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by Mechanical Grace
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P. Grace Paley
Replies: 0
Views: 686

R.I.P. Grace Paley

Fantastic writer and activist. I didn't know she'd been ill for a long time. Hope she didn't suffer horribly. R.I.P.
by Mechanical Grace
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

That middle one sounded familiar but I googled it and it's not something I know. Sadly I woke up with the new Oasis song in my head. Damn catchy, even if it is another Beatles derivative.

Oh, and Carr's Ginger Lemon Creme cookies should be a controlled substance.
by Mechanical Grace
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Having worked for the same employer for 18 years, I just applied for a new job somewhere else. >ulp< Terrifying and exciting. If I get it, it will be the first job I've had at a non-non-profit since 1984. It's a (very) long shot, but what the hell. As the old lottery commercials used to say, "Y...
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

I would only buy something like that (not that I'd dare spend that much) if I knew it could be refunded... ...we only paid £140 not £170 Ahh, but see, you did spend that much and didn't know it could be refunded-- that a bit of it was refunded was sheer windfall! What you mean to say is, you thin...
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 153
Views: 15398

pophead2k wrote: Very sad story from my former neighborhood bar.

:cry:


Wow. Sad indeed. Fucking awful. Sorry to hear.
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 153
Views: 15398

Vodka Gimlet with extra water and ice in a tall glass. Refreshing on these hot summer nights. Yum. Vodka gimlets are a fave of mine. Make me one, please. Another crisp, sour fave is vodka + grapefruit juice, which for some reason is called a Greyhound. Fits, somehow, no? As to Margaritas, I have an...
by Mechanical Grace
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Ah, I see. Thought it was a 30-yrs-ago-today thing. **** I just saw a razor blade ad with Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, and Thierry Henry . Jeeze, first it was immigrants cleaning our floors, now it's French soccer players selling us Schick (or was it Gillette?). The new world order has arrived. (Spea...
by Mechanical Grace
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

I have a feeling he was talking about the original Elvis. Serious fan though I am, I don't think I'd mention our Elvis as a candidate for greatest musician of all time (nor Elvis P., for that matter, but I'd be less surprised to hear people suggest Presley than Costello). On a related note, I rememb...
by Mechanical Grace
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Glad you likey. Have a great anniversary whatever you do!
by Mechanical Grace
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

:lol:
by Mechanical Grace
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

PS, if you're actually looking for an IDEA, here's mine, if you've got about $350 to spend. I'd get her an Hermès scarf-- super luxe, but easily worn with a denim or leather jacket, and really warm (silk) in your cold part of exurbia. This is heirloom-quality stuff, she'll pass it on to your daught...
by Mechanical Grace
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

My tenth wedding anniversary was a bit of a disaster, the beginning of the end, really (we made it to thirteen). Very bittersweet in retrospect, but I've got very few regrets about it. My Ex is getting re-married in October. Again with the bittersweet... http://www.moodsofnature.com/18_200_tests/42m...
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 153
Views: 15398

Homemade strawberry-pineapple smoothie. Yum.
by Mechanical Grace
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 21857

Well I confess I only know Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes), but I loved it and hearing it now zaps me instantly back to third & fourth grades, so I still love it.

Electric Light Orchestra
by Mechanical Grace
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: BlueChair & Red Shoes' Big Day
Replies: 30
Views: 4575

Mazel tov! :)
by Mechanical Grace
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Pitchfork et al
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Are you serious? They have as bad a hipper than thou attitude as I've ever seen. Ha! Interesting... maybe their opinions align with my own so well, I don't hear the attitude. But I don't think so. What drives me nuts about a lot of mags, and which I don't find in Word, is the flavor-of-the-month sc...
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Perfect! :lol: :lol:
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Why is it that, no matter my diligence and care when applying sunblock, the backs of my knees always always burn? :roll:

As someone whose skin is glow-in-the-dark pale, I keep a bottle of aloe gel in the fridge for just such occasions-- ahhhhhhhhh-- but I'd just as soon never need it again.
by Mechanical Grace
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Pitchfork et al
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

I'm not a big fan of Pitchfork because I feel that too often the reviewers are trying to show off and let everyone know how smart and "with it" they are. I felt the same way about Magnet, for which I had high hopes as it comes from mellow Philadelphia. Annoying as hell, isn't it? It's lik...
by Mechanical Grace
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: kitty kitty kitty - just for pets
Replies: 107
Views: 44158

True. Right after I took this, she nabbed them and drove away in my Subaru. Well, she wanted to, anyway.
by Mechanical Grace
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: kitty kitty kitty - just for pets
Replies: 107
Views: 44158

It would appear that this has not been a much-used thread.... oh well, it gives me an opportunity to give you a direct comparison, since the last pic was ALSO of my puppy. 1+ year later, weighing in at 65 pounds, I give you, ladies and gents, Hermione: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1015/974109922_1...
by Mechanical Grace
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP Tom Snyder
Replies: 5
Views: 973

He was the consummate nerd-- i.e., he had the knack of making everyone seem cool by comparison. You always felt a bit embarrassed for him, even while being grateful he was talking to such a compelling guest. For example, check this . Here's one with a dentally incomplete James Westerberg discussing ...
by Mechanical Grace
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman

Wow. Passing of a giant. :cry:
by Mechanical Grace
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 430163

Definitely the former. And, paired with a really good pint of ale, a combination to rival milk and cookies.
by Mechanical Grace
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Joni Mitchell steps out of retirement to work on new album
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

I wouldn't miss Ladies Of The Canyon . Personally I like it as much as Blue , quite possibly more (heresy!). And, as I've mentioned oh, twenty or thirty times on this board, Shadows And Light is fantastic: a collection of some of her best songs, done live at what will surely be seen as the height of...

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