re: bananas being sold at Dunkin Donuts…“Liberals want to police our food, but not our streets.”
It appears to be the old “liberals are soft on crime” argument as well as the “liberals want to infringe on our freedom” argument…but I don’t get it. It’s just BANANAS at Dunkin Donuts.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Humor, Local & State Politics, New England, Politics (general) | Comments (11)
Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow!
Today’s Special…shout it loud & clear!
The Magic Garden. This show aired on WPIX-NY when I was a kid and NOBODY remembers it…I began to think it never existed! But here it is!
1234567891112! One day I want Matt’s band to cover this song.
Welcome to the world of…Strawberry Shortcake!
Rainbow Brite, see the shiny light!
Heathcliff, Mungo, Riff Raff, etc…great keyboard in that one.
Double your pleasure with Doublemint Gum!
Time to make the doughnuts!
That’s why I loooove Nestle Crunch!
Crispy Critters commercial…I STILL sing that one.
And I have just concluded that I watched entirely too much TV growing up! :-)Filed under nostalgia, videos | Comments (2)
John McCain: [When asked how he would react to a Democratic takeover of the Senate in November's elections] “I think I’d just commit suicide. I don’t want to face that eventuality because I don’t think it’s going to happen.” Read more…
Quelle drôle, John.
Don’t forget to vote, folks! Important election this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!Filed under Current Events (other), Local & State Politics, Local News, Politics (general) | Comment (0)
The show was awesome. They opening with a unique rendition of “Whipping Post”, with Gregg actually on electric guitar. (Off the top of my head, some other songs were “Statesboro Blues”, “Melissa”, “Midnight Rider”, “I’m No Angel”…) There was a lot of great energy and it was a terrific show. We had lots of fun. I recommend that all Allman Brothers fans (or blues fans in general) try to catch Gregg Allman and Friends.
The Orpheum is a cool venue. I love these old concert venues. The only downside is that the seats are absolutely TINY. I’m about 5′1″ and I couldn’t get too comfortable…I’m not sure how people with longer legs fare. One big guy in the row in front of us couldn’t actually fit!
Another interesting thing happened…some woman showed up SO DRUNK (before the show even started!) that she actually couldn’t make it to her seat. She just sat down in the aisle while her friend stood back, obviously mortified. Security wound up having to escort her out. She could hardly walk. I’m surprised she didn’t injure herself. Her friend didn’t leave with her, though, much to the astonishment of the people in the row behind her. They couldn’t believe that her friend didn’t take her home! If I were the friend, I would have put my drunk friend in a cab and went back! Nobody makes me miss Gregg Allman!Filed under Greater Boston (General), Music | Comment (0)
I just saw a blog that I couldn’t resist writing a post about. It’s called I Saw Your Nanny…thanks for the link, Bev! I’m not going to link to it here, because I don’t feel like dealing with the blogger in case she checks Technorati and sees I linked to it. I try to avoid internet drama at all costs, but I really have a lot to say about this blog!
Maybe the blog is set out to do good things, but it appears to be largely just snarky and gossipy. It might ultimately get a lot of traffic because of that, and the anonymous blog owner is aware of that because of all of the AdSense and affliate programs on the blog’s sidebar.
There are a few fundamental flaws with the blog. Namely, the blog is not credible. Anybody could make a story up. I was a nanny for a few years…what if someone didn’t like me for personal reasons, so they submitted a false story to that website describing me to a T, hoping that I’ll lose my job? It’s hearsay. It could be a friend of a friend of a friend…
Further, how does an observer know that it’s a nanny? It could be an aunt, a friend, or even a parent.
There are also confidentiality issues with the families. Submitters are naming names (albeit just first ones), describing children, and giving exact whereabouts.
One post, which I think might be deleted now and just stuck in my cache, said:
Your nanny gossips about you ALL the time. [snip] You need to either find a new nanny before you move to the new school so that your reputation is not scarred there - or have a SERIOUS talking to her about family confidentiality. She is making the two of you sound incompetent to your peers, but I suspect she has more of a god-complex. I don’t want to embarrass you by putting the names and ages of your children on here - but if you see this I think you’ll know.
Come on. How is this at all constructive? It’s just a catty blog. I don’t think it’s truly set out to help children being abused by their nannies. And apparently it’s garnering press interest these days — I do think that was the point of the blog to begin with.
People are really defensive in the comments, but everyone is anonymous…I suspect that a lot of the defensive comments are written by the blogger herself.
I’m not defending abusive nannies, obviously. I just have problems with the blog.
Check out some good debate over at BlogHer.Filed under Blogs | Comments (5)
Anorexic girl: I wish I had AIDS. I hear you lose a lot of weight that way.
–San Francisco, California
That is one of the most sick, disgusting things I’ve seen on these “Overheard” blogs. Usually they’re very funny, but that’s just really, really sad.Filed under Blogs, overheard | Comments (2)
Let’s go Mets!!
No, Bostonians, just because I’m from Metro New York that doesn’t make me a Yankees fan! Being brought up as a Mets fan, I was brought up to hate the Yankees, and since I hate the Yankees it means I like the Red Sox! I’m not a HUGE baseball fan, but the Mets are my numero uno. (The Sox are my numero dos, and the Oakland A’s can be numero tres because I used to enjoy their $2 games when I lived in California)
Growing up, few things were cooler than my dad taking us to Shea Stadium where we’d watch the Mets (although I’d primarily people-watch…still my favorite thing to do at sporting events) and eat Carvel out of a fake plastic baseball cap. So…let’s go Mets!Filed under New York, Uncategorized | Comments (2)
Thursday (10/19/06), 10:00pm
98 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
So, if you’re free and in Greater Boston come check it out. I know it’s a weeknight (and my bedtime is generally 11!) but a wise woman once told me that Thursday is the new Friday!Filed under Greater Boston (General), Matt's bands, Music, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comment (0)