Sunday, December 31, 2006
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Happy Birthday to me!
Yes, it's true. Paul McCartney and I have reached the milestone birthday of 64 this year. Remember when we thought anyone over 30 was old? Ooooooh, will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?
Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes my way today.
Now for the Glenlivet!!!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Christmas night at the Countess duBarry's Palace
After several days of family Christmas celebrations, it was a nice treat to go to the duBarry palace on Christmas night for a delicious dinner and fun company.
Somehow the Dreamgirls CD was put on and next thing we knew we had an impromptu song and dance act going on. The costumes that duBarry can whip up at a moment's notice are amazing!
Thank you, my dear Countess duBarry, for a wonderful dinner and a fun evening.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Merry XMas from The Parents Television Council
Excerpts from a report by E Entertainment (eonline.com):
PTC Puts NBC on Naughty List
If it was up to the Parents Television Council, NBC would be getting coal in its stocking this Christmas.
The conservative watchdog organization is calling on the network to rethink its decision to post an uncensored version of a Saturday Night Live skit on both its own Website and YouTube, in which the word "dick" is used multiple times. (For the uninitiated, the clip can be seen at nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/uncensored.shtml.)
The skit in question features host Justin Timberlake and cast member Andy Samberg singing a holiday tune about presenting their ladyfriends with the very special gift of their male members, wrapped up in a box with a bow on top...........
"This is a new low for NBC," PTC President Brent Bozell said in a statement. "Clearly, the network will stop at nothing to find loopholes for its indecent programming to reach the public." ........................
"Moving objectionable content that would not meet FCC standards directly to the Internet is blatantly irresponsible and unacceptable," Bozell stated.
Blah! Blah! Blah! Yada Yada Yada
I just love when some agency tells me that I can't watch something because it is bad for children to see. You know what? You should control your children....not me....cuz I left childhood behind a gazillion years ago.
It's bad enough that NBC had to bleep the word "dick" 16 times in its regular broadcast. If your kid is up at midnight watching Saturday Night Live, he/she should be old enough to know what a dick is.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Hey, All you Gay Guys and Straight Boys that still haven't gotten that SPECIAL PRESENT for your significant other.....Here is an idea for a present that will have them on their knees....in gratitude! (BTW, that IS Justin Timberlake.)
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Unfortunately my own little venture into domesticity didn't turn out quite as well. There must have been a mistake in the directions.
Christmas Cookie Recipe
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle scotch…preferably Glenlivet..or whatever libation you prefer
First sample the Glenlivet to check the quality.
Take a large bowl.
Check the Glenlivet again, to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer ... Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar .. Beat again.
At this point it's best to make sure the Glenlivet is still OK, try another cup ... just in case.
Turn off the mixer thingy.
Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick the frigging fruit off of the floor ...Mix on the turner.If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a dewscriver.
Sample the Glenlivet to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something ... who giveshz a sheet.
Check the Glenlivet.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.Add one table.Add a spoon of ar, or somefink .. whatever you can find.Greash the oven.Turn the cake tin 360 degrees, trying not to fall over.Don't forget to beat off the turner.Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
Finish the bottle of Glenlivet.
Make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher. rewax on the sofa til done.
Have a Cherry Mitsmas or whab evah.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Only 13 More Shopping Days til Christmas!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Friday, December 08, 2006
January will take us first to New York City....The Countess' favorite place on earth!!
Kristin Chenoweth is starring in a new play, The Apple Tree. Kristin was the original Glinda in WICKED. Not only is she starring once again on Broadway but she is having a solo performance at The Met. This is only the third concert at The Met by a musical theater performer. You know it has to be special. I knew I had to be there.
The beginning of February will find me again in South Beach. The Southern Court of Lady Astor is thriving and this Countess must be ever alert to any court intrigue that is taking place. A personal visit is a MUST! Of course the fact that the Countess duBarry is entertaining didn't even enter my mind....MUCH!
Other trips have been discussed and will probably happen over the next few months. Mr. Brian can be very persuasive when he has the travel bug!
You never know where or when you might meet up with The Countess!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I'm sure you've heard the expression "Shop til you drop!". Well that was me two nights ago.
A dear friend passed away last Saturday. He was an old friend of my late husband, Bob. Although I hadn't seen him too much in the last year, he always kept in touch and liked hearing my stories about travel and other adventures. He got sick about a month ago and next thing you know, he died. He was only 71 years old. I suppose it's good that he lived an active life right up until the end, but somehow that didn't comfort me too much.
At the wake there were many more friends that I used to see a lot of when I was married. There was a lot of reminiscing about parties, trips, dinners, and good times; but the more I heard, the more depressed I got. So on the way home my car just seemed to pull into Macy's parking lot on its own volition.
I started with a gown to wear on New Year's Eve....then some sweaters...moved on to the shoe department and bought a couple of pairs including a stunning pair of silver sequinned evening shoes to go with the gown. Some new jewelry seemed in order...why not? New jewelry is always in order...a Countess can never have too many jewels! Somehow I found myself in the lingerie department. Silky underwear always makes a girl feel good about herself. I wandered by the coat department next and was drawn in by a fur lined cape....so evocative of the Romanovs. I had to have it! By now my buying frenzy had reached its peak and the buzz was wearing off. Oh well, let's throw in a pair of cashmere lined leather gloves to top off the night!
Phew! I feel a lot better now.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Welcome to the Countess duBarry
My wonderful galley slave, Ian, has added the Countess duBarry to my list of knights. You might wonder how a Countess can be a Knight but....don't tax your brain. Some things just are.
You must check out duBarry's BLOG. She only has a few posts as of now, but there is already a hint of scandal. Goodness knows that we all have enough blackmail material on each other but duBarry will add the spice to the dish and send the scullery maids flapping their aprons in gleeful anticipation of a tasty bit of gossip to gloat over.
"Details at 11"
Today is World Aids Day. Listen to this video by the Human Rights Campaign.