Yay, it’s 2012! How long till that 2012 end-of-the-world thing?

Well, thank God the holidays are over. Also? Poor Dick Clark. Do you think he keeps insisting on coming back each year or do the powers that be make him do it?

Did you change all your calendars? Did you? Because it bugs me when people have up the wrong calendar. Who got me the yoga dogs calendar? Because I have it up in here.I know I sound like an ass, but so many of you sent me gifts, and I took them out of the boxes and piled them up, and then I didn't have return addresses and I asked y'all very kindly to send me your addresses so I could write proper thank you notes and NO ONE HAS DONE SO, so my rudeness is totally your fault.

Anyway, thanks for the yoga dogs calendar. Reader…Person. I know. I suck. It was an embarrassment of riches this year.

Last night Pal From MA and I got all dolled up and went to a fancy dinner.

We had Tootsie Rolls. BAH! This is from when we got pedicures yesterday and they had a bowl of Tootsie Rolls at the little sit-there-and-dry station and we spent 100 minutes giggling that they looked like poop, because once you're three years old with someone that apparently never stops.

Here is me in a before-getting-ready shot, with that kitten with whom I am unobsessed. She wandered over to Tallulah's dish this morning during breakfast and Talu was not the picture of Southern hospitality. Still. Blind or not, she's gotta learn the rules. And yes, I DO have a Saturday Night Fever autographed framed picture. Sue me. And Hello Kitty duct tape. From…a reader. Thanks. Reader.

Here I am after. With Edsel and his blue toy. With which he is obsessed. Look at brave Pal, leaving her shoes out over there. Am surprised she did not have to go to the restaurant shoeless like Betty Rubble.

100_0962why i not teenk to eat dem shoos?

We went a little early to get a drink at the bar, and it was filled with people partayying. There was one woman with a very handsome older man, and she had a miniskirt on that unzipped both at the top and bottom. We were fascinated by her. What would make you wear such a sleazeldy thing to a highfalutin' restaurant? We decided gold-digger. Then we wondered why we weren't smart enough to be gold-diggers. Then we wondered if we could reach over and simultaneously zip and and down on her skirt but never got the nerve.

There was also a woman wearing a sweet white filmy dress with a black furry scarf and combat boots and I thought she looked hot and Pal didn't like the combo. I th0ught it was edgy and Pal just thought it was goofy. We decided we will never fight over men or if we decide to swing the other way, women.

She goes for incredibly normal pretty boys. Blech.

She has met Tall Boy and Dick Whitman, though, and has adored both of them, by the way.

Finally we had dinner and as per usual I was the picture of decorum. Be sure to take me anywhere.

We had two appetizers, and Pal had a big salad, and then the meal came and we were like, Why did we order food? We're stuffed. So we got 39459594 to-go boxes and got home at about 11:15. Where we got into our jams and watched poor Dick Clark.


oh. it midnyte? i tongue my bluu toy. for a chaynge.


der fud at dis midnite thing?


PartAYYYYYY at 12:00 around here. Is what I am telling you. Raise the roof. Drop it like it's hot. Or whatever.

Today we're going to the movies with Dick Whitman, because apparently it's all Dick all the time, so to speak, and also at noon I am dragging Pal to a huge meditation thing downtown. There is a public meditation anyone can go to. She wants to go about as much as I'd want to go to an all-day cilantro-eating mime fest. Nevertheless, going she is. What, is it gonna KILL her to have one introspective quiet moment? Geez.

We can close our eyes and think about poop. Also, how much do I enjoy me for saying "public meditation anyone can go to"?

Happy new year!

114 thoughts on “Yay, it’s 2012! How long till that 2012 end-of-the-world thing?

  1. Lovely post, June! I am all caught up on the past few days after being OFF THE GRID for like 48 hours! Oh, it was horrible.
    I love Iris! Did I… am I the one who suggested Iris? I hope so! I’m too lazy to go back through the 9,523 comments since god-knows-when.
    I have a Pet Supplies “Plus” here, too! My husband and I always say that Pet Supplies “Plus,” and another store called Batteries Plus, should say that they are plus SOMEthing. Batteries Plus Ham, is our personal favorite. Pet Supplies “plus” cutlery, but with no actual cutlery, since it’s not actual Plus. It makes my brain hurt.


  2. uh oh. thanks for the tip Sadie.
    Corrected version of post:
    ****Barry GIBB in a Crate (with removable chest hair to allow for those with allergic reactions).


  3. Pal and June look so pretty.
    Iris is gorgeous.
    Mother’s comment about her 70’s zippered pants killed me. Almost as much as Pal and June’s discussion if the woman in the white dress in the bar with the combat boots was hot or not.


  4. Laurie,
    I always throw about 5 or 6 cloves of garlic in with the garbanzos when I cook them to make the hummus. I think it tastes better when I start from dried beans and also the garlic taste is softer when cooked like this rather than roasted. Although, there is not a damn thing wrong with roasted garlic!
    I make a pound of garbanzos worth of hummus a couple times a month. It never stays in my house for very long!


