Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I wonder what it's like to have appendicitis, and then get your appendix out. Maybe if it happened to me, I would ask if I could keep my appendix, and then have a memorial service for it, like when our hamsters died when we were children. Too much?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Soundtrack #19

Sometimes a cover is better than the original.

I love love love this. Thank you, Justin Vernon.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Soundrack #18

Simply can't get enough.

Skinny Love -cover by Birdy

Loving You Tonight -Andrew Allen

Call Your Girlfriend

Friday, November 11, 2011

Why is that baby wearing that salad? (and Sountrack #17)

You know what was creepy? Those Anne Geddes pictures. I love babies, and I love cabbage, but who puts a baby in a cabbage? Probably the only picture I can really appreciate is this one (which frankly, doesn't need much of an explanation, does it?):

You can bet that this is how my future children will look (the one on the left).

This song is happy.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I have been super stressed lately. SUPER. And today it culminated with my brain feeling like a jackhammer was pounding into it and me simultaneously crying and laughing at a country song on my drive home. Have I snapped? Maybe. Does this mean I'll stop shaving my legs and start eating wheat grass at every meal and dressing solely in Charlie Chaplin-esque attire? Maybe, maybe, and yes.

There are a number of things that can calm my fritzed out state and I would like to share them with you:

1. This website. (Looking at the "10 Best Dressed" is almost as good as getting a massage.)

2. This junk food.

3. This song, and this one, and this one. And this one. Thanks, Ingrid, for making me smile. Thanks, Norah, for mellowing me out. Thanks, Frankie, for letting out all the steam. And Phil? Thanks for seeing my true colors.

4. This movie. Or this one.

5. This radio program.

6. Running. (Which is especially important after #2)

7. Taking showers so long that the wrinkles on my toes have wrinkles.

8. Dancing around like a fool.

9. Visiting this blog, and this one.

10. This video.

11. Taking myself a little less seriously*

* = a really good thing