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Monday, November 30, 2009

Meme #195


A real random sampling today. It didn't work for me. But I've got a bug up my butt so....

1) What is your favorite current TV commercial? That one for the used BMW. Might be a local thing.

2) Have you ever gotten off at the wrong stop on the subway or bus? No but I have driven gotten off at the wrong exit.

3) What is the worst thing about political liberals? Political conservatives? The same thing, they try and shove their dogma down yr throat.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. "Sir, yes, sir!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flat Suzie

Nicole the red head won America's Next Top Model.

I'm going to lay down as stupid Quizno's has made me ill.

Top Model will return in March 2010.

Can you feel the excitement?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I stole this post idea from my blogger wife Cheeks over at She's a lady and a scholar :D

1. Go to Ipod
2. Press shuffle
3.Press play. No cheating. No skipping.
4.Type the song title for each category that has randomly appeared on Ipod.


Opening Credits: Little Shadow - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
A quiet way to my day.

Waking Up: Dear Diary 3 - Stephen Lynch
OK so it's going to be a totally sick and twisted day.

Average Day: Expectations - Belle & Sebastian
Don't listen to Jack Black. Belle & Sebastian is not sad bastard music.

First Date: Modern Romance - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
Does that mean I drink lots of whiskey, make out w/ you hard and then punch you in the face? Karen O style!

Love Scene: Vertical Photontheque - Stereolab
Tres French! And I don't speak French. They say it's the language of love.

Fight Scene: Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
That would be one psychedelic fight! I personally want this song to be my wedding reception entrance song.

Breaking Up: My Weakness - Moby
Yes, Moby, you do understand my pain

Making Up: 12 - Alexi Murdoch
A cry while you do it song.

Secret Love: Splat - Bailterspace
"Stop wasting our time. Stop wasting our lives..." Maybe he's embarrassed of me.

Life's Okay: The Door Into Summer - The Monkees
I love love love Michael Nesmith's voice. Very wistful.

Mental Breakdown: Star Collector - The Monkees
HA! This is about a groupie. Perhaps one of those psycho clingy ones.

Driving: Salesman - The Monkees
3 Monkees' songs in a row? Ipod is in love w/ Davy Jones! Bu uh, traveling, salesman, sure it fits.

Deep Thought: Negra Leono - ?
Hmmmm yeah not so much.

FlashBack: Love in Plaster - The Hives
No comment

Partying: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Fuck yeah!!!! Is it wrong that I have crush on big ol' Ce-Lo?

Happy Dance: Bang the Drum - Railroad Jerk
More like a song I had to listen to 50,000 times to get all the words. But there is a certain boppyness to it.

Regretting: Three Women - Stereolab
A manage of three? Although, women in friendships of three never work out. So yeah, regretful

Long Night Alone: Water Cuts My Hands- Mecca Normal
If I was suicidal...

Final Battle: Girls! Girls! Girls! - Liz Phair
Ha! Perfect. And I would get away w/ murder.

Death Scene: A Little More for Little You - The Hives
I would be happy to die to this song! So awesome!

Closing Credits: Tick - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
If only I was cool as Karen O.....

By the by people, I have soooooo many songs by various artistes, I don't know why Ipod decided to focus on such a core group. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

Monday, November 23, 2009

An Autumn Meme

1) Imagine you had a job interview today. What would you wear to it? Same thing I'm wearing now. Brown tweed skirt and chartreuse V-neck sweater, brown tights and brown Doc Marten loafers. "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." "Well, I guess Jan wants to be a whore then." -- Angela from The Office

2) If you could trade places with any of your friends, who would you choose? Wow! Albany Jane. Because she can make flan.

3) Have you ever had something stolen from you or been the victim of a crime? I've had my wallet stolen the day before Thanksgiving '06.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. "This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Are you Drinking the Drugs?

I had a pleasant surprise last Sunday. Whilst doing laundry, I watch a movie off my Netflix queue. It's my treat as I'm responsible for washing ALL of the dirty clothes and towels. In case yr all wondering, Sexybeast is in charge of cleaning ALL of the dirty dishes.

Anyways, for my laundry movie I watched "Adventureland". I thought this would be a dopey "Superbad" kind of lameass crapfest as most films w/ Ryan Reynalds are. Man, I hate that guy! I was wrong. It was good and poignant and sadly funny. Plus, my boy Martin Starr, of "Freaks and Geeks" fame, did a really great job as second banana Joel.

