Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A few things

No hot guys on Oprah today, but I still have a few items to share. One is actually (again) related to Brad Pitt! That was unplanned, but might as well tackle that first.

1) I am enjoying my December issue of In Style which is pretty much the size of a phonebook. There's a pic of Brad and Angelina with a caption "No, you don't have her husband or her wardrobe" and I paused and said Wait a second.... Brad Pitt is NOT her husband! They are not married. They have been dating since 2005 (I think) and he is the father of her kids, but that's nto the same as being her husband. It ticked me off that no one caught that factual error so I wrote to the editor! They really should proof-read better.

2) We are going "up" to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. It is strange to use "up" as the direction, but c'est la vie. SC is chillier than Florida so I have been looking through the suitcase of cold weather clothing we brought to the condo instead of putting in storage. We clearly didn't plan on being here through the fall/winter because there are very few appropriate items in said suitcase. In fact, a decent portion is just a stack of Hard Rock t-shirts. Very useful. However, after removing the HRC shirts and a pair of Curious George PJ pants (seriously) I discovered 2 pair of jeans that I completely forgot that I owned. I was just wondering today how I was going to make it for 4 days with the one pair I have been wearing here during the evenings, and now I don't have to worry! I realized I actually have 4 pair of jeans that FIT ME RIGHT NOW! They fit better today than they did mostly all of 2008 which makes me very happy. I almost want to celebrate with a brownie sundae but I realize that probably will make them fit less well.

3) Early Christmas decorations and celebrating is driving me crazy. We actually bought Christmas cards in Target this past weekend because I was afraid they would run out if we waited until after Thanksgiving. And truly, who wants to go into Target any day in December? To add to the madness, there is a radio station that has, no joke, been playing Christmas music since Halloween. Um- Thanksgiving, anyone? I, for one, love apple pie and turkey and mashed potatoes and corn and the Macy's parade. And especially apple pie. So let's let Thanksgiving and the parade to enjoy their one day of glory.

4) I am making two Thanksgiving desserts tomorrow and am very pumped. Guess what I am making? That's right. Apple pie. (Dessert #2 is pumpkin bread, in case you are wondering)

5) Happy Thanksgiving to my (probably less than 5) loyal readers. Or, as Pepe would say, FELIZ TURKEYS OHKEH!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Brad Pitt

I am watching Oprah this afternoon. I tend to watch when it's a happy or frivolous topic (in other words, I avoid the child molester and other depressing social issue shows) and today Brad is promoting his new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It looks super super good and I want to see it (hint to Michael). What I have observed today, just as I observe every time I see Brad in print, on TV or in a film, is that he is hot. He is perhaps the most attractive human being on the planet. Everything about him is beautiful. Hair, eyes, nose, lips, cheekbones, etc. etc. etc. I do have one question: do they make Brad Pitt wallpaper?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Nice Surprise

So today I got a phone call from the pharmacy telling me the price on my Rx had changed and they would be refunding $58. Woo-hoo! And then they saw that I ordered it 3 months ago also and they adjusted THAT price, too. In short, I am getting $116 back. AWESOME! That's almost enough to get my hair highlighted and cut tomorrow- such excellent timing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Dear Readers,

On this election day, I am first reminding you all to vote. I don't care what political party you support (well, I do, but that's not the point), just get out there and cast your ballot. I voted in person for the first time today- it was pretty cool. In 2004 I was at AU and cast an absentee ballot, which was not nearly as exciting as exiting the polling station and sticking my ballot into what looked like a huge laser printer. Key difference is this machine eats your ballot, it doesn't spew paper out. I waited in line for an hour this morning and I got an awesome "My vote counts" sticker that not only coordinates with my red t-shirt, it also will get me a free cup of Starbucks coffee, a free krispy kreme donut, and free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Which got me to thinking... Americans are such pigs; why doesn't it get you a free turkey sandwich or a free apple? I digress.

This is also a good time to share with you a photo I took last weekend and a political rally for a certain VP candidate. Maybe you've heard of her? She's pretty cool.

In the spirit of my first, and likely last, politically focused blog, I now leave you with a quote from my favorite president (for those of you who don't know, it's Ronald Reagan):

The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Happy Election Day!
Alex Keaton

Motownphilly's back again

Ladies and gentlemen, my life is now complete. I saw Boyz II Men live in concert last week. It was only for a half hour at EPCOT, but each minute was blissfully wonderful. I shall now stalk their touring schedule to be able to see them again. They were fantastic. I had a ridiculous grin on my face the entire time and took a ton of pictures and was generally more excited than I have been in a good while. They were, after all, my first tape (Cooleyhighharmony, 1991. I was 7) which I still have! I probably should buy a digital copy at some point.... So. Last Thursday was awesome all because of Boyz II Men. I love them. In case you're wondering, that's (L-R) Shawn Stockman, Wanya (pronounced Juan-yay) Morris and Nathan Morris in the above photo.