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November 27, 2006

Trip Chances

There is an 85% chance I’m going to Vegas next weekend.

There is a 65% chance I’m going to Scotland (Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Forres) in the middle of the month.

There is a 98% chance (saying 100% would be inviting disaster) I’m going on a cruise to the Caribbean with my family for new year.

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Check her out

The lovely and talented Julia Gorin has the second episode of “The America Show” up now at YouTube.

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The rest of my “what I did on my summer vacation” essay

I took 170 pictures over this Thanksgiving weekend. I apologize to everyone that was subjected to the non-stop flash, but just think how you’ll thank me when you’re 80.

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November 26, 2006

Picture this

Back to Brooklyn, 4:30pm, Saturday

More weekend.

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November 25, 2006

And other wonderful fun facts from one CXB

My “About Me” page attracts some wacky comments and the latest is by a NY mini-celeb recently released from prison named Christopher Brodeur. Check it out, Reagan was a Commie, y’all.

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Two days in Brooklyn

My Thanksgiving weekend, so far, in pictures. I’m heading back to, as Tom calls it, “the borough that’s thorough” today so will be adding more to the set.

Verrazano Bridge, shot from Belt Parkway
I was driving as I took this.

November 24, 2006

You’ve heard of a Very Brady Christmas

Welcome to a Seriously Summers Thanksgiving.

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November 23, 2006

I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

New York is basically under water today. I hope your Thanksgiving has been happy (and dryer than mine).

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November 22, 2006

Congrats to my Scottish boys

Shunsuke Nakamara

I’ve written before about my Celtic love. I have a thing for Japanese players too, Hideki Matsui remains my favorite Yankee (especially now that Bubba Crosby, sniff, is gone), so I’ve been loving Shunsuke Nakamara. Go Celtic!

So, how’s my English Premier League team doing?

UPDATE: I think I’m joining, it’s time to go back to 9am pints.

A morning giggle

“Have a great Thanksgiving holiday and if you are not American, have a great Thursday.”


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November 21, 2006

“Not everything is homophobic”

Watching the brouhaha between Rosie O’Donnell and Kelly Ripa over Clay Aiken is watching dumb and dumber. But I’m on Kelly Ripa’s side in this one. O’Donnell is clearly ‘dumber’.

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And just like that, Peter has a favorite candidate for ‘08

Sam Brownback mulls presidential run

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Don’t mess with Condi

The one tense moment of last night came when one of the participants referred to Condi as “Condisleazy Rice”. This elicited actual boos from the audience that had, previously, been jovial.

What’s with the Condi bashing?

Ragged Thots thinks there is a racist/sexist element involved. I don’t think there’s any doubt about it. If she was a white man, people would expect for her to act as she is, that is, as a conservative. But because she is a black woman, she’s not living up to some dumb liberal ideal.

Both quotes via Ragged Thots:

“Condoleezza Rice, she’s a lovely woman, but I think she’s a b—-,” [Donald] Trump said to wild applause. “She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens.”

Welcome to diplomacy, Donnie. And, what would you like to see happen exactly? Also, she can either be a bitch or a lovely woman. I’m not sure how she can be both.

Someone tell Spike Lee he’s like 4′11″ and weighs 80 pounds wet. My money is on Condi in this scenario:

Director Spike Lee on Condoleezza Rice: “If I got her a— on camera, I would put my Mars Air Jordans so far up her butt that the Mayo Clinic would have to remove them,” he says in the new King magazine.

Violence against women. How totally progressive.

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In a pinch….

Here’s a handy guide to ages of consent all over the world. It also includes all the US states.

Hat-tip Ren.

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A weepy, gushy post before I get back to regular blogging

I’m obsessed with song lyrics. Dawn Summers will say something, I’ll answer with a song lyric, and then she’ll say “do you have a song for everything?” Yes, yes I do. There are some lyrics that can be used again and again for different situations, so let me quote this Kanye West line for the second time on this blog: “They say you never know what you got till it’s gone, I know I got it, I don’t know what y’all on”.

Man, do I have it good. I don’t live a charmed life, and I recognize that sometimes things can go very, very badly, but in general, and in the people I have chosen to surround myself with, I got it made. On a cold Monday night, I performed on a stage for the first time in my adult life (I had minor roles in high school plays which I don’t believe count). The audience was filled with people I just adore:

My mom (who, I must admit I felt some concern about when the last performer did a piece called “Haggard the Faggard” and simulated masturbation) and my awesome brother (who when approached to record an audience segment, despite being extremely private and kind of shy, went along with it. When I asked him why later, he said he thought I would’ve wanted him to.).

Dawn Summers was first to arrive and, despite the fact that she’s an evil liberal who was rooting against me (playfully), when I asked her to run out and get me a slice of pizza as I hadn’t eaten all day, she did with no complaint (the fact that she ran into Peter on the way there and essentially made him get it is neither here nor there.).

Speaking of Peter, I’m generally much mushier about my friends than about my man, but wow, he’s just the greatest. I don’t know how you all survive without a Peter in your life, but I wish you the best of luck with that.

My beautiful guy friends, SMVP (who had to go back to work after the show!!), “The Dude” (previously called MKID or Matty) and Frank White. Man, I only realized later that I had asked the fellas to come out on a Monday night…Monday Night Football Night! I can’t believe they showed, I didn’t know they’d chance missing football for anything.

I’ve written before that I stay friends with exes. My last boyfriend was there last night. He’s opening a new business and getting married in the summer. Stay friends with your exes, people, just trust me.

PN, Ari, Lisa– the girls totally rock. I can’t wait for summer and to go back to Hold ‘Em games on the balcony.

And a really big thanks to people who didn’t have to be there, meaning they wouldn’t be getting my hard look if they didn’t show up. Thanks Robert, Julia, Quickjustice, and Tatyana. So cool of you guys to come.

The show was really fun to do. Like I note in the first paragraph, I’m obsessed with lyrics so I thought it would be fun to talk about the current political situation using hip-hop lyrics. My piece was called “Better Living Through Hip-Hop”, a play on “Better Living Through Chemistry”. I think my biggest laugh line, one that might be familiar to my readers, was when I said “What would the world be without America? Who would step in when something goes wrong? France?” and then played the Jay-Z song “99 Problems” cued to the line “You know the type, loud as a motorbike, but wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruitfight.” Also when I said that America isn’t much liked and played 50 Cent’s “Life on the Line”: “Nobody likes me and that’s ok, cause I don’t like y’all anyway, no I don’t like y’all anyway.”

The audience voted on the best piece and I won, and yes I realize it’s because most of the audience were my friends and family members. I then got to pick a partner for the quiz portion of the show and I chose Evan Coyne Maloney. We crashed and burned in this segment, mostly because we couldn’t follow instructions about when to ring the bell (it might be because of the wine he and I downed during the intermission) and also because the judges refused to accept “Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham” as an answer to “Which movie stars attended the TomKat wedding?” They claim she’s not a movie star. I’m saying they clearly didn’t see Spiceworld.

Anyway, great time all around, I think most of the people that attended had fun and I would encourage y’all to check out a future “News To Me” segment sometime.

Pictures are here and here.

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