QUOTES of the DAY – (In Part, The New Year’s Edition)
Note to readers: After taking a few days of R&R, we’re diving head first back into the Fishbowl. We’re catching up on what happened over the New Year’s holiday and will proceed from there.
Important news: We did not see ABC7’s Stephen Tschida in Miami — and that’s tragic. But, we did catch up with him to ask how his New Year’s Eve went. He told FishbowlDC last night: “My BlackBerry screen went haywire, so it made communicating tuff [sic] and tweeting impossible.” Of course, we believe him. Tschida had intended to spend the evening at the opulent AltaMare, but wound up at Barton G‘s cabaret show where the new star of Fox’s “Glee”, Cheyenne Jackson, performed. “It was great food and an incredible show,” he said. “Very intimate.”
Weird journo-political comparison
“My God, Jim Moran is looking more and more like my father every day.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary in a Monday tweet regarding the Virginia Democratic congressman.
Whisper vs. limited whisper
“Is there a difference between a ‘whisper’ and a ‘limited whisper’? #marcconductorisms” — The Hill‘s Erika Niedowksi in a Monday tweet.
Reporter’s first time at IHOP
“At nameless fmr employer, top boss used to write staff memos in Comic Sans. I now know why. http://bit.ly/gXJJPX @reidwilson” — Politico Ben Smith’s assistant Byron Tau in a Monday tweet. More importantly, in other Tau news, he had his virgin IHOP experience over the weekend: “This is my first time ever in an IHOP. #awe” > Update: Asked what he ate, Tau replied, “I ate the steak tips and eggs combination — because if that isn’t enough food it also comes with two pancakes.”
Gibbs expresses gratitude for ‘joinging’
“Happy New Year everyone – thanks for joinging [sic] – trying to get my typing faster! See you all again soon!” — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a Monday tweet.
Dickerson’s got wild Wanda on his hands
“Digging out from email during vacation. Many are from a woman named Wanda. I do not believe she has my best interests at heart.” — Slate and CBS’s John Dickerson in a potentially unusually precarious Monday tweet.
Washingtonian‘s technical difficulties
“Sorry about the problems with the new health blog, folks. We’ve got our developers working on this.” — Washingtonian in a Monday tweet.
Off to a good meta start
“Happy New Year! My New Year’s Resolution is to talk about myself less.” — HuffPost Hill‘s Eliot Nelson in a Monday tweet. Shortly thereafter, he added, “I’m bored.”
Scribe stuffed into dresses
“Spending my day off being stuffed into bridesmaids dresses in New Jersey.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a weekend tweet.
Palmeri’s version of ‘My Cousin Vinny’
“My cousin Vinnie is driving me back to New York after a big Italian dinner.” Ex-Washington Examiner gossip scribe and NYP‘s Page Six Tara Palmeri in a Jan. 2 tweet.
Chris Hayes and Brokeback Mountain Tacos
Finally, a quote from the oh so eloquent The Nation‘s Chris Hayes that actually sounds like English. In a weekend tweet he writes, “Back from beautiful wedding in Oaxaca. A magical city w some of the best food I’ve ever had. Duck tacos w mole, I wish I knew how to quit u.”
Weingarten praises the female species
“Women do not know how wonderful they are. It is one of the reasons they are so wonderful.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Jan. 2 tweet.
Gossip girl likes her caffeine
“Back to work after two weeks away. Gonna need a lot of coffee and about 10 diet cokes today…” — Roll Call HOH Writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a Monday tweet.
Grand Oprah admission
OK I’ll admit it – I watched a little #OWN this weekend. The Behind-the-Scenes show is kind of cool, and the Lisa Ling thing looks decent. – Chris Reed, copyright lawyer, photog and “general media guy.”
Journo has ‘sexy’ new look
“Bearded and tanned, I’m back in dc.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman in a Sunday tweet. To which Capitol Hill radio correspondent for The Takeaway Todd Zwillich remarked, “#sexytweets.”
Only in Washington…
“Most excited about three DVR’d episodes of The McLaughlin Group awaiting me on home DVR.” — GOP Consultant Matt Mackowiak in a Jan. 2 tweet.