Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween 2008!!!

This Halloween take the opportunity to step out of constraining gender role steroetypes! Drag Kings, Drag Queens, somewhere in the middle...have some fun and push the edges!

I hope I get lots of candy...I know, I know...carbon footprint, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars...but its sooooo yummy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's a Dangerous World

Saw these in a store recently. Do you need armor - literally or metaphorically?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Palin Pee Stick and Obamaween

Recently I caught a few moments of conversation with Dail, my workmate and like-minded political sounding board. We were discussing the assertion by the McCain/Palin ticket that all babies born as a result of unwanted pregnancies would be "taken care of". So here's an idea...

Do you know someone who is pregnant? Would she be willing to pee on a zillion preg tests and distribute the positive sticks so we could mail, en masse, said sticks to the offices of the M/P campaign? You know, we would include a little note:

"Dear Sarah and John: since you have so graciously offered to care for my unplanned baby, here is proof that in about 32 weeks you'll be getting a bundle of joy. Not my joy, of course, but yours!!!"

I'm not sure if its legal to mail a "diagnostic" through USPS, so check it out before you do it. Be creative - this is guerilla artfare, people!
And speaking of art - its almost Obamaween! What? According to Dail, on Halloween you are encouraged to engage in an act of creative Obama support - think sidewalk chalk, puppets, blogs, car adornment, subway singing...again, it's guerilla artfare, peeps!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boo! Ach!

Someone carved this on Saturday night!

Chris and Val's Octoberfest/Pre-Halloween/CD Release Party for Julie Corbalis at the incredible Marsh Sanctuary!

And that's the point of this post - to encourage you to go the the March Sanctuary...its beautiful. 'Nuff said.

Friday, October 17, 2008


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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Te Presento Ariana

Paleteria El Molino Rojo 86 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901(845) 918-1002

My friend (isn't she gorgeous?) Ariana, along with her family, opened a fantastic cafe. They serve sandwiches, ice cream, frozen and hot drinks - all homemade! If you live in a 30-mile radius, grab your scrabble board and go eat and hang out! In fact, if you're in NYC, its a great day trip on the MetroNorth. Kids are welcome, too. Y tambien, ellos hablan Espanol!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Astonishing Norge

I went to visit Laurie in Virginia. Now, you might pronounce it NORGE, with a soft G, but I think it sounds better the latino way - nor-hey...mas mejor!

Laurie took me to an...emporium. The Williamsburg Pottery Campground. As they state, "an astonishing array of handmade items made by artisans"...astonishing, indeed:

It of course begs the question, "what is an artisan?" Do you need to be able to pour plaster into a mold, period? Way more important is the question of target market: "I'm looking for a vase with an elephant. Yes, an elephant startled as he molests a tree."

And here's this little gem. Wait! do you mean to tell me I shouldn't eat plastic fruit? Are you sure? But its from China so it MUST be safe.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Honeymoon Destination!

I love the Smithsonian. We love their tongue-in-cheek (o.m.g. I. am. so. funny.) display descriptions. Well, now everyone (at least in Mass and Cali) can take this fabulous vacation suggestion.

I stayed near Anacostia, which had (has?) a tough reputation. Just like places here in NY, it sure is gentrified....The new Nationals stadium looks nice from the outside.

Taking the Metro in DC, and then the subway in NYC a few hours later, really demonstrates just how dirty NYC is. Fewer people riding in DC, I suppose, I didn't check census figures. And I think the Metro stops running at some point on the overnight, but still - what a difference. Since much of my casual wardrobe involves a Mets logo, I had lots of great conversations about baseball with local Washingtonians. Not one conversation about the bailout, thank goodness, because it was, after all, a vacation. There were lots and lots of Obama in '08 signs - yea!