Saturday, August 9, 2008

rock band

last night i participated in a series of rock band tournaments. i just happened to be a member of both winning teams.

i was amazing.

my metallica T-shirt... AMAZING.

scott on the drums, almost as amazing.

the other team, not so amazing.

It's your day, take your walk...

Apparently, we failed to acknowledge the birthday of one of our own, the Stupendous Miss Kate S. Kate is a woman of many talents, the current reigning MVP of 5th Year Reunion, a world renowned dancer, equestrian, fashionista and has also been featured in BAM for always having her Van Wickles Open. Happy Belated Birthday Kate! Thank you for being a friend.

Friday, August 8, 2008

It's not the perfume that you wear: a love letter to w and g

some roommates you find on craigslist. he/she is a cool person, likes to watch "curb your enthusiasm" and make fun of the park slope food co-op with you. some roommates are old and dear friends from college - you make mix cds for each other and continue to mock, cajole, and inspire each other even after they move very far away. i've been lucky to have amazing and cool roommates from college onward, and all of these folks have a very special place in my heart.

and this week, another two soldiers join the ranks of people who have seen me in pajamas, reading kitten blogs, drafting letters of complaint, crying, laughing, crying while laughing, etc. i am grateful for so many things about w and g - their ability to inspire me with their incredible tenacity, senses of humor, and zeal for life/academics/video games/reading/ice cream/rock band/biking/having adventures. and, let's face it, the three of us had some pretty amazing eye-ware.

but the biggest thing i am thankful for is that we often told each other how fond we are of each other. g may never read this because she doesn't internet too much and is on her way to england soon, and w is the toast of the blogging town these days with his own oeuvre. but they don't need to read this post to know that i adore them fully and will be with them every time they sidle up to a carton of Edy's "Slow-Churned" ice cream. In the words of the band the Cars, and made famous by the inimitable band Just the Tip in Rock Band , "I guess you're just what I needed."
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the present

after a week of packing, a day of loading (or, rather, watching as my movers loaded), a day of traveling, a day of waiting for my stuff, a day of unloading (or, rather, watching as my movers unloaded), and a day of cleaning (ahem, well, watching that too...) i have newly arrived. things are a little crazy here in box-land but if you are in the greater ny area tonight please come over for a bbq! you know my address, but call if you forgot it or need directions. 7:30pm. non-new york peeps, we will raise a turkey burger in your honor!!
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I'm as corny as Kansas in August...

Because it's easier than sending out a mass email please note that New Arrivals Fan, Kevin Smith, is engaged. His fiance's name is Karli. She is from Kansas. Hopefully, if/when there is an engagement party Ricky Shroeder will be in attendance and will not pour beer on anyone.

* Didn't have a picture of Kevin, Karli or Kansas so I decided to go with something generally blogppropriate.

Polo Dandy

As everyone knows I love nothing if I don't love Ralph Lauren. One of my first words was "Polio" which is what I called a "Polo" shirt. But while anyone can appreciate a well placed ascot, after watching The Today Show this morning, I can only share my concern that the Prince of American Fashion may have wandered a little south of "athletic" in his design for the opening ceremonies ensembles. I'm not sure this is necessarily the strongest front we can put forth tonight. Now if these were his designs for the opening ceremonies of croquet season in Bath I'd be all over them...that is if I could change the pants to a white pleated skirt and wear knee socks.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Guests for our next tour

Based on this video, I think Paris Hilton might be great to invite for a guest appearance on our next tour. She can act, sing, solve the energy crisis and she's hot. If she doesn't work out, there is always Bea Arthur.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Star Spangled

As we get ever closer to the return of Camelot I would like to remind all New Arrivals that the spirit of the greatest First Lady of our time is still alive and well in America.

Monday, August 4, 2008

You made me leap without taking a look

So you think I was anxious to get to the East Coast? Notice that I have positioned myself under the only tree with changing leaves in Northern CA AND decided it was a good move to have myself immortalized in our senior year book in a turtleneck and fair isle sweater? HOT.

And while we're talkin' high school

Parents always wonder how they miss the signs that their teen is starting to drink and use drugs. Notice the beer mug, the caffeinated beverage and the cry for help? It's a miracle we didn't have to send her to Promises to be roomies with Miss Lohan.

Here We Are, Face to Face...

...with what we can only hope Ms. Jefferson wore to her high school reunion.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

cruel and unusual punishment

how am i supposed to get any packing done when my favorite movie is on E! ?
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it's so hard for me to be apart from y'all, buried deep, deep in the south of our fine country. but may i please remind everyone of the following?

And when the veil of dreams has lifted,
And the fairy tales have all been told,
There's a kiss at the end of the rainbow;
More precious than a pot of gold.

as ever,