Archive for February, 2010

Three guesses what that thing behind the badge is…

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Apparently, it’s a heart. The Birmingham police department homicide division spent the day today working on a Habitat For Humanity home. I stopped by, but just like with the Chinese fest, I was too late. There was just one guy left on the site- and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t with the police department- so you unfortunately won’t see pictures here of Birmingham’s finest doing some of their best work.



It’s not quite Times Square…

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

…but then, today’s celebration was for Chinese new year. I managed to get to Boutwell Auditorium a little late, but still managed to catch unicycles, basketballs, girls doing Indian dance (not Chinese…Indian…) T’ai Chi, people holding reptiles, and maksed characters dancing to bad karaoke…..oh, and some actual Chinese dancing. :) Here are a few pics:

unicycles

basketballs

Indian dance

T'ai Chi

people with reptiles

costumed characters dancing to bad karaoke

Chinese dance



Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

“That’s between you and the catheter…” – Kurt

You don’t want to know. Heck, I kind of wish I didn’t know…



Steaming up southside.

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

No pictures yet, as I’ll be very busy today and in the next few days- but People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals had another in their line of interesting demonstrations today, just a few blocks from my apartment. Two barely-clad young vegetarians spent an hour making our on an inflatable bed. The point? Cutting out the meat can make you a better lover. In essence (and as the PETA news release says), a veggie burger in the kitchen means a whopper in the bedroom.

It was a fun scene, full of good people watching opportunities, even off the bed. Pics ahead when I have more time to download and edit them.



Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

“They’re happy in their little ovary homes!” – Rachel Pinson

This was actually funnier in context, if you can believe that.



Nothing says lovin’ like something from the….

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I think I just heard someone on a local TV station make a reference to “a hot coven.” It’s certainly not something you find in central Alabama every day. I’m guessing she choked on her words when trying to say “hot oven.”