Monday, August 30, 2010

The Watermelon Dance

So this weekend I had two 8 hour travel days to spend about 36 hours with my family, including my nephew.

This here video? With him calling my name at the beginning? Makes it all worthwhile.

I guess babies are OK after all.

Friday, August 27, 2010

In The Family Way

And now, here is why I believe in Intelligent Design.

So I'm supposed to like my niece a whole lot, right? Well, I certainly do. She's a goofy looking little peach, and I got to thinking about the ingredients that make her up.

I had been staring at this picture here for about a half second before I figured out who she resembled:

Yup, that's right: my Nana, maybe my favorite person on earth (seen here with Baby):

Need more proof that she was intelligently designed for my love? See photo here:

That's right - she looks just like these little Loretta Lynn Muppet babies from my favorite program.

God Bless, family, and DNA, and the Lord above.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Chair Man Of The Board

I found this here obituary very interesting this morning, then my friend John put it on the facebook, and now here I am.People invent the darndest things.

In other news, where in the price spectrum was a "$40-a-month one-room apartment in Upper Manhattan in the late 1950s," I wonder?

But Who Would Play Her Sassy Gay Friend?

Wow. Who knew that in 1965 Bette Davis filmed a pilot for a TV sitcom produced by Aaron Spelling called The Decorator?

Youtube has the whole pilot in short chunks. Let me know if you make it all the way through. Even with all my spare time, I couldn't.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Special Day In Ambertown

Who has a membership in Awesome Club and a birthday today?

Nope, not Baby Zach From The Past.

I know! It's Amber!

What are some nice things about her? Let's see.

She's always nice to dinosaurs, both in my Tiemann Place apartment and at the outlet malls.

However, sometimes, she drinks too much.

Also, sometime we go to Museums and she gets Awkward.

Oh, and also, she can find out about memes WAY late. Like, last week she learned who Beyonce is.

The worstest? Sometimes, she says WICKED inappropriate things to me.

Scandal! Black Friday indeed!

But? We can still be BFFs. I just need to learn how to manage the needs for the special way in which she learns. She's never forgotten her keys again!

Anyway, this is the story of Amber's Birthday and how she is Special to me, and not in a shorty bus way. Well, not always.

Anyway, my favorite memory though is probably the time she danced with Pearl Bailey.

Happy Bday, Amber Buddy! I'm so glad you were borned so I could have all the Friendship.

I want to Birthday you like an Animal!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This Really Is My New Favoritest Picture

Either my dad is shrinking or Baby Zach is now a Giant.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Yep, A Day Well Spent. Amen.

Funemployment: Older Cat, New Tricks

Funemployment: Day One

The real question is, why did Zach and I get up earlier today than back when I used to have a job?
Also if you look close, I haven't shaved in ages! Soon I'll have a ginger beard, just like Tom Cruise!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Morning View

You know those days? The ones where you and the kitty are having a nice slow start to the day with coffee, and you look out the window and there is a naked lady on the roof outside your window?
God Bless, Chelsea.

OMD Has Made A Casual Delivery

Really? After 14 years? Huh.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goodbye, Strange Post It Note

What did I mean when I wrote this?!

Penultimation! Office-style

Goodbye, Office.

Goodbye, Computer Monitor With Y2K Compliant Sticker.

Goodbye, Bulletin Board.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Winters' Tales

How do you celebrate what would be the 90th Birthday of a Two Time Academy Award Winner (four time nominee?).
Do you celebrate by doing your impression of her? Buy buying a doll of her? By writing this weird pretty song that talks about all her movie deaths?

Not this year, my friends! You dig and you dig in the youtube and you find this clip from a 1970s TV special featuring one time Academy Award Winner Cher (two time nominee). Marvel, as they take us through a romp through cinema's Golden Age. Cheers to the marginal Kate Bush reference too.

God Bless, us all.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"It Would Turn Into Sunshine"

Today is my last Monday at my current/soon-to-be-former job, and I resolve that not only am I going to do a great job of wrapping up loose ends there, but I'm going to be a better blogger this week too.

Remember when I posted this clip from Harlem Nights?

Now, I'm as big a fan of Della Reese as anyone I know, but even I think Eddie Murphy was a tad hyperbolic in his Jet Magazine interview back in November 1989.

Here's the money line:

But really, who am I to say? I have to admit, her line has made it into my lexicon. CRD Oscars for all.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baby Let's Do It One More Time

Some people? They quit jobs like it's going out of style. I envy them.

Me? I quit once every 6 or 7 years. This week has been a drain.

In honor of it being Saturday and me and Zach sleeping in until almost 10, here's Miss Della Reese doing my all time favorite song.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

There's No Place Like House*

Either you're wondering what kept me from blogging the past few days, or you don't give a hoot.

Well, whatever. On Tuesday? I gave this:

And I'm doing this:

I'm wicked excited. And a little barfy. And I am totally swiping my brightly colored Sharpie collection.

*Yes, this is an Oz reference. Happy 71st!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Stilettoes, Broken Bottles, Winters, Reynolds

So last night Robyn & Kelis ruled my world. They are without a doubt, the Grace Jones of 2010.

I was trying real hard to think of an accurate comparison though for those pals of mine who might be curmudgeons, or otherwise aren't familiar with two of the greatest pop singers of this summer.

Basically, not since Shelley Winters & Debbie Reynolds shared the silver screen in What's The Matter With Helen, has there been such a miraculous, Y-chromosome-free, pairing.

To wit, 1971:


Here's a bit more of the older broads.

Had Sandra Bernhard popped out like she usually does when Evan and I go to concerts together? Well, clearly we'd have our Agnes Moorehead.

God Bless, America. And Sweden, and Shelley Winters.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kitty Shark

Zach loves this game.

Are We Having Shark Yet?

Huh. It's kinda fun, this site, but I think I look a bit more like the Joker than a Great White.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Four of Down, Three of Hearts

Sometimes, you're doing the crossword?

And there's a clue? 4 Down?

And somehow it just breaks your heart. Three hearts. Oh, to have so much love to give.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I Maya Found A Way To Make Art More Interesting

Maya Lin, The Waves (Storm King, 2009)
Maya Lin, The Waves (Storm King, 2009) + CRD (Storm King, 2010)

Happy Birthday, Myrna Loy


Sunday, August 1, 2010