Monday, October 29, 2007

Porter Wagoner passed away yesterday- the man who launched Dolly Parton's career and about whom she penned "I Will Always Love You."

I will always love you too, Porter.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday was Halloween. Well, no, not technically, but you know, Halloween's on Wednesday so this was the weekend Halloween celebration.

This year, Katie had the brilliant idea of dressing up as the cast of Clue (movie based on the board game, not the actual board game) and I must say, I think we did a smashing job.

Erica was the cook.

Poor woman got stabbed in the back.

Colonel Mustard, Ivette the Maid, The Cook, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, and me, Miss Scarlet.

First we went to this party on the Upper East Side that was kind of frightening...which I suppose was fitting as it was Halloween...

This man was very large and VERY naked.

So we ditched the apartment party and headed downtown...

And we'll do it all again Wednesday night. Okay, maybe not all of it.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I still find it completely annoying for humor writers to use “Halloween is a holiday for girls to dress as sluts” as fodder- BUT this article in the LA Times did give me a little chuckle.

For the record, this year will be the first time in a while I’ve dressed up as anything “sexy” – and it’s only because we are going as the cast of Clue and I’m Miss Scarlet. What with Miss Scarlet being the proprietor of a whorehouse, it’s kind of hard not to make her look a little slutty.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...

It's been a rough month due to the whole surgery on my knee thing. But, I'm apparently a superstar healer and have been getting back in the saddle and - more importantly - out of the house.

However, I DID stay in last night to throw myself a NOT Mitzvah party for my 26th Birthday. I wore a dress my sister wore to the Homecoming dance her freshman year of high school - meanwhile, Erica wore the dress she wore to her ACTUAL Bat Mitzvah. Bravo.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Yeah, that's right, I went to a Rihanna concert last night. Me, a bunch of 13 year olds, and the gay male population of Manhattan.

You know you're jealous.

And thanks to the rainy NYC weather yesterday, everyone had their umbrellas up during "Umbrella" - it was truly magical ;)

Thanks, Andy, for the free ticket.

Friday, October 05, 2007

A wee bit belated...BUT,

Three weeks ago I went to Austin for the Austin City Limits Music Festival (my third time attending). It was a great time as always with great bands and great (hot!) weather. Even GREATER was getting to spend time with Emily and Steph - Steph having just moved away to Arizona and Emily being stranded in State College, PA. Anyway, here are some photos:

When in Austin, breakfast tacos are a must. I prefer mine sans eggs. I got one chorizo and potato, and one bacon, potato and cheese. Yum.

I got a pulled pork sandwich from Salt Lick for lunch and was pretty disappointed. I think all that amazing North Carolina BBQ ruined me for life. A "pretty good" pulled pork sandwich just doesn't cut it anymore.

Kaiser Chiefs were very fun. The lead singer climbed the scaffolding...but he hurt himself on the way down and limped through the rest of the set.

The Cold War Kids were good.

MIA invited everyone up on stage...then realized that was a horrible idea and kicked them off...only after her back-up singer asked everyone for pot.

Bjork is one crazy lady. She appeared to be wearing a giant gold garbage bag.

Emily brought me a tasty treat from Germany called "BIFI" (as in beefy). She found it in a vending machine and new that I must have it. The picture on the package makes it look like a pre-packaged corn dog, but basically it's a super greasy salami stick coated in some form of bread product.

It smelled like a$$.


A must-have accessory for ACL: The cowboy hat.

The sky was pretty during Lucinda William's rocking set.

And also before the night shows.