Thursday, September 30, 2004

saved by the go go boot

who would have ever, EVER, EVER thought you'd be reading about this in the news?

getting a little catty

i'm sorry, i know this girl is only 14 according to imdb, but aren't there stylists by the millions in hollywood to prevent this kind of thing from happening?

sick and tired

we are becoming sick of election crap, which has been building this week due to the first debate tonight. and we don't even have tv! and we don't even live in california anymore, where the number of propositions on the ballot were enough to make your head spin! sheesh!

brian, usually very into this stuff, said he wasn't even going to listen to the debate on NPR tonight because having to listen to w's voice will get him too worked up. and it's not like the debate is going to change his mind about who he's going to vote for anyway.

instead, we'll just curl up in our bed with the dvd of episodes 4, 5, & 6 of frontier house. thanks, netflix!

Friday, September 24, 2004

resolution update

yes, i'm still cooking, just not as johnny on the spot as i used to be with the updates. and probably more on a new recipe every 10 days kind of schedule now. here are a few more of the things i've made in the last month or so (again, in no particular order):
  • scotch broth (soup made of lamb broth with beans, barley, tomatoes, onions and schtuff in it)
  • irish stew (basically lamb stew with potatoes and carrots-trying to use up the rest of last year's spring lamb)
  • tomato risotto-kind of a bust due to an error in the recipe. now we've got slightly crunchy tomato risotto coming out our ears. i hope to try again soon and be successful in FULLY COOKING the arborio
  • morning glory muffins-really good and really good for you too! low fat with pinapple, applesauce, coconut, etc. totally moist and yummery. didn't even get to throw the leftovers in the freezer because there were none!
  • banana buttermilk muffins-again, moist and yummy. who knew putting applesauce in muffin when you only use 1/4 c oil would make them so soft and good?
  • apple-onion chutney type thing-our neighbor stacey used to make this and put it on top of pork chops. so i got the skinny from her about what to do and how to do it and made this last night. and we've got leftovers to have with some chicken apple sausages tonight.

still haven't done chicken with dumplings soup, but soup weather is fast approaching. i also have not explored other sticky bun recipes. my stand mixer has got half it's foot in the grave, i may have to wait on the yeasty dough things for now. until a guardian angel buys me this. brian's fixing my cuisinart, which is on the fritz, but seems repairable. i'm going to have to keep reminding him there will be no biscuits or apple crisp until it's fixed. because i've become so lazy i can't seem to muster the enthusiasm to make biscuits or crisp topping by hand.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

don't we have anything better to do?

when will the madness stop?


listen to a sneak preview of the new album by rem.

How does Ali G keep conning famous guests?

jon stewart on the o'reilly factor

and lastly, tortilla art.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

i'll take potpourri for $500 alex

jeopardy answers and questions gone wrong. was sean connery playing?

Friday, September 17, 2004

my stomach hurts from laughing

A Story About Someone Else's Ass

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

do i sound like a musical robot?

time for an online spelling bee.

may 2005

may i please have one of these when i turn 40 next year?

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

now you see it, now you don't

of course, wonkette was johnny-on-the-spot and caught the return of the do-it-yourself campaign posters on the bush-cheney website. then, just like that, the sloganator is gone in the blink of an eye. luckily, there's been a memorial created in its honor.

i'm the shrub, and i approved this message

if jesus was the democratic nominee for the US presidency.

Friday, September 10, 2004

because mother knows best

join the MOB!

the walls have ears

more than EVER before, rory will parrot what we say. she will either repeat something that we have said right after we say it or a day or so later. even her memory for things we want her to remember is really amazing. we have to be so very very careful now about what we say around her.

so anyway, the other night is said somethings i'd heard second hand about someone we know and now i'm super-dee-duper-dee scared that rory will spit it out at some point, like at daycare, and i'll be shamed. it's the kind of thing i would sayin jest, but heard from a toddler might be taken the wrong way.

i think i'll be safe in a few days to a week, but you never know. i'm not a bad person!

Thursday, September 09, 2004

she's got a million of 'em

the shrub's new job come january: bagger at the grocery store? one can only hope.

johnsons in minnesota.

and lastly-puffy combs, matchmaker for anderson cooper. sort of.

all from the lovely and talented wonkette.

oh, really?

