Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The NEW man in black

Ladies and gentlemen, as you well know, we now have an all-male Supreme Court. Judge Samuel Alito is now Justice Alito and ... excuse me ... this just in ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is actually female.

My bad. But that's what the ACLU will do to you. (Get that woman a gift certificate to Sephora stat.)

Anyhoo ... going to watch the SOTU tonight with R, some pizza and R's home-brewed beer. Of course, the real fun won't happen until the Dems' post-address griping. I'm thinking R and I should play a drinking game and quaff every time the Dems say one of the following phrases:

"A woman's right to choose."
"Right-wing extremist."
"We support the troops, but ..."
"Running the Congress like the plantation." (Oops ... already taken.)

I'll be looped within five minutes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

You say it's your birthday?

The GGB is 36 today. But they say the 40s are the new 30s, therefore the 30s must be the new 20s, which means I'm only 26.

Nah. I like 36 more than 26. Granted, I wish I had the bod I did at 26, but I otherwise do not miss the insecurity, stupidity and general lack of "doneness" I had a decade ago. I needed to simmer for awhile to achieve my full flavor, and I think I'm just about right.

Meanwhile, the GGB has hit the motherlode in the Internet dating world. (And no, you cannot see my profile.) I discovered the secret is to hunt within your own species; that is, I went specifically looking for geeks. And they came looking for me. Note Exhibit A:

These arrived yesterday at my office from "R." Too early in the game to share with you all the gory details about R. Let's just say that he scored several points with the fleurs and with the angus filet mignon he fixed last night. And he got me installments III and IV of the Myst series. What a gent.

Monday, January 23, 2006

I can't believe I ate the whole thing

OK ... now I know why this stuff is $400 a pound.

Tasted my first Beluga caviar last night. (Domestic farm-raised, my friends. Imported Beluga is banned.)

OMG. That salty stuff you get in jars in the canned meat aisle alongside the Spam and tinned herring? Fuhgettaboutit. Beluga is amazing. Literally gave me shivers. Straight outta the jar on a wafer was an experience in gastronomic bliss unequaled by few other things.

MP3 musings

Let me just say: Napster rocks. Now that I've finally ditched Norton (thank you, Rich) and gone with McAfee's Internet Security Suite, my Napster connection is running like a song.

Currently playing on my Samsung 1GB player: the Super Workout Mix. (Which I'm listening to while typing. Ha!)

Right now: "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel
Up next: "El Elem Alla" by Amr Diab
Embarrassing but true: "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle (Yeah ... the theme from COPS)
Always a classic: "Think" by Aretha Franklin
80s rush: "Stand" by R.E.M.
Love it but wish I could sing it: "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies

Friday, January 13, 2006

Random thoughts

It is a weary, dreary day here in the 'Ham. Not terribly cold but rainy and overcast. It's the Friday before a holiday weekend, and your humble correspondent is not much closer to full functionality than she was at precisely 8:04 a.m. when she dragged her weary bod out of bed, despite the intake of (1) full-strength Mountain Dew, (1) full-strength cup of Starbucks' Sumatra with a generous dash of Coffee-mate Hazelnut, and (1) full-strength Coke.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz .......................

::: sound of head hitting the desk :::

Oh! Sorry, folks. Random thoughts ...

- Ted Kennedy is a jerk.

- Not that I need yet another form of amusement, but check this out: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/7b24/

- I do not want to see Jake Gyllenhaal play a gay cowboy. I just don't. Call me a redneck, I don't care what the critics are saying, I just can't go there. Hurts my head to think about it.

- I did a double-take today. I think Harriet Miers clubbed Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Berlin alley and is now running Germany. C'mon, look at this photo. Have you ever seen Miers and Merkel in the same room?

- Pat Robertson. Also a jerk.

- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are visiting Haiti and .....


Green ham and eggs

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the second half of the first decade of the 21st century, and we have glow-in-the-dark green pigs:

Monday, January 09, 2006

Babs & Harry at it again

Headlines read today that Harry Belafonte is calling W "the world's greatest terrorist" while hob-nobbing it with Hugo down in Venezuela, and Babs Streisand is "urging caution over Iran."

::: snort :::

Does anyone take these guys seriously? Or do they make headlines so that people like me out here in Jesusland can laugh our arses off? Considering that I saw these two headlines on Drudge, I hope it's the latter.

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope to be blogging more in 2006.