Friday, December 29, 2006

Haiku out with the old in with the new Friday

James Brown, Godfather
of soul, has passed. May he rest
in peace. Thank you, sir!

Packing for London
this weekend and kissing babe
on New Year's Eve. Weeeeeeeee!

Two Thousand Six rocked!
Lots more fun to be had in
Two Thousand Seven!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Haiku almost done Friday

I'm kinda brain dead.
Been working on stupid school
but am nearly done.

It's Christmas weekend!
May you have safe travels and
good food and presents.

Just to be clear, the
reason for the season is
delicious cookies.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Windows

This is really cool, you guys.

If you live here and haven't seen the various Christmas window displays, as I can't imagine you have, or if you don't live here and wish you could see the various Christmas window displays, check out this link:

Christmas Windows in NYC

Step 1.

I have a new niece!! And her name is Coodence, too!!! Well, not really, but sort of. I'll post a picture just as soon as I get it!!!

Last night I dreamt I was being held hostage in a school. I might need a dream reader to analyze that one, what do you think it means?

Everyone I know watched this yesterday.:

1. Cut a hole in a box.
2. Put your junk in that box.
3. Make her open the box.



You can't watch this hilarious video on YouTube anymore, but you can watch it on NBC.
If you are the only person in America who hasn't seen this yet - warning! It's pretty crude!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Darth Vader Christmas. Ha!


It's a Darth Vader making a death star out of snow, you guys. It's better if you click it, you can see the detail. Thanks MASAKAWA!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Strange

I think the coffee guy is mad at me. I mean, I'm sure he's not mad at me, in particular, because what could I possibly have done to him, but he definitely doesn't greet me with HELLO DESI! anymore. Hmmm...

Good thing I'm going away soon. Once the coffee guy is mad at you, you've been around for a little too long.

Life has done and gone haywire.

Hope yours is fantastic.

*update. The coffee guy IS mad at me. Vacation, please!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Term Papers

I am writing my term papers today. Therefore, procrastination is at an all time high.

So, I made myself an elf.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Haiku Boxer's is Closed Friday

West Village Boxer's
With your buy one, get one free
drink specials. So cheap!

So many hours,
so many heated debates,
so many long nights.

And now you are gone.
I raise my glass to you - thanks
for the memories!

Happy Birthday, DB!

Happy Birthday, Bober!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tis the season!

Yesterday, Babe made Toffee Bars for my co-workers. Cuz he loves me. I would have made them, but being that I had a cold, I think thats too weird. Here, I stayed home from work to make you these infected bars.

Would you like to make some? If so, here! Try this:

Toffee bars

1 cup Butter (Shhhhh, don't tell!)
1 cup Brown sugar
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 cup Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
5 Hershey's bars
Chopped up Walnuts
Cream butter; add sugar; cream until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well. Spread in 10 x 15-inch pan (greased and floured). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place broken up Hershey's bars on top. When bars are melted, spread. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut into bars.

YUM.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

SicknTired

I'm a little sickie. Sucks. Stayed home today so I don't infect my coworkers or get any worse. Nothing brings out the worst in me more than stupid people and stupid situations. I was so dutiful this year with purchasing gifts very early on so that I wouldn't have to pay exorbitant shipping charges and just for general merriment - I was excited to get certain gifts and looking forward to sending them on their way. Well, wouldn't you know it, that hasn't panned out. My stupid order from the stupid KodakGallery was returned to sender and I've spent a stupid hour on the stupid phone with stupid Kodak only to find out that they have to send me a new set of stupid presents and that I'll receive them in 10 days. Furious? Yes I am. Sickntired? Yes, yes I am. In other news, I'm almost done with Christmas cards and those are going well and are really fun.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Amazing Race

Amazing Race - this time the model, former drug addicts won. Nice work, boys. Next time, maybe some women will step up to the task?

