Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nathanial Hawthorne

"Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double0edged as his writing. 'Deep as Dante' Melville said" -- Brenda Wineapple, in "Hawthorne, a life"
And given the chance, I so would have.........

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A sip of whine

The ilduce is sick, sick SICK! He has the flu. It hurts to move. It hurts to breathe. It hurts to change his mind. Surely I've made enough enemies in my lifetime that someone would jump at the chance to come put me out of my misery?????? Have some humanity!!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Love Boat Follies: Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Ann Miller

Now if the P'town ferry would only incorporate a floor show. I figure it would look something like this only BIGGER!!!! and with more Fosse....

It must be Jelly

Cuz Jam don't shake like that! I love the colors and the image itself. Too bad all factories aren't built on cut glass dishes!

The Village People, the early years.....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Water water everywhere.....

So, the Boston Globe published an article today listing eight dates under $40. Maybe it's a slow news day what with only the economy, war and new Presidential administration to report on. In any event they fail to give the key facts as to how to snag a date in order to be then able to spend the said $40! see: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/gallery/8greatdates/

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


OUCH! It must make a girl feel bad, her "girlie" picture not being worth the cost of the paper it's printed on! And remember folks these are "ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS" your ordering!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I love quick time hartch!

Hint! Hint!

So my least favorite holiday is coming up, but it does have a connection to one of my most favorite cookies! And in case anyone asks, YES, the way to this man's heart is through his stomach.......

Are you unpopular? Do you poop out at parties?

"Why? Find out why and the bars that shut you out will fade away and disappear. Most people who miss popularity are themselves to blame. Friends would invite you out if only you had something to add to the general gaiety. For that is why we have parties … to entertain each other."
So be a sport and try to add to the general gaiety....

What are you looking at?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I am so hoping I'll still be here in this library, two months from now.....

Where is she now?

If flocking is wrong I don't want to be right

Up to 400% profit from spraying suede on just about anything from broken radios and TVs to ceramic piggy banks wearing top hats!!!!!! Our economic worries are over!

Alas, it was not to be: http://cases.justia.com/us-court-of-appeals/F2/338/770/333595/

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

He was begging to be blogged...

Mr Reilly popped into my head this morning on my commute to work and then I came across his name while cataloging plays later in the day. Did you know that he directed Julie Harris's premiere in "The Bell of Amherst"?

Monday, February 9, 2009


So there's an all school meeting in a few minutes to discuss budget concerns. RUMORS ABOUND!

Do it or pay the consequences!

"They trademarked the phrase "socially acceptable"????????

Been here

Been there.

Maybe I woke up in a bad mood today, but I can think of at least a dozen social situations that could be improved upon by using Bette's method in this scene......

Friday, February 6, 2009

Desperate times call for desperate measures

Police: Student Blackmailed Schoolmates on Web for Gay SexA Wisconsin high school student, 18, allegedly posed as girl to get naked photos of male schoolmates--then used the photos to blackmail them for sex


falling in love with love is playing the fool

Original Intro:

I weave with brightly colored strings
to keep my mind off other things;
So, ladies, let your fingers dance
and keep your hands out of romance.

Lovely witches
let the stitches
keep your fingers under control.

Cut the tread but leave
the whole heart whole.
Marry maids can sew and sleep;
wives can only sew and weep!

Valentines day is coming up, Or as I refer to it 'Black Saturday" I leave it up to you to deduce which camp either pro or con I've pitched my tent in!

For Scooter...

Welcome to Dallas
Originally uploaded by Hilly_Blue
“First telecast May 16, 1977, ALEXANDER: THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN is the gender-switch follow-up to the 1976 TV movie DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY. While DAWN concentrated on the sordid descent of a young girl into crime and prostitution, Alexander devotes its time to the exploits of a teenaged boy, whose character was introduced in the earlier film. A former Oklahoma farm boy, Alexander takes to the streets of LA, where he becomes a hustler, gigolo and male prostitute. After falling in love with Dawn , Alexander strives to escape his dead-end world and begin life anew.”
I have to give Credit to Scooter for his good taste! Leigh McCloskey absolutely MAKES this film!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


If by chance there's anyone left on the planet who does not feel personally UBER-SCREWED by the Busch administration I highly recommend "Free Lunch" by David Cay Johnston, It's my current commute read and a cause of many spikes in blood pressure.

Read a review here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17808622

Vintage Union Pacific Children's Menu


I can only imagine what he's drinking from that bowl. Sadly I have been on the receiving end of such a stare on more than one occasion back in my youthful clubbing days, usually it involved a lot of drinking on the other person's part and the house lights coming up much to soon, announcing the end of the evening

Dawn Portrait of a Teenage Runaway 1976 - Eve Plumb

Deep in the cloudy past of my ill spent youth, I know I saw this film. But the memory was hazy and then again, the unlikelihood of said memory, a teenage prostitute Jan Brady???!!!! But no, the movie does exist and along with it’s sequel “Alexander, the other side of Dawn” makes for some very enjoyable viewing!

Look for a performance by Joan Prather pre “Eight is Enough” as a fellow prostitute and listen for "Cherry Bomb", written by none other than Joan Jett and performed by The Runaways!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

As if I wasn't already feeling bloated...

I am starting a couple of weeks on creatine today, Since I’m already lifting heavy, on a failure set regimen and my weight has been given a boost since my round of Christmas indulging(despite my week on soup) I though I might as well ice the cake and throw creatine into the mix. and see if I get any improved results. What's a little more water weight, it's not like I'll be modeling any swim suits any time soon. We're getting hit with yet another snow storm today.

This past weekend my masseuse demanded to know if I was on steroids, and kept insisting that I didn’t have to lie to him bout it. It seems my body, particularly my back, has been improving very much and very rapidly before his eyes. It was nice compliment, realizing that all the hard work has paid off! So I got to answer honestly, No, I am not on steroids, whey protein powder, glutamine, fish oil, carnosine, taurine, B.C.A.A.s, D.H.A., tribulus, and now creatine, but NOT steroids.

Girl Getters!

In McGregorcolor!
Nice handlebar placement........

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gowns by Adrian.....

.....hats by Tupperware.

And remember boys....

"skinless" is the new "cut"

How I got started in bodybuilding.....

..sort of, if you substitute being bored, having time on my hands, and realizing I was not getting any action, for having sand kicked in my face. Also substitute joining a a gym and hiring a professional trainer instead of sending away for Charles Atlas' "Dynamic Tension" system. Skip returning to the beach and delivering "something I owe" to previous sand kicking nemesis and come full circle to realize that I am still not getting enough action. And that's how I got into bodybuilding!!!