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Not so random thoughts

Monday, May 31st, 2010 by Dawn Summers

No matter what you may hear or read…I do NOT have a super secret sex blog!

When a brilliant plan backfires…

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

As you know, my birthday, though in July, has a tendency to last for a while. Sometimes well into August #truestory. However, due to my begrudging respect for the stupid birthday of the Original Assface (TM) and some fears about “jinxing my life,” I’ve never started my birthday early. However, the weather this year got warm so suddenly, that it felt like summer already. And summer means the Dawn Summers birthday season and I just wanted my birthday and I wanted it now now NOW!!!! So I had the most genius idea EVER!! We’d move F-train’s birthday into the same day spot… just in May! Then Tito would have his birthday on Monday and ALL of JUNE would be MIIIINNNEEE!

Operation move F-train’s birthday was an incredible success!! I updated my facebook status letting everyone know it was his birthday, I tweeted the news on…um…twitter. Duh. Keep up! And everyone left him happy birthday messages on his wall and on twitter. I then texted him to let him know that he now had a May birthday and he was to enjoy it.

He thanked me profusely.

So, yesterday, the day after F-train’s birthday, I was playing cards with one of his old buddies from a game back in the 90s — to which I was NOT invited — at Ugarles’ Gentrification Manor, and I texted F-train that this guy said to tell him “hello and Happy Birthday.”

F-train writes back “Can you tell him to punch you in the face for me?”

I tell the guy the whole story about how I moved F-train’s birthday and then I showed him and Ugarles the text from F-train and the guy starts laughing. Ugarles, however, goes: Dude. Why are you laughing? Punch her in the face! You can’t deny F-train a request on his birthday!
“Hey, HEY! His birthday was YESTERDAY! YEEESSSSSSSSSSSTEEEERDAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!”
Whew.

Song of the Day

Friday, May 28th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

This is the only Nina Simone song I’ve ever loved. So, I figured I’d post it now for the duel purpose of impressing Angela that I like a song by this dude. And so she can be racist in the comment section. You’re welcome.

Sometimes I find myself long regretting
Some foolish thing some little simple thing I’ve done
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Yes, I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Arizona: the state that keeps on giving

Friday, May 28th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

Governor signs law to eliminate “ethnic studies classes” in Arizona schools.

A Republican running for attorney general, Horne has been trying to restrict the program ever since he learned that Hispanic civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in 2006 told students that “Republicans hate Latinos.”

District officials said the program doesn’t promote resentment, and they believe it would comply with the new law.

About 1,500 students at six high schools in the district are enrolled in the program. Elementary and middle school students also are exposed to the ethnic studies curriculum. The district is 56 percent Hispanic, with nearly 31,000 Latino students.

Not so random thought

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

I’m hosting two Buffalonians tomorrow! But I’m not worried that I have no food in my apartment; if there’s one thing I know about people from Buffalo, it’s that they’re used to disappointment.

Happy Birthday, F-train!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

I don’t want to hear the ends of any sentences.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

If you ever wore neon colored leg warmers, you will love this movie!

I can’t believe I forgot to write it up in my May review. I saw it in the theater with Kaz and Tito (who are engaged! To each other! Congrats -Ed.) Oh, wait, and maybe F-train, but he ran off for a date with some dude after, so I forgot. Anyway, we all braced ourselves for the worst. I mean, it’s a hot tub! Time machine! But the movie didn’t deliver!
It’s your typical buddy comedy, four guys – one the teenage nephew of John Cusak – and they travel back to one fateful weekend in the eighties. The clothes, the music, THE HAIR!
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Hilarious.
It wasn’t even all that heavy on the gross out, bathroom/sex humor.
I think you’ve gotta wait for the DVD now, but when it comes out, definitely rent it!
And that is this Thursday’s feel good movie! Where has Tae been BTW?

UPDATE. You get an extra post within a post because my Westlaw is down and I can’t do my work. Plus, Ftrain reminded me of something: So, after the movie, Kaz and Tito are all “want to make key lime pie”? And I’m all “Hell yeah! Especially if by ‘make’ you mean sit on the couch watching youtube videos whilst it is made for me.”
Terms were agreed to, we even made a stop at Trader Joe’s where we ran into Howard (one of Kaz’s Dork DJ buddies.) I told him about pie and insisted that he come!

So we had a whole pie making party and Tito and Kaz one quarter of the way wrote me a song. I learned to play the guitar (I’m totes a natural and I’m awesome!) I took the leftover pie home and texted F-train about all the pie fun he had missed. He replied “save me a piece.”
Oh, how I laughed and laughed.
“Save”?
“Pie”?
FOR F-TRAIN??? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
Ah, good times.

Yes, I am!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

Nothing like being told you’re a good American to start off the morning.

Are you a good American? Take test, then return here for the loyalty oath to President Obama, the Democratic Congress and to pray for the retirement of Justices Thomas and Scalia within the year.

I’ll be waiting.

Penny lane is in my ears

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

I love Yeats, generally. This poem is so unlike much of his other stuff, but I like it lots too. Nothing deep or profound to say, though I’ll quote this analysis I found on the internets: It is a social and interpersonal phenomena to feel or perceive that we must “come of age” in a sense, before we are ready to embrace something fully, what ever that something may be, in this case love.

I think that’s just about right.

Brown Penny by William Butler Yeats

I whispered, ‘I am too young,’
And then, ‘I am old enough’;
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
‘Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair.’
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.

New blogs I’ve started reading

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 by Dawn Summers

Check ‘em out: I’ve added them to the blogroll for easy access.
P.S. Most can be read from computers that block blogspot and wordpress…this means you Angela. You’re welcome!

Sister Toldja

My Polar Opposite

Carolyn Edgar


Basseyworld

BlacknBougie

Love My Skip


Writing No Drama

Dustbury