Sunday, April 24, 2005

My Birthday Wishlist

I just realized my 23rd Birthday is coming up. I think I'm too old for people to really buy me presents, but I figured I'd compile a little wish list, anyway. That way when people (um, my dad...just my dad) ask me what I want for Christmas, I'll look back at all the things I didn't get for my birthday and have an answer instead of my usual, "I dunno."

So, here goes (oh, and my birthday is May 9, if anyone was wondering).

1. Tickets to "Boozy," the new play about Robert Moses (Hurry, Kids! This one will be closed by Christmas). Tuesday, May 10 would be a good night for me. Tickets are available at

2. An iPod mini. A green one. My iPod is near its end of days and it's only a 15GB and still not full. And those little green ones are so damn cute!

3. Trivial Pursuit, 90's Edition

4. An 8 x 10 Oriental Rug. In red. (I know, I know, those things are like thousands of dollars, but it's worth a try, right?)

5. Shoes. Lots of shoes. Cute, shiny shoes. Size 9.

That's all folks. Not too much to ask, right?

Oh wait, I'd also like a scratching post for my cat because I'm tired of her scratching at every damn thing I own.

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear Emily! Happy birthday to me!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


While lamenting the fact that Britney Spears and Kevin Federline will have their own reality TV show on UPN, I found out that Fox is going to launch a channel that will air nothing but reality TV. Yet another reason I'm glad I can't afford cable.

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  • Sunday, April 03, 2005

    Deputy Mayor Makes the NY Press List of 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers

    "49. Daniel Doctoroff
    Deputy Mayor

    When this Albert Brooks look-alike former investment banker first got his name in the papers by proposing that New York City host the 2012 Olympics, we giggled nervously, assuming the preposterous notion would soon be forgotten. This uppity Doctoroff fellow was clearly just trying to prove that he did, in fact, exist. When his idea became an ominous possibility, Doctoroff ascended from the ranks of the anonymous pathetic to the truly loathsome. Everything about the proposal was insane: the West Side Parking Lot, the security nightmare we'll have to pay for, the stadium subsidy heist, the traffic nightmares that'll begin years before the games show up. Most loathsome of all was Doctoroff's repeated use of 9/11 imagery to guilt trip the IOC. Never mind that nobody went to the Athens games last summer because of the terror threat, here he was trying to lure the Games using terrorist attacks as bait. Doctoroff's bid was never more than a reckless, dishonest, desperate (and, thankfully, failing) attempt to stamp his double Ds in the history books. See you in Paris, Danny."

    —NY Press

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