Firefly Fun

So I’ve spent the last few days catching up on a cultural sensation, several years late as usual. I will argue, though, that this is the best way to watch a series. No commercials, no racing home to catch the next episode or missing it when you get an offer for actual human company. I’m all for deep indulgence, so I love having all the episodes that I can plow through.

I’m enjoying the episodes, I’m watching the last that aired right now. But this set has three that didn’t air, so I’ll watch those next. Their old west dialogue makes me laugh when I buy it and when I don’t. Can anyone tell me if all that cursing that sounds like an Asian language is for real?

I do like a show where I’ve never seen any of the actors before. I can live with the preacher since it’s been a long long time since Barney Miller. I think a good actor can make me forget past roles, but when I’ve never seen any of them before I can just skip that step. I think the doctor is like a thick Crispin Glover. But I’m not holding that against him.

Ooooh, the reveal of the sister in dry ice! Neat!

Damon was here for one day this week, which was lots of fun. It’s the little things that make living with him so fun. I left before he did on Monday, so he’d been alone in the apartment for a few hours. So I walk in after work and into the kitchen. I find the salt container on the counter with the top third sawed off and laying next to it. Right beside it was the bread knife. Why was the top sawed off? Who knows? But I got a kick out of it.

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  1. Saturday, when the roads down here were all icy, we had a few folks over, made a pot of veggie chili, and watched the 1st season of Carnivale on DVD from start to finish – 12 hours straight. So much cheaper then getting HBO and just catching it 10 minutes at a time 3 nights a week for 8 months.

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  2. You will just have to wait with the rest of us until the movie comes out. 🙂
    september i think

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  3. Great Choices One of my favourite childhood memories, is the summer that my mom read “To Kill A Mockingbird” to me. I love the book, and the movie is even better. I still cry at the famous dog scene. “Angels in America” is simply amazing! Meryl Streep is perfect as always, and Emma Thompson was a wonder treat too. Hope you have a good time watching them. 2005-02-13T16:51:22Z Face did his best work in the A-Team’s first year but he didn’t really build up that chemistry with Mr. T. until season 3. 2005-02-13T18:33:10Z I fear I am far too lazy to do this. But believe me, I’m sure I will pay the price. Thank you for the advice. 2005-02-15T03:46:08Z Re: Great Choices It’s awfully nice of you to gloss over the A-Team 🙂 I watched Angels in America and it absolutely blew me away — just beautiful. I loved every single person in it, and I would never have guessed how long it was. It went by so quickly. To Kill a Mockingbird is slated for this weekend. I hope the famous dog scene isn’t something Old Yeller-ish or I might not make it. 2005-02-16T02:11:47Z Not a boring entry at all! And might I remind you, that string cheese is now called “cheese sticks.” I have no idea when that cultural change occurred, but it did. 2005-02-16T13:45:58Z Not to mention Fred’s closeted fondness for Swedish pop sensation and gay icon ABBA, cleverly masked in his cry of “yABBA-dABBA-doo!” 2005-02-16T16:55:12Z You’re kidding, right? You wrote this. Mr. Devane is your made-up alter ego, yes? Yes? Please say yes…. 2005-02-16T17:04:40Z I WISH I were this funny. But rest assured, Mr. Horowitz writes satire. Many equally good stories can be found on his website. 2005-02-16T17:21:39Z You know what’s scary? You read something like this and think “that’s f-ing nuts!” But then you think to yourself “the right wingers are capable of being that f-ing nuts, and so it might be true.” We live in a scary world. 2005-02-16T17:34:32Z I was fully expecting that to be from the onion… *sigh* 2005-02-17T05:29:56Z Aw…thanks! That’s from our big 2 day photo shoot. Richard actually managed to get me in front of a camera instead of behind it. It felt weird…. 2005-02-18T01:42:51Z You should do it more often. It works for you. Damon called me to say he’s got a great picture of the two of us and I said, “That’s so great, because I usually don’t photograph well.” And he said, “I know!” 2005-02-19T01:04:06Z Oh, I think I’m confusing cheese sticks with cheese straws. I’m old skool — I like string cheese. Because the strings are the best part. 2005-02-19T01:05:21Z You’re going to IKEA? My IKEA? I bet I could put both you and this Jeff guy to shame. After reading your post, I want some chocolate chip cookies… 2005-02-19T01:26:58Z Ha! That Damon. You can take the boy out of Kentucky…. 2005-02-19T01:28:15Z And I thought no one took the train any longer, mmm . . . I guess the person whose legs were found on the track won’t be running to catch the morning train again huh ? 2005-02-20T13:08:28Z Every drug user should come forward and pay the tax. Purty soon, people start to see dollar signs and legalization is but a step away. I wish I used drugs so I could do it. 2005-02-23T20:34:05Z Wow, if no one takes the train anymore I hate to think of how it was before. Because I ride home from work standing pressed against the door after relentlessly shoving my way onto the A train. But we do seem to be down one, as the owner of the legs is probably not taking up much space these days. 2005-02-26T15:08:34Z Happy Birthday, BTW! 2005-03-14T14:30:24Z How is it you’ve been in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, but not Mississippi? 2005-03-17T20:24:41Z It’s fairly likely that I’ve been to Mississppi, but I can’t remember it. And if I can’t remember it then I don’t think I should count it. 2005-03-18T02:51:36Z If that were the rule I wouldn’t be able to count college. 2005-03-18T12:46:30Z I’m de-friending you. 2005-03-18T17:07:42Z A Client! You NEED A CLIENT! For windows… http://semagic.sourceforge.net/index.html It’s 674k! It’s tiny! It takes 60 seconds! Get one! Please, for the love of DOG, get one! Ahem. 2005-03-26T21:05:02Z Sigh. So okay, I got a client. And I wrote an entry and tried to post it. And it kept telling me there was a problem with the date/time. So I managed to get it into a queue, but have no clue how to get the entry out. I hate software, I really do. Any suggestions? 2005-03-26T23:17:04Z Create a Notepad/MS Word/WordPerfect/SimpleText/whatever document called “LJ” or something like that. Type. Save. Type. Save. Copy. Paste. Post. And rewrite over previous entries written on “LJ.” Also, don’t rewrite over blurbs/links you might need in the future. Cats will always step on mice. It’s what they do. 2005-03-28T15:13:02Z It worked! 2005-03-30T11:05:11Z I am curious why you walk..I walk for my mother 2005-04-17T22:59:12Z I walk for my best friend, who was diagnosed about six years ago. 2005-04-18T03:07:26Z Your problem is not that you were convinced today was Friday, but rather that you failed to convince other people as well. Next time, you’ll know the proper tactic, and we’ll all get a long weekend. 2005-04-28T23:59:27Z Me too! Me too! Everyone in Prague has a dog and I want one SOOOO bad! I’ve seen a total of 2 cats in the 6 weeks we’ve lived here and one of them was big enough to have passed for a dog but other than that it is a city of puppies and I couldn’t be happier. I’m reverting back to my NYU days when my buddy Eric Gullotty and I would ignore people on the street but always be sure to stop and have conversations with their dogs. It’s getting me some very strange looks here. 2005-05-01T20:28:02Z Had to reply again, because rather unexpectedly, I wound up going out with a bunch of people tonight to this warehouse venue on the outskirts of Prague, not knowing who was going to be playing. Coincedentally enough, it turned out to be The Tiger Lillies who performed two 90 minutes sets of deeply disturbing but horrendously entertaining fun! The minute I saw the flyer in the building, I started laughing thinking about how you’d just mentioned them. Weird! 2005-05-06T00:32:51Z Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Image of the rock, please. 2005-05-07T22:39:46Z Hurrah! Congratulations to both of you! 2005-05-07T23:09:55Z Mazel Tov! 2005-05-08T00:19:31Z I’ve been waiting for this post for MONTHS! 