Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I like to bring you these clips in case you haven't seen them. The Huffington Post did the work for us - watch these clips to see how Tina Fey is actually using direct quotes from the Katie Couric interview.

We. Are. In. Trouble.

What really happened or You Should See The Other Guy!

So I was walking home Friday night, slowly and in no rush, when we see this little old lady walking her tiny, tiny puppy. Some huge lady runs up, grabs the dog and runs off. Quickly, giving no thought to my own safety, I launch my umbrella at her like a Ninja Star. She goes down, freeing the puppy. But she's not down for long. She jumps up, charges toward me and I stick out my foot to trip her. She takes me down with her and I fall on my face. She, however, is knocked out unconscious on the sidewalk and I walk away.


It was a bar fight. Some chick was hitting on my man and I beat her up, but not before she got a couple of good swings in.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Poor me!!

Dudes, I totally tripped and fell on the way home from the debates on Friday night.

Bam. One of those tree trunk sidewalk dealies where the sidewalk is all uneven steven. Too bad I landed on MY FACE. Well I landed on my knee and shoulder first and just a bit on my face, but it looks pretty bad.

I look battered and bruised.

I am working from home today. Because I feel as though my face is too distracting to take to the work place.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Haiku Rainy Day Friday

I think I'm being
Stood up this morning. Coffee
Date is a no show.

Hitting up peeps for
the skinny on big events.
Galas and what not.

Rainy wet weekend.
Should be a joy to walk in.
The boob walk looms large.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Best line of the campaign so far, except maybe that lipstick/pit bull one, is that a president ought to be able to multi-task.

Ha! I think so, too.

That guy who is running McCain's campaign - Schmidt, or whatever, the guy who looks like Mr. Clean - is really winning. Every time they do this kind of crazy media stunt the Obama people are left scrambling, with "hastily planned press conferences." Get it together Obama Camp. You're our only hope.
In other news, Cod is glad that Suede is gone. Cod will not miss Suede.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Do you want to know what I think?

  • I think if you're going to open a bar on Fulton and Greene and be all fancy about it, and if your bartender is going to have attitude, then you should probably take your ass back to Manhattan and open your little bar there. That's what I think. We checked out No. 7 last night on Fulton and Greene and it was a very pretty space with some lovely looking people and $10 drinks and ironic music playing and a lot of people wearing flannel and frankly? Just not enough to show for it. If you're looking for fancy Fort Greene, stick the The General Greene at this point and wait until No. 7 works the kinks out.
  • Oh! And? Last night I was awakened by a blood sucking parasite sucking juice out of my brain. Seriously. A mosquito was eating my face and I killed it. Gross. Didn't sleep too well after that.
  • Take this poll - it's one question. Click the link. It asks if you think Palin is qualified to be the VP. Somehow 50% of the votes say yes. I don't know who they are asking but it's not you guys.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yonkers. Ha!

It appears that some of you haven't gotten your essays in, on what you did this summer. That's fine but it's no way to start the school year, children.
One of the reasons I like my job is because there is so much different stuff to do all the time. From working on one project to coordinating groups of people, to fund raising, to event planning it's all there. But sometimes? When I look at my list and there are 15 different things to do and all of them are different, I sort of wish I was a one trick pony. That all I had to do was one type of thing.
My legs are officially hurting. After the 13 mile jaunt on Saturday (down Broadway, awesome!), and then a follow up 5 mile on Sunday, and the usual 4 mile on Monday, these legs need a break. A rest. An ottoman at my desk.
Babe's in Yonkers today. Ha! Yonkers. That still cracks me up.
It's almost birthday season, children! Jessicurl, your's is coming up, right? Got about 10 people at work who's birthday is in October, too, plus Nine's. Then of course it's November where we celebrate, among others, the birth of Me and Babe. Amen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Summer Vacation

This summer, I:
  • Hosted guests from all parts of the globe. Or just all parts of California. From the rolling fields of Fresno, to the beautiful beaches of San Diego, to the tangled freeways of the East Bay people ventured to our apartment in Brooklyn for a vacation.
  • Went to a wedding in beautiful Vermont.
  • Drove to Wisconsin for Babe's work retreat.
  • Walked hundreds of miles in preparation for my Breast Cancer Walk on October 4th & 5th. Still time to donate!
  • Drove up to Glens Falls to check out the familials.
  • Saw two of our lovely friends be wedded at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
  • Went to Denver for a visit to the familials, drank about 50 different types of microbrews.
  • Went to Cali for a fantastic week of chilling, walking, and beaching.
What did you do this summer?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Haiku Friday

Walking down Broadway
tomorrow. Urban hiking.
Only two weeks left!

