Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is doppleganger week over yet?

If I had $500 for every time someone told me I look like "that annoying girl on the Bachelor" I would have about $4,000 by now.

Someone cut a sister some slack and tell her what she really wants to hear:
"Ruthie you look like that freak-a-leak with the red stuff on her face!"


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Don Draper, 30 Rock suits you. And so does Lesbian Citrus Fruit.


Yeah, I'd do this on Wii Fit

Snowboard Cross. Nutso.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

look what I found!

Artifacts from a Delightful Evening. I had almost forgotten this night. Great earrings, Katie.

I love this sun.

I can't wait until I'm someone's boss. And when that day comes, I will remember how this kind sun fed his employees breakfast and how his employees twirled around him in response.

Also, someone left a comment on this youtube video that said "Does anyone relate Jimmy Dean with obesity in this commercial?"


Ok, who wants to work for me? By the way, I run a cupcake bakery.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Contempo Fiction Fanatic!

This book jump-started my fiction frenzy. It is incredible. It is tender, well-crafted and most importantly- HILARIOUS. Jonathan Tropper writes a sentence of plot progression like a finely arranged line of poetry. Every word is perfectly chosen. Metaphors are short, inventive and well-packed. I borrowed the book and don't have it in front of me to offer an example, so go check it out. But listen, there are themes of adultery and a fair share of crassness (is that word?), if that sort of thing bugs you.

Remember Julie & Julia? Well, this is not that book or movie. Premise: The New American Dream turns sour when secretary turned blogger turned author of bestselling book turned movie lets fame and success get the best of her. Begins cheating on her husband, and as any narcissistic blogger must do, she capalizes on the juicy details to write her book. Also becomes a butcher in order to drag out a grotesque metaphor comparing slicing animal meat to severing the One Flesh bond of marriage. Not only is it a painful subject matter, but Julie insults me by spelling out the same illustrations in each paragraph. Get on with it already! I had to read Nicholas Sparks to detox from this book.

After seeing so many commercials for this movie the past few months I knew I had to read it. I was craving that experience of a Nick Sparks paperback--- getting sucked in, staying up all night reading it only to be crushed at the end. This book was truly what the doctor ordered. Ah, the highs and the lows of young love. Typical Nick Sparks themes, I won't even mention them. Tbone read this entire book in one snowy day. We'll see the movie when he gets back from The Nics.

I admire Elizabeth Gilbert for the way she harnesses her anxiety into curiosity, research and travel. But her anxiety makes me anxious. Regardless of the book's title, this book taught me that love is all about feeling good, not sacrifice or choosing someone over yourself. Sigh. I would rather read about someone who has learned to make sacrificing for those she loves feel good.

Well, I gave up on my mother and sister and walked to Borders in the snow to buy my own copy. Great decision, Rutha. I cried for Constantine and Skeeter's autographed copy. Don't you love to love characters? Noof, I'm bringing my copy to you on Friday.

A good friend of mine recently told me she has never had the experience of staying up all night finishing a book and then aching when it was over. I ache for her.

What should I read next?

And always, there was the magic of learning things.

-A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

I am so thankful to be in graduate school!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Like any reasonable and spendthrift young couple, we often threaten to cancel our cable. This great discovery is only making that ugly proposal more of a reality: The Netflix Streaming Roku Device. We pay $8.99 a month for the one DVD at a time Netflix subscription. This comes with access to Netflix On Demand. For an extra $70 I bought Tommy this tiny box for Christmas. It allows us to watch entire seasons of 30 Rock, Weeds, Tudors, and tons of movies. Therefore we don't leave the house. Rather, we moved our guest bed mattress to the living room floor. We've stopped sleeping in our room.