Basically, it tells the story of a recent college graduation having the worst summer of his life. He learns, he laughs, he loves. And Kristen Stewart is the love interest. Why does she always play morose characters? Seriously, that chick needs to learn how to smile.

Rent it today.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Food Stuffs

So this weeekend, we had some company from Plattsburgh come down. Our 1st house guests! I know, I know, I'm a big nerd.

We started tossing around ideas for dinner. I'll call her Blondie, said she wanted soup. Yes, that's right, soup for dinner. OK short of a homeless shelter, you can't have soup for dinner. Her sister, Hot Mama, said she wanted pasta fagioli and her husband, Fluff, said whatevskies. Sexybeast and I thought. "hmmmmm pasta fagioli pasta fagioli. Where can we get good pasta fagioli?" AHA! Petta's in the ghetto in Schenectady.

I have some personal history w/ Petta's. That is the place where my parents met 40 some odd years ago. At that time, it was just a pizza and beer joint. And my underage mother and her bad fake ID quaffed cheap ale and stole my father's cradle robbing heart. To be fair, she turned 18 a few weeks after they met.

Fast forward to Nov. 2009 and boy oh boy is Petta's everything a great Italian eatery should be. Fresh bread, home made pastas and BIG portions. I got the special, for $20 I got a 14 oz prime rib (BLOODY!) w/ a choice of soup or salad (salad w/ Italian dressing on the side) pasta or potato (baked sans sour cream and I ate the skin for extra iron) and a veggie. (greens) The beef was cooked perfectly and tasted even better the next day. And the greens were extra garlicy, nom nom nom. And I got dessert to go, home made cheesecake w/ cherries. The perfect thing to eat at 1 am when you've been drinking for a few hours. Trust me! Sexybeast and Fluff had chicken Michael, breaded and sauteed GIGANTIC chicken breast coated in roasted red peppers and mozzarella. It smelled divine. I had that dish 2 years ago, perfection. Hot Mama had scallops, to which she said "mmmmmmhhhhhgoodscallopshhhhhhhmmmmm". And Blondie had her a trough of pasta fagioli.

Sexybeast felt uncharacteristically bouncy and energetic on Sunday. I hate Sundays w/ a passion. The whole day I lament that I have to go to work on Monday and that makes me feel very blue. We headed over to the Schenectady Winter Market. The parking was free. This is something I think a lot about as I headed deeper into my 30's. Parking and cleaning supplies. We purchased fresh carrots, HUGE stalk of brussel sprouts, hard cider from a winery in Chatham, muesli from a hippie that bought our electric stove (she knocked 50 cents off the price as the stove has been doing a great job toasting her almonds), cheesy garlic bread, the world's largest apples (they're called Muzos and they are gooooood!) and cheese from the guy from Palatine Bridge (horseradish pub cheese and bacon/onion cheddar).

As a side note, we also went Sal's on Saturday, our local butcher. The prices are reasonable and the selection is great. I felt like I was in Europe. Instead of going to the lame ass supermarket, I went to the green grocer for my produce and the butcher for my meat. It makes me sad to think I missed out doing this all the time before the supermarket giants took over.

Sigh : (

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two for the Price of One

Happy Wednesday, all! Time for Top Model recap. We are nearing the end of our moronic journey. Next week will be this season's finale for Top Model. Hopefully, I can start recapping Top Chef again. We'll see....

For the challenge, there was ridiculous hip hop hula thing the hamsters had to master. It was really really lame. The winner was southern belle Laura and she won a vacation back to Hawaii. And she'll be bringing Lazy Eye Jennifer.

The photo shoot was kinda awesome. The hamsters were styled like Pele, goddess of volcanoes. She also craves boy blood or so says Tori Amos. And winning photo went to my fave, Nicole!!! And 2 models got the boot. That's good that they're switching things up this season. Adios to bratty Erin and lazy eye Jennifer. Laura and Nicole are in the final two!