🙂 I’ve already sent warm fuzzies to Damon via cell phone today. So, here are some through the ‘net! Congrats!!! 2005-05-08T04:24:30Z I had a feeling this was going to happen. Congratulations to Damon! 2005-05-08T05:31:15Z yay! cmon, is there no special story to go along with the asking? 2005-05-08T11:02:09Z Thank you for all warm congratulations! We’re very excited, and believe me — many people have been waiting MONTHS 🙂 The proposal was very romantic, and perfect for me. Damon met me at the door when I got home from work and suggested we go out for drinks. So we headed down to margarita happy hour at our local Mexican restaurant. After drinks, chips and fun we came back to the apartment. I had just collapsed on the couch when Damon yelled ‘Hey, c’mere from the bedroom” So after protesting that I was tired I gave in. When I walked in he had this little bag in his hand. At that point I knew I was the luckiest girl in the world, and said “Oh my gosh, is that candy???” Then he pulled a little ring box out and got down on one knee. It all gets a little fuzzy and I think I need to ask him for a recap on everything that we said. But I do remember that it was lovely. So I cried, and I grabbed the ring and put it on my own finger. And then I remember that I’m supposed to let him do that, so I gave it back to him and let him do it. I’m so happy that he did it at home for two reasons. One is that I would not like a public proposal, as I think I would feel too exposed in what feels like a very private moment. Damon, thank goodness, knows that about me. And also because I’ll get to be reminded of it all the time. It was still pretty early in the evening, so we headed out for a romantic Italian dinner near the park. I was way too wired to eat so I ordered wine and tiramisu and then sat there watching him eat dinner and picking at my dessert. I kept thinking: We just got engaged! We just got engaged! The ring is gorgeous. Not only is it beautiful on its own merits, but it’s also a ring that his dad gave his mom. Because Damon’s dad died so young, there isn’t much jewelry with that distinction. And I’ve never been really sure of how his family is taking my presence, so his mother offering this ring is so meaningful. I wish my digital camera wasn’t from the stone age. I’ve made many attempts to take a photo, but it won’t focus on something as small as a ring. But it’s easy to describe. It’s an ultra-thin gold band with one solitaire diamond. Just simple and perfect. And very, very sparkly. And, if I can be shallow for a moment, a bigger rock than I ever expected to be wearing. 2005-05-08T17:39:13Z My thanks and story were actually for everyone, but I accidentally put it under steakum’s post. 🙂 2005-05-08T17:40:35Z Congratulations! Wonderful! 2005-05-09T17:55:12Z I was just like that when planning our wedding. Ryan: What am I going to wear? Me: Who cares? Let’s get ice cream. Oh wait…It wasn’t like that at all. Ryan: What am I going to wear? Me: WHAT? You haven’t thought about that yet??? We need to go shopping! Ryan: It’s 11pm! Me: The internet is still open! Get over here. Log onto to crazybride.com. Are you there??? ARE YOU THERE??? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CLICK FASTER! Yeah…that’s what it was like. 2005-05-16T12:35:13Z I am VERY sad to see that crazybride.com isn’t a real site. I really wanted it to be. Your post made me laugh, which is always much appreciated when wedding planning is bearing down. 2005-05-18T18:33:53Z Maybe you should register crazybride.com – just in case! Nicole and I just had dinner and were all giggly about your wedding. And Jennifer is performing the ceremony! It’s going to be beautiful! 2005-05-19T02:02:33Z So your late night post was done just as I was arriving in my office. I kind of like the whole time difference thing. I get to interact on some level with my insomniac friends in the states. I have to say, I’ve seen you in action at at least 3 weddings that I can recall and it definitely is your milieu. It’s like you have evolved special gills that allow you to adapt to taffetta and a puff-pastry-rich environment far ahead of the weaker animals who are still complaining about their shoes and trying to figure out which line is for hot food. 2005-05-30T12:04:33Z So good to have my talents recognized. 2005-05-30T20:38:07Z No AC? In NYC? Yikes… that’s going to be quite uncomfortable! 2005-06-05T21:52:53Z If you’ve got the electricals already in the ceiling, adding a ceiling fan ain’t no big deal. If you don’t have the electricals, and your ceiling is 25 feet in the air in a loft and you have to go to Lowes and rent scaffolding which doesn’t quite make it to the ceiling so you have put a rickety ladder on TOP of wobbly scaffolding held to anything solid nearby by twine that you happen to have around, then it gets more complicated, and I just recommend being hot. 2005-06-06T01:13:45Z Curse that Damon and his berry Cheerio eatin’ ways! 2005-06-06T01:18:03Z We bought a very cute chandelier for our bedroom. We do have wires in the ceiling, but apparently they are “goofy.” At least that was explanation I got for why it took hours to get the light hung. So now I’m gun shy about trying to hang up something even bigger. But it’s 85 degrees today, so I might crack. 2005-06-08T20:04:59Z It’s a fair point. But there are a few mitigating factors. The first is that we’re in a well-shaded ground floor apartment. It’s been a little stuffy in the heat, but hasn’t felt that bad to me, certainly nothing a fan wouldn’t take care of. Second is that we’re here by way of Atlanta and DC, and the heat in either of these cities puts a NYC summer to shame. We’ve hit about 85 degrees so far and been okay. I’m open to the idea that it will get much worse and I will run for Home Depot’s AC collection. But it also seems possible that I won’t. 2005-06-08T20:06:41Z Two weeks? holy cow. Arent you the busy bee? two weeks was right about the time that i yelled at my caterer and she quit. My hubby to be and i catered it ourselves. Good thing that we are fantastic cooks. 2005-06-19T15:49:25Z This is exactly the kind of thing I love to hear about! Why did you yell at the caterer? What did you make instead? I love to cook and we thought hard about doing it ourselves. But since we’re traveling up into the mountains it just became a little too overwhelming to cook dinner for 45 in a place I’ve never been. 2005-06-19T16:26:36Z Didn’t you learn anything from “Valley of the Dolls?” 2005-06-19T23:40:14Z I used to wake up worrying in the middle of the night. Now that I have Roan, I crash so hard that wild horses couldn’t wake me. 2005-06-20T10:33:21Z I love the image that conjurs up — wild horses trying to wake you up. I like to picture them running around your bed, making a big racket, maybe nudging you with their noses. My friend Kellee said wild horses couldn’t keep her from the wedding. That was another great image. A bunch of horses lined up between her and the cabin. I can just see her darting forward, trying to get past them. 2005-06-23T00:51:30Z have been having trouble posting long posts. will shorten i yelled at the caterer because she kept calling after i told her i was with a customer. I told her to call b instead and she never did, nor did she return any of his calls. some of our party was vegan, but i am a meat lover just to clarify vegan friendly marinara, pesto, broccoli not so vegan friendly meatballs, pesto with cheesee and alfredo three assortments of pasta to go with. Very easy, renteda couple of people to reheat everything and serve it. yummy appetizers. Highly recommend chicken bacon rollups. keg of sam adams, 30 bottles of wine that b’s stepmom made for the occassion with little pictures on them. White of me as a baby, red of b as a baby. I highly recommend a nice stash of wine for wedding planning. I stayed sober the whole honeymoon becausei stayed so not soberthe week of the wedding 2005-06-23T02:07:27Z was very proud of the way it all turned out 2005-06-23T02:08:35Z How inspiring! It sounds like it went great. It looks like our caterer is going to stick with us, but we’re having a big pasta dinner too. 2005-06-25T21:09:39Z You know, I’m about a month late on this – as with every damned thing else in my life right now – but please let me donate one very handy, experienced husband to the ceiling fan adventure. Not that Damon isn’t perfectly capable of accomplishing this task, but since we also have, ahem, “funny” wiring, Rick will be WAY useful. Oh, who the hell am I kidding? I’m totally just looking to ditch the boys to some boring manly task while we go running off to play… 2005-07-05T17:53:24Z er…that was me, Kellee, not signing my posts. 