Stanley Cup, Here We Come!

The Washington Capitals are the Southeast Division Champions of the National Hockey League! WOO! Tomas Fleischmann, Sergei Federov, and Alexander Semin scored the three goals for our boys; Semin's slapshot for the insurance goal was a thing of beauty! So thank you, Florida Panthers, for beating the Carolina Hurricanes and for losing to US! So now we're in the Stanley Cup playoffs! It's the Caps first appearance since 2001-2002. The first round starts next week;... Read more →

The Spillening and the Signening

I got to Saratoga Springs in spite of massive ice storms and pouring rains and delayed flights, and it was good. Except I kept spilling stuff all over the place. Poised and graceful, that's me. The first calamity happened at BWI while I was waiting to board my flight to Albany. I had carefully chosen my seat so that I could put my medium Cafe Dulce (another version of Crack-in-a-Cup) on the seat beside me.... Read more →

At Least The Commute Was Easy

I was so very careful this morning. In fact, I was an efficiency machine this morning. I needed to be at work in time for a 9:00 meeting at the other building, so I decided to leave 15 minutes early in case the traffic was screwed up. I needed to bring some paperwork with me, so I gathered it all together in a folder and left it on the kitchen table so that I wouldn't... Read more →

Can Peter Penis Be Far Behind?

Remember this post? Thanks to a good friend of mine, I have found the female equivalent, at least as far as mind bogglement goes. (Warning: Be prepared -- it's graphic, but in a stuffed velvety sort of way.) I'm wondering how I got along without this educational tool of female empowerment. I mean, I was deprived. I had to discover my own infrastructure with a mirror and a magnifying glass and a reference book and... Read more →

Honky Tonk Heaven

You know, I never did much like going upside down on rides. But I could do it if the ride was cool enough. For example, witness The Zipper: That's it, to the left, the thing with the cars going every which way. I've been on that -- 30 years ago or so. Once. And once was enough. I think I may have been under the influence of something or other as well, or I never... Read more →

Ten Things I Did This Weekend, Including One Very Ditzy Moment

It's been quite the weekend, beginning with Friday evening and ending when I finally collapse into bed tonight. Shall I enumerate? Why yes, I shall. I went to juggling club Friday evening, the first time in quite a while, and I'm glad I did. I got some good practice in and was pleased that I haven't lost too much ground, even with clubs. I'm still the "least good" juggler in the club, but you know... Read more →

In the News

Okay! Okay! I'll eat a banana! Actually, make that Bananas Foster. Hey, it's bananas, isn't it? The delightful Lady Mayhem also suggested tonic water. Let's see... what goes well with tonic? Oh, I know! Seriously, thanks for your sympathy and your suggestions -- I had quite the D'oh moment because I normally do eat a banana every morning, but they had all turned rather black and squishy, so I threw away the remaining ones and... Read more →

Let There Be Light

Having been slightly inspired by painting SonnyeBoy's room, we actually got it together to call a handyman service to come over and give us an estimate on some sniggly home repair stuff. It's all stuff we can ignore and/or live with (seeing as how we've been doing exactly that for a long time), but it's also all stuff that we would completely fuck up if we were to attempt it our own selves. So. Handyman... Read more →

No More Calls, Please

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Erin go braless! Slainte! May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse! (Can you tell I actually had a Guinness for lunch? I did. Shame on me. Hic.) We have a local city rag here called, appropriately enough, the Washington City Paper. It features insightful articles, reviews, and lots of classified advertising for lots of different things, from "rooms for rent" to "spankings for rent." One section... Read more →