Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TOO BAD THERE IS NO LITTLE WOMEN: DC

But I am too tall anyway: 


Today is the feast of St. Martha

My parents were married in St. Martha's Church: http://catholicexchange.com/st-martha

NOT MY GENERATION

WAMU is doing a story on mental health issues  in members of 'Generation Z' (those born after the mid 1990's) If you know anyone who can provide material from a provider or consumer point of view, contact jesse.cao42@gmail.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DOUBLE FEATURE


Saw Paper Towns with K. Kind of like Superbad Lite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dv0rOjEVIw

Really Cara Delevingne reminded me of Emma Stone, or at least her voice is. Lots on the Internet about Delevingne’s eyebrows, also about her character. The movie begins with the idea that we may not marry royalty or win the lottery but that we will still have all kinds of adventures.

First of all, there’s the name “Roth Spiegelman.” Is she supposed to be Jewish? She looks more Asian, kind of like Emma Stone, who isn’t Asian, either. Margo Roth Spiegelman talks childhood friend Quentin into a night of petty, mean-spirited pranks to which he stupidly agrees. These kids live in Florida, which sucks enough—understandable why Margo is so resentful and wants to leave it. After her night of “fun” Margo disappears and her family is not too worried—she’s done it before as a ploy for attention. So Quentin and his buddies (including Margo’s best friend, Lacey, who was meanly pranked) follow some passive-aggressive clues Margo has left, leading them to Upstate New York. Ironically Q ends up in a town called “Roscoe.” Lacey wisely wonders why they make this trip when they could be doing other things, and whether or not Margo would have done the same for her.

After that I saw Ted 2 at Town Tavern. Lots of tasteless, timely references to September 11th, Robin Williams, Charlie Hebdo and Bill Cosby and all the civil rights bullshit that’s going on now. One of the high points is Amanda Seyfried as the attorney representing Ted after it’s decided he’s not a person. What a transition, from Karen (you are so stupid) in Mean Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0PpEoKHlO0 to Cosette in Les MisĂ©rables

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maty1iiphNE to a junior attorney representing a bear. 

TODAY IS THE FEAST OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNE, OUR LADY'S PARENTS

Legend has it Our Lady didn't come until late in their lives--good things come to those who wait. You would think they would at least have their own feast days: http://catholicexchange.com/saints-joachim-and-anne-parents-of-mary

THIS IS HOW I'M FEELING TODAY


I could barely get out of bed this morning.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

"HEADACHES ARE NOT CAUSED BY A DEFICIENCY OF ASPIRIN"

Tom Roselle

A TALE OF TWO COWS

Or in some cases, angels. In this case it is a rabbi with the prophet Elijah: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/404895/jewish/The-Rabbi-and-the-Cow.htm

THANKS FOR SHARING

It seems everything is sharing--job-sharing, timesharing, filesharing, ridesharing etc. 

I wonder if the person who came up with Minions was familiar with the concept of minyans.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD MY ASS WOULD LOOK CUTE IN A SLING

However, I don't think my health plan covers butt slings. 

GIVE A CHEER, GIVE A CHEER, FOR THE MEN WHO DRINK THE BEER...

Today is the feast of St. James: http://catholicexchange.com/st-james-apostle

Our unofficial school song was:

"Give a cheer, give a cheer,
For the men who drink the beer
In the cellar of good old St. James

They're so brave, they're so bold, 
All the liquor they can hold, 
In the cellar, of Good Old, St. James

For it's run, run, run, 
I think I hear a nun
Grab all the beer that you can hold

If a nun should appear, 
Say sister, have a beer, 
In the cellar of good old St. James"

ACCORDING TO THIS SIDE WITH HILARY CLINTON, MARCO RUBIO AND BERNIE SANDERS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER

Still pretty cool, though:  http://www.isidewith.com

FOR ALL THE SAINTS

So many ignorant people accuse us of “worshipping” saints, when we don’t we are asking for their intercession.

But not only that, we also see them as role models—Saint Therese of Lisieux who overcame illness and a bitchy mother superior, St. Bernadette who dealt with the same plus poverty and not being able to read or write until she was at least fourteen.


And at the other end of the spectrum we have St. Thomas Aquinas who was a brilliant man but nicknamed “the dumb ox” because he was so quiet. And Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi who came from wealthy families but forsook that to found their own religious orders, intentionally living lives of poverty. These are just a few examples but you get the point. 

TODAY IS NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY

I swear Sander's in Michigan makes the world's best hot fudge sauce. I eat it straight out of the can, unheated. 