2005-07-05T17:54:16Z If I had known that I could score a visit by buying a ceiling fan and sending up a distress call I would have one in every room by now! You let me know when you two are free to come down and I will take you up on that generous offer. You and I can tear up the town while Damon and Rick get all manly. 2005-07-06T18:35:29Z Toasts from a wedding party that were beautiful and so true to each of the speakers. I still can’t believe you let Armit speak in public. 🙂 2005-07-06T18:49:52Z When he made that crack about Uncle Grandpa (Which I think was just the first show that leaped into his brain) Damon muttered “The views expressed by Jason Armit do not necessarily reflect the views of the bridal couple.” But, really, how perfectly Jason 🙂 2005-07-07T01:10:09Z It was really a wonderful time, and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it. Many happy years to you both. 2005-07-07T02:16:00Z At the end of the reception Damon said, “I’m just glad he didn’t drop the ‘F-bomb’.” Perfectly Jason, indeed. 2005-07-07T02:25:54Z All the happiness in the world… 2005-07-07T07:54:04Z Post pictures! I wanna see the dress 2005-07-07T11:48:35Z Didn’t post a photo? Link to that post. 2005-07-13T01:51:58Z Here you go… http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=6 You need to have it stored online somewhere that the entry can source it from. Hurry! Hurry! want to see! 2005-07-13T17:50:40Z Who is that dashing couple? You know, in the top two pictures, the image is just low enough resolution that it looks like there is an exact doppleganger of Damon in a white shirt to the right. Weird. Happy newlywedness to you! 2005-07-15T03:05:24Z It looks like a wonderful time.Bride is beautiful 2005-07-15T09:46:22Z Did I just hear a collective AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW throughout Live Journal? I miss you both a ton. What a beautiful wedding it was! 2005-07-15T12:59:10Z That’s Damon’s body-double. Or is the one in the wedding the body-double? Hmmm… Which is the real Damon? 2005-07-15T15:44:00Z Congratulations! 2005-07-15T15:44:18Z There were many at the wedding who were commenting on the doppleganger-ness in real life too. 2005-07-15T17:06:03Z Thank you for all your congrats and good wishes. We miss our Atlanta friends terribly and are in a constant state of “You know, it would be nice to have a yard.” We’ve been married almost two weeks now, we’re practically ready to turn pro. 2005-07-15T17:10:09Z Congratulations! I really like the way you two are holding each other in the first photo. 2005-07-15T22:28:02Z I’m the same way. Of course in a house of 8 cats, the poor mouse would never stand a chance. However, if I did come across one, I would probably catch him and give him a nice home. I would just hope that the cats staring at him all day, wouldn’t give him a heart attack. On a side note, I’m the one that has to capture the spiders in the house. Bob and Bruce will scream at them. Bruce will immediately try to squish them, and I would have to run over and grab the shoe out of Bruce’s hand. I then will capture the poor spider, and set him free outside. Of course what I don’t see, is the bird that swoops down and eats it. But oh well, I tried, eh? 2005-07-19T03:17:09Z When living in NYC, I never found the single mouse in the bathroom revolting. It was when the exterminator broke through the plaster and we saw that that single mouse had about 75 friends and they were all leaping all over each other and running around the floor that I got the ooky feeling. 2005-07-19T12:59:08Z Why would you tell me this? You’re a bad person. 2005-07-20T20:45:47Z All you can do is try. If we ever meet I’ll tell you the story of when a maintenance man at my old apartment building caught the racoon I’d been feeding (he was living under the dumpster). I found him sitting in a humane trap (thank goodness)and sat on the hood of my car with him until the guy came to get him. Then I jumped into the passenger seat of his truck and insisted that I was going wherever the racoon was going, just to make sure he got safely away. There were a few discussions about liability, etc, but ultimately he wasn’t prepared to physically drag me out of his truck. So we drove to the woods together to let the racoon run free. I guess I more or less just told the story. But usually I add lots of imitations and talk about the burritos I used to feed the racoon to make sure he was getting enough vitamins. 2005-07-20T20:50:17Z The Toronto subway is no different. When I use to ride it everyday, I would play “Please don’t let them touch me” on the train. There are some really strange people on there. And on a hot summer day, the smell is so bad! Even if you walk up Yonge street, and cross over one of the grates, the smell almost knocks you over. When we moved to Cambridge, I started to take the commuter trains in. Wow, what a difference! Its like being in first class. Every so often I still take the subway, and I’m stunned by it. However, no matter how bad it smells, or the freaks that are on there, it is the fastest way to get around the city, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 2005-07-21T01:34:55Z What an amazing story! I would have kidnapped the raccoon and kept him. 🙂 So let me get this straight, you hopped into a truck with a stranger? Wow, you really are from the midwest. 🙂 2005-07-21T01:36:40Z I’m really looking forward to The Aristocrats when (if) it comes to the ATL. 2005-08-01T00:42:01Z Completely unrelated to your post, except the watching a movie part… So, I’ve put the Seven Up/7 after 7 series discs on my Netflix list, based on a) you having rented them and b) they seem darn fascinating. Are they as cool as they seem they would be? 2005-08-12T01:20:45Z I found them utterly fascinating. They follow kids from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and I followed each seven-year update flipping back and forth between dread and real affection. I won’t say too much now, but am eager to hear what you think once you start watching. 2005-08-12T01:24:58Z I know it’s a little late but my advice would have been – make all of it, serve one dish at random, and MAIL THE REST TO ME!!!! 2005-08-22T16:15:47Z I fling modesty aside to say: I wound up making the best dinner that’s ever been made. We started with a loaf of freshly-baked braided sourdough bread, crunchy crust with a soft and fragrant inside. Then we had Italian salad with fresh-from-the-farmers-market tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets and corn. The main course was shrimp scampi with lots of wine, garlic and shallots and a pinch of crushed red pepper — all of it over linguini. On the side was a Sicilian sweet and sour eggplant, which was kind of like ratatouille, but sharper. I made spritzers out of mango, lime and selzter. And then for dessert I made a huge, heart-shaped brownie cake dusted with powdered sugar. I was a very happy little Betty Crocker. I can’t wait to do it again. Maybe I’ll start doing a big dinner every weekend. 2005-08-23T14:18:54Z Damn you! I just got to Prague – don’t make me move to New York. 2005-08-23T14:28:46Z Hey now, Kim Cattrall carried him through that film. He’s just not credible in comedy, but as a dramatic actor…. He owned St. Elmo’s Fire! 2005-08-26T03:15:06Z September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. 2005-08-26T03:39:54Z That would be the best reading of Neil Simon ever!!!!! 2005-08-26T08:32:34Z “We’ve had ‘nice talking,’ now we’re gonna have ‘door breaking.’ Me hearties!” 2005-08-26T12:23:17Z Andrew McCarthy talking like a pirate… It just gets better and better. 2005-08-26T15:30:11Z Can I still poke you? 2005-08-28T19:53:48Z I’m totally up for poking. 2005-08-28T23:37:46Z But your still okay with us lurking outside the bedroom window watching you from the bushes while you sleep, right? 