Friday, April 29, 2005

Caption Contest Winner

It's Friday afternoon... and it's time to pick a winner. Lots of good entries this time. Y'all definately had the creative hats on! This was a hard decision.

And the winner is...... a tie!

bufelda with
(girl in towel): "Guys! Quit using the Skin so soft, you'll be too greasy, and the pineapple glaze won't stick."
Zach Baker with
I told you ten times Bubba! Eat your beans or this here hottub ain't got no bubbles!
Everyone had great entries this time but bufelda and Zach will have to work out a schedule on who gets to wear the Burger King cardboard crown.

You can't make this stuff up...

Nate was asking why I picked on Vandygirls so much. I just happen to see them more often than Vandyguys but... in the interest of fairness, here's a conversation had this week, taking us into the world of literal customer service...

Vandyguy: I need a form.

PK imagined response: We have about 40 of them---which one would you like?

Elena's much funnier response: Would you like to be a square, a circle, or a dodecahedron?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The End is Nigh!

I can't believe it... I never thought it would be so close...

But... but... there is a contract on my dad's old house and that means that I am almost ready to close the estates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy that I'm shaking. Or it could be the cold air from this large window but hey... whatever! Just a few minor houskeeping things with the banks and.. and it will be done.

It's almost over. My long dark nightmare of being an estate administrator is almost over!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Caption Contest!

Countess Elena sent this photo to me. Totally blogworthy and I think it shall be the subject of our next caption contest. Entries due by Friday morning. Winner announced Friday afternoon.

Random Observation

Certain liberals/feminists must have alot of digestive system problems given the constant upheaval they are in fretting about the war, the Pope and other religious issues, and W.

If they are always so sick and nauseous maybe it's time they just go see a doctor. After all, Pepto can only do so much.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Making Pink turn Red

Duke Diva is currently temping at an artist management group. She called to tell me that this particular group was the management company for none other than Big and Rich. "There's a huge photo of them on the wall.. commemorating 1,000,000 in sales of Horse of a Different Color. And the 3,000,000 sales for Here for the Party by Gretchen Wilson..."

"I'm so jealous. Too bad it isn't likely that they will call. Big and Rich probably have people that make their phone calls for them now."

"Yeah. Talk to you at lunch."

Over lunch:

"PK, I have to tell you this. You are just going to die. Right after I got off the phone with you there was another call. 'May I speak to so-n-so?' 'May I tell them who is calling?' 'Yeah - John Rich.'"
"Yes! John Rich called!"

That totally trumps my VP sighting last week. John Rich is WAY cooler than Al Gore. I think I'm going to have to buy a ticket to Fan Fair.. or whatever it's called now. Big and Rich and Gretchen Wilson are playing on the last night. Must go see... and they are on Nashville Star on Tuesday night.

Right and Bright? Maybe not?

Favorite blogger Jeff G. has related his experience at McDonald's drive-through. This reminded me of my experience when I used to work at the local ice rink. I've probably told this story before but.. you know.. I like it so I'm going to tell it again.

I was in the concession stand and overheard the following:
"What is the difference between nachos with cheese and chili-cheese nachos?"

"Uh... the chili."
Other personal favorites include an exchange with a woman on where the tennis courts were.
"It is straight across the parking lot. Go through these doors to your right; walk straight ahead and go through the doors with the yellow handles."

"But how do I get in?"

"Open the doors with the yellow handles and go inside. The information counter for the tennis complex is right inside."

"But how do I get in?"

"Through the doors with the yellow handles..."
And the woman who handed me her shoes and then said "Sorry they are muddy. I've been in the horse fields all morning." Eww!

Belly Dance Photo of the Week

I'm bringing a legit photo this time! The dancer is Lisa Guiraut and the pictures are from the James Bond movie "From Russia With Love." It's my second favorite James Bond movie.. My personal favorite is Goldfinger. There is another Bond flick that has a dance in it - The Man with the Golden Gun.. but you know... even I have standards. I'm not about to put a picture of Roger Moore plucking the golden bullet from Saida's navel on my blog. You can rent the movie yourself to see it.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day Round-Up

As you can see, I'm totally down with Earth Day. So, throughout the day, I will be posting links to various Earth-Day friendly folks. It is the 35th anniversary and all.

