Friday, November 30, 2007

Interesting Things About Australia I Know

CRD is in Australia right now. Australia has incredible biodiversity, and many animals are found there that are found no where else in the world.

My favorite among these is the Bandicoot. It's like a little kangaroo, but they dig burrows in the ground and have silly long snouts.
And of course, there is also the Robert Scorpio.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Four Facts About CRD I Know

1. When CRD was a cutie little boy, he liked Barry Manilow. Or, maybe he just posed with the album once.

2. CRD used to live way uptown, but moved away when I moved into the neighborhood.

3. CRD came to every Holiday Party I ever had while I lived on Avenue B. Once he wore leather pants, but the next time he brought David Berman instead.
4. When I worked at The New York Review of Books the second time, CRD worked at Random House which was right next door. He would come pick me up at my office sometimes. I would wear mannish plaid shirts sometimes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Guest Blogging!

Hello, faithful Internals Plural readers! I'm ALH from Amber & and I'll be guest blogging for CRD while he is Down Under. CRD gave me an approved list of topics that his readers might find interesting, so you'll get none of the ape poop chat that is the norm on my own pages.

We'll all miss CRD, but I'll try to keep you amused until his return. I sure hope he packed the cleaning hood for his trip in case it's dirty down there!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for some CRD-approved content and a glimpse into CRD's inner being from the perspective of a fellow blogger!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Australia Club

This afternoon a car takes me to Newark Airport, then a plane takes me to LAX, then another plane takes me to Sydney, and then I'm in Australia for a couple weeks.

In Australia they say funny things like "Up To Pussy's Bow" and "Mate." Do you know what either of these things means? Leave a comment!

I'm most excited about seeing my friends Kath & Kim in Australia. With luck, we'll run into each other at Fountaingate.

While I'm crossing the International Dateline, Amber might tear herself away from her margaritas long enough to leave some bons mot here. I wonder what she'll say!

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Pie Maker

Sometimes on Thanksgiving I bleed, cry, or sit on the beach. This year I did none of the above, and instead had a Very Adkins Thanksgiving. Here's Tyler preparing something (a Pie, perhaps?) whilst the Bradkins tends to the stove.

Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kenneth & The Kittens

Another thing I'm thankful for this year is Bonus Content on DVDs.

Here's my friend Kenneth talking about kitty cats.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving The Thanks

On Thanksgiving, I like to give thanks for the things in the past year that are Good.

These things include Zach, shown here with a Friend (Foe?) in a Face Bite Show Down.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It Was Otter This World

The Monterey Bay Aquarium had many wonderful things, several of which were the otters. Tyler loved them with all his heart.

He got a little one to take home with us. Can you find Tyler in the picture below? Hint: use the mirror!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Awesome Club (now with Bacon!)

Amber and I had a great time at Awesome Club this weekend. Activities included, but were not limited to:

- Brunch
- Zoo
- Couch
- Programs
- Amuse Bouche
- Mac & Cheese
- More Programs
- Bed

I don't know who invented the Bloody Mary with BACON, but if Al Gore can get a Nobel Prize, this person should too. You'll note a wee friend on the tablecloth.

We also had Aphasia Club. Sample Dialogue:
CRD: If this salsa is 'medium,' I wonder what Paul Newman considers 'mild.'
ALH: Yes it is.

Sometimes I felt like Alice B. Toklas.
Awesome Club rocks!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Awesome Club

This weekend Amber and I are going to have Awesome Club by me going to DC for a visit. We are going to have Intellectually Stimulating and Humorous Good Times.

We're going to drink Bloody Marys, shop at Whole Foods™, watch Programs, drink Red Beer Floats and have Red & White for dessert. And we're not going to stop until Amber passes out with the laptop in her lap and the kitty ears on her head.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Coffee & Chums

On Fridays, I need a lot of coffee. In San Francisco, I have my coffee in the morning on the pier with the seals. Back in NYC, I have my coffee in the morning with Zach. While I prefer Zach, the seals are larger.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Shark Eyes!

