Archive for April, 2008

Why Today’s Movies Suck, Part 16,271

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Really nice insightful article from the UK (figures) about the sorry state of the Hollywood leading man. It even (very gratifyingly) acknowledges that Russell is the last bastion of proper screen manliness. It’s hard to think of a male find under 40 who has the innate, old-fashioned ability to project “manliness” as a natural quality […]

Out, damned smudge!

Monday, April 28th, 2008

As part of my retro-luv, I have lotsa lotsa shiny things in my kitchen and dining room: chrome trim, brushed nickel stuff, and stainless steel fridge and oven. Though I love the look, it’s been a pain keeping my stuff purty and shiny…especially the stainless steel fridge which shows fingerprints and smudges VERY easily. Most […]

Breeders Do The Damnedest Shit

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Sunday BW had to study for a final, so even though I wasn’t feeling very well I decided to get out of his hair and go shopping. (And I had Filene’s coupons.) It takes a long time to shop Filene’s thoroughly, so at one point I head up the escalator for a bathroom break. Preceding […]


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

On Saturday we dropped by the Mini dealership to look at the Clubman. Didn’t think we’d get to drive it because of the whole “appointment” thing…turns out that the Mini people are much more accommodating than the Land Rover people. So we (meaning BW) got to drive around for about 20 minutes. In a word: […]

You’ve got a foe in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I’ll be hiding under the bed today, because I’m not allowed to vote in the primary. Instead I’ll just post this little nugget of Sad But Unassailable Truth: “But now there are two and we’re facing Pennsylvania and whom are we kidding? This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more […]

Quizzing the Obvious

Monday, April 21st, 2008

You Are 89% Misanthropic You are misanthropic to the point of being scary. In your view, people are a disease. You may want to lighten up a little – before you become a super villain! How Misanthropic Are You?

Spring Clean-Up 2

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Because I’m almost but not quite done. Time for some aggro! Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! I’m motivated, aren’t you?

It’s Boromir, bitch.

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I promise, this is the LAST celebrity birthday for the month of April! But the last is the best.. SeanBaby! While you celebrate, be sure to watch this classic over again, and tell ‘em BOROMIR SENT YA! (continued after the break)


Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Ask and ye shall receive? Oddly enough, when we’d assumed our car choices were narrowed down, just yesterday we learned some good news: Volkswagen is retooling the Jetta into a Jetta SportWagen. It will boast 66 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down (our PT has 64), AND will come in a […]


Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

As I was saying, on Saturday we went out to test drive the Landrover LR2. The first thing we learned is that at Land Rover, they don’t let you touch the cars without an appointment. Well. So we didn’t get to test drive. What we did do was go on a ride (with the sales-lady […]

Here in my car…

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Our beloved PT Cruiser is seven years old soon.  It still is running great, and because we aren’t trashy breeders, he’s still clean, shiny, and in great shape.  But still…he’s seven years old and sadly, they don’t make cars to last very long anymore.  So we’ve been trying to brace for the (inevitable?) day when […]

Spring Clean-Up

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Let’s get psyched up for spring cleaning! (Bonus — Contains one of my absolute favorite gay 80′s songs!)

I need a Stay-cation

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Whew!  All those birthdays were tiring!  And so is everything else. There’s just been so much junk going on lately; I’m trying to work on my spring cleaning, but Stupid Job keeps getting in the way.  I need to take some days off to get Real Life accomplished.  But I can’t because Stupid Job is […]

And on the Seventh Day..

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The Lawd created… And He looked upon His creation, and He called it GOOD.

My god, it’s full of stars…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but today I have to make an exception…today is a special day. Today the Almighty Creator really outdid himself, because on this date were born Gregory “May His Name Be Forever Praised” Peck AND Bette Davis Un-frelling-believable. And then, just to show off, the Creator also made […]

Birthday Parable

Friday, April 4th, 2008

There’s a sad irony in comparing today’s two birthday guys. They’re so similar, but such different endings. Both immensely talented, intelligent, beautiful, charismatic. Fame came to both of them very young, and they both succumbed to all of the perils. But one is alive to tell the tale, and one isn’t. Heath Ledger and Robert […]

Birthday Contender

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Alec Guinness one day…Marlon Brando the next… Can you stand it? I can’t stand it! I’m ODing on talent over here.

A lovely day

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Sir ALEC Guinness, that is! I know I use a lot of hyperbole, but in all seriousness Alec Guinness should be on everyone’s short list for Best Actors Ever. If you only know him as Obi-Wan, you don’t know him. Meanwhile, it’s also my mom’s birthday! She probably wouldn’t want me to post a picture, […]

Get in touch with your inner Badass

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Because today’s birthday is owned by.. Hail Mifune! Best thing to come out of Japan ever. Even better than wasabi peas; and that’s saying a lot because I loves me some wasabi peas! Mifune! Originator of the “silent yet cunning badass” role, yet great as everything else as well. Clint Eastwood isn’t fit to have […]