Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
But we're all glad that Salem narrowly escaped the puppy version of this style statement earlier today:
We're in Boston visiting the ladies, and Eadie the cat scratched his little baby cornea last night! I took him to the vet this morning where he was forced to take 2 shots, some ointment in the eye, and worst (or best, depending on who you are), a thermometer up the butt!
My little darling is quite knackered on the duvet now, but at least his style is in tact.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Everyone's heard of the concept of cryogenically freezing one's dead body, and thanks to a recent This American Life episode, the topic may be fresh in our minds. Well, we might not all fancy the idea of being raised from the dead, but these people: Celle Client Testimonial are now helping women cryogenically freeze their own stem cells (from the cha cha, so to speak) that they may be able to use them to their future advantage in treating diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s that may spring up in themselves or family members.
Dang. Remember when the government froze Scully’s ovum on the X-Files? I do. Vital stem cell freezing is kind of like that but mostly better, because maybe now you won’t die super young. And omg, you can harvest them yourself, look:
I read this press release about it (note celle/c’elle as oh such a witty little triumph for some medical business advertiser):
Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood
July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST
OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.
Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.
Tough Economy? Take control...with the click of a mouse on a pop-up calendar to mark your next cycle, order C'elle online for a limited-time introductory price at www.Celle.com
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Anyway, the news on everyone's lips is the recent "coming out" (no, I mean debutante-style) of Lindsay Lohan's 12 year old sister, Ali. Ali is being positioned to inherit the crown by her terrible mother, who will be her manager. She's already had a starring role in Lindsay's music video, Confessions Of A Broken Heart, based on their stormy relationship with 44-year-old father. One scene features a striken Ali pulling her hair out while her music-video-father punches her music-video-mother. Ahem.
In a recent interview, Lindsay said of Ali's performance: "I cried when I saw it. It is like therapy in a way." My therapy is trying to starve my dog so it will look smaller and cuter.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
It may already be obvious that I’m also doin’ a couple of sponsored blog posts heya and theya. It’s pretty cool because there are few things I do more of already than putz around on the internet, and now I can do that for bucks. The founder of this feast is payperpost.
I’m neutral about the morality of advertising at this point in my life (even sort of excited by its brand-face imaging. It’s like fashion and personal style, right? Oh…), so everybody is happy in this situation. It’s kind of great making weird fluff money on the internet, it kind of justifies freakishly gratuitous purchases like oh, I don’t know, a new ipod touch 16gb from amazon? Daaaaaaang gurl.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
What to do on the 4th of July
- Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
Drop by Coney Island before it drops into the bay! Maybe you'll run into last year's winner who gorged his throat on 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Times sq, then the Q or N downtown to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave. Opening festivities begin at noon.
- Roosevelt Island
If you want to beat the Manhattan crowds, head to the other Island for the East River fireworks display. It's not free, but a ticket will get you a seat with a view, live music and entertainment for the kids, including clowns, jugglers and face painting. Grab a hot dog or hamburger from the food court, sit back in your folding chair (they're provided for all ticket holders) and watch the show. Leave the coolers, backpacks and alcoholic beverages at home; they're not allowed. 5pm adults, tickets $18 available at Manhattan Tram Station (2nd Ave. and 60th St.), online (rioc.com) or at the site on July 4; Southpoint, southern tip of Roosevelt Island. From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Times sq, then get out and walk to 42nd and 6th ave, take the F from the Bryant Park station Uptown to Roosevelt Island.
- Dinosaur BBQ in NYC (their slogan is "if you leave here hungry it's your fault!) has live music and outdoor seating near the water where you may be able to catch the fireworks. It's a Harlem tradition to roll into this large-living rib-joint anytime you have something to celebrate. They take reservations, and have info about their music online (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com
/nycIndex.php). From 116th and Broadway, just walk north to 131st st, and turn left. The cross street is 12th ave.
- The Great Fourth of July Festival
Wander up and down water street in a spectacular spectacular of American culture with an international twist . Ever had a deep-fried snickers bar before? It's probably time. Ever eaten the worm before? Now you have! You'll also meander by 600 global food, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors. From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Fulton (you can transfer to the 2, 3 express at 96th if you want).Water St. between State and Fulton Sts, 10am-8pm.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Navy Seals shop here. I don’t know any of those, but mama done told me: “Don’t be xenophobic!” On the outskirts of the xenophobia which I’m basically managing to skirt is the desire to make my overboard purchases (read: navy seal super under water catapult death watch) from the privacy of my own home. Good news, fellow ‘fradies! You can fax, call, or buy on the web.
ps I’m paid to write this ad, but it’s a legitimate situation, so you know.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
A usual non-office/non-school afternoon for me in NY includes a couple non-fat lattes, a couple pages of work, a couple cockroaches, a couple un-perfumed subway rides, and a couple hours searching for the appropriate hott accessory at Filene's Basement. I've got lattes and pages here, but this time, there's hella sun, sky and water. We are having fun.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Also, Xander and I have been watching Are You Afraid of the Dark? And basically YES I WAS in the nineties. I remember when that fire station episode came out, I couldn't look at a candle straight on for about two years. Now I'm mostly focusing on the black ankle socks and oversize terrycloth plaid these poor ugly girls are wearing. You poor ugly girls!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
While H.E.L.S whiles away the hours, I've been eating alt rock choco dessert ( http://www.tastidlite.com/index.php/flavor-+-nutrition/tasti-science.html ) which is tasti science, and maneuvering the other deeds which make up a life.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Ruby, Mirabella, Estella, Lindsay Lohan 2, Clementine, Sweetnesspiefriend (from Liza), Wollstonecraft Jr, Charlotte...
She wouldn't really stop moving long enough for a portrait. Mostly she's been hiding cigarettes underneath her bedding and developing an eating disorder.
Also, she has a mineral lick shaped like an ice cream cone.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
This is where culture is right now:Because I'm an idea-man, using my talents and frame of experience, this is where I'd like to take it:Let me know size and color preference.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
In one more piece of new I briefly met Terrence Hayes at work today, and he is way more dapper (one dapper-fine man) than I would have thought.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Plus, an excerpt from Ray the Cat's most recent blog (in which the ME is, naturally, Roast Beef the Cat):
RAY: Dude, I just had the mother of all pedicures. This girl Xa Bi was rubbin’ on my doggies so hard and long, I don't mind tellin' you that I closed my eyes and thought about the act for like half an hour.
ME: Well that's fine I mean I hope you did not get a nasty old tumescence though.
RAY: Like hell I didn't! Why you think I go there?
ME: To have your feet cleaned and your nails trimmed and perhaps some calluses scraped, I don't know.
RAY: Don't get me wrong, they do that. But a big part of their service is the whole fantasy angle. It's like, "Wink, nudge, you are making me hot as the devil, and don't you know it, you sweet little mystical peach."