Friday, October 28, 2005
My Favorite Muppet is PISSED!!!
I just spoke with the original Scooter, and he is really PO'ed that his good name is being raked across the coals by this Libby character. I understand his frustration, but I am actually enjoying the fact that Bush's presidency is going down in flames: Miers dropping out, the death toll in Iraq rising above 2000, Rove's impending indictment, etc. It is just too bad that he can't run again, because I would love to see him lose.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
My Day Just Got Brighter...
Star Jones' Husband Arrested
October 26, 2005
Wall Street banker AL REYNOLDS, husband of "The View" co-host STAR JONES, was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in Manhattan, NY for allegedly driving with a suspended licence.
Police said they pulled Reynolds over because he was changing lanes without signaling, then later discovered his license status.
According to the New York Post, he then spent over 12 hours detained at Manhattan's 19th Precinct stationhouse, due to a faulty fingerpri[n]ting machine. He was issued a desk-appearance ticket.
Star reportedly never did pay a visit to her husband while in custody.
Reynolds married Jones in [an obnoxious wedding in] November of 2004 at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City.
#1: What is he doing out at 3 a.m. without his wife? (He was probably at a gay bar.)
#2: What could possibly be wrong with the finger printing machine?? The way I see it: Finger + ink + paper = fingerprints.#3: Why wouldn't the former DA (his wife) have run over there and lawyered him up?? (Because he was out at a gay bar.)
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
It May As Well Still Be Raining...
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Filming Now in Cleveland Park...
Thursday, October 20, 2005
All the Chicks I Shagged Before I Knocked Up Your Mom...
Narrated through flashbacks from the future, How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he met and fell in love with the woman he eventually married. The shows usually begin and end with an off-camera Ted telling his teenaged son & daughter stories about his life "back in the day." His quest for true love all starts when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segal), drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Buffy's and American Pie's Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (former Dr. Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store.
It never would have occurred to me to watch this show, but I have been more than pleasantly surprised--it is really funny and apropos to my life in many ways. Barney even intersperses conversations with "Yeah, I was writing about that on my blog..." Turns out, the character actually has a blog, which is a good read. If you're home on a Monday, give it a shot!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The Newest MOT
I actually like Nicole Richie. I like how she started dating Adam when he was really fat and not-so-cute (I don't think that makes her heroic, I just think it shows that she's more human than her shallow cohort). They are now a really hot couple, and I think they will make it (check back in about 2 1/2 years).
So, what is it about this whole trend with Kabbalah? Kabbalah (which comes from a Hebrew word that means "reception") is mystical teachings that deal with the ideas of creation and concepts of a spiritual nature. *Kaballah is not a religious practice, per se, so Nicole's conversion is much more official and requires a huge amount of studying and dedication.
Monday, October 17, 2005
...and the award for worst etiquette of the week goes to...
Paris has auctioned off her $4.8 million engagement ring from her ex-fiance Paris Latsis for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, according to the Daily Star. The winning bidder got a bargain for the ring at less than half the price Latsis paid for it.
OK, ladies, there are rules (and laws, actually), and here they are:
**If an engagement breaks off, the ring goes back to the guy (assuming he bought
it to begin with).
**If ya get married and then split up, the ring stays with the girl.
Although it is a nice gesture to donate the funds, it isn't her ring! I am sure Paris L. is mighty pissed at Paris H. right about now...
Friday, October 14, 2005
1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at?
>>My eyebrows, and then I tweeze them like an obsessive compulsive freak
2. How much money do you have on you?
>>I probably have $20 to my name
3. What's the first word that comes to mind that rhymes with "TEST?"
4. Favorite plant?
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
>> The CPMC Senator
6. What is your main ring tone on your phone?
>>Just a ring--sounds like an old phone
7. What shirt are you wearing?
>>An old shirt from Hudson Trail Outfitters that I wear to bed--it has a tiny pic of a little girl screaming and says "roar" under it (yep, I am still in my PJs)
8. Do you "label" yourself?
>>Uh, whatcha mean?
9. The brand of shoes you're currently wearing?
>>None, my feet are naked. Last night I wore Via Spiga (but not that ugly ass pair they have on their main page!! Jesus!!)
10. Bright or Dark Room?
>>Right now, medium...
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
>>She's a crazy, horny, good girl.
12. Ever "spilled the beans?"
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
>>I was leaving the CPMC gig at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
>>"just at home working"
15. Do you ever click on "Pop Ups?"
16. What's a saying that you say a lot?
>>"That's wicked retah-ded."
