Posts filed under ‘Nationals’

Animals Doing People Things = Always Entertaining

Aww: Baby duckling with a sandal to fix its foot.

Georgia cat earns its GED.

In non-animal news:

Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove to guest star on “Family Guy”

Everything in this is SO TRUE and I demand that you all follow these rules accordingly.  (Thanks, Valerie!)

Hey Mom,  I can build by bone strength with BEER!

Bob Dylan: A Complete Unknown

Mad Men Celebrities!

The lives of the wives of the Nationals.

Stay tuned for my epic battle to count every t-shirt in my wardrobe.  This might take a while.


August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm 2 comments

Barack Obama’s 100th Day, but Apparently We’re All Going to Get Swine Flu

100 Days of Barack Obama’s News Feed.

Conservatives don’t know Colbert is joking.

In related news, Michele Bachmann is a complete nut job, as is Virginia Foxx.  ($10 says they don’t know Colbert is joking, either.)

From Justin, amusingly defaced street signs.

I don’t 100% agree with this guy, but he is so right on very many points.

Sure the Nationals are not great at baseball, but they might make your marriage last longer.

Thanks, Jimmy Carter.

NYT on Kindle.

Do you have swine flu?

Picture update: Scholars in New York (it’s not very scholarly), My First Visit to CitiField (I rooted for the other team), Rutgers Day 2009 (anyone have Maryland Day 2009 photos?).  Okay, that should keep you busy for a while.

April 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Bills, NPR, Sex and a Ukrainian Band

Bill Nye the Nationals Guy!

And now for a Bill I dislike: Bill O’Reilly; you’re a douche.  (Here’s more on how they got the interview…)

Skipping to the other end of the media spectrum: Everyone loves NPR!  (Or at least more of us do!)

A DUH on sex ed and another duh on Gardasil.

Montgomery County, Maryland schools make the Times AND they mention Potomac!

This rocks my world.  (Thanks Lauren!)

March 26, 2009 at 11:23 am 1 comment

Sorry, It’s Been Awhile

Great story about losing a ring in New York City.

Fab Metropolitan Diary.

My tweet cloud!

Make your handwriting into a font.

New Jersey smells delicious.

EVERYONE is writing about the damn “25 Things.”

Obama’s MTV reality show on Newsweek. (Kind of lame, yes.)

Governor Iceman?

The guy who invited these fantastic people died this week.

Democracy is great, but we should spread more of this across the world.

Tracking forest creatures by GPS!


Famous politicians’ yearbook photos (Thanks, Lauren!)

Erin said it better than I could have.  We’ll all miss you K-Jo.  More than you can imagine.

February 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm 1 comment

Some Good News Today

Coolest inauguration photo.

In related news, I obviously love this article for many reasons, but ABC News’ story was virtually identical.

Both WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and the Times covered this new Pew Social & Demographic Trends Poll.

Who has Nationals season tickets?

A typography blog.

@coloradosumi and I both ate mac & cheese for dinner last night and the Times ran an article about it too!

What you’ll get if you tag me in a “25 Random Things About Me” facebook thing.  Thanks Katy!

While we’re on the subject of facebook, obviously the Times wrote an article about the social repercussions (or free hamburgers) that result from defriending.

January 30, 2009 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Sarah Palin, Mozzarella Bars and the High End Girlfriend Index

On Wednesdays, I sit next to a girl in law class who lived in Bethesda during college, so before class starts the two of us talk about how much we love B-Town.  I also happened to be paging through the Times Dining In section today, reading an article about the first mozzarella bar to open in Manhattan.  Excited, I read the article to discover that there was a mozzarella bar in BETHESDA first!  Not only is this an awesome idea, but how often does a D.C. suburb beat Manhattan to a restaurant?!  I guess only if it’s Bethesda…

Also, Tatiana had this great tidbit on her gchat status: MoCo = the best place to live if you want to get old.

Presidential Candidates’ Positions on Science Issues

Jess kindly posted this tour of Wasilla, Alaska on facebook.

From Ted, the High End Girlfriend Index (and the first time I post something from The Daily News)

Building a Sarah Palin wig!

The Supreme Court’s global influence is waning.  Sigh.

The Nationals like to screw things up for the Mets in September.  Sorry Dad!

September 17, 2008 at 10:07 pm Leave a comment

Wagner, CalTor, Alaskanomics, and Shtupping With Excel

Read this headline and then try to guess what it’s about:

“Wagner’s Year Finished; Met Career May Be Too”

When I first read it in the New York Times this morning, I thought, “hmm…why is there an article about opera in the sports section?”  No dummy, it’s about a a ballplayer named Billy Wagner and the New York Mets, not an opera by Wagner at the Met.  Is this not the ultimate in nerdiness?  (Especially embarrassing for a baseball fan…)  Well, I watched the Mets beat my Nats tonight, and I hope they stay in first place, because we all know the Nats have no chance.  Plus, if we finish last, we’ll get better draft picks.

On my ride home from work today I was reading the Business section of the Times and the following picture caught my eye:

Um, that’s my favorite local restaurant chain from home!  In the New York Times!  Excitedly, I read the article, hoping for a scrumptious description of some of my favorite burritos.  Alas, the article DID NOT EVEN MENTION CALTOR, even though the guy in the photo is clearly talking about how amazingly delicious it tastes.  Well, go eat there all of you D.C. kids.  (I hear they have locations in Florida too.)  Until it comes to Jersey, I’ll just have to sit and hope, while I gaze at pictures in the Times.

In other news…

From Time: Sarah Palin’s Alaskanomics.

Thanks to the WaPo Style section, I now know that a website exists where you can keep track of your, erm, horizontal tangoing, called “BedPost.”  A couple interviewed for the article was…

“using an Excel spreadsheet to track each interlude since the beginning of their six-month relationship, though they found the interface limiting.”

An Excel spreadsheet?!  For your “interludes?”  Are you kidding me?!  I had this boyfriend who had a tendency to organize his life in Excel spreadsheets, like his budget, job searches and other NORMAL stuff.  If he ever got up one night and decided to put whatever you’d put in an Excel spreadsheet about your last boot knocking session, I think I’d freak out a little bit.  Maybe this website is more normal?  I think it’s weird.  (At least it’s not as weird as using Excel.)

Phew, I hope that was clean enough for my mother.

September 9, 2008 at 11:21 pm Leave a comment

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