a Cheap Holiday: 08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005

Cheap Holiday

Welcome to a cheap holiday in my life. At least you get to go home at the end of the day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Once again, Nature proves the folly of Man's construction. And this time, the devastation is immense due to flooding in New Orleans and the inability for the flood waters to drain.

Please browse the Red Cross website or call 1-800-HELP-NOW to contribute something, anything, to your fellow countrymen in their hour of direst need.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

I seriously expect this movie to completely suck all of the air out of the room, but it promises a lot of boobs and blood, so how could one say "no"? (NOTE: The link above is probably 95% work friendly, depending on how little your office monitors your surfing habits.)

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival will soon be opening. Come out and support the performing arts in your community.

And don't forget that the best party in town is the late nite Fringe Cabaret. It's a crying shame that it only lasts for two weeks, so enjoy it while you got it!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Celebrity Skin

My naughty British mate, Hamptons Sean, sent me a copy of the nekkid Jude Law photo that has the public all abuzz. The yellow journalists are being a tad cruel about Jude, making catty remarks about his lack of endowment. To me, his endowment appeared to be perfectly normal. Not overly large, but not overly small either. Someone was quoted as saying that he's "no Tommy Lee." Yeah, well, Tommy Lee is a freak of nature and there can be "too much of a good thing."

Upon receipt of the scandalous photo, I did what any red-blooded American woman would do...

I emailed all my girlfriends.

Zillah has so far responded with the most adorable opinion:
The entertaining thing about Jude Law is that he's a celebrity a girl
can reasonably dream of having, 'cause bless his wee cotton socks he's
apparently a complete slut. *licks him again*

Heeee! "Wee cotton socks"!

Whenever I'm feeling down on myself, I just need to say:
I could totally have Jude Law AND Colin Farrell!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Teh gankage continues

Ganked from BethE, who ganked it from Zillah, who ganked it from elsewhere.

1) When you look in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at?
I'm not sure I actually focus in on any one thing in the first 5 seconds. I think I take a wholistic peek and then begin focusing in on the imperfections cropping up on my face with age.

2) How much cash do you have on you right now?
About $17

3) What's a word that rhymes with NEST?
Behest. Leave it to me to come up with something archaic.

4) Favorite plant?
I have a fondness for hydrangea bushes. There is something nostalgic and antebellum about hydrangeas. They're like a maiden aunt that is living alone in a crumbling mansion who still tries to keep up a good appearance.

5) Who is the fourth person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Damn, my cell phone is out in the car, but it's most likely either Anonymous City Girl or Littlelethrgrl.

6) What is the main ring tone on your phone?
Ring. For some reason, I've never been able to cotton to the fancy ringtones or songs. I like my phone to sound like a phone.

7) What shirt are you wearing?
Black linen top

8) Do you "label" yourself?
Usually "geek" or "dork"

9) Name brand of shoes you are currently wearing.
Bandolino faux snakeskin slingbacks

10) Do you prefer a bright room or a dark room?
Medium to dark, except when I sleep, in which case it either needs to be pitch black or I need to wear eyeshades.

11) What did you have for breakfast?
A Slimfast low carb bar, a coconut iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts with Splenda, a Diet Mtn. Dew which I will nurse until lunchtime, and a Weight Watchers ham/egg/cheese egga-muffin.

12) Since question 12 is missing, make some shit up.
I am the girl that everyone says is attractive, but I have never believed it. I probably never will.

13) What were you doing at midnight last night.

14) What did the last text message you received on your cell phone say?
OK, I had to actually go out to my car to get my cell phone. Apparently the last one was from Anonymous City Girl who textually declared "I'm in hell."

15) Do you ever click on pop-ups or banners?
No, and I believe them to be one of the Seven Plagues.

16) What's an expression you say a lot?
Usually some variant of "fuck" or occasionally "this will end in tears."

17) Who told you they love you last?
BethE! I love you too, ya nubby-fingered girl!

18) Last furry thing you touched?
Satyr's cat named Babycat (AKA One-ear or Babycat #1)

19) How many hours a week do you work?
I diligently try to keep it to 40 hours max. It is the duty of the employer to extract as much work from employees with as little pay as possible and it is the duty of the employee to extract as much money from the employer for as little work as possible.

20) How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
I think I have at least one roll and one disposable camera lying around. I really need to get a digital camera.

21) Favorite age you have been so far?
I remember 25 being a pretty good year. 33-34 was good too. This last year has been pretty groovy as well.

22) Your worst enemy?
Whatever ultra-Right chucklehead is attacking Roe v. Wade at the moment. Also, those fucknut pharmacists who are declining contraception drugs to women. I hope all of them burn in some semblance of Hell for being incompassionate, judgmental assholes.

23) What is your current desktop picture?
None. I used to have a copy of a photo from Engrish.com that said "Stick to Coffee and Alcohol," but I lost it.

24) What was the last thing you said to someone?
"What did you do?" This is usually directed at my coworker, who is invariably up to something and breaking it about a third of the time.

25) If you had to choose between a million bucks and the chance to be able to go back in time and fix all your mistakes, which would you choose?
The money, unquestionably. Much easier than delving into some retroactive, temporal bandaging.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Today Littlelethrgrl and I helped Satyr perform a suspension at Halcyon Gallery. We were blessed with Miss Kitty as the bondage model. Miss Kitty is not only gorgeous, but a real suspension trooper, and a pleasant person to boot, which always comes in handy. The gallery is on the third floor of a warehouse out in North Philadelphia and it was hot as balls today. The director is the husband of a friend and apparently the plot of his movie concerns a photographer who takes disturbing photographs, who is being trailed by a murderer who is imitating the photographer's images in his crimes (or is the photographer the murderer? hmmmmmmmm). So the suspension was part of the gallery reception scene. The director's mother catered the shoot and enjoyed conversing with Miss Kitty about her life as a bondage model. But Christ, it was hot as balls in Philly today and it's much more enjoyable to be sitting in the midst of central air conditioning right now.