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We Are Louder!

If you follow the Stanley Cup playoffs at all, then you know that my beloved Capitals recently played two games in New York, at Madison Square Garden. You also know that our jolly coach, Bruce Boudreau, dissed the venue in an offhand sort of way. He said it was kind of a dump (not a quote) and that it wasn't as loud as Verizon Center. This made for some fun fan dynamics as the Rangers... Read more →


Four ingredients: brown sugar, cream, butter, pecans. How hard could it be? Earlier this week, in a burst of culinary confidence, I made pralines. I used this recipe, because it seemed like I might actually be able to do it! As I said: four ingredients! What I don't have, however, is two baking sheets. My cooking equipment is -- how shall I put this -- haphazard. My baking sheet is kinda dented and the teflon... Read more →

Ten Reasons I Am Nervous

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight, and I am nervous. Why are you nervous? I hear you cry. Here's why. 1. It's the Stanley Cup Playoffs -- the reason for the previous 82 games. 2. My beloved Capitals have not done well in the Stanley Cup playoffs. 3. Dennis Wideman is hurt! 4. Greenie is playing his first game in months -- he's been sidelined with a concussion. 5. We are playing the New York... Read more →

Saturday 9 Is Fine

I've been lazing about all day, so I think a meme is about right for this afternoon's post. 1. Do you listen to music at work, and if so, do you use a mp3 player, play it through your office computer, or do you listen to it collectively via a separate radio you keep nearby? I generally don't listen to music at work, because then I wouldn't be able to eavesdrop on my neighbors in... Read more →

Pull Up Your Goddamn Pants

I have been wanting to do this for awhile now, and I was finally able to finally get the first picture in what will be a new occasional series here at Red Nose. I have had opportunities, but was never able to convert those opportunities into realities for one reason or another -- chief among those reasons the fear of being shot. This time, though, the offender was right in front of me on the... Read more →