Archive for January, 2012

X Games Leopard-printed Wrap Up

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Clearly, the pep rally worked. Shaun White not only won the Superpipe at the X-Games, he won it twice.  While wearing leopard-print 80′s glam metal pants, motherfuckers!  Lemme ‘splain.  First he threw down a run that scored a 97.8.  He won with that score by a big margin.  But then, he takes his second run […]

X Games Pep Rally — Day 3

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

For awhile there, things were looking scary.  Shaun wanted to get up to speed on the slopestyle course, and he was in CO practicing for weeks.  Then on his final day of practice, he messed up his ankle and bailed on Friday’s slop competition.    I was afraid he would compete in today’s halfpipe, but […]

X Games Pep Rally – Day 2

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Everybody is turning out for the X Games 2012 Pep Rally! Shaun, we salute you with the ultimate hairmetal fangirl anthem!  Because you, sir, deserve it! Now watch this video while I scribble these lyrics down in orange gel pen on my 80-page, college ruled, spiral-bound notebook. I see your face every time I dream […]

X Games Pep Rally

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Here he goes again…Winter X games is on!  And we are having are having a virtual Pep Rally to cheer on our favorite piece of acrobatic ginger hotness.  So get on your team colors and fluff up your pom-poms as I spin some Flying Fox fight songs!  We are starting off with Whitesnake. I’d like […]

Welcome Barrett

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Meet Barrett Benedict Greer.  You may call him Barrett, or BeBe, or Syd, or Madcap, but whatever you do, don’t call him “Barry.” Barrett came to live with us last Wednesday night.  I can’t say it’s been easy since then, but we’re managing.  As I think I mentioned, he has a respiratory infection.  I think […]

Here, kitty?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

You remember how some Facebook posts from Animal Friends compelled me to explore the idea of getting a third cat? Well, the little cat who sparked the whole thing was adopted by someone else while BW and I waffled, but I think that’s great.  But it hasn’t made me shake the idea.  It may be […]

Oh, show…

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Friday Night Lights has been done for going on a year now, but it still exerts its power over me in sneaky, unexpected ways. Like today, all I was doing was dropping in on Pajiba for some movie news when I saw this: AND TEARS CAME TO MY EYES! I didn’t even read the article.  […]

Hosanna In The Highest

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Yesterday, of course, was the celebration of the birth of our Blessed Saviour in the city of Tupelo.  On that Holiest of Holy Days, I usually do not mention that it is also the day of David Bowie’s birth.  Not because I’ve forgotten, but because the Lawd Himself said, “I am the Lawd your god, […]

Gimmie Shelter

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Continuing on with the Year of the Rant, today’s topic is simple, yet all-encompassing: What the fuck is wrong with people? Through Facebook, I’m subscribed to updates from Animal Friends, Pittsburgh’s no-kill shelter.  I also visit their site a lot to look at the animals for adoption.  I should not do this, I know.  It’s […]

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

My favorite food group is Condiments. And one of my favorite condiments is salad dressing.  Like most people who grew up in the U.S., I have an abiding fondness for Ranch dressing.  As a kid, I used to hit the salad bar and make a “salad” consisting of a pile of croutons and cheese, doused […]

Starting the New Year Off Right

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

With a long, offensive rant. 2011 was the year of Suffering in Silence.  I declare 2012 the Year of the Rant!  And this one has been simmering for a good six months.  I may not have any friends left when this is over, but what’s a new year for if not clearing the decks?