Friday, September 30, 2005


ann and dabney are not florida-bashers. an actual resident until she was eleven years old, dabney's seen the parts of florida that are beautiful to behold. sometimes eerie and creepily beautiful, but beautiful all the same. you skeptics, turn a blind eye to disney world for a moment.

there's the ocala national forest.

blue spring state park, where manatees go in the winter months.

st. george's island.

that said, there is little in st. petersburg, florida to recommend it (besides a free place to stay while ann and dabney are here, and $69 one-way jetblue flights). but one of the town's bonafied saving graces is the aveda institute, where you can get highlights and haircuts for seriously little money. granted, students will be doing your hair, but they are supervised students. and, sure, both of your butt cheeks will fall asleep in the four hours it takes them to complete six foils, but at least it will only cost you $30 for the experience. that's worth a little ass tingling, isn't it people?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

the miracle of IM

when ann and dabney are on the road, they tend to spend a lot of time in places that provide free wi-fi to their customers (starbucks, a.k.a. fourbucks, a.k.a. charbucks, needs to get a clue).

ann having a conversation with ashbloem

their conversation

ashbloem: God, I have to clean my fucking apartment. I'm living like a pig.

annie-san: :) there is this guy sitting next to me with the weirdest hairdo
its very... farrah
farrah in that famous poster of her in the bathing suit.

ashbloem: oooo. He sounds very Florida.

annie-san: true, but his hair is unique.
i wonder if he uses hot rollers...
it looks like he does.

annie-san: i have to get a picture.

ashbloem: do it.


last day

here are ann and dabney looking forward to their last day of awkward attempts at conversation with family and finding ways of filling long days in florida.

how about look for boats? (= 5 minutes)

or search for shells? (= 20 minutes)

ann wondering what to do with the rest of the day

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

crazy korean friend

this is girlladyfriend.


this is the inside of her freezer.

any questions?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

matisse's secret addiction

turns out matisse was a fabric ho too. over his lifetime he collected tons of textiles to use in his paintings, or just for inspiration. if you look at his work (as ann and dabney were able to do last weekend at the met), all those bold colors and patterns you see are from the algerian, islamic, moroccan, turkish, and spanish cloth he picked up on his travels.

he also had a thing for contemporary couture gowns, or romanian peasant blouses for that matter, when they were at the height of fashion in Paris in the early 20th century.

ann and dabney have the fabric hoarding thing down, if only they could learn to paint...

Monday, September 26, 2005

real or epcot? a quiz.

A. 123-2344_IMGCopying

B. IMG_6661

C. 138-3857_IMG_2

D. 141-4132_IMGCopying

E. 143-4324_IMG_2

F. IMG_2351

G. IMG_6660

H. IMG_6662.JPG

answers will be posted next week.

Friday, September 23, 2005

a few nyc shots

hunting for trimmings in the garment district

ann was fascinated by these appliqued tape dispensers

in bryant park with lindsey, our favorite disinclined blogger

mandoo bar in koreatown

being a nerd with girlladyfriend

Thursday, September 22, 2005

uh... pass the pepper?

ann and dabney are now in the big apple, escorting ann's aunts and uncle around the city. and by escorting they mean putting them on the gray line bus for a day of sightseeing, then meeting them at the hotel in time for dinner.


all three of them are exceedingly kind. two of them are from the philippines and this is their first trip to the u.s. YOU'D be visibly excited, wouldn't you? but good lord, are they ever impassive and quiet. trying to figure out what the three of them want to eat, let alone what they would like to do each day, is an exercise so futile it is easier to get feidler out of bed in the morning after missing a day of arthritis medicine. ann went to the bathroom during dinner last night, and the only words exchanged during those three excruciating minutes was uncle rene saying that he had chapped lips.

even worse, one of ann's aunts fell down their apartment stairs while in boston, sprained her ankle, and currently limps. so she is not only quiet, she is quiet and SO SLOW. each new york block seems like an entire freakin' mile when you are walking less than 1 mph and NOT SAYING A SINGLE WORD.

the five of them are headed down to florida on friday. the plan is to go to disney world for a couple of days, then just hang out (you know, chatting casually while laying out on the beach or by the pool) for the remainder of the time. in st. pete of all places. so, instead of comments this week, we are pleading for conversation starters. the advice of any age 50+ filipinos is especially welcome.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

everyone should look that good getting out of prison...

if anyone caught susan lucci's comment on martha's new show this past week, they were not alone. ann and dabney tivoed martha's first week of episodes, and sat down to watch them for the first time a couple of nights ago.

it's a slightly surreal experience, watching the lifestyle diva talk about the nachos she microwaved in prison, the crab apple jelly she made in prison, the scarf she crocheted in prison, the people she met in prison, and the cheese grater she prison. it's totally the right way to go - addressing her stint in the pokey head on and with humor, but so far mark burnett's little humanization project is a little over the top. even the theme song to the show asks us to take a fresh look at the 64-year-old. so far, celebrity-assisted projects have included folding a t-shirt and making scrambled eggs. although ann and dabney are happy to see her back in the saddle again, it will be interesting to see if she returns to the thing that they love best, which is showing folks how to do something they didn't know how to do before.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

anniversary numero deux

ann and dabney got married (one of three times) exactly two years ago today! although they will spend the day on a train to new york, with relatives, they will nonetheless be thinking about the commitment ceremony at massmoca that they loved so much.


although feidler wasn't there in the flesh, he was there in spirit.

the smith and wellesley contingent (although you can't tell, the wellesley folks outnumber the smith folks about 4:1).

scenes from the polaroid photo booth

future crazy bride giving the toast

for you crafty people out there, ann and dabney made all the table centerpieces (and their bouquets) out of paper flowers. they also sewed the lime green table runners. because, again, they are nerds. even on their wedding day.

many, many, many thanks to the incomparably sweet jenbrown who sent ann and dabney the greatest text message this morning and made their day.

Monday, September 19, 2005

good god, people.

lost over arrested development? brad garrett over jeremy piven?

and, patricia, patricia, dear patricia...what happened to your head? the folks over at go fug yourself must be wetting themselves in anticipation.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

fantasy chutes and ladders

there's fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball... here at superette, our fantasy sport of choice? fantasy sperm donation, of course.

the 2005 lineup (subject to change and in no particular order):

yo-yo ma

george clooney

james blake

chris martin

chow yun-fat

lenny kravitz

ichiro suzuki

jeremy piven

jon stewart

david letterman

winston chao

tiger woods

gael garcia bernal

robert reich