Monday, May 31, 2010

media update: may

this, of course, is more for my own remembrance than anything else. asterisks denote something i particularly enjoyed. follow this advice at your own risk.

Radio Bikini
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Old Joy
Fletch (r)
Three Days of the Condor
The Last Word
Phoebe in Wonderland
Diminished Capacity
Sex and the City 2
Frozen River

Anita Shreve, "Testimony"
Amy Bloom, "Where the God of Love Hangs Out"
Lisa Kogan, "Someone Will Be With You Shortly"

The New Pornographers, "Together" *
Drake, "Thank Me Later" (selected leaked tracks)
Arcade Fire (selected leaked tracks)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

digital nation

i'm just coming down off of a bit of a freak-out where tears were involved. what's got me all anxious? work, for one. and, well, me. i haven't felt like myself lately. maybe it's because i haven't been taking care of myself, the cold i'm trying to get over being a prime example of this. i'm working long hours, and still have lots of work to do even when i go home at a reasonable hour. i've always been a worrier, and when things are out of my control, my worrying escalates. i'm feeling better now.

other things:
i bought myself flowers today, a huge orchid stem with 10 or so blossoms. it looks so tropical in the tall clear cylindrical vase, and almost artificial. i gasped when i went to pay for the stupid thing. apparently orchids are not in season.

i have a crush on dr. house.

sometimes i worry that i leave unintentionally trite comments for other bloggers.

might be going to new orleans for business next month. told the ol' boss-dad that it's not cool to dangle travel of any kind in front of me, then quickly take it away after realizing dates conflict or whatever. i likened it to telling my sister's dog that he's going for a walk, then not taking him.

going to see the giants play in oakland this weekend. maybe they can stop their away-game skid.

gotta take the boss-dad to the airport early early tomorrow morning, he's off to maui. it's like a rotation, i was there, then my sister + hovito got back yesterday, then my dad goes tomorrow. mom's not going this round, and it's a shame we rarely vacation as a family.

my new couch, the one that was delivered, like, 2 months ago? the cushions are sagging. yes, i have a fat ass, but really. i keep meaning to call macy's and have them do something about it.

saturday as i was leaving my house to go babysit for sophie, i smelled something burning. turns out it was a nightlight in the hallway entering my bedroom (you enter my bedroom, the bathroom is immediately to the right, then you go down a short hallway before actually getting to the bedroom part). yes, i'm 30 and still have a hallway/nightlight. anyway, it came with the place and isn't too gaudy, so i left it. so it looked like it had burned out, but it was extremely hot to the touch and the plastic was a bit melted. i just figured its useful life had been exhausted. so i plugged another nightlight into it, only to have the same result two days later. erm. i'm glad i haven't burned down the whole building, and i must get that looked at asap. in the meantime, i hope the monsters don't come out at night, because my room is tomb-dark without a light there.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Six Word Sunday: Lovely Mother's Day at the Olympic

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Friday, May 07, 2010

things i love: John Frieda Wind Down Relaxing Creme

the latest in an occasional series about things i love. some are products, some are people, some are places.

behold, the wonder, the glory:

the product pictured above is nothing short of a miracle.

i bought the relaxing creme at big lots on a whim several months ago for a mere $2. i thought, for $2, it's worth giving it a shot. turns out, it's worth more than what i paid for it. it is literally the only styling product that i have used that really does do what it says, which is straighten and relax hair. after using this product for a few days, i knew i had a winner on my hands and returned to big lots to buy s'more. no dice. i checked a second big lots store and came up empty-handed before checking online: my newly discovered miracle product has been discontinued! i raced to target to see if by chance they still had some in stock, which they didn't. i purchased the recommended replacement product by john frieda, the straight fixation creme, and i'm sad to report that it doesn't work as well.

by the end of the weekend, i will have used up the supply of my favorite product. good bye, friend. we hardly knew ye.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

six word sunday: in a word, it was paradise.

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