Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LOOKING BACK IN ANGER


I can identify with Lot's wife. The angels were trying to save her, her husband and daughters from the nuclear holocaust that was Sodom yet she turned around, looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. In the MAD magazine version she was turned into a pillar of pepper. 

I remember some Bible-thumping minister saying Lot and his wife had a good life in Sodom--their daughters were probably cheerleaders at Sodom High School. I can imagine the pep rallies. But seriously, some people say it wasn't sexual deviance that caused the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah--it was the Sodomites' lack of concern for the poor. Maybe G-d is trying to tell us to look to the future, not the past, to shake off bad things and people in our lives. 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

THERE'S SOMETHING SWEET ABOUT A SUNDAY NIGHT IN ADAMS MORGAN.

Lots of couples, older people or people like me who have been working all weekend and just want to relax. 

Friday, October 06, 2017

HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Is it necessary to be cruel to people who are already suffering?

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, October 05, 2017

FOUND A T SHIRT FROM A FORMER WORKPLACE

I have few good memories of the place or the people who worked there. The shirt was dirty. I didn't wash it to prepare to donate it to charity. I don't want to promote those people or their message. 

My new bed is nice and comfortable.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Off work until 11PM next Tuesday

I have had such a day. I'm surprised no one has asked me to call the container fairy. Or the parking enforcement fairy.

MODELING C'S BIG JACKET

Hey, he left it lying around:

THREE PAINTINGS I'M CONSIDERING FOR THE NEW LIVING ROOM


From top to bottom George Inness's "June," Jean-Antoine Watteau's "Embarkation for Cythera" and Thomas Kinkade's "Pacific Nocturne"

Saturday, September 23, 2017

CLOSING UTILITY ACCOUNTS HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PAINFUL--A REMINDER THAT I AM LOSING MY HOME OF 21 YEARS

To make it worse, the guy can't even put a decent English sentence together or get my name right. 

A sample of our conversation: 

"Hauntanen, I would like to inform you that as you are moving we have separate dedicated team which works on the cancellation or downgrade of the services.

We appreciate your business and value you as a customer. Have a great day.

Hautanen, thank you for contacting Comcast."

Fucktard. 

SEEING A LOT MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES IN ARLINGTON RECENTLY

Or maybe it's just my imagination.

"THERE ARE STILL GOOD TIMES TO BE HAD"

Julia Roberts 

RUNNING THE BOARD FOR GRAPE ENCOUNTERS RADIO

Host and guest are talking about liking and not liking certain wines. And knowing about it. Sometimes you may learn about wine and still hate a certain one. Or wine in general. Host is also talking about how he loves his Prius--C had one and was disillusioned with it--referrred to it as "that science experiment." 

Reminds me of the Glyptothek in Munich. When I was a junior there was a course offered in art history. I didn't take it as it wouldn't have got me towards a degree faster but apparently it was a fantastic course. Part of it included a trip to the Glyp. My classmates loved it so much they said "let's go there again." (It was free.) I went--I just remember a bunch of broken statue pieces. 

Remembering my grandmother, Mary Kozma Vereb Bartha, who would have been 110 years old today.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A PLEASANT SUPRISE:

I thought I had underpaid at Starbucks and it turns out they were running a lunch special. It's the little things like that. 

Talked to Mom on the phone, cried for the first time in a while.

Monday, September 18, 2017

AFTER 14 YEARS I CHANGED MY THEME/LAYOUT

Am I a wuss/sellout because I'm going with Blogger's colours, which were originally awful? "Yucky" was the word I used in 2003. And I was proud that I knew enough about HTML to change them myself although Blogger didn't have a very user-friendly template. 

janedoe@seductive.com

WHY DO ROBOCALLS/TEXTS COME AT THE MOST INCONVENIENT TIME?

And why does AT&T send out MULTIPLE messages, one right after the other. My phone sucks. I swear I want an upgrade. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MOM HAS POWER AGAIN.

I can relax. And the Uber driver was hot so I am happy. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

RENTED A CAR AT THE AIRPORT.

Feeling kind of teary--remembering happier times. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CAT HAS VIET NAM FLASHBACK


In some cases the responses were funnier than the videos "that cat has seen some shit," "he was my captain back in 'Nam" and "that cat saved my ass in 'Nam." Some people aren't Vietnamese and have never been to Viet Nam are offended. M was in Viet Nam and was not offended and as a violent crime survivor I am not offended, either. 

janedoe@seductive.com 

Monday, September 11, 2017

PROBABLY EVERYONE REMEMBERS WHAT THEY WERE DOING SIXTEEN YEARS AGO TODAY.

Sixteen years ago yesterday I had my eyes dilated. I went to Starbucks to let it wear off. I had time to kill.  

