Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I thought we weren't supposed to talk about his age and his health?
Lipstick Jungle on location Staten Island Ferry
Did they? I'll have to look for this. I did pass by someplace in Tribeca a couple of weeks ago where Ugly Betty was supposed to tape the next day.
Pearl cream (with some other words mixed in)
I went looking for pearl cream in Hong Kong. My aunt had brought it back from China that year and they swore that it improved your skin. I tried it, but don't recall if it actually did anything.
I have no idea what the skyrocketing number of hits from Sunday was from. From all over the world. Bizarre. No real search terms except Blogger stuff.
They have been chopping up the street and drilling for 2 hours now. Argh, make it stop!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I keep obsessively reloading the political blogs to read more about what people think about this Palin thing. I don't like it. Mostly because if you're literally a heartbeat from the presidency (should your ticket win), shouldn't you have some sort of competence to handle the job? Shouldn't you have some sort of stance on the issues? She has none on most, according to those sites that track these things. I also am in the camp of people who believe that the only reason she was picked was because of her gender. Which would make it the exact reverse of all that we celebrated last night with Obama's nomination. Aren't we supposed to choose based on the content of character, not the color of someone's skin or their gender? The fact that even the party's surrogates and mouthpieces in the media couldn't explain this or adequately support it this morning, and that it comes so far out of the box, made it seem like this pick was really just to tighten up the base and make a play for Hillary voters. Who, if they truly supported HRC, would have nothing in common with SP.
Maybe McBush will send her off to deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies.
I wish they would stop tearing up the street at midnight. It's annoying.
But maybe I should just watch last night's Daily Show on repeat. It was fantastic. Especially the Barack tribute video and the moment of zen.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
marathons or on dvd?
I ask because when watching all of last season of Lipstick Jungle this
week, I liked it better than I did before. (I liked Cashmere Mafia
better at the time but that didn't survive.) I wonder if you are more
invested when it's one episode after another. (Thinking about my 3
week, 6 season SATC fiesta.)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Although I don't know about these sportscasters... they said his feat "may never be done before." You mean, again?
I love that Visa had the ad ready for medal #8.
That was great to watch! Yay!! Not as much of a nailbiter as the last incredible relay but it was great!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
their call because I was having 2 parallel dreams in which the phone
In the first, Monica Seles was working in the government and refusing
to authorize spending on really necessary community things, so I was
avoiding her call explaining why.
In the second, a friend was trying to buy her fiance a present at the
electronics store and he kept coming around, so we were hiding from
Bizarre. Although maybe the second subconsciously tied into the Wii
Fit call. Hmm.
1. Why is it that "boy" is considered masculine as a noun but "girl" is neuter?
2. How I can remember that "alt" means old when I keep thinking "alto" in Spanish means tall? Any tricks?
Friday, August 01, 2008
1. First, a note to my 23rd floor "neighbor" who isn't very neighborly.
There was no need for you to shout "take the stairs!!" at me after I got off the elevator. I kind of thought you were acting like a jerk the entire time before you yelled at me, but that took it to another level. Tapping the elevator button in the lobby 11 times, shaking your head and sighing at the descending elevator (like that will make it go faster?), tapping your foot and checking your watch repeatedly in the elevator after I clicked a low floor button (I do have peripheral vision, you know) and then after I turned the corner, furiously tapping the close button. I understand you're impatient, but the world does not revolve around you (or me, or the next person).
But your shouting "take the stairs"? Rude and unnecessary. And you waited until I was all the way down the hall, which makes you, in addition to being a jerk, a coward. If you felt so strongly that I should take the stairs, why not say it to my face? If you had, I would have told you that I do take the stairs on a regular basis (which may be why I've never encountered you before) but when I fell, I injured my knee badly enough that going up the stairs hurts. But you didn't care. In your cowardice, impatience and self-centeredness, you bellowed down the hallway something extremely rude as the elevator doors were closing.
Someone didn't teach you any manners. Maybe you should stop taking out your problems on other people.
2. Now that the unpleasantness is out of the way, I am very amused by the Gossip Girl ad I saw in the subway. It quoted the Parents Television Council's review of "mindblowingly inappropriate" the way that other shows would quote something like "stunning" from EW. Good job, ad people.
3. I love the Container Store. The only thing about it is that there are too many choices! I went there today looking for airtight storage boxes for dry food, and there were like 2 walls full of choices. I ended up getting Snapware.
I think there was more I was going to write about when I was thinking about my post while walking, but I don't remember any more. Maybe later.
In my own "ouch" moment, I fell off a chair yesterday. I was sitting on our balance ball chair (which has wheels) and it tilted slightly backwards, and next thing I knew, my tailbone and butt had smacked into the hard wood floor and the chair was on its back sliding across the floor into the TV stand. I am so bruised. Icing your tailbone and your right sits bone is not easy. It's also not easy to do at work because you'll end up with a big wet spot on your butt (which not only is misleading and not attractive, but not professional!). So I tried an "instant cold compress" but it took me about 10 minutes to get it to become cold because I couldn't manage to pop the liquid cold center. What a mess. And by the end of tonight, I realized I had also pulled a muscle on the side of my knee and my right knee was swollen and aching. Excellent. I am such a klutz. Sigh.