Posted by: shanty | April 11, 2008

Friday Wisdom

“If you don’t like your job you don’t strike, you just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way.” –Homer Simpson

Have a great weekend, y’all.

xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | April 10, 2008

For those of you familiar with my Halloween costume…

…and for those of you who are not, I won best costume as Catholic High’s Prom Queen who gave birth at prom. And the umbilical cord w/ baby still attached was dragging around behind me all night.



xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | April 1, 2008

Just the way that you dance…


Just for Robbie


Kylie Minogue is performing not one but TWO songs on the Dancing with the Stars results show! ABC! Channel 12 in Baltimore! 9:00pm!

Don’t miss it!

Joining us will be our almost-as-obsessed-with-Kylie-as-Robbie-is friend Gabriel of ModFab fame!

Don’t you wish you were invited?

xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | March 31, 2008

Lucy was pretty your best friend agreed…


So Robbie tagged me and I picked Tori Amos ’cause A) I love her and B) she’s got a ton of songs (including lots of covers).


1.) Are you a male or female? — Cornflake Girl
2.) Describe your self? — Cruel
3.) Describe your day? — I Don’t Like Mondays

4.) Describe where you currently live — Here, in my Head
5.) If you could go anywhere, where would you go — Juarez
6.) Your best friend is — Professional Widow
7.) Your favorite color is — Raspberry Swirl
8.) You know that — Happiness is a Warm Gun
9.) What’s the weather like? — Blue Raincoat
10.) If your life was a television show, what would it be called? — All the Girls Hate Her
11.) What is life to you? — Liquid Diamonds
12.) What is the best advice you have to give? — Over It

13.) Describe your ex? — Enjoy the Silence

14.) Your current relationship status? — I’m Not In Love
15.) What’s your favorite hobby? — Do It Again
16.) When you think of your friends? — You Go to My Head
17.) What do your friends think of you? — Happy Phantom
18.) What does your current love interest think of you? — Pandora’s Aquarium
19.) You always travel with? — Northern Lad

20.) The best way to end a long day? — A Case of You
21.) Your occupation is? — Beauty Queen
22.) When you grow up, you want to? — Take to the Sky
23.) What does your family think of you? — Pretty Good Year
24.) Your favorite food is? — Rattlesnakes
25.) You want to be remembered as? — Mr. Zebra

Posted by: shanty | March 27, 2008

Every three weeks…

…whether I need it or not.

So it’s been a while, I’m not gonna lie.

What can I say, I’m a busy girl.


My birthday was two weeks ago and it was fantastic! Robbie and I went to a fancy grown up dinner at the Elkridge Furnance Inn and ate ourselves silly then went back to his house to watch the amazing present he made me–a Birthday DVD. He videotaped a lot of our friends saying (mostly) nice things complete with a certain YouTube video reenactment (unfortunately the original has been taken down.) by him and our friend Shelly. All in all it was incredibly thoughtful and hilarious. After the movie premiere we went to the Mount Washington Tavern and hung with friends Shannon M. and Eddie until close.

Robbie and I both had the next day off from work so after some cartoon watching and cereal eating we went with Shannon M. and our friend Kurt to his and his partner David’s PHAT apartment in NYC for the weekend. Seriously, it’s redonkulous. 74th and B’way, y’all. Not too shabby.

We had dinner with my dear old friend Alan at my favorite restaurant in New York, Symposium, had some drinks, and pretty much passed out. The following day we all went to The Metropolitan Room for a cabaret performance by our friend (and ModFab’s hubby) Dennis, enjoyed his amazing performance, caught up with old friends, and started what would be for some an all day alcohol binge. We ended up in the village and stopped in at Boots ‘n’ Spurs or Boots ‘n’ Saddles, or Boots ‘n’ Bush I wasn’t sure. Still not apparently. We hoped around to another bar and a diner for food and ended up back at BnS where there were two uber hot (and by uber hot I mean would not have been nearly as hot if they hadn’t had the accents) cousins from the UK. I was sitting on a stool and I heard them talking and I turned around and interrupted them by saying, “Are you Scottish?” What can I say, some people have a nose for news. I have an ear (and other… parts) for hot European accents.

