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September 30, 2007

Audience Participation

Nothing makes me feel more feminine than cooking.

Which is a problem since I don’t really know how to cook.

My mission for the Fall is to learn, though. I’m planning to take a class or two in the next few weeks.

I spent my Sunday making one of the few dishes I know how, my world-famous vegetarian chili. I, of course, took pictures of the whole thing.

And it was good:

Final product

So here’s where the title of this post comes into play: I’m soliciting easy recipes. I recognize that there’s a whole world wide web out there where I can seek these out but I trust that my commenters can do better than anything I’ll find.

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Dallas does St. Louis


How cutie is that smile? And how blinging are those earrings?

Dallas is winning 14-7 right now. I hope they take it down while I go out and enjoy this beautiful day.

UPDATE 2:57pm: It takes me forever to leave the house, 20-7.

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I have a candidate for ‘08!

It’s for Russia’s presidency, though.

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What’s the angle?

I don’t buy it: 82-year old weds 24-year old.

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September 29, 2007

Saturday Silly

Iggy got to go to the Playboy Mansion (for the second time!) and all we got is this pretty cool photo dump.

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September 28, 2007


Wait. Congress held hearings on hip-hop? How did I miss that great opportunity to mock our elected officials?

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Mad Men Watercooler

“The city is everything.”- Joan Holloway

I liked Joanie right away but was sort of afraid she’d be a caricature–the typical bitchy office slut. She’s turned out to be so much smarter, more interesting and generally just classier than I first imagined. I also love the fact that a redhead is the hottest woman on the show.

That said, my goal in life is to be like Betty Draper–minus the philandering husband, hot and moneyed though he may be. Could she be more perfect?

“Remember, Don. When G-d closes a door, he opens a dress.”-Roger Sterling.

Was I the only one thinking “please don’t let the twins kiss, please don’t let the twins kiss, please don’t let the twins kiss”? And then “please make the roommate stop talking, please make the roommate stop talking, please make the roommate stop talking.”

I’m not sure what to make of the new Jewish chick. What’s her point? She can’t just be someone Don has on the side, he’s already got a Jewish mistress. And he can’t possibly leave perfect Betty for…anyone. So, what’s the deal.

Leave me comments, fellow Mad Men watchers. I need to discuss.

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Not news

As Allah might write, “shocka”: Women find it hard to date men who earn less than they do.

Via Ari’s comment section.

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The hazards of fake Republicans

Mike Bloomberg not sure Bush was elected.

How much do I hate Mark Green for making me vote Mike in ‘01?

Song of the Day

“The Tide is High”, both the Blondie and John Holt versions.

“I’m not the kind of girl who gives up just like that.”-Debbie Harry.

I’m actually exactly the kind of girl who gives up just like that.

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Memo to New Yorkers

The outdoor bar at the Hudson Hotel is only going to be open for another three weeks. I was there last night and, to use a phrase of my brother’s, it was straight fire.

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September 27, 2007

Dear Newt

Please. Don’t.

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Clinch, baby.


APTOPIX Yankees Devil Rays Baseball

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I’m the NRA and I vote.


UPDATE: Azi has a post on the dinner (although I feel the St. John’s rreference is wildly unrelated) and also reposts the picture above.

And yes, Ron Paul supporters were out in force, both inside and outside the event. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, there’s a dedication there that seriously impresses me.

September 26, 2007

Mad about…

I’m hooked on Mad Men. At this point I’m watching the six episodes available On Demand multiple times. What’s the story, is the season over? Was there not an episode last week? The last episode I have is episode 9.

In the meantime Gridskipper has a Mad Men guide to NY. It’s not very detailed but it is helping me get my Mad Men fix until the next episode.

UPDATE: Ask and you receive. From Mad Men’s PR people:

Mad Men is back tomorrow with a brand new episode. Episode 10, “The Long Weekend” airs this Thursday, September 27th at 10/9PM CT on AMC. I have preview photos and clip available here.

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People I know

*My friend Alex Brunk is going to work for Fred Thompson. Good news for Fred, bad news for us as Alex is resigning from his blog, Save the GOP. Alex was way ahead of the Fred curve, putting him on his presidential wish list back in 2004. I wish Alex, and Fred, all the best.

*Ben Brofman comes up with an interesting solution to Jewish underpopulation. It’s not your mama’s method.

*Blogroll Update NY: Political Doodle. I met Abe at one of them rightwinging events around town and he’s the right side of this bipartisan blog. Check it out.

*Robert George is competing to be NY’s Funniest Reporter on Wednesday, Oct.3. Click here for details.

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