Sunday, September 26, 2010

Alpha and Omega.

Was so bad and inappropriate for Miss B. That we actually walked out and I got our money refunded.

While this was certainly not as bad as the time that the Dad and I walked out of Q & A, it was pretty bad. The husband summed it up when he said it was a movie about horny wolves... And let's not forget the graphic descriptions of animal violence... I mean I know they're predators and everything but come on.


give someone the benefit of the doubt for fifteen or so years and then realize you've been wrong?

In other news, I have one random co-worker who continues to surprise me with hidden coolness.

And I also have some really wonderful friends who know how to put things into perspective and make me laugh.

Friday, September 24, 2010

To Buble or not to Buble...

I got a Ticketmaster email about a pre-sale notification for Michael Buble's next concert... it's at MSG in November. Now a few years back he played MSG on my birthday (let's not even get started with how Barbra Streisand had her "farewell" concert on my birthday too...) and that would have been a cool show to go to... but am I motivated enough to see Michael Buble on a random Sunday in November? That is the question.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One of those days...

My t-shirt is on backwards and my total day's sustenance so far has been tater tots.

On the upside, I did get Jenn-Air to confirm that they will pay parts and labor to repair my trash compactor.

Someone Save My Life Tonight....

(okay, so the title of this post is solely a nod to the fact that my iPod has shuffled its way to vintage Elton John... btw, love that random Elton video with Robert Downey, Jr. but I digress....)

So a friend from high school is 3 1/2 weeks away from her due date. She looks great and she's been posting some baby stuff on her blog recently.

One of her last posts was about how she's been doing research on using cloth diapers.

Yes. Cloth Diapers.

Hey, you know, more power to you for all of you green-planet, hybrid driving, hippie gypsy folks out there, but what I found most funny about my friend's post was that she made a statement to the effect that she thinks she's got enough of a starter stash of cloth diapers so that she can accomodate doing laundry every 2-3 days and is allowing for 10-12 diaper changes per day.

I had to laugh at the idea of anyone with a baby, let alone anyone with a baby using cloth diapers only doing laundry every 2-3 days. I don't know about you, but with my fam I'm usually doing 2-3 loads of laundry PER DAY, and hell we've only got three people!

All I can say to my soon-to-be cloth diaper using friend? Godspeed and peace be with you. (Oh and ps. invest in that covered bucket with bleach solution from now).

(Oh, one more thing-- one reason why I'm stuck doing so much laundry is because my goofy Whirpool Duets take at least 90 minutes per dryer cycle to dry anything. Hence, I'm doing multiple smaller loads, but at the end of the day I still have a phenomenal amount of stuff to wash. Little people will do that to you.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Check out these quilts that I've made recently...
This one was made with Kaffe Fassett fabric...

This quilt has been made for a friend's new baby with various fabrics including some from the "In the Beginning" line of fabrics.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's 1:55am

and I'm watching a Duran Duran concert from 2004. Why? I saw these guys live in 1993 and we were all much younger and spryer then.

(And even then, they were past their prime, but still entertaining).

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Latest Fashion Trends?

There's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

Steel Magnolias...

If you can't think of anything nice to say, come sit by me.

Friday, September 17, 2010

How to Really Take the Wind Out of the Sails of an Apology...

Received this evening from a former colleague who, together with another former colleague, decided to go Medieval on me over the phone this evening in connection with a transaction I'm working on:

"I want to apologize again for your misperception that the volume control on my voice indicated yelling"

Spoken like a true lawyer.

By the way, I can't help but mention how at one point during the call the woman associate involved started screaming something to the effect of "DON'T EVEN GO THERE!" (Hello, are we going to start snapping our fingers next and saying "Oh No you Din't!?!" What is this an episode of the Real Housewives franchise?)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Yankees and Hooters

I've lately been doing some genealogical research with the help of So far, I've been impressed with their resources and excited about most of my findings. Certainly the upside to this search has been finding two Civil War veterans in my background (including one relative who fought at Gettysburg), the downside? Finding out that my cousin's 23 year old daughter is some sort of former Hooters girl bikini model who's life aspiration is to "live off her looks" and her self-description is "natural 34D and 'baby's got back". Let's not even discuss how her "thing she'd want to bring on a deserted isle" is Steve-O from MTV's Jackass.