  5. *Barry GIBB in a Crate (with removable chest hair to allow for those with allergic reactions).* Priceless!
    June, what were you doing out partying until almost 5:00 am? Guess we won’t hear from you until this afternoon.


  6. Way to party all night, June. That’s what I meant to say. Safe travels home, Pal. It was fun seeing you two together again.


  7. Thanks, Lisa Pie for the garlic tips. I too make my hummus from the dried beans. When I realized how much I was spending on the store bought hummus I knew I had to find a less expensive way of fulfilling my craving. It has never made sense to me to use the canned chick peas. Although, not a bad idea for a quick fix.


  8. Peter, who fears that June has been caught in some kind of weird time warp and is living each day one day behind me. says:

    Did I miss something? Was it New Year’s Eve LAST NIGHT? June rolls in at 4:50 a.m. and checks her blog? What kind of crazy start to the New Year is this?


  9. The only dried beans I’ve made are split peas. Which I guess are a pea and not a bean at all. I have a pot cooking right now. I have a bag of lentils, I think someone here had a recipe and now I can’t remember who.


  10. Anita, AA has a great lentil recipe.
    Peter, yeah, it wasn’t NYE and yet it also seems a bit early for the walk of shame waltz.Whatever, it’s all part of the adventure.


  11. Sadie - Interesting coincidence concerning yesterday's roasted garlic comments because we had roasted garlic with our Saturday dinner. says:

    Laurie, no problem. I was writing my comment before yours appeared. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have said anything. Amish Annie did a great pictorial on preparing the recipe so she definitely gets the credit.


  12. PARIS?!? What? You’re living MY LIFE!
    JUNE! WAKE UP!!!
    ha! I’m the annoying early riser in the family… everyone loves when I do that!


  13. Wow! Furry in Paris and Lisa in WalMart! You both certainly know how to celebrate New Year’s Eve.


  14. Whisk broom? I have whisked away all the Christmas in the house, EXCEPT the tree. It’s still pretty, and still drinking water. I want to leave it up a few more days. What say you, Pieps?


  15. Furry, REALLY!!!??? PARIS! How wonderful. Yeah for being 50! Just wait until June hears about this.
    June, no one has answered the question of your post title. I read the end is 12/21/12. I don’t really know, I haven’t done any research. Do you know any specifics, Peter?


  16. It’s 12/21/12. The Mayan calendar ends on that date, mysteriously. Of course, as my children pointed out, this is the same culture that believed people were made of corn husks or something like that.
    I just need to know if this is an all at once event or will the world ending move across the globe, following the dateline? Just so I can get to the place that will end last. Or first, depending on how the rest of the year goes.


  17. Peter, thank you for the insolicited advice!! Lolol!! However, i wear the glasses to, you know, SEE!! I cannot see long distance without them! And there is something weird with my eyes that contacts are infinitely uncomforable and dont correct my vision properly! Ack!
    And the scarf? Is Adrienne Vittandi and it was a gift from my pops and step-mom! I love it too! Thanks for the compliments!
    I am in the airport waiting to get on my plane. Sad to leave June and her adorable doggies and kitteh! I had a great time here and can’t wait to visit again! Happy new year, Faithful Readers!!


  18. Okay, here’s the scoop, Tee. The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, which is the winter solstice. But, this date could be as much as 60 days out of whack. The basic problem is that the Mayan long count calendar has to be converted to our calendar. And, to do that scientists use something called the GMT constant which is basically a way of lining up both calendars using astronomical events recorded from each. Sounds simple, right? But questions have been raised about the accuracy of the GMT constant, so the real answer is, who the hell knows?
    And, that, dear readers, is as much as I can tell you. If you really need to know more, here is a link: http://news.discovery.com/space/the-2012-mayan-calendar-doomsday-date-might-be-wrong.html


  19. Peter, who next time will keep his unsolicited advice to himself. And, yes, Becky, I'm still flirting. So what of it? says:

    Pal, you’re still stunning!


  20. Letha, I wish I had pie in the house because I’d love a slice. Even the Christmas chocolate is all gone.


  21. Mother..I too had a pair off double zip pants in the ’70s when I was 17…drive-in pants??..haha…good thing that I didn’t think of that.


  22. Safe trip, Pal!
    Thanks for helping June ring in the New Year-
    That’s what friends are for!
    Everybody sing it now!
    Furry, you lucky girl!
    What a wonderful birthday gift and even MORE wonderful hubby!
    I leave my Christmas stuff up until the end of Jan.- yes, I AM crazy but I love it all and the place looks so bland and boring when it’s all packed away-
    Don’t give a rats ass about the apocalypse/end of days/Mayan bloop de bloo- if it’s gonna happen there ain’t a thing we can do about it so will just live life to the fullest in the meantime!!


  23. I read that there was a public mediation event. I couldn’t decide what that might be, maybe something like The People’s Court? I’m nosy enough to want to go to that, but I’d skip the public meditation.


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