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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Drop yr Tacos or I'll Blow yr Brains out!

Friday night SB & I tripped the light fantastic in downtown Sch'dy.

1st stop was Bomber's Burrito bar. 3 words people: Blood. Orange. Margaritas. The Sch'dy Bombers is very very very clean, much cleaner than their Albany cousin. Bit heavy handed w/ the tequila but still damn tasty. SB says they have the best wings EVER. Perfect blend of crispiness and spicy sauce.

$9 per ticket bought us entrance to the GE Theatre at Proctor's to see The Toxic Avenger. It was gross & the acting was terrible but it's still a classic. Lloyd Kaufman was there (head of Troma Films & creator of Toxie) to do a Q&A & sign stuff. SB got his copy of Blood Sucking Freaks signed.

Lots of interesting facial hair on most of the gentlemen folk in the audience. I don't use the word hipster but.......

Also, I found out that talking about 80s metal bands is a new pick up line.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everyday I'm Shuffling

Today we ripped off a blogger named  Kyogres from the blogHero of the BlueFlames. It's long so we will do it in parts. It was stolen fromNerdish.But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The 99'er Meme: Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up. !. "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" by The Beastie Boys off of my favourite Beastie Boys album "Paul's Boutique" 2. "Nuage Fractal" by Voivod, cybernetic pro-environmental metal 3. "Wild Thing" old school Liz Phair song, back before she had a record deal 4. "Catholic Education" by Teenage Fanclub,  this has no impression on me as it is on a compilation CD 5. "Jamie" by Weezer, so cute! 6. "Soul Suckin' Jerk" back when Beck was still mowing lawns.

2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? Anyone at all.....Margaret Cho because she's hilarious and we would be fantastic friends.

3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17."I didn't want to!" Peeta flushes in agitation. "But I couldn't argue with Beetee without indicating we were about to break away from the alliance." I'm reading Mockingjay on my Kindle Touch. My apologies if this doesn't line up w/ the paper copy of this novel.

4) What do you think about most? Money and my lack of it.

5) What does your latest text message from someone else say? LMAO

6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on? Nakee!

7) What's your strangest talent? My uncanny ability to remember inconsequential details from conversations or outings w/ friends and or family

8) Women.... (finish the sentence); Men.... (finish the sentence) Women are not treated as equally as Men who control everything

9) Ever had a poem or song written about you? YES and it sucked

10) When is the last time you played the air guitar? We've had this question before. I repeat: I have not nor will I ever play air guitar

11) Do you have any strange phobias? Closet door has to be shut because of the closet monster

12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose? Yes a packing peanut when I was about 5. My mother yanked it out w/ some tweezers and my father gave the sage advice of "Never stick anything in your ear or up your nose smaller than your elbow."

13) What's your religion? A non-practising Catholic but I do believe in God

14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing? If we are talking about this time of year, then I'm walking

15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? Behind!

16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band? The Clash, always and forever

17) What was the last lie you told? I don't lie. I see no point in telling lies

18) Do you believe in karma? Not in karma as such but if you act like a giant life suck asshole then I think you reap what you sow.

19) What does your URL mean? I have no idea nor do I care

20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength? Greatest weakness: impatience. Greatest strength: dedication

21) Who is your celebrity crush? Hugh Jackman

22) Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Yes when I was 8

23) How do you vent your anger? Scream, SB is not a fan

24) Do you have a collection of anything? Lunch boxes & books

25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? Phone, as much as I love "The Jetsons" video chats are not for me.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bring me the Heart of Snow White!

Top Chef recap time!

And it's wagons ho as the remaining cheftestants travel onwards to San Antonio. There's a place I've always wanted to go to....warm weather, excellent food, beautiful scenery.

There's tension w/ the female cheftestants as the majority of them hate Beverly.....turns out the men hate her too because she's always under foot in the kitchen. I don't hate Bev and I don't like her. Definitely middle of the pack for me.

And that French sweetie Eric Ripert joined Padma in the kitchen for the Quickfire. I really really enjoy Msr. Ripert, he's insightful, knows a good plate of food when he sees one & never is mean spirited in his criticisms. Are you taking notes, Tom Col(dick)io?

For the Quickfire, the cheftestants had to yank ingredients off a fast moving conveyor belt. You snooze, you lose. However, the longer you spend looking for tasty ingredients, the less time you have to cook. The losers were Stupid Hair Accessory Chris, waited for the best stuff: foie gras, lobster & vanilla bean. His flavours did not gel. Seriously, can we get rid of this guy already?! He sucks. Grayson, awww, for too much citrus on her Dover sole & Paul's overly bitter bitter melon & mussels broth. Beverly would have won the Quickfire had she been quicker to plate her tofu. Lindsay won by a technicality w/ her grouper and clam bouillabaisse. Always the bridesmaid, aren't ya, Lindsay?

