Aug 30, 2011

nice

the big smokey

Sunday night I woke up at about 2 in the morning to the smell of fire.
I panicked, thinking the place was on fire. "WTF?!" I thought, "Wasn't Katrina enough?"

I pulled myself together and gave a search around, but nothing seemed amiss either in my place or anywhere else. Strange.

So I went back to bed, figuring I'd at least get some sleep before I burned to a crisp. Anything to get a few hours of sleep, you know.

I woke up to find out that it was a huge marsh fire (started by lightening) out in the east.

Here it is from space a few hours ago:

The whole city's been affected even the suburbs. Depending on the wind, it may be a bit worse or better, but it's hard to escape. What makes it bad is that there are supposedly dangerous toxins burning up, or so they say.
At least three of my students have already been to the emergency room.
Whatever the case, it's nasty and it stinks.

It seems to have hit its worst today. Meahwhile, even indoors, even with AC, everywhere it smells like fire.


This afternoon, the gals at Target all had their face masks on. Can't be too careful cashiering, I guess.

Meanwhile, I'm going to get the industrial strength Renuzit and nuke the hell of of this place: Renuke it, as it were.


Aug 28, 2011

random stuff, randomly bought for cheap, randomly posted

A lovely picture frame of ebonized wood, inlaid with mother of pearl and silver. It said it was from Damascus, and had half of a torn photo of a patrician looking Syrian gentleman's jaw in it. Found it at the Goodwill for 3 dollars. I've put one of my old fairy tale illustrations in it.


Hand-carved, solid marble statue of Athena, from the consignment shop.
5 dollars.
Cheesy yes, but a hellenophiliac nerd like me just couldn't resist.

Some Himalayan musk, which I think I hate. I'd hoped I'd smell like a maharaja, but it smells more like an old lady. Though come to think of it, this and a turban and I guess there's not much difference between the two, is there?


Speaking of turbans:
Vhs tapes.
John chivalrously purchased them a while back off the street, after I'd sheepishly admitted I'd never seen any of them.
Shameful, I know. know, but I am doing my homework. In fact we watched Sunset Boulevard that very night on his VHS player (I'm serious.)

Plastic cutlery from Dollar Tree. This is the view from the Dollar Tree parking lot.
Nicer than a pic of plastic forks, right?


Antique butterfly collection under glass. It was a bargain in the consignment shop, so I had to have it. I hung it on dog chain. Probably a metaphor in there somewhere.




Answer



surprised?

Aug 27, 2011

50 smacks

Yes, so the whiff of desperation is ripe on his part in these pics, but who am I to look a gift horse in its ass?

It's my dear Mr.Ford's golden birthday today.

How will you celebrate? I'm wearing shorts, that's what I'm doing.





Aug 26, 2011

thought for the day



via

guess who



Sometimes when I'm bored all the time I find myself looking up random stuff porn, porn and more porn and but stumble upon pictures like this instead .

So, who's got a guess?

Aug 23, 2011

The Help



My mother a few weeks ago:
"Oh, there's this movie I want to see! It looks like something I'd like."
Me:
"What is it?"
Her:
"I don't know the name. It just looks like something I'd like. It's set back in my time...but, you know, with black people."
Me:
" uhhh..._The Help_?"
Her:
"Yeah! That's it. I love those kind of movies! "
Me:
"Well, you'll have to find someone else to take you. Sorry. I'm not wasting money on
*that*."

Her (dejected):
"How come?"
Me:
"'Cause I don't want to see it, that's why. It just looks stupid."

Of course, evil bitch that I am, two weeks later I saw it.

Burning up with guilt, I told her.
She was understandably angry.

Me:
"But I'll take you. I don't mind. I'll see it again."

But it was too little too late. She'd already gotten herself a date.
Serves me right, I know.

Anyway, despite myself, despite a lot of things, I liked it.
So, there, there's your review. Do with it what you will.


