Saturday, December 29, 2007


Christmas Eve -- singing Christmas songs

New pajamas

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hair Metal

Formula for a hair metal band:
1. Band name is a color plus an animal.

2. First hit was a fast song about bad girls rockin' bad boys and the second hit was a slow song about a sweet devil bleeding your gypsy heart and the third hit doesn't exist.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

short reunion

Milena was in Connecticut for the holidays, and came into the city for a few hours with her family. I ditched work and met up with them in Rockefeller Center and then went for Ray's pizza.
coming soon... more Christmas photos

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas in apt 5E

I did some minimal decorating for Christmas this year. Here is a picture of my mantle. See if you can guess whose stocking is whose.

In case you need a little closer look...

Christmas parties

I just came from a Christmas party for our teen mother program, where those kids took one look at Santa and started bawling! After the party, my coworker and friend, Heidi, told me about another Christmas party at another foster care agency. She has a friend that lives in LA and is a writer for an E! show. He was invited to go to this party and bring a gift, but apparently, didn't pay attention to any of the other details. He showed up with a baseball and mitt. When he got there, he found out that this was an agency that specializes in working with GLBT teens (that's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered, for those of you not in the business), and he thought he had made a faux pas. Another person at the event said, "That's okay, we'll just give it to one of the girls!"

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

30 Rock quote of the week (12/13)

Esther was nice enough to remind me that I'm behind this week, but at least we agreed on the best quote of the week. Once again, from Jack.

"Oh, in his mind Reagan is still president. You lucky bastard.”"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


The other day, I was talking to some people in my ward and missionary work came up a whole lot. Remember those days when you had been home for a few months and talked about it all the time? Well, this guy has been home for a year, maybe two, and he just had that look in his eye, like those two years were the best two years of his life. For me, on the other hand, it has been so many years, I don't even care to count, and definitely is not something I think about or talk about on a regular basis. However, today is December 18, the anniversary of the day I reported to duty. I used to mark this day each year as it passed (as I did June 23 --the day I left), but haven't done so in many years. Until today, I guess.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Sometimes graffiti speaks for itself
(taken on Broadway and 172nd St.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I tried to avoid it. I denied that I would ever watch it. I refused to add it to my DVR list. but... I finally gave in. After watching a few episodes here and there of "The Hills" and sort of knowing what was going on through the gossip magazines, I decided to watch it. Just when I embraced it and actually programmed it into my DVR, I found out that last night was the season finale!

Has this show really been on for three seasons?

30 Rock quote of the week (12/6)

Once again, several quotes that I would be honored to include in this here blog. I think this week, I'll post one for each character.

Liz: I don't think you want advice from me. I ate a 3 Musketeers bar for breakfast and this bra is held together with tape. (I especially like this one because I ate two cookies for breakfast on the day I watched this episode.)

Tracy: Maybe I should give up and try this crystal meth I've been hearing so much about.

Jack: This company has a strict "bros before hos" policy.

Oh wait, I also liked another of Jack's comments: Try not to dress like a small-town lesbian.

Vote for your favorite!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Keeping tabs

I was just looking online for updates about my boyfriend and saw that he was eating dinner with Minka Kelly at The Waverly Inn. That is about 4 blocks from my house, I mean office (I spend so much time here, I forget that I don't live here). Am I going to have to start hanging out there with the other stalkers?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

When the Saints come Marching in

Someone in my office has the above song as their ringtone (isn't that the dumbest ringtone ever?). Every time I hear it, I start singing "Albania, Albania, you border on the Adriatic. Your terrain is mostly mountainous, and your chief export is chrome." This is from a really old episode of "Cheers" when Coach is teaching Sam (I think) his method of studying for a test by making up new words to a familiar song. I don't remember why they were studying for a test, but it definitely worked for me. If anyone ever asks me anything about Albania, I know those three pieces of information.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Also while Esther & co. were here, we went to Norma's for Brunch. The following is what we ordered:

Cheesy French toast (baguettes, batter-dipped and fried, melted cheese and bacon on top)
Waffle with Fruit Inside Fruit Outside, with a Crackly Brulée Top
Waffling Toast Gauffres French Toast a la Crepe Suzette
Crispy Belgian Waffle With Fresh Berries and Devonshire Cream
Waffle with chocolate, peanut butter and Heath Bars!


star sighting

As previously reported, Esther came to visit this weekend and brought some friends with her. We went to brunch at one of my favorite West Village restaurants, Cowgirl. Since we had a big group, we had to wait a few minutes for a table, so we were sitting in front of the large window overlooking the street. I stood up to get a menu, and as I did so, caught a glimpse of another large group entering the restaurant. The leader of this group was none other than Jon Stewart, carrying his young son. I looked at him, immediately recognized him but had enough presence of mind to think, "Do not let it show." I turned around and then was able to start the freaking out, as I told everyone else, "Jon Stewart is coming, Jon Stewart is coming," then sat down and looked over the menu as calmly as possible. They entered and asked for a table of six, after which Esther and I looked at each other with a smirk, knowing that they would give our table of six to the Emmy winner and his wife, child and other guests. However, the hostess said, "We have two tables of six before you." yeah for us!

To me, it made the weekend that much more of a success because every visitor to New York should see at least one famous person. I know I was more excited than they were because I love Jon Stewart and I couldn't tell if anyone else knew who he even was.