2005-08-29T08:05:16Z Are you enjoying reading this comment? (stares) 2005-08-29T10:30:20Z I’ve been known to nap in front of a live webcam to entertain my friends, so I don’t know why I’d be above that. 2005-08-29T17:23:51Z I… I… stop that! 2005-08-29T17:24:09Z When we were up in New York with Geek Love this summer, all the kids from the freak show came to see it and Cap’n Dave, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island insisted onb giving us a guided tour of the negihborhood. It was absolutely amazing – Jim Stacy (owner of the Starbar in Atlanta) actually cried. One of the best afternoons I can remember in the city. And the cyclone! That there is such a thing as a municipal roller coaster generating revenue for the city – and it’s on such a confined space? I think any city with 3 acres to spare should build one. It so beats parking meters… 2005-09-12T02:37:12Z I have such great memories of Conney Island! My dad grew up not far from there and we used to go a lot when I was a kid. My dad used to always brag about riding the cyclone – at that age I was all about the Tilter World myself. One time, I made my Aunt Barbara ride it so many times, she got sick. 🙂 2005-09-18T11:08:20Z You guys come on up! You and Damon can ride the scary, spinny rides and I’ll ride the baby rides with Roan. Ryan can join either pair as he pleases. 2005-09-18T17:15:20Z I completely relate to the work life/private life separation. I have never realy socialized with my corporate co-workers outside of work-related events. The weird thing is, my impression was that when I was doing the restaurant thing, I used to go out with my co-workers all the time but I’m realizing now, that’s not true. I’d go out places after a shift with them but I’d never come in on my days off to hang or meet up with them outside of the restaurant/bar. weird. If the insomnia gets really bad feel free to email or skype. We’re 6 hours ahead so odds are I’m trying to stay awake at the office while you’re trying to fall asleep. We may be able to trade REM cycles. 2005-09-19T15:21:38Z Here’s where I reveal just how un-cool I am. What’s skype? 2005-09-19T16:06:24Z Not uncool. I didn’t know of it myself before getting here but a lot of expats use it for free long distance and international phone calling over the computer (chat feature too). Unfortunately, they just got bought by ebay so I don’t know how much longer it will be free. http://www.skype.com I’m on as mrk5800 and Andrew is on as Andru1000 2005-09-19T22:57:00Z Allow me to add to the confusion. I’m working in LA this week, further disorienting myself. But at least having lots of fun. I’m not high-tech enough for Skype, but you can find me on IM at JllnStChrls. 2005-09-22T01:33:45Z Stacey would Freak Out. In the deadly silence, you should have put your arms straight up in the air like you were on a roller coaster and yelled “wheeeeee!” If you’re going down, you might as well enjoy yourself. 2005-09-22T23:57:32Z You’re a warped man. 2005-09-23T12:33:15Z I feel the same way…have to be careful and all. But, if you email me your gossip, I’ll email you mine…. 🙂 2005-09-26T00:30:44Z Done! Would you prefer second-hand B-list celebrity gossip or first-hand D-list celebrity gossip? I’ll take anything from the office. 2005-09-26T01:45:38Z Ooh….first-hand D-list gossip please…and then the second-hand stuff if you have time. What can I say? I want it all! 2005-09-26T02:42:29Z My thought is of course the New York vet thinks your cat should have a roommate. He probably knows a cat who just got tossed out of his sublet and the vet’s taking commision to get him into a new flat. 2005-10-09T22:31:59Z Things are ok with just having one cat, right? She’s not complaining, right? Things are good for her right now – she gets all the attention. At 14, why burden her, or yourselves with getting another one. If you want two cats, wait til a post-Zoe period and get two at the same time. She’s old; old people don’t like much change – why should we think old cats are any different? 2005-10-10T04:19:12Z Hit the local animal shelter or no kill shelter. Choose a kitty, bring said kittty home. You will know before you leave for your trip whether or not this kitty will work out. Good shelters can even point you to the passive kitties. 2005-10-10T11:24:35Z and good shelters will generally let you return a cat that does not work out with your household. 2005-10-10T11:25:02Z It’s good advice. There’s a local shelter that has a good candidate on its website. I send them an email asking about him and outlining my concerns, and am waiting to hear back. I take Tsalino’s point. But take this morning for example… Zoe followed me all over the apartment and jumped into my lap whenever I sat down for 10 seconds. She followed me to the door when I left. So maybe she just loves me that much. But maybe she’s really lonely and in need of more companionship. It’s so frustrating that she can’t tell me! 2005-10-10T17:13:46Z Okay, “Coaches” and “Champions”? – you definitely need to help me out on my last post. I need the lingo… 2005-10-15T08:56:19Z Your post absolutely killed me. If I hadn’t been so busy project managing our latest launch I would have had a great reply at the time. Because you are most certainly talking about my life. The blessing and the curse is that I didn’t actually get any official training, so I’ve been driving my projects forward on the strength of threats, relentless begging and pizza. 2005-10-15T16:08:33Z That’s chapter 7 – “Beat’em, plead’em, feed’em, and bleed’em – Enhanced Productivity through the St. Charles method” By the way, I got a perfect score on the multiple choice for my certification but I think I woefully failed the written. My quality tolerance threshold was low, but their timr e tolerance level was lower. Couldn’t finish in 3 hours and I;m not sure how anyone could. Avoid the training just continue to be a smart person. The pizza helps too. 2005-10-16T01:30:46Z haha. i would invite you to dinner while you are in atlanta, but I am in san francisco. 🙂 2005-10-17T17:27:19Z Such a tiny world! When I left Atlanta I put my best friend on a plane to San Francisco. Maybe I can have YOU to dinner if you ever make it to NYC. 2005-10-19T22:14:33Z Have a great time! Send postcards! 2005-10-24T13:40:58Z Wow. I have never wanted to go to Hawaii until reading this. 2005-11-05T16:47:01Z Welcome back! I’m glad you had a great time and can’t wait for the pictures! 2005-11-05T20:28:59Z Check this out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/72673503@N00/tags/aloha/ You’ll be booking your tickets. I am not a beach person. I actually had to be convinced to go. But this was so much more than just an uber-Bahamas. Did I mention the chickens? 2005-11-08T21:26:07Z You should be an East Berlin sleeper agent with that kind of fashion cunning. Building up clothing expectations over the course of a week so they won’t notice the day you go over the wall – that’s straight out of a Len Deighton novel. So you’ll have to let me know before you escape from there. I’ve been looking at some Project Management and Senior Business Analyst jobs in NYC from the Time Warner website (HBO and Turner) and could use some input on the corporation and the hiring process. 2005-11-10T10:05:52Z No one has thrown me a good rope yet, so I’m still around for the time being. I’m happy to provide whatever insight I can. Each organization within TW works independently, so I’ll know most about AOL and CNN. Let me know what you’re looking at. 2005-11-13T23:17:33Z Cancer does not care. Cancer recently took a friend of ours in his early/mid thirties, fairly newlywed with a three year old. 2005-11-18T12:30:21Z I’m sorry about your cousin. 2005-11-18T13:22:33Z I’m sorry to hear about your friend. 2005-11-19T01:55:35Z “We all did, and it was nice going out with the Oleskis.” There. I’m not tagging anyone, but that was the 5th sentence from my 23rd entry. It was in reference to us all eating too much when we went to Fago de Chao – one of those all-you-can-eat meat places. Even now, I’m drooling…. 2005-11-20T01:16:14Z I love Fogo de Chao! That may sound wrong, but here’s the thing…. they only charge vegetarians $20. And if those fools think I can’t or won’t eat more than $20 worth of hearts of palm, they just haven’t met me yet. 2005-11-20T04:14:35Z Now hold on a sec! Felicity Huffman is so far above those others. She’s a Steppenwolff alum. I fell in love with her during the brief run of Sportsnight, and she’s married to William H. Macy. You need an A-minus category. Denise Austin though can dwell in the C-plus strata. Please say “Hi” to Aileen and Andru if you visit them while you’re in Cincinatti. They are sorely missed here. 2005-11-23T13:22:25Z Oh. My. God. That’s fantastic! Can you stand it? I can’t stand it! I can’t believe I (sort of) know someone who’s managing editor of something everybody in the world recognizes. Congratulations! 