Thursday, September 30, 2010

Western PA is hard country

You don't make 'em laugh here, there's consequences. It's a video, Mom, love ya!

Driving to Chambersburg, PA

I've been doing nothing but driving through this through West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania for the past four days and -frankly- I'm a little done with it. BitchBitchBitch...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting Closer

Happy Birthday, Jame! Love ya, Boy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Breakin' bad wit Jame

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Catching up on Jo from a couple of weeks back

Only because I just got this photo. Matt saved up and took Jo to the Redskins/Cowboys game opening week of the season for her birthday. Sure, they were pretty high up there, but the view was great, and as you can see, happiness ensued as the Skins beat the hated Boys. Is this a handsome couple or what?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe

New Mexico is so macho that even the podiums have erections.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Downtown Santa Fe

My childhood experience with Grandpa Tilford led me to believe that if I pushed on the ears of this thing, an unfiltered Chesterfield King would rocket out of its ass. It seems that is not actually the case.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunset over Santa Fe

First time in New Mexico. Lovely.

BWI has mounted a flock of metal geese outside of curbside check-in

I guess they don't want you to turn into tiny shards of flaming debris without at least a passing -if necessarily brief- understanding of just what flew into the engines.

By the way, if this actually happens on this flight dig me and my badass prescience!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The General Lewis Inn

...couldn't be more colonial and quaint unless they were to bolt me into a tricorner hat and force me to have sex with the reanimated corpse of Betsy Ross. Whilst humming Yankee Doodle on a kazoo. With a Don't Tread on Me flag stuck up my ass. Being held by George Washington. The Aristocrats!...thank you!

Lewisburg, WV

I would be a lousy Revolutionary War scholar, it seems. Not only do I keep thinking Crispus Attucks was a colonial breakfast treat, but this sign just makes me giggle like a little schoolgirl. Never an attractive trait in a Revolutionary scholar.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Your state makes the news again

You really did pick the most backward, insane, filled-with-cruel-and-brainless-tea-bagger-shithead-morons state you could find, didn't you? And I'm in Virginia. South Carolina is one of the few glass houses I can throw stones at.  Bear-baiting now?  Good lord.  If God ever gets around to smiting, you guys are right in the kill zone.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rush hour at the Watergate

Fortunately, I allowed for this.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Life imitates art

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Things you probably don't care about

One second to football season...

Half-mast for 9-11

Not to be disrespectful, but at this distance, it's healthy to see 9-11 becoming a little less knee-jerk quasi-religious. At least in some quarters.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Remember when all the kids in Broyhill Park had these?

Chatting with Kate, somehow this --and how insanely un-PC it is now-- cropped up. Good times. Thanks, parents! You always got me the greatest stuff.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In the unlikely event any of the children should ever need top-level security clearance...

...keep this picture out of sight.

A visit from Jo

Jo and Matt dropped by last night. Here is Jo on my balcony discussing the difficulty of living with a plumber's crack.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It was bound to happen

Michelle's presents are now having a go at each other. Now where's that 'roo scrotum?

Friday, September 3, 2010

In honor of Jo's birthday

I am drinking out of the mug that has always shown her at her Joey-est.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Was going to open a bottle of Frè, when I realized I have bottles from 2004, 2003, and even 2001! Does non-alcoholic wine get better with age?