Thursday, October 28, 2004

Body Works

The human body is fascinating - especially when it's plastinated and the insides are this .

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


I have a hard time understanding how people just don't respond to an invitation. If I'm sending you an Evite, it takes two clicks to say yes, maybe or no. Give me a maybe, I don't care. Just give some kind of answer - I really find it rude when people do nothing...I took the time to invite all of you, some whom I probably don't like that much but want to be polite to and give opportunity to expand social circles and you thank me by viewing the invitation but not giving an answer. Are you waiting to see if something better comes along? Because really, given the caliber of the invitees, outside of my immediate circle of friends and family there is NO ONE who has something better to do on a Saturday night. Even I don't.

And showing up without responding really gets my goat. That means you decided that you might as well come because that hot date fell through (or never existed, more likely) and you expect that I had planned for your appearance anyway.

Unfortunately, I have. There's always plenty of everything for the 15 people who didn't respond that show up anyway. This year, there are even costumes.


The pinata will make up for all of it.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Gastric Bypass = Brain Bypass?

I have a theory.

Gastric bypass surgery makes you go insane.

I think there should be a study about the psychological effects of the surgery on recipients. Everyone I know that has had it has gone completely off the deep end, to the point that marriages are ruined.

I don't get it - you were obese, unhealthy and unhappy and hated yourself. You have a partner who loved you in spite of that. You get a new body and suddenly that commitment doesn't matter. That's so unfair.

I think mandatory therapy should be a part of the recovery's obvious that the majority of people can't deal with the changes rationally on their own.


The Beauty of Ebay

Oh, how I love Ebay. I found the best thing EVER for Morgan yesterday, but it was sold. Fortunately, super-sleuth Gene found the same item on Ebay - I got it for $7.99, as opposed to $65.

That beats the pants off a swap meet any day.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Rain and rain

So soggy. It's not a good week to decide you need a new futon mattress...especially since we need it by Friday and the rain JUST WON'T STOP.

The dog may die of boredom before long - the poor thing just wants to go outside, and it's too wet to let her. A Google search for rain + dog brings up a Tom Waits album. While not exactly what I was looking for, it's appropriate for today.

I have to figure out some kind of indoor activity for her before she eats the rug.

It's going to be a long winter.

Monday, October 18, 2004

I'm a star!

I'm a star
Originally uploaded by Ween.
This week's photo.

She is a star. And probably at home getting the futon completely muddy and wet.

Close to Home

Close to Home is one of the current exhibitions at the Getty Center.

There's something strangely moving about other people's photographs.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Delinquent No More!

Okay, Ki is still a pretty rude dog...however, she is now allowed back into group classes.

In the immortal words of Senor Cardgage, many congrabulations Elizagerth.

Next weekend she meets up with a basset hound at Camp Laura.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

What Was I Supposed to Say?

I seem to be having short-term memory issues. Is it the booze? Does my mind work too fast? Am I senile?

It's hard to say, but I may end up overdosing on Tylenol if it doesn't stop.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Los Angeles County Coroner

Skeletons in the Closet is the official store of the county coroner's office.

I love it.

Monday, October 11, 2004

A Shout Out to Reading, PA

"Leave your inhibitions behind! Some of the best shows I've ever done have been in the oddest places, like Charleston, S.C., and Reading, Pa. I just get the feeling that when you go to the heartland, so to speak, they're very happy you made the effort. It's a big night out, a big deal.

-- Entertainer BETTE MIDLER, asked whether she would tone down some of the more ribald aspects of her act when she takes her tour to smaller towns with more conservative audiences.

And if the Divine Miss M likes to play to the Reading crowd, then they must be A-OK.

It's still a pretty depressing place.


So - should I come up with a theme, or keep up my random spewings of drivel? Thinking about a theme takes work, or creativity. And it might suggest I am serious about this.

It's too much to think about on a Monday afternoon after I've spent two hours reading the Straight Dope.

I'm going home.

Friday, October 08, 2004

See My Tongue?

Originally uploaded by Ween.
She got into a pie on the counter once.

If you look really close, you can see the whipped cream on her nose. Fortunately, I got the camera in time to capture this.

That doesn't happen often enough, even though I carry my camera with me all the time.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004


So bored.

So broke.

So there.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Why I'm Not an Organ Donor

Whoops - we thought he was dead.

Mount St. Helens

..."the 1,000-foot-high lava dome within the crater had swelled by about 150 feet".

Oh ho - how exciting. I hope it blows soon.

Watch it here .

Monday, October 04, 2004

Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum

This could be the most boring museum ever.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Today's Resolution

I've resolved not to quit drinking yet.

October seems to be a month of parties and I just can't be a non-drinker at every event. Besides, I have to participate in the vodka toast for the Russian Jewish Museum.

And we're having brats tonight - they scream out for a Hefeweizen as an accompaniment.