woof: September 2008 Archives
We got very muddy on Saturday, but it was worth the wins. While my ball handling (or simply ball-getting) skills needed help in the slippery mess, I had a few good ruck clearings as flanker. Apparently this match was integral in getting us into the playoffs for the first time, which is a milestone that happens on our team's 10th anniversary season. Woot!
After hand rinsing and double-washing my game clothes, I spruced up to go and catch some Olivia Newton-John at Omega. There I learned that O.N-J's career was strong long before Grease, which I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I was ignorant of. She was part of a duo with Pat Carroll, who eventually married John Farrar, who wrote songs for both Grease and Xanadu. I was schooled and humbled big time by VJ Tre's masterful video archivism.
Here is a very young and furry-chested Cliff Richard, a longtime collaborator with O.N-J, singing "If I Could Talk to the Animals," circa 1968:
After watching the O.N-J video extravaganza, I went to a housewarming party attended by a few friends of mine who have been on a very successful track with Weight Watchers. But one of them fell off the wagon and went berserk after getting some cake frosting on his face. I think the sudden intake of carbs and points through his skin was too intoxicating to handle all at once, and he began to spread the frosting all over his face, moaning in exstacy. I decided that was a good moment to leave.
I really liked Into the Wild directed by Sean Penn starring Emile Hirsch, and am looking forward to seeing both of them in the biopic Milk. It's directed by Gus Van Sant and comes out in theatres on November 26, and also stars Josh Brolin and James Franco. It's bound to be good. You can view the trailer here, and even download it to your iPhone! Feel free to talk about your experience with the trailer on your iPhone in the comments section, on your own blog, or on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
Popular Republican DC council member Carol Schwartz announced her plans this week to run as a write-in candidate for the at-large spot in the general election. She was defeated last week by a well-financed campaign by ginger Patrick Mara, who holds a degree in environmental science. ginger photo link courtesy of Joe Tresh's Washington Photo Journal.
U.S. Geological Survey report on the Sedimentation History of Halfway Creek Marsh, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Wisconsin, 1846–2006. Geo-porn from my hometown, hot off the press.
From Chris, the perils of reporting live from Lehman Brothers. Despite the financial tragedy, some still find the time for macking out. Wait for the female reporter's final comment on the piece: "...two guys obviously trying to make light of a bad situation pretending to console each other out there."
Congrats to George Takei of Star Trek and Heroes fame for his marriage to longtime partner Brad Altman at the Japanese American National Museum.
My bitter divorce battle with Brett is finalized this week. But like many gays in DC, I'm a serial monogamist and can't stay single for longer than a week. So I am already engaged to Geoff Jenkins of the Milwaukee Brewers:
See a resemblance to my ex? Eventually, everyone in Wisconsin starts to look like Brett Favre. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin sports fan Nicole at the Cutesports blog.