Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Well golly!

Texas Attorney General prevents a couple from getting married.

Gosh, that's terrible. A silly old state law is standing in the way of true love? How ridiculous! Why, Texas isn't like that!

Oh wait.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Which was the style at the time

This weekend my grandmother told us that my father and his cousin once went to a party wearing white flannel pants and polka-dot shorts underneath. Apparently the idea was that the shorts showed through the pants. I just about died laughing, and I truly am sorry that digital cameras did not exist at the time. Today I spent some time looking for pictures of this fashion debacle from 1967 or thereabouts, but so far no mention of it on the interweb. Maybe it was their own particular fashion venture.

Friday, November 18, 2005

People Who are Supposedly Gorgeous But I Don't See It

Ashton Kutcher
Jude Law
Orlando Bloom
Jessica Simpson + that dude she's married to, whatshisname
That econ professor who slept with students in college
Uma Thurman
Tom Cruise
Yer Mom

Friday, November 11, 2005

Oh, why must words mean things?

A big delivery has arrived and I kind of want to go tell the person it's addressed to. But how can I go down the hall shouting "Lulu! You have a giant package!"? Or possibly worse, "Lulu! I see you have a huge box here!"

who decided that normal office words had to have naughty secondary meanings? Now I just have to wait for her to go to the mail drop herself, which is kind of assholish. But I probably can't lift that ENORMOUS PACKAGE anyway.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Eau de New York

Went to NYC this weekend, which was warm and pungent. Sometimes I am a little jealous of New York. The subway system, though flawed, is superior to the T in some ways, like late nights and connections and frequent trains and express versions. The urban design of the whole city is also better (don't hate, Boston, it's just the truth) and makes people come out and be outside and having fun and being cool and I feel like the cool might rub off on me, just a little.
The whole city was chock-a-block with babies, too. We always joke about picking the best one and running away with it, which nice people probably find sick and unfunny. But it amuses us. We do the same with dogs. What's with all the dogs, New York? Where the hell do you keep them? in your 6th floor walk ups?
I don't think I could ever really have a dog. They need to go out in the snow to pee and so on. That's not really my style. Sorry, dogs. But I do find them cute and funny and I like watching them play insane dog games. That's another thing--my town does not have dog runs like New York has dog runs.
Boston does have some problems with tradition and unexamined regulations that I feel prevent the city from improving itself. It's really hard to change things here. I feel like a lot of people have a suburban attitude even in the middle of the city.

Of course, New York also has these events, which I long to attend, but haven't been able to swing it yet.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Which is weirder?

Scientology, or Kabbalah?
I really can't decide. What would be great is if some celebrities jumped on the Raelian train. Then there'd be a perfect trio of lunatic sorta-kinda-religions to shake our heads at.
My lady once worked with a Raelian dude. He seemed ordinary, except then he'd offer to loan you his book explaining the whole aliens created humans by cloning thing. The book was weird, dude. It even had pictures. He only had one copy, so we had to give it back. I should have scanned it first.

And HMBalison...I'm sorry you had someone try to take advantage of you like that. That is really rough. I am glad you adopted in the end. I agree that we have to be patient. It's not really a part of my personality to be so, so that's my main challenge in this endeavor. That, and picking a placing agency. I still can't decide! It's like choosing between Scientology and Kabbalah!