How to Celebrate Earth Day the Pink Kitty Way

1) Eat something that used to be alive... like steak or lamb or veal. Humans do not count. Cannablism is never in vogue (unless you are in a plane crash like in that movie a few years back.)

2) Buy an SUV or drive an SUV. Drive it really fast and a long way.. with the AC on and the windows down.

3) Buy gas.

4) Don't recycle! Throw away your plastics, newspaper, tin cans, etc.. in the other trash bin. Fill up the land fill!

5) Since Green is the official color of Earth Day, wear something festive.. like nuclear yellow.

6) Support drilling in ANWR.

7) Wear polyester. Natural fibers are for wimps.

Caption Contest Winners

Well, gentle readers, I've had a couple of different contests running and some winners need to be announced!

In Contest One - the guy with the bonsai tree - the winner is:

Yes, Excellent. Soon I will groom you to take over the world, little Bonsai. I will hug you and squeeze you and call you George. Yes. YOU WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!
In Contest Two - male belly dancer extraordinare - the winner is:

Res Ipsa with:
Who needs 72 virgins?

I got rhythm, I got style, who could ask for anything more?
We also learned that Preston is rather fond of sparkly clothes.

Congrats to our winners! I couldn't find another Burger King crown but I have a neato set of Mickey Mouse ears available.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Ace, Allah, and Wizbang have come up with the alert system you see on the right side of the screen so that we can all keep up with grand-poobah of blogging and the man who flip-flops almost as much as John Kerry - Andrew Sullivan.

I'm not sure how long I will leave it up but for the time being, it amuses me.

He gets flustered about gay marriage, every time W sneezes, and now the Pope. His little heart is constantly aflutter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

From the News Desk

Thanks to some government re-shuffling, you are now more likely to die by germs or guns than you are by eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

No mention of bad haircuts, death by vegatables, or crappy movies that bore you to the state of unconciousness where you are then picked up and hauled into the trash by 16 year old ushers who could care less about their job or the fact that one could conduct an archelogical dig on the floor of the theater and discover Jimmy Hoffa.

Celebrity Spotting

Sort of like Camel Spotting.. I take its number and list it in my book. So far at the Film Festival, I've spotted nearly.. oh I would have to say... one.

It's number was 2.

As in Former Vice-President Al Gore.

Yep. He was at the Saturday afternoon screening for High School Record. Ashley the Blue Raider and I were whispering as he and Tipper walked in... attracted the attention of the very-cute guy in the row in front of us. He probably thought we were Music Row Democrats or something.

Here's to hoping I see Mr. Film-guy again.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Overheard at lunch

Scene: A pair of Vandy-girls standing in the middle of the sidewalk chatting.

Girl 1: I'm like.. I'm like.. I'm like.. I'm like.. I'm like.. I'm like.. so I'm like.. I'm like..
Girl 2: So..
Girl 1: I'm like.. I'm like.. I'm like..

Pink Kitty nearly runs down the sidewalk to get away from the sea of likes before being completely swept under.

Somethings are just wrong

Re-making classic movies... colorizing black and white movies... Alabama football fans (heh)... non-cast iron skillet made corn bread.. Sheryl Crow's remake of "Sweet Child of Mine" and male belly dancers like this guy:

As far as I see it, there are 2 roles for men in belly dance. That of spectator and that of musician. And I really detest female dancers who think it is cute to pull men out of the audience.. in fact, they really shouldn't just randomly pull women out of the audience either. I've heard that there were occasions where the professional dancer was up-staged by the audience member.

Happy Monday there fellas! Caption it if you dare! I will announce the winner of the last contest with the Bonsai later this week.

Friday, April 15, 2005

It's that time again...

Last year, I brought y'all daily movie reviews from the films that I saw at the Nashville Film Festival. I don't know that I will do that this year because.. well... I'm seeing more movies than I did last year and just won't have the brain capacity to remember the story.

But I'll be sure to bring the tales of standing in line with the circus folk! Me excluded.. because we all know.. I'm am just that cool. That's way more entertaining.

There were the Che Guevara wannabes playing cards while waiting to get in to the movie.

Then there was the woman next to me who decided that it would be good to pay $8 to see the movie and talk to her friend on the cell phone for about half the time. Fortunately, the movie was loud enough that I didn't hear that much. Therefore, I didn't go postal on her a** as my GREATEST PET PEEVE IS people talking during the movie.. particularly one I haven't seen. I am the SHHH-nazi!