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thursday, September 07, 2017

HAD MY BIRTHDAY DINNER

Landry's Select Club extended its birthday offer until September 30th because of Hurricane Harvey. 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

GOT MY HAIR PERMED

Not allowed to wash it for 48 hours. I look and smell bad--trying to avoid people. 

Sunday, September 03, 2017

THE BAREFOOT BARONESSA

I read Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy and the Great World when I was in elementary school--some of it takes place in my old neighbourhood in Munich, months before World War II. To me one of the most memorable characters was the Baroness Helena. Helena is the daughter of a German aristocrat and has a title but little else--apparently her father drank up the family's money. Helena says "you don't know what it is like to be in my station and be poor." She refuses to eat in a cafe if she can't eat in a fancy hotel (I guess she eats at home) and prefers to walk rather than taking the streetcar if she can't afford a carriage. Must have been hard on her feet. 

In a way you have to pity her--she's missed out on some good times but I admired her--she wouldn't eat out if she couldn't afford a hotel (German coffee houses are fun) and walked if she couldn't afford a cab. Nevertheless she didn't ask anyone to pick up her meal tab or her carriage (tram?) fare. 

Friday, September 01, 2017

A WORD TO THE WISE

Just because something is “natural” or “herbal” does not mean it’s “harmless” or even any good. I’ve been bulking up on herbs and other supplements and as a result bulked up—literally. Packed in a couple pounds and my face swelled up like something from a medical book. Turns out one of the supplements contains MSG so I’m probably sensitive if not allergic to at least one of the ingredients. I’m demanding my money back.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

SOME FOODS I SWEAR THEY PUT CRACK INTO AS I CAN'T STOP EATING THEM:

1) Starbucks egg bites
2) Starbucks lemon chiffon yoghurt
3) Newman's own salad dressing
4) Popeye's red beans and rice. 
5) Taco Bell XXL burritos 
6) KFC 
7)Torani Almond Roca syrup 
8) Sanders hot fudge sauce
9) Char siu sauce

janedoe@seductive.com

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I GOTTA START EATING AT BETTER PLACES

Last night at Mac's there was hair on the counter. This morning there was fecal matter on the toilet seat at Starbucks. Major Garrett told he the same thing years ago. I think he was also the one who told me I should move out of Prince George's County. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN ECLIPSE TOMORROW


JERRY LEWIS DEAD AT 91

In order to make me stop sucking my thumb my dad told me if I didn't stop I'd talk like Jerry Lewis. With 20/20 hindsight the guy was a millionaire if not a billionaire....

Friday, August 18, 2017

HABLEMOS ESPAÑOL! TAMBIEN INGLÉS!

St. Matthew's Cathedral is offering English and Spanish classes. To take or teach a class call Theresa Prymuszewski at 202-587-5139 or email tprymuszewski@stmatthewscathederal.org

SOMEONE JUMPED INFRONT OF A TRAIN AT THE WOODLEY PARK METRO STATION

Expect delays #WMATA

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

At least 12 dead in Barcelona

MY "BEEFS" WITH FOOD TRUCKS

If we can say "beefs" but not "fruits," "vegetables" etc.


 1) They are not much cheaper than brick and mortar places.
 2) Not many opportunities to sit down or even eat comfortably standing.
3) They offer weird "fusions" like Korean tacos, Lebanese doughnuts, Jamaican sushi or Ice cream and meatballs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AT MEDSTAR PROMPTCARE

Having this looked at:


The sole of the foot is a weird place for a mole. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY

A big one. My cake:




The two things I've decided to do: 1)Start saving for a new home. Again. At my age. 2) Start saving for my retirement. Again. I did start saving for both when I was 30 or 31 years old, maybe even sooner--stocks, bonds, mutual funds, passbook savings. Now it's almost all gone.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

MY DISCOVER CARD ARRIVED

There was so much packaging involved it didn't fit into my mailbox--it was delivered as a package. It was the size of a small book. No wonder we pay so much in credit card fees.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

State of emergency in Charlottesville

DAVID ESSEL REFERRED TO A WOMAN AS BEING A "CATCH."

One of his Facebook friends put it well when he wrote "My line has no hook. I have no bucket of water for her to flop around in. I would love to dance the dance with her in the great ocean of time however."

Friday, August 11, 2017

SAD




I heard this on a TV spot for an emphysema drug. As Texcavy said, “inhale as deeply as you can and hold it in your lungs as long as possible. Exhale. Hand the inhaler to the person next to you.” >Sigh<

janedoe@seductive.com

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE MAN WHO CAN'T REMEMBER JOKES:

A joke book.

