Monthly Archives: September 2011


i have been around. i have been running. i have been watching my trash tv. i have been holding hands, dodging raindrops, catching sunlight. i have been daydreaming of layered cakes, strawberry frosting and chocolate ganache. i have also been celebrating…

not Rosh Hashanah (tho, L’Shana Tova u’Metuka. May 5772 be a year of Peace, Health and Happiness for All.)

no. i’ve been celebrating National Matt Nathanson Week.

fake ass nuptuals in the park.

yeah. i finally met him. and i am on my way to philly to see him for the 2nd time this week at the Electric Factory.


Parenthood – Hey, If You’re Not Using That Baby…

i’m going to go on a slight tangent/subject/possible new blog “thing” and talk about one of my favorite shows. i might get tired after doing it once or it might become a weekly thing, i don’t know.

my current fave show is Parenthood. i discovered it a season late, which caused me to hole up in my condo for a weekend cramming in first season episodes to catch up. and from that moment on, every single week i would expound on my facebook page and twitter feed how fucking amazing this show was – how real, raw and annoying. i liked the family dynamics, parents, their kids and their kids’ kids. and everyone is screwed up. everyone has a quirk about them that is both refreshing AND infuriating. it’s a wonder to me that as angry as i get sometimes at these characters i return every week, which is a credit to the writers and to the actors.

last night was the 2nd episode of season 3. for the rest of the “review” i will write in random bullet proof form as i have no time to be witty or complete today.

Braverman & Braverman – the idea of the serious adam and jackass immature Crosby going into business together is hilarious and foreshadowing of dramatic shenanigans. the plausibility of the responsible older sibling not taking the sure-thing job offer (as soul crushing as the prospect seems…) is so slim, and yet, it appears to be happening and i like it.

Haddie’s hair – haddie’s hair stylist needs to be fired.

Julia bust out adoption options to coffee girl – i go back & forth with my dislike for julia. sometimes her control-freak nature is endearing and other times it’s enough to make me swear at the tv. her desire to have another baby breaks my heart and now that she is focused on adoption instead, the way she handled asking the coffee girl for her unborn child that was giving up for adoption anyway was so spot on HER that i actually felt for her, despite completely agreeing with the coffee girl’s reaction.

Zeek is awesome – in previous seasons he was maddening with his obtuse and narrow-mindedness but he is likable. and when he brought breakfast in bed to sarah’s room the morning after her boom-boom session with the hot English teacher i spent a good 5minutes laughing.

Sarah being a jackass – she is my least favorite character. i hate her as a mother and as a person. my dislike for her is intense. i don’t think there is a redeeming quality about her. other than the fact that her kids are kick ass.

Kristina Braverman is at her annoyingly best when she is stressed out about her son Max who has Asperger’s syndrome, it’s stifling how in your face she can be and yet i can’t help but think that it’s all so real and realistic, and forgivable when you get to the heart of her stress.

that’s all i gots for now.


when $5wordGuy* and i first started dating, we ate out often. i wasn’t yet ready to prepare a meal for him and i didn’t want him to cook for me all the time. didn’t seem fair, you know? one evening at my favorite vietnamese restaurant i noticed that he and i were not the only couple in the dining room. this place maybe holds about eight tables at a time, it’s that small. we were tucked in a corner, his back was to the room and i had a clear view for people watching. i enjoy giving a running commentary on the goings on. one of the things i love is spotting first dates or early couple-dom. it’s just fun.

i watched a couple for awhile, specifically the girl. she was being very careful with her bowl of pho, making sure not to splatter, slurping quietly, that kinda thing. personally, i believe if you’re going to chow on this noodle soup, go at it like champ. have your condiments ready, add your herbs, use your chopsticks AND soup spoon together. none of that dainty stuff. pho is not a dainty dish. i asked $5wordGuy* what he thought the guy was thinking about this girl eating like a pho newbie. bless his heart, he is so sweet, he murmured something nice i’m sure. me? not so much. i said something along the lines that this girl probably sucks in bed if she’s so timid with her noodles. (what? i’m sorry, i know it was snarky but whatever. it’s PHO!)

he posed a question to me: “What do you think people think when they see us together here?”

without hesitation, i answer: “that girl’s definitely given him head.”

stinky pits

my marathon relay is in just over a month. my leg of the race is only 5.7 miles. i’ve only managed to pull off 4.5 miles. i am flipping my shit over this.

in other news, i’ve been sweating like no one’s business. the amount of sweat my body produces is shocking to me, even more so than when i did bikram yoga. i am grossed out. and admittedly, in awe.

one would think i would use deo, but i don’t. i don’t believe in anti-perspirant and i thank gawd every day that i don’t have stinky pits.

i also thank gawd that $5wordGuy doesn’t stink either.

he’s slowly turning me into a hippie.


even tho it was a short week, it still managed to feel like a long one. don’t you hate that? i’ve plans for a free concert festival tomorrow and then a bridal shower brunch sunday. i might make these to dip into some hot chocolate pudding (made with almond milk, of course). wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, do it well.

the rains have been biblical this week. this happened in Ellicott City, which is just south of baltimore.

some people are such assclowns.

i discovered this blog yesterday and i’ve been chortling since as i catch up on the posts. oh boys are so entertaining.

so i balance it out by reading touching adoption blogs.

last month i spent days listening to maroon5 and train in preparation for their show at merriweather. they surprised me. adam levine sure does know how to strut.

this month? tho i’ve been on a country kick, i’ve my ears set for matt nathanson for his shows at the 930 club and in philly. excitement rising!

have a loverly weekend.