Archive for November, 2009

Nice Hat

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Not wanting to be outdone by Gregory Peck, young Mr. Sidney Crosby decided to make the world grateful (as if we were not all already thankful enough to be blessed with his presence in our lowly city) over the Thanksgiving weekend by casually racking up an awesome HAT TRICK on Saturday night!  (For the hockey […]

Greg Peck Says Hi

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! If you are having any trouble finding something to be grateful for in these times, let me help you out. You’re welcome. Enjoy your holiday!

Auteur, auteur!

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Joel: That’s the movies, Ed. Try reality. Ed: No thanks. We’re closing out this trip down Cicely, Alaska’s memory lanes with, yup, my favorite of the Northern Exposure hotties we’ve had on display all week.  How could there be any doubt?  I mean…Ed Chigliack!  What’s not to love? Those eyes. Those lips. That hair. That […]

New York state of mind

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

“What are wolverines anyway? Are they little wolves that swarm all over you and nibble you to death?” – Dr. Joel Fleischman Day two of our week with the hotties of the frozen north brings us to Rob Morrow starring as Joel Fleischman, the “fish out of water” around whom Northern Exposure revolved. I could […]


Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

“I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.” – W.W. Oh, ChrisInTheMorning.  With your hair and your scruff and your headbands and your wire-rim glasses and your fingerless gloves and your denim shirts and your ability to quote all great literature […]

Visiting Long-Gone Friends

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Not sure why it took me so long, but I have finally started revisiting Cicely, Alaska.  This is the first time I’ve watched Northern Exposure since it originally aired.  We’ve been working through the DVDs slowly but the first 2 seasons were really short so we’re into season 3 now. It’s not that I forgot […]

Economy Boosting

Monday, November 16th, 2009

BW and I did our part this weekend.  Thanks to the beneficence of Cousin R we had 30% off “Friends & Family” coupons for all of the GAP group of stores, so we hastened to the Ross Park Mall (aka “the fancy mall”) to shop for Yule gifts and ourselves.  Got some awesome deals (w00t […]


Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I want to make some Jumble cookies…you know, the kind that have a little bit of everything.  Some oatmeal, some chocolate chips, some M&Ms.  Anybody have a tried-and-true recipe they could point me to?  I have a recipe for “Ranger” cookies, that have oatmeal, rice krispies, and possibly chocolate in them but I’m not sure […]


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

It’s gonna be one of those boooooring weeks, I can tell. But the trip to DC was successful.  We shopped at the ginourmous Crate&Barrel in Tyson’s Corner where we tested out a potential new sofa that I’ve had an eye on in the catalog.  I really like the looks of it, but I wish it […]

Off to see the Goddess

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

We’re headed off on a (very) brief trip to DC tomorrow morning to see Cate Blanchett *insert heavenly host sound here* play Blanche DuBois in the Syndey Theater Company’s production of Streetcar Named Desire.  Naturally, Marlon Brando has ruined all productions of Streetcar and I don’t know how I’ll react to seeing somebody else play […]

Goodies I Gots

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

BW did an unusually good job on the ol’ bday presents this year, so I’m gonna share the fun!  Here’s what I got. 1.   This first one he doesn’t get full credit for because I found it, then spent a few months begging for it.  It’s a viking wolf-head pendant from an AMAZING UK […]

I came here to eat nachos and ogle Sid Crosby…

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

and I’m all out of nachos. Wow, the game I went to on Saturday night really bit!  Half the team out sick, and the refs !  WTF!!  The NHL is such a joke with their UTTER, utter lack of internal consistency and total inability to maintain professional standards.  I swear they hired those refs the […]