Good morning! Here are three of my latest enthusiams: 1.) This essay, “You blow my mind. Hey Mickey!” from the NYT magazine two weeks ago. It’s written by a former stoner Dad taking his kids to Disneyworld for the first time. He’s really smart. In a conversation I had about the essay with another TGW [...]
Archive for June, 2011
one of my friends in high school once looked at my sister and said “wow, she’s gorgeous.” she really was!
Living in LA, you never know what you’ll see. Specifically, you never know what weird celebrity moment you might have on any given day. At my local car wash in DC, the most interesting thing you’d see was the occasional black Lincoln towncar used to ferry some congressman around. Here, a trip to the car [...]
Congratulations to New York for your civil rights victory! Who’d have thought that the legislative process could be so Lovely? Isn’t it wonderful when chants of “U.S.A!” erupt for something other than sporting events or a bombing campaigns?
Well, my sister finally passed away. It’s been a long time coming since she had lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years. This is a photo of her oldest child with my son. The big kid was adopted into my parents family in 1980. The little one born into the extended clan in 2004. The [...]
(Check out the complete soul food mix series: Dinner, Dessert, Redux, Leftovers.) So, yesterday was the first day of summer. How did you celebrate? I spent the morning working in the garden. In the afternoon I went for a haircut and ended up getting nearly twelve inches cut off, the most drastic change to my [...]
S. and I met at Summer Language Nerd Convention in Bloomington in, what, 1999 or so, so it’s already more than a decade we know each other, as people say in areas where Yiddish has futzed with syntax a certain way. Years ago, when I was dating someone who worked in the movie industry*, S. [...]
I noticed the first Invader affixed to a guardhouse outside of the Musee d’Histoire Naturelle. After I notice the second, finding more became a bit of a pastime. As it turns out, Mr. Invader landed in Paris and planted 1000 works — I only found these six.
There is a movie coming out this weekend in which Jim Carrey inherits several penguins. At first he hates the penguins, but then the penguins teach him a little something about friendship. It all culminates in a Jim Carrey/penguin synchronized dance to the song Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice because that song has the [...]