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Sunday, September 29, 2002
ali has a super lucky cat

So yesterday it was off to NJ for Ali's 23rd birthday. Ali has been my best friend since forever, but somehow tonight was the first time I was actually able to meet the majority of her friends. Social circles work in strange ways, I guess. I just enjoyed being introduced as her "friend from New York" over and over again. Of all her new friends, though, I'd have to say that the one I liked the best was her kitten Lucky.

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Bryan spent about half the night stalking her. We also spent the evening trying to see which couple could be the most nauseatingly cute together. Ali and Bobby were excellent competition for us.

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But eventually they just got a bit out of hand.

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Don't worry folks, this is still a family-friendly site. All stunts were merely staged.

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I just love this shirt. But I can't seem to let Bryan wear it when he's out of my sight- otherwise, even when I'm WITH him, I see way too many women smiling at him. I just love the fact that he's not only willing to wear this shirt, but that when I showed it to him online, he was actually eager for me to buy it for him. Get one for your man in Bust.com's Boobtique.

Saturday, September 28, 2002
So, as you may have

So, as you may have noticed, I've (well, okay, the the webmaster) has been updating a few things around here. I am now an official blogroller and have buttons for a couple of other sites that link me. I also updated my book & music sections. So what prompted my sudden interest in Gloria Steinem, you ask? Well, it *may* have a little something to do with the fact that I may have the chance to MEET HER in November, when we will both be attending the benefit gala hosted by my office. So, yeah. I'd like to be able to either pose an intelligent question to her or say something like "So, I read such-and-such-an-essay and think you're completely brilliant and funny." So I'm brushing up on 2nd wave feminism in preparation. Wo-hoo!

In other news: go right now, no matter where you are or what time it is, to the Brooklyn Museum of Art to see the mother of all installation pieces, Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party. I'm probably going to make the pilgrimage to the BMA at least twice in the next month or two, so... GO SEE IT!

And, in case you hadn't seen this yet, it is now official: everyone in the entire world now has a blog. Even spoiled Park Slope pets. I guess our little piggy wouldn't have been the first fuzzball in town to have his own blog, if we had become so pathetically geeky as to make him one.

Keep checking back. Tomorrow it's back to Jersey for Ali's birthday, so on Sunday you can be sure that there will be several pictures of silly, silly girls, with a couple of photos of a cute boy or two and maybe Ali's new kitten thrown in for good measure.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
yeah yeah yeah, whatever.

In case anyone missed it, I'm going to beat Bryan to the punch and mention that this week was the 25 hottest hipster- oops, I mean *underground rock* bands issue in New York Magazine. They were definitely on target as far as what bands are POPULAR, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're all GOOD, at least according to my hipper-than-your-band boyfriend. (Just teasing, sweetie, don't kill me.) The one band that I hadn't heard of that also sounded pretty damn cool was the Rogers Sisters. Anyone know them? Any of them reading my site after seeing it on their referers? Well advise, recommend, critique.

Of course, there were a few holes in their list. Where, for instance, was Palomar? My girlfriend's in that band, after all. (Ha. Check out their kick-ass tee shirts.) And of course, how could they have possibly left out this band, featuring the hottest guitarist ever to grace the stage? Hmph. Some people just don't recognize talent when they hear it.

Saturday, September 21, 2002
Praise his name

I just had to share this- I was so moved to find this quote that I thought described my relationship with Bryan (and my Lord and Savior!) so well:

"I work for a King. He has put me in charge of this home. When He comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best. Everything I have is on loan to me from Him. I have room and board and a job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and do my best in all my work. I want also to be creative, for this is a sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I manage my home is a form of worship to Him."

This inspiration is courtesy of Lady Lydia of (get ready) Ladies Against Feminism. Ugh. I want so desperately to believe that her "theme," as she calls it, is only supposed to be about god (although that would still be nauseating on its own), but no. That "Him" is also her husband. Who she worships. Who she capitalizes pronouns for. Repulsive.

Check out the "quotes" section on their page, if your a feminist who likes reading stupidity. None of them make any f*cking sense. Lady Lydia's rants against independent, self sufficient women or women who wear *gasp* jeans are also pretty funny. Yes, Lady Lydia, your traditional, mysogynist values may make some pretty pictures. But they make for a very, very ugly reality.

Adventures in brooklyn heights

Today Bryan and I took a ride up to Brooklyn Heights. There was a cute little open air market in front of the Court House, and then we walked all the way back home on Court Street. It was kind of a long walk, but Court Street is a pretty cool place to wander, much to my surprise, so it was fun.

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It's fall! Even though it was actually 85 degrees this afternoon.

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I'm sorry. I know we're sickening. But I have to indulge Bryan's urge to chew on my head once in a while...

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Truth in advertising. This tent did, in fact, sell more than rugelach. Exciting.

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So that was my Saturday afternoon. I finally came up with something cool to put on my "etc." page, so keep checking back for updates on that.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
my neighborhood is weird

Finally, my card reader has ended its revolt against my photos, so here some are, at last. I'll begin with one that always makes me feel patriotic. Someone in my neighborhood actually has this stuck to the front of their house about 20 feet down from my apartment building:

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I know you must be thinking that the people who put that up are nuts, but what about the guy who designed it? How could you *possibly* make a tasteful decoration out of a ceramic firefighter holding his pants open?

I also noticed this strange fellow on my way to the subway.

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He was attached to the Brooklyn Lyceum, where I one day intend to go see one of the awesome performing arts events they seem to hold there all the time.

That's about it for today. I got to go to Zen Palate with Ant after work, so naturally that was good. Mmmmm, steamed dumplings and cranberry iced tea....

Hey, Look, a Title!

Yeah. So, my card reader hates me and tries to sabotage the photos I take. Really. I'm going to have several to post, just as soon as I'm able to take them off my camera without being afraid of losing them. So be patient, pictures are coming.

So, my fellow city dwellers... doing anything tonight? No? Good- go see my studmuffin's band play. Unfortunately I won't be making an appearance (hey, this is only the first show I've ever missed!!) because I have a huge scary board of directors meeting at work tomorrow and plan to be asleep by 10:30 so I can be alert enough to take good minutes. But dammit, I wish I could be there, so you should go to make up for it. Oh, and groupies: keep your hands off the hot guy with the fro. I will come after you. Don't test me.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Welcome! After a few months

Welcome! After a few months of, well, not working on this site at all, it's finally up and running. For the most part, anyway. Pictures (and more interesting entries) are on their way, maybe as soon as tonight. I can't promise anything beautiful and artsy (a la my boy-toy and in-house tech guy Bryan, but that's not really the point here anyway. What I want from this web site is for it to become a) a way for the family members and friends of mine who I don't get to talk to as much as I'd like to find out what I'm up to... what my days are like and what's on my mind. And b) I'm thinking that this new outlet for creativity, self-expression, what have you, will just be fun to play with.

So here it is, and I hope you'll enjoy it. Check out my research page- the first site to go up on my lovely domain, if you haven't yet seen it. Oh, and thanks to my other boy-toy, Jay, for taking all those silly pictures of me in the seaport. Who knew something would actually become of those?

So stay tuned... more is on its way.

currently

Reading:
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, The Cubist Epoch by Douglas Cooper
Hearing:
Glitter Mini 9, Dressy Bessy
Viewing:
Chicago

updated 03.16.03

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