From the mind of Tom Beland

Creator of True Story Swear to God

Monday, October 20, 2008


... is the Sarah Palin of television journalism.

He's SO fucking over-the-top in his reactions and his "golly jeeze" personality, that it's impossible to take in anything the man says. Nobody is that naive and I really hope to God it's an act.

The other night, he was talking to someone who worked on Wall Street and he asked if people there did drugs. The guy said "sure we did, we did cocaine, uppers, you name it" to which Sanchez looks stunned, puts his chin on his hand and replies, "COCAINE..? REALLY..??? That is eye-opening."

Quit the "golly gee" act and treat the news with some maturity.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


You have to understand my long-standing hatred for the Los Angeles Dodgers to appreciate how great it was to see them get so close to the Word Series... only to fail. MMMMmmmmMMmm.... it was like homemade cookies in the oven, I tell ya.

I've always been a San Francisco sports fan. Love the Giants, even though they're currently hopeless. Love the Niners, even though they're currently hopeless. Love the Warriors, even though they own the rights to looking hopeless. And when you're a fan of the SF teams, LA is your worst enemy. And if we can't win something... then they DEFINITELY can't win it..

Felt pretty damned good.

But I'll say this. For Los Angles not to have an NFL team is a crime and a farce. Washing and Dallas have their rivalries. So does New York and Boston. You cannot be serious that Seattle-San Francisco is a good rivalry. Or Arizona-San Francisco. Nope. Wont' do. We need LA and we need it soon.


For anyone worried about Hurricane Omar hitting the island, it was close, but it missed us. We're all safe and life is good.

This means my record of consecutive years we've never had a hurricane with me on the island continues to 11!! That's something else we can celebrate!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Eh. Better late than never. It was held at our favorite restaurant, Al Dente. This place is like our second kitchen and we so love it.

Sitting down with "Clan Boricua": That's Tony and his wife, Margie sitting next to me. My niece, Tiana, behind them. Gigi, Lily's sister, is on my left, followed by Papi and Mami.

I love holding the camera and taking my own photo. Me and the Princess.

If there's a waitress I love more than Alejandra... I've yet to meet her. She's awesome, gorgeous and a bit bohemian. Gotta love that combination. And she keeps me from drinking more than two cokes at dinner. Seriously. She'll absolutely refuse and bring me a mojito instead. She also makes these outrageously delicious shots that taste exactly like chocolate cake.

Tiana is so outstanding and she doesn't even realize her own level of awesomeness. I can hang with this chick all day and have a great time.

Back in the kitchen with the crew. I so love watching people cook. It's like watching a magician in action and there's so much movement in their actions that they're great to draw. If I wasn't doing this, I'm sure I'd love to be a chef. Chef Mariano is from Argentina, a place world-known for meat and he told me that for my birthday he was going to make me churrassco... a long skirt steak. It was ten levels above delicious.

See that cake? Well, you're right. It was huge. It was solid chocolate. And it was mind-blowing.


I mean, other than the fact that she's an amazing talent. She offering this, as well as other items on her blog and I thought it was great. You can see the other items at Colleen's website. The link is on the right. I'm trying to get the softball shirt, but she doesn't ship to Puerto Rico. WHY MUST YOU BREAK MY HEART SO, COLLEEN DORAN???

Here's the softball shirt: