If you’re a fan of the show Louie, then you probably saw the episode a few weeks back wherein Louie goes on a date with Parker Posey’s character. You can read about it on Salon, but it was a strange date. At one point, they’re on the roof of a tall building, and Posey flirts with the edge, which freaks out Louie. He asks her to step back. She tells him not to worry. You see, she says, part of you wants to jump to your death, and that’s why the edge of the building scares you, but I don’t want to kill myself, so it doesn’t scare me. Words to that effect.
I don’t know if that’s why I, too, am driven nervous by heights. It’s an interesting theory. I can tell you that I’ve peered over the edge of a tall building before and thought, “Just a nudge. That’s all it would take.” Similarly, I have a friend who isn’t comfortable around running garbage disposals. It would be so easy to stick your hand in there. I know that feeling, too.
That’s the way I felt this morning when I woke up and began to get dressed. I saw a pair of jeans hanging in my closet and had a twinge of panic. Screw the tuxedo. I could button up those blue bitches, throw on a comfy t-shirt, and stroll in to work feeling loose and free. Just undo 28 days of hard work and suffering. It would be so easy.
Then I got a grip. No way could I let down Patron XO Cafe and the nearly 800 store locations of Al’s Formal Wear. So I grabbed my cummerbund and strapped it on tight.
Robert Wilonsky says the giant breasts that appeared on the paper’s Tumblr page today were the result of a hack. See for yourself what happened. I guess we’ll take his word for it.
Enjoy the new Starter commercial featuring Tony Romo. After you’ve watched it seven times, read this story by our Peter Simek about the greatest high school game he (Romo) ever played.
Today is a nice day, I think. Or at least it was a nice morning, but the temperature seems to be rising.
No matter. If my friend and I survived the wine trail in late July (one of the wineries was so hot–too many people, no a/c, and someone was ill-advisedly barbecuing beef indoors–that I scrammed after only the first pour), I think a couple of tastings tonight should be no problem. Our wine guy, SideDish’s Andrew Chalk, highly recommends attending the Allegrini Tasting this evening at Jimmy’s Food Store.
It’s an Italian winery, of course, and the wines include their Valpolicella Classico (named for the region of production), Chardonnay, a pinot grigio, and a blend called La Grola. The Valpolicella sounds especially perfect for the antipasti Jimmy’s will provide. Call the store to ensure your spot. After the tasting, drop by Bryan Street Tavern. It’s about two minutes away, has some live music going on tonight (a show that features, among other musicians, Fungi Girls), and the pizza is good. See? Nice.
And speaking of the Dallas Wine Trail, one the participants with air conditioning, Fuqua Wine Company, hosts a release party for their latest releases. Any glass is five bucks, and the winery itself is just a lot of fun to visit. You can try the 2009 Grenache Vat #18, Coco’s CuvÃ©e Reserve, and 2008 Syrah Vat #17. They’ll also pour their 2008 Chardonnay, which is apparently in short supply, as well as the Cavalier Tawny Port. I’m not a port expert. Nor would I necessarily order port at a restaurant at the end of a meal. But my wine trail friend and I, we really love this port.
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You might know Courtney Kerr as from her turn on Most Eligible Dallas. Me, I know her as a finalist in our current 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas contest. Now comes news that Kerr will get her own reality show on Bravo next year, called Courtney Loves Dallas. Bravo describes it thusly:
Breakout star Courtney Kerr of Most Eligible Dallas navigates the lively Dallas social scene with her group of sassy, dynamic friends in this docu-series. Juggling her search for the perfect southern gentleman while trying to make a name for herself in the fashion industry with the growing popularity of her fashion blog, Courtney proves that having it all isn’t easy.
If she goes at the thing with the same sexual innuendos sometimes displayed on her blog (pictured), then I’m in.
Record Number of Students Attend DISD on Day Two. There were 10,000 more students at school yesterday than there were on Monday. This brings the total to 150,736 students. In 2003-2004, there were 142,516 in attednance on day two. DISD has been making a big push to ensure students attend class in the first week. Here’s hoping it’s all paying off.
SPCA of Texas Receives Louisiana’s Adoptable Pets. The SPCA of Texas received 181 pets yesterday from Louisiana’s SPCA. TheÂ LouisianaÂ outpost was making room for potential animals that will need help after Hurricane Isaac goes through town. The SPCA is offering 50 percent off adoptions fromÂ MondayÂ through Friday. If you’re thinking of a pet, please consider adopting. I can tell you ALL about the joys of adopting a pet. Seriously. I talk about my dog about as much as Tim talks about his tux and as much as Zac poses hypotheticals.
Think You Have It Bad? You Have No Idea. In July, William C. Miller’s son died of a blood clot, he put down his family dog of 17 years, and just this past week, his wife of 66 years passed away from the West Nile virus. To top things off: Miller was also diagnosed with West Nile virus. So no matter how bad your day was (or your week, or your month), it is not as bad as Miller’s. Be thankful for what you have, and send some good wishes Miller’s way.