Saturday, September 29, 2007


With a win over Cincinatti and the Brewers loss to the Padres, the heavens aligned last night as the Cubs clinched the NL Central Division.

Oh yeah - the Red Sox also clinched their Division last night. (Sorry Dan - I'm composing this one !)

Man this could turn into an interesting World Series ! A house divided we would be .....

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ballard Locks...

I've lived in Seattle for almost 10 years now and until today, had never been to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. My mom and her boyfriend, Jerry, are visiting and I thought it would be a nice thing to see. And it was - not sure why it took me so long. We had perfect fall weather today too.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

the peace and quiet ended today...

I understand that the UW students are a critical piece to my job security, but it is SO nice in the summer when they are gone. Campus was a peaceful place...

... until today. They're back. And I'm referring to them as "kids", so that's even more depressing. How times in one day can I be asked "Ma'am, can you tell me where blah blah is ?" I'm officially a "Ma'am" to them. Good god.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Luke's new Red Sox jersey...

Luke pays the ultimate price for Dan and I having no children to dress up. What a good dog.

Just to clarify - that is an actual dog garment. It's made with dog proportions in mind, so it seems to be quite comfortable for him. He loves wearing it.

Friday, September 14, 2007

the Petraeus performances just get better...

9/12/07 The Today Show

Thanks for the softball > Surge is working jam > lies > Bushshit > Anbar Rules > Withdrawl (first verse only)> Bushshit, Sitting Here in Limbo*

* Jimmy Cliff cover, with Will I stay or Will I go? teases

9/12/07 CBS Morning News

I OWN you Katie Couric > Thanks for the softball > Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge, Anbar Rules > Withdrawl (instrumental version) > bullshit > Blaming Iran > The Iraqis Are Dying too > bullshit, Oops, I did it again*

*Britney Spears cover, with We are the champions and Vietnam raps

The Bullshit sandwich during the CBS peformance was expected but that Bushshit sandwich on the Today show was off the hook! And the addition of ironic cover songs to the repertoire is a brilliant development.

Thanks to Ted for these !

Thursday, September 13, 2007

great setlist...

General David Petraeus - Solo show
Capitol Hearing Room
Washington, DC

1: malfunctioning microphone, lies > bullshit> lies,Bush Fluffing > Maliki Scapegoating, Iraqi Police Don't Suck > Anbar Province Rules*, The Surge is Working*

2: Distorted Statistics* > Blaming Iran, Troop Withdrawal (teased)> Jam > Maintain Pre-Surge Troop Levels Through 2008, Ignore War Costs , more lies > more bullshit > more distorted statistics, ignore Iraqi Civilian Casualties.

E: Al Qaeda > Al Qaeda > Al Qaeda

* with Iraqi Ambassador Ryan Crocker on backup vocals [Protestors screamed "war criminal" and "GeneralBetray-us" during setbreak]

Thanks to my friend Leigh for sharing this !

Friday, September 7, 2007

a room with a view...

I moved my office last week in order to make way for my new boss. I'm just down the hall from my previous space, so I have a better view of the lake now. And the power plant.

Now it would be nice if they could clean the windows for my building. You'd think I would be able to do something about that !

Happy Friday everyone.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Brewers = Bad

As of today, the Cubs are tied with the Brewers for first place in the NL Central Division. Ugh.

A little Eddie always makes me feel better...

Monday, September 3, 2007

no labor today...

It's been a pretty quiet holiday weekend at the Dlubac homestead - just how we like them. Got out with Luke for a bit...

picked more tomatoes and made some kickass salsa...

wished I had been at Bumbershoot to catch Ed play with Crowded House...

and cheered as Ichiro Suzuki joined an exclusive hitter's club this afternoon, reaching the 200-hit mark for the seventh consecutive season. And we finally won a game !