Takin it easy
tonight with the Big Cheese, Babe.
Been a busy week.

BFF's brother
is getting hitched this weekend.
Too bad we can't go.

What I did this summer

Fall begins on Monday, you guys. Are you ready? Are you ready to report on your activities of Summer 2008?

Get ready, because reports are due, with pictures and hyperlinks.

For now, though, enjoy these last few days of summer. If there is something you wanted to do, but didn't get a chance to, you still have one weekend.

If you'd rather sit at home and worry about the colossal collapse of the stock market and finance industry or the impending elections, that's okay too. I mean it is your last weekend of summer after all.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I'm trying to get into True Blood. I think I'll probably like it - because of my affection for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, maybe? - but so far, I'm not so stolked. I've gotta say, Anna Paquin kinda freaks me out in a Juliette Lewis sort of way. I mean, don't get me wrong. She's cute and everything. It's just the whole southern accent, teeth with gaps in them. Sort of a Juliette Lewis in Cape Fear thing going on there.
Also, what's the deal with Entourage? It's just not grabbing me yet this season. I suppose part of it is that if I was interested in watching a show about an out of work actor, I'd...wait. I'd never be interested in watching a show like that. I could just go to a bar or a restaurant and stare at my waiter. Get it together, man. The reason the show is good is cuz he's rich and famous, drives around in a hummer and gets lots of girls. Do I have to write these episodes myself??

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Dude, I love reading magazines. I love getting them in the mail, I love perusing them on the subway, love looking at the pictures. I work very hard not to get too many magazines, because then you just end up feeling guilty. You know what I mean by the guilt? I have subscriptions to: The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Not bad, right? Not too many, not too few.

New York Magazine is pretty annoying. Like I like reading it but they are so out of touch with my reality sometimes it's a little crazy. In any event, they cover all sorts of stories interesting to NYers.

However, this morning I began to question who else is reading NY Magazine. I was reading the letters to the editor (easily my favorite page in any magazine) and found this, in the magazine's round up of online comments:

"Every woman I've talked to is enthralled to the point of tears that Palin is on the ticket. I've not seen this level of excitement in politics ever!"

Um, I'm sorry. Who? Enthralled to the point of tears? Maybe because of misery. Who are these people talking to???

Monday, September 15, 2008

Watch this!


Dude! The financial world is going to hell in a hand basket. It feels a little like when the dot com bubble burst, but since this is the finance industry which has been around for a couple of hundred years I think it's much, much, much worse.
Me folkses just left. Bye Mom and Dad! Man, was it ever great to have them here!! Talk about a good feeling. They loved the pad (of course!) and loved our neighborhood and loved their visit. Yesterday, we toured the hood, showed them some of the historic houses (including the Graham Home for Old Ladies), took them to the Habana Outpost, and just around. My dad made his popular chicken curry (delicious!) and me and my ma made an apple pie out of the apples they had picked up in Glens Falls. That pie is delicious. Saturday, my parents took the red sight seeing bus around the City, and I walked over the Williamsburg bridge and then home. Watched the California Golden Bears get their asses handed to them by Freakin Maryland. Good lord.
Overall I have to say a total success.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hiaku Friday

Dear friends, it's Friday!!
We totally made it, yo!
The weekend is here.

What a nice work week.
Solid and interesting,
not overly hard.

Cal football and folks
on my agenda, plus a
wee birthday party.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mets, Mobile, and Misc.

