October 19th, 2008

rex, rome, primeval

Primeval love

terri_osborne and I have been devouring Primeval like a couple of giddy fangoobers. The show is great great fun, and tonight after doing Apartment Stuff, we sat and watched last week's (which I missed while I was visiting Gramma) and this week's together.

And for the record? Lucy Brown can wear that white dress permanently from now on. Really. *nods*

(One thing that's fun is that we both have eye candy: I've got Lucy Brown, Terri's got Andrew Lee Potts. *grin*)
  • Current Music
    "St. James Infirmary" by Arlo Guthrie

reminder: Boogie Knights charity concert on 8 November

The Boogie Knights, the parody band for which I serve as percussionist, will be performing on Saturday 8 November 2008 at the Musical Arts Theatre of South Baltimore on the Riverside Stage at the Salem Lutheran Church at 1530 Battery Avenue in Baltimore, 410-576-0487.

We'll be doing two sets starting at 8pm and lasting until some time between 9.30 and 10pm. The set will include some newer songs, some favorites, and some tunes we haven't done in a while (a few that I've never actually performed before with the band).

Best of all, the concert is for charity. Tickets are $10, and the proceeds will benefit both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer, in the name of our late squire Robbie Greenberger.
  • Current Music
    "Lightning Bar Blues" by Arlo Guthrie

overheard on the street....

As I passed a gaggle of teenagers in front of the local Starbucks, I hear the following:

BOY: My butt cheek feels funny ...
GIRL: So does mine!

Some questions are best left unanswered.........................
  • Current Music
    "Oh Mom" by Arlo Guthrie
politics, Kerry Edwards

some political stuff for a Sunday night

Senator John McCain is a big fat liar liar pants on fire. In 2000, after being the victim of robocalls by Governor Bush's campaign, he said: "I promise you, I have never and will never have anything to do with that kind of political tactic." Eight years later, he's using that very political tactic. His rationale for breaking his word? "They worked." (Link courtesy bill_leisner.)

A video of General Colin Powell's appearance on Meet the Press, where he -- after contributing to Senator McCain's campaign last year -- endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President, in a fascinating and eloquent statement. In particular, the bit at about 4.28 in the video where he discusses the perception (encouraged by the McCain campaign and the Republican Party) that Senator Obama is a Muslim is truth of the highest order. (Link courtesy kvaadk.)

A piece by John Marshall of Talking Points Memo about Senator McCain's gutter campaign and how it still might work, and how we have to be careful not to underestimate this racist tactic. (Link courtesy tiggerallyn.)

A hilarious video of the response of Terry Tate, Office Linebacker, to Governor Sarah Palin's non-answer to Katie Couric regarding what newspapers she reads. (Link courtesy infinitydog.)

Paula Poundstone wonders on the 23/6 blog ("some of the news, most of the time") if anyone is actually listening to President George W. Bush anymore. (Link courtesy trillsie.)

Governor Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live last night. Here are a couple of links from discussion of same on Fox News (which is my way of being fair and balanced -- or something): The opening skit where Governor Palin replaced Tina Fey on the stage, and also the bit where Alec Baldwin mistakes Palin for Tina Fey. (As a bonus, you get a brief clip from Senator McCain's recent Late Show with David Letterman appearance.) Then we have an excessively pregnant Amy Poehler on Weekend Update doing a rap while Palin and Seth Meyer bop along. (Palin, BTW, has rhythm, which is more than be said for Meyer....) Props to Poehler, as it's a rare comedienne who can rap, dance, and shoot a moose while nine months pregnant.....
  • Current Music
    "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" from the eponymous show

my Sunday feeling...

The weekend has been spent doing many moving things. Both terri_osborne and I have started moving things into our respective offices, and between the two of us (mostly her) we finished off the painting. I've also (gasp) made some progress on GWP2, which is good, as I have to have it finished in two weeks...................

Tomorrow, I move more stuff into my office, and also start boxing some things up here (mostly things on/in items that will be moved). I also have to look into a new king-sized bed frame.

Then tomorrow night is the final day of the black belt promotion. Collapse )

In other news, and with apologies to greeneyedkzin, fibro_witch, suricattus, querldox, and any other Red Sox fans reading this, the Rays are beating the BoSox 3-1 after eight innings. In the top of the eighth, Nancy J.D. Drew struck out looking with the bases loaded to short-circuit a potential rally. BTW, David "Big Fatty" Ortiz, the Bestest Clutch Hitter EVAR!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!1111eleventy-one1111, has been up twice in potential run-scoring situations with one out. The first time, he struck out, with Dustin Pedroia thrown out stealing (on, I might add, the world's most perfect throw to second by Dioner Navarro). The second time, with runners at first and second, he grounded into a forceout.

Three outs to the possibility of the Tampa Bay Rays going to the World Series for the first time in their ten-year history, and good for them, say I. They were the league's punching bag for a decade, but they've spent the last several years using their basement-level status to make some excellent draft choices, and those picks are the backbone of the 2008 AL East champions.
  • Current Music
    "St. James Infrimary" by Bob French's Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
NYY, melky

your 2008 AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays

Congrats to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, for a decade the joke of the American League, for beating the Boston Red Sox in seven games to advance to the World Series, representing the AL against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Congrats also to the Red Sox, who made the Rays work for it, and for making it interesting after being pummelled for 25 straight innings at home.
  • Current Music
    "Coyote" by Joni Mitchell & The Band