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Charu: My Big Fat Monsoon Wedding

Charu: My Big Fat Monsoon Wedding

Charu shoots and scores with Ashvegas by granting us our first celebrity post and by racking up one helluva sweeps interview with Deanna Allen, the booby slinger at Iraq’s Camp Bucca. First, Charu puts to rest the rumors: no, i’m not preggers!! it’s hard to stay slim on nightside.. eating late at night, etc also, my hubbie-to-be cooks well! it’s[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
WLOS: The dailies

WLOS: The dailies

Winning wardrobe Scott and Candace looked splendiferous in their matching pink outfits. The cutest couple on local TV news. Tammy and Darcel smartly matched their shades of green. Darcel, please get some new wigs. Charu, you were radiant in your powder blue jacket and dark skirt. Perfect accents for your olive skin and raven tresses. Have you noticed? This from[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Screwy Hoolie asks: Ashvegas bloggercon?

Screwy Hoolie asks: Ashvegas bloggercon?

There’s some neat stuff happening over at Scrutiny Hooligans, a fellow Ashvegas blogger. You need to check it out. Screwy’s site is beautiful. He picks some funky photos to illustrate, the site’s nicely designed and the political commentary is sharp and thought-provoking. You need to also check his site and vote in his poll, down the right-hand side. He’s trying[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Chappelle-shocked

Chappelle-shocked

Chappelle’s gone ment. At least that’s what Entertainment Weekly is reporting. Why should we care? Because Dave’s one funny futhermucker. Chappelle tells it like it is. The blind Ku Klux Klan dude skit is some of the funniest shit I think I’ve ever seen. But $50 million will fuck a brutha up. Here’s what happened, if you’ve been living under[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: rumors, rumblings and grumblings

Blog bits: rumors, rumblings and grumblings

Miller time Liberal radio talking head Stephanie Miller and sidekick will be at the Orange Peel on June 9. Miller is on a roll. She’s taken her show on the road recently and will stop by Ashvegas this summer. Pretty cool that she’ll come here – she must know she’s got a strong base of listeners. Ashvegas callers reguarly make[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Questions

Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Questions

Ted is on a side trip to Guadalajara for a couple of days, so we should have some new information, and new photos, hopefully by this weekend. Meantime, interested has posted some great questions: Very interesting story! Does Ted plan to save money in order to live better, or is the goal something Different? Or both? What is the attitude[Read More…]

by May 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
From ‘Flashdance’ to ‘Felicity:’ Just trying to keep up

From ‘Flashdance’ to ‘Felicity:’ Just trying to keep up

There have been so many celebrity marriages and pregnancies and such, I’m just trying to keep up. Renee and Kenny: Guess y’all saw that these two hooked up recently. I’m not much of a Zellweger fan, but Chesney kicks ass. I love his country/beach twang. Britney: I know it’s old news, but she’s such a style-setter for young hos these[Read More…]

by May 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
WLOS: Where are they now?

WLOS: Where are they now?

You can tell it’s sweeps when every newscast begins with “HUGE, GIGANTIC BREAKING NEWS!” We get it people. The other day, I was reminiscing about some of the old WLOS-TV personalities. Some of you probably think I’m shallow for harping on how news readers look and move and sound, but the fact is that TV news is a personality driven[Read More…]

by May 11, 2005 3 comments Asheville News

Waynesville church pastor resigns

The East Waynesville Baptist Church pastor has just resigned. The Citizen-Times has the story here. Now what? The little church has no pastor. The congregation is divided. Guess we’ll wait and see.

by May 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Waynesville church watch

The business meeting at East Waynesville Baptist Church has started. The media horde is standing watch. The lawyer for pastor Chan Chandler said the pastor won’t be speaking to the press, but he’ll give an update at the end of the meeting. So we’ll wait…

by May 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ryan Adams, reviewed

Ryan Adams, reviewed

From a true Ashvegas audiophile – hell, le’ts just call him Audiophile for now. Here’s his take on last night’s Ryan Adams show at the Thomas Wolfe: Grizzled Adams Ian Stewart would be jealous. Even the tenured Stones sideman didn’t get to bust out a hushed, solo version of Brown Sugar on piano during a show. Alt country poster boy[Read More…]

by May 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Books from Ashvegas

Books from Ashvegas

I like books. I like Ashvegas. So let’s combine the two. Here are some books from Ashvegas writers to watch: The Grumpy Vagina Or, as we like to call her, Susan Reinhardt. Susan had a nice little launch party over the weekend, and I’ll write more about that and her book in the next couple of days. Susan writes a[Read More…]

by May 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Waynesville church: the letters to the editor

