Monday, September 29, 2008

Good lord.



If this insanity continues, I will be buying a bank sometime this week.

- In other news, I don't think it was necessary for me to sit in the 100+ degree heat for 5 hours straight yesterday. I think I have heat stroke or something like it.

- Also, what is this internet rumor about the Obama camp throwing Biden off the horse (blaming his health) and putting Hil on the ticket? I don't take it too seriously, but it's fun to think about.

- I've been reading Joan Didion's non-fiction this past week. Everything from her disappointed dispatches on hippie youth to her disillusioned reporting on the political machinations of the Dukakis, Bush, and Clinton years. This is a woman who has no hope and no sentimentality. It's ill advised to read her when you think the world is falling down around you. Unless you like to throw logs on that bonfire, anyway.

-The room up top... who lives like that? It would be Cheeto stained in no time under my care.

-What do you want to talk about this week?

30 comments:

KatinkaPinka said...

in a previous home, i painted one of the bedroom's floors white.

what a mistake.

everytime i walked through there i left a trail of grey smudgey footprints.

i think about this everytime i see white floors. maybe these people only wear socks and have a maid follow them around with a little dust mop.

Courtney said...

That chair looks like a small intestine.

the quarter rat said...

Cheetos? Try red wine (and cheetos).

Ugh. People with all-white houses tend to be a little impossible - the article for the photo mentioned that women were advised to use the bathroom in the lobby.

Dude has an interesting car collection, though. Who the fuck has a Lagonda?

hello gorgeous said...

I love the idea of all white with really dark brown/blackish stained floors. Reality ruins everything. That chair looks like someone cloned Lisa Rinna's lips and made a chair out of them.

Let's talk about your yard. Or your hair. Or your wedding? Or the 90s, when things were good and the world wasn't on the verge of financial collapse.

Amanda said...

Let's talk about the scissoring up you girls did this weekend in Palm Springs.

Jennifer said...

OMG, Amanda, that goes down as the best blog comment of all fucking time.

Richie Designs said...

If you have heat stroke then, well my stomach ailment that plagued me all weekend took a turn for the worse when I dropped you at Viceroy. I think I have the flu.

not good.



but the scissoring up...lots of it girls...lots of it. ;)

Amanda said...

I can't take all of the credit for the scissoring comment, SGM's Frank was the one who brought it up, but it is WAY too good to let it die.

Anonymous said...

alcohol in vast and ridiculous quantities combined with binge eating while sitting in the sun? It's a wonder you are still alive?

Next time try the healthy approach while vacationing in Palm Springs, maybe even go on a hike or a shopping trip at the river.

The "I could kill her" radio porn thing was just gross - not funny - just icky and awful

Amanda said...

Oh, anonymous 10:31, get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:31:

You're on the wrong blog.

Be the change..... said...

That room is creepy - like a dr's waiting room or the lair of a pyscho killer/gyno...I guess they're the same thing, no?

Hillary and even Bill has said she has no interest in being VP - I sort of believe that myself.

i suwannee said...

*tina fey doing palin again on snl = funny.

*i get my dog in 30 days = exciting

*since i've stopped eating meat, my mom is at a loss for what to feed me. today she called, "if we order pizza for dinner, what can you eat?"

mom i can eat pizza

"OH! you can! i didn't know...."

*chris rock on larry king = funny as balls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Irc8O_DLoE&feature=related

*i got extra drunk watching the debate, mainly b/c i made my own drinking game, which i played by myself - involving me chugging coors light anytime i COULD see mccain's sharpie (the man takes notes with a sharpie?) and anytime i COULD NOT see one of obama's hands.

David said...

What did you do in Palm Springs when not drinking and/or scissoring up?

Suwannee, I'll need an email, or a comment or something telling me what's going on with puppy-to-be please.

Decorno said...

"Next time try the healthy approach while vacationing in Palm Springs, maybe even go on a hike or a shopping trip at the river."


Oh, Mom. I cannot believe you are still lecturing me via blog comments.

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase Maureen Dowd "Hillary has already had the Vice President job and she doesn't want it back"

Anonymous said...

Looks like a room the set designers of Nip/ Tuck would create.
When is that showing coming back on?

Kwana said...

Chris Rock is always on point as well as Tina Fey. Talk about whatever you want this week. It's your blog.
With the big bill not passing today you can surely buy that bank you had you eye on now and trick it out nicely.

the sweet life with olives said...

if you're feeling blue and reading Didion, then try reading her 'The Year of Magical Thinking' that should really get down in the dumps. Great book, but such a painful yet unavoidable topic. As for the room, looked ok in a sterile magazine sort of way, but on second glance it made my skin crawl... especially that chair. ps. love your blog

Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the idiots in the House that just defeated the bailout package?

I swear to God if they leave Washington to go home to campaign without addressing this, we should vote them all out of office. Wipe the slate clean. Dems and Repubs alike. Mr/Ms Congress Person, this is no time for politics - this is an emergency.

And shut up America with your whining about the bailout! At the very core of this problem is the hundreds of thousands of you that got in over your heads with crazy mortgages on homes you couldn't afford... all because some idiot at the bank approved your loan. We all created this problem with our cheap credit, borrow our asses off, spend way more than we can afford lifestyles.

iloveupstate.com said...

Obama/Hillary. Oh pretty please!

Christine in DC said...

Anonymous 1:17, speak for yourself--not everyone was spending money they didn't have. I'd rather my portfolio take a hit than give the treasury dept the unfettered use of $ to pay off wall street and have the CEOs get their bonuses. If your corporation's failing, you shouldn't get squat. Frankly, the whole thing makes me want to puke on so many levels. And, I live in Washington and have to see the Capitol and all its minions every day, which makes me want to puke double.

But that's boring. Let's talk more about red wine and cheetos. I haven't had that combo before. Which is kind of amazing considering I pretty much eat junk non stop these days. I also snorted during the scissoring up comment...

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't adding Hillary to the ticket validate Sarah? As in, "we're scared that women will vote for Sarah because she's a woman, so we better add a woman to our ticket".

I think that's an absolutely horrible idea. A better idea - get Sarah off the GOP ticket.

Anonymous said...

The "Biden out/Hillary in" rumor was started by Rush Limbaugh.

Amy F said...

Have you read Nancy or Jessica Mitford? "The Pursuit of Love" in particular is my standby when I am in need of a laugh (like today).

Holly @ Maison James said...

If you keep writing posts like this why should we bother? We can't topic that. ") Long live lo-fat cheetos.

kristin said...

Aaah, Christine, when your portfolio shrinks to zero in three days and your company has to do layoffs in four months because it can't get credit for day-to-day operations, you'll start talking differently.

I think the problem with with bailout initially was the lack of regulation and no accountability of Wall Street management, but the proposal was amended fairly well during the negotiations to include necessary regulations and caps on management pay. I wonder if all the Republicans voted against the bill specifically because it had those added regulations. The Republicans' alternate proposal, the mortgage insurance deal, seemed to have deregulation all over it. Does anyone know? I have been trying to figure it out between appointments today, but most of the news right now is just partisan blame game.

Anonymous said...

Kristin, kudos. Well thought out comment. Well articulated.

Now will some body please open another bottle of wine so I can pretend like everything is going to be A-OK.

Oh and pass the Cheetos.

And where did I put all those old issues of House Beautiful?

Decorina said...

I didn't want a bank, I wanted a pony.

Iheartfashion said...

LOVE Joan Didion.