Sunday, January 31, 2010

Starting Out Prickly

I started this lovely morning feel so prickly. That turned into being pounced on, verbally. A tried and true favorite of us all, I'm sure. That transferred a few solid hours of puke-y. Very much so. Followed by being generally perturbed. And while I wait, hoping to get to "pooped," I'm both panicked and put-off. Please please let a new month start already.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Meet Joey J. My cousin originally from Queens and now residing in Long Island. I took these shots back when it was warm enough to eat outside. Oh, how I vaguely remember those few many months ago! It was such a treat to be able to spend some quality time with him for a weekend, for the first time ever.

Joe was born an old soul, not like thirty old, but like 65 old. At three, he was asking people what roads they drove on to get to his house. By four, he could give people directions to his house from any major highway in every NYC borough and two states. By six, he would curse in agreement of people's travel frustrations chiming in "Oh my freakin' GAWD!" when we would arrive with news of a crash on the Long Island Expressway. It's amazing to see him grow into his personality.

Quote Of The Day

Me: “Listen to some DMB on your way home.”

Will: “I will. But only because I want to go home and self-mutilate myself.”

Quote Of The Day

Me: “Listen to some DMB on your way home.”

Will: “I will. But only because I want to go home and self-mutilate myself.”

Friday, January 29, 2010


It's not a nap without a pillow.

Quote Of The Day

Mike: “I just had the worst mental image. I need to go pour hand sanitizer on my brain.”

Thursday, January 28, 2010


A found homage to my diabetic grandfather.

Quote Of The Day

In reference to Julia procreating with a good looking vacant guy named, um, Tray:

Me: "You guys would make great babies. They would be little Julia's, but with blue eyes and blank expressions."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The Aftermath

This was taken right after I beat Marley. No no, actually, right after I yelled at her. Wait, I am remembering this clearly now. This picture was taken after absolutely nothing happened. You know how Beagles have sad eyes? Well, Puggles have "Please don't beat me" eyes.

Quote Of The Day

Aly: “I saw a poll, it said women get paid 30% less than men.”

Alex: “Come on, I saw a pole, too, the other night, at the strip joint.”

Monday, January 25, 2010


No matter how put together I can feel, the reflection staring back at me is wildly different.

Quote Of The Day

Brian: “Just call my cell and let me know.”

Me: “I’ll call if you need me.”

Brian: “Hahaha. Call if you need me.”

Me: “Oh. Yeah, that’s better.”

Thursday, January 21, 2010


A subtle hint to stimulate.

Quote Of The Day

After seeing Taylor Lautner...

Clare: “He’s a lil' too white teeth-y for me. Like, his teeth, they are too white.”

Friday, January 15, 2010

31 Places To Go in 2010

The New York Times has put together this striking photo gallery of beautiful places to visit in 2010. The gallery is HERE.

This picture, of Norway, was taken by Chris Ramirez of The New York Times. I wish I could have been with you, Chris!

In a nutshell, thank you NYT, for making me feel like my year can never be close to where it "should" be.

Mystery Seeker

Looking for a little mystery and suspense without actually risking yourself to any real mystery or suspense? Welcome to my world! I kid, kind of. There is this fun little site I found called mysterygoogle where there appears to be an average google search bar, but when you hit search, your query disappears and the previous seeker's search results are displayed. It is a cool little concept. It's actually a little bit of pressure to put something worthy or shocking for the following seeker. Note: Two days ago, my searches were wild and exciting. Now, they are spammy. Thanks, personal promoters!


Me and Jack Dylan on the last day of last year. (Two very long and distant weeks ago.) He lives two-ish long and distant towns away. I need to start harassing his mother a whole lot more. These two month check-ins aren't doing it for me.

Quote Of The Day

Lynne: “Eating an orange is like filling your mouth with over-saturated paper strands.”

Thursday, January 14, 2010


This is what I call a bad hair day. Mojo looking wild and Marley sporting an entirely white goatee. I'm thinking that maybe one had something to do with the other...

Quote Of The Day

Me: “You can be out of the ordinary sometimes.”

Julia: “I'll take that as a compliment, vegemite!”

(Was this the start of the most random nickname ever?)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Show Us Your Dogs

Everyone can upload their dog photos and videos here. I thought about putting up a sweet and calm video, where people would think my dogs were mentally stable, but I quickly realized no such videos exist. Because when they seem mentally stable, there is no chance I would risk reaching for my camera and waking them up!

Share yours here: Show Us Your Dogs


Do you see how hyped up the promoters were at this Knicks game? The ones up by section 333 were definitely not that "hyped" naturally, if you get my snort, I mean drift.

Quote Of The Day

Julia: “I’m experiencing my own personal hell: They are playing Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Album!”

*This falls on the hells of a recent conversation I had with my friend Shaun through text as he had taken his kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel.*

Me: "How is the movie?"
Shaun: "I want to burn my eyes out every second I am in here."

