Wednesday, September 13, 2006
If you're one of those people who is killing stingrays just because that Crocodile Hunter got killed by one, you're a DICK.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Forget Labor Day! Yesterday was the West Indian American parade here in my lovely neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn! I live just two blocks away from the Eastern Parkway where the action was. It was easily one of the best parties around and it continued into the wee hours. All of the important New York politicians were there and about every cop in Brooklyn.
I've just put up pics on Flicker and they will be on the banner once I remember how the hell to do that. In the meantime, go there and check them out.
After the parade, the above battle of the islands took place. I did not attend and therefore I do not know the outcome. Unless someone were to put a gun to my head, I don't think I could make a choice.
Bob Marley came from Jamaica, so they get a point. The guy from the car service that took me to the airport a couple of weeks ago was from Trinidad. He got me to JFK in less than a half hour and was very friendly to boot. So Trinidad gets a point. Haiti gets a point just because they need it. So right there we have a tie. But there are other elements to consider. Which island has the best weed? Where can a woman like me get the most action? I'll have to do some further research on these matters.
And what about the other islands? Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts, Guyana, and a couple of others I'm forgetting - one of them could be even hyper than the above three. Who's to say? All were pretty well represented at the festivities yesterday.
So, I'm just going to say that the entire West Indies are hype. The Carribeans are beautiful people, especially the ones in Crown Heights, and I am proud to live in their neighborhood.
Friday, September 01, 2006
WOW. I just noticed that I haven't written in my blog in over a month. What does that say to the world about me? Perhaps I am one of those lazy miscreants that can't maintain a blog? Although I'd like to think I've just been busy having a rockin' summer in New York!
Since there is a lot of miscellaneous crap in my head, I am just going to blurt out some random thoughts. Like to read em, here they go.
This years Emmys was the best time I've had watching an awards show this year since I got high and watched the Tony's. The best part? The Aaron Spelling tribute, of course, complete with a reunion of the original Charlie's Angels. When I was a kid and first saw Jaclyn Smith, I thought she was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. I still stand by that.
The Flava of Love 2 is one of the funniest shows on television. I've seen crackheads on the NYC subways that are not even remotely as crazy as the Flav. Gotta love him.
High Fidelity is coming to town as a Broadway musical. WTF?
My little nephews, Benen and Colin, RULE!
If you live in or around NYC, go check out the Dada exhibit at the MOMA post haste. That is, unless you're not into urinals and bicycle wheels. I dug it though. If you go, get the audio tour.
I'm kind of obsessed with Julie Atlas Muz at the moment. That's her pictured above. I have yet to see her in a performance and hope to soon.
Mad respect to New Orleans for being strong and working hard to pull itself together. I know it's a long and extremely tough road. I hope to get out there sometime soon.
I gotta say, I am NOT looking forward to being here on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. Obviously, I know it was a horrible thing and I offer my sincere condolences to the victims and their families. Oh, and of course, mad props to the police and fire department personnel who ran back into the burning buildings and saved people (or at least tried).But I just have a bad feeling there are going to be some insanely obnoxious tributes and other musings coming from the media, not to mention the politicians.
That is all. I apologize for being away for so long and promise to be in touch more frequently.