One awesome thing we did in SF was go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We got to see a Great White, which are very rare in captivity. Sarah and Doug and I saw a different Great White when we went in 2004, but Tyler had never seen one. They are definitely Foes, but the fascinating kind, like that other great San Francisco foe, May Day.

Another fish we saw was Ugly Fish. He was so ugly it made me uncomfortable, but that's OK.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Irony, San Francisco Style

Tyler was SO excited to go to Alcatraz Island, it was all he could talk about on our trip. I liked it when people called it The Rock because I thought we were going on a trip to see the Other Rock, but no dice.

Sadly, the tour was SOLD OUT on the day we planned to go. We learned that to Assume you can get tickets the day before makes an Ass out of U and Alcatraz.

So close, and yet so very far away.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friends and/or Foes!

The polls have closed on our first ever international poll (thanks Shelley!) and it turns out Alligators are our friends, by a narrow margin of 4 to 3.

Here are some of our friends and foes. Do you know which is which?

Kevin took this one in Africa.

Foe - From Shelley, in New Zealand.

Colleen took this one in Costa Rica.

I don't know where this one came from, but I sure hope it's a Friend.

Jen sent in this one. Again, hopefully a friend, since it goes around your neck.

Zach took this one of his Pop-Pop with a Friend.

The final result? Polls are fun!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Vacation (All I Ever Wanted)

Vacations are the best, especially Vacations San Francisco Style.

The only bad part about vacation was saying goodbye to the puss.

I stayed with Sarah and Sam. In the mornings Sarah and I drove to work together and Sam stayed in his jammies. Sarah then made her magazine and Sam made his pictures.

Dory D and I had tasty Peruvian food at Fresca. We each had the Lomo Saltado, which means Mountain of Saltiness.

When Tyler got off the plane, he thought he'd have to hoof it to SF on his own. I surprised him by hiding behind a bench.

The best part of vacation? I made a new friend.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hello, Spaceman

In San Francisco, I stay with Sarah. Her boyfriend Sam is a photographer, and takes lots of cool pictures. I like this one of the Spacemen playing swings. I like to think it promotes inter-galactic mirth.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Free Day at the MoMA, San Francisco Style

The first Tuesday of every month is FREE DAY at SF MoMA, which means you save twelve bucks but have to line up behind a bunch of dirty hippies, teens on class trips, and pierced - yet sensitive - art students. The teens helpfully point out whenever there are "boobs" in the paintings. Still, it's nice to see the art for free.

I like this Picasso painting of the coffee pot a lot, mainly because I like Coffee, and Picasso.

I also like this orange chair, because I like Orange and Chairs. No sitting!

And finally, I like this Andy Warhol print of Elizabeth Taylor from National Velvet. It's Amber's favorite movie. I like her best in Butterfield 8.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Does This Blog Make My Butt Look Big?

Colleen sent me this picture of an Elephant Bum. I'm not sure what to say, except that it sure is nice. Also, I wonder if I'll get any traffic from search engines from the phrase "Elephant Bum." British people might google "Elephant Fanny" and then be disappointed.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Not All Alligators Are Our Friends

This just in from the Associated Press:

Gator Dropped Off at Water Department
Officials are trying to figure out who dropped off a three-foot-long alligator in front of the Westchester County water department. A sign on the wooden crate containing the green alligator warned: ''Do not open. Live Gator.''

At first, workers weren't sure that it was alive because it was so still. But then it stirred.

Ed Sordellini, a machine and equipment operator said, ''We tapped the crate a little and it hissed and we all jumped back.''

The workers figure it was a Halloween prank and have reached out to wildlife experts.

My favorite part is that it hissed. Here are some other alligators. Friends or Foes?


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Steel Magnolia

Today was what we call "Awesome" because I got to meet Miss Shirley MacLaine. What more could one wish for?