Aug 21, 2011

So what's your fast food of choice?

McDonalds
KFC


Popeyes
Burger King
Wendy's
Church's
Pizza Hut


Taco Bell

Chick Fil A

Aug 18, 2011

thought for the day



via

celery and benefits



The other day, John (who's from NY) brought me this:
Cel-Ray.

He'd mentioned it a while back at dinner, and I was intrigued. I mean....Celery!? Soda?!
(what, you're going to tell me you're not intrigued? pshaw)

Somehow or another he tracked it down here.
I have to admit, I was dubious when I first sipped it, but it's actually pretty good. It's only slightly sweet and the celery flavor is fairly subtle.

My first thought, however, was that a splash or two of vodka would only make it better...but then that's true for just about anything, right?


Aug 17, 2011

Aug 16, 2011

The glass is half broken



This morning, as I drove directly into the retina searing sun, I reached for my sunglasses...only to find them broken. The screws had miraculously unscrewed themselves and disappeared into the ether by themselves. My other three pairs of sunglasses were also broken. Two pairs of cheap ones, one expensive, all broken.


My two spare sets of prescription glasses are also broken...both in the same week. One is now held together with florist wire (because I'm too lazy to get a screw and fix it) the other's plastic frame just spontaneously cracked.....poof.

Maybe it's something to do with the 10,000,000 degree heat around here.
Who knows.


Anyway, every set of glasses I own (6!) is broken....all in the space of 14(!) days.
Clearly, something freaky is afoot ( an-eye?).

Of course, if I'd been wise and bought the Perfect Mate system (^), things would clearly have been different.



Aug 10, 2011

Little Orphan Sofa

I just put my old brown sofa on the street, with a sign saying "Free to Good Home"
on it. I feel like the worst mother ever!

I'd hoped to be able to fit her (each section) in my car and take her to Goodwill nearby, but alas, after I got her aaaall the way down stairs and to my car, she wouldn't fit.

So, I left her down there and am hoping for the best.

I shouldn't be so sentimental about my poor old stained brown couch, but I am. She was my first piece of furniture after Katrina.
And, I don't know, maybe something about seeing my furniture on the street must have triggered some bad memories. Who knows.

Anyway, I'm just hoping she gets a new home. She's a good girl. She deserves it.

Meanwhile, I have a new sofa that is yet to arrive. He's all black leather and chrome...I call him the leather daddy sofa. He means business.

Aug 5, 2011

envy

A while back, a friend of mine got a new job. I'd been hoping she'd get a job, so initially I was elated.

I still am elated actually. But I've also realized I'm a terrible, terrible, petty jealous person too.
Where did this come from? Ok, I guess it's always been here.

I mean I have a job.
I like my job (for the most part).
I certainly don't want her job.
I really don't.
So why, oh, why do I feel such envy?

I guess when I analyze it, (which is what I'm wont to do...about everything) what makes me maddest is that she didn't really have to do much work to get it...(grrr)....and it was very hard for me ...oh..and the fact that she's making more than I am, despite my having more experience.

The other day I wondered if it would make me happy if she actually lost her job, (I guess I'm evil like that), but it actually didn't.

I realized I would feel terrible for her and still guilty about having been envious in the first place. Either way, I'm screwed.
I can't even have a bit of schadenfreude fun.
WTF.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to exorcise this envy out....but damn if it's not hard.

Aug 2, 2011

Ginger-vitis 2

Because I'm bored, I took a look at the site traffic and noticed that folks just keep visiting this old post,

Anyway... always eager to pander desperately for attention give people what they want, here's yet more gingery goodness!


Ginger McCurly


Ginger McDouche

Ginger McHottub
Ginger McPineapple
Ginger McMarilyn
Ginger McAirbrushing
Ginger McLeather
Ginger McPretty

Ginger McUnff

Ginger McKodak


Ginger O'Daddy


Ginger McTightend


Ginger McBeard

thought for the day*


*hello?