Archive for August, 2006

I’ll See YOU At the Movies

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Thank E for Fall! That all-too-brief time of year when both the weather and the movies stop sucking for a little while. I try to enjoy it as much as I can, and I’d say that 75% of my yearly box-office expenditures happen between September and December. So here is my list of Fall 2006 […]

The Diva Days of Summer: 4

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This edition of Diva Days is dedicated to all my witch friends. Serha, the Psycho Witch, who has been my coven-sister for nigh on 20 years. And Loup, the Wolf Witch, who can share a broom with me anytime. I dunno why witches get such a bad rep…they make the best of friends. Click for […]

That’sa Spicy Cookie!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I ripped this recipe out of a Better Homes & Gardens that I found in a bed-n-breakfast this past summer, and just got around to trying it out. Verdict: Yum! The combination of sweet and spicy always intrigues me. I must warn you though, these cookies are NOT for the flavor-phobic. If your favorite taste […]

‘Round the hizz-ouse

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Tim the Enchanter pointed out a nice little article in the local paper about my new neighborhood. Seems my gut instincts were right, it IS becoming ‘the place to be.’ Read all about it. BW and I are doing our part to beautify the area. Yes, the painting has begun! So far we’ve finished the […]

We used to have to walk uphill 4 miles to take surveys when I was your age!

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Blatantly stolen from Marci…. The “Older People” Survey (Meant to be completed by those ADULTS out of high school)Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?‘Have you ever kissed someone?’‘Missed someone?’‘Told someone you loved them?’‘Drank alcohol?’Here are some questions for the people who are a little more mature… Okay, okay… OLD […]

The “Have You Seen Me?” Tea

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Missing: Arizona brand DIET White Cranberry & Apple Tea. Last Seen: March, 2006 in Washington DC CVS drugstore. Report Sighting: If seen, please report whereabouts immediately to the owner of this blog. Monetary reward possible. Seriously folks, this was awfully good tea. I had it a grand total of ONCE when I was in DC […]

The Diva Days of Summer: 3

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

In which our heroines define the term “bitch slap.” And forget Jon Benet for a minute…you’ll see that she was just a lil upstart bint compared to Baby Jane Hudson, the original gangsta of the blonde, singing-dancing, pedo-bait scene.  Mad props to BJane! Get on with it!

An Edna morning

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

I’m sure there must be some other occasional migraine sufferers out there.  Has anyone tried that Head On (“Apply directly to forehead!”) stuff?  Does it work at all? Ow.

Snakes on a Date

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Not a bad weekend. Friday, BW and I went to dinner at Piper’s Pup, a faux-British bar and eatery. We had Guinness, cider, and shepherd’s pie, and BW bought me a “If it’s nae Scottish, it’s crap!” t-shirt. And then of course we headed out for the movie event of the year… SNAKES ON A […]

Conspiracies on a Plane!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Interesting that we have so many air travel nightmares happening the week leading up to SNAKES ON A PLANE! No that actually isn’t my conspiracy theory, but rest assured that I do have a few, plus some random gripes. First of all, kudos to British intelligence for unearthing the liquid explosive plot. If there really […]

The Diva Days of Summer: 2

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I can’t believe it, I think I totally forgot to do this last week! Oh well, The Diva Days will just have to run an extra week. Last time we enjoyed some Crawford-by-way-of-Dunaway greatness. This week it’s Bette’s turn. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy seven minutes! Click for DRAMA!

I Love the 80′s Drive-By Hotting: Perfection Edition

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Welcome to the Center of My Universe, circa 1988-1992. Let’s hear it for Gordon Sumner! Mmmmmmmmm….Stiinnnnnnnng. With his cheekbones so chiseled. His pecs so perfect. His eyes so piercing. Oh crap, that one wasn’t alliterative. But see, Sting was the kind of sex symbol who appealed to girls who knew what ‘alliterative’ means. The man […]

An Even Dozen

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Happy 12th Birthday to my very best friend in the world, Gandalf T. Gray! You are the wind beneath my wings. Meanwhile, an uneventful weekend.  BW had to go to parental tech support, and I stayed home and began the long task of painting.  Didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped.  I finished the […]

When I Grow Up…

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Why is it that on these personality-based career thingies, the jobs that are supposed to suit me in fact don’t appeal to me in the least? The personality type is right, but the career assessment is just…eww. Career Inventory Test Results Extroversion ||||||||| 26% Emotional Stability ||||||||| 23% Orderliness |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 83% Altruism ||||||||| 30% Inquisitiveness […]

Coupons, I get coupons

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

We are STILL getting those “welcome to the neighborhood/congrats on the purchase of your new home” coupons in the mail. Some of them are even good! Yesterday I got one for 20% off of any KitchenAid small appliance (mixer, toaster, whathaveyou) at Lowes. Thing is, I have just about all the small appliances I could […]

Chex Mate

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I have to hand it to the good people at General Mills. They keep coming out with great developments in Chex Mix. First, they made the Caramel Flavor….oooh, it is borderline obscene how much I love that stuff! Then, they invented the Peanut Butter flavor and the Turtle flavor. (Turtle is better, because it has […]

That’s Fabulous, Batman!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

All of last week’s Bat-discussion set my Mental Casting Couch to work. Come with me now to an alternate (but much better!) universe where we’ll sit down and enjoy several Superhero Movies That Never Were (But Should Have Been) Roger Corman’s Batman starring: John Agar… as Batman Lee Van Cleef as…any BatVillan you want! Pick […]

Quelle Surprise

Monday, August 7th, 2006

We were supposed to spend the weekend putting the finishing touches on our kitchen, but instead we had a spur-of-the-moment visit from my favorite sister in law.  So, rather than spend quality time with hammers and drills and hacksaws, we hung out, gave her a tour of the ‘hood, took her to Ikea, drank a […]

Zap! Pow! Mumble! Brood!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

By now even you normal people have heard the biggest news in Geekdom: Heath Ledger is gonna play the Joker in the next Batman movie. And I’m sure you’ve been just dying to know, “what does that freak over at tarsierjungle think about this?” Well, my official stance is: All For It! My first and […]

See You in Hell

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Time to bow to peer pressure. Everyone else is doing this stupid quiz, why not me? ‘What will your obituary say?’ at