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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RST: Bugs, Killer Klowns, 1/!, tapas, Nic Cage, NY, and new stuff

It's Tuesday, which means, time again for another Random Shit Tuesday

My randomness...

First off, I totally dropped the ball on this week's Previously On OBG... I really wanted to make it funny and upbeat, and I wanted it to reflect the good weekend I had, but, well, it just kind of fizzled out. I didn't even tell you about the the geeky goth biker chick (yes, it was a very interesting combo) who came into Bilbo's Saturday night. Her get-up wasn't the most shocking part about her. I've certainly seen worse. The part of her that really grabbed Jessapeake's and my attention was her hair. Well, not exactly her hair, which was waist length, thick and sort of snarly, but it was what was in her hair. It was a white bug that we believed to be either a fat worm or a beetle. And it hung out in her hair the whole night. It was squirming and burrowing and trying to fight its way out. It was gross. We felt really bad for the cute chickie next to her because we were convinced that every time biker babe flipped her hair, that bug was going to go flying and land on blondie. It didn't though. That critter was in their deep. 

Oh, and I completely forgot to include these two pics in this week's Previously On OBG... which are from, obviously, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.


I would like to take this moment to bring your attention to a new campaign that I would like to promote, The Anti-1 and ! Campaign. Yup, you heard it here first. The movement to eliminate the number '1' and the punctuation '!' from everyday use. The time has come to end the oppression felt around the world because of the elitist 1 and !.

No more will we suffer from the pressure of being #1. No more will #2 have to look up to and feel second best to #1. And since, as the old adage goes, it's lonely at the top, 1 will no longer be the loneliest number because, well, it just won't exist anymore.

No more will punctuation feel second-rate compared to !. No longer will ! turn it's nose up at the other punctuation (hey, it's not like they had their own perfume). No more will we have to suffer the excessive use of !.

Make a statement without saying a word.
[Insert clever period joke here]

Let's stop the madness people. Abolish the use of these two vicious characters.

Okay, well maybe this movement won't pick up speed. Whatever. I'm all for it. And yeah, it might have something to do with the fact that my 1/! button on my keyboard is busted and I'm tired of repeatedly hitting it, hoping to get something out of it. I'm tired of searching text for a 1 and ! that I can copy and paste. So, if you find that I'm lacking energy or oomph lately, it's not you, it's me. Well, more like my keyboard.


One of my favorite things about living near a big city is trying all sorts of new food. I've done Thai, Ethiopian, Russian, Irish, Sushi, and so on and so on. Well, this past weekend I had the chance to eat at a Spanish Tapas Restaurant in Alexandria, La Tasca. I have truly enjoyed my food adventures, and Spanish tapas is certainly no exception. In case you don't know what "tapas" are, they are small, almost appetizer sized dishes.

* Atun a la Plancha
- Herb-crusted grilled sushi tuna loin, cooked medium rare, and "piquillos" sweet peppers.
* Brocheta de Gambas y Vieras
- Grilled skewer of shrimp and scallops wrapped in bacon.
* Aritos de la Huerta
- Deep fried onion, green and red pepper rings.* Arroz Cremoso de Setas
- Spanish risotto with Manchego cheese, Porcini and wild mushrooms.* Buey al Jerez
- Grilled Angus beef steak slices in a sherry mushroom sauce, served with fried fingerling potatoes.
* Sangria Rosada
- Rose wine mixed with grape juice, strawberries and blueberries.  
Yum! I loved the food. I loved the experience. I loved the Sangria. I wish I could eat like this every day. The service was great. Not too absent but not too present. I can't wait to go again.
Oh yes, yes I would. But with so many menu items, I would definitely want to try all new dishes in the future as well.


I loved watching Fantasia when I was little. Loved it. 

I can't tell you how disappointed I am to learn about The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage. NICOLAS CAGE, folks. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I despise Nicolas Cage. I mean, the man doesn't even know how to smile or show any sort of facial expressions. 

 You call that a smile?

And can't he just accept the fact that he's balding and have some dignity when styling his hair? There are plenty of attractive bald men out there. One of the things that makes them attractive is that they have come to terms with their baldness and have embraced it. Think Bruce Willis. Enough with the long, combed-back thinning hair, Nic. Get it cut already. Or buzzed. Who cares. Just accept that you don't have glorious hair and move on. Oh, and the dude can't act either.


I'm headed to back to NY in a day or two for about a week to see a few of my sisters and some old high school friends. I'm super excited, but this means I'll be posting sporadically, and I might be MIA for a few days. While I'm away, may I recommend some reading material to you? Check these 5 good reads out..


Crap. I keep forgetting about this. Here are a few pics of me wearing some new items that I absolutely love. I meant to do a bigger write-up about them, but I keep forgetting, so this will have to do. Sorry for the cop-out. 

My Out of Print tee (and the skirt I've been wearing for a week straight).

Blah. Now enough about me. I want to know what's going on in your life. Got any good stories to share? Been to any yummy restaurants? Try any new food? Get any new goodies that you love?


A Vapid Blonde said...

Poor Nic Cage. I loved him in Valley Girl, but my GOD WHAT HAPPENED.

P.S. My husband is baldish and I love his head!

(oops, sorry for using the shift key one sign)

Salt said...

1. I love your necklace soooo much. And that tee still of course.

2. Your meal sounds like it was delish and I wish I had some amazing recent food stories to share, but alas I do not.

3. I would have a really hard time existing if "!" was eliminated. I overuse them as it is. I am very exciteable.

4. Those clowns make me cry.

Erin said...

Dude. Re: Bug Head. Firstly GROSS. I would have told her, for the mere satisfaction of being all, "There's a bug in your hair." But I wouldn't have touched it. Nosirree.
Also, I ate tapas over the weekend myself, albeit in Mountain View, not Alexandria. Love love.
Lastly, Nicolas Cage is a bald botox freak. The end.

One Blonde Girl said...

@ Vapid- There have been one, maybe two, movies I enjoyed him in. But then now more. I believe that bald men CAN be sexy if they embrace the bald instead of fighting it.

@ Salt- One. Thanks[] 2. It was[] 3. I used to use it all the time too. Excessively, you might say. I'm bummed I can't get it to work. 4. Have you seen the movie? It's really entertaining, despite to scary clown thing.

@ Erin- We couldn't stop staring at it. Even when we were momentarily distracted by conversation and beer, we kept getting drawn back to it. I was tempted to tell her, but was talked out of it.

Didactic Pirate said...

I can't believe you're focusing your activism on the exclamation point when the SEMI-COLON is the true punctuational bully that needs to get smacked down. I'm sick and tired of that damn mark just strolling in, and connecting eight ideas into one verbose sentence. "Hey, check me out; I'm half colon, half comma; I'm bringing ideas together; I'm the shit!"

At least with an exclamation point, you get the definitive end of a statement! SLAMMA! The end!

(But other than that, I'm completely behind your cause.)

Sara Louise said...

Clowns freak me out and those clowns are especially creepy.

And couldn't agree with you more about Nic Cage. What's with all these rich famous men having bad hair? If I was rich. my hair would be glorious (that's right... glorious) every day

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