March 2003

2003-03-30 01:52:06

File under: Sweet Vernal

Me and V_Murder is sittin around drinkin 40ozs and checkin out my new ride. V_Murder is flashin mad cash cuz da bitches work nice in da nice weather. If nada da bitches do what eh sez da V MURDER slashes da back wit a dull knife. And then tell da ho dat der ain't no keeepin da shizatat from me, cuz it's two thousand trizzle and I'll kill ya.

Silky Smooth jus checked out da cash flow and Izzle seems to be quite hizzle.

All Quizzle on the water-front for Silky Smooth an V_Murder. <*Sweet Vernal Rocks Da Hizzle*>


2003-03-29 18:52:51

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I just picked up my new tricked-out automobile this morning. I will have more details on that soon. I will also be putting together a Ford Tiempo tribute page to pay homage to my old, trusty friend. We have lots of fun news and picture updates coming any day now, so stay tuned.


2003-03-24 20:14:07

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I would like update everyone on my meat intake. I am happy to report that it's been a week since I hopped on the chuck wagon, and I'm very happy! I have been eating a lot of the things that I had been craving. I've got a list going and I've crossed off quite a few items. In addition to the reuben, I also had a turkey sandwich with stuffing and gravy, Wendy's nuggies and chili, a McDonald's cheeseburger, chicken and biscuits, a hot turkey sandwich with gravy, a burito supreme and taco from Taco Bell, and, I'm not terribly proud to report, chicken from KFC. Now, you might say, Frances, that's an awful lot of meat in one week for a gal. Well, let me tell you something, I have needs too. No, seriously, I know I'm hitting the meat pretty hard, but I've got almost six years to make up for! Give me a break. What are you, a doctor??

Sorry, I got a little emotional there. I am really enjoying the new me. And in fact, I have been thinking about my years as a vegetarian a lot lately, and although I totally remember why I became a vegetarian, I can't really understand why. In fact, I regret that I ever was a vegetarian. When I truly think about my reasons, they just seem immature. I totally support others that are vegetarians, but I just feel like it wasn't the right thing for me. Yes mom, I know, you told me.

Further, I would like to make a formal apology to anyone that ever had me over for a dinner party and anyone that ever shared a pizza with me. I thank you for your patients over the years. Especially Pat Reed, the father of my child. Pat, will you marry me?

Fran "tofu is for suckers" McCarthy

2003-03-22 18:45:04

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All right folks, I am all for people being able to express their anti-war sentiments, but I’ve about had it with the civil disobedience taking place on our city streets. I mean, how am I supposed to drive my hot ride down the street when there are hundreds of people blocking it off? This type of protesting is not only illegal, it is down right dangerous. Suppose I want to have seven or eight drinks after work, and I am not paying attention and drive right into the protest. I can’t be held accountable for plowing down dozens of people who should not be in the road in the first place. I respect everyone’s right to gather for a demonstration and I am a firm believer in the freedom of speech, but I expect others to respect my right to drive my hot, tricked-out, Ford Tempo down the street of my choice.


2003-03-17 21:02:04

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

With the pending war in Iraq, I felt as if I needed to do something to show that I support the troops. Err, something like that. I'm not going to lie to you guys; I ate beef - of the corned variety. Yes, it's true.

Yesterday morning, after writing the blog about how much I wanted to eat a corned beef sandwich, I got to thinking.

In the six years I've been a vegetarian, I never judged anyone else for eating meat. In fact, I thought it was probably a good thing that most people eat meat. Frankly, I wouldn't want to be driving down the road and hit a cow with my tricked-out Saturn. And, many of you know how much I enjoy smelling meats.

As I was thinking about the corned beef yesterday morning, I wondered why I have been depriving myself of something I wanted so much that I felt that other people deserved. Why should I not be allowed to have this simple pleasure for myself? So, I decided to jump in with both feet. Beef. Why corned beef, you ask? Well, it is St. Patrick's Day, and it is my last offical year as a McCarthy. It seemed like the thing to do.

Now, as I sit at this computer, drinking my 24 ounces of Bud from a can, I do not regret my decision. If you need to find me, I'll be at Outback.

-Fran "the other white meat" McCarthy

2003-03-16 12:47:39

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I can't believe I'm writing this blog while it's 57 degrees out! Holy cats! Don't cry for me though, I'll be heading outdoors soon.

This past week is kind of a blur. I've been trying to think of something notable to say about it for a few minutes, and nothing comes to mind. So, I'll just fast forward to the weekend.

Friday, Rebecca, Holly and I went to Karma for a bit. There wasn't much doin' there, so we went to Mex, where we met up with Mike and Pat. I was having a I-know-you're-a-stranger-but-I'm-going-to-talk-your-ear-off night. I couldn't stop. At one point, I think I was in danger of talking my face off. It was a good time.

