Tuesday, October 28, 2008

There's an old saying...

...in show business that says you should never perform with children or animals, they will almost always upstage you.

I think that sentiment can be applied to this picture. Ladies and gentlemen, Inara and Melvin.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lyric of the Day

"And if I hear one more time about a fool's right to his tools of rage, I'm gonna take all my friends and I'm gonna move to Canada, and we're gonna die of old age." ~ Ani Difranco To The Teeth

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Korean mums

The Korean Chrysanthemums are in bloom at the Central Park Conservancy at 105th and 5th and they are a breathtaking sight. Go quickly if you want to catch them in all their glory, the cold weather will chase them away soon. It also just happens to be the spot where Arbor Boy spends his days. We should all be so lucky.

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The management

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boy's Night

Arbor Boy and Melvin getting to know each other.

You seem like a good guy.

Yeah, I think we'll get along just fine.

Saturday afternoon

It's time for me to get away from the political insanity swirling around us and post something a little more mellow, something more apropos of a lazy saturday afternoon. I revisited itunes after placing a self-imposed moratorium on music buying for the past couple of months. Needless to say, I did a little damage but it was money well spent. As I type this, John Mayer's Continuum is grooving in the background, it's a perfect soundtrack for the day.

I also went searching for some old school hip-hop/rap and came away with A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory. This is a great album from start to finish.

I rounded out my shopping spree with few random single purchases and now I've reinstated the music buying moratorium before I go broke.


Arbor Boy started his new job in Central Park recently so I made my way to 103rd and 5th a few weeks ago to see where he's been spending his days. Three gorgeous gardens tucked away in the north east corner of Central Park along museum mile. I brought my new camera with me.

I highly recommend a visit to the Central Park Conservancy for those of you in NYC. The mums will be blooming soon, they're sure to be beautiful.

Tomorrow we're driving north of the city to check out some fall color, meet up with friends for some hiking or apple picking and just get away from the concrete jungle. I'm sure I'll have more pictures to post.

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Super Troopergate

This is probably not what McCain's campaign had in mind when they told Sarah Palin to go out and get them some press. I can't wait to see the pseudofeminists and deluded women of America defend their precious hockey mom in lipstick.

Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's in a name?

Bill Platt, the GOP chairman for Lehigh County, PA made sure to use Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein, twice at a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin. This is really getting old, folks. The people playing the name game with Barack Obama really need to stop and listen to themselves and hear how truly ignorant they sound. Obama rhymes with Osama. Obama's middle name is Hussein. Well then, he must be an anti-American Muslim terrorist who will sneak into your home at night and eat your children, right? For the love of god, people, stop it already. Remember, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Saddam Hussein by any other name would still be an evil son of a bitch. Are we to fear anyone and everyone who shares a name with (or has a name that rhymes with) a dictator, terrorist, serial killer, etc.? The sheer stupidity of this "logic" is astounding. So, to the people who want to equate Barack Obama with Muslim faith and terrorism solely because of his name, stop it. Now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The difference

Actual debate aside, the differences between the two candidates was astounding. Barack Obama perched comfortably on his chair watching McCain intently. When he spoke he looked directly into the audience his words full of charisma and self-assuredness. McCain, in contrast, scribbled madly on his notepad, at times stumbled in his speaking and shuffled aimlessly around the forum like an old man in his bedroom slippers.

As far as the debate itself, both sides had moments and missteps. But while Barack Obama spoke clearly and plainly about energy, tax policy and the economy, John McCain tended to wander in his thinking until he found a foothold and then burst into a diatribe about one of his campaign's topics. It even seemed as though he was attempting to prove his political know-how by referencing vague and obscure policies, bills, and so on.

If tonight wasn't a clear demonstration of why John McCain is not capable of running the country then I don't know what is.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Debate

There are two things that are very wrong with last night's Vice Presidential debates. The first is the performance that Sarah Palin gave where, for all the words that came out of her mouth, she said very little. The second is the fact that there are people who will buy that performance. She stood up there with all the pageantry poise she could muster and recited those talking points that she crammed into her head in the days leading up to the debate. Ask her the same questions next week (you know, the ones she didn't answer last night) and she won't be able to pull the names Kim Jong-il and Ahmadinejad out of her brain if her life depended on it. She was as rehearsed and robotic as a grade school play and I just can't see how anyone would want that in a leader.

On the other hand, Joe Biden was poised and knowledgeable on all the topics. He spoke naturally and looked comfortable. He answered the questions that were given him and defended the Obama/Biden campaign with facts that were not drilled into his head 72 hours before the debate. It clearly showed just how out of her league Governor Palin really is. And while she claims to empathize with Joe Six-Pack (a term I despise due to it's sheer ridiculousness) she barely batted an eye when Joe Biden spoke of his wife and daughter. And by the way, to all those Joe Six-Packs out there, Sarah Palin and her husband are worth about $1.2 million. See, she's just like you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGod?

On my way home from work today on the subway, I was reading over a woman's shoulder (yes, I do that. Annoying, isn't it?). She was reading Glamour magazine so I could mostly see the pictures and a few headlines. She flipped to a topic that read, "7 Things In God's Makeup Bag". Now, let me pause to say that, although I went to church religiously (no pun intended) as a kid, I would probably call myself an agnostic. I believe that there quite possibly could be a god, but I tend to believe more scientific explanations for life and creation, etc, etc.

But I digress.

Why does God need makeup? God doesn't seem to show his (or her) face in public much and, if he...she... did, wouldn't she..er, he...be able to have perfectly clear, beautiful skin. After all, he's God. I couldn't read the the details so I don't know everything God keeps in his makeup bag but thank God (hee hee) there were pictures because I can tell you that God likes pink metallic nail polish. Are the fashion magazines so hard up for consumers that they're targeting the God-fearing Christians in hopes of finding a new demographic to sell their beauty tips and fashion musts-haves to? Who knows? Maybe the May issue will feature a swimsuit spread with a very different look.