Archive for July, 2009

Do they serve nachos in Valhalla?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A little something to make your Friday even more cheerier. Last week was sweet baby JStaal’s turn to have the Stanley Cup for 24 hours.  He took it to his home of Thunder Bay, Ontario (“They grow sod and pretty boys.”  -LOUP) and the write-up just appeared on the Hockey Hall o’ Fame’s website. Read […]

It’s a mad, mad world

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I think I’m one of 5 or 6 people left who doesn’t watch Madmen on AMC or follow it on DVDs.  Absolutely everyone keeps telling me that I should watch it, though, because of my love of all things 50′s.  (If you are one of the 5 or 6, Madmen is a show about a […]


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Busywork, busywork, busywork and don’t feel much like posting.  So here, enjoy this nugget of goodness that I found last week when I was linking to that awesome Star Trek trailer:

I have been and ever shall be, your friend.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This is old news that I’ve been too lazy to post about, but peeps wanted to see pics so… Back on July 1 I got a teensy new tat. Basically lots of my cohorts were running around getting new inks and because I *heart* Peer Pressure, it made me want one too.  That and the […]

Remember that song…

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

By the Butthole Surfers that had that awesome lyric that went, “and then there was the ever-present football-player/rapist…”  ? I’m gonna have it stuck in my head for 6 weeks now probably, thanks to this BIGGEST. NEWS. STORY. to hit PGH since….well, since the last time FratBoy Douche did something retarded and douchey.  Sex assault […]

Blah de blah

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

This is shaping up to be quite the boring week.  But not in a good “lots of free time” way.  More of in a “nothing to do but chores” way.  Least I recovered from the food poisoning.  And work has been quiet, although we have an annual audit looming next month.  (Kill.  Me.) Otherwise, I’ve […]

One stomach flu away from my goal weight

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Blech. Spent the better part of the weekend struck down by some food poisoning or swine flu or something.    It struck Saturday morning after we got back from errands.  Not sure if the culprit was 1.  a wee bit too much espresso on an empty stomach 2. some possibly bad cheese I’d eaten on […]

Enter the Dragon

Friday, July 17th, 2009

If you know me at all, you know that I have a dependence on Ginger-flavor Altoids.  Even though I’ve been getting into all the trippy flavors of Orbitz gum lately, it has not replaced the Ginger Altoids in importance. And how could it?  Gum is just gum.  Ginger Altoids are not only a delicious, palate-cleansing […]

Because I know you miss the boys

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

This is apparently more widespread amongst penguin-kind than even I thought, and I’m a perv!  San Francisco Zoo, Bremerhaven Zoo, gay pens are all over the place!  Awwww….now maybe M-A and Sid can go public.  Zoo seeks female penguins after male birds form gay relationships By Staff Writer, • July 13, 2009 A number […]

Los Biscuitos del Yum-o

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

‘Nother recipe fer y’all, this one cribbed from the glossy pages of Bon Appetit magazine. The original recipe was called ‘Seville Chorizo & Manchego Savory Cakes‘ and I knew just from the title that I would have to try it because chorizo sausage and manchego cheese are two of BW’s most favoritest things (hey, he […]

Berry Nice

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Much better weekend this time around. BW took Thursday and Friday off and he devoted a lot of time to finally getting together a huge lot (1500+) of comic books to sell, AND he even posted the listing on Craigslist.  Wish him luck.   (And if you know anybody who might be interested, do get […]

Dessert; it’s what’s for breakfast.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

“And now here’s something we hope you’ll really like.” This recipe is freely modified from Rick Bayless’s excellent Mexican Everyday (great cookbook, highly recommended.)   The original recipe is for a “skillet upside down cake” made with your choice of fruits.  BW and I made it once a while back when we had a ton […]

The summer that PGH didn’t suck

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

 Yes, it’s a great time to be alive in the city of Pittsburgh, as we have been treated to things like this on our local airwaves. I pity the fools in Philadelphia, Raleigh (sorry Loup!), Detroit, and DC. Squee!  And that was just some of our lower-ranking Pens!  Can you imagine how JStaal would’ve PWNED […]

Game, Set, HOT

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Check out this pic I found of Rusty attending a match at Wimbledon Mmmmmm.  Grizzled becomes him.  I dunno if it’s that my immune system has been weakened from lack of exposure to Russell all during hockey playoffs, or if it’s just a peri-menopausal hormonal surge, or what, but there are just waves of hot […]


Monday, July 6th, 2009

Blargh! One of those weekends where you look forward to Monday so you can relax.    Actually, Saturday we had a ncie day:  rode the motorcycle to Hartwood Acres park and went for a hike.  Then we went out to see Public Enemies that night. Probably more on Public Enemies to follow, but wow, I […]

Of thee we sing

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Happy Canada Day to one and all!