Posts from July 2009.

Due for a Refund

All being a dad takes “is a few minutes”? Man, I have been overpaying for years. I hope they credit my account for the extra–I could use that time to learn the sousaphone or something.

Ask Not For Whom the Taco Bell Tolls

Gidget–the Chihuahua who starred in the “Yo quiero Taco Bell” commercials — died today at the age of 15.

He will get his reward in the afterlife, as Taco Bell is all they serve in hell.

Spaceships Passing in the Night

Happy anniversary of our nation’s greatest one night stand. We walked all over her 40 years ago, and now we can’t even be bothered to call.

A Stroll Down 1st Ave.

My friend Caitlin Burke and I have a Seattle photo essay in The Morning News today.

Also: posts everyday this week on defective yeti! You can take that to the bank. And we all know how reliable banks are, these days.

Most Popular Halloween Costume 2009

Ya heard it here first:

Oh shut up, you so totally know I’m right. This is going to be so big it’ll be like the love child of the Joker and Palin costumes from 2008. Small groups of dedicated but tasteless college students are even now rehearsing their choreographed Thriller dance.

There’s No Page Like Home

Mimi Smartypants–author, national treasure, and blogger since the Taft Administration–has moved off Diaryland and onto her own domain:

Ever since I set up the Infinite Summer website I have been in a WordPress frenzy, and poor Mimi sort of got caught in the whirlwind. Having completed that redesign (which consisted mostly of M. Smartypants sending emails like “Please make the site as plain and nondescript as possible, thx!”), I have turned my attention to my own, and have already imported all dy entries from Movable Type into here (hi!). Consequentially, the look of this site will probably be pretty volatile over the next few days. The theme I finally settle on will be whichever was last installed at the moment when my newfound WordPress enthusiasm abruptly sputters out (i.e., 2:52 PST on July 11th).

As for content: well, despite the fact that I appear to have embroiled myself in hoitytoity literary capital-e Event, I promise that I will continue posting here at approximately the same rate as before. Which, as you will recall, was averaging about one post per season.

Bailin’ Palin

I love that Sarah Palin peppered her resignation speech with applause lines:

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people!

It’s the feel-good quit of the summer!