2005-11-23T23:11:16Z Woo hoo! Many congrats! 2005-11-23T23:45:53Z Rock on! Twinkle, twinkle, you gliterati, you. 2005-11-24T01:40:00Z Congrats! When my friend Perry was interning at the Cincinnati Enquirer and staying with us, my brother gave him a word every day to try and sneak into a headline (as he was in charge of headlines). So, be prepared for me to send you words to edit into something managerally. 2005-11-24T16:16:09Z You make us all so proud! Congrats, Ms. Managing Editor! 2005-11-25T21:45:14Z wow. thats fantastic! Look at you go! 2005-11-27T22:18:27Z Thank you all for the excitement! Not a one of you is in NY and available for celebration, but if you ever are you must let me know so we can go out for drinks… 2005-11-29T18:19:43Z You actually would have probably had a much better shot at this when I was at AOL. I doubt I’ll be writing much of the content myself (but who knows). But if I do, you’re on! You can always send me a word a day to work into my conversations, but can see how that would lack payoff for you. 2005-11-29T18:21:09Z Okay, I missed this post until now. I plead “Austin.” But congratulations! I knew they’d want you. We all do. 2005-11-30T21:17:55Z On Saturdays, it’s appropriate to take a nap at any time. 2005-12-03T15:43:14Z I took a nap at 8 a.m. and I think I’m a very reasonable person. 2005-12-03T16:36:21Z You’re my hero. I only wish you’d been around to teach me the bathroom-pass trick. 2005-12-04T01:14:36Z I took a nap at 9, but only because I was up at 5. And I am not reasonable. At least not at 5am. 2005-12-04T01:18:39Z My friend Ellie and I were out to dinner this evening and we talked about boys and books, mostly books. We are both avid readers. Then we decided we’d just as well go to the bookstore and get it over with, since that’s what we both wanted to do anyway. When Ellie spends the night at my house, we lie at either end of the sofa and read until something happens or somebody falls asleep. Ellie is ten. 2005-12-04T05:25:51Z Apropos of nothing, Ellie George is very impressed that I know you, you being the butler and all. 2005-12-04T05:29:18Z Ellie George is my hero as well. And you, of course. I have a veritable pantheon of heroes it seems, each one 10 feet tall and striding the planet like a colossus. At some point we should all find a really big couch and sit on it and read. 2005-12-04T13:35:00Z I will point out that you have a really big couch. And two other readers already on-site, so that would be very efficient. 2005-12-04T14:23:30Z Sounds like a great weekend. I made Cinci Chili yesterday, too (with meat). It must have been one of “those” sort of days in NY and Atlanta. 2005-12-05T11:59:13Z costco IS great fun. We are attempting to buy a house now with some friends who share our love of warehouse clubs. It should be….expensive, but it should also be much less with the wasteful. 2005-12-05T12:40:17Z So are you and your friends going to live in the same house? 2005-12-05T22:13:42Z hahaha little house on the prairie comes on the hallmark channel for those that need their feel good dose 2005-12-07T20:57:07Z When I say house, it might be fair to also say we are looking at 3000+ square feet and yes. The house that we just attempted(failed) to contract was a five bedroom 1920’s craftsman with a basement apartment. We would never have to see one another if we didnt wanna. 🙂 2005-12-07T21:09:32Z Up for consideration right now: Frank, Howard, Earnest. Those all seem too obvious for a Hemingway. How about Santiago? 2005-12-09T02:32:21Z You are right, Felicity is the best we’ve had yet. I loved ‘Sports Night’ too, and plus I want to make out with her husband. 2005-12-09T04:58:00Z Why would Frank or Howard be obvious? I admit that Earnest is a play on both the author and the cat’s personality, but it’s hanging in there as the early favorite. Personally, I lean a bit toward Frank. 2005-12-09T05:00:56Z AOL can suck it. HA! 2005-12-23T03:55:21Z Yeah that closing just had me laughing out loud in the middle of my office in Prague. Suck it indeed. 2005-12-23T07:21:39Z If you guys can make it to Prague in the next 2 months, I’ve got a spare bedroom…. 2005-12-27T11:12:03Z jealous of your fancy japanese shampoos. 🙂 2005-12-28T21:30:44Z Are you leaving Prague in two months? 2005-12-31T04:49:40Z My visa and my lease are both up in March. The company is renewing the visa now but I don’t believe they’ll let me stay in the swank subsidized 3 bedroom corporate flat. Paying off US debts on a Czech salary is kind of tight and gets worse if I have to pay full rent and utilities, so in the meantime I’m looking for work back in the states. I am tempted to stay through the worldcup and rumor has it Andru and Aileen may be headed to Berlin in a few months but not sure I can swing it and while I’m enjoying myself, I don’t plan on building a future here. Thinking about NYC, or ATL, – possibly Chicago. Sending out resumes for Business Intelligence as well as more creative writing/production jobs. Anyhow, at the very least, I lose the spare bedroom in March, so come on over! 2005-12-31T08:03:44Z Same to you, dear. Tonight I’m trying out my new black beaded purse! 2005-12-31T21:07:06Z We just returned with the wee one from a delightful dinner at Taco Mac, where we toasted the New Year with wine (me), Coke (Ryan) and milk (Roan). Once the lad goes to bed, Ryan and I will snuggle up with some videos. We might even drink some wine and, if we’re really feeling crazy, stay up past midnight. Happy New Year to you and your handsome hubby! 2006-01-01T00:35:27Z I’m guessing that occasionally you, too, have to say I love the internet. 2006-01-02T01:58:51Z I used do the same thing with the random searching but inevitably every 3rd LJ belongs to some teenage goth girl and nowadays I immediately feel like a dirty old man. 2006-01-02T09:40:57Z Ah, I do remember the job search. Any luck? That’s too bad to lose swanky subsidization. The elderly lady who lives across from me just passed away. She’s about 80 and has lived in this building her entire life. I just found out that her rent (on her apartment twice as big as mine, and sunny) was about $300/month. God bless rent control. Are Andru and Aileen moving to Berlin or just visiting? Would you consider a relocation to Germany? Thank you for the offer for the bedroom, but there’s no way I can wiggle out of my new job so soon. We’ll have to catch you at your next swanky pad. 2006-01-02T17:41:46Z Looks like they’re moving, which makes it tempting for me to stick around at least through the World Cup (US vs CZ in Germany!)this summer and no job prospects on the immediate horizon in the states. We’ll see… 2006-01-02T18:58:21Z I don’t think you can call that attitude cynical. I mean what would the optimistic side of this be – that she’ll wind up living happily ever after with another woman’s husband who would of course be faithful to her exclusively…unless she stops talking to him? Optimistic and caring is to get excited for her when he bothers to get the legal details taken care of, a sign that he’s got some respect for both these women he’s humiliating, and remain dubious until then. Plus…he’s French. They used to make bad tv movies like this. 2006-01-02T19:11:00Z I don’t think you’re being cynical. I think you’re being realistic. 2006-01-02T19:52:03Z I just checked it out. Wow. Some people have a lot of free time. 2006-01-02T20:23:29Z You’re talking about me, aren’t you. He loves me, and I don’t care what you think. 2006-01-02T22:31:32Z Damn, I thought my crafty gender swap would inject mystery. Sorry. He does love you. He told me. 2006-01-04T01:25:42Z Im totally with you on the spaghetti thing. 2006-01-06T12:40:12Z Damn, that sounds good…! And when I first read “blackberry congee” I thought that was some kind of Viet Cong deathtrap involving a fruited pit with sharp sticks and I’m thinking – why’s he want extra helpings of that? 2006-01-08T11:53:32Z Is congee similar to rice pudding then? 2006-01-08T13:01:08Z Mmmmm..I want me some congee… 2006-01-08T13:48:52Z I *think* so. I’ve actually never had rice pudding. But if my impression is correct then I’m guessing that congee is a little thicker, but not a lot. And it’s hot, and I think rice pudding is cold. Rice pudding also might be sweeter, but I may just be thinking that because it has ‘pudding’ in the name. 2006-01-08T16:51:43Z It’s so easy. And I’ll bet Roan would enjoy picking what goes in the congee. Let me know if you want more specific cooking directions. 