Friday, August 01, 2008


Made sweet corn tonight. Yum. As per directions from my girl, Jen, boiled it for 10 minutes with a cup of sugar and a large dash of lemon juice...

Utterly delicious.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Random ten

1. You're The Best Thing- The Style Council
2. Sin Wagon- Dixie Chicks
3. You're So Vain- Carly Simon
4. Redemption Song- The Stone Roses
5. You Know I'm No Good- Amy Winehouse
6. I Love You But You're Green- Babyshambles
7. Cabaret- Liza Minelli
8. I Shall Be Released- Paul Weller
9. Boogie Monster- Gnarls Barkley
10. Let's Get Rocked- Def Leppard

11. Sugar, Sugar- The Archies
12. Debra- Beck


Promising. V.v.v. promising!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Nominees that I approve of! All* of these songs are fantastic!

For the Popjustice "Twenty Quid Music Prize"-

'A&E' - Goldfrapp
'About You Now' - Sugababes
'Bleeding Love' - Leona Lewis
'Call The Shots' - Girls Aloud
'Dance Wiv Me' - Dizzee Rascal feat Calvin Harris
'Flux' - Bloc Party
'Money' - Daggers
'That's Not My Name' - The Ting Tings
'Valerie' - Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse
'Ready For The Floor' - Hot Chip
'Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)' - Groove Armada feat Mutya Buena
'Stuck On Repeat' - Little Boots

*Okay, I've never heard the Little Boots or Dagger tunes, but the rest of them, the rest of them are quite wonderful...

Oh my, this is hilarious

Local man wants to run for county supervisor on the Republican ticket. Party says no. Man persists. Party is uncomfortable, but can't do a thing about it.

Hilarity ensues.

(most hysterical bits in purple)

The Des Moines County Republican Central Committee won't be backing the party's lone candidate for a seat on the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors, according to Chairman Tom Broeker. And James Seaberg, 62, of Burlington believes he knows the reason."I'm not surprised. I don't look like the typical Republican candidate," he said. "They are putting too much emphasis on the fact I have long hair and not enough on trying to get a Republican elected."

Seaberg, who sports a long gray pony tail and opts for jeans over a suit, said the issue of his appearance came up shortly after he announced his candidacy.In an unofficial capacity, Seaberg said Broeker suggested he drop out of the race. He said the reasons given were a lack of experience in county politics and "he didn't like how I looked."

"He told me to cut my hair. I told him flat out that wasn't happening," Seaberg said. "He said he wasn't telling me that as a party official, just man to man. I think everyone should be allowed to run for office if they want. I think people should have a choice."

Upon the advice from Broeker, Seaberg said he suspended his campaign prior to the June 3 primary election. Despite leaving the race, Seaberg
failed to file paperwork with the county auditor's office that would remove his name from the ballot. He received 401 votes in the primary election.Last month, Seaberg announced he was re-entering the race.


Seaberg will face Democratic primary winners Dan Cahill of Burlington and incumbent Bob Beck of Danville in the Nov. 4 general election. Cahill, a retired attorney, received the most votes in the Democratic primary with 1,832 followed by Beck with 1,589. Incumbent supervisor Tim Hoschek fell 10 votes behind Beck.


As for Seaberg, he is ready for the campaign ahead. The political novice's background includes stints at a variety of jobs, including at Catfish Bend Casino and Burger King. Now, Seaberg said, he's ready to work for the people of Des Moines County.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Alicia Keys is a great choice for the Bond theme song. But Jack White??? THERE HAD BETTER BE NO WHINING AND A BASS PLAYER!!!!

The White Stripes Jack White and Alicia Keys are set to go down in history as the first duet to record the James Bond theme.Following rumours that Duffy was a 'dead cert' to sing the track, the pair will reportedly record the theme to 'Quantum Of Solace' entitled 'Another Way To Die'.According to, White wrote and produced the song, and will also play drums.

I'd be lying

if I said that I wasn't inordinately excited about this...

Monday, July 28, 2008

One of

my sweet little nieces arms.

That's some Grade A chub there.
Why yes, I am the world's most indulgent aunt, why do you ask?

Nom nom nom.

Nearly a perfect evening

Last night, Dad called and asked if I wanted to accompany him to a local dive tavern, where there would be much food-based goodness. Oh, and booze. Naturally, I responded in the affirmative.

Once there, we ate a lovely meal of beer-can chicken, fried cucumbers with a spicy crust (yummy), authentic Jardiniere from Chicago and pepper bacon-wrapped asparagus. Utterly delicious.

Then, I became very pissed off/uncomfortable.

One of the patrons looked about the bar, and said, "I've got a joke, and since we're all white here..."

I was like, "Fuck. Nothing good has EVER followed that."

Dude proceeded to tell a VERY offensive joke. Dad shifted uncomfortably. I put on my bitch shoes and informed the "joker" that it wasn't funny. Because it wasn't, and since the teller of the offensive joke-

a- assumed that since we were all of Caucasian extraction, we'd be totally okay with his racist asshattery and that we were just as predjudiced as him
b-had a Skynrd tat on his arm

It just made even more angry, because not only am I not racist in the slightest, I love the Skynrd.

I didn't feel in the wrong for telling him that he was being a pig. Because he was. And it just pissed me off, because it was a great evening. Really quite fun. And now there's a nasty bit associated with it. Damn it. Because the food was That Good.


Am currently eating grilled chicken breast, marinated in zesty Italian dressing overnight, with a salad of fresh non-pestilential tomatoes and carrots. Mmmm.....

Recipe for salad-

Make a basic vinaigrette dressing- 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. Add in desired seasonings and spices (I like red pepper and parsley flakes along with the usual sea salt and fresh ground pepper). Combine with coarsely chopped carrots and tomatoes. Hold off eating as long as possible for maximum flavor.


Sunday, July 27, 2008