It's times like this when I really value raising my daughter to be a sci-fi geek.

More from the "Things We Love" Category.

Dennis Quaid. Sure he's kind of aging into a bit of "WC Fields" but I'm watching
The Right Stuff. We love Dennis Quaid, the younger years. Texas Jack, back me up on this.

Other things we love? Ritz Crackers. Preferably with tuna.

Pulp Fiction.

The new Bluefly Commercial featuring Bethenny Frankel.

That Martin Short is the voice of The Cat in the Hat on the new series The Cat and the Hat Knows a Lot About That on PBS.

Just Cavalli.

Personality Goes a Long Way.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I love

Opera. That's all I have to say.

(Okay, one more thing: I'm listening to the Barber of Seville and its just fun.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

What's On?

Well, after Mad Men I had my choice of, among other things, The Time Traveler's Wife or Inglorious Bastards. Now, I really enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife. It's a good sob fest, even if you know what's coming. But, even though Inglorious Bastards is not Quentin's best work, I always have to go for Tarantino.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

One more thing....

Mom, I'm very disappointed in you.

We watched "The Killers" the other night and it turns out all of the scenes in the US were filmed in Georgia... And not just anywhere in Georgia but Atlanta, Douglasville and WOODSTOCK!!! Now how is it that you didn't manage to find Tom Selleck when he was in town???


Loved it, especially Hit Girl. ;)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

One other item of note...

I was so proud the other day when, as we were flipping through the channels and came upon "Return of the Jedi" on Spike TV, Miss B. said: "Oooohh! Star Wars!!!"


One of my work colleagues recently noted that the latest Bergdorf's catalogue contends that: "All a woman needs is good teeth, eyes and hair -- everything else can be faked."

Monday, September 06, 2010


Today we went to Woodbury Commons. (And apparently, so did much of the rest of the population of the Northeast). There was a traffic back up all the way from Exit 16 (where the mall is) to the Thru-way Service Plaza prior to the exit (which I believe is a distance of nearly 13 miles). We finally made it to the toll plaza to get to the outlet mall and traffic was at a standstill, so we had to go to the next exit, turn around and try to get to the mall from the opposite direction.

Overall, it ended up taking us like three hours to get there from home. Ugh! But, at least once we got there they had good things... but I do have to say it was a bit insane that there were queues (like at an amusement park!) to get in to Gucci, Tory Burch and Coach. The joint was open until 9pm and even at 8:50 there was still a significant line outside of Gucci... as if it were a nightclub or something. I felt like telling all of those people that there's a Gucci outlet in Secaucus, where I can certainly say I have NEVER seen a line of any description.

At the end of the visit we had purchased a suit, two dresses, an outfit for B, two pairs of boots, a sports coat and countless amounts of awful outlet mall food including a hot dog, carvel and Starbucks products (that actually took a half an hour to procure). So much for that recession. I'd hate to see that place on the day after Thanksgiving!

Sunday, September 05, 2010


To the woman at Starbucks who attempted to put her hand inside my dog carrier before actually acknowledging that said dog carrier was attached to my shoulder... I'm not carrying around a four and a half pound dog as an ice breaker. I'm not looking to meet new people. I'm carrying the dog because she doesn't like to be left alone.

I, on the other hand, am perfectly happy to be left alone, especially by strange women with European accents at coffee shops.

I guess this is what happens when a cat person becomes a dog owner.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I know I've said this before

(Ana, you can confirm that). But I am finally going to start writing that book. Somebody call Oprah's Book Club before she goes off the air, I could really use the advance. ;)

The Devil and the White City

I just finished reading this the other day (thanks to the Mom for giving me her copy)... so, Chicago's big plan to "out-Eiffel" the Eiffel Tower was the invention of the FERRIS WHEEL?? Really? This is the best the US could muster? A carnival attraction?

Otherwise the book was okay, but I did find the story telling between the tale of HH Holmes and the planners/architects of the World's Fair to be a bit disjointed.

Hmpf. Next on our list? Well, I was planning on trying to re-read Eat, Pray, Love (loved the movie, by the way)... but I also have The Monster of Florence and One Day. We'll see what comes first.


Isn't it annoying when people only contact you when they want/need something?