For the Elimination Challenge, Charlize Theron showed up to plug her upcoming film Snow White & the Hunstman & challenged the cheftestants to make wickedly dark, evil, Gothic meal. That is an awesome awesome concept! I loved this! Cooking doesn't always have to be pretty and sweet. The judges loved all the plates and it really came to to nitpicks to choose a loser. The winner for the week was Paul and his foie gras & bacon, pumpernickel, pickled cherries and beets enchanted wicked forest. If you nixed the foie gras, I would shove my face all up in that! Getting the boot was Bev....whoa! It really did seem like a difficult decision for the judges to make and somebody had to go.

One thing has been nagging me though....usually when a famous non-food person is a guest, they have an "entourage" or bunch of extras to dine w/ them. But not Charlize! Does she not have any friends?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The End

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Ends

Cheers to all of us thieves!

36. Have you watched American Horror Story? No I have not, my brain can only tolerate so many TV viewing programs.

37. Baseball hat or toque? Ummm....neither. What the hell is a toque?

38. Do you shampoo or soap up first in the shower? Shampoo, condition whilst I wash the rest of me.

39. Wet the toothbrush or brush dry with the toothpaste? Wet brush & yes I know it wastes water.

40. Pen or pencil? Pen always!

41. Have you ever gambled at a casino? No, I don't see the appeal

42. Have you thrown up on a plane? No but I've come close.

43. Have you thrown up in a car? Yes, all over SB's truck after I drank nearly 2 liters of beer from a giant glass boot.

44. Have you thrown up at work? But it was a very near miss.

45. Do you scream on roller coasters? I couldn't help it!

46. How many shoes do you have? A metric ton

47. Who was your first roommate? I've only had roommates in college, her name was Nadia & she was from Africa & secretly eloped w/ her boyfriend in California. She wasn't around much.

48. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk for the first time? Corona, at college bar in New Paltz.

49. What was your first job? I was dressed as the Izod alligator for an Izod outlet on Wolf Rd. I stood out on the corner & waved. 5 bucks under the table & yes I was hit on by a plushy.

50. What was your first car? A red Dodge Omni, it had AC but no tape deck.

51. When did you go to your first funeral? When my aunt passed away. I decided then & there never to have a funeral when I shake off this mortal coil.

52. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown? Moved away for good? I was 25

53. Who was your first grade teacher? Sister Mary Richard, she hated men!

54. Where did you go on your first airplane ride? Disney, Epcot had just opened.

55. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with? When I was a young scamp, I never snuck out of my parents' home..not once.

56. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? Heather & no.

57. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents’ house? The Stockade, it was tiny little cracker box but it was all mine.

58. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? SB or my father.

59. Whose wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsmen? My best friend

60. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Kiss SB

61. What was the first concert you attended? It was a double bill of Tesla & Great White

62. First tattoo or piercing? Ears when I was six, tattoo for my 34th birthday

63. First celebrity crush? Matt Dillon

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shake it, Shake it, Kinnaree

There's a little Japanese/Thai/Korean joint on Lark Street that occupies the place where a Taste of Greece was once housed. It's called Kinnaree. They have been there for exactly one year & for the one year anniversary they offered 20% off yr entire bill for a whole week. HELL YEAH!

Check out their awesome varied menu 

Sexybeast had the shumai, miso soup and the crispy duck w/ jasmine rice. I think he enjoyed it, he mostly made snuffling noises & didn't speak much through dinner.....I thought I heard, "Can't talk. Eating!" I had the steamed edamame, one of my most favourite things ever, & spicy stir fried pork w/ string beans & peppers and jasmine rice. So NOM NOM NOM!

Two thumbs up!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Boy vs. Girl

Top Chef recap time!

There was no Quickfire Challenge this week as we've reached that time in the show for....Restaurant Wars! And guys versus gals. Naturally, Ed thinks he has a better team and the ladies think Beverly is a life suck.

Sarah proved herself to be a stealth bitch, she picked at every single thing Beverly did, including bitching about her making short ribs "again". The ladies' "Half Bushel" restaurant made better dishes than the fellows' "Canteen". Though Canteen had better service, the judges were not wowed by the food. AND if your going to call a dessert Almond Joy there better some fucking coconut in it! Ty-lor missed the mark and was sent a-packin'. I'm quite surprised because Stupid Hair Accessory Chris made the misnamed dessert and did absolutely nothing else. Biding my time for that louse to get the chop next.

And Sarah can suck on Beverly's rib bones because Beverly was singled out as the big winner this week. Sarah & Lindsay took upon themselves to bitch and moan about this. I'm gunning for Grayson to win, as she is assertive without being an asshole & she's fucking amazing chef.

