Showing posts from April, 2007

Streak Over

I was doing so well, writing semi-regularly. And that's going to waste again for the next couple weeks most likely.

Tomorrow: Parents arrive for the weekend
Monday: Work road trip to PA. The driver already made a rule that we can't bring FunYuns and we can't stop at the outlet mall and we have to share all McDonalds Happy Meal toys. And we can't ask "Are we there yet?"
Tuesday: Fly to Westchester NY in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Spend the day in work meetings in Westchester. At least I get to sleep on a nice Marriott bed that I'm not paying for.
Thursday: Catch a flight outta Baltimore for an awesome California weekend. I know you're jealous.

Eyes Not Wide Shut

It's nearly 2am and I should've been asleep long ago, but just as I put my head on my pillow I started smelling smoke everywhere. Didn't see or hear anything suspicious, so I tried to ignore. Yep, still there..... then I heard sirens all around. I got up, checked the house, looked outside, nothing. Still smells. At least the fire station two blocks away has rather loudly dispatched all their trucks, racing down my street right outside my window. It all seems to be under control, but the fumes are still hovering over my block. I wonder if I'll hear any news in the morning about what's burning. And maybe I should finally get renter's insurance....

Paper or Plastic?

I was quite the reader when I was a child. I couldn't get enough of books. Somehow I was the kid reading aloud to my kindergarten class while my teacher graded our coloring scribbles. I had a book reading contest with Jed and Ryan in 1st grade and managed to read 700+ books in the school year.

Of course as time went on, other things took over my leisure time and by college, forget reading books. Now that I work in magazines, I've counted close to 20 that I read monthly, and my Netflix queue is ever growing. Even if I watch 2 movies each week, it's still going to take me more than 2 years to just get through the present list. I'd say it's probably my favorite medium of media and books have fallen down the list.

For some reason though, I really felt the urge to read The Namesake before seeing it in theaters. I didn't read Jhumpa Lahiri's best-known Interpreter of Maladies, but I sought this one out in a couple bookstores before I actually found it. I …

Hot in Herre

Nelly's a guilty pleasure, especially Hot in Herre (c'mon, you know you dance when you hear it), but this cover by Jenny Owen Youngs takes the cake! Love it!

And Kate Walsh is really amazing, I discovered today. Her homemade album is topping the charts in the UK, and I could really get into her folksy gait.

At Least My Tax Refund is Coming...

Since I really can't keep up on my current musical tastes, I'm taking that out of my side bar. Not that anyone cared, but I kinda liked keeping track of my all-over-the-place tastes. Maybe I'll be inspired next month when I get back from Coachella and I'll link all the latest and greatest bands.

I had a pretty rockin' 3.5 day Easter weekend. I ended up leaving work early on Thursday afternoon due to sudden dizziness. Came on all the sudden and didn't go away after a 4-hour nap. I'm going to blame anemia.... But I'm taking my iron pills now! I was lazy Friday since I still felt dizzy, then SAM and I saw Blades of Glory and ate some yummy Spanish food at Jaleo. Is it bad that I always take over the entire menu and ordering process at tapas places? Blades of Glory didn't rank as high as Talledega Nights, but Will Ferrell is still near the top of my comedy list. The opening scene with teal peacock had me laughing from the beginning, and some rat…

Entertainment of the Day

I just made the ugliest jazz outerspace movie star ever!

Taking the Plunge

Busy weekend, I haven't had one of those in awhile; seemed like it was go, go go. Friday night SAM and I caught the Sk6ers at 930, along with Mattie Wertz - good night of the acoustic guitar rock singer/songwriter stuff that I used to be all over. Then we drove out to good ole Dr. Dremos to say adios to PAE, who's going back into the Army. If he's nice, I'll send Rice Krispy treats to support the troops. VA needs to get on the ball and ban smoking in bars, cause I could only stand to be in that place for about 15 minutes.

Saturday was the long-awaited lovely wedding of Dr. Dre and the Mrs in Baltimore. I thought I left my house in plenty of time, but once I drove down the wrong road about 5 times, I realized I was going to be late, and probably walking down the aisle about the same time the bride did. Thankfully that didn't happen, and all was well. Great ceremony, wonderous food at the reception (did I mention I enjoy prime rib?), and good company at the tab…