2006-01-08T16:53:07Z I’ve missed you on AIM. Does the new job disallow it, or have you just been That Busy? 2006-01-09T18:58:38Z Sigh. I’ve missed being on AIM. This office isn’t quite so plugged in, so instant messaging becomes very conspicuous. I’m still available on email, although I’m well aware it’s not the same. 2006-01-09T21:10:47Z I’m going to forward to you, then, an email from Ryan that I enjoyed and that I daresay you will too. 2006-01-09T21:33:04Z Except, an email to your AOL address bounces. 2006-01-09T21:52:45Z Don’t run when you’re not being chased, that’s what I say. 2006-01-11T12:46:44Z rice pudding is generally rice with milk and eggs so its a bit custard like. It can be sweet or it can be savory. Sweet is definitely the most traditional though. It is most often served cold, but I personally can’t stand it cold. 🙂 I’ll give you my rice pudding recipe if you give me your congee recipe. 🙂 (boil rice in minimum amount of water, adding water as needed. add sugar when its close to done and almost out of water. Mix an egg in some milk and add to the sugar rice bring to almost boil. place uncovered in the oven and cook until set and slightly brown on top. Cheat with the broiler if you have to.) 2006-01-11T17:35:21Z Nice, that sounds wonderful. Here’s how you make congee: Take 1/2 C of short grain (or arborio) white rice. Pour it into a pot and run cold water over it. Rake it with your fingers and then dump the rice in a colander. If your colander holes are too big, line it with a a paper towel. Rinse out the pot and then put the rice back in. Add five cups of water and a 1/2 tsp. of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and then partial cover and turn the heat to low. Leave it there for 45 minutes, stirring periodically. While it cooks, dice up whatever you want to add for seasoning. At 45 minutes, stir the seasoning in and cook for another 10 minutes. Now you’ve got about three hearty servings of congee! I find this process really enjoyable. If you make it, let me know how you like it. 2006-01-11T21:47:03Z I remember many years ago threatening to call you every time I was freaking out. You said I could. I should take advantage of that. 2006-01-12T03:17:07Z I am, as ever, at your service. Unless you’re freaking out about tarantula spiders. In that case, I’m no help. They freak me out, too. 2006-01-13T03:48:03Z “You had me at ‘aloha.\'” 2006-01-19T21:22:04Z Why would you balk at such a price in Manhattan? 2006-01-22T00:35:02Z Because she’s a Midwestern girl at heart. 2006-01-22T19:24:11Z Whenever I’m in New York or London I just take it for granted that the prices will be outrageous, and it rolls right off my back. “$6 for a fruit cup? Okay.” “£10 for a five-mile train trip? Well, it’s your city…” 2006-01-22T19:34:41Z I agree totally. Which in this case leads me to say, “This is my city and I refuse to go broke here.” And there are still plenty of New Yorkers who will roll their eyes at a $6 fruit cup. 2006-01-22T21:14:49Z It’s so true. I made my coworkers laugh the other day when one of them mentioned something expensive and I said, “I have too much Ohio left in me to buy that.” 2006-01-22T21:15:52Z That sounds like the New York I remember at this time of year where the Christmas gifts are paid off and everyone knows spring is only a few weeks away…so glad to hear NYC still has some of that magic left that makes it such a singular place. BTW – I have to speak up only because it holds a very special memory for me and an old friend who used to impersonate him all the time – it was Scatman Crothers, not Dick Gregory, but the description is still apt. Sorry to nitpick but with Chris Penn’s bio reading “Sean Penn’s brother dies” this week, I’m feeling weirdly obligated to give actors their posthumous props. Headed back to the states in a week and I’m sure I’ll be up to NYC for a visit before the summer’s out so hope to see you soon! 2006-01-27T06:59:27Z Okay, me again… Sorry to spam you via LJ, but in all the confusion of moving I don’t have a lot of email addresses and wanted to let you (and Gregorio) know about this. Do you remember Deirdre who wrote the music for Viva Los Alamos. Well she’s performing tonight at the cutting room… The legendary music presenter Sid Bernstein, with his partner Joey Gargano, are presenting Deirdre Broderick at the Cutting Room on Sunday, February 12 at 6:00 pm. Please join us for this special concert. Deirdre, along with 4 other acts, will appear. The evening is honoring the 42nd anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance at Carnegie Hall, presented by Sid Bernstein. Deirdre and the other singers will be singing versions of Beatles’ hits, as well as their own original music. The Cutting Room is one of the premier clubs in Manhattan and is located in the fashionable Flatiron District. It is co-owned by Steve Walter and Sex & the City’s Chris Noth. To find out more about Deirdre and her music, please visit http://www.deirdrebroderick.com. The word is spreading. Thousands of people each month are visiting her website from all around the world. Please join us for this special evening. I promise you it will melt your heart to hear Deirdre sing her versions of the Lennon/McCartney hits “In My Life” and “The Long and Winding Road”. It’s something you won’t forget. I look forward to seeing you there. Best, Bill Sunday, February 12 at 6 pm (Doors open at 5 pm) The Cutting Room 19 West 24th Street Manhattan 212-691-1900 http://www.thecuttingroomnyc.com General admission is $15 at the door Tickets are also available in advance at http://www.smarttix.com 2006-01-27T09:40:07Z i. the only time i was in new york, no one looked me in the eye on the subway. everyone looked beat up and angry. ii. the last day i was in the city, i went somewhere with friends. until that point, i’d been doing my travels solo. we were waiting for the train, and when one pulled in, i lunged to get up. my friend asked where i was going, i said onto the train, she said that’s not our train. somehow, i had magically gotten on all of the right trains for three days. amazing. 2006-01-27T15:29:45Z The impulse to get on a train when you see it pull in can be hard to resist, even if I know it’s not my train. 2006-01-27T18:40:14Z I’m hugely lazy. I actually thought, “Was that guy named Dick Gregory? Eh, someone will correct me if it wasn’t.” So thanks! Do let me know if you come our way. 2006-01-27T18:41:11Z Re: Okay, me again… You will just have to wait with the rest of us until the movie comes out. 🙂 september i think 2005-02-03T12:38:34Z Why was the top sawed off? Who knows? Obviously, his pasta didn’t have enough “zing”. 2005-02-03T13:27:32Z The cursing is actual Chinese. Mandarin, to be specific. My brother spent a couple of years in China. When he stayed at my place for a week in December, he got a kick out of Firefly just for the Chinese. “Dude! He said ‘Shut the fuck up!’ in Chinese — and they did!” There’s a segment about the Chinese in one of the documentaries on the last DVD. Some of the translations are pretty funny. There’s one about a baboon’s butt or something. 2005-02-03T14:56:38Z I ❤ Firefly. 2005-02-03T15:10:24Z Rosie is hilarious. Move to New York and we’ll subway over every weekend and put her to work at her place. I’ll even let you take her apart and look at her innards, if you like. And you’re about the only person I would trust to do that. 2005-02-04T03:32:04Z That is a beautiful, beautiful thing. And you know, eating dirt is good for his immune system. 2005-02-04T03:32:49Z Exactly. I’m into controlling my own experience. And not watching commercials. 2005-02-04T03:34:02Z This Firefly post has inspired by far more comments than any other posting I’ve ever done. Oh Firefly, you were here and gone so fast. I just finished watching all of the episode, each one growing on me a little bit more. I guess I will indeed have to wait for the movie. Maybe it will be a film franchise. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could all go together? 