Thursday, April 27, 2006


She looked pretty danged good back then!

Link to the video courtesy of Josecito

This is for Potusol Jeff, who reminded me about the video of this song. I'd forgotten she did it with The Pet Shop Boys:

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Classic Vids

Was meandering around just now, seeing what I could find and came across this video from 1969 of Jethro Tull doing "Bouree"! Thought I'd pass it along:


OOH! OOH! And a great one from Dead Can Dance (their song "Yulunga". I've been in love with Lisa Gerrard's voice for several years now):


HEH! Another one! This time classic Fleetwood Mac doing "Oh Well" in 1969 (Yep! BEFORE Nicks and Buckingham).

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Just Sayin'

Thought these were cute....

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Ducky Horror Show

I've already SO ordered these from here as well as a few others.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Another Quiz

This one found over on Glenn's site:

the Prankster
(47% dark, 38% spontaneous, 36% vulgar)
your humor style:

Your humor has an intellectual, even conceptual slant to it. You're not
pretentious, but you're not into what some would call 'low humor'
either. You'll laugh at a good dirty joke, but you definitely prefer
something clever to something moist.

probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly
likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways,
yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without
being mean-spirited.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Conan O'Brian - Ashton Kutcher

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

If you're interested, try my best friend's best test:
The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Masterpiece

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 59% on darkness
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You scored higher than 32% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 55% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

But ASHTON KUTCHER?!? Ugh! No thanx! I really wish punk his show and career outta existance already.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Yeah, still here, busy other places and not a whole heck of a lot to post of (well, less than usual!)

Anyway, happy 53rd birthday to my sister! Sent her a card last week, I hope she got it!

And I'm sure y'all heard about the 100th anniversary of the Ess Eff quake today. Shortly after the '89 quake (Which I went through), I found out from my maternal grandmother that her aunt (her mother's sister; my great-great aunt) and her family had survived that quake! Apparently, that sister had immigrated to the States some time before that, got married there or moved there after she got married (I don't recall now). My grandmother and her immediate family (parents, siblings) had immigrated from London to New York about a month before the quake and when great grandmother heard about the quake, she put a message for her sister in one of the Yiddish papers in hopes that sis was still alive and would see it (and to let her know that she was now in NYC) Well, sis saw the ad and got in contact with her and eventually moved to NYC.

Alasw, that's all I know of that part of my family but it make for a nice footnote in my family's history.


Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?
this quiz was made by Lori Fury

Friday, April 14, 2006


Yes, still alive, just been busy elsewhere. In the meantime, for your amusement:

Toilet Cleaning Instructions:

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add
1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while
you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat
in the toilet and close both lids.
You may need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self-agitate and make ample suds.
Never mind the noises that come from the toilet;
the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times.
This provides a "power-wash" and "rinse".

6. Have someone open the front door of your home.
Be sure that there are no people between the
bathroom and the front door!

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can,
and quickly lift both lids.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom,and
outside, where it will dry itself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.



Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch.

Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now. (works every time)

Bath Theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Theatre Rule: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich of landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are.

Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Haroldee - R.I.P.

Her Obit in today's paper:

"Haroldee Ruth
RUTH, Haroldee, born August 18, 1946. Passed away at her home in Tucson, Arizona April 5th, 2006 after fighting her battle with small cell lung cancer using her "own weapons system…my gravel-bottomed Irish hooliganism." This culminated a fiercely independent life that began in Traverse City, Michigan, led to the stage in Chicago, teaching theater at the Interlochen Arts Academy, to her most recent passion, "doing TV" as a committed teacher, facilitator and producer at Access Tucson. Haroldee grew the world around her in wonderful ways, starting at home with her magical garden, which includes several ponds and fountains. Her door was always open, her coffee pot always hot, and her heart always receptive to anyone in need. Those she helped weren't just the two legged variety. Dogs, cats, and songbirds were a part of her life. She inspired others through her voracious and eclectic reading habits. Current events and politics were never far from her thoughts. A proud and reflective liberal, Haroldee championed free speech for all. The loves of her life encircled her husband and lifemate, Kelly Martinsen; her three sons, Edward, Sean, and Timothy; her sister, Dale and brother, Jon, and her parents, Lois and Bye. She is survived by four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, countless other close friends and colleagues, and her other son, John. Haroldee reminded us recently of her determination to enjoy the end of her life on her own terms, telling us "I actually felt joy at taking control of this important journey. You know me, I always want to be the boss." In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made to Access Tucson.

I found out this past Thursday when her husband, Kelly, called me with the news so I've been a bit down since and wasn't in the best of moods to blog much.

I met both of them back in 1990 when Kelly was a cabbie and I landed having him as "my regular driver" and we became friends. Via him, I met Haroldee (yes, that's her real name - blame her parents who wanted to name her after an uncle and that was the best they could come up with in trying to figure out how to feminize "Harold") and became friends with her as well. Both are wonderful people and friends to know and have and I always had a standing invite to their place for Thanksgiving and Christmas. When they bought their place, I recall her determination in digging up a huge hole in their back yard and dealing with the calcified, cement-like dirt so they could install a koi pond complete with hand-placed boulders, plants, filtration system, the works. Turned out great!

Access Tucson is the local public access station.

Monday, April 03, 2006

A Moment in Time

A friend brought this to my attention:

"On Wednesday of next week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. This will never happen again!"

And someone else added:

"And later that morning it will be 04/05/06 07:08:09!"

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

For those Strangers With Candy fans out there, I just found out the long anticipated release of the film is going to happen on June 28th according to the distributor ThinkFilm's site!