Team Grayson!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Candlestick

Sometime around Thanksgiving, my SIL, "Tamantha" & I, were discussing the game Clue (or Cluedo if you are so inclined). She had purchased Clue Jr. for my niece and nephew & they were thoroughly enjoying it. Tamantha & I played a round, there was no murder but it was a cute beginners version of the game I sincerely adore.

For Christmas, I gave Tamantha & my brother Pablo,  another version of Clue...Clue the travel card game. Fun & cute but it only whet my ravenous appetite to play THE REAL DEAL. Lucky for me, my other brother's girls had brought up Clue for our annual after Christmas get together in the Adirondacks.

It was like I stepped into the Twilight Zone! The characters were changed, the rooms were different, the rules of the game were more complicated. WHY? Why is Miss White no longer an old frail serving wench? Where did the library go? Why are there extra weapons, one of which looks suspiciously like an Emmy Award? A little piece of my childhood died.

The other day, my in-laws invited me to poke around their newly organized basement to unload some of SB's crap he left behind & to see if wanted any of their used junk. Lo and behold! there SB's old game of Clue. I was slightly disappointed that it was the re-worked 80s version of the graphics on the box & on the game cards & game board. They used illustrations rather than photographs but at least it kept the integrity of the original look of the characters.

The lead pipe was missing, we used a penny in its place.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. Did you go to your high school prom? I did, I wore white, it was kind of meh.

22. Perfect time to wake up? 9 am

23. Perfect time to go to bed?  1:30 am

24. Do you use your queen right away in chess? I don't play chess, I don't have the attention span for those types of games.

25. Ever been in a car accident? Several, last one was December 2007, black ice & a parked car.

26. Closer to mom or dad…or neither? Both

27. What age is this exciting life over for you?  That is an incredibly poorly worded question. What are you asking?

28. What decade during the 20th century would you have chosen to be a teenager? The 70s, 2nd wave feminism, great fashion, punk & the beauty standards weren't impossible.

29. Favorite shoes you have EVER owned? 8 eyelet black Doc Martens. May they rest in peace :-(

30. Do you have an article of clothing you have had since you were in high school? I don't have anything from high school

31. Were you in track and field? No

32. Were you ever in a school talent show? In the 4th grade, I danced to "Wake me up before you Go-Go"

33. Have you ever written in a library book? Maybe

34. Allergic to? Dust

35. Favorite fruit? Cherries!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thoughts on a Saturday

I love love love to people watch. As SB & I were heading back home w/ full bellies & a vintage Cluedo game, I spied a lone traveler walking down the busy road.

I was disappointed when I realized it wasn't Doctor Who. This particular gentleman was decked out in a jeans & a jean jacket. To be more accurate, they were jeans w/ pant legs cut off. BUT he definitely wasn't wearing shorts because the dungarees in questions were cut short enough. They sort of reminded me of ladies capri pants. Capri pants that were worn a deserted island for a few years & deteriorated to a ragged state.

Perhaps Robinson Crusoe is living near me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

They Should have used Mr. Pibb

Mergh! It was a lackluster week for Top Chef.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to create a dish that combined science & food. Meh. I don't know, that doesn't seem like a challenge that most professional chefs could accomplish. The worst were Paul & his non flavoured food, Beverly & her uninspired dish and Grayson & her terrible preparation. Winning immunity was Ty-lor & his penis and watermelon salad thing. Nude pics of Ty were released this week. He is very hairy & apparently the studio was cold.

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants divided themselves into 3 groups of three to make BBQ. Wait, didn't this already happen? I get that this season is in Texas but SHEESH! enough w/ the chili, the Tex Mex & the cued meats. BOOOORRRRINNNNGG! And it was another all nighter marathon cooking session. This resulted in Sarah being shipped off to the hospital w/ severe smoke inhalation. Then Edward acted like a dick towards her because she was at the hospital for the majority of the prep & then he screeched at her while she was trying to plate & serve. The winning team consisted of Paul, Lindsay & Greyson's Asian spare ribs, brisket & BBQ chicken, and watermelon salad. Yum yum yum and more yum. The judges left out the part where they ripped on their under cooked Brussel sprouts. And packing it up was Chiclets Chris & his salty mess of ribs. He was also heavily criticized for making a Dr. Pepper sauce. SB & I make Dr. Pepper sauce for our ribs all the damn time & it's fucking delicious....what did you do, Chiclets?!

Next week: restaurant wars.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Better Late than Pregnant

A very belated Christmas post.

Highlights of my favourite gifts:

Well, SB really did good! He got the deal o' the century when purchasing the new Kindle Touch. I finished the Hunger Games trilogy in a week, almost done w/ Matched series & have a new dystopian book on deck. Best of all, my county library now has e-books available. Ain't technology, grand?

My in-laws gave us the hook up w/ a brand new Fodor's guide to Costa Rica......our honeymoon destination next month. I learned my lesson when I bought a cheapie guide to Acapulco. Not all travel guides are created equal.

