Saturday, June 13, 2009

Boston Pride Parade

First of all I want to say what a great time I had at the Pride Parade in Boston. It was well run and everyone was really into having fun. As you can see from the first two photos the Public Garden was beautiful with roses and aliae blooming. I walked through the park to get a nice spot on Berkeley Street that was not too crowded and in the shade.

And now... the photos:

Rose beds in the garden

Green and purple aliae

Really loud dykes on even louder bykes

Love the little doggy seat in the back. The choice of a dress was a little puzzling though.

The infamous "Hat Sisters" leading the parade with Hizzonner Mayor Thomas "Mumbles" Menino

Governor Deval Patrick and his lovely wife

Finally... a drag queen!

The contingent from Rhode Island Pride. (They'd better get their acts together down there or those queens will never be getting married at home.)

The Pride flag

The King & Queen of the parade (don't even try).

The Pagans stopped by. They love a good festival.

The Bacardi Rum Company always has a great float with beads, confetti and let's see... what else did I like about that float?

Shruel & Morty Fineman. Morty is the one in the sensible shoes

Not even going to guess what's going on here.

After the excitement I went to the bar at The Four Seasons for a glass of champagne and a club sandwich. It was a fine way to end the parade.

The parade is beginning

Lesbian bikers start off the fun.

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday Blog Break

I'm off to Boston for today's Pride Parade. Not too much posting today but I will try to post a couple of "snaps" of the parade from my iPhone. I'll post more pix later.



Our new favorite show

We at FHP enjoy watching the Food Network (Iron Chef America, Chopped, The Next Food Network Star, etc.), but lately we have been captivated by Niecy Nash's show on Style Network called "Clean House".

Niecy and a trio of associates (designer, organizer/yard sale expert, and "go-to-guy") descend on a clutter filled messy home to see if they can straighten out the mess and the reasons for all of the "foolishness" as Niecy calls it. Some of the houses they show are a complete disaster with stuff strewn everywhere and literally no place to eat, sleep, or even sit down. They go into the house, talk the owners out of keeping all of this junk, sell it in a yard sale, match the proceeds of the yard sale (up to $1000) and turn the crew loose on the place to redesign, organize and transform the place. It is literally amazing what they do.

If you haven't seen the show, please trust me that you should (if for nothing else a good look at Matthew the go-to-guy who is one huge hunk of man).

Below is a clip of what you will see.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Geek Stuff

I have been participating is a neat program called "SETI@Home" that, according to their website:

"SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data."

It is easy to do and operates as a screen saver on your Mac or PC. Here's a screen shot of one of my computers running the screen saver. Your computer processes the information downloaded while your computer is idle. Give it a shot. It's pretty cool.


More unfortunate product names














Possibly the worst product name ever

Those of us who are my age or older will remember our parents trying to lose weight with this product. Then came the 80's and well...

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tacky Wedding Cakes

Some people just don't get it when planning their weddings and these photos prove it. Look at these awful wedding cakes and you decide.

Chocolate rock cake (from the cake decorating company Wilton's own site). Yikes!

Sushi Cake

Should've used that fondant after all. Buttercream dots melt, Doll.

Fish tank cake

Step away from the airbrush Chef!

From the Christmas wedding previously posted. It had to make this post too.

Look closely... sharks!


Glow in the dark cake comes with complimentary blacklights. Bong not included.


I think I'd rather shoot myself than have this cake at my wedding.

Mr. & Mrs. Peep


Hideous cake AND balloons

"Camo" Cakes

Nicely crafted, shockingly tacky

Cash is (not) always nice

The pastry chef went through a lot of trouble to craft this horror

Yes... it is supposed to be leaning over.