And to my left were the polite fellas who looked like Fat Joe and the Icy Hot Stuntaz rolled into one. Nice cologne. Apparently, the guy is a up and coming Nashville-based rapper. Whee... because I just love gangsta rap. *rolls her eyes* I think I was the only girl not all up in his grill because of who he was.. because I didn't have a clue until the director pointed him out. And I still didn't have a clue after he was pointed out. "Ok. That's cool."

But dude.. matching striped polos for you and your posse is way Montgomery Bell Academy. That's so high school. Your bling doesn't make it any more mature. It really just makes you look like a poser.

Worst shoe of the night goes to the woman who wore pink stilleto granny-style boots to match her pink suede jacket.. and couldn't really walk in her stilletos. I've said it before and I'll say it again - if you can't work the heels, don't wear them that high.

A Lesson for the Ladies

Everything in Nashville is memorialized in song. Vince Gill and his co-writer must be having some issues (or working through past ones) in this song. Just keep what it's about in mind, ladies. Stop gnawing...
She used to call me baby; I thought she was such a lady.
But, my, how things have changed since time's moved on.
I fear for my last dollar, an' all she'll do is holler.
Oh, my life has become a country song.

I've learned she can resist me by the way she always disses me,
An' comes to bed at night with that cold cream on.
Sometimes I might feel frisky, but these days it's just too risky.
It's hard to kiss the lips, at night, that chew your a** out all day long.

All day long, it goes on and on.
If a tree fell in the forest, she didn't hear it, would I still be wrong?
I guess I should admit it, she ain't ever gonna quit it:
It's hard to kiss the lips, at night, that chew your a** out all day long.

Man, I remember when her eyes used to be so blue an' shiny.
God, you ought to see what's happened to her hiney: (Her what?) Her hiney!
Man, that thing is big enoug to land a small plane on. (Small plane? Your tellin' it. )
I used to roll her in the clover, (Mmm huh!) but, thank God, those days are over.(I believe.)
It's hard to kiss the lips, at night, that chew your a** out all day long.

All day long, she gnaws on and on.
If some day, they dropped the big one,
I'd say: "Sweet Jesus, she's finally gonna leave me alone."
It's all right if we say it, 'cause the radio won't play it.
It's hard to kiss the lips, at night, that chew your a** out all day long.
It's hard to kiss the lips, at night, that chew your a** out all day long.
It's Hard To Kiss The Lips, At Night, (That chew your a** out all day long) by The Notorious Cherry Bombs

Listen to a sample...

My personal favorite line is If a tree fell in the forest, she didn't hear it, would I still be wrong?

I highly recommend the CD.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Scenes at Lunch

On my way back from lunch, I saw the above sign.. it says $21.9 for regular.

You know, it just doesn't seem that far off.

For Res

He asked about animated belly dance photos, well.. I'm going one better.

"Live with Regis and Kelly" - Clip of the Week

The Bellydance Superstars were on Live with Regis and Kelly recently. See Kelly dressed up in a belly dance costume (and not that entirely unfortunately looking.. I've seen some non-dancers pick out the most hideous things. This costume is quite nice.) along with Ansuya (who will be conducting a workshop in Nashville in June), Rachel Brice (my current favorite dancer), and Amar Gamal.

With a little digging, other video clips will be posted soon. Hehe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Phrase of the Day

patriarchal pseudoscientific essentialist nonsense

From a review of Andrea Dworkin's book Intercourse

I found out that she has passed away, via Bane's blog. I know it's not polite to speak ill of the dead but.. I have nothing nice to say about her. I tried to read this book in my most radical days as a college feminist and I couldn't. I sent it back to amazon after barely finishing the first chapter. I guess it was proof that I really couldn't buy into the movement lock, stock, and barrell.

