Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pretty Pictures 04.28.12 (Special Wedding Edition)

Happy Wedding Day to Jen and Steve (and to Jason Hottoe for officiating)!  I wish I was in Rico with you guys, but we'll get to party and celebrate your nuptials when you're back in DC.  And hopefully like our girl in today's Pretty Pictures.  Nicki Minaj with "Starships."  Good Lord, homegirl's insane!  In a great way.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Look Who Turns 86 Today!

La Duquesa de Alba!  ¡Feliz cumpleaños, girl!*

(*Now I really need to get me one of these T-shirts.)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oye Mi Canto

Geddem, it's been a long while since I've posted!  A lot has happened since December.  The Jayhawk and I went to Costa Rica with the Chimneys to celebrate the nuptials of Dags and Mary Rice.  We went to KC to visit the Jayhawk's familia for his birthday (where he ended up getting the suede Prada boots that I'd scoped at Halls -- I'm not still bitter about  I sang drunky karaoke Madonna (Like a Prayer) and Tina (Proud Mary) at La Linterna Verde (que te quiero verde) with Lady LaLa and the Boyz.  We saw Klingon Shakespeare auditions.  We bid au revoir to Fruchey, who's off in Austin for bigger and better things (and by "things" I think we all know I mean pipis...oh!; that was out loud).  We did pop-up dinner for Chez Billy at the Montserrat House.  I watched the 3rd Underworld movie with Puff and Candy -- and loved it (?!).  We mourned Don Cornelius and had our own drunky Soul Train revivals in our living room late nite.  We celenebriated Mattie's big move to the farm and danced to Whitney.  All in all, a ton of times over the past few months.  And tonight I finally released the latest Mango Mix for my friends to enjoy.  No Snow for Mango.  And the tracklist is:

Azari & III - Reckless (With Your Love)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can You Love Me
Howard Hughes & David Tattersall - The Lobster Boat
Grinderman - Worm Tamer
A Giant Dog - Chatterteeth
Caitlin Park - Baby Teeth
Sharon Van Etten - Serpents
Alabama Shakes - Hold On
Jamie Woon - Street
Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains - Piscine
Hanne Hukkelberg - Featherbrain
Husky - The Woods
Kikuyu - Infodome
La Garçonne - Super Hero
Sisterland - Dirty White
Electricity in Our Homes - As Fast as Lightning
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny - Sweet Tooth Bird
Grimes - Genesis
Anna Calvi - Blackout
Cate Le Bon - Falcon Eyed
Shrag - Tendons in the Night
Clubfeet - Teenage Suicide (Don't Do It)

And the link to these fine tunes is:  Error 404.  No music found.

I'll write more from now on, for realz, to keep y'all more informed on our comings/goings, mis bonitos.  I like writing for you.  I hope you like my writing, too.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Por San Antón, Echa Cueros el Lechón

Wepa!  I was really excited when the Jayhawk first told me that Giovanna Huyke* (the Julia Child of Puerto Rico) was coming to DC to take over the kitchen at Mio.  Reading Tom Sietsema's latest review of the restaurant (which is truly one our favorite spots in town -- I mean, really, the pig alone is reason enough to go and like it there) made me giggle and just about shed a tear of joy.  Welcome to Guasington, Giovanna! And congratulations to you and to Mio for the great review.  Looks like 2012 will be a good (and yummy) year, indeed.

(*Site en español.)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wee for Me!!!

Santa brought me a Wii for Christmas!  I see some bowling matches in my near future.  Hopefully I won't fling the controller into the TV screen.  That's the Jayhawk's biggest fear.  Who, PS and BTW, must have been very good this year because Santa brought him a Galaxy Tab.  He just about cried when he unwrapped the box.  And his face light up once he powered the thing up and started playing with it.  I have to admit that I'm a tad jealous.  But, that's okay because the Three Kings are set to pay us a visit in a couple of weeks (with Bosox Siobhan and BKDM in tow!).  I can get my own Tab then.  Oh, the joys of being a Rican and celebrating 2 gift-giving holidays...I'm thankful for that.

And I'm thankful for being able to share our Christmas Eve dinner with Shatterproof.  It was a good time.  Beef stroganoff (with bacon), green beans (with bacon), corn with poblano peppers (with bacon), and biscuits (not with bacon but yes with lots of butter).  Yum!  And then there was the 18-pack of Bud Heavies, the bottle of wine, and the coquito (Liz Taylor's recipe, of course).  Can't have a proper Christmas without the booze.  Or without watching "A Christmas Story," which we did and almost watched twice.  But drunky sleep beckoned.  Shatterproof left around 2:30AM and took a jug of coquito for his sister-in-law's family dinner tonight (them peoples are gonna have the sobriety knocked out of them real good).  I finally made it to bed around 3AM; exhausted, but again, thankful.  And thankful that it's still just Sunday and tomorrow I get the day off.  Score for being a Gub'ment worker!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Music Makes the People Come Together, Yeah...

Sorry for the silence, mis bonitos.  I've been busy gathering up some tunes for the latest Mango Mix.  And I'm happy to announce that it's finally here!  The Mango Is Falling...!  And the tracks are:

Hyde & Beast - You Will Be Lonely
Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
San Cisco - Awkward
Tinpan Orange - Barcelona
Dead Letter Chorus - Run, Wild
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Eleanor Friedberger - My Mistakes
Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones
Hooray for Earth - True Loves
Hanni El Khatib - Fuck It, You Win
Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Theophilus London - Wine and Chocolates
SBTRKT - Hold On (feat. Sampha)
Charli XCX - Nuclear Seasons
The Dø - Gonna Be Sick!
Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children - Good for You
Piney Gir - The Gift
Cocoon - Sushi
Baxter Dury - Trellic
Cub Scouts - Evie
Nantes - Fly
MuteMath - Allies
Real Estate - It's Real

And the link to access all of these good tunes is: http://(Oops...Pas de link.  Go search through the Webs to acquire them and enjoy.)

Muchos besos, mis amores.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pretty Pictures Version 11.30.11

I'm off to Black Jack for November's El Último Miércoles (EUM) with Stacy B., Barb, and the Jayhawk.  Actually, the Jayhawk is hopefully getting there before the rest of us to snag a corner at the bar so we can better crush on our bartender, catch up on this month's stories, and celebrate life (while poo-pooing the demise of the over-priced 14th Street Corridor condo and the sure-to-disappoint reboot of a beloved TV monster/undead classic).  I'll definitely be raising a glass to Black Cat Bill .  And to today's Pretty Pictures.  Slow Club with "If We're Still Alive."