Showtune Tuesday: Little Shop of Horrors

Wow, it's that time of the week already!

(Alas, old links are broken.)



I finished The Stand. The climax was unexpected and unsatisfying if I take it in isolation, but I still enjoyed the book. Character trumps plot for me, and the Stephen King books I've read to date fit the bill. My next book project is Harry Potter (I read #1 years ago and whizzed through #2 this week), and I have my doubts that it will play out the same way. I like Hermione because I was a geek. I am also fond of Snape because I have seen most of the movies and keep picturing the Talented Alan Rickman.

Recently I read somewhere about a study on food diaries. I've been keeping one for about two weeks now. I have learned that I eat bread, rice, and fat, and should up the fruit and vegetable intake. All of which I knew before, but I thought I would give it a shot. Dre and I signed up for the Philly 1/2 Marathon, which is quite ambitious after a summer off. I'm also biking in the 2008 Bike MS Event NYC in October to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Follow the link to donate.

My dream of tagging along with Hannah to Vietnam has been dashed by ticket prices, but I may rebound by going to London and Berlin in November. If not, Pittsburgh and Chicago it is!

I am going to start another regular entry regarding places or things I like about New York.

I have a few new neighbors, and when I say neighbors, I mean literally within a block of my apartment. It makes me smile, and I told Casey to be ready to see me in my pajamas at the Bagel Mill.

Happy birthday to all the Virgos, and happy equinox to everyone.


Now That's What I Call A Vacation

Look at this travelocity ad recently featured in The Advocate and Out magazines:

Chicken fight with the gnome, and here's a closer look at the copy:

Given the water sport double entendre, does anyone else think this is the funniest ad ever?


Showtune Tuesday: West Side Story

Well, why not make it regular thing? How else does one deal with Crappy Tuesday Syndrome?

(Alas, old links are broken.)


Summer in Mobile Phone Pics

Home run at Shea Stadium in June. I got tickets to a Mets' game for my birthday.

The "Sopranos" picture at my parents' house. Woke up this morning...

Yankee Stadium, trip with the fam for Mom's birthday.

Jeff Koons on the Roof at the Metropolitan Museum. I went here in July with my Hotlanta peeps.

The Cyclone at Coney Island on the day of the Mermaid Parade.

One day on the way to work, De La Vega has a message for me on a discarded box spring on 88th St.

Silver Dodge Caravan, my sweet ride in Birmingham.

Mom, Dad, and Linda on the far side of the table swaying and singing along to "That's Amore" at the baptism "party" in Shirley.

Donkey Bowl, Shirley, NY.


In The News

Did you not get enough Jersey Devil this summer, dear hearts?


Currently Reading

I've been reading The Stand for the last month or so. I'm jotting this part down because I like it:

Her place was not to judge God, although she wished He hadn't seen fit to set the cup before her lips that He had. But when it came to matters of judgment, she was satisfied with the answer God had given Moses from the burning bush when Moses had seen fit to question. Who are you? Moses asks, and God comes back from that bush just as pert as you like: I Am, Who I AM. In other words, Mose, stop beatin around this here bush and get your old ass in gear.


Daily Show

All my loving, Mr. Stewart.