Thursday, May 17, 2007


For various and sundry reasons I haven't been able to blog in a bit, but I thought I'd share my stellar paparazzi photos of Queen Elizabeth II.

I did my best to play it like I didn't really care that QE2 was in town last week, but last Tuesday I had worked through lunch, it was a beautiful day, and I discovered Liz was going to be at the WWII Memorial at 3 pm. So I took a late, long lunch, and got there just in time to see the Queenly entourage get dropped off about 100 yards away. The Queen was easy to spot, as she was wearing bright purple and was rather tiny. Also easy to spot was Barbara Bush, dressed in pale blue with a glorious poofy crown of white hair. I probably saw George H. W. Bush and Prince Philip too, but honestly, all the dudes looked alike from that distance.

I did get a close up glimpse of the smiling, waving Queen as the entourage passed on the way out, but, well, just check the pics.

Purple Queen alights from Queenly SUV.

Bye Queen!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Bees' Knees!

So today we got to work only to learn that there was a major bee swarm at the fire hydrant outside.

The bees weren't hurting anybody, in fact it's all perfectly natural.

But the good people of DC were scared! They didn't know what to do! So they called the heroic Lazlo, the Beekeeper.

Lazlo says, "Step 1 -- Cut a hole in a box! Step 2 -- Put your bees in the box!"

Once the Queen bee was secured inthe box, all of her bee friends joined her and the land was safe. The media broadcast the news far and wide, with the help of a rather comely roving reporter...