Last night, we went to a party at our friend JD's house. I'm not going to lie to you. I thought it was going to be a bust. Something about a bunch of medical students in one room sounds really boring to me. But, it was quite fun, actually. I felt a little shy at first, but once people started doing keg stands, I loosened up. Not enough to do a keg stand, but you get the picture. I drank a lot of beer. My goal was to drink so much that I ate one of the mini corned beef sandwiches that JD had prepared. Unfortunately, I did not "meat" my goal.

Let me tell you though, med students DO know how to party, and Pat and I are kicking ourselves for not bringing our camera. There were a lot of good tunes, funny conversations (one in particular about Freedom Fries), a lot of ladies dancing, and I even did a one-armed pushup - I think. The details are a bit of a blur.

Okay, enough of the small talk, people. I've got to get outside and enjoy this fine day.

-Frances Shannon McCarthy

2003-03-13 16:34:18

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My old roommate John "I Discovered Hot Tomato" Fauller has been recording some very cool music lately. When he is not out making Hot Tomato Tee Shirts or mushroom stamping someone’s tonsils, he’s in the studio puttin that shiznit on wax. He has his songs up on (Internet Underground Music Archive). If you like bands like Creed, Limp Biscuit, and Linkin Park, then you should just park your poser ass on the couch and watch MTV. If you want to check out something interesting, take a listen to his stuff. He has a message board on his site. I am sho that tha dude would like hear any feedback that yo' ass has, know what I'm sayin'?


2003-03-10 16:11:47

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Golly, where do I start? Well, Friday night, Courtney came into town and Mel and Erik didn't have to work, so that was automatic fun. We went to Esan for dinner. The dinner actually ran pretty late. I had to get up at seven the next morning, so there was no going to Mex for me. I just packed and went to bed. Pat did go out to Mex though. Then he stayed up until 4:45 making me a mix CD for my trip to Massachusetts. What a dove he is.

An hour after he came to bed, I got up and got ready for my road trip. My friend Kensey had her wedding shower this weekend. I saw some old friends and met some of her newer friends. It was a nice time. The bachelorette party was actually the highlight of the trip. The Miller High Life and the Pabst Blue Ribbon flow like water out there in Mass-"flavor country"-achusetts. All I had to say was , "PBR me ASAP". First, we went to the bar that Kensey works at part-time called Double B's. It's kind of a dive, but it's a great dive. I made some friends and scared some locals. Later, we went to a dance club and tore up the dance floor. I got a lot of great pictures while I was out there. I didn't use the digital camera though, so you'll have to wait a bit to see them. Hopefully, they'll be worth the wait.

Yesterday, I made the long trip home and then just crashed on the couch. We ordered a pizza (white pizza with feta and fried eggplant - that info is especially for you, Holly) and watched a movie (8mm - not for the queasy). I was asleep on the couch by 8:30.

It's good to be back home. I have been out of town for the last three weekends. I can't wait to stay home this weekend. If I have to go anywhere, I'm going to cry.

I'll let Pat update you on how his weekend went. It seems like he had some good clean fun.

Oh, one last thing! You'll notice that there are new Links of Interest on the page. Those were provided by Dr. Erik Thing. If you don't like them, you can blame him. ;-)

Keep it real,

2003-03-06 11:19:56

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Okay, I know it's been a really long time since I've submitted a blog entry. I've just been in this weird fog lately. We've been away on the weekends, which really takes away from the free time. I feel like I work, plan the wedding, and sleep. Last night though, I took some time for myself. My friend Margaux was supposed to get a massage last night, but couldn't make it. I decided to go in her place. The downtown MCC has a Massage Therapy program, and their students need a lot if hands-on (he he) experience before they can graduate. It only cost $10 and there is no tipping allowed! I highly suggest you give it a try. It was a legit massage! No back-door shenanigans. Well, I had never had a massage before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I thought it was great. Here is the info. Call today to book an appointment!

Warren Zanes - Memory GirlsAlso, I have one more thing to mention. My old Art History professor, Warren Zanes, is also a musician. He and his brother were in the band, Del Fuegos, in the 80s. He is making music again, and his CD just "dropped" a couple days ago. I heard the EP and I liked it a lot. If you are interested, check out his website,, and listen to a couple of the songs. If you like it, you can buy it at and get free shipping.

I'm also selling cookies for the Girl Scouts. Okay, that was a joke. I'm just excited about these two things and I wanted to share my excitement. I hope you are all well.


2003-03-04 08:53:03

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Nobody rocks harder than the Hot Tomato