An interesting note. Ms. Dworkin was married.. she lived with this guy for like 30 years and they got married in 1998. In one of his books:
In this collection of 13 essays, radical feminist [John] Stoltenberg speaks openly and explicitly on male sexual identity and its interrelation with rape, war, abortion , homophobia, pornography, and injustice. His premise is that male sexual identity is a political and ethical construction connected to male supremacy. Based mostly on speeches delivered at colleges, community organizations, and regional and national conferences, his essays exhort individuals, especially men, to learn a new ethic and to examine their acts in view of the consequences for others. This book will enlighten, please, and anger readers.
"Co-founder of Men Against Pornography, Stoltenberg considers himself a radical feminist. These 13 searching essays reflect his belief that male sexuality is an artificial, social-political construct, inextricably linked to widely held assumptions of men's 'natural' superiority over women," reported PW.
According to Fox, they were both openly gay. But since they were gay in opposite directions, they could get married to each other. Makes you wonder why they did? Gloria Steinem got married in her 60's because the institution had changed such that men and women were equal (rough paraphrasing of her words). Or maybe it had to do with taxes and such. I dunno and I don't really care.

It's all about searching...

You are You're involved in the community.  You like to share with your friends. You're into omphaloskepsis. You like pancakes and the color blue.
Which Website are You?

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Question for y'all

I've been mulling moving the Scratching Post away from blogger. While blogger has been alright, I've become extremely iritated with its recent outages and for the fact that it likes to eat my drafts of posts for snacky snacks. And PK iritated is not a pretty sight.

I won't be moving it to live journal or xanga. I know that some of y'all are more technically astute than I am.. so I'm looking for recommendations. Hosts, software, etc.. Feel free to post them or send me an email to


Monday, April 11, 2005

What would happen if...

Kelly Clarkson's new video for Since U Been Gone (where she trashes her ex's apartment) was followed up by CSI.

Because as cool and cathartic as it may be to totally trash the place of someone who wronged you, you are going to leave hair, finger prints and fibers all over the place. And the he's going to tell the police that "Well, I did break up with this girl recently. She didn't take it to well. Her phone number is bla-blah-blah." Then they are going to pick you up, haul you down to the station and once they match that fingerprint on the back of the picture you threw through the glass coffee table you will confess because you are terrified (like all good little girls who do something stupid on CSI) and will do some time for breaking and entering or something.

So, now your little hissy fit wasn't THAT good of an idea was it, Ms. Clarkson?

Friday, April 08, 2005

Website of the Day

Vatican: the Holy See

This is a very cool website. Learn lots of interesting things - like how one becomes a member of the Swiss Guard and Popes going back to 1878.

Freaky Friday Photo

"I'm huge!" If you can think of a funny caption, go right ahead. Maybe Res will win this time. :)

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Hi there and Hello!

Welcome to those visiting courtesy of News2! Glad you are here and I hope that y'all will come back and visit.

For my next campaign, I will be trying to reduce my assesment of my home. I'm sorry but it is not worth what they say it is. And it going up over $5000 - just plain ridiculous. Then they are going to try to tax it even more? What? Do they think we are made of money?

My council member, Jason Alexander, was one of only 2 council members to vote against the last property tax increase. I'm hoping his opinion hasn't changed.

Maybe the horn-honkers need to come back.

Reality TV has jumped the shark!

Yes, I have declared it no longer worthy to watch (except for Survivor but even that is getting old.. and the Ultimate Fighter - it's last episode is next week and I don't know if it will make a return appearance).

Why? Why have I said that reality TV is dead?

1) Fabio's Mr. Romance. As if Fabio on TV isn't bad enough. Oh no.. we have a show that, my guess, is about finding the next great guy for the covers of romance novels. Created by Gene Simmons! Gene Simmons of Kiss! Ugh!

Oh my freakin' word. In less than 30 seconds, I nearly lost my dinner. And it was just the commercial! Something about a Romance Academy where they were wearing faux Hogwarts uniforms (it looked alot like the insignia of Gryffindor to me. JK Rowling should sue).. some without shirts (jacket and tie/slacks). Others have ripped the arms off the jacket/shirt.

I need a mint to get the nasty taste out of my mouth.. and a picture of Gerard Butler to get the image out of my head. Or Hugh Jackman. OK.. I feel better.

2) Style's Craft Corner Death Match. This is a show on a network that should know better.

It's a show about crafty people making crap out of other crap. Wait.. didn't TLC do this already on a big scale called Junkyard Wars? That was a cool show.. this.. this.. should be on a network I don't watch - HGTV. Not Style!

Reality TV is dead. Long live..... uh... Mark Burnett I guess.

I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille...

It was only a matter of time before my opinion was sought after. Heh.

