Thursday, December 25, 2008

a golden christmas


santogold is a fly chic. we got her record on vinyl and damn. this is the best fucking record of the year.

i am only buying vinyl from now on.


1. it just sounds better.

2. you get a free digital download with most new vinyls now anyways.

so you get the cover art and you can put the shit on your zune to play in the car.

i really do think if i had listened to santogold on cd i wouldn't be digging it as much as i do. i would dig it , but not like this.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

ducks in the snow

more ducks!
i have never seen it snow so much. ever. snow today. snow tonight. snow tomorrow. snow tuesday. snow wednesday. and its sticking too. i hate driving in the snow, but i love the weather. we got madeleine some rubber duckies and i have been taking pictures of them. they are just so photogenic and seem at home in the snow.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah....again

I finished 'Tis and I must say 'tis a great book. I almost didn't read it. When I was mulling over all the books in my closet and came across it I thought to myself No fucking way do I wanna read a extend play of Angela's Ashes. Its probably a book written because It could be published and because once it was published it could sell. I was so wrong.

Its funny, poignant(poignant. what a ridiculous word), and there are no quotation marks which just does wonders for dialogue.

Read it.

its alright to have a good time. yeah, its alright.

chris and i went out together, without the baby, for the first time in almost a year. it was a great time. i drank some wine and i can't think of an appropriate euphemism, but... i had a great time. we laughed and talked and it was nice.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah....

All the books I have read over the past year have been memoirs or autobiographies. I am uncertain of the difference between memoirs and autobiographies, so I will Google it and tell you later.

In January I read Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father.
In May, I read Infidelby Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

In August, I read The Places In Between by Rory Stewart. Rory Stewart is a bad ass Scottish dude who walked across Afghanistan. And when I say he walked I mean, he walked (on foot) across the whole country. Its a great read: often humorous, always enlightening, and only confusing in respect to the impossible foreign names.

Now, I am half-way through 'Tisa memoir (I know this, because it says 'memoir' on the cover) by Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes 'Tis is much better than Angela's Ashes. So far Frank McCourt is self-conscious immigrant that dreams of being admired. One thing he knows for sure is that he must get an education. Ayaan Hirsi Ali had that same determination to get an education too.

I am starting to think that maybe I should get an education too. Education has done well for me so far. I would be stuck in the mud with out it. So far, my education hasn't had to do with school. But they say, only papered dogs are worth money. What I really need is to learn how to type.


Bush had a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter. Two actually. What I don't understand is why the news reporters feel the need to inform us, the viewers, that in Arab culture it is an insult to throw a shoe at someone. ?????? Isn't that the case in every culture?

Monday, December 8, 2008

F15's and unicorns: my childhood icons.

fucking bad-ass. this is from a t-shirt maker i found on etsy. i love this one. click the shirt to see the seller's other items.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

go joe

joe biden, today, mentioned investing in a high-speed train system. joe biden took the train, back and forth, from delaware to d.c. for 26 years. i think this is an awesome idea. if we are going to pour $700 billion in infrastructure/stimulus, we might as well have something to show for after its all gone. think of how we would feel if after throwing all this money at the problem nothing substantive was accomplished. seriously, $8 trillion might be the end number with the bailout and he stimulus and who knows what else. most other developed nations have high-speed trains.

high-speed train. hospitals. broadband lines in rural areas.

my new favorite band is she & him.