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another hike time is here

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Erns walks up a  hill, D.M. stares at a tree, rarface takes pictures and tries not to whine about the heat/the hike/the awesome branch she found that Erini broke swatting flies.  Thanksgiving in Palm Springs!  Probably not too different from Thanksgiving elsewhere.  Sad that it is over, because now I have to detox.  At least until someone invites me out.  At least till then.   

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November 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Posted in travel

dog jeans time is here

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That’s right. 

via the LAT

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November 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

l.a. time is here!

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Home(ish) for the holiday!  i-pizzle pictures from yesterday’s hike to the hollywood sign and a recommendation:

Paru’s Indian Vegetarian Restaurant on Sunset and Normandie is delicious.  I would go back again tonight.

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November 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Posted in food, travel

mustache time is here

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As part of a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer and Lance Armstrong Foundations, the littleist rar-brother is sporting a mustache for the month of November.  His mustache has it’s own website, where updates on the ‘stache are posted.  And although I am opposed to mustaches on principle, in theory and for everyday life, and although young Grant hasn’t been very good about uploading new photos of his facial hair, I encourage you to put your personal anti-mustache (and anti-Lance Armstrong) biases aside for today and donate a few dollars to support the cause.   I saw the man himself on Saturday and would say his ‘stache is progressing quiet quickly from “aspiring porn” to “old prospector.”  Lovely.

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November 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm

prezzie time is here

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Some people have issues with the christmas season starting before thanksgiving.  I get it, except, as long as it is after Halloween, I don’t mind so much.  The christmas season is already too short!  One month of christmas cheer and parties and presents and sparkles is not enough!  So at rarblog we are starting a full week early.  I have already bought x-mas gifts!  It makes me feel so responsible to have purchased TWO gifts early.  Because they are not last-minute stupid, couldn’t-think-of-anything-better-so-I-just-bought-you-this-random-bottle-opener-in-the-shape-of-a-goose type gifts.  They are thoughtful.  In that, I saw said gifts and thought – HEY!  Those would be perfect for xxxx.  And then I bought them.  And I bought them for cheaper than the original price I found them at! Because if you look hard enough on the internet, you can find cheaper versions of everything.

So, to summarize, I am getting my shit together and getting the gifts in order early this year.  And I am feeling very happy about it.  You will be too if you comment between now and Dec. 17.  If you do you will get a lovely little holiday surprise.  Likely in the shape of a cat.

Don’t be a butt – let me know you care this holiday season and I will take care of Y-O-U!

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November 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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right on, toobs

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“The President is pro-choice, and he has signalled some misgivings about the Stupak amendment. But, like many modern pro-choice Democrats, he has worked so hard to be respectful of his opponents on this issue that he sometimes seems to cede them the moral high ground. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” he describes the “undeniably difficult issue of abortion” and ponders “the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion.” Elsewhere, he announces, “Abortion vexes.” The opponents of abortion aren’t vexed — they are mobilized, focused, and driven to succeed. The Catholic bishops took the lead in pushing for the Stupak amendment, and they squeezed legislators in a way that would do any K Street lobbyist proud. (One never sees that kind of effort on behalf of other aspects of Catholic teaching, like opposition to the death penalty.) Meanwhile, the pro-choice forces temporized. But, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg observed not long ago, abortion rights “center on a woman’s autonomy to determine her life’s course, and thus to enjoy equal citizenship stature.” Every diminishment of that right diminishes women. With stakes of such magnitude, it is wise to weigh carefully the difference between compromise and surrender.”

Jeffrey Toobin in the Nov. 23 New Yorker. This piece is good and right and you should read the full version here.

Sign the petition.

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November 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Posted in politics

strange, true, boring

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I read Strange True Stories of Louisiana over the summer in a fit of True Blood watching, bourbon iced tea drinking, peach and pecan eating nostalgia for the oppressively hot southern summers that I never really endured.  (I lived in Georgia for four years, but I summered in Los Angeles, y’all).  George Washington Cable’s stories, which are in fact, mostly true, are sadly, not all that strange.  They do the trick if you’re yearning for some New Orleans porn (without the porn, of course.  That’s what Anne Rice is for), but if you’re not all that interested in creole life after the civil war, I’d say you’d feed your fix better by ordering a tin of Cafe Du Monde and sipping on some au laits while you lounge about the front porch of the mind. 

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November 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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