Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In lieu of telling you about middle school visits, three games in one day, and being too tired to read and too home-bound to do anything cultural, I'll share a nice song from the much-touted Animal Collective record:

I do likey.

I'm also eager for Lily's new album (bad word at the beginning:

Otherwise, I'm spending my days decluttering, watching CNN & trying to find out when Top Chef is on, finally finishing the now-year-long scarf project, and waiting for new New Yorker covers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We all want a Snuggie. We need them, too, with a cold basement den area and me being 40 and all. My son wants one more than anyone, he who NEVER stays still. Ever. I can see the scene now: him in his Sunggie, wallowing about the den, unable to find his hands and thus cracking his head open on the fireplace hearth....

Snuggie Internet backlash is legion. Be sure and become a fan on Facebook,investigate Snuggie sightings, and check out the Cult of the Snuggie. I didn't think it was funny. But this kind of is:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

For the National Day of Service, we're going to:

Watch the speech on CNN at noon;

Visit Marbles and try to learn a little something (as well as gawk at Canstruction);

Visit the sadly underwhelming memorial here in town;

And go to the grocery store with the rest of the populace.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Of all the coverage of the Inauguration festivities, the thing that has most affected me is seeing Malia Obama taking pictures of the performers with her camera. I applaud the First Parenting.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Upstairs: On tiny, now black and white (due to constant poking/prodding) tv, I watched "24" and was slightly disappointed and a bit bored, but still loving Jack's solitary nature.

Downstairs: On the new ginormous tv, Daddy and Son watched the DEACONS DOMINATE UNC WHO WAS LIKE #2 IN THE COUNTRY OR WHATEVER BUT WENT DOWN!!!!

In between: I checked in with the Fug Girls' live blog for fashion coverage and noted the NY Times' headlines about, who else, Heath Ledger. And Kate "Nekkid" Winslet.

Fashionwise, I certainly enjoyed Marisa Tomei. I can also guarantee this will end up on all of tonight's worst-dressed lists.

Love, love, love the Mad Men girls. Joan looked hot, but so did Peggy and Betty!

Who is the hotter couple?

And finally, my daughter's favorite of the night (narrowly edging out Amanda Seyfried from "Mamma Mia"):

Friday, January 09, 2009

I Tend To Agree With Richard Dawkins Here....

....that the use of the word "probably" weakens the message.

London has been so heavy on my mind today. Thank you, fellow gym member, who left all the Waitrose magazines in the racks! I ate some lemon curd on my toast this morning. And I've been listening to some Elbow.

Next week, I promise to start thinking American.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

More Single Ladies

Are y'all SO tired of me?

The SNL parody is finally about. View here, while you can. My children now often pose for me and say, "We're the dancccers". Paul Rudd and his "B-Town" cracks me up.

I've also enjoyed various other mimics. My husband told me he read an interview with the choreographer, who explained that the style of dancing is a call and response deal...and I don't really remember what else and he's busy at work.

And the very famous, now, Shane Mercado:

Monday, January 05, 2009

If you must eat turkey bacon, and we must, go for the good stuff. Godshalls makes me very happy.

Otherwise, I encourage you to indulge and treat yourself, as best you can. We have dark times ahead. We have much transition to endure and/or enjoy. There is strength in numbers, and may you also find strength in your solitude.

Marching forward....

Friday, January 02, 2009

Election '08 Mix

My friend Corinne's Election '08 iTunes mix is as follows:

Barack Obama by Cocoa Tea
Airforce One (Main Title) by The City of Prague Philharmonic
Dry Your Tears, Afrika by Crouch End Festival
The Da Vinci Code (???) by The City of Prague Philharmonic
Yes We Can Can by the Pointer Sisters
The Stars and Stripes Forever by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Philharmonic
Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald
The Battle Hymn of the Republic by the Boston Pops Orchestra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by IZ - Israel Kamakawiwo'
Strike the Match by Hank Woji

On to Inauguration Day!