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December 22, 2005

puppies, kitties, penguins, caribiou, snails

My birthday is Wednesday, December 28, and I'll be going out to Halo (1435 P Street) at 8pm next week to get a little tipsy. If you come, be sure to say "please" and "thank you" to the bartenders and properly tip or you'll be written up on someone's blog the next day.

I am staying in the area for the holidays, babysitting a very cute doggie and kitty in Takoma. Like the residents there, I'll be wearing Patchoulli, hiking boots, and I will avoid shaving my legs. Saturday night I'm going to a Bah Humbug party in Baltimore, and a nice mellow dinner with friends on Sunday.

Don't give pets as gifts this time of year...especially penguins.

Remember this time of year that some Caucasians are lactose intolerant and should not drink egg nog. I was having dairy blasts 12 hours after I was encouraged to have a single glass of it at last Saturday's party. I tried to hide amongst the Asians and Latino folk to avoid the stuff, but the pro-dairy Caucasians found me and made me drink nog. This guy is on my wallpaper this week. He's kind of cute, for a lactose-tolerant Caucasian that is.

I am so looking forward to seeing The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville, whose character tries to infiltrate the Special Olympics and learns a good lesson in the process. I still have yet to see Harry Potter and King Kong. I hear tell there's like a giant leech attack in King Kong, which forces me to go for that scene alone.

The British Isles haven't sunk into the Atlantic, despite a few queens having gotten married this week. This is such good news for them, and sort of depressing for us...we have regressed so much the past few years. I blame the fear caused by 9/11, and irrational reaction that caters to the redneck and overly religious world views. Really, we got caught with our pants down and got assfucked by terrorists, something that happens to a lot of other countries in the world. But they move on, develop and grow. This New Year let's get over it and get with the program.

Senator Stevens, leave it alone. I know it would mean a little more cash in the annual oil payback check for your citizens, which means you get voted in again, but sometimes things should be left well enough alone for no other reason than that it's there to be left alone. Do you have to piss in every single corner of your state? I know it's not my state but I am comforted that there is a small corner in the world that isn't so developed, so let's leave ANWR alone.

To hell with Butterstick, I want to see live snails as art! at the Palimpsest exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, through Jan. 3. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. Free.

Posted by jimbo at December 22, 2005 11:15 AM

Comments

Bob and I should be there at Halo...I'll be the one chainsmoking out front. ;)

Posted by: stebbins at December 22, 2005 2:48 PM

I think the regression in this country isn't so much regression as it is the basic form of American discourse: we've always been more 'conservative' than our European counterparts - that's why the English wanted rid of the Puritans to begin with!

Sadly though, the resurgence of fundamentalism has really just been a power ploy, I think, perpetuated over the last 30 years or so and finally bearing fruit in '94-ish, by people who, in the grand tradition of oligarchs, understand that fear and piety are the surest roads to power.

In other words: $%%*#!

Posted by: Michael at December 22, 2005 3:30 PM

Um.. not a leach Jimbo. Decidedly a worm- endoparasite by the looks of it (but outside...). Exceptionally gross. You'll love it.

Posted by: 'monster at December 23, 2005 6:39 PM