Friday, November 28, 2008

Haiku Happy Birthday To Babe Friday

Happy Birthday, Babe!
I hope your day rocks the house.
And that you eat pie.

And also sushi.
Since thats what you love the best.
And some chocolate.

Now, you're old like me.
Thirty one is good so far.
But still kinda old.

Happy Birthday, Babe!

You're so funny.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

A few things I'm thankful for:
  • Babe (hot husband).
  • Having two healthy and happy families to call my own (Babes and Mines).
  • My dear friends near and far (Can't list them here but you know who you are).
  • My rad apartment (Come and see).
  • A good ole job - particularly in this "crumbling economy" (the newest buzzword - or as Nancy puts it "rubble" circa 2001).
  • Living in NYC - the greatest city in the world (at least of the ones I've been to!)
  • That Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Thank you everyone who voted.
  • The little free range turkey who gave up his life for me today.
I could go on but I'm really thankful for lots and lots and lots and lots of things. Hope you're having a beautiful day!

You be a pilgrim, I'll be the Indian. Have some pie.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Incredibly Bad Thanksgiving Poetry

Tomorrow, we're eating a turkey.
Hopefully it won't be dry.
And Jenny's bringing pumpkin cookies.
Not to mention Babe is making a pie.
Kind of nice to have dinner at home.
Sometimes me and Babe go roam.
Go to Paris, Tulsa or Amsterdam.
In a few years, we'll eat with the fam.
Very chill holiday this year.
I'm glad to stay near.
Nice thanksgiving to you all.
Go eat a lot, enjoy the fall.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight

Randi asked me to give my movie review and she is the boss of me, therefore give my movie review I shall. Don't you judge me, either. I had discount tickets.
  • For a teenage vampire flick this film lacked vampires.
  • For a teenage romance full of angst this film lacked romance and angst.
  • The vampires weren't scary, the teenagers weren't angsty, but the scenery was beautiful.
  • It was fine, really. But come on people. Vampires who can go out during the day? Hello. What kind of game are you playing at here??
  • Vampires who aren't scary but instead are glittery?
I think I finally got too old for the teenage horror romance genre, which has long been one of my favorites. Or maybe this was just a bad film?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ain't No Future in Your Frontin

If you know me, then you know I love this song. Tip your 40 for MC Breed who died today. Lyrics are here, you tube video here, and my favorite lyric here:

If I was the president, then I would state facts
You leave it up to me, I paint the white house black

Numbers

This weekend, I:
  • Watched the California Golden Bears kick the snot out of Stanford in the 111th Big Game, with a score of 37-16.
  • Went to see a movie (one of the maybe two movies I have seen in the theater this year) that was made for tweens. Ha! I won't tell you which one.
  • Watched the last episode of the first season of True Blood. Ooooooowoooooo! I won't say anything I'm just saying. Jeeeeeeezus!
  • Saw hundreds of cans of food made into artful displays at the Canstruction exhibit down near the world trade. And took two cans of food to give to the charity who sponsored the event.
  • Watched one movie at Nina's - Forgetting Sarah Marshall - oh funny funny funny!
  • Made one pot of BarBQue chicken in the crock pot.
  • Bought a 10 pound turkey for Thanksgiving! Come over!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Haiku Friday

True blood has me hooked.
Bill Compton, get over here.
Sookie, you come, too.
***
Tyrannical week.
Work events, gala, wine club.
Can't I just lay down?
***
Big game this weekend.
Go Bears! You guys can do this!
Don't mess this one up.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sookie is mine

  • Finally getting caught up at work, yo. Damn! Too much to do, too little time.
  • Last week, I read Drown by Junot Diaz. It's a collection of short stories about both the Dominican Republic and parts of New Jersey. The stories were really interesting and fast reads, but also brutal. That's the thing about short stories, they are supposed to be memorable and they are supposed to cram a lot into one small space, but sometimes that means they are really harsh or really horrible. Like, this one: Thirteen Hundred Rats, by TC Boyle. You know just from the title it's going to be horrifying. And it is!
  • I have "Do the Hustle" stuck in my head. In other words, it sounds like Charlie's Angels is playing in my head.
  • Also, some good news on the Prop 8 front. Looks like the courts are planning to review the proposition which clearly denies equal protection to citizens.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Solid.

Last night, I went to one of these work galas that people in non-profits often have to attend. I actually volunteered to work at the event and was a greeter, which meant that for two hours I stood there saying "Welcome!" "Hello!" "Right this way!" Frankly, I am an incredible greeter and know that I have a potential post-retirement career waiting for me at a Walmart in my neighborhood.

Anyways, what was totally different about this gala from any other I've ever been to was the entertainment portion of the event. This, I've never seen. They had Ashford & Simpson of songwriting and Solid, Solid as a Rock fame.

