Thursday, December 31, 2009

Trying to get the buzz out, New Year's Eve....

Arts Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Upstate New York presents..."Wheel...of...Mis...Fortune!"

De-icing operations, National Airport

On my to Rochester. Happy New Year! I love you so much, Mom and Dad.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Jon Simler posing backstage, War Memorial Theater, Trenton, NJ

He went by your place on his last noise tour a couple of weeks ago. I told him he should have stopped and said hello and scammed a meal off you guys. I don't think he and Sam eat when they go on the road. It's way beyond a non-profit venture, this career as a noise musician.  Anyway, if he ever comes knockin', it was my idea. You can bill me later.

Love y'all!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hey! Bari is in dressing room #1. Bah!

It would be less insulting if there weren't only six of us. No respect, I tell ya! :)

Somewhere near Aberdeen, MD

Oh, there's wisdom scrawled on the walls of the rest stops of I-95. Unfriendly, disgusting wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Trying to park at Tyson's on Boxing Day...

...was a regrettable decision. This is a line to get into a line that eventually merges into the exit lane, where I was headed, having given up. It hadn't moved in 10 minutes at this point.

Kate got me a slotted spoon!

Among other great things... Ho Ho!

Friday, December 25, 2009

The French Embassy, DC

Done up less haughtily than one would imagine. Inside, les petit enfants are told how --on Christmas Day every year-- Pere Noel flies mystically through the night and urinates in American's soup. Joyeaux!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Deceptively Impressive!

It's a wonder what creative packaging and an extraordinarily flexible definition of 'giftworthiness' can accomplish.

"It must be a present! It's wrapped!"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My building looks classier in the snow

For those of you who may have wondered why I would be wearing a hat, given my long history of looking atrocious in hats...

...perhaps this will shed some light on the situation.

Bad solution to hair difficulties

Since haircuts are getting more expensive, and it has been pointed out that my hair is my best feature, I have let it grow somewhat. Which leads to bad hair days every once in a while. Like every day. I discovered, and am experimenting with this hat, but feel it is actually more ridiculous than that which it purports to normalize.

Monday, December 21, 2009

You can tell it's winter....

...cause you can see my pretty building again.

Driving today is only hazardous, regrettable, and inconceivably foolish. Pop, I am STILL using those 'traction mats' you got me...when...high school or something? I've lost cars, girls, sanity, money, careers, jobs, and decades, but somehow have still held on to the precious traction mats. And they still absolutely kick winter's ass.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pictures of a post-Snopocalyptic World.....

Guess who lost their keys in the snow? That would be Dumbass Me!

Dad, perhaps in some pre-empathetic incident, I just yesterday got in the mail a referral from my doctor to a physical therapist...because sudden recent onset of sharp, unrelenting pain in my left rotator cuff. Swear to God. I went the other day. We're breaking in similar fashion, it seems.

They canceled the Steps Christmas Party today.  It seems downtown Alexandria is a frozen quagmire with no parking or open businesses.  Can a quagmire be frozen? Or does that negate the very quagmiriness of it?  Hmmmm....  They also canceled the actual radio show performance at the Reagan last night. Glad we didn't screw up the recorded rehearsal the night before. :)  Too badly.  That would be a good one for you to listen to: a lot of me and the help has several songs as well.

Love you guys!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowy. I hope Dad is OK.

Love you guys.


Still coming down like crazy...

Reagan Building

Rehearsal for the possibly snowed-out radio show this weekend. Hope you guys are not badly affected. Love you.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Scenes from Kate's one-day early birthday celebration.

I gave the gift of meat! Also the votive candle on the cupcake...nice touch, eh?

Checked my mail, thanks!

Merry Christmas! I'll call later, promise!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's getting cold out, which means...

...Katie can frequently be seen in penguin hats.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Somewhere a Katie is Weeping....

After her last bruising schooling of me on the Scrabble boards, a rare bit of parental victory tastes oh so sweet....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A last look at Room 1211, the Wyndham Downtown, Cleveland, OH.

With special emphasis on a chair you can get me anytime!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, OH, live on stage during the show

During the Party Crasher song I pretend to take a picture. Tonight I didn't pretend. That would be Andy & Janet.

Morgan and I on Cleveland High School TV

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Me looking over downtown Cleveland from a Wyndham corner suite.

It pays to sell out the house. Love y'all.

The cute l'il kid in 16C.

He was good as gold the whole way. His mother, however, was an insane, insipid, continuously prattling high-volume hell-bitch who --if pitchforks had somehow inexplicably been issued to us by the flight attendants-- would INSTANTLY have had upwards of twelve billion holes in her. For his sake and future sanity, he should aspire to orphanhood.

The Monument on takeoff. Pretty place, DC.

On a tiny jet to Cleveland...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

TW and Jon Bell backstage at the Reagan

It's dark back there, sorry about that.  TW is Phil Mickleson and Jon is Tiger Woods, of course.  To the tune of 'Eye of the Tiger.'  Which is where she hit him, apparently.

Winter shows up!

Is it snowing there?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Reception/Concierge area, Four Seasons of Georgetown

Where de rich folk stay...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Safely home after simulated bumpy landing at simulated National Airport

We also seem to have missed the simulated A terminal and somehow drifted into 1944.

Simulated O'Hare a zoo this morning

This is a simulated scene from simulated O'Hare's ticketing check-in area. Simulated, of course. I'll be home and have my phone soon, although I'm going to miss the simulation.

Simulated Anti-Defamation League of Chicago proves to be a tough crowd... need to imagine these are Jews in tuxedos to get the right flavor....