Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Colorado personality... told by its bumper stickers

Monday, April 14, 2008

Why I am so very wrong for my neighborhood listserv...

"Need driver for kids and household help"

** Because I lack a car, children AND a maid...

(I need help finding someone to drive around... and) set table,

** The couch is for eating. My table serves as but a pedestal for old Vanity Fair magazines, the quarterly statements of my now-ravaged mutual funds and bobbleheads.

make salads,

** Why would I need salads made when I can walk to Panera?

do laundry,

** Point taken - that would be cool

and generally provide an extra set of helpful hands around our busy house.

** There is nothing busy about this lazy apartment. And an extra set of helpful hands just free-floating around would simply creep me out.

Top priority is reliable, safe, legal driver.

** I don't know about you, shallow people, but MY top priority is world peace.

Great English isn't necessary

** Excuse me? I think any driver/table-setter/salad-maker needs to be able to speak in iambic pentameter.

Declining standards these days...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Victorious, the Ovechkin bobblehead settles in ...

A new home among the tchotchkes...

Taking a cue from Angelina Jolie, he befriends a little South African girl

Definitely more fierce than the Kosovar idol!

"Back in the U.S.S.R..."

Heyyyy...what have we here?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Columbia Heights Target: The Caucasian Journey

This weekend, I paid tribute to my pigment-challenged ancestors and made a trip - no, paid homage to - the new Columbia Heights Target (a visit that was, apparently, incredibly well timed)

{Ed note: You DO realize that was an April Fools' Day joke, don't you?}

At first I was confused when the usual faint whiff of urine did not greet me at the top of the Metro escalators. And the new buildings...had I nodded off and accidentally ended up in Silver Spring?

But I soon found myself amid those familiar, stylish and stylishly affordable product lines:

- Like Michael Graves flatware for dinner parties

- Sleek things for the home

- Artful t-shirts

- Breezy Isaac Mizrahi summer gear

- Not to mention fellow shoppers from all kinds of nationalities and backgrounds!

(The sound of little kids speaking Spanish was particularly cute!)

{Ed: They think you're cute speaking English, too!}

I found myself in a daze not experienced since graduate school.”

I do think some hussy on a Vespa ran off with the Jovovich-Hawk Go International collection, though. That section of the store was woefully deccimated.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

$13.8 million is a pretty big "accounting error"

I know my bank would be very *displeased* with me if such a thing showed up on MY statement...

More about budget shortfalls in Boulder County's St. Vrain school district. The article's from 2003. Apparently there's a history of such things.

Groundhog Day, anyone?

Sounds like someone needs Quicken!