H had a friend who could not even TELL a joke, even when she was being coached, let alone remember one. It was incredible.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

ROLLIN' IN THE DEEP

This is pretty accurate:



For all you hear about the dark web (or dark net, deep web) It's really not that exciting--broken links and slow downloads. Apparently it's like being in someone's basement or store room--lots of academic, government and corporate stuff or stuff you can even find on the surface web. One person said you might as well call it the dull web. I did a search of my own name on Duck Duck Go and didn't find anything I wouldn't find on Google, Bing etc. 

Monday, August 07, 2017

THIS DOCTOR IS AN ASSHOLE



Totally unsympathetic to his patient's situation. It's because of medical professionals like him that people don't go to doctors in the first place and don't take their medications, stick to their diets etc. (I am prediabetic).


janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"COOL ROOMMATE WANTED"

I can't tell you how many ads I have seen looking for "cool" roommates. "Cool" is codeword for under 35, preferably under 30. I am begging people young enough to be my children to take my money in return for the privilege of sitting on a couch I normally wouldn't want to sit on. One of the pig people wrote "I do know what you mean about kids thinking they have a 'cool' place to rent. No it isn't cool, trendy, hip and new but that's another story. I (like you) am the responsible middle aged renter who would NOT sit on that sofa if you paid me, not even with newspaper under me because the ick would just crawl over the newspaper. You want to be "cool" get a vinyl or leather sofa so you can regularly clean the 'cool' off the sofa."

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SHIT FLOATS

Or as we learned in graduate school, the scum also rises. My neighbour, who owns several properties, says a landlord will give a bad tenant a good review to a prospective landlord because 1) they want to get rid of the tenant 2) they're afraid the tenant will sue. Also, employers in D.C. will say very little about past or present employees for the same reason. Not sure how it is in other states. Really, it's unfair to good employees and good tenants. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

GREAT MOMENTS IN RADIO

Got DRENCHED in the rain on the way to work. A found a staff T-shirt in the prize closet (left over from last year's Memorial Day Parade.) That is a TV/photo back drop wrapped around my waist:





My wet stuff hanging to dry in the control room:



WRC-TV ANCHOR JIM VANCE DIED OF CANCER TODAY.

He was 75. He seemed to enjoy one of my shows. 

Saturday, July 08, 2017

"EVERY GERMAN WORKED LIKE A DOG"

Alexander Woroniak on the German Wirtschaftswunder or "Economic Miracle."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TOLD C ABOUT A PROPERTY IN SPRINGFIELD

His response was "You would be miserable there - no real public transportation is just the tip of the iceberg. I can't really see you living outside of DC, except for maybe Takoma Park." I wish everyone knew me that well. And if I had a nickel for everyone who said "you could move to Maryland or Virginia and save money" I could buy a new condo.

That's not true for a couple reasons:

1) I'd lose my medical insurance and UDC resident tuition
2) From what I've seen the suburbs aren't that much cheaper, except for Takoma Park. I'd lose my benefits and some parts of it aren't that nice.
3) I don't have a car. If I saved any money probably most of it would go into cabs, Ubers, buses, trains etc. And I would have to get up earlier and go to bed later because of travel time.

janedoe@post.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WOW.

I dealt with gross incompetency at THREE banks today. Unbelievable.
Don't get on the Red Line train in the direction of Glenmont. Trains are backed up at at least five stations. #wmata 

EMAILS, WE GOT EMAILS

I got a response to my Craigslist posting saying "How in the World someone from Mensa who's been at the same Job for 15 years & in a Home for 20 years lose her home --So you basically wasted 20 years of your Life for Nothing --Sad real sad --Good Luck to you" My response was "go fuck yourself. Apparently no one else will." What a dickhead.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PATRICIA KRENWINKEL HAS BEEN DENIED PAROLE AGAIN.

She was "Big Patty," Madeline Cottage was "Little Patty." It is disturbing that I remember all of this. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

BEST TWEET ALL DAY






I am NOT making light of the tragedy, making fun of the victims, their families or England in general. It's the media creating drama when there is none.  

Remembering Pandora and Pepsi, whose birthdays would have been today.

TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY

Friday, June 02, 2017

ART IMITATES LIFE

Idea for an Adams Morgan Sitcom: Two and a Half Drunks.

Tommy K says P kicked T out. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

HAVE A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Or not. It's a free country. And yes, I realize people died so we could be free and I am grateful for that. But now it's so easy to offend people. If you wish them happy Memorial Day they say it's not supposed to be a happy day because we're remembering dead people. And if we thank LIVING people (veterans) for their service they say "that's what Veterans' Day is for." 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OMG, OMG, OMG!

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in double over time to take the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the Stanley Cup finals. Just as I was about to retire my Pens T.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I LOVE THIS SONG




It has a haunting quality to it like Zager and Evans’ In the Year 2525.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROGER MOORE DIED

I remember him as The Saint--Mom used to watch it. Mad Magazine referred to his "urbane sophistication. 

Monday, May 22, 2017