Thursday, November 30, 2006

I need help.

Yesterday night it was kind of cold.

(Unlike today where it is about 70 balmy degrees!)

Anyway, when I got home last night, I was catching up on some reading and kind of felt chilly as I was wearing a skirt and just sort of sitting around.

So I go and put on a pair of pajama bottoms and then was like "well I'll be chilly if I take off my skirt" so I left that on over the pj bottoms. Hot, I know.

Then, I pull on a ratty old holey cardigan over the nice sweater I was wearing because a) it made me even warmer and b) I had to do some dishes and didn't want to get the nice sweater mucky.

Which was fine because who cares if I look like a bag lady in the privacy of my own home.

Until I realized that I'd left a bag in the car that I needed.

So I pulled on my boots because they were closest to the back door and went out to the car, figuring no one would see me because it was dark out.

Ha ha, riiiight.

That's what my neighbors are for. They are for catching me out in the dark in my pjs-under-my-street-clothes-snow-boots-ratty-sweater-outfit. Like I said: HOT!

They already think I am the old nutball who complains about their loud 4am parties, and now - after last night - they must think I am an about to be a homeless old nutball.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Here's how Murphy's Law works.

The Sox sign Diahatsu Kamikaze for a crapwad of cash.

He moves to Boston, and not being able to figure out the driving system that is unique to Boston, tries to to cross the street at a crosswalk and is promptly mowed down by a cab, resulting not in certain death, but rather a badly broken pitching arm.

Welcome to Boston buddy!

Monday, November 27, 2006


It's a Christmas Miracle - the Muddy Rudders are playing on December 9th.
Whoo hoo!

Quite possibly they are my favorite Boston boy band.

They are playing at Murphy's Law in Southie.

Which from the outside looks like a Bulger black hole, but is actually a pretty fun place to listen to a band.

AND they take requests! More cowbell!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Melrose Place sneak reunion

Other than Melrose Place, what else do the following actors:

Doug Savant
Marcia Cross
Laura Leighton
Heather Locklear
Courtney Thorne-Smith

have in common?

They are all on shows on ABC. And I know there are more, but I can't think straight after all that turkey.

I think that ABC is secretly engineering a Melrose Place reunion.

And oh yeah, BTW - WTF happened to Delta Burke's face?

She's on Boston Legal and it looks like baaaaad plastic surgery or something because she can't move the right side of her face.

Weird, I would have thought she'd have the gastric bypass first.

Patriots 17 - Bears 13

This game was more like watching a tennis match.

Pats have the ball.... whoops Bears intercepted.... whoops now it's back to the Pats.... aaaaaannnnnd there are the Bears with the ball..... only to be picked out by the Pats again.....

Yep, five turnovers.

And here's a picture I am getting to like.

Happy Birthday Sister!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok - technically LAST Sunday was my sister's day of birth.

However she went turkey shootin' up in the back of beyond so we waited until this week to party. Well that's what we're telling her anyway.

Today it was all about leftover casserole, cupcakes and presents!

Whoo hoo!

I ,for one, am sure glad you were born sister!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Watch this movie.

My newest most favoritist movie EVAH is now Roll Bounce.

It's about a kid and his friends growing up in the 70's who love to skate. All parts of the movie are good, it is well acted and well written and has a great soundtrack.

Seriously, if you can't like this movie then you are probably a puppy kicker.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Just like 20 years ago

I was reading about the new craze for Playstation 3.

Personally I don't get it because I don't play video games. But it would seem that the desire for these limited quantity machines has created major ruckuses at area malls where they've been going on sale at midnight. Half the people clamoring for them are gamers and the other half are capitalists who are going to whip round and sell the machines on Ebay.

Like I said, I don't get it.

However someone I know knows lots about them and tells me that Sony (the manufacturer) could only make a limited quantity before Christmas because some component of the machine got mucked up in production and so they couldn't make as many as they wanted.

I think this story smells like bullsh*t. It is more likely that Sony is feeding the frenzy and then lo and behold they'll flood the market on like December 5th.

Just like the Cabbage Patch Craze of 1985-86.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Okay okay, I get it...

Enough about Dianne W. !!

But this is the last thing, I sweah....

