Old, cynical Pasadenan that I am, every year I think to myself, "Oh, the parade. Ho hum." Then it gets to be the 28th or 29th of December, and I feel the anticipation in the air. I find myself on south Raymond Avenue, where a parking spot has miraculously opened up. In true Harriet the… Continue reading Rose Parade 2009: The Prep Edition
Photo by The Scout My condolences to the family and friends of Neil Barry. Neil was a fellow parishioner at Church of the Angels. He had a 6 year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Neil was an avid 49ers fan, and after church we'd stand on the sunny patio and talk football. He wore these sunglasses:… Continue reading A Death and A Birth
Dead ones, that is. My local Food 4 Less (at Lake Avenue and Washington Blvd in Pasadena) has both Zacky and "minimally processed" Butterball turkeys for $5.00 per bird. They're about 12-14 pounds each. I go into Food 4 Less once or twice a year. You're welcome.
Oh YOU! You nice, nice people!!! YOU lovely, kind-hearted souls! THANK YOU for the gift of in-home, his-and-hers massages for The Scout and me. You didn't see but I opened the envelope and burst into tears. Heard of projectile vomiting? I was projectile crying. LC had to sprint for the box of tissues. THANK YOU!
There are so many reasons to hate Christmas as it is celebrated in these United States. The buying-ness of it all gets to me. I don't want buying to make me happy. I don't want things to make me happy. I hate it that our whole economy is based on consumption. But who am I… Continue reading In Which I Struggle With the Season
The economy is rotten. People are losing their jobs. The wars are getting worse. A few crooks are running off with our money. It's 'holiday time' but it feels like anything but. It's time to ante in. I got Tums. Whadda you got? I got a heating pad. Whadda you got? I got Big Teddy.… Continue reading Offers
Show of hands: Do you think Sarah Palin is Trig's mother? It's been a while since I've visited Sarah's Baby Storyland, but Godammit I'm Mad mentioned that Andrew Sullivan has a photo of Sarah, 3 weeks before Trig's birth, here. Sullivan says: I begged the McCain campaign by private email and in a private meeting… Continue reading Fake Baby Birthin’ Church Lady