2005-02-04T03:36:35Z Man. I was looking forward to that one, too. Full of suspense and mystery, tears, laughs. Boy, it would’ve been good. 2005-02-04T15:45:10Z I recommend getting a client. I use Semagic. There are others, though. http://sourceforge.net/projects/semagic/ A client is a program that runs on your system that you can use to type up entries and save them for later, or upload them to LiveJournal with the click of a button. This way you are not subject to the whims of the web as to whether your entry survives. Clients. Don’t LiveJournal without one. 2005-02-07T13:34:20Z Great Choices One of my favourite childhood memories, is the summer that my mom read “To Kill A Mockingbird” to me. I love the book, and the movie is even better. I still cry at the famous dog scene. “Angels in America” is simply amazing! Meryl Streep is perfect as always, and Emma Thompson was a wonder treat too. Hope you have a good time watching them. 2005-02-13T16:51:22Z Face did his best work in the A-Team’s first year but he didn’t really build up that chemistry with Mr. T. until season 3. 2005-02-13T18:33:10Z I fear I am far too lazy to do this. But believe me, I’m sure I will pay the price. Thank you for the advice. 2005-02-15T03:46:08Z Re: Great Choices It’s awfully nice of you to gloss over the A-Team 🙂 I watched Angels in America and it absolutely blew me away — just beautiful. I loved every single person in it, and I would never have guessed how long it was. It went by so quickly. To Kill a Mockingbird is slated for this weekend. I hope the famous dog scene isn’t something Old Yeller-ish or I might not make it. 2005-02-16T02:11:47Z Not a boring entry at all! And might I remind you, that string cheese is now called “cheese sticks.” I have no idea when that cultural change occurred, but it did. 2005-02-16T13:45:58Z Not to mention Fred’s closeted fondness for Swedish pop sensation and gay icon ABBA, cleverly masked in his cry of “yABBA-dABBA-doo!” 2005-02-16T16:55:12Z You’re kidding, right? You wrote this. Mr. Devane is your made-up alter ego, yes? Yes? Please say yes…. 2005-02-16T17:04:40Z I WISH I were this funny. But rest assured, Mr. Horowitz writes satire. Many equally good stories can be found on his website. 2005-02-16T17:21:39Z You know what’s scary? You read something like this and think “that’s f-ing nuts!” But then you think to yourself “the right wingers are capable of being that f-ing nuts, and so it might be true.” We live in a scary world. 2005-02-16T17:34:32Z I was fully expecting that to be from the onion… *sigh* 2005-02-17T05:29:56Z Aw…thanks! That’s from our big 2 day photo shoot. Richard actually managed to get me in front of a camera instead of behind it. It felt weird…. 2005-02-18T01:42:51Z You should do it more often. It works for you. Damon called me to say he’s got a great picture of the two of us and I said, “That’s so great, because I usually don’t photograph well.” And he said, “I know!” 2005-02-19T01:04:06Z Oh, I think I’m confusing cheese sticks with cheese straws. I’m old skool — I like string cheese. Because the strings are the best part. 2005-02-19T01:05:21Z You’re going to IKEA? My IKEA? I bet I could put both you and this Jeff guy to shame. After reading your post, I want some chocolate chip cookies… 2005-02-19T01:26:58Z Ha! That Damon. You can take the boy out of Kentucky…. 2005-02-19T01:28:15Z And I thought no one took the train any longer, mmm . . . I guess the person whose legs were found on the track won’t be running to catch the morning train again huh ? 2005-02-20T13:08:28Z Every drug user should come forward and pay the tax. Purty soon, people start to see dollar signs and legalization is but a step away. I wish I used drugs so I could do it. 2005-02-23T20:34:05Z Wow, if no one takes the train anymore I hate to think of how it was before. Because I ride home from work standing pressed against the door after relentlessly shoving my way onto the A train. But we do seem to be down one, as the owner of the legs is probably not taking up much space these days. 2005-02-26T15:08:34Z Happy Birthday, BTW! 2005-03-14T14:30:24Z How is it you’ve been in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, but not Mississippi? 2005-03-17T20:24:41Z It’s fairly likely that I’ve been to Mississppi, but I can’t remember it. And if I can’t remember it then I don’t think I should count it. 2005-03-18T02:51:36Z If that were the rule I wouldn’t be able to count college. 2005-03-18T12:46:30Z I’m de-friending you. 2005-03-18T17:07:42Z A Client! You NEED A CLIENT! For windows… http://semagic.sourceforge.net/index.html It’s 674k! It’s tiny! It takes 60 seconds! Get one! Please, for the love of DOG, get one! Ahem. 2005-03-26T21:05:02Z Sigh. So okay, I got a client. And I wrote an entry and tried to post it. And it kept telling me there was a problem with the date/time. So I managed to get it into a queue, but have no clue how to get the entry out. I hate software, I really do. Any suggestions? 2005-03-26T23:17:04Z Create a Notepad/MS Word/WordPerfect/SimpleText/whatever document called “LJ” or something like that. Type. Save. Type. Save. Copy. Paste. Post. And rewrite over previous entries written on “LJ.” Also, don’t rewrite over blurbs/links you might need in the future. Cats will always step on mice. It’s what they do. 2005-03-28T15:13:02Z It worked! 2005-03-30T11:05:11Z I am curious why you walk..I walk for my mother 2005-04-17T22:59:12Z I walk for my best friend, who was diagnosed about six years ago. 2005-04-18T03:07:26Z Your problem is not that you were convinced today was Friday, but rather that you failed to convince other people as well. Next time, you’ll know the proper tactic, and we’ll all get a long weekend. 2005-04-28T23:59:27Z Me too! Me too! Everyone in Prague has a dog and I want one SOOOO bad! I’ve seen a total of 2 cats in the 6 weeks we’ve lived here and one of them was big enough to have passed for a dog but other than that it is a city of puppies and I couldn’t be happier. I’m reverting back to my NYU days when my buddy Eric Gullotty and I would ignore people on the street but always be sure to stop and have conversations with their dogs. It’s getting me some very strange looks here. 2005-05-01T20:28:02Z Had to reply again, because rather unexpectedly, I wound up going out with a bunch of people tonight to this warehouse venue on the outskirts of Prague, not knowing who was going to be playing. Coincedentally enough, it turned out to be The Tiger Lillies who performed two 90 minutes sets of deeply disturbing but horrendously entertaining fun! The minute I saw the flyer in the building, I started laughing thinking about how you’d just mentioned them. Weird! 2005-05-06T00:32:51Z Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Image of the rock, please. 2005-05-07T22:39:46Z Hurrah! Congratulations to both of you! 2005-05-07T23:09:55Z Mazel Tov! 2005-05-08T00:19:31Z I’ve been waiting for this post for MONTHS! 🙂 I’ve already sent warm fuzzies to Damon via cell phone today. So, here are some through the ‘net! Congrats!!! 2005-05-08T04:24:30Z I had a feeling this was going to happen. Congratulations to Damon! 2005-05-08T05:31:15Z yay! cmon, is there no special story to go along with the asking? 2005-05-08T11:02:09Z Thank you for all warm congratulations! We’re very excited, and believe me — many people have been waiting MONTHS 🙂 The proposal was very romantic, and perfect for me. Damon met me at the door when I got home from work and suggested we go out for drinks. So we headed down to margarita happy hour at our local Mexican restaurant. After drinks, chips and fun we came back to the apartment. I had just collapsed on the couch when Damon yelled ‘Hey, c’mere from the bedroom” So after protesting that I was tired I gave in. When I walked in he had this little bag in his hand. At that point I knew I was the luckiest girl in the world, and said “Oh my gosh, is that candy???” Then he pulled a little ring box out and got down on one knee. It all gets a little fuzzy and I think I need to ask him for a recap on everything that we said. But I do remember that it was lovely. So I cried, and I grabbed the ring and put it on my own finger. And then I remember that I’m supposed to let him do that, so I gave it back to him and let him do it. I’m so happy that he did it at home for two reasons. One is that I would not like a public proposal, as I think I would feel too exposed in what feels like a very private moment. Damon, thank goodness, knows that about me. And also because I’ll get to be reminded of it all the time. It was still pretty early in the evening, so we headed out for a romantic Italian dinner near the park. I was way too wired to eat so I ordered wine and tiramisu and then sat there watching him eat dinner and picking at my dessert. I kept thinking: We just got engaged! We just got engaged! The ring is gorgeous. Not only is it beautiful on its own merits, but it’s also a ring that his dad gave his mom. Because Damon’s dad died so young, there isn’t much jewelry with that distinction. And I’ve never been really sure of how his family is taking my presence, so his mother offering this ring is so meaningful. I wish my digital camera wasn’t from the stone age. I’ve made many attempts to take a photo, but it won’t focus on something as small as a ring. But it’s easy to describe. It’s an ultra-thin gold band with one solitaire diamond. Just simple and perfect. And very, very sparkly. And, if I can be shallow for a moment, a bigger rock than I ever expected to be wearing. 