Next week: a new Top Model is crowned

Monday, November 16, 2009


Very intense ponderings over at

You have a brain tumor. Though there is no discomfort at the moment, this tumor would unquestionably kill you in six months. However, your life can (and will) be saved by an operation; the only downside is that there will be a brutal incision to your frontal lobe. After the surgery, you will be significantly less intelligent. You will still be a fully functioning adult, but you will be less logical, you will have a terrible memory, and you will have little ability to understand complex concepts or difficult ideas. The surgery is in two weeks.
How do you spend the next fourteen days? I wouldn't have that fucking surgery even if they paid me! I'd draw up a will so my precious possessions will have homes. Then go a tour of Europe. On the 14th day, I'd drink champagne and wash it down w/ some kick ass painkillers.

Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor. No one will be in attendance except you, the collection of your former lovers, and the catering service. After the meal, you are asked to give a fifteen-minute speech to the assembly.
What do you talk about? Music, everybody likes music. This wouldn't be a very large party. I'm just saying....

You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon.Which option do you select? Europe, obviously. Hopefully, I won't have a brain tumor.

I Can't Stay Mad at you

Better late than pregnant.

1) Would you rather go a week without bathing, but be able to change your clothes, or a week without a change of clothes, but be able to bathe? Wow, that's a toughie! I'm going w/ no bathing but able to change clothes. Even if I can't clean myself at my undies will be fresh. I threw up a little in mouth thinking about these two scenarios.

2) What things do you like most and least about organized religion? Most: it gives people an arena to share in their faith. Least: idiots who do terrible things in the name of God

3) Have you ever been to a fashion show? Nope. Every year I say I'm going to Trashion but I never make it. NEXT YEAR! Mark my words.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. "BOOKS! My one true love!"

I'm in a Mood

why is nothing up on time. no meme. blah!

you won't see me until wednesday.

i'm going into the woods.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Say W-H-A-T?

I was quite excited this week as my company has decreed that we now have Veteran's Day off. Having a day off mid-week is like finding a $5 in your jeans (or dungarees) pocket.

I hadn't planned on doing much Tuesday night, writing is supposed to be my main priority. But whilst perusing last week's Metroland, (that's right I'm a week behind but work life has been completely fucking crazy!) I spied the 4th Annual Spelling Bee at both Bomber's Burrito Bar locations. And guess what, y'all?! I made it to the grand championship round that's happening this Monday. Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to the final round and vie for 250 clams as I going up to the Adirondacks for a few days.

Interesting side note, audience participation is NOT welcome. Some drunk dude tried to help me and nearly got the boot from Bomber's. Those spelling bee moderators do not fuck around.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

She Likes her Sundaes Even on a Monday

It's Top Model recap, my minions! BTW, once I overtake my parents' house when they have their weekend getaway, I plan on getting caught up on Top Chef. Don't you worry yr pretty little head.

I missed the beginning of Top Model because we had a dinner party w/ our parents last Wednesday. There's a new live poultry and rabbit place down the road from us. You pick 'em, they kill 'em. We got 2 nice roasters. I had some left over spice from when I made Moroccan meatballs last spring, so Sexybeast rubbed the chicks down w/ it. I made a curried couscous and marinated chickpeas. Toasted pita bread rounded out the Moroccan feast. Yummyness!

Anyways, I caught the tail end and Nicole won extra frames for the photo shoot..... and a pearl necklace. HEE HEE HEE! In turn, Nicole chose Sundai to get extra frames for her photo. Sundai passed some extra frames to Laura. Laura, in turn, chose Lazy Eye Jennifer to also have some extra frames. And Bratty Erin got squat! Nyah nyah nyah!

For the photo shoot, the chicks posed underwater in some beautiful couture gowns. I'm sure salt water is great for silks and chiffons. Anydoodle, Lazy Eye Jennifer had best photo of the week. Meh. She's annoying. I'm sure she'll win. And packing it up was Sundai and her stupid asthma.

Next week: hula/hip hop

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NaNoWri Blows!

So, it's day #10 in the NaNoWriMo countdown. I've written about 11,ooo some odd words. Yesterday I wrote nothing. My brain went fizzzzzzzzzzzz. So, I'm approaching this venture without paying any mind to where the daily goal should be. I should be at 15,000. But whatever. I'm saying I won't see the project to until the bitter end but I'm going to break down if I don't make it to 50,000 words.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ambiguously Lame Monday

What does it mean to you to have courage? Standing up and saying, "Hey world, I don't give a fuck what you think!"

Is your favorite time the past, present or the future? 50% present, my life is pretty aces right now, & 50% future, if things are this awesome now, it can only get exponentially more awesome in 10 plus years from now.