The Boston Globe reports that her campaign finance shenanigans have been brought to the attention of the Attorney General. Read about it HERE.

Not that it will make any difference.

Dianne W. is like the Leona Helmsley of campaign finance - "Only little people explain campaign finance discrepancies!"

But it makes me feel better that I didn't vote for her.

Because face it, the woman has gotten to the point where she wouldn't recognize an ethic unless it was handed to her in a brown paper bag marked "Campaign Donation".

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Boston, circa 1979 - Channel 56 WLVI


All the Duran Duran you can handle and MORE!

Oh my god was I ever a Fan o' Duran when I was a teen!

I had a poster of the band in my closet and was convinced that their "Wild Boys" video was like the BEST video EVER.

Like, ohmigod!

And because they make these really arty and sexual videos I only ever got to see the super-edited versions, if that even.

So hallelujah for YouTube!

I finally got to see the long version of "Girls on Film" which was as racy as I had always heard it was. And the video for "The Chauffeur" which I doubt could ever be edited for tv! Phew!

It's good to be a grown-up!

Some things will just never be retro.

And that would be wearing stirrup pants and dress shoes.

Ugly then, ugly now.

I'd like to see the Egg Beater

My Favorite Amy sent me along this link: Three Dances with Patrick Borelli

I know I have seen this guy somewhere.....

Be sure to read the fine print, and oh yeah, check the sound on your computer too.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Teri Hatcher is SOOOOO annoying!

I am trying to maintain an interest in Desperate Housewives because y'know, it's good to have goals.

However I find that Teri Hatcher has the same effect on me as nails on a chalkboard. And it seems clear that the writers don't like her much either since they've constantly got her harassing her daughter for wanting to grow up and date boys.

It makes her look jealous, sort of pathetic, and shrill. I am waiting for her character to electrocute herself one of these days while making toast in the bathtub.

Looks like them biscuit wheels are falling off the gravy train!

Jets 17 - Patriots 14???

What the f*ck is going down in Foxboro???

They really need to pull it together and stop all their messing about.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

It's November 9th

It's two weeks before Thanksgiving and about 60 degrees out.

The Christmas advertising is depressing!


Hell must have frozen over.

I can't believe I agree with Mayah Mumbles on something, on anything!
Time to get out the heavy winter coat because clearly hell hath frozen over!

Today the MBTA decide that they are going to raise the fares on the public transportation system. Extra! Extra! Read all about it here.

A trip on the subway was $1.25, but will be $1.75
A trip on the bus was $.90, but will be $1.25

Now that is a really f*cking BAD IDEA.

It is estimated that 1.1 million people use the T each weekday.

The population of Boston is estimated to be 560,000 which would be like everyone in Boston using the T every week day twice a day.

The MBTA claims that the fare hikes will drive away about 16.5 million riders a year, about 1,375,000 people per month, or 68,750 people a day.

Seems like a droplet in the bucket.

But the part where I agree with Mumbles Menino is the part where he claims such a dramatic increase would impact those who can least afford it.

Face it, the people who can afford a car can and mostly do drive to work.
Just try driving in or out of Boston around rush-hour where it feels like the volume of cars has doubled in the past ten years.

But most of those 1.1 million are people who can't afford to own a car. The insurance alone is pricey - the Flapjack (a 13 year old beater) has the most minimal insurance available and that runs about $1200 a year.

It just doesn't make sense in the real world. Perhaps if they got rid of all the cushy middle management/patronage jobs, they wouldn't have to put the squeeze on the last of the T faithful.

I can't believe it's not butter!


It would seem that there is more than one place to live in Massachusetts that has floors made out of margarine.

I am certain they mean "parquet", but like whatever.

Check out the butter floors on Craigslist- they are probably STUNNING!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ugh - again with Dianne W.

Ok, so why exactly is Dianne the better choice here?

There is no good reason for her to be voted back in.
It goes to show that people vote by party, not by candidate.

For crying out loud, if Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo ran for State Senate on the Democratic ticket, he'd definitely be making it in Massachusetts!

Not dead yet!

If my fish could talk, that's what he'd say.

Not Bluto, but the other one Floyd.

Bluto is a champ. Fights himself for food, flares out at his own bad self, makes happy little bubble nests when I change his water, and will eat anything I give him.

