Saturday, January 31, 2009

Guestlist: iTunes

A list of things Hamlett Dobbins bought with his 125.00 of Apple iTunes store credit he accumulated over a number of Christmas gift cards:

(In order of purchase)

David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames audio book
David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day audio book
Iron and Wine’s Our Endless Numbered Days record
Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods audio book
Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid audio book
Crash Bandicoot game for Julie’s iPod touch
Season 1 of The State
Sheryl Crow’s song Real Gone from the Cars Soundtrack (for Ives, really, he loves that song)
Fleet Foxes’ self titled record.
Santogold’s song L.E.S. Artistes
Rivers Cuomo’s Alone Vol. 2 record
Zoe Keating’s One Chello x 16: Natoma record*

*part of this album was paid for by the amount remaining in credit and part of it was paid for by myself.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Requirements for Superhero/Action Movies

At least one of these must apply:
  • silly costumes
  • giant robots
  • superheros are from another planet, have been bitten by spiders, or have been exposed to some sort of unearthly rays or gasses
  • fighting abilities must be unrealistic
  • monsters should look cool
  • lots of destruction
  • stars Dwayne Johnson

Movies That I Saw in 2008 and Really Enjoyed

  1. Pittsburgh - looooove Jeff Goldblum
  2. Norbit - did not suck
  3. No Such Thing - Netflix this ASAP
  4. Master and Commander - I was on the edge of my seat!
  5. Hot Fuzz
  6. Eagle vs. Shark
  7. Juno
  8. Nancy Drew
  9. Music & Lyrics - I loves me some romantic comedy.
  10. Marie Antoinette - this one stuck with me for a long time
  11. The Aviator

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Other Blog List

Here's a list on one of my other blogs, art...work. It's about art.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Guestlist: Cable Justifications

things that led to the decision to get cable (for the first time in my adult life) OR the technology domino effect
by Click (Daily)

1. our dsl sucks and is not likely to improve
2. so we need cable internet
3. the digital channels we get using rabbit ears s-s-s-stutter
4. the new shiny modern tv looks stupid with rabbit ears
5. the house alarm can now be monitored by cellular technology
6. so we can get rid of the land line and save a few bucks
7. cable is only a little more when you get the cable internet which is paid for by eliminating the land line

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guestlist: Continuing Education

I've got people making lists all over the place. This one's by my friend Dr. Christa.

Profanity Used by a Speaker Giving a Continuing Education Program on Immunizations:
1. God x 3 (ie-"My God")
2. Ass x 2 (ie-"Dumb Ass")
3. Damn
4. Suck
5. Poop x 2
6. Screw

Things I Did During Today's Program:
1. Updated my To-Do lists
2. Updated my calendar
3. Wrote in my journal
4. Sent Terron a text message
5. Made these 2 lists

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Notes on a Painting

Found this in a sketchbook:
  1. background
  2. legs
  3. drums
  4. sticks
  5. foreground hands

Friday, January 16, 2009

Terrible Movies I Saw in 2008

  1. The Lake House
  2. The Last Mimsy
  3. The Fountain
  4. Modigliani
  5. Speed Racer
  6. Hancock
  7. Mamma Mia
  8. The Dark Night

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guestlist: Crazy Northern Words

by Secret Agent Mom
Places I Can Correctly Pronounce Thanks To My Upbringing:

1. Mahtomedi
2. Monangahela
3. Menomonie
4. Oconomowoc
5. Kandiyohi

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Today, By the Numbers

  • Minutes I overslept: at least 30
  • Times I brushed my teeth by 4pm: 4
  • Meetings: 2
  • Uses of Wikipedia: 3
  • Times I was told my outfit looks very Katharine Hepburn: 1 (same as the number of times I've been told that ever)
  • Facebook status messages I came up with while listening to Synchronicity: 6

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guestlist: Cocktail Hour Discussion

Topics Discussed Over a Lenny's Party Platter at CH by Stephanie ChockleyBlog
  • Training wheels
  • Our parents' blogs
  • Vasectomies
  • Alternatives to vasectomies
  • Scams successfully perpetrated on us by local bums
  • Journalistic voice
  • Cell phone habits of 11-year-olds
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Ways that you can and can not alter your MCS uniform
  • Potty training
  • Adults who have/want braces
  • How men react when in the room for the epidural
  • When to use the flash

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Failed Attempts to Make Facebook Status Messages Out of Songs from the Police Album 'Outlandos d'Amour'

Elizabeth Alley...

...is so lonely.
...doesn't have to turn on the red light.
...has a hole in her life.
...hits everybody.
...was born in the 50's.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Recently Cooked

  1. black bean soup
  2. cornbread
  3. mandelbrot

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Shows That Will Finally Have New Episodes in January

1. The Closer
2. Lost
3. Flight of the Conchords

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Guestlist: Thinkin' 'bout Candy

Songs about candy I can think of off the top of my head
By Richard Alley of Urf!
  1. Candy by Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson
  2. The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.
  3. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
  4. Candy Says by The Velvet Underground
  5. So Like Candy by Elvis Costello

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Books I Read in 2008

  1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (bookclub)
  2. There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
  3. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (bookclub - bazillionth reading)
  4. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (bookclub)
  5. Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger (bookclub - 3rd reading)
  6. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  7. The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
  8. The Artist's Guide to Public Art by Lynn Basa
  9. Rowdy in Paris by Tim Sandlin
  10. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (bookclub)
  11. Bento Box in the Heartland by Linda Furiya
  12. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  13. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (bookclub)
  14. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow (bookclub)
  15. Waiter Rant by Steve DuBlanica (bookclub)
  16. Suite Francais by Irene Nemirovsky
  17. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  18. In the Tennessee Country by Peter Taylor
  19. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon (bookclub)


Auxiliary List 1: Books I Didn't Finish This Year
  1. Hold the Enlightenment by Tim Cahill (bookclub - sorry SMBD)
  2. How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman (I don't think I ever finished the bread section. Maybe soup.)
  3. de Kooning by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (I'll finish it eventually)
  4. City of God by E.L. Doctorow (just couldn't get into it)


Auxiliary List 2: (Newly Read) Books That I HIGHLY Recommend from This Year
  1. There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
  2. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. Suite Francais by Irene Nemirovsky