17. Who told you they loved you last?
>>The CPMC Chef/Master Carpenter
18. Last person you hooked up with?
>>Again, The CPMC Chef/Master Carpenter
19. Last furry thing you touched?
>>Again, The CPMC Chef/Master Carpenter
20. How many drugs have you done in the past 3 days?
21. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
>>One, I think it is Mini-Chef's.
22. Favorite age you have been so far?
23. Your worst enemy?
>>The job market
24. What is your current desktop picture?
>>The poster from "Walk the Line," the Johnny Cash movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.
25. What was the last thing you said to someone?
>>"Love ya" as The CPMC Chef/Master Carpenter was leaving for the woodshop this morning.
26. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to change a major regret?
>>Duh. Didn't you read above that I have 20 bucks to my name??
27. Are you in love with someone?
>>Yes, indeed, I am...
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?
On my 13th birthday, I went to see Culture Club with Mandy as my guest; besides trips with the whole family to see Peter, Paul & Mary, this was my very first concert. As a favor, my oldest brother agreed to chaperone us so that we wouldn’t have to be embarrassed by going to the concert with my parents (no comments from the peanut gallery telling me that going to a Culture Club concert was embarrassing enough). Being that he was a huge Police, Kinks, Clash, and Joe Jackson fan, Steven was a good sport--he even did the white man’s overbite during Karma Chameleon.
Ah, but all of this is just leading up to what happened to The Boy today. The Artist Fomerly Known As The Chef and I were at Spices when this story came across the news scroll. Kinda makes me wanna check over my entire apartment before calling the police to report a robbery:
- Thirteen bags of cocaine were allegedly found in Boy George's New York home when he was arrested, papers released by Manhattan's district attorney show.
The singer was charged with possession of drugs on Friday and faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.
His lawyer, Lou Freeman, previously said a "small amount" of drugs was found at Boy George's apartment. Mr Freeman said the star, who must attend a Manhattan court in December, did not know who owned the cocaine.
- "He's a very social person. He has a lot of people over to his apartment," Mr Freeman added.
- 'Sizeable amount'
- Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, called police on Friday to report a burglary. Officers allegedly found drugs next to a computer in his apartment.
- Substances found in the 13 plastic bags weighed more than one-eighth of an ounce (3.5g) in total, the legal papers stated.
- "That is a sizeable amount of drugs," said Maggie Gandasegui from Manhattan's Special Narcotics Prosecutors office.
- O'Dowd, 44, faces one charge of drug possession and a charge of falsely reporting an incident. He returned to London on Sunday following his release.
- After attaining global success as a member of pop group Culture Club, Boy George became addicted to heroin but kicked the habit to become a solo artist and DJ.
- His autobiographical musical Taboo became a hit in London but closed after less than three months on Broadway.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
You have the freak flag... you just don't fly it.
I just saw a preview for the movie The Family Stone, which is from the producers of Sideways and stars Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, SJP, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Durmot Mulroney, and Craig T. Nelson (who I have loved since Poltergeist). It premieres November 11th and looks cute, especially with such a great cast. Check out the trailer...
Monday, October 10, 2005
Sunday's Wine Tour
As Chase already detailed so well in her post "Wine, Wine Everywhere," we went Sunday on a tour of three Loudon County vineyards. There is nothing I can add to her great post except to say:
Oh, and I posted some more of the photos from our lovely day on my other blog. Enjoy!
(I took this photo at Hillsbourough Vineyards.)
Thursday, October 06, 2005
If He Can Do It...
My legs and knees are still sore from Monday's mini-run (45 minutes) through the off-road trails in the Melvin Hazen Tributary of Rock Creek Park, and I feel a bit o' burn from the free weights I've been doing all week. I will push through the pain today when I hit the trails again before work. Why is it SO friggin' easy to forget how much I really used to enjoy working out? It was like my own private dance party on the elliptical for at least an hour at a time. I LOVED it! If I could get a gym membership, I'd be set. For now, the crappy elliptical I have in the apt (it is archaic compared to the models in the gyms) and the trails will have to do.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
A Race to the Thinnest
So far, at 1:16 p.m. on day 1, I am winning.
P.S. Today is 6 months until I am officially in my mid-30s. Gulp...
Monday, October 03, 2005
Oy, and here I was thinking that *I* am getting old!
Tonight, I will be trekking up to my father's congregation in Columbia. Ah, the joys of being a rabbi's daughter. Since I am a cultural, not religious, Jew, Rosh HaShanah (literally "head of the year") and Yom Kippur are the only times of year I go to synagogue. This is the time of year when Jews traditionally make resolutions for the upcoming year, so I just realized that I'm gonna have to come up with some things ASAP. Help!