Did you guys see the Waynesville church story on ABC’s World News Tonight last night? Jake Tapper did the story as part of an ongoing “politics and the pulpit” series. It was the regular fare, just more slickly produced. I was hoping they would interview the pastor, Chan Chandler, but that didn’t happen. Meantime, the local newspaper is filling up[Read More…]

by May 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Trying on some new looks

Don’t freak out on me, people. I’m just trying out some new looks. Things may be changing for a few days. Let me know what you think.

by May 10, 2005 4 comments Asheville News

Bog bits: The Rolling Stones and the Beer Guy

Rolling Stones rolling our way? Everyone knows the Rolling Stones are planning to tour again this year. The Rolling Stones are the kings of rock’n’roll, and they just keep going.  And everyone knows there’s a press conference tomorrow to announce more of their schedule. This fan site notes that the Stones will make a stop in Charlotte this fall. Be on[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

Waynesville pastor story breaks big

I just saw the story about East Waynesville Baptist Church kicking out Democrats on CNN‘s afternoon political show. They called it “Pulpit Politics.” The story is popping up all over the place. Some of the church members who say they were kicked out made an appearance on “Good Morning America” this morning. And word is that ABC’s World News Tonight will[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Still can’t get enough of the Waynesville church controversy?

If you still can’t get enough of the story about East Waynesville Baptist Church, our local TV station, an ABC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, says to check out Good Morning America Monday morning. Two members of the church who say they were kicked out for being Democrats will be on the show. World News Tonight will pick up the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Blog bits: Viking kittens and Iggy Pop’s ocelots

Bizzaro links Here is a bizzaro site you’ve got to check out. If you like simple animation and singing animals, this one is for you. Viking kitties: Zepplin never sounded so trippy. When biscuits go wrong: Or the mango tango. The wrong bananas: Chimps gone wild. The source: www.rathergood.com. Iggy Pop’s ocelots: just plain weird. In the Blogosphere Check out[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Prelude

Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Prelude

Ted’s excellent adventure has begun. Ted retired after 20-some odd years with a telephone systems manufacturing company. The company is tanking, so it’s a good thing he got out now. Ted shaved his head the day after he retired. Then he moved to Mexico. He moved to Chapala, to be exact. He doesn’t know anyone there, although there is one[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 2 comments Asheville News

Waynesville pastor changing his tune?

The Citizen-Times has the latest news update on the East Waynesville Baptist Church controversy – you know, the church that kicked out the Democrats. Sounds like the pastor is trying to give himself a little wiggle room. He’s saying nobody was kicked out for political reasons. Maybe he has some other reason up his sleeve. Who knows. Everybody and their[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s my boo’s tree peony. First time it’s bloomed in about four years.

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Herbs galore

Herbs galore

The annual herb fest at the WNC Farmer’s Market in west Ashvegas was a total mob scene Saturday. Good thing we got there early. We bought some SC strawberries for $8 a gallon and spent I don’t know how much on everything from scented geraniums to a black raspberry cane. It was great fun, beautiful weather. I’m always amazed at[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: Faithful in furor, dumb hippies and more

Blog bits: Faithful in furor, dumb hippies and more

‘I’m goin’ to the chapel, and I’m gonna get…’ political? Wonder what’s going on at East Waynesville Baptist Church this morning? Will the faithful be in a furor? What will the preacher say today? I thought about driving out there, but I’ve got some Mother’s Day duties to attend to. Still, if I get a report, I’ll let you know.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Franklin Graham weighs in on church kicking out Dems

Franklin Graham weighs in on church kicking out Dems

Franklin Graham took a break from his appearance at a college graduation here in Western North Carolina today to talk about his reaction to East Waynesville Baptist Church’s pastor kicking Democrats out of the church. The local TV station had the story on at 11 p.m. Graham basically said that issues such as abortion are neither Republican nor Democrat issues,[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News