WKRN, News 2, asked Blake and I to come down to the station and comment on the letter Chief Serpas sent to us regarding surveillence cameras. The video is now on News2's website. Look for the featured video clip "Metro bloggers speak out against cameras, get mixed results" about halfway down the page. Thanks to News2 for asking. It was fun.

The Professor said that some might think it was hypocritical or something for folks to go on TV to complain about surveillence cameras.

Not me. The more attention the better! :)

Update: The text version is up.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Did you get one?

Elena is handing out some Pretty Polka-dotted Scarf Awards.

I received a couple. So, here is my acceptance speech.

*audience applause, theme music playing. Pink Kitty wearing her favorite dress hurries up to the stage to receive her award*

I would first like to thank God for this wonderful opportunity. With Him, all things are possible. I would also like to thank the member of the academy, which is Elena. I am not sure what I did, but I am glad that I could be there for you, sister! This award proves to the world that I am smarter than I look. My mind isn't just focused on bad taste in clothes... my blog is.

*audience laughs and music begins to play*

Now hold up, I'm not finished Mr. Conductor. I've waited a long time to get up here and you can just wait to play the theme from Terminator for the umpteenth time tonight. Mr. Director, don't you dare cut to commerical.

I would like to thank my blog father, Bill Hobbs. If it wasn't for his blog on the income tax battle several years ago, I wouldn't be here.

Thanks to Michael Schiavo, without whom I wouldn't have a huge rise in hits. I know that as the controversy dies down, so will the hit count but I am going to enjoy it while I can.

I am grateful to Miss O'Hara, who helps proof read a fair number of my posts.

I would like to thank my agent, my lawyers, the accountant, real estate agent, the cook, the baker and candle stick maker.

But most of all, I want to thank you... my dear readers. Without you, I would be typing into a vaccum. Thanks for spending a part of your day reading my blog.

Be excellent to each other and party on dudes.. oh.. no.. that doesn't sound good. Too 1980's. Hrm.. how to end this speech...

Doc Holliday says "What do you want Wyatt?"
"Just to live a normal life."
"There is no normal life, there's just life, ya live it."

Thank you all and have a great night!

*Pink Kitty runs off the stage before security can grab her or the award as the orchestra plays the theme from Terminator - again.*

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

You know... God planned it that way.

This headline on Yahoo!

Eclipse set for same day as Pope's funeral

The article goes on to talk about how this will boost superstitions that major natural events will herald historical events. How positively medieval of you, Gaston. Next we will hear how boils are a punishment, comets will destroy the Earth (oh wait.. they made some movies about that) and all about the divine right of kings.

Serfs are still needed for Nate's Mountain Fortress. Bring your own burlap.

Supremely Bright Moment

This morning... I took off without my purse. No license. No cash. No lipstick.

Got my tote which has more than enough crap (a copy of the Nashville Scene, a sweater, Nashville Film Festival schedule and some estate stuff) in it but nothing really useful.

Like my lipstick.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Caption Contest Winner

Oh.. the choices, the choices. Many good entries this week. The winner is:

Miss O'Hara with:

" can buy...popcorn stock...butterflied stock...cajun stock...stuffed stock...coconut stock...lemon stock...jumbo stock...and you can grill it...boil it...bake it...fry it...sautee it...broil it... .... .... and that's about it."


Honorable mentions:

Res Ispa with:

Someone needs a Martha Stewart “pick me up” gift basket.

For those days when the Dow and the special prosecuting attorney don’t go your way.

Erik/Nate with variations on:

"Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Life at the Ivies must be horrible

Student life at Harvard lags peer schools, poll finds

With books such as the one below... no wonder Harvard students are depressed.

Well, at least she isn't doing Brown. Brown is where students rejected by Harvard go.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Bolsheviks are funny

Stansilov is commenting on this post from last year. He said that we will die beside their boots.

I thought it would be under. Ohh.. are they combat boots? Because that could hurt. If you are going to kill me, could you use Uggs? Just looking at them is enough to make a person go blind. Prolonged exposure could kill a person - they are that ugly.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Caption Contest Friday!

I have one of the Pope but since he is so sick it didn't seem to be in very good taste. However, if y'all don't care, I'll post it.

So.. what's going on with this guy? Describe it or give a possible conversation.

Remember: keep it safe for work. And since Nate is busy with his new baby, someone else might have a chance to win :)