  • Mets: went to the Mets game last night. Probably the last time I'll be in Shea Stadium. It was a fun game, lots of scoring, and base stealing. Went with a group of 17 so we did our own wave. Just kidding. Baseball season is wrapping up (for some of us!) so now I'll have to find something else to do with my time. What a life, huh? I swear I go out and do cultural things, too...
  • Mobile: my phone is still messed up. I've now spoken with half a dozen Sprint agents and will have to go to the Sprint store today or tomorrow. No joke, the Sprint store is a peculiar form of punishment not for the faint of heart. I hope I come out alive.
  • Misc: my calendar at work tells me today is Patriot Day. Oh really? Patriot Day? What do we do today? Eat freedom fries, hang American flags, and whistle the star spangled banner? Maybe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh yeah!

Your Quit Date is: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:15:00 PM
Test Time Smoke-Free: 1218 days, 7 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 18274
Lifetime Saved: 4 months, 19 days, 14 hours
Money Saved: $6,399.75

A couple of questions

  1. Could the weather be any more gorgeous today? No seriously, could it? I really don't think so.
  2. My parents are here. Could I be any more pleased?
  3. I'm going to a mets game tonight. That's nice. I like baseball. I wish the Yankees were winners though instead of losers.
  4. Number three wasn't a question, was it?
  5. Do you think a pig is a pig if you put lipstick on it? Wait, what?
  6. Are you registered to vote? If not, you should be.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I spent at least an hour last night on the phone with Sprint because my blackberry won't receive or send emails. What's the point of that, huh?

They didn't fix it, by the way. They've "escalated my call" and "opened a ticket" so someone will apparently take care of it. At some point.

How do I love thee Sprint? Let me count the ways.

I'm tired today.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Absolutely beautiful

That would be the best way to describe the weather today and yesterday. Hurricane Hannah blew all the nasties out of here and the weather is stunning. Babe and I cruised all over Greenpoint & Williamsburg on Sunday. Totally checked out some inclusionary zoning on the waterfront. Also checked out this wonderful little beer garden Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Williamsburg. It was a great spot to chill and unwind after walking for miles and miles.

Had a succesful and fun dinner party on Saturday night. Nice to have dinner inside whilst a storm is raging outside.

My plants are thriving in my office. There is so much light!

My folks are coming tomorrow. That will be lovely and fun.

Whats going on with you guys? I feel like we never talk anymore. Hahahaha. Just kidding.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Haiku Friday

Funny how we think
the summer must be over
because school started.

We've got a full month
of heat and humidity
for our enjoyment.

Ninety degree temps
this week and hurricane rains
this weekend. Awesome.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Apparently the graphic stops changing when you reach your goal - but I'm still raising money! Now more than $2000! Wow. There's still time, too, if you want to donate. I've walked so many miles during my training, and seen so much of NYC. Wow. Who knew I would ever know the streets of chinatown so well?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


This election sure is funny. Well, maybe not so much funny as a crazy media circus chock full of surprises! But man, the editorials and commentary are so worth it.

A pal sent me this funny fake Sarah Palin blog, which you might get a kick out of. Should I have pretended it was real? Oh well. The jig is up.

I'm still reading Kay Graham's Personal History, which is one of the best books I've ever read. How's that for a guarantee? It's a show stopping number.

And you? What are you reading? What's your favorite blog for getting political coverage? I could use some new fodder.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


So many things going on, huh? What a busy time! We've got new VPs to discuss, labor day weekend travels, new beer gardens to review, and I even saw a movie I forgot to tell you about!

I'll start with some snippets and we'll see if we can't make this week a good blogging week. "We'll see."
  • Dark Knight - I finally saw a movie. Are you proud of me, or what? I thought it was pretty good. I like the special effects and I of course thought the Joker was amazing - really one of the scariest villians ever to be seen on the big screen. I thought the movie was a tad long and couldn't really deal with the whole Batman gravelly voice thing. Not for me, kids. Not for me. But overall I say thumbs up!
  • Went to the Franklin Park beer garden on Labor Day to check it out. They have a good happy hour and a nice crowd of people. Sort of a random spot - more industrial space less garden-y, but we had a good time.
  • I heard a woman on the light rail in Denver say: "That VP Pallin - I love her! She's a gun toting woman, that's my kind of lady." So, in case you're wondering why McCain would pick a relatively unknown woman for his running mate, it could be the whole NRA thing. At least partly.
  • I'll have to tell you more about COLORADO a little later, but we really had a great time and saw lots of things in the few days we were there. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera but it was really beautiful.