Thursday, July 27, 2006

best green

.5 lb green beans (boiled 15 mins)
1 regular sized package sauteed mushrooms
mix, slightly fry.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

clothing of the american mind

one of the sweet ladies at clothing for the american mind called me tonight to let me know that the L shirt i wanted to exchange for an XXL was actually not available in the women's section, but that i could get a woman's XL instead (and that would be a bit more curve enhancing anyway). i thanked her and told her that it would be especially helpful in this election year in our great state of ohio.

she then asked me, "actually, do you have any friends who would want the shirt that you were going to send back? because i'm discontinuing them anyway." i wanted to give her a hug.

with that, i have an L "US Out of Ohio" if anyone wants it.

go to and get some shirts! i'm sure that she's gearing up for this election year and, of course, '08.

Friday, July 21, 2006

hey Florida, nice earrings!

We're shaking things up in Congress. The Voting Rights Act of '65 got some new earrings, bracelets and a sapphire ring last night. Keep up the good work, folks...I mean, me. Maybe I did the work in my sleep. Who knows? I am missing some jewelry, now that I think of it.

Dear Katherine,

Last night, on a 98-0 vote, the Senate passed the bill reauthorizing the expiring provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (S. 2703). This enormous victory could not have been won without the grassroots pressure ratcheted up by activists like you.

Throughout the fight, your calls, letters and petition signatures were instrumental in moving this critical legislation. Right-wing members of Congress tried to put up roadblock after roadblock but the message from Americans was clear that we were not about to tolerate such a blatant attack on voting rights. When the GOP leadership in both houses looked ready to acquiesce to the will of the most radical in their party, we and our allies turned up the heat with our more than 100,000 petition signatures and instead made them follow the will of the people.

We should all feel energized by this win. But we know right-wing efforts to restrict voting rights and disenfranchise poor and minority voters are far from over. People For the American Way and People For the American Way Foundation will be there to fight them at every turn. Legislation needs to be implemented and we’ll be working both in Washington and in the states to demand that the Bush administration enforce all provisions of the Voting Rights Act in every election.

So, the fight rages on tomorrow, but today we celebrate.

Thank you for standing with us in this fight and truly answering the call to save the Voting Rights Act.

-- Your Allies at People For the American Way

Thursday, July 20, 2006

either sh!t or get off the pot: harnaduche and jpo are getting married!

despite the confused look on his face,
Brian knows for sure that she is
forever his girl.
congrats to the perty couple.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the folks at zero population growth might have air conditioning in their offices, too

things to do in the hot, hot heat:
dream about drowning polar bears
feel bad about climate change
think about having more kids
talk about heat
and let the cycle of global warming continue.

Friday, July 14, 2006

ode to issac and ovaries

3 minutes to dress.
what is on the floor?
ms. polly, 95%
my laughing toddler, i adore.
both saving my soul
one day more.

17 minutes to get to work.
now get your ass out the door.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

a little curry in our own crazy

"So, did you see project runway last night? I decided to start watching it at the beginning this year. The british guy is caaah raaaay zeee! This is goingto be a good season. They're keeping the crazies on. And the blonde chick is so amazing. She has a cool accent."

"The british guy is a creepy young Tim Curry. I hate him because I think he's a poncy bitch. The blondy is a total cutie. I forsee a lot of ruching and little tucked puff sleeves. The boy who won last night is kind of arrogant but he's a looker. Man oh man, he's cute. The guy who was big in the 80's is INSANE and seems like a wishy-washy jerk at the core (remember his "Oh, I wasn't really sure about the hat" in front of the judges and the insanity that was spewing from his mouth when he was trying to make the hat work in the workroom?) and I can't believe that they kept him on, although the woman who got kicked off didn't even know how to use a sewing machine. Had she gone on she would have been eaten alive.

I love love love that show. Drama + Fashion = PORN"

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

get yer fab on

granville, ohio is so close to me, which means that my new hero is as well: amy butler

i love, love, love her fabrics. this spring i spent a good bit of time planning my new and improved work wardrobe, which included a good number dresses and skirts made from yards of her beautiful designs. i'm still working on that (a budget change put a kink in for a bit) but i did manage to get a plan. whatever your taste, prarie or mod, check out her fabrics.

Monday, July 10, 2006

no birthday parties either

"You will never see a dog give another dog a treat."
-Dr. Dan Monfort, DVM of Clintonville Animal Hospital, on the overuse of treats to maintain peace in dog/human relationships. That just ain't happenin' with the dogs...with a few exceptions.

Friday, July 07, 2006

coronary in a day

I attended my first ever post-wedding party where FRIIIIED food was served. It rocked.

From the grave,

Thursday, July 06, 2006

summer weekend: hippies, brides, wingfoots

friday: attend first ever dark star orchestra (grateful dead tribute band) concert. promised cynthia i would go with her. get out alive and off the bus.

saturday: say goodbye to sonya and family who are leaving for the south. attend jenny's bridal shower. attend post-commitment ceremony party for katie and fran. attend bachelorette party for jenny (she gets two parties in one day!). stay an hour and go home to sleep.

sunday: drive to akron, oh and spend the day at wingfoot park for a family reunion. hopefully leave early so that i can get my laundry put away.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

R.I.P. Skinney-Kinney

Last week, Olympia/Portland-based Sleater-Kinney announced that they'd up and be gone at the end of the summer. They had hinted of a break-up several years ago, so it's no real surprise that they have decided to end the show. I myself thought that the success of their last work, The Woods, would keep them around and put them on the road. I guessed wrong.

The raw and reverberating sound of the trio came to me in my last year of college via my friend Dominic, who has influenced quite a bit of my music collection in the past. He and I share a startling Grateful Dead-past together, one that I dare not drift into. But that's what Yo La Tengo is for.

My 20's are peppered with S-K moments. I've seen them more than a handful of times. I had a crush on Carrie Brownstein. I nerded up and joined a mailing list of fans, one of whom I made dear friends with when I moved to Columbus. I listen to them when I need to be fierce, when I'm sad and joyful and when I'm angry. "Skinney-Kinney" as my mom referred to them, contributed to who I was during those years...and still do now.

Songs like Little Babies, Rollercoaster, Get Up, God is Number, The Professional, Buy Her Candy, Sympathy, and I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone are in oxygen in my blood.

I once had a chance to talk to Greil Marcus about the band. He and I nodded our heads in agreement that they are one of the best American rock bands in all of history. He even went as far to say that at the time they were the best band in America--and that he hoped that they'd be around for a long time.

Good bye for now, Skinney-Kinney. I'm hoping you'll come back some day renewed.