t tried yet. The groceries sell […]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Wow, I just realized that I have to stop saying that I live in Tha’ Hood ™ now. Damn. But, a little bit about my new surroundings. In short, I am loving it! I actually feel like I am part of a neighborhood, for starters. I know more of my neighbors’ names and more about […]

Superman Wears Prada

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Hey, I saw two movies over the weekend…guess which ones! First let’s tackle Supes. I loved this movie! At first I was all pissed about “why remake Superman? There’s nothing wrong with the original Superman! It does NOT need to be remade!” But as I learned more about it, I found that they weren’t doing […]

The Precious! The Precious is here!

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Actually, the Preciouses. Preciousi? Anyway, at the end of last week, all my livin’ large goodies came in, almost all at once. You saw a pic of the fridge already, but here’s the stove: It’s a convection oven, which should be fun to try out whenever the weather cools off. Then there’s *insert choirs of […]