Friday, August 12, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Here is the link to prove that this is for reals...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I used to read the NYTimes on line "cover to cover" daily. Like a good NY liberal I also listened to NPR and read El Diario. But now that the Times requires a subscription, I look elsewhere. Like Yahoo. Here's a sample (the pic and all the info swiped directly from Yahoo) of the "news" they offer from one article linking human leprosy to armadillos...
"DNA tests show a match in the leprosy strain between some patients and these prehistoric-looking critters — a connection scientists had suspected but until now couldn't pin down."
Better living through chemistry?
"The risk of getting leprosy from an armadillo is low"
"DNA samples were taken from 33 wild armadillos in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, where they're sometimes referred to as "hillbilly speed bumps" because they're often run over by cars."
"Of the 15 patients for whom researchers had information, seven said they had no contact with armadillos; eight said they did, including one who routinely hunted and ate them."
"Leave the animals alone," advised lead researcher Richard Truman of the National Hansen's Disease Programs.
Yup. Leave them alone.
"I would not cuddle armadillos," said Dr. Warwick Britton of the University of Sydney in Australia, who had no connection with the study.Seriously, leave them alone.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Here are some sample conversations with my mom:
Mom: What did you do yesterday?
Me: I went to the park with the Varmints
Mom: How was class?
Me: It was great! We practiced controlled take-downs
Mom: Sounds awful.
Me: No, it was awesome. I learned a lot.
You get the idea. Imagie my surprise when I saw 7 across.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I love you. I don't mean in a "who's your buddy, who's your pal?" kind of way. I love you like I would give you a kidney. Like I would leave you my 403b. LikeI would shave my cha cha for you (sorry MK.)
Because if she didn't start taking it again I was going to start shooting heroin, probably directly into my eyes (sorry again MK) and then I would have to write a different letter - several different letters - as I was working my steps.
Oh Ativan, you are a miracle.
And to be fair, 2 1/2 years is a very long time, and it is an awful, awful, awful way to slowly die. And if I were in that position I don't know that I'd do much better. But I would take my fucking Ativan!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Seven train holds a special place in my heart. So much of my life has been spent on it, from the old Redbirds to the current R62As. Seven train riders are, by far, the most ineresting people (except for those Park Slope transplants in their skinny jeans and Waldo glasses who recently moved to Sunnyside.) Do you ever play that game where you guess where someone is going to get off and stand near them o you can get their seat? Me too.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Several weeks ago I went out dancing with E-Man, Naph and Monte. We got back to Naph's place and as I was sitting on his couch, I felt a big, weird lump on my leg, right above my knee on the inside - like my inner thigh. I excused myself and went to the bathroom. Well........I must have worn the jeans when it was cold because I found a pair of balled-up tights. So then what? I had to fold then neatly and hide them in my boot.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I had quite the weekend: date w E-man on Friday night, Saturday spent with Heidi and Nach's varmints, then filming self defense demo for Channel 4 news, then dancing with Mouse 'til 5am.
So of course I am coming down with a nasty cold.
Me to MK: Blarg, I am getting sick. I probably caught it from one of your kids.
MK: My kids!? What about the carrier monkeys you spent your weekend with?
Me: Hmmm. I only made out with one of them.
MK (yelping): What? That's horrible! I meant Heidi's kids!
Me: In that case, I didn't make out with any of them. That's gross.
How many times have we discussed this? Yeesh. Typically the bathrooms at my job are missing one of the important elements in the bathroom trifecta: tp, soap, paper towels. Now, I realize that there is really a necessary quartet: having some light really helps.
Last night the bathroom on the third floor was out of order. The one on the first floor, which is essentially a closet, had no light. So I dared do the unthinkable - I went into the Big Boss's office (he was gone for the night) to use his special executive bathroom. I COULD NOT FIND THE LIGHTSWITCH. But by that time I had run from the 3rd floor to the 1st to the 2nd and my next choice to pee either in the planter by the front door or in the birdbath in the yard.
So I used my cellphone as a flashlight in the Boss's office.
I am ready for my promotion.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Then, ask you date, "Hey, did you hear that crazy story about the Dora the Explorer DVD?" If they haven't, give them the details and be sure to mention the title of the wayward video.
There may be several responses, including:
- "Wow, that's crazy!"
- "OMG, I know that series! 14 was the best!"
- "Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband...."
Monday, February 21, 2011
When people started coming in I got embarrassed and shoved the book in my bag. The gem above was attached to the middle of the book. Look how bendy she is! And how effortlessly he carries her - like a loaf of bread, or a violin. I really like his cargo pants.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sensei and I were walking home from the dojo. It was beautiful out so we just had our sweatshirts and backpacks. My ponytail bounced and my face was still a little pink from class. Sensei is 6' to my 5'4" and he outweighs me by a full 100 lbs. All that to say that, at the very least, by comparison, I've got to look a little bit girly.
The Ready, Willing, and Able guy looked at us and said,
"Good Morning, gentlemen."
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mary Katherine: "Ouch! I touched this...food...and it bit me!"
Me: "What did you touch?"
Me: "Nopales? You're surprised you got stuck by nopales?"
MK: "What are they?" (As she's looking at the spines sticking out of her palm)
MK, showing us the spines: "I was going to take them out, but I wanted to show you."
It is important here to note that I am just a quirky city girl of average intelligence. I rely on MK to be smarter than me. Maybe it's an unfair burden, but apparently, that's her lot in life. Having said that, I am worried that she didn't recognize the cactus - it is so very...cactus-y.
It has been determined that Mary Katherine has PTSD, which explains a lot, but not everything. The rest of it can be explained in MK's own words, "I am cloudy in the head." I think she is insane in the membrane.