Open Letter to the Poster of Inappropriate Materials on the Picture Board

Dear Poster of Inappropriate Materials on the Picture Board, You clearly have noticed that we have affixed a large cork board to a wall in the kitchen. Because you seem unable to comprehend it’s actual purpose, I’m going to explain it to you now. At the top of this cork board, you will find a […]

politics aside, right?

It should be pretty clear to anyone who reads my blog with any regularity that I think too much. I overanalyze pretty much everything, which is sometimes not a bad thing, and sometimes works against me. But I’ve been making an effort lately to really think carefully about certain things in my life. I’ve been […]

another dumbass move from someone who really should have known better.

And this week’s annoying and offensive moment of the week comes to us courtesy of a well-connected member of the Department of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Julie Myers, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, was appointed to the position while Congress was on recess – because our fearless, bumbling leader President Bush […]

Today is Donna’s birthday. Hooray! So happy birthday, Donna. I thought I’d post an embarrassing picture of you, just for fun: Happy birthday, kiddo.

shirt and a tie

All I have to say about last night’s episode of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is: Yum.

Norman Mailer dead at 84.

From CNN. I was lucky enough to see Mailer last year, before his book On God was released. He was just like you would expect: opinionated, sexist, offensive, endearing and humorous. I loved every second of the two hours I spent listening to him, and I know I’m very lucky to have had the chance. […]

This week, I got an email from the Human Rights Campaign with the subject line It happened today! The first line of the email declared: Today I witnessed something just a year ago seemed nearly impossible. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Now, I knew this bill was on the […]

poop: it’s what’s for dinner, apparently.

All right, people, listen up:Fecal Matter is not intended to be ingested. The phrase Eat shit was really designed as an insult, a sarcastic remark meant to convey disdain or disgust. It was not intended to be taken literally, people. Over the past two days, I have heard of two – yes, two – instances […]

race and comics: conversations best had over beers

Jacob spent the night with my parents last night, so I took the opportunity to head over to South Street to reconnect with an old friend from high school, Mike D. I bumped into him a few weeks ago at the roller derby bout, and we arranged to meet at Tattooed Mom around 9 last […]

PJ Harvey is my poorly-dressed hero.

Yesterday, I was over at Yahoo! Music looking for a Hum video. (Ever since I saw the Cadillac commercial featuring Hum’s song “Stars” this weekend, I’ve had an urge to listen to them.) I didn’t find any Hum videos, but what I did find was this – Nissan Livesets, featuring PJ Harvey. Considering my only-a-little-less-than-rabid […]