December 23rd, 2007

December 2007

You're All A Bunch Of Teases!

Listen up bishopjoey, n0thingman, and all you other happily coupled fellahs out there: I have officially decided that you should no longer be allowed to attend bars or parties unescorted.

Last night was Joel's holiday party. I spent it talking to one attractive, fascinating man after another. And time and time again, after I was thoroughly engaged in the conversation and allowing my mind to wander, he would drop the "we" bomb -- "Oh, my wife loves that," or "Yea -- my partner was just saying the same thing" -- UGH!

Yes, yes, I know -- we can always use more friends, blah blah blah. But it's the highs and lows -- the emotional roller coaster of "possibility!" followed by "oh crap." I just can't take it.

So from now on if you're married, or shacked up, or maybe just dating -- I don't care. You are no longer allowed out of the house without your wife/girlfriend/skank by your side. Capeesh?

And as a random aside, my veterinarian was also at the party. She saw me, squealed, came over and gave me a big hug, and then looked at my face and said "You don't know who I am, do you?" I did not. But then she explained that she was my vet and I totally knew who she was, only I realized that I know her as "Dr. [lastname]," but still don't actually know what her first name is. Oh well. She loves Jacob and that's all that matters.
December 2007

Yet another Traditional Jewish Christmas repost.

From the email I just sent:

It's getting close, so please let me know if you'll be there or not. If you're getting this email it means that you've either said yes or else not responded one way or the other.

So the movies --

I found a website that lists movie showtimes for *both* The Manor and The Squirrel Hill:

http://cinemagicpgh.com/

Unfortunately pghwob, it looks like you're out of luck in terms of "There Will Be Blood." But there's "Charlie Wilson's War," which is supposed to offer a good history of the US entanglement with Afghanistan (even if it *does* star Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks). Other options still on the table include "The Great Debaters," "Juno," "P.S. I Love You" and "Sweeney Todd." I'm unclear about "No Country For Old Men" -- it looks like tomorrow might be the last day that it's showing at The Manor.

I was thinking one of the late afternoon showings (start time somewhere in the 3:00 - 5:00 range) which will put us at New Dumpling House sometime between 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Does anyone have a strong feeling about that? Earlier? Later? We should definitely do food *after* the movie though, as there's no telling how long we'll have to wait for a table.

OK. Hope to see everyone on Tuesday. Let me know if you're coming (or if you can't).

Thanks.

- hopita
December 2007

Still more pictures!

I got another roll of film back. This one features LaKeisha's going away party, and also Winterfest.

The pictures:

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* In the actual roll of film there's a truly fantastic picture of her with her cat, as well as her assaulting her boyfriend with an umbrella. Unfortunately, neither of these pictures made it onto the disk. :(
** With the ghost of Sprout hovering in the mirror
*** Yes, ladies and gentlemen: My date was a leprechaun dressed like Santa Claus.