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I think I see the problem here . . .

Posted by Lissa on September 5, 2008

 . . . and it’s not the fact that you drank “alcohol,” ma’am.  The problem is that you drank a vile mixture of different alcohols and spices and god-knows-what.  Why on earth did you think this was a good idea?

A teenager from Teesside has vowed never to drink again after a holiday cocktail caused her head to swell to the size of a football.
Corinne Coyle reacted to the 10 euro mixture of Baileys, chilli, tequila, absinthe, ouzo, vodka, cider and gin.
The 19-year-old spent two days in a hospital in the Greek resort of Malia. [snip]
She has vowed never to touch alcohol again.

I feel sorry for the young woman and I can certainly understand if this dreadful experience turns her off alcohol for life.  I’m just saying that she’d probably be okay with just cutting out the chili, tequila, absinthe, ouzo, and gin.  Word to the wise — if the first sip of your drink reaches out with both paws and tries to rip your taste buds off your tongue, accept the hit to your wallet and just pour it into the nearest shrubbery. 

Unless it’s pretty shrubbery.  That would be mean.

(h/t The Corner)

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Love it

Posted by Lissa on September 4, 2008

Jay G, I promise that, should Mike and I be blessed with a daughter (preferably about four or five years from now), I will buy him this shirt.  Without hesitation.

(Although, I might write on the back: If the mom doesn’t get to you first.)

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That’s not your mother, that’s a man, baby!

Posted by Lissa on August 27, 2008


Horrible hairstyles here, horrible pantsuit story here, and horrible person (for bringing this to my attention) here.

One of the many, many, many, many reasons I will never run for public office is that there are far too many embarrassing pictures of me out there.  Oh, and college.  The things I did in college would sink me for sure.  You know what they say — good judgement comes from hard experience, and hard experiences usually come from bad judgement.  Let’s just leave it at that . . .

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Posted by Lissa on August 27, 2008

Entry 2 in the “Do you think this HELPS Obama?” series — does anyone want a “Deadheads for Obama” button?


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In her defense, Spellcheck wasn’t around 70 years ago

Posted by Lissa on August 26, 2008

From the Times Online:

The founders of the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) have been banned by a court from correcting any publicly owned signs after trying to correct one on the Desert View Watchtower that, for seven decades, has drawn attention to an “emense westward view of the Grand Canyon”. Oblivious to grammar, the prosecutors pronounced the sign “a unique historical object of irreplaceable value”.

In this case, I have to agree.  Once things are older than fifty, you leave them the hell alone.  (That goes for people too.)  Because truly, where would it stop?  Would TEAL campaign to right the Tower of Pisa?  Do we need to replace those missing chunks of the Colosseum?  IS NOTHING SACRED???

Actually, I was pretty tickled by the story.  I do think they should have left that particular sign alone, but I certainly sympathize with their intent.  Back when I worked at Dunkin Donuts, I had to restrain myself from going postal with my Sharpie about six times per shift.  (There’s only so much “RECEPTS” I can take!)

And if I ever become a teacher, I will have large red signs on every wall of the classroom that read, “NO MATTER WHAT YOU FIND IN THE DICTIONARY, ALOT IS NOT A WORD.”

(Related: Them spellin’ mistakes can be obscene, y’all.)

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My question is . . .

Posted by Lissa on August 26, 2008

. . . if you wear this, are you in favor of Obama, or against him?

 Kind of the same question with the special Obama-rama cocktail made by these folks:

If it takes you a few seconds to figure out whether this is honest support, or a joke by non-Obama folks, is that bad?  For me personally, I can think of no better way to kill my fiance’s libido than by girding my loins with an Obama-thong.  But that’s just me.

More campaign stuff here.

And no, I wouldn’t wear a McCain thong either.  A girl must have standards, after all.

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Birthday present, Take 2

Posted by Lissa on August 25, 2008

I think this time we had success!  Mike is a fan of jigsaw puzzles; he had a Disney composite photo puzzle that he worked at, intermittently, for months.  That one was too hard to be fun; it also lost several pieces in the move so we recently said a mass for Mickey’s soul and consigned it to the trash chute.  To replace it, I got him two puzzles, with the following pictures:

The paintings are by Andy Thomas and can be purchased here.  They’re beautiful paintings; when the puzzles are finished we may very well mount them and hang them in the study.

And putting them together will be infinitely less painful than watching the second and third Matrix!  Hooray!

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The Ultimate Excuse

Posted by Lissa on August 20, 2008

Did you hear that Obama found a way to corner the market on votes from married men?  It’s true!

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Well! That’s a pleasant surprise on a Sunday afternoon!

Posted by Lissa on August 17, 2008

Taken from the balcony of my apartment in Lissaville, Home of the Evil Conservatives: (turn up the volume!!)

It’s funny; I call Lissaville “Home of the Evil Conservatives” because Mike and I live here, but really, it’s as liberal as any other town near Boston.  And yet, some things are universal to America, no matter where you are.  A procession of bikers roaring down the Main Street of a smallish town, escorted fore and aft by police with sirens wailing.  Children wave and shout, random passers-by stop to wave, and occasional young women hang out of their windows, calling down and catching the thundering bikes on camera as they roll by in all their gleaming, noisy majesty.  Provincetown or Phoenix, Dallas or Detroit, Boise or Baltimore or Boston, some things are quintessentially American, forever’n’ever, Amen.

P.S.  As best as I can figure out, the ride was for a charitable cause — the New England Ride for Kids.  Not that any of y’all are surprised that it was a philanthropic endeavor 🙂

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Oh please, please, please . . .

Posted by Lissa on August 14, 2008

 . . . do NOT let the bike messengers in Boston get hold of these:

You can read about it here.  As much as I might like that gas mileage, I’m fairly sure I would land on my face within 30 seconds of mounting that sucker.  Oh, and orange clashes with a good portion of my wardrobe.  But I do admire the guy for inventing it — he’ll be picking up female biker-midgets like ANYTHING.

Pssst . . . I’ve got a T shirt idea for him:  “If you can read this, the b*tch fell off — and took the back wheel with her.”

(h/t The Corner)

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