2005-05-08T17:39:13Z My thanks and story were actually for everyone, but I accidentally put it under steakum’s post. 🙂 2005-05-08T17:40:35Z Congratulations! Wonderful! 2005-05-09T17:55:12Z I was just like that when planning our wedding. Ryan: What am I going to wear? Me: Who cares? Let’s get ice cream. Oh wait…It wasn’t like that at all. Ryan: What am I going to wear? Me: WHAT? You haven’t thought about that yet??? We need to go shopping! Ryan: It’s 11pm! Me: The internet is still open! Get over here. Log onto to crazybride.com. Are you there??? ARE YOU THERE??? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CLICK FASTER! Yeah…that’s what it was like. 2005-05-16T12:35:13Z I am VERY sad to see that crazybride.com isn’t a real site. I really wanted it to be. Your post made me laugh, which is always much appreciated when wedding planning is bearing down. 2005-05-18T18:33:53Z Maybe you should register crazybride.com – just in case! Nicole and I just had dinner and were all giggly about your wedding. And Jennifer is performing the ceremony! It’s going to be beautiful! 2005-05-19T02:02:33Z So your late night post was done just as I was arriving in my office. I kind of like the whole time difference thing. I get to interact on some level with my insomniac friends in the states. I have to say, I’ve seen you in action at at least 3 weddings that I can recall and it definitely is your milieu. It’s like you have evolved special gills that allow you to adapt to taffetta and a puff-pastry-rich environment far ahead of the weaker animals who are still complaining about their shoes and trying to figure out which line is for hot food. 2005-05-30T12:04:33Z So good to have my talents recognized. 2005-05-30T20:38:07Z No AC? In NYC? Yikes… that’s going to be quite uncomfortable! 2005-06-05T21:52:53Z If you’ve got the electricals already in the ceiling, adding a ceiling fan ain’t no big deal. If you don’t have the electricals, and your ceiling is 25 feet in the air in a loft and you have to go to Lowes and rent scaffolding which doesn’t quite make it to the ceiling so you have put a rickety ladder on TOP of wobbly scaffolding held to anything solid nearby by twine that you happen to have around, then it gets more complicated, and I just recommend being hot. 2005-06-06T01:13:45Z Curse that Damon and his berry Cheerio eatin’ ways! 2005-06-06T01:18:03Z We bought a very cute chandelier for our bedroom. We do have wires in the ceiling, but apparently they are “goofy.” At least that was explanation I got for why it took hours to get the light hung. So now I’m gun shy about trying to hang up something even bigger. But it’s 85 degrees today, so I might crack. 2005-06-08T20:04:59Z It’s a fair point. But there are a few mitigating factors. The first is that we’re in a well-shaded ground floor apartment. It’s been a little stuffy in the heat, but hasn’t felt that bad to me, certainly nothing a fan wouldn’t take care of. Second is that we’re here by way of Atlanta and DC, and the heat in either of these cities puts a NYC summer to shame. We’ve hit about 85 degrees so far and been okay. I’m open to the idea that it will get much worse and I will run for Home Depot’s AC collection. But it also seems possible that I won’t. 2005-06-08T20:06:41Z Two weeks? holy cow. Arent you the busy bee? two weeks was right about the time that i yelled at my caterer and she quit. My hubby to be and i catered it ourselves. Good thing that we are fantastic cooks. 2005-06-19T15:49:25Z This is exactly the kind of thing I love to hear about! Why did you yell at the caterer? What did you make instead? I love to cook and we thought hard about doing it ourselves. But since we’re traveling up into the mountains it just became a little too overwhelming to cook dinner for 45 in a place I’ve never been. 2005-06-19T16:26:36Z Didn’t you learn anything from “Valley of the Dolls?” 2005-06-19T23:40:14Z I used to wake up worrying in the middle of the night. Now that I have Roan, I crash so hard that wild horses couldn’t wake me. 2005-06-20T10:33:21Z I love the image that conjurs up — wild horses trying to wake you up. I like to picture them running around your bed, making a big racket, maybe nudging you with their noses. My friend Kellee said wild horses couldn’t keep her from the wedding. That was another great image. A bunch of horses lined up between her and the cabin. I can just see her darting forward, trying to get past them. 2005-06-23T00:51:30Z have been having trouble posting long posts. will shorten i yelled at the caterer because she kept calling after i told her i was with a customer. I told her to call b instead and she never did, nor did she return any of his calls. some of our party was vegan, but i am a meat lover just to clarify vegan friendly marinara, pesto, broccoli not so vegan friendly meatballs, pesto with cheesee and alfredo three assortments of pasta to go with. Very easy, renteda couple of people to reheat everything and serve it. yummy appetizers. Highly recommend chicken bacon rollups. keg of sam adams, 30 bottles of wine that b’s stepmom made for the occassion with little pictures on them. White of me as a baby, red of b as a baby. I highly recommend a nice stash of wine for wedding planning. I stayed sober the whole honeymoon becausei stayed so not soberthe week of the wedding 2005-06-23T02:07:27Z was very proud of the way it all turned out 2005-06-23T02:08:35Z How inspiring! It sounds like it went great. It looks like our caterer is going to stick with us, but we’re having a big pasta dinner too. 2005-06-25T21:09:39Z You know, I’m about a month late on this – as with every damned thing else in my life right now – but please let me donate one very handy, experienced husband to the ceiling fan adventure. Not that Damon isn’t perfectly capable of accomplishing this task, but since we also have, ahem, “funny” wiring, Rick will be WAY useful. Oh, who the hell am I kidding? I’m totally just looking to ditch the boys to some boring manly task while we go running off to play… 2005-07-05T17:53:24Z er…that was me, Kellee, not signing my posts. 2005-07-05T17:54:16Z If I had known that I could score a visit by buying a ceiling fan and sending up a distress call I would have one in every room by now! You let me know when you two are free to come down and I will take you up on that generous offer. You and I can tear up the town while Damon and Rick get all manly. 2005-07-06T18:35:29Z Toasts from a wedding party that were beautiful and so true to each of the speakers. I still can’t believe you let Armit

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  4. Why was the top sawed off? Who knows?
    Obviously, his pasta didn’t have enough “zing”.

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  5. The cursing is actual Chinese. Mandarin, to be specific. My brother spent a couple of years in China. When he stayed at my place for a week in December, he got a kick out of Firefly just for the Chinese.
    “Dude! He said ‘Shut the fuck up!’ in Chinese — and they did!”
    There’s a segment about the Chinese in one of the documentaries on the last DVD. Some of the translations are pretty funny. There’s one about a baboon’s butt or something.

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  6. I ❤ Firefly.

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  7. Exactly. I’m into controlling my own experience. And not watching commercials.

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  8. This Firefly post has inspired by far more comments than any other posting I’ve ever done. Oh Firefly, you were here and gone so fast. I just finished watching all of the episode, each one growing on me a little bit more. I guess I will indeed have to wait for the movie. Maybe it will be a film franchise. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could all go together?

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