Thursday, January 22, 2009

tonight's Politics with a Punch

This evening's panel looks pretty interesting:

  • Austin Badon, State Representative, Candidate for Mayor

  • Jonathan Bell, Movie Actor and Veteran Comedian

  • Aaron Broussard, Jefferson Parish President

  • Alden Hagardorn, President, St. Henry’s Parish Council

  • Misty Jackson, Renowned Comedian and TV Star

  • Blaine Kern, Mr. Mardi Gras, New Orleans Ambassador

  • Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints Star Running Back

On our star studded show, we’ll cover everything from the inauguration of President Obama to the latest trials and tribulations of Dollar Bill Jefferson to Holy Cao, we have a new Congressman to Sen. David Vitter supporting the religious right and challenging Hillary Clinton, while hoping the voters forget about the D.C. Madam!

See you there!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ALTL, get out your credit card...

The subject matter of this post is the type that my co-blogger ALTL usually handles, but here I go...

Looking for a perfect gift for the Obama lover? Like, something besides a t-shirt with "Change" written on it? Why not an Obama....dildo?!

Yep, here it is:

Also comes in GOLD! But I'd rather have the blue - I've always been an expert at blue-balling.

I'm it.

After being on hiatus, I noticed that Latin Teacher at FEMA, Katrina, and other bad words tagged me in this meme that has been floating around the internet. So, uh, here it is.

  1. Link to the person who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Write six random things about yourself.
  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
  5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

About me...
  1. I cannot give blood.
  2. I took a 24 hour bus ride to participate in the March for Women's Lives in April 2004, followed by a 24 hour bus ride back (I think a total of 10 hours were spent in DC).
  3. I spent one summer as a Capitol Hill intern.
  4. Muffalettas smell fantastic to me, but I cannot stand to eat them - I don't like olives.
  5. Last St. Patrick's Day we put the keg in the pool because we thought it was cold enough.
  6. I once bought a case of Absolut New Orleans for $21.99 at Dorignac's.

So there.

Who do I tag? about my ho A Little to the Right, Daily Hops, Brad V at Letters in Bottles, heh, New Orleans Murder Blog, Drunk Athlete, and, uh...that's enough. I don't know enough "people" in the blogosphere.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good luck, President Obama

This conservative's thoughts on this historic inauguration day:

Mr. President, you are not what was desired, but you are no less dear to me. And your daughters are adorable.

It's not that I'm apathetic...

...I just can't get excited about today's inauguration. The election of Senator Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States is definitely a ground-breaking one. I understand the feelings of hope people are filled with by his promises of change. I do.

The hype is just not for me. It hasn't been from day one.

A former roommate of mine from when I lived in DC had a facebook status that compared inauguration to "Mardi Gras for dorks." While I disagreed, I did conceed that DC for inauguration would be a bigger cluster fuck. That's for damn sure.

Best of luck to you, President Obama. Make us proud.

As an aside, my co-worker is watching live on her computer and giving me commentary...

CW: wow, you're not even allowed to ride your bike within 2 miles of the national mall.
ALTL: bikes take up too much space!
CW: its a security issue.
ALTL: everything is a security issue
CW: well, I guess the police get to ride their bikes because I just saw one.
ALTL: clearly they're not a security risk - they are there to keep the peace
CW: They just showed the New Orleans mayor in the crowd of ppl.
ALTL: now that is a security risk
CW: ha ha
but pretty impressive that they chose to show him. everyone else has been presidential ppl.
CW: shows you how hard it was to get in to this shindig. He was standing out in the crowd of ppl.
CW: oh, keep it together Hillary. She's looking a little emotional.

Here we go.

EDIT: Chris Matthews is "not crotchety about change." Wtf.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm not the only one...

On Amazon....

Like Google, when you type in something you're looking for, Amazon automatically lists other searches people have previously done using the same words. Which makes me feel slightly less weird for ordering the following items after having come home at 5:30 AM this morning in time for some drunken online purchases:

- "sexy Jester costume"

- "Amy Winehouse wig"

Although I may regret these purchases when I look at my bank balance after sleeping off this inevitable hangover, at least I'll be ready for Mardi Gras with 2 great new costume options. And I'll still have some pride - because, thanks to Amazon's search suggestions, I know that there was someone else out there weird enough/drunk enough to search for the exact same things as me.