slova ira

based on real and imagined life

Where’s My Bailout? October 12, 2008

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Where’s My Bailout?

Originally uploaded by imidge

On our way to Maria’s for breakfast taco’s last weekend, Aaron and I encountered this billboard on South Lamar.


Palin Flowchart from Buzzfeed October 6, 2008

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Gosh darnnit

"Gosh darnnit"


The Great Schlep October 3, 2008

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Oh, oh, oh! This is the funniest political-y thing I have watched since Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. The Great Schlep has Sarah Silverman pointing out that black people and old Jewish people have a lot in common (like, tracksuits and brisket) and that someone named Manichevitz Gruberman can relate to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. She’s so good at being bad.

You can also download a pdf of their talking points which include the following subjects:

Whether you’re visiting in person (Great Schlep)
or making a phone call (Mini Schlep) here are some ways
to talk to your grandparent about Obama…besides loudly.

  • Biography
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Barack Israel and so do you.
  • Patriotism
  • He’s Black! Let’s talk about it!
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
  • Women


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Oh, lord!  Why didn’t I hear about Vitas until now?  I am suddenly obsessed!!

Thanks for introducing me, Lou!  He’s so weird and talented… and Russian!


Better Than A Gold Star… October 2, 2008

Filed under: school,Uncategorized — slova @ 9:25 pm
Firebird by Ivan Bilibin

Monday, I left my Russian notebook in class. Tuesday, I drove to campus during my lunch break at work to see if it was at the Lost & Found. The campus police just snarled at me and said, “No.” On my way back to the car, a fellow student asked me if I had jumper cables, which I know I should, but I don’t. I gave her a ride to her uncle’s shop and she said, “See.  There are good people out there, like you.  You never know.  Maybe tomorrow, your notebook will turn up.”  That night, my professor e-mailed me that he had found my notebook.  Hurray!  I didn’t lose my notebook.  But even better than that, on Tuesday, when I found out it wasn’t in the lost & found, and I had just wasted my lunch break driving downtown to from 360, it was okay. I didn’t lose my shit.

When my notebook was returned to me, there was a note from my Russian professor that says, “This is a great notebook, Irene. Instead of a gold star, you get these Russian Seed packages” with a color copy of three different varieties of Russian seeds. How sweet is that?


“Not so much sinus-exploding as they are mind-blowing. “

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Wasabi-Ginger by Lollyphile

Wasabi-Ginger by Lollyphile

My brother is a genius.  He’s a lollipop creator and his flavors are unique. If ya ain’t heard: Maple Bacon & Absinthe were created for the sugarfreak and tongue eccentric. You should definitely get poppin’ on this sh*t.

Lollyphile’s new flavor, Wasabi Ginger, has just been released in time for Halloween!


Color Me Bad October 1, 2008

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Gnome Saying?

Originally uploaded by imidge

A couple of weeks ago, I got this lovely garden gnome from The Great Outdoors on Congress Ave (I love that place! It’s a jungle-wonderland!) and ever since, people have been asking if I am going to paint it. I think his raw, unfinished, cementy thing is kinda happening.

What do you think? Lou says gold cap. Give me suggestions, and if I actually do decide to paint it, I will post the end result. Or maybe just model him the way he was meant to be: RAW.