Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm Sorry, She's a Dumbass.

I read the B.I.O (by invitation only) section of the Washington Post Express (free commuter version of the WaPo) every work. Attribute it to the closet-case, very repressed, hopeless romantic in me.

But I was crying I was laughing so hard when I read this couple's story of how they met. I laughed obviously because it's funny but more so because I totally envision either my darling sister, or my oh-so-direct best friends assuming the role of the mother in my true life story. Do you see it?

Kirsten Kedzierski
, 26 Scot Hinshaw, 34

Kirsten and Scot will marry December 5, 2009 in Toledo, Ohio.

Scot Hinshaw and Kirsten Kedzierski1. How did you meet?
The couple met at a hotel in Costa Rica while attending different destination weddings. Kirsten caught Scot's eye by the resort's pool, and he approached her. When she explained she'd attended a wedding the evening before, he invited her to be his date at his friend's wedding that evening. "I politely declined, but something struck me about him," she says. "When I mentioned this to my mother, my mother marched down to where he was and said, 'Hi, I'm Mary. I'm sorry my daughter is a dumb-ass. She will attend the wedding with you tonight.'" Kirsten did. The next weekend, Scot traveled from D.C. to New York to attend a Yankees game with her, and the rest is history.

Friday, February 20, 2009

"I've-tried-4-million-times-but-you-still haven't-returned-my-phone-call"

From the Frontlines: (The Jen never answers my phone call but still considers me one of her best friends support group)

Aly: Ha! Some of us are veterans of 10+ years in the "maybe, please god, maybe the 15th time is my lucky charm" category!

Matt: Now I love Jen to death. She has always been one of my closest friends...I have known Jen Richer for almost 20 years (true story) and I can say without a doubt that she is by far the most difficult person on the face of the planet to get in touch with. When you do finally get her to answer the phone she suddenly has to run and then says "I will call you back"...I can say again without pause, don't wait by your phone. I can't begin to tell you the number of messages I have left for her. She even admits that she is horrible at it. So trust me. I win as far as number of times I left a message but never got a call...

John: I never claimed to think I was the only one you ignored when I wrote you a note. I have complained about this before, and you told me that Lindsay complained about the same thing all the time! It's interesting how you take this character flaw of YOURS, and spin it into a quirky little thing that your FRIENDS obsess over. Great spin, Jenny. You oughta work in DC!

After you've read it, please respond below the post with your best "I've-tried-4-million-times-but-you-still haven't-returned-my-phone-call" Jen Story. He thinks he's discovered something new. I am trying to prove there is an entire community of you out there.

John: when you get home tonight, talk to your fellow copians about improving your communications skills! homework!

me: if by communications you mean spelling there's no hope for me

John: I could write a novel about you, and I might STILL never directly hear from you ever again...I must sound like your mother, but too damn bad!

me: I am so blogging about this

So my mentor and former boss with whom I am still very close to made the great digital leap last year and finally joined the digital community that I am so wholeheartedly plugged into (blog, gmail, facebook, etc.)

Today, we were chatting on gchat because like so many of you, there is no way in hell I could squeeze even a 5 min. phone call in with my overwhelming to do list.

But with the power of gchat I am somewhat more accessible. I am such fan of these plateforms because where I fail at staying connected, they pick up the slack.

What he thinks is a unique discovery, you all have expressed (often heatedly) as a true JEN-ISM.

By this point you know it's not possible to hurt my feelings so please be as graphic as necessary.

Just Spreading The Love

Both as a millennial, and the nature of my job, it has become my life's work to embrace and proclaim the digital world.

Yes it's tough work, but someone's gotta do it right?

Thanks John for trusting me on this one.

From John's Blog:
I'd like to thank my good friend, Jen Richer for leading me to this place last March. She was the first person to convince me that my non-nonsensical ravings, snarky remarks and sarcastic rants belonged in cyberspace for all the world (or a couple of dozen tolerant friends) to see!

Shout out to all my Righties..

This is a blast. I was lucky enough to be invited last year, where the guest speaker was Tony Snow. It's a great time to dress up and rub shoulders with what's left of the GOPpers inside the beltway.

Come join me!

Media Research Center’s 2009 Gala
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
America’s Media Watchdog combating liberal media bias since 1987, the Media Research Center, will be hosting its Annual Gala again this year on Thursday, March 19, 2009.  Come join Brent Bozell, Ann Coulter, Joe Scarborough, Cal Thomas, Ken Cribb, Joe the Plumber and Andrew Breitbart at the best conservative event in town!  Seats are $250 per person, a portion of which is tax-deductible.  The General Reception begins at 6:00 pm, followed by Dinner at 7:00 pm, and then the Gala program featuring the famous DisHonors Awards at 8:00 pm.  Also at the program, the MRC will be honoring Brit Hume with the William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence. 
To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Sara Bell at or by phone at (703) 302-8311.  Deadline to RSVP is March 6, 2009. 

Keeping it Real...Simple

For all you real simple fans in the house, you'll love these low tech fixes. My favorite is how to turn you head into an antennae!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nuh-ugh Shut Up!

Craig's List Missed Connection Post  
(hypothetical of course, I could never bring myself to write one for real)

Dear Hottie - We were at the HuffPo Inaugural Party together, you were on the Red Carpet, I was in the VIP section. We just missed each other - we were both in black suits. I have loved you since I was 6 (it was the way you flew, ice cold, no mistakes) and despite the weight you've gained for this new role you're preparing for, I will still love you. (no one likes a skinny man anyway.) If you see this and are me in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. But with all the people hitting the French Quarter, how will we find each other you may ask? I'm sure you'll find a way!

  NEW ORLEANS (AP) - "Batman Forever" star Val Kilmer will reign as celebrity king when the Krewe of Bacchus parade rolls through New Orleans on Feb. 22, two days before Mardi Gras.
   Kilmer will be decked out in royal apparel as he rides through the city on a float in the annual parade.
   Last year, wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan was the krewe's celebrity king.
   Kilmer's screen credits also include "Top Gun," "The Doors" and 2006's "Deja Vu" with Denzel Washington, which was filmed in New Orleans.

   (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bring Me My Slideshows!

You know I love a good slideshow, especially from Annie! So I thought I'd share the ones that warm the cockles of my heart so far! Enjoy:

"These are the civilian front lines of “We the People,” photographed by Annie Leibovitz."

(Take note: McHottie - JON FAVREAU, Obama Speech Writer)

New York Times: Obama's People

Photographer Nadav Kander shot 52 portraits of Obama's top advisors.

(whoops screen capture grabbed McHottie again, lookie there...)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Picking Up What I'm Putting Down?

Need to get this week started with a good laugh. For all of you not familiar with Homestar runner, take a few moments to relish in the awesomeness. If you find this ridiculousness hilarious, congrats - we share the same sense of humor. For all those wrinkling your brows in confusion, just smile and nod, as you usually do with me.

Best of:


And of course...Tragdor..The Burnanator!