Sunday, November 21, 2010

from my family to yours

Happy Holidays! (Could I dare try to get a better portrait than this? It still cracks me up every time I see it.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I love Jimmy Fallon because he can't ever seem to keep from laughing at his own jokes. He sure keeps a straight face in this video. I grew up listening to Neil Young in the car with my dad, and Jimmy really sounds like him. Love (he he he) it!

Bruce Springsteen and "Neil Young" via Pretty Much Amazing

He's alive!

My dad recently told me that Jerry Stiller died a few years ago. I was upset for a few reasons: 1) Jerry Stiller was dead and 2) I thought I was more up on these things than Santiago!

But then I went on Hulu to watch Glee and check out what I found!

Also, Hulu Plus is now available on my Roku. Sadly I am too lazy to turn on my tv so I am still going to watch Glee on my laptop in bed for now. Someone check out the free trial and let me know how it is, or I'll just wait til Bone gets back in the country and he'll be all over it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Frank O'Hara

It seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience which is not going to go wasted on me, which is why I'm telling you about it:

Ann found this poem in one of our anthologies in college. Hearing her read it outloud made me love it. Frank O'Hara does a good job too.

If this doesn't do much for you than try listening to Don Draper reading another O'Hara poem. So, so fine. The worlds are perfect for this gloomy day.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

For two weeks in a row Bone told me he wanted to go see this movie. I never heard anything about it and didn't have a clue what it was about. Turns out it was seriously up my alley. Plus it got me pumped for working with teens and Dr. Simone at the psych hospital next semester.

It's a sweet and funny movie about the angst of being alive. It's also totally hopeful. Have you seen it?

Our Colonial Capitol

Did you know that Tina Fey went to UVA? I love seeing the impression Mister Jefferson made on her come out in 30 Rock, like when Tracey Jordan made a movie of Thomas Jefferson's life where he played every role himself. Brilliant. My favorite thing though is when she throws some dap towards old Colonial Williamsburg. I mean, let's get real-- I love our Colonial Capitol.

While I had one of the most fun days in a while two weeks ago at W&M Homecoming, Tommy and I decided to go back to Williamsburg the following weekend to enjoy fall in the colony a bit more. (Does it sound like we are old people? I don't care what you think!)

I wish I could make these pictures bigger. I am really enjoying the Pudding Camera app, which I used to take these pictures in panoramic view. Check out the app but beware, although it's called "Pudding" that doesn't mean it's not completely in Korean...

Shout out to the colonial ghosts and the cobbler too! Do you love Colonial Williamsburg too??

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm a new soul, I came to this strange world...

How sexy is the new MacBook Air? I really want it. Actually, I need it. Here's why:

1. My current MacBook has no battery. I mean, it won't work unless plugged in. If unplugged it dies within 2 seconds.
2. Due to a major meltdown caused by the cursed Flip Videocam (which was required for school), I had to move all my files (pictures, music) onto an External Hard Drive over a year ago. I have yet to figure out how to access them.
3. Since moving my music onto my External HD, iTunes has vanished from my computer. This means 2 terrible things: 1) I can't listen to my music. 2) I can't download the updates for my iPhone.
4. My compture can't handle downloading the new iTunes. I think I need Snow Leopard or whatev it's called.
5. Due to not being able to update my iPhone I can't receive picture text messages. Or send them.
6. A friend told me that I can fix these problems buy purchasing more RAM, Gigs, a new battery and a bigger Hard Drive. My eyeballs turn to swirls when he said this and I put my fingers in my ears and said "LA LA LA LA". Meaning, I need a new computer.

Anyway, this is not an elaborate excuse for why I can't hold up my end of the Katie and Ruthie CD Exchange via Snail Mail project, although I realize it might sound that way.

My laptop is 4.5 years old. How long should I expect it to last? Should I put money into fixing it or buy a new one? (Hint, there's only one right answer.)