What makes you a good person? I'm honest and sweet.

Blah! Monday!

1) When were you most selfish? Least selfish? The most selfish? Hmmmm. I wouldn't share an economy size bag of Doritos with my father when I was 10. He was maaaad! Least selfish, I think I'm like that all the time. What can I say? I'm a giver.

2) Who is the best person for you to talk to when you have the blues? My father or my friend Cris.

3) Do you ever take naps during the day? Very rarely will I nap. Sometimes after afternoon delight. Sometimes if I'm stretched out watching an all day marathon of something. Napping is definitely for Saturdays. If I nap on a work night, then I don't sleep at night.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. "NUBBIES!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aloha, Mr. Hand

And it's that time of year folks when the little hamsters are sent overseas to some exotic, foreign fashion capital. And..... it's....... HAWAII! Huh? What? Hawaii? Sheesh, they're not even trying to pretend this is a legit modeling show anymore. Or perhaps they have no money left in their budget after they got Tyra's food bill.

And Erin has made up a good timey sing-a-long song: "My name's Nicole and I like art. My name's Jen and I like to fart. My name's Laura, I have hair like a poodle. My name's Sundai and I like noodles. My name's Brittany and I'm good at math. My name's Erin and I kick ass." C'mon, people, let's all hold hands and sing!

For the Challenge, the hamsters had a quickie surfing lesson and then were photographed in some action shots. And Erin the brat won! She got to take a helicopter tour around the main island. But apparently, that wasn't good enough for Miss Blondey Brat, she wanted a tangible prize like jewelry or clothing. And on a hi-larious side note, Laura got burnt to a raw red crisp.

For the photo shoot, the hamsters made into mixed races or "hapa". Like Barak Obama! Hapa was also the name Sexybeast called his Polish grandfather. It's basically just an excuse to put the chicks into black face. Winning photo of the week went to my girl Nicole and her interpretation of Japanese and Malagasi ( a person from Madagascar). I hope she wins it all. Ok, for some reason, everything is written in italics. Please, bear w/ me! And packing it in is snooty Brittany who doesn't know how to be a fashiony Native American and east Indian.

Hopefully, everything will be back to normal tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This is Halloween

So this Halloween was infinitely better than last year when I got diagnosed w/ gall stones. We started off the evening by eating a meat baby. I got the idea from, we made some modifications as it was just Sexybeast and I for dinner. As you can see, the head and body is meatloaf. Sexybeast found a great basic recipe from The Joy of Cooking. The eyes are pickles, I cut them into circles myself! An onion mouth, bacon diaper and jalapeno cheddar sausages for the appendages. Tasty but not something I could eat a lot of.

As you can see, we dressed as The Watchmen. I put the wig on and I was transformed. I loved it! "Gee, honey, I kind of feel like I'm cheating on you.... with you." The only thing I was pissed about was my stupid false eyelashes. I did feel I didn't look the exact part w/out them : (

We went drinking at our fave dive bar. Sexybeast threw up 3 times. We went to bed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lady Cat

1) What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world? Geez, what a pageant question. IDK, liberty and justice for all.

2) Can you play a musical instrument? What instrument would you like to learn? I used to play the flute when I was in the 5th grade. I would love love love to learn how to play the guitar but I think my hands are too small.

3) Who was (or is) the scariest teacher you know? Mrs. Hartnett, evil twisted bitch, "taught" science from 5th to 8th grade and was my full time 8th grade teacher. I'm still working this out.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. "Yup, it's a penguin."

Back Asswards My other meme will be up later. Stupid, crappy Mondays!

Most of the U.S. observed Daylight Savings Time yesterday. Is it easy or difficult for you to switch your body clock? Do you suffer from jet lag when traveling? Very difficult to get used to the time difference, esp. when going ahead an hour. My sleep schedule gets all bunged up for a while. When I traveled to Seattle and England, the jet lag was worse coming home. When I went to Mexico this past winter, I was all out of sorts my 1st day there.

If you had to pick one place in your town to bring a tourist, where would you go? NYS Museum

When you travel away from home, do you miss it? I miss my cat Squeaky but otherwise no, I do not miss home.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day #1

Welcome aboard to novel writing madness airlines. We have 30 days to complete our journey. We will be attempting to complete 50,000 words. That's aprox 1700 words per day. I think I know what I'm doing. Be prepared in case of a crash landing.