I guess squeaking really has its shelf life in the grocery store of our lives.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Superficial.... Literally

Heidi Montag has released her first album. And dare I say the last? We can hope! I don't want to bash the girl, everyone can do that on their own. Your bleeding ears will force you to say unpleasant things, as it will be an only too natural response to her- the cause of your audio discomfort.

I will merely state that the lyrics were both horrifying and hilarious. has shared a song preview of Superficial's single "I'll Do It" (of which I admittedly only made it through half of) and some choice lyrics. I thought this was an elaborate hoax. I was wrong.
Pick me, take me, off up into ya dungin
I brought some treats
I know that you gon love em
Come eat m panties off of me
Do whatever you feel comes naturally

Cuz I wanna let my hair down
Is that alright
Is that okay (eh eh)
Cuz i wanna let my hair down
Is that alright is that okay (eh eh)
Is it okay to take your hair down? Up into your dungin? Is that like a dungeon but higher? Eat my panties? SERIOUSLY?!?

Heidi, you have clearly arrived as an artist among artists.


I call this: Blends With Everything

Quote Of The Day

Brian: (After the light was accidentally switched off) “I thought the power went out, like it was the end of the world completely, apocalypse stuff. I got really excited. I love that!”

Monday, January 11, 2010

World Of An Intern

A Crispin Porter and Bogusky summer intern-made music video. It's really incredible!



Quote Of The Day

Maureen: “I feel like I went to bed at 19 years old and woke up at 33.”

Tristan: “I know what you mean, mommy. I feel like I went to bed at four and woke up at seven.”

Friday, January 8, 2010

Year In Review

And a really great decade-long breakdown here: Picturing The Past Ten Years

Remember flag pins? Like yesterday? Try seven years ago. I may come back to this point later on. Ten years is a lot to swallow.

Death Bear

This could be the greatest thing I have seen all week: Death Bear

For anyone living in Brooklyn, contact the Death Bear this weekend, via text, all information here:

Saturday, January 9th, 2010
and Sunday, January 10th, 2010
Serving all Brooklyn only
Text 347-742-2293 for an appointment

You can be fortunate enough to have a seven foot black bear come to your Brooklyn apartment and take from you any leftover items from bad break ups. Where is the Jersey Bear?


To all of you wine connoisseurs "tasting" wines and spitting them out, know that love knows no etiquette.

Quote Of The Day

After two consecutive gym days:

A.H.: "You can't ruin this trainers body right now."

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Some impressive sushi-ing, if I do say so myself.

Quote Of The Day

Aly: “For every tree I kill, I save a branch.”

Brian: “We don’t save a branch, I just hoard all that paper on my desk.”

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amazing Animal Shots

HERE are some amazing animal pictures that were sent over to me. What made this series stand out to me especially was the front picture:

That's actually not my dog. But I only knew that because I know if someone did throw him in some water, he would be mouth agape gasping for air and dear life, not holding a tennis ball at all.

And while I am talking about animals, here is an incredibly graphic elephant birth. My coworker and I literally could.not.look.away.

Besides just being graphic, though, it's incredible to see the strides something can make so quickly in life. Time to get moving!


My brother locking my grandmother out on her balcony...

Looking quite pleased with his accomplishment:

And here is where she started begging to be let in...

Quote Of The Day

Jordan: “Don’t take pics if they aren’t gonna be put to good use. It’s bad luck in India.”

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Emergency: Sad Bird

I love when real life reads like a manuscript for an SNL skit. I'm reading "A Big Little Life" by Dean Koontz right now, one of his non-fictional works, and in it he talks about how the truth is always scarier than fiction. Case in point.

The real emergency: This is why I volunteer.


Quote Of The Day

Aaron: “Results are overrated.”

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lipstick Lover

This is an uncomfortable ad bringing to light how much make-up an average woman ingests over the course of a lifetime. And while I love the ad, I walk away with many images and none of them a company logo. You?


Are words really necessary here?

Because I have a few. For instance, this product should be tracked. And anyone purchasing this item should be locked up.

Quote Of The Day

Jordan: “You know, I try every now and then to think of something that could be more annoying, more outrageously breathtakingly obnoxious than you - and you know what? Do you, Aly?... I can't! It’s just nothing has been invented, created, birthed that has surpassed your level of uncomfortability.”

Me: “Umm, thanks?”

Saturday, January 2, 2010


2010 will be a year of honesty, kicking off a new decade. So what came first, the conspiracy theory or the goader?

Side note: 2 words in the past 2 sentences were not approved by my spell checking. Apparently, 2010 will be the year to confound Microsoft Office. Sweet!

Quote Of The Day

Me: “Guess where we’re going?”

Tristan: “Your moms?”

Me: “How did you guess?”

Tristan: “’Cuz she loves me, and it’s okay with me if she has gifts for me, ‘cuz I’m spoiled and I think that’s fine.”