Archive for February, 2009


Friday, February 27th, 2009

  Word from my dealer is that, unless there was a wreck off the coast of Greenland, or a sea monster   attacked, TODAY is the day the Clubman is due to dock on US soil! In many ways I feel rather guilty taking a natural-born citizen of the UK and making him come and live […]

Groin Watch 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Seems it happens every spring like clockwork:  Sidney has to miss games because he’s got groin problems. Time once again for me to ask all of you out there in reader-land to light a few candles, concentrate real hard, and think good thoughts about Crosby’s groin.  Together, we can make it better!!

Ve Vant Information

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

I haven’t met my new neighbor yet, but I’ve gleaned a bit more info.  First off, he does NOT have a wife/gf…I think the girl I saw was just someone helping him move.  In fact, he appears to live alone, which I find a little strange since Russian Guy’s (former) house is HUGE.  Three stories, […]

A sailor’s life for me

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

On Friday I called our Mini salesman to get a firmer ETA on the car. He told us that the info on the Mini website is usually a few days behind. He checked his own data and saw that it had been loaded onto the ship and has been sailing the seas since Feb.15! Otherwise, […]

You know the drill

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Give it up for Whistler’s Birthday!  And POLKA, muthafuckers, POLLLKKKAAAAAAA!!!!

Bon Voyage!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

  Oh boy!  More news from abroad! As of Thursday afternoon, the car’s status changed to “En Route.”  Meaning, he packed his little bag and his little passport, and hopefully a nice book to read, and boarded a big cargo ship at Southampton and is now making the Atlantic crossing.  Here’s to smooth sailing.

Charisma: I Has It

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I’m the last person to coo over pictures of sproggen, but this one made me giggle.  The article said something like, “Manly man Russell Crowe plays with son Charlie and friends in the park”, but then you look at the pic and Charlie’s friends are a gaggle of little girls seemingly hanging on Russ’ every […]

Off the map

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I LOVE Google Maps.  Love, love, love it!  It satisfies my OCD in so many ways:  my need to plot things out, my need to be able to pre-visualize places before I go to them, it’s just one of the best things to ever happen to the Interwebs. Because it allows people to come up […]

“Give my creation life!!”

Friday, February 13th, 2009

    Such cool news to start the weekend! The MiniUSA website “owner’s lounge” area lets you log in with your Mini order    number and track the progress of your car as it is built and being shipped to you.  (And  there is a ton of other cool stuff to play with, but I digress.) Anyway, […]

Quelle goalie! Quelle game! Quelle horror!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

I really wanted to post this sooner, but we had a slight power outage here today from the howling winds. Oh my, what a night of ups and downs last night!  We get to the hockey game with time to spare, sat in our (really quite good, I thought) seats, and oh my were the […]

We’re off to see the Fleury

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

And the Sidney, and the Staal… Whistler is in town tonight, and somehow dude keeps getting free tickets to Pens games.  For once, BW doesn’t have any homework or tests to deal with, so we’ll be joining Whistler for the Pens game tonight vs. the San Jose Sharks! Although I think that it’s immoral (and […]

Lemony Goodness

Monday, February 9th, 2009

This recipe was found by one of BW’s co-workers.  I tried the cookies she made, and had to know it.  It’s so simple, it seems wrong to even call it a recipe.  It’s one of those really 1950′s “better living through consuming processed food!” sort of lazy, white-trashy recipes that you (or at least I) […]

Advancing on the Russian Front

Friday, February 6th, 2009

I forgot to tell you the news:  somebody bought Russian Guy’s house! And his slacker real estate agent didn’t have the decency to slap up a SOLD sign to give us some warning.  Instead, on the morning of Super Tard Sunday, a big honking moving truck pulled up in front and began disgorging its contents! […]

Do the fucking Batusi

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Oh, Christian! If you’ve been alive for the past 24 hours you have undoubtedly heard all about (and listened to the audio 50+ times) Christian Bale going off on an eff-word powered tirade against some incompetent director of photography on the Terminator 4 movie set. Now I’m not a big Bale fan.  A lot of […]

Good Catch!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

And our “Most Observant Reader of the Day” award goes out to Hapnor, who figured out that the future British Racing Green Clubman will coordinate with Vivien the Triumph motorcycle!  Thanks for playing along with our home game!  Would you like a year’s supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat? 

We have reached a verdict!

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Over the week in DC, we came to a decision.  A choice that was, in the end, based more on gut-level emotion than logic, alas…but I don’t think that it will be one that we’ll regret. Click here to see WTF I’m on about. And then you can….