Archive for February, 2006

Freezing In the 49th

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I was supposed to be here in December, but a little something called Mystery Malady sidelined those plans. Instead of being home with Maaa and Popi, communing over cocoa, I spent my holidays confined to a sickbed in Florida –my only respite from which was to visit a doctor who put her finger in my […]

Phone a Friend

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

I usually get boring stuff like “Call me, k?”, “Love u babe”, or “I’m totally there!” text messaged to me on my phone. Last night, however, I got something that was totally unexpected, entirely delightful, and quite possibly a little explosive in nature.
As I was heading home from work, from my darling friend Christoph, I […]

Planet of The Gapes

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

I don’t get it. You’ve got fame. You’ve got money. You’ve got a stylist who does all your fitting and primping…
And yet, during an appearance on national TV, you still manage to look like Cornelius from Planet of the Apes.
Paula Abdul, for displaying the best helmet hair this side of Chewbacca’s Wookieefied forehead, […]

Sexier Than Barry White and A Box Of Organic Dark Chocolate-Covered Raisins

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

At A Very Hip Software Company, every once in a while we hear the Voice of God. Booming and nebulous, an announcement from the Voice of God plays through our cube farm speakerphones and is always prefaced by a loud BLEEP and some static.
Yes for some, their arrival is heralded by Pomp and Circumstance. But […]

T & A On The Grocery PA

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Whilst cruising down the grocery store aisles at Publix, I heard a funny announcement. A sleepy voice, employing a dead-on Ben Steinesque monotone called out over the intercom:
“Rolls to bakery… rolls to bakery.”
Upon hearing the call for crusty bread, I began to snicker. And then guffaw. Eventually I started snorting… very loudly. So loudly in […]