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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Principal's Office

Did you know that teachers can still smack kids in certain states? I certainly didn't think corporal punishment still existed in this country, but sigh, such is the whimsical lesson that reality TV can teach us.

"Principal's Office" is a new show on TruTV that has been stirring up almost zero attention, save for the fact that the Booneville, Arkansas segments feature a paddle-happy, "live-by-the-law" principal who's chock full 'o one-liners and a desire to distribute "licks" to all of his disorderly students.

I was able to find a poor quality video of Principal Halter negotiating a beating with Shorty, who may just be the most stereotypical Southerner to ever grace a reality show:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Camille Hempel, I <3 You!

About a month ago, I damaged my silver-knuckle ring during a night of intense dancing in my living room with my gays. After stopping by Catbird, where I bought it, they suggested that I talk to Camille Hempel at her boutique on S. 2nd. She's the one who designs the couch necklace (above), which I'm sure you've seen around.

When I brought her the bent ring, Camille fixed it..... buffed it and made it look purdy, she did it all in less then 5 minutes, AND refused to charge me or accept a tip. It was so nice of her, I was super impressed by her kindness as well as her ridiculously stylish and unique pieces that she designs. When I win the lottery/when our economy stops collapsing, I plan on splurging on some of Camille's bling, especially the rose gold pieces - DANG!!!

Check her out... Stop by and say hello for me, or visit her site:

Friday, September 26, 2008


I can't escape feeling like Alice Hyatt this week. People are d-bags.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I'm back from espana, and for those of you who didn't get my postcards, I have to say it was a glorious trip. If the picture doesn't sum it up clearly enough, then check out what I learned:

-Mullets AND rattails are super trendy there, and certainly considered chic/normal. And I'm talking severe mullets/rattails.

-It's virtually impossible to find a salad there.

-It's virtually impossible to travel there and not drink, smoke, and eat until your innards start rotting.

-Atocha train station is retarded.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hasta luego!

My traveling schedule has become absolutely spoiled/pretentious, but off I go again!

This time I am visiting the lovely and intelligent and glorious Liz, who has a place smack dab in the middle of Madrid. We will go to bullfights and watch animals get mauled to death. We will take a trip to Toledo and buy gold. We will drink SOOO much wine and eat meat and cheese. I will wander the city in the hot September sun and sweat and try not to get pick-pocketed. And I will see the Prado, the palace, the gardens, and all the other spectacular sights.

I will miss you!

Elizabeth :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

oh wow

lucky dragons:

Sunday, September 7, 2008


i want this band to play at my wedding, whenever and wherever that shall occur.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fashion Rocks?

Fashion Week has kicked off here in NYC, and as little as I care, I still couldn't help but peruse the pictures on Yahoo! of the Fashion Rocks event. What I discovered is that this concert should be re-named Hookerfest 9000, since it seems like it was sheer and unadulterated sex-worker trash. 

Dennis Leary in a dress? The Pussycat dolls doing an insane vagina dance? Miley Cyrus?? I see very little here "rocking." It was good when they had David Bowie and the Arcade Fire and people like that involved, but wtf is THIS.