My Grandmother Has Sadly Passed Away….


Rest In Peace Dalila Rodriguez

Beloved Mother & Grandmother…

4-25-1938 – 12/18/2007


Worst Christmas Songs Ever?

We got a new tree today, so of course we decorated it. It’s a tradition every year. Joel and I assemble the tree while we watch my Mom dig through her bins of decorations and decorate the tree.

We pretty much leave the decorating to her because it’s an artform the way she does it. If it were up to us, we’d only decorate the parts of the tree that you can see.

Anyway, we played some holiday music on the Ipod, and then got into a conversation about the Most Annoying Christmas Songs ever. So naturally I caught a post traumatic stress flashback to the truly awful CD that played during my days working at The Gap 9 years ago. I worked there around the time they had the Donovan “Mellow Yellow”  & the Depeche Mode “Just Can’t Get Enough” promos that played like crazy on TV.

So those two songs randomly played inbetween many Christmastime Classics.

The only annoying Christmas song I can recall is Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”. Sure the song is fine the first couple of times. But when you are “perfect folding” denim that has been ravaged by Tourists and Christmas Shoppers at 10:30 at night (and you have been working the floor since 1PM) the song makes you insane.

But if you ask Joel, he claims the title goes to Ashanti’s “Hey Santa” hands down. He had to endure that song over and over when he worked at JCrew a couple of years ago. So he went through the same experience I did, just years later. Poor guy.

Thankfully we have both moved on.

What are your picks for the Worst Christmas Songs Ever?


Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m not here to get into a debate about anyone’s true feelings about the “Thanksgiving” Holiday. I’m just here to wish you all a Happy Holiday whatever your feelings are.

This past week has been an exceptionally good week for my blog. My daily readership is growing and I am thankful.  

Take this day to spend time with your family members. In life we seem to take our family for granted. Sometimes we all think that nothing in life will change, and those we both count on and are used to having around will always be there. But this is not true.

So enjoy your day today with your loved ones and friends!


PS: Don’t forget to do cardio tomorrow for at least an hour to burn off any of that holiday excess 🙂

R.I.P. – The “Dead Wrong” NYCHA Sketch of the Day!


Back when I moved my blog from Myspace to WordPress, I used to post sketches from the good folks over at NYCHA. My brother worked there for nearly 2 years, and recently he moved on from his post with the organization to start his new career.

Unfortunately, this means the “Dead Wrong NYCHA Sketch of the Day” posts are officially over. So I have retired them.

It’s kinda sad since they provided me (and some of you) a ridiculous source of laughter. But I am glad my brother is now moving onward and is focusing on making moves for his future career as a Union Steamfitter.

Anyhow, this is the last sketch. It is of Joel and Jennifer’s co-worker who always gets snapped on for having big ass lips and a receeding hairline.


My Grandmother is very ill…


What’s up guys? I am sorry I have been away from my blog for a while.

For those of you who know me personally, you may know that my Grandmother is unfortunately suffering from end etage Alzheimer’s Disease.  At the time that I am writing this, she is in the hospital and is ill. We received word earlier this week from her nursing home that she had a very high fever and also had trouble breathing. She was taken to the Emergency Room.

It turns out her feeding tube backed up and fluid got into her lungs. This is what is causing her trouble breathing. Due to her having end stage Alzheimer’s Disease, the doctors were unable to perform a successful intubation to help her breathe. With her condition she won’t be able to recover from one, and if it were successful, she will have to rely on it for her breathing going forward. At this time the doctors are just trying to make her comfortable.

This is needless to say this has been a difficult time for my family. I would like to thank everyone who has called me with their support. 

So if I am away from posting this week, you all now know what’s up.


Happy Halloween!

The Real Laurie

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here are some movie recommendations that would be good for viewing tonight. Not all are brilliant and perfect but they will work.  

Old School Slashers

Halloween and Halloween 2 (Double Feature)

Black Christmas (70’s Version)

April Fools Day

The Prowler

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter

Current Slasher Films

High Tension

Scream 2

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Death Proof

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Deranged Killers

The Silence of the Lambs

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3

Audition (Subtitled in English)

Last House on the Left

The Devil’s Rejects

Supernatural Killers

A Nightmare on Elm Street

The Fog (Original)


Final Destination 2

The Ring

Religious Themes

The Exorcist

Hellbound: Hellraiser 2

The Serpent and the Rainbow

Prince of Darkness

The Exorcist 3

Monsters/ Zombies/Aliens


The Descent

Dawn of the Dead (Either Version)

Night of the Demons

The Fly

John Carpenter’s The Thing

B Flicks

Slumber Party Massacre

Night of the Creeps

Return of the Living Dead

Happy Birthday To Me


The Return: “Dead Wrong” NYCHA Sketch of the Day!

It’s been a while since the nice folks at NYCHA emailed me a picture. I guess they have been pretty busy over there, or they just plain ol’ got busted slacking off.

At any event here is another NYCHA Sketch post.  


This is JENNIFER’S an artists rendition of Mindy’s Halloween Costume.

I’m mad they always draw Mindy’s forehead mad big LOL.

BTW for the uninitiated, the people depicted in the sketch have seen the pics I post up already.

It’s a running joke they all got over there drawing pics of each other with MS Paint.

Bunch of clowns, but I love em. Speaking of Halloween Costumes, I have yet to get mine. I’m totally slacking off. But everytime I go see Mens costumes they always look mad fucking cheap.