Turns out one was Scottish and one was Irish. The Scottish one was a self-described “Mr. Gay UK” (after Googling later we discovered he was merely a contestant in 2004) who made Robbie’s knees weak.

My knees went weak for his straight Irish cousin who was all impressed with my super Irish name. Between telling me about his wife and kids he was groping and kissing me and doing the lean in breathy whisper on the neck thing. Weak. in. the. knees. I was thisclose to making it to the bathroom with him, but got cockblocked by a “bouncer” at the bathroom informing me the girl’s room was on the other side of the bar. Seriously, everybody? Can’t a lady help a gentleman in a strange country find the restroom?!

Anyway, the cousins bounced and our friend Mike came from his job on the East Side to hang with us for a bit. We pretty much closed the bar and stumbled into cabs to go back uptown when Robbie who was ridonkulously drunk started hiccuping and talking about puking in the cab. Needless to say the cabbie dropped us a block from our destination. We got up to the apartment and Robbie proceeded to have an intimate evening (well, early morning, considering it was 4am) with Kurt & David’s toilet. I stayed up with him for most of the night to make sure he didn’t drown in the toilet or choke on his own puke, and the next day he was hurtin’ for certain. Kurt, David, Shannon and I (Robbie stayed behind wishing for the kiss of sweet, sweet death) went to brunch and then I went to visit a friend who manages the Buttercup Bake Shop. I was just about to turn the corner to the block the bake shop is on, but it was completely blocked off because of the huge crane accident that smashed two buildings! I thought it was a movie at first, but in actuality it was an actual diaster. My bad. I got Robbie some chicken fingers and french fries from a nearby bar and headed back up town to the apartment.

When everyone had reassembled, we packed, cleaned, went to Starbucks and packed up the car. It was a tight squeeze. Luckily we were making a pit stop in Weehawken to drop a microwave off to ModFab (don’t ask) so after the delivery there was a wee bit more room for Shannon M., Robbie and I to share in the backseat.

So that, in a LARGE nutshell, was my birthday weekend. One of the best in recent memory.

Stay tuned for more wacky tales in my 27th year (or 28th, techincally, I suppose…)!

xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | March 6, 2008



My birthday’s in a week, y’all.

Mark your calendars.


xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | March 6, 2008

The Bitch Slap Heard ‘Round the World


An interview with Karl Lagerfeld is the cover story for Prestige HK (Honk Kong) Magazine this month.

When asked: “Diane von Furstenberg told me she thinks you may not be the best designer aesthetically, but that you’re by far the smartest. What do you make of that statement?”

Karl replied: “And look at her prints, hmm? Maybe I’ve known her for too many years. Maybe she’s right, I don’t know. If she were an expert, perhaps her designs may be more impressive. It’s only opinion, you know? I’ve been in fashion for many years. I’m not a one-day fly. You have to be a genius so other people can make such statements. I can tell you she is not my favourite fashion critic, no, hmm?”

Damn, yo.

Read the article here. The question appears on page three, btw.

Posted by: shanty | February 29, 2008

I don’t know a lot about balls, Heidi.

Apparently this has become a video blog. Ah well, at least I’m posting.

Here is a clip of Heidi Klum on the Ellen DeGeneres show making balls. It’s pretty funny.

Happy Friday and Leap Day y’all. And have a great weekend!

xox, shanty

Posted by: shanty | February 26, 2008

It’s like, ‘duh.’

Janet Jackson is the artist of the week at MTV and she’s done some video spoofs of MTV’s “best” shows. The first one is my favorite, a spoof of one the most ridiculous MTV shows ‘My Super Sweet Sixteen.’ The other parodies are of ‘A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila’, ‘The Real World’, ‘Rob and Big’, and ‘Making the Band’ (her Diddy impression is pretty funny.).

Who knew Janet could still act?


Posted by: shanty | February 25, 2008

Jimmy Kimmel’s Rebuttal

With the help of Josh Grobin, McLovin, Cameron Diaz and many others, below is Jimmy Kimmel’s response to Sarah Silverman’s video posted a few weeks ago.


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