Monday, September 28, 2009

Other Blogs

I've been reading other blogs more than posting on this one lately, so I thought I'd make a list out of it.

1. Go Fug Yourself. A blog, not a command. My friend Mary Cashiola who has her own fabulous fashion blog clued me into this fabulous fashion find. Go Fug Yourself really makes one realize that either celebrities are not at all bright, or stylists are having a big laugh on a lot of people.

2. Fine Little Day. Another one of my Swedish blogs, though I'm not as obsessed with them as I was last year. That is probably due to the fact that I'm jealous that these lucky ladies seem to have lives that are all about constant creativity, interrupted only by coffee breaks, long walks and entertaining friends.

3. Harper! How cute is this little niece? Very.

4. Urban Sketchers. Love the Urban Sketchers, they are my people.