Monday, October 30, 2006

The Freaks Come Out for Halloween

What is wrong with people? On Saturaday night I'm walking to dinner and see not one, but TWO white boys dressed up in black face for Halloween. Did they not learn that racist costumes are unacceptable from the boys at UA and Prince Harry?

Now there's a new Web site to add to your favorites just in time for the scariest day of the year...


Yep, that's right! A place for people of all colors and walks of life to come together in harmony to express themselves and share ideas.

IS THIS A JOKE?? It's completely inappropriate and ridiculous if you ask me. I get the humor, but come on. This is only going to encourage ignorance among a whole gang of already ignorant people. Niggaspace is more like a mockery of MySpace than any site that people are going to take seriously. It's like a Saturday Night Live's funny for a minute and then it's over. But perhaps I'll be proven wrong and Niggaspace will replace the always lame

This is the best part of the story:

"The site is in no way meant to be racist," he told FishbowlNY today. The domain name was purchased in February, "Tyrone" says, with the intention of creating an alternative to MySpace where "black people can feel comfortable." "Tyrone," though, says Niggaspace is for everyone, not just blacks.

I will surely be asking my white friends if they plan on working on their Niggaspace profiles this week.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Icky, icky pink

I've been frantically washing my hands for the last five hours of my life. These are hours I cannot get back, people. The intern in my group at work announces to me today that she has pink eye. !!! I have to pinch myself to confirm that I'm not on the playground in kindergarten being snapped out of a dream that I thought was 21 years of life by a snotty-nosed schoolmate. I mean I must be in kindergarten because who the heck gets pink eye over the age of five???

I should have taken heed to the warning signs...Intern's been wearing her glasses all this week which I'd never seen before. Apparently it's because her goopy eye won't allow for a contact! Just kidding, it's not goopy, but still. She also explained that pink eye can live in your body for several weeks before the symptoms surface. So I could be a walking pink eye haver! GA-ROSS! Intern assured me that she'd been washing her hands often, using hand sanitizer and resisting the urge to reach up for the grody eyeball.

Ugh, I'm just so unsettled about this. I do not have time to have pink eye. After all, I'm the type that would actually STAY HOME if I had some sort of infectious disease. Is pink eye a disease? If not they should make it one. I'll be back. Gotta go wash my hands.

My BFF Joan

I wish I were talking about Joan from Girlfriends...I truly do love her. Isn't she spectacular?

I feel about her the way I think a lot of white women feel about Carrie from Sex and the City. It's like a girl-crush. She's not traditionally beautiful, but her aura is so magnetic. I want to be on that show! But I watched a new episode Monday night and I must say that without Toni, the vibe just isn't the same. Lynn isn't a strong enough character to carry an episode which is what she did in this latest episode. Needless to say I was not impressed. Hopefully things will get better...but regardless of how quickly the show's slippery slope tilts, I'm still a Joan fan for life.

But no, no, my friends, it's not Girlfriends Joan that is my BFF. Brace yourself...I had another run in with the other Joan - Joan Rivers - last night.

A guy here at the office who is a big Joan fan mentioned that he wanted to watch her stand-up act on Bravo because he wouldn't be at home when it aired. I volunteered that I could tape it (while simultaneously revealing that I had no Tuesday night plans and that I'm the only backwards individual in Manhattan that still owns a VCR).

Because the guy that requested the tape is a big dog around these parts, I didn't want to screw up the delicate dubbing process. So I suffered through an entire hour of Joan's ranting when I should have been diving nose first into the book I'm reading. (Prep. Pretty good. Check it out.)

Bottom line is, this woman is crazy. She hates old people. She hates kids. She hates ugly people. She wishes she had taught her daughter how to give blow jobs instead of how to be a smart independent woman because she could have been Monica Lewinsky and they would all be rich.

That poor old lady. She's just so strange. While her face looks as mangled as it did when I saw her in person a couple of weeks ago, her body is fairly taught and well-lipo'd for her age.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I still haven't figured out why Joan R resurfaced in my life a second time, but let's hope there's no "third time's a charm" in my future.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Shaking things up...

Hopefully you didn't get too confused when you got to the new and improved page. I guess it's a good thing that you're still reading.

I was getting a little bored of the old look, so I did some changing and rearranging and voila! The colors are very subtle (which isn't much like my personality), so we'll see how long this look lasts. But I like it for now, so adjust your eyes and minds ladies and gents.

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'm back...sorta

I know I've been completely neglecting you all and I'm sorry about that. Life is so busy right now! I have a big event this weekend and leading up to it has taken all of my energy. But I'm having a blast at the new job and meeting lots of cool peeps.

Speaking of peeps, can you believe the plane crash thing on the upper east side? I work 20 blocks away which sounds far, but was close enough for me to hear all the sirens blaring for a good four hours.

Anyhoo, have to make this short, but just wanted to let everyone know I'm alive and more than kickin'.

I promise to get better - just let me get through the next week or so!

Your Girl