My middle brother is a preparing preparer. He and my s-i-l put a lot of time and research into the zumba swag they gifted to me....Zumba weights & 2 DVDs w/ 6 different work outs.

Hope everyone had a merry merry! Hopefully, I can get my head on straight in these next few weeks.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm Burning for You

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Song that always makes you sad? 

2. Last thing you bought?  Groceries for the week

3. Last person you argued with? SB, just a spat nothing major

4. Do you put butter before putting the peanut butter on? Ugh! No!
5. One of your stuffed animals’ names as a kid? Boo Boo, he came from FAO Schwartz back in 1981. I used to perform operations on him. He hangs out in the guest bedroom now.

6. Did you ever at one time own a Barenaked Ladies CD?  Nope

7. Favorite day of the week? Friday, 5pm

8. Favorite sundae topping? Chopped nuts, any kind

9. Did you take piano lessons? Nope, flute

10. Most frequent song played?  

11. T.V. show you secretly enjoy? I hate Zoey Deschanel but I love love love "New Girl"

12. Would you rather play basketball or hockey? Hockey even though I don't know how to skate

13. Date someone older or younger? Older is better but I'm a year older than SB

14. One place you could travel right now? A short distance: Boston, Montreal, Burlington, NYC, Boston. Money is no object: Manzanillo Mexico, London, Bali

15. Do you use umbrellas? Yes, I have a cute argyle one

16. Do you know all the words to the Canadian national anthem? Nope

17. Favorite cheese? Smoked gouda

18. The Smith’s or The Cure?  OMG! Don't make me choose! The Cure, only because Morrissey has better solo offense to Johnny Marr

19. Do you prefer blondes or brunettes? Shaved heads

20. Best job you ever had? 1993 to 1995 Zone Music & Video. I sold CD's and videos. I got to listen to CDs all day, watch movies & got a great discount.

Friday, January 6, 2012

No Marmalade?

I am very late in Top Chef recap. Feeling pretty glum lately....but on w/ the show.

And roving band of merry misfit cheftestants are on the road to Austin.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish based off instructions from fans on Twitter.  First, they had to make something w/ bacon, then make their dishes into hash, and finally each cheftestant has grab an ingredient from the pantry and pass off to someone else. Fun & chaotic. The losers: Greyson's wet puff & no bacon, Stupid Hair Do Chris' super salty mess & Ed's bitter burnt hash. Paul was the big winner w/ a trio of bacon dishes. I'll take it!

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants had to create a dish inspired by the person who taught them how to cook. That sounds like a Top Chef Masters challenge. Oh yeah & Patti LaBelle was a judge. Not sure why, I don't really associate Patti w/ Texas but she's fabulous none the less. And the winner was Sarah & her home made sausage stuffed cabbage. Yes and Yes! Sarah is a cheftestant that feel very meh about. And packing it up was Horrible Heather & her Big Foot stroganoff! Yes! You suck! Who the fuck uses rib eye in stroganoff? Idiot cheftestants that's who!

Hope the remaining cheftestants burned some sage after Heather left!

Monday, January 2, 2012


I love word clouds. Here's 2011 encapsulated.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Best o' the Best

Today we ripped off a blogger named Beckyand her blog Am I Half Dead or Am I Doing FineShe doesn't say where she stole it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The 2011 Year End  Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Got married, can't say the same for my husband though ;-)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't make formal resolutions as such but I definitely have some areas that need to be improved upon.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?  Yes, my supervisor

4. Did anyone close to you die? No

5. What countries did you visit? Non

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?  Money & opportunities

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Wedding day, July 4, December 15: all fun fun times

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Being more assertive

9. What was your biggest failure? Not making enough time for writing

10. What was the best thing you bought? Any number of books!

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?  Mine, obviously!

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted? The Kardashian can leave any time now!

13. What song will always remind you of 2011? 

14. What do you wish you’d done more of? Write

15. What do you wish you’d done less of? Complain and worry

16. Did you fall in love in 2011? Absolutely

17. What was your favorite new TV program? "New Girl" which is surprising because Zoey Deschanel usually bugs the shit out of me

18. What was the best book you read?  OUCHIE! Tough choice. I am obsessed with dystopian literature at the moment so it would be a 3 way tie w/ The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Giver by Lois Lowry & Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

19. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying? More money

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? Sexy comfortable

21. What kept you sane?  My husband, Squeaky the cat, music

22. Who did you miss? My grandmother, friends that do not live locally

23. Who was the best new person you met? Met some amazing clients this year. Strong, resourceful people

24. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2011?  Good times fall away but so do the bad

25. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. This is something I reflect on quite a bit, especially during a crisis. Modest Mouse has a great song called "Gravity Rides Everything" off their stellar album "The Moon & Antarctica"..... "Everything will fall. Fall right into place."