Tuesday, April 29, 2008


OK, I know that English is a living language. It changes as our culture changes. I'm OK with "email" and "fax" and "bungee". Really.

However, Facebook is not a verb. Sorry, kids, it's not, and it never will be.

You don't taco, you eat a taco.

You don't magazine, you read a magazine.

Hell, pick any verb - you can read, check, use, post on, devour, obsess over, avoid, follow, or accept Facebook, but you cannot Facebook Facebook.

Thank you.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sweet Irony

I was deliberately cut off by a woman with "Department of Peace" and "Love Your Mother"
bumper stickers.

She was probably just late to her Practicing Kindness workshop.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Roses and Thorns

Things I Love This Week
  • plum blossoms
  • lemurs
  • cheddar cheese melted on Triscuits
  • Happy Colas
  • the smell of whatever is blooming outside my apartment
  • The phonetically spelled comic books that Emma's been writing
  • The taste of the Jamaica I taught myself to make
  • Abby's self portraits

Things I Hate This Week
  • My Beautiful Mommy (just wait, the image will change every 10 seconds - I think. Otherwise, click the link!) http://www.newsweek.com/id/132536
  • when people over-fake tan - a little orange is good, but please don't make yourself look like a Cheeto
  • the way Vans feel on my feet after a long walk
  • competitive parenting
  • the knitting project that I worked on ALOT when I was at a conference, but has been sitting on my bookshelf, untouched, ever since
  • when the times on my cell phone and computer are off by a couple of minutes. How is that possible?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Things I Covet

Old Fashioned Calling Cards
A Pair of Pet Pygmy goats
A Good Dye Job
A Vat of Haribo Happy Colas that I Could Swim In
A Vase of Ranunculas or Wildflowers
Weekly Massages
A Beach with Hot Sand that I Could Bury My Feet In
A Vanagon with a Pop Top
A Never Ending Supply of Books (yes, I know, the library - but without waiting for people to return the books I want)
A New Digital Camera
The Apple Skirt from Made With Love By Hannah
The Two Bird Necklace from Small Things Designs
A Bungalow with Cosmos Out Front and a Great Lawn in Back and a View of a Beach

Monday, April 21, 2008

Reasons Why Bill Cosby Is Awesome

Besides being a technological visionary?
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1. He introduced a new generation to really great jazz.
2. Pudding pops
3. Picture Pages
4. The man can ROCK a sweater
5. Leonard Part 6

And now......

Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency

That's right, Bill's releasing a hip hop album to push back against all the "obscene" lyrics in hip hop.

I admire his creative endeavors, and I'm sure it's a great album. But I'm getting a little bit tired of hearing about how terrible hip hop is. Sure, it's happened to most icons - Madonna, Iggy Pop, Elvis ALL had people talking about how obscene they were. But that's what artists do - they push boundaries. I wonder how much of hip hop's bad rap (ha ha, I made a funny!) comes from a racist fear of "menacing" black men talking about sex?

Sure, there's a decline in "message" music - Common Sense is now just Common, BDP is no more, lots of the greats who wanted to talk about Black power and pride just don't sell records. But that's not 50 Cent's problem. His job is to be an entertainer, not an educator.

You know my style, I say anything to make you smile. (I love you, Curtis!)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Exploding Toilet!

Dale sent me another fabulous news article:


Best line ever? “It was kind of hot there for a minute.”

Just Call Me Chesty

Leo said that the shirt I'm wearing makes me look a little too busty for work. I think that's like saying someone looks a little too awesome for work.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chipmunks are People, Too

It makes me so freaking mad when I Google image search "chipmunk" and pictures of squirrels come up. One animal is nothing more than a rat with a fluffy tail, and the other is THE MOST PERFECT ANIMAL ON THE PLANET.

Get it right, people. Please.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Monkey's Hungry

We were at the table tonight for dinner. The girls were being really quarrelsome towards each other.

Abby: Emma, you're a monkey. A STINKY MONKEY. I am a delightful flower!

Emma: (scowling) If I'm a monkey, and you're a flower, I'm going to eat you for dinner!

Score one for the big sister.