Pretty Boy Floyd however is proving to be my special needs fish. Not only is he crippled, but he is a picky eater, a little bit blind I think, and afraid of his own shadow.

Perhaps naming him Pretty Boy Floyd was a little presumptuous. But he is hanging in there, the little champ!

K-Fed Up.


That's what pops into my mind when I think about Kevin Federline.

It's about time Britney is divorcing his sorry popozao.

The only race I care about...

Is the 2nd Suffolk State Senator race between Dianne Wilkerson (D) and Samiyah Diaz(R).

If Wilkerson wins then the people deserve the crappy and insincere service they've been getting for the past 10 years.

And don't cry to me, because she sure didn't get my vote!


After tuning in to the coverage of the election results I am curious to know what the hell is wrong with Ted Kennedy?


I get his point, but he's not making it very eloquently and he is covering it up BY YELLING INTO THE MICROPHONE.

Did he have a stroke or something? That can't be just age or alcohol...

Monday, November 06, 2006

All we did was eat

I feel like this past weekend away has been all about food - meeting people for meals.

We arrived Friday right in time for margaritas, chips, and salsa. Ole! And then aiiii carumba later....

We started Saturday with breakfast tapas at Cafe Atlantico. Breakfast tapas? After a gallon of tequila I kind of wanted something more greasy and a little less elegant, but the food was terrific.

Then I went to the National Portrait Gallery for about 3 hours. The Portrait Competition is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It literally took my breath away. More for sure on that later.

After walking off the tapas we went to Stardust in Alexandria which was delicious. I had pork chops and beans, and as usual one chop was perfectly cooked and the other one was on the tough/dry side. And EXCELLENT cocktails.

Sunday I went off to see friends out in Bethesda (took the Metro - more math) and we went to an Irish bah and I had a pretty good Irish breakfast (grilled tomato, yay! weak tea, bad!). Our young waiter was very nice even though he dumped a full glass of ice water on us. Thank goodness for man-made material boots!

For a late afternoon pick-me up, the Blonde and I went to Old Town in Alexandria for oysters on the half shell and Bloody Marys. And sat next to a man who looked like an Old Dominion type but who was in fact crazy. He had a full on conversation with the Lord while enjoying a beer and some chowder, this after yelling at his family on his Blackberry about how they've shunned him and are false before God and that God loves rich people too.

Then we went home for some junk food.
And now we are off to have MORE breakfast.

Hopefully they will let us on the plane.....

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I am currently away from my desk or on another call...

Right now I am lovely ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA!!!!!!

I have to say that I am a big fan of Washington DC and surrounding areas.

Most museums are free, every middle aged white man sort of looks like Dick Cheney, the Metro is easy to use, and there are men in uniform EVERYWHERE.


My evil twin and I arrived yesterday after being in forward motion for 6 hours straight - my house, orange line, blue line, shuttle bus, airplane, shuttle bus, orange line, blue line, Blonde Bombshells house.

Not only that, but the pilot told us that we passengers could listen to the air traffic control conversation on channel 9. That is really cool. I listened as we flew from Boston, through New York airspace, and into Washington airspace. It was particularly helpful when the landing got bumpy and evil twin started to get nervous. I had her listen to the pilots who sounded very calm and so we felt less like we were about to fly into the ground nose first.

And then once we arrived in Virginia, we were met by the Blonde Bombshell and the Power Para and taken straight out for margaritas. Of which I promptly drank two and got completely HAAAAA-mmered.

Because they were made with about a fifth of tequila and a splash of mix. WHOO HOO!!

Did I mention that this was all around 4pm?

The only complaint I have is that the fare system on the Metro requires more mathematical ability than I possess. It involves some vile combination of calculus and geometry and I find it's just easier to more fare than you really need and hope for the best.

OH YEAH - the fine print tells you to keep your ticket because you need it to get out.
Who knew!

If all goes well and I don't get arrested by Homeland Security for jumping on men in uniform, I will post more tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's not just me...

Ok, there are a couple of movies that I can't help but watch when they come on.

In no particular order they are:

- Silverado
- Blazing Saddles
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Princess Bride

I know that there are a few of you out there who will say "oh yeahhhhhh dude, me too!!"

This is why I have watched Silverado about 4 times in the past four weeks....