Archive for the 'Celebrate!' Category

Today is May 4

Friday, May 4th, 2007

And in 1970, a Trog was born.

Happy April 23!

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Among the many things that make today special (Shakespeare’s birth anniversary, the day after Earth day, Monday), Monster today marked six months at Place of Employment! Monster takes this occasion to indulge in smug self-congratulatory applause, and completes the celebratory saga with this article. Live long and prosper, my young lawyer friends!

Here’s the Best Poem You’ll Read This Year

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

By my Rockstar baby sister, who kicks butt in every way imaginable.

As Far as Cho-Fu-Sa

If you are coming down the narrows of the river Kiang,
let me know beforehand and I will come out to meet you
As far as Cho-Fu-Sa.
-Li Po, translated by Ezra Pound

What I am, ever, is this: composure of stone.
Spare weather visiting the garden, small as the hours
I keep watch by. Beyond this wall

Must be better weathers. This claw of stars
Must constellate somewhere into a bear,
Else names would lie.

Since winters thaws, no script from you
Save this: I travel the river and follow
The white gulls

Husband. See me walking the dusty pass
Where loom our prior lives?
Here the years pass that I enshrine

Within these walls, sparing nothing
From the ardors of my stare. Blue plums,
Paired butterflies repeat you

In a walled world. I tell myself
To clear the moss, mend the gate
So long unswayed and caked with dirt,

But nothing moves. Somewhere
You are actual. Happen to me there.

On His Birthday Last Year…

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Duckie blew out a candle on a kosher birthday cake,

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Happy Birthday to the God-Empress!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

She calls herself a mere princess, but she’s just being self-deprecating.

She is a God-Empress, ruler of both this realm and the Transcendent, currently strutting through London in her four-inch heels. We wish we had photos to show you her complete gorgeousity; suffice it to say that we, yes cute us, feel insecure and unattractive (and unintelligent) in her presence.

We wish her Everything. We wish her life, we wish her love, we wish her happiness. And we want to give her this.

Haberday J in HK!

Monday, January 8th, 2007

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In addition to possessing two of my all-time favorite names, a nickname that’s only one letter shy of perfection, a fantabulous job with “the best law firm in the world”, a mildly amusing sense of humor, and a killer capacity to consume prodigious amounts of alcohol, J in HK is lucky enough to share a birthday with Elvis. (The only celebrity who shares my birthday is Herman Melville.)

Happy birthday, J in HK! Are you lonesome tonight? Don’t be cruel, you hard-headed woman. I’m all shook up. Now and then there’s a fool such as I. Hound dog, let me be your teddy bear. I’m stuck on you with a big hunk o’love. I’m cryin’ in the chapel at the wonder of you… you’re the devil in disguise.

The Nouvelist Turns 34 Today!

Friday, January 5th, 2007


Happy birthday to our favorite blogger!

Have a hug and a tickle!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Have a drink, on us!
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Merry Christmas to All

Monday, December 25th, 2006

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Here’s what we think he was saying.

Have a brilliant Christmas!