"Doctor on Clinton: 'He is awake but still sedated. So he is arousable."

column from the hill

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

there's always a line for the ladies room

spoonbills and ibises sheltered from hurricane frances in a bathroom at a zoo in FL Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

ob-gyn love

yes, he really did say that.

Friday, September 03, 2004

so al qaeda is to blame?

peter sagal, host of one of my very favorite radio shows, has been guest blogging on adam felber's weblog, Fanatical Apathy this week. besides finding tons of yummy tidbits that dig alan keyes' hole a bit deeper (peter lives in chicago), he posted this choice entry this morning:

On NPR Just Now..

Correpondent Robert Smith was talking to a young conservative talk show host named Ben Ferguson, from Memphis, on the MSG floor.

Ferguson was talking about why young people care deeply about this election. He said something like, (and I paraphrase, from memory... when I can tomorrow, I'll post the actual transcript):

"'It used to be in this country, you'd go to college, you get out, you get a job with a six figure income. That's what you expected. But not anymore! 9/11 hit, and all the jobs went away! The terrorists destroyed the job market!' "

Thursday, September 02, 2004

it's like crack

thanks to netflix, we've been watching episodes of frontier house. surprisingly, brian, disdainer of all reality shows, said to me last night, 'i can't wait to go upstairs and see what happens on frontier house!'

who would have thought?

can of worms

oops-had comments set to existing members only. fixed it.


from mimi smartypants:

Anyway, the cat food is down there in the cabinet, amongst many many bottles of vodka and bourbon and other assorted delights, and Nora opens the cabinet door, squats like an Olympic powerlifter, and bear-hugs the huge Rubbermaid thing, and then she takes off the lid and says, "Cat! Cat! Food! Bowl! Eat! Cat! Eat! Food!" about eight million times. Then she takes the cat-food scoop and digs around, usually managing to snag about four lonely pieces of kibble, and says "Food! Food! Cat! Eat!" Then she walks with such careful slowness to the cat food bowl that you would think she was carrying an unstable explosive compound, and pours in the cat's meager meal. The whole process is then repeated until I say "okay, that's [finally] enough food for the cat," at which point Nora goes tearing off into the living room to where the cat is usually sleeping, gets right up in the cat's face, and yells, "CAT! EAT! FOOD! CAT! EAT! EAT! BOWL! FOOD! EAT!" The cat lifts maybe one eye at this, and Nora runs back into the kitchen and stands there pointing at the cat's bowl screaming "CAT! EAT!" and eventually the cat will come ambling into the room and give me a look that very clearly says THE SMALL ONE IS INSANE. TERMINATE IT NOW. Nora, thrilled to pieces that the cat is now consuming kibble, will clap her hands delightedly and deliver another five-minute monologue about how the "cat" "eats" "food" that we put in a "bowl," and I will (depending on my mood) either be cracking up laughing or slumped on the kitchen floor with my hand over my eyes thinking OH GOD THAT TOOK SO LONG.

cascading effect

this guy wrote this interesting and amusing article and it was so popular and picked up by so many sources that he's now started a website on the subject.

this is the power of the web. thanks be to the internet.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

open mouth, insert foot

i would imagine that alan keyes won't be getting much support from the white house in his run for the illinois senate seat.

couldn't resist

from wonkette:

sexually repressed RNC delegates?

you know, with all this clever stuff flying all over the internet, i just can't help but add the the GOP bashing this week. i hope i'm not going to hell for this.

5 sticks of butter never tasted so gooooooood

by the way, i baked one batch of julia child's pecans sticky buns last friday morning (still have one lof in the freezerfor later). mmmmmmm buttery, brown sugar-y, pecan-y, flaky baked goodness.

i highly recommend them, but the recipe really does take at least a couple of days to make and assemble. especially if you have to keep an eye on a toddler and an infant.

i have another sticky bun recipe (martha stewart's) that seems slightly less complicated. also less butter. i'll let you know when i get a chance to try it.

popular beeper culture

a must have, in addition to your blackberry of course.