Fortune Cookie Philosophy

  • You are one of the people who "goes places in life"
    • Question: With the "quotes" is my fortune cookie mocking me? Is it like, You are one of the people who goes places in life, wink wink?
Happy Monday, Kids.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

one word sunday meme

1. Yourself?: Hot 2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend?: Babe 3. Your hair? Lovely 4. Your mother? Awesome 5. Your father? Wonderful 6. Your favorite item? laptop 7.Your dream last nite? trippy 8. Your Favorite drink: wine 9. Your Dream Car: Coche 10. The room you are in: Little 11. Your Ex: never 12. Your fears: mice 13. What do you want to be in 10 years? astronaut 14. Who you hung out with last night? Babe 15. What You're Not? quiet 16. Muffins: blueberries 17: One of your wish list items? Diffuser 18.Time: Out 19. Last thing you did? Napped 20. What You Are Wearing? Nada 21. Your Favorite Weather: Spring 22. Your Favorite Book? Passion 23. The last thing you ate: tangerine 24. Your Life: Rocks! 25. Your Mood: Content 26. Your friends: Fantastic. 27. What are you thinking about right now? Dinner 28. What are you doing at the moment?: Typing 29.Your summer: chill 30. Your relationship status: meddied 31. What is on your TV? nothing. 32. When is the last time you laughed? Earlier 33. last time you cried? Friday 34. school? Worst.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Haiku now its 20 degrees Friday

Brrrr!!! It's freezing cold.
I'm literally hiding
in my apartment.

So late for work, but
its 18 degrees outside.
You go instead, k?

Babe's and My Christmas
this weekend and papers to
finish. Peace out, kids!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Click it!

Bristol- Myers is donating a dollar to AIDS everytime someone goes to
their website and moves the match to the candle and lights it.
Please forward this to your friends to spread.
It only takes a second to raise a dollar... for a most worthy cause.


https://www.lighttounite.org/

Misc. Items

  • Go here for a a quick second. It's a movie of the sun.
  • Work + school = tired cod.
  • Christmas trees are Christmas trees no matter what you call them.
  • Did I mention I'm kind of tired?
  • There are only 18 days until Christmas. That means all your plans to do stuff early this year and null and void.
  • Its so quiet in my office right now. That, my friends, is a gift from the Baby JC. Shhhhhhh.
  • I've got to meet with my professor today to convince him that what I want to turn in is in fact what he wants me to turn in and not at all a cop-out.
  • I've never shopped at Barney's.
  • In case you don't click the Baby JC link, here, its a simple and easy recipe to make:
    • Baby Jesus Haystacks

      Make haystacks to represent baby Jesus lying in the hay in the manger.

      This is really easy. No oven involved, just the microwave.
      1 package choc chips,
      ½ cup peanut butter,
      4 cups chow mein noodles,
      mini marshmallows.

      Melt choc chips and peanut butter together for 1 min in microwave, stir and microwave for additional 1 ½ min until melted. Add chow mein noodles and stir with 2 spoons/forks as tossing a salad.

      Drop onto waxed paper.

      Add a marshmallow to represent baby Jesus.
    • (Seriously, what?)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Why?



Why try to explode the whale? Seriously? Don't watch it if exploding carcasses of whales bothers you. And if it does, you're not alone.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Post about...Not Paris!

So, I think I milked the Paris trip for about as many blog postings as a I could. Babe's nickname used to be Milk, because one time I mispelled his real name (which isn't Babe, by the way). The other day, Scooter, Babe and I drank a beer called Mother's Milk. Oh Scooter. I did take this picture in paris for Scooter, they were all over the place. Scooters, that is.

Would you look at that, I snuck in another Paris picture.

Work is going well but is what you might call "super hard." School is putting me near, but not yet at, the end of my rope. Christmas parties this weekend - and I'm so excited!! I'm nearly fasting in anticipation of the black dress.

Go Bears - we won on Saturday, of course! Then I watched Predator. What a nail-biter, man. Dug it.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Post about Paris, Part III

Neat, huh? I like it, too. Means New York Avenue for those of you who don't speak French.
The inside of the Pantheon was full of this crazy modern art exhibit.
From below.
Going into the Crypt of the Pantheon where all the peeps are buried.
Little Car!
Our hotel key - neat, huh?
The ladies of the Moulin Rouge!
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Sacre Coeur!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Haiku 70 degrees on Dec. 1 Friday

My goodness, it's hot.
Global warming is a myth.
This is really hell.

The week was so long!
Jet lagged, some, and work and school -
but now, the weekend!

