Monday, March 31, 2008


They're back! Holy Crap! How fabulous!

[Rock Lobster from]

The fun...the silly joy...the distinct sound...the groovy youth...
THE B-52's!!!!!

[OK - not this one]

Friday, March 28, 2008

Clever minds think alike... How to: TO DO

I was chatting with my friend/colleague - the fabulous Tiffany Davis - and mentioned this entry and she told me that she and her sig-oth do the same thing! At first I thought - DAMN! Then I thought how neat that we both do the same thing...

SO - here's a fun tip for Friday. If you're like me and keep written to do lists on hand, to make sure you accomplish what you need to, this will make it fun and easy.

Go to a restaurant supply store or office supply store [OR your favorite cafe and see if they'll let you poach one] and pick up some "Guest Check" pads...

The box for date on top can be handy if you've got a full day - or you can use it for a "week ending" reminder...

Server? For your initials. The small box on the left column is to check off completed tasks...the two on the right can be for notes or codes or follow up intructions.

Looks neat.
Is handy.
Is simple.

How's that?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Cultural conservatism vs. media and "edutainment"

I've been meaning to share this...

kind of an eye-opener on how the cultural conservatives have been able to dumb down and pollute SO many parts of American life...

I forgot how much I enjoy Now [loved Brancaccio on Marketplace, too] and Bill Moyers' show

Sadly - Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason really hit the mark on Moyers' show recently...

Check her out and click through to the interview - really worth watching...

Made me want to buy a map!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What I would've said...

To the lovely young Indian girl in the bumblebee skirt and blouse chatting obliviously on her Swarovski-crusted cell phone...

"Darling...the stripes on the pavement don't stop cars when you walk out in front of them at unguarded street crossings - just like stop signs and stop lights don't stop other cars when you're driving..."

In other words - you're lucky I didn't hit you...and may not be so lucky with the next driver. Less talk. More walk.

Pay freakin' attention!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Well...It COULD happen tomorrow... ATL's wild ride!

The Weather Channel is right! Their popular show became eerily real here this weekend.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had some great shots of the destruction from the EF2 tornado that ripped through the city and right through downtown.

"Where'd I park?" Quelle Drag!

photos by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

So lucky that there weren't any serious injuries - though, unfortunately, some northern rural counties suffered several fatalities on Saturday...

With Mayor Shirley Franklin's [is she going to run for Governor?!?] leadership things are pretty quickly returning to normal - but what a handful for so many!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 smirk or to grin? A quick take...

Did you ever wonder what the difference was between a smirk and a grin [too Rooney?]? I did - since I often suggest that I smirk in photographs of myself.

Well...I was shocked to find out how negatively my beloved "smirk that works" was defined.

Take a look - from
grin [grin] verb, grinned, grin·ning, noun
–verb (used without object)
to smile broadly, esp. as an indication of pleasure, amusement, or the like.
to draw back the lips so as to show the teeth, as a snarling dog or a person in pain. [OK - well there is this...]
to show or be exposed through an opening, crevice, etc.
–verb (used with object)
to express or produce by grinning: The little boy grinned his approval of the gift.
–noun [THE LITTLE BOY GRINNED?!?! Awww...]
a broad smile.
the act of producing a broad smile.
the act of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth, as in anger or pain.

smirk [smurk] –verb (used without object)
to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way.
the facial expression of a person who smirks.

I smirk - because I'm not a toothy grinner... Belinda - guess I'll need more White Strips!!

The little boy grinned...and-here-the nasty man smirked. How disappointed am I to finally see in writing the difference? Quelle drag!