Who knew these aging R&B lyricists could still make it happen? Well they can, kids. People were on their feet!

Ha!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh, MTA

They're thinking of hiking the fares to $3.00. Still cheap compared to other people's subway systems, and still so much better than any other means of transportation, but another buck?

The reason I bring this up is that this morning I was trapped on the train for at least a freakin hour. There was a stalled train ahead of us and we all had to walk to the front of the train to be able to get off the train. Of course I was at the back of the train so it took some time to walk to the front. By the time I got there and was considering where to transfer (2,3 to 14th? 4,5 to where?) it was just a few more minutes until the train ahead of us moved. Then it was one of those painfully slow rides through the tunnels to work.

So yeah, $3,00?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Numbers

This weekend, I:
  • Watched ten episodes of True Blood.
  • Watched my California Golden Bears lose 21-34 to the Oregon State Beavers.
  • Danced to Juan's music from the 90s at 87 Ludlow.
  • Took two cab rides.
  • Slept til twelve on Saturday.
  • Read two articles from the New Yorker.
  • Walked only two miles.
  • Gave one wedding gift three months after the wedding.
  • Roasted one chicken.
  • Made one pot of chili.
  • Made six corn muffins, and Babe made the other six.
  • Bought 25 Christmas Gifts!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Party!

Babe made me six dozen cupcakes. What a good husband.
The skulls were there, as usual!
Mirror image of the pad during a party.
Martha Stewart shot.
Peeps crammed into the pad!
***
Our party was super fun and super rad. I have to say - everyone had a great time, the music was old school, the food was totally devoured and the dance party was off the hook!
Thanks to all for coming out and celebrating both dead people and my birthday!
Heyyyyy!

Dia De Los Muertos





Friday, November 14, 2008

Haiku November Forurteenth Friday

FYI - Christmas?
It's totally almost here.
Seriously close.

Been so scattered, man.
California, Baltimore,
elections, birthday.

Need to re-focus.
Trying out a new mantra.
"Just calm the fuck down."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

happy birthday Ma!

I love you so much.

Baltimore

Ever been? I'm off to Baltimore, Maryland in about 15 minutes. Be back on Thursday night - yah for changing plans and coming home one day early for my sanity and mental health.

Work? kind of hard.

Life? kind of rad.

Want to show you pictures! Want to tell you stories! Want to make plans to come over to your house and eat food you prepare for me!

I'll holler from Baltimore.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterano

Oh Yeah, and Happy Veteran's Day!

Who gets this day off, I mean really? Not me!

California

I have returned from California - yesterday! It was such a beautiful trip and I had so much fun. But now, I am swamped at work and running around like a chicken with her head cut off.

I can't wait to tell you more!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Haiku Humboldt Friday

It's so sunny here.
I love California!
It's so wonderful.

Chilling with tootses.
First time being this far north.
The dogs are so cute.

Wiley Coyote,
Chleo Tuggle, the puggle
Are such awesome dogs.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations to us, to all Americans, on electing Barack Obama president of the United States! I once again feel proud to be an American and look forward to seeing this administration right the wrongs of the previous eight years.

Last night was incredible. I have never felt so happy and relieved about an election. Part of it, I think, was that I and so many people I know had a hand in making it happen.

I spent hours and hours and hours worrying about, discussing, debating, watching, listening and thinking about this election. I gave money for the first time in my life, did phone banking for the first time, and became more informed than I had ever thought possible. When, at 11pm last night, they announced his victory I could not stop the tears of joy from falling.
***
My enthusiasm is tempered only by the disappointment, humiliation and dismay over the imminent approval of proposition 8 by the great state of California. California, my home state and a place of great wealth, good ideas, and solid peeps is so riddled with hate, discrimination and fear that it would deny my brothers and sisters, equal to me in every way, the right to enjoy the personal freedom to marry their life partners. Words cannot express my sadness that this could happen in such an otherwise wonderful place. I hope that some day soon the government will enact a constitutional amendment granting gay people equal rights. That we should have to be at all sad on a day as great as today is almost too much to bear.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote

I waited for 1 hour and forty minutes to vote today. Vote even if you have to wait five hours. It is so important.

Please vote.

More on 8

Also, remember that proposition 8 is discrimination. It is a step backwards not a step forwards. People who have asked you to vote no on 8:

Discrimination is wrong. Vote no on 8.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Californians!

More on the biggest & best party we've ever thrown later. For now! Halloween!!

The crew outside of Milady's.
Captian, Pirate, Waldo
Two boxes, beating as one.
Pirate and Golfer in front of Milady's
Rad Barbie.
The Baseball Furies!!! (Wimps!)
8 pound, 9 ounce, baby Jesus.
Mermaid & Captain.
Favorite costume.
She's a Di. A what? A di.