Friday, November 10, 2006

observed v. actual (1-0)

today i do not work for it is veteran's day. not technically. but practically enough to close all the public schools.*

the holiday is actually november 11, unless the 11th is a weekend, in which case we "celebrate" on the nearest workday. great lesson for the kids: take your free days whenever possible.

now it is three o'clock, which is the time i would be done working had there been school today. i have done nothing in place of work. unless watching kindergarten cop counts, which i feel like it does. and reading up on election stuff. which is so exciting, i can hardly stand it! i still dream of moving to the south of france, but it no longer seems so urgent.

what is urgent is that i go do laundry. first i must find a laundromat. blah.**

*unless you got a fall break, in which case, you do not get to celebrate today.

**usual laundromat 1/2 block away is out of business.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

an apostrophe for everyone!

Seriously. It's your major headline. Are copy editors that hard to find?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

they say it's tuesday

but it feels like thursday.

I walked to my car yesterday to discover there was an intent to tow notice stuck in the door. My car was mistaken for abandoned apparently because 1. it is old and abandoned-esque and 2. the registration expired in July. Which baffles me because aren't you supposed to get something in the mail to renew the registration? I was in Connecticut for all of July but they still should have sent me a postcard in June or something.

Rounding out my To Do list at #358: Get Car Registered

kittenpiece theatre

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tough odds to beat

The Sundem/Tierney Unified Celebrity Theory
From today's NYTimes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

hey now rock star

do they sell orange obox in america?

Monday, August 14, 2006

don't you call me sinister.

Tomorrow is Left Handed Day.

From Wikipedia:

Right-handed actor Gary Cooper played left-handed athlete Lou Gehrig in the film The Pride of the Yankees.
For scenes requiring him to bat left-handed, Cooper wore a Yankee uniform with Gehrig's number 4 mirror-reversed on his back. Cooper batted the ball right-handed, then ran to third base (not first). The film was then optically reversed, turning Cooper into a southpaw.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

motorola phones may be fancy

but the sound quality sucks. the only thing my phone is good for is iTunes (which is free to use and not quite as daunting as my iPod). so imagine me not really caring when Cingular turned off my phone for being ONE WEEK late with my payment. Verizon used to let me go at least three months.

So I called Cingular to try and pay my bill but I wanted to talk to an operator before I paid the measly $75.00 that they're crying about and make sure that they'd turn my phone on today. But lo! Cingular doesn't have operators on Sundays. Wha? Who in the telecom industry keeps those kind of hours?!

To summarize, I'll probably get my phone turned on by the end of the week but, with the exception of people worrying because it says it was turned off at my request when you call (lie!), I sort of like not being dragged down by a portable phone.

They're so trendy nowadays.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


Sometimes, this is all you need to turn that frown upside down. You know. If you happen to be frowning.

Things to brighten the day and lessen the headache.

Friday, July 28, 2006


For no other reason than procrastination (again), I just discovered this picture that I took years ago and wanted to immortalize the already-immortalized lions via a posting.

Morning news is dada.

Here's the thing is that Matt Lauer, who would appear a stranger to sarcasm/wit/cognizance, can't grasp why politicians would choose to be mocked by appearing on the (critically and publicly acclaimed) Colbert Report:

They think they're being hip; I don't know.

First, note that it's far better than setting oneself up for irrelevance by appearing on NBC's Absolutely Inane Today Show. Same goes for Good Morning America. Second, note that Matt Lauer is kinda stupid. Or a really good actor. Although, as I recall back to my undergraduate journalism classes, there was a wall of duh that separated the broadcast journalists from everybody else.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Prolonging the pain.

November 2008 is a long way off. As our administration muddles through in continued failure, have we stopped caring? Why aren't we impeaching everyone responsible for this debacle we call foreign policy?

Bob Herbert offers his own clearly-worded confusion:

Imagine a surgeon who is completely clueless, who has no idea what he or she is doing.

Imagine a pilot who is equally incompetent.

Now imagine a president.

The Middle East is in flames. Iraq has become a charnel house, a crucible of horror with no end to the agony in sight. Lebanon is in danger of going down for the count. And the crazies in Iran, empowered by the actions of their enemies, are salivating like vultures. They can’t wait to feast on the remains of U.S. policies and tactics spawned by a sophomoric neoconservative fantasy — that democracy imposed at gunpoint in Iraq would spread peace and freedom, like the flowers of spring, throughout the Middle East.

If a Democratic president had pursued exactly the same policies, and achieved exactly the same tragic results as George W. Bush, that president would have been the target of a ferocious drive for impeachment by the G.O.P.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

baby kit

Clearly fatigued, the baby stretches. She is a hard worker.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I knew I smelled something.

From Gothamist,

The Department of Environmental Protection confirmed there is a sewage leak somewhere on the G line that is causing the disgusting smell.
A track inspector told am New York, 'It's like raw sewage coming from a pipe, disgusting. It smells real bad and makes me want to throw up.'

full story

The ladies smile because they are proud. They did it!

how many kilos can a kit carry?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

My New Camera Phone

The latest in distractions.