IT WAS A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO THAT I ADOPTED MY BABY BOY PEPINO.

A whole year with no pig deaths. 

ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER

A client told me "you don't seem like a bullshitter." Too bad I can't put that on my web page. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NO FUCKS GIVEN

Really, sometimes the comments are even funnier than the videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VN2KRxTdjE&feature=youtu.be

AN OBSERVATION

When you leave yoghurt out of the fridge the foil top bulges. When you open it it makes a "pfft" sound and some of it squirts out. You have to be prepared for it. This falls into the category of "entertain me, my life is dull."

Someone referred to me as "realistic as fuck."

Do jalapenos count as green vegetables?

ON THE WAY HOME

If you're in the DuPont Circle area, please support this lady and help her get home to Connecticut: 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY

Birthday smoochies to Allan Loudell, born the same day as Haile Selassie: 


Today is the feast of St. Bridget of Sweden

See http://catholicexchange.com/st-bridget-of-sweden

BLURRED LINES? SLANTED VIEWPOINT? OTHER?

I sometimes watch TV with no sound. I wonder if I'm missing much.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BARTENDERS WORRY WHEN THEY DON'T SEE ME

I wonder if this is a good thing.

janedoe@seductive.com

MARIA MAGDALENA

See: http://catholicexchange.com/st-mary-magdalene 

Maria Magdalena, by Sandra, coupled with Everlasting Lovehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8LHlkew3XY

Before we made our first confession, we heard the story of Mary Magdalene. As I was eight years old, I didn't grasp it all, other than she had done something wrong asked G-d's forgiveness and he gave it to her. 

Some people say she was a prostitute, others say she was an adulteress. Others say she may have epilepsy or schizophrenia. I think she might have been a drunk or a druggie or had an eating disorder. Whatever it was, she realized something was wrong with her life and it was hurting her and possibly others. And she was sorry for it and never did it again. A book I read in fifth grade said she spent the rest of her life doing penance for her sins. 

janedoe@seductive.com

PENGUIN NOSTALGIA

I am told they are reviving Bloom County: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/13/422545636/bloom-county-2015-berkeley-breathed-revives-comic-strip

janedoe@seductive.com

KEEPING (AND EVEN SHARING) THE FAITH

Whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim etc the best way to share your faith is through example--generosity, kindness and respect for others, etc: http://catholicexchange.com/when-it-hurts-how-to-share-the-catholic-faith-with-non-catholics

That works a heck of a lot better than lectures, Jesus emails, Facebook posts, tweets etc.

janedoe@seductive.com

FROM CAPTAIN OBVIOUS


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREEK TO ME

Moron Greece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwIhCD7T6fg

TWO ROADS DIVERGED...


Or, as the Talking Heads said, "we're on the road to nowhere" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKqzayNo4Dk

THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD ADVERTISEMENT FOR MY TEACHING BUSINESS



Or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0x6vIAtFcI

I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY "SMILE, JANE"


I feel like saying "what reason have you given me to smile, asshole?"

NOTHING BUT FLOWERS

I am trying to eat more nuts and berries. But still not feeling much better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3t5nmgRVMs

RACISM IS RACISM

There is no such thing as "white racism" or "black racism." Or "reverse discrimination.

THE SWEETEST GIFT

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is a quiet ride on the bus. Or on the train. Or in a taxi. Or a quiet drink in a bar or a coffee shop. Or a quiet restaurant meal. Or a  quiet wait in a doctor's/dentist's office. You get the point.

UMA THURMAN

Can't get this song out of my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VTxYQL2SbA

and in a similar vein there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3CH0tN515M

"the Addams Family started when Uncle Fester farted, they all came out retarded..."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CONTRARY TO WHAT DIDO SAYS THERE WILL BE A WHITE FLAG


Although one of my Facebook friends says maybe we should make it into a clear flag--don't want to offend the Blacks, Asians, Hispanics etc...

MOM LEARNED WHAT A BARBACK IS.

And does. 

THINKING A LOT ABOUT FLAMING JUNE

Even though it's July: 


AT LEAST THE CATHOLIC EXCHANGE PEOPLE HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR

See http://catholicexchange.com/friends-dont-let-friends-promote-porn

BUNNY SPA DAY TOMORROW, JULY 19TH!