Go Bears! The big game
is tomorrow. Homework and
TV sounds like fun

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Post About Paris, Part II

Luxemburg Palace.

Babe is great. I always make him do this, and I think he hates it. But it cracks me up!!! Hahaha.
This is the Hotel De Invalides, where the veterans used to live. Now Napolean is buried there.
The Arc de Triomphe and me!
My favorite part of the Eiffel Tower.
Hote fountain with mermaid gals.
The Eiffel Tower.
Moving out.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Post about Paris, Part I

Did you see the Da Vinci Code? I didn't see it , but I read it. The Louvre really is totally off the hook. It is so big. "They" say it would take nine months to glance at every painting in the museum. Beat that, Met.
Notre Dame is the biggest and prettiest church I've ever been in. It's so huge that from the back you can't even really see the altar. The picture shows the Flying Buttresses pretty well. Oh Brother Edward.
The Louvre is housed in this old palace. Who used to live there? I don't remember. Whoever they were had more money than Bill Gates. This is just one example of one of the ceilings - they were all this amazing.

Yup, that's Venus. She's from 200 BC.
"Old Ticker" - all the clocks in Paris even the old ones like this totally work. None of the clocks in NYC work.
Random mansions and palatial estates abound.
Stained glass in the Notre Dame. Did you know that Notre Dame is considered the center of Paris and all points in Paris are measured as their distance to that point?
The river Seine.
Medusa's ugly mug from a door to someone's apartment building.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

bonjour!

I'm back, peeps! We had such a fantastic time - the trip was just perfect. It really is a beautiful and romantic place. I have totally perfected my 10 french phrases, from Bonjour! to Au Revoir! to my room number.

Merci!

Totally have to get back to work and have school today too. But I can't wait to show you pictures and tell you all about it. Dude, if you can go to Paris, you should go. But! I will say this! Everyone who tells you that everyone in Paris speaks English is totally lying.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Au Revoir!

I'm going to Paris today. I'll see you guys when I get back. Go read BFFs blog while I'm gone. She's super funny when she's not berating herself endlessly for no reason.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Delicious



Thanks to Sashie for the blog fodder and for pointing me to CandyBoots who found and compiled all of these AMAZING weight watcher cards from the 1970s. I just wanted to whet you appetite. Go to her site for the full collection.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Haiku Friday

kind of a long week
me and babe went out last night
sorta sleepy still

work should be good
but weekend will be better
and paris? the best.

giving thanks next week
eating turkey and stuffing
or steak frite and wine.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation is now a movie. For anyone who read this, you know the movie is going to be nasty!! Ew!

So BFF & I were chatting as to why this movie is not a documentary. I now know the answer! I saw Eric Schlosser on NY1 this morning and Neil Rosen asked him just that. Schlosser said he spent a year talking to directors and producers of big documentary movies but that all the big studios have corporate relationships with fast food chains. He said he'd rather have a fictionalized account than a watered down documentary.

Good point. Know whats neither watered down nor fictionalized? The book.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Says Much

I haven't had a lot of things to say lately, mainly because work is kickin my booty some and school is coming on strong but things are going really well. I thought I'd toss you a couple of items - maybe a recommendation, something you should stay away from, and something I feel neither here nor there about. Let's try!

A Recommendation
I make good chili, man! You guys should try it. But the recommendation part is that instead of making corn bread with my chili, I make little corn pancakes that you put on top of your chili bowl and its like a little treat every time you take a bite. To make the corn pancakes, all you need is:

2 packages of Jiffy Corn Mix
1 egg
1 cup of Milk
2 tbspns of veg. oil

Mix em together, get your favorite frying pan really hot, put a little butter in the pan, and drop in tablespoon size drops of pancake batter. MMM MMM let em cook, turn em once, toss em on the top of your chili bowl. Man, people will be stolked!

Something you should stay away from
Too much NY1. I know. Those of you who are faithful readers must be shocked. Haha, as if you care that much. But really, you guys know how much I love NY1. But I feel as though with its repetitive nature you really keep hearing about the same horrific crimes over and over again. Just yesterday a woman killed her little boy and claims that demons made her do it. Okay, who needs that kind of trauma late at night and first thing in the morning?

Its neither here nor there
Bing, or a different kind of dumpling, was supposed to revolutionize W. 3rd St. next to the basketball courts. And it did for a minute. Every morning, noon, and night free bing sat out for all passer by. Rolls stuffed with spicy cabbage or pork. Free! Anyways, so I tried them. And I even bought one. They're a dollar. But they're really neither here nor there.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Eat me

I took this picture at a Chinese food restaurant in San Francisco's Sunset District. Reminds me of Tony's dreams in the early Soprano seasons OR that fish that sings take me to river at Christmas time.

Writer's Block Me Me on Monday

1. Things that scare me: Mice
2. People who make me laugh: BFF & Babe & Navu
3.Things I hate the most: Nah, don't hate. Cockroaches.
4. Things I don't understand: Angry drivers who speed past people to get to the next red light first. Also, republicans and people who hate.
5.Things I'm doing right now: Avoiding a mountain of work.
6.Things I want to do before I die: A million things! Go to Fiji. And India.
7.Things I can do: I can read well. I can remember telephone numbers pretty well. And the layout of just about every mall I've ever been to.
8. Ways to describe my personality: People tell me I'm nice.
9. Things I can't do: Speak french, eat shrimp, keep plants alive.
10.Things I think you should listen to: your mother or mine if yours doesnt make any sense. Or the latest pearl jam album.
11. Things you should never listen to: the smashing pumpkins.
12.Things I'd like to learn: French. See number 9.
13.Favorite Foods: Mexican.
14.Beverages I drink regularly: Red wine from California.
14a. Beverages I'm trying not to drink regularly: Diet coke.
15. Shows I watched as a kid: Who's the Boss, Growing Pains, Cosby Show, Different World, Moonlighting.
16. Persons I am tagging: BFF.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ma!

It's my ma's birthday today! I love her so much.
Happy Birthday, Ma!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Ansel Adams

My three year old niece took this picture. The next Annie Liebowitz? Maybe.

Friday, November 10, 2006

BTW!

It's been a year and a half!

Hello coodence!
Your Quit Date is:Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:15:00 PM
Time Smoke-Free:548 days, 9 hours, 39 minutes and 50 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked:8226
Is this still your
Quit Date?
Yes No
Lifetime Saved:2 months, 2 days, 20 hours
Money Saved:$2,882.25

Haiku Democrats Won Friday

Democrats won the
house and senate. In other
words: We won, bitches!!!

Not an easy week.
But why reflect? Its over!
And now we can sleep.

And do tarea.
Finally going to see
The Departed. Neat.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What a bore!

What a bore I have been! I'm serious, you'd think all I ever did was go to work and school. Oh.

You guys up to anything good? Dude, the election results are pretty awesome. They're calling this a referendum. Sounds good to me.

I watched Jon Steward and Steven Colbert's election coverage last night, while simultaneously reading the cover interview with them in the Rolling Stone magazine. It's like I can't get enough of these two.

Speaking of Rolling Stone, I mysteriously began to receive the magazine in my mailbox. Do you by any chance have anything to do with that? Silly blog reader - you don't need to get me any gifts. Just knowing that you are enjoying Coodence's World is gift enough for me.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

From Our Nation's Capitol

I'm in Washington D.C today, but please exercise your civic duty and go out and vote!!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Rowl - Z

Maybe ya'all have had enough! But I couldn't resist. Here's another Halloween pic that my friend Chris took. Werd!

Another

Busy week! Go vote tomorrow!

I'll try to come up with something good or interesting to say by the end of the day. Got class, doing a guest lecture, have work, and am supposed to go to dinner in Brooklyn tonight. We'll see which one of those doesn't quite pan out.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Haiku Friday

Fantastic Birthday!
Thank you for all the wishes
you are all awesome.

Halloween and El
dia de los muertos, too!
And now, a weekend!

Sashie goes today.
What a wonderful woman.
See you soon, sister!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween!!!!

Towlie
Freudian Slip & The Contessa
Magnum PI & Warrior
It's so easy a caveman could do it.
Sally & Geico Caveman
Sally
Party foul, five yard penalty. Repeat second down.