Archive for November, 2006

Get the Scoop

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Something I learned recently: Cookie scoops: they rock! A while ago I picked up this cool resin-and-silicone cookie scoop. I forget where I got it; probably Target or Bed/Bath/Beyond. Anyway, then I forgot all about it until Monday when I was making some oatmeal cookies. You know how oatmeal cookie dough is super thick and […]

Ok, now pay my rent

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

You Belong in Soho Although you may not be a professional artist, you do dabble in one form of art or another.And you indie culture of all kinds – from little botiques to art house films. Where Should Your Inner New Yorker Live?

No joy in Mudville

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

“It’s just good to put Pittsburgh out of its misery. When you can do that, it’s gratifying.” –some Baltimore football player on Monday morning HA! Well spoken, sir. Take that, ‘tards, and now STFU for a whole blessed year of peace.

Talkin’ Turkey

Monday, November 27th, 2006

So how was everybody’s T-giving?  Mine was good.  I decided to cook an Italian-themed dinner this year.  We had antipasto (olives, cheese, etc.), and I made a hot Italian sausage and fennel-flavored stuffing to go in the turkey, and served braised greens with garlic and pesto mashed potatoes on the side.  That’s why I cook […]

Something to be Thankful for

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Hope you all enjoy the holiday! Be safe out there on the roads, and don’t eat too much greenbean-mushroomsoup goo!

A compatriot!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Ah-HA! I can’t believe it, I found another film reviewer who agrees with me about Nicholson in The Departed and in general! Fry me up some of that sacred cow burger, baby! Read whole review here or enjoy these juicy excerpts: “It’s a testament to the rest of the cast that Nicholson’s self-worshipping train-wreck of […]

Student of the Stupid

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

That’s me! Finally BW has been re-employed at U. of Pitt long enough for me to qualify for free classes, so yesterday I enrolled. Now this is Pitt, so they don’t have any courses I could take to, say, learn a new trade, change my life, or enhance my career path. Quelle joke! So that […]

Dearly Departed

Monday, November 20th, 2006

I can’t believe I finally got out to see The Departed, and it was worth the wait! Now, I do not belong to the Cult of Scorsese. I think he is a good director, but I don’t buy into any of the “best filmmaker”, “genius”, “artiste”, etc etc etc hype that gets heaped onto his […]

Holy Relics

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Now I finally have time to tell y’all about the great gift BW got me for my birthday (what? it’s only 2 weeks after the fact!) The book is A Portrait of Joan: An Autobiography by Joan Crawford, 1st. ed. published in 1962. Which is all cool in and of itself, but wait, there’s more! […]

Alas & Alack

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Will be in Meeting Hell all day today and tomorrow. Amuse yourselves.

Love in a Tube

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

It’s very weird, what with me being the lifelong big fan/whore/advocate of MAC cosmetics, that I’d never actually bought a tube of their lipstick before. Lipgloss, yes, but never the lipstick. I don’t really buy lipstick that often because I don’t wear it that often…I usually find it too thick and gloppy for me. Well, […]

What I Did on my Vacation

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Basically, nothing. Which was sort of the point. With classes and work, BW didn’t feel up to a real “go away-stay in hotels-see lots of tourist junk-run around-busy busy” vacation. Instead, we opted for a (mostly) at-home vacation. We: 1. Went to Cook Forest (one of PA’s only old-growth forests) for a few days, hiked […]

Party Time!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Taking a very short break from my break to give out a big “W00T!!!!!!” that two of the vilest, nastiest, foulest pieces of shit to stain the American cultural landscape have BOTH gotten the BOOT TO THE HEAD on the same day!! Elvis be PRAISED and sing Hallelujah! Free at last…Pennsylvania and Britney are free […]

Back in a Week

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

This blog is taking a much-needed vacation. Talk to you again after the 10th!


Friday, November 3rd, 2006

So yesterday morning I was watching this documentary about Nikola Tesla (which I highly recommend to you all.) And as we all know, Tesla was known as The Master of Lightning. As I was watching the show, my eyes roamed around my office, and fell upon my ELVIS TCB postcard, with it’s proud lightning bolt […]


Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Who Should Paint You: M.C. Escher Open and raw, you would let your true self show for your portrait.And even if your painting turned out a bit dark, it would be honest. What Artist Should Paint Your Portrait?


Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Oh by the way, we painted our guest room/den. Did it quite a while ago, just kept forgetting to post pics. See them all here. I so love it now! It’s like a dark and vaguely exotic little den. Not only did we paint, we redecorated. For years, we always did our guest room in […]