Nail trims, grooming, massages, etc at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, from which cameth my beloved Pippin and baby Pandora: Bunny Spa Day at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: https://www.facebook.com/alexandriaanimals/photos/a.144080452306044.26566.106969962683760/877122585668490/?type=1&theater

See www.alexandriaanimals.org or call 703-746-4774

NON-PROFIT ISO MEETING SPACE IN DUPONT CIRCLE/ADAMS MORGAN

Looking to rent space a couple of nights a week, usually two or three hours at a time. We have been meeting in hotels but want something with more of a “community” feeling.

 Main requirements:
1)  Able to seat about 50 people
2)  Reasonably convenient to public transportation/parking
3)  Available at a non-profit-friendly price.

Email  janedoe@post.com or call 213-4402. Thanks!

ONE OF THE THINGS WE LEARNED IN KABBALAH THIS WEEK "FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT."

It's that simple.

Friday, July 17, 2015

NEED MORE DAM INFORMATION

Maryland Public Television is doing a piece on the Conowingo Dam. If you have any old letters, diaries, photos etc, email them to conowingo@mpt.org

janedoe@seductive.com

ADOPT A PIG!

(Or a bunny) The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, from which cameth my beloved Pippin and baby Pandora, apparently has lots of pigs and bunnies. I'm told this weekend they are waiving the adoption fee on small pets: http://alexandriaanimals.org/special-events.html

janedoe@seductive.com

CLEESE ON GREECE

See http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/926647-alerts-to-threats-in-europe-by-john-cleese

janedoe@seductive.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Melissa McCarthy is my new hero

janedoe@seductive.com

NOTHING LIKE AN ELBOW IN THE UPPER ARM.

Or in the breast. 

janedoe@seductive.com

WIFI IS FUCKED UP IN OUR 'HOOD

Comcast and Verizon are like exterminators--they do not kill you bugs, they just evict them. But when they evict your neighbours' bugs you get them. 

RED LINE BLUES

Red Line trains going towards Shady Grove are standing still at some stations. Expect delays.

janedoe@seductive.com

SOMETHING GOOD WE LEARNED IN KABBALAH CLASS

"Fake it 'til you make it." It's as simple as that. 

Or, as Linda Ellerbee said, "I didn't drink and I didn't die." 

janedoe@seductive.com

OUR 'HOOD ON THE WAY HOME FROM WORK

Looks kind of like a Thomas Kinkade Painting: 


janedoe@seductive.com

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING UNFRIENDED BY A RABBIT?

Talk about a blow to your self-esteem.

PURISTS BE DARNED

I like this. A British operetta about Japan performed in Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqlBoqclC04&app=desktop

SELFIE SATURDAY

Went to the Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallery between shifts. Thank you Lisa at the Guerlain counter!


WHAT THE FUCK?

The people at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts REALLY need to grow a spine ): https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2015/07/07/mfa-backs-down-over-kimono-event-response-protests/lv9NHcnpW0lsRE77d9hvkI/story.html

SOCIAL "ME" DIA

Twitter: I have to pee
Facebook: I like to pee
Foursquare: I peed here
Youtube: Watch me pee!
Instagram: Here is a still picture of me peeing
Linkedin: Peeing is one of the things I do well
Meetup: Let’s pee together!


RUGGED ROSARIES

These may not be a bad thing for people like me who break everything they lay their hands on: http://www.cordbands.com/collections/paracord-rosaries

I MISS THE CONEHEADS

I wonder how the French feel about the Coneheads telling people they're from France? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHsCl2Kgjw&list=PLZdmq0GV_dGAbi7hb9mq83xpu0vvBP9YN

Friday, July 10, 2015

"IN VINO VERITAS"

That's Latin for "I'm gonna ignore your silly posts because obviously you've been drinking again."

janedoe@seductive.com

Monday, July 06, 2015

GREECED

Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi:


Almost two hundred years ago.

And almost 20 years ago "it's like inviting a Greek tragedy over for dinner": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62zfNz0Uf9I

janedoe@seductive.com

TODAY IS THE FEAST OF ST. MARIA GORETTI

A lesson in conversion. And forgiveness: http://catholicexchange.com/st-maria-goretti#.VZo1ZaCH0yg.facebook

janedoe@seductive.com

THE RAINBOW CORRECTION

A lot of my hard-core gay friends have not rainbowed themselves. 

And it seems not all of them are all that excited about getting married even now that it's legal. 

Really, it seems straight people are making more of a fuss over it. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

HAPPY THIRD OF JULY!

The Stars and Bars: 



I did not rainbow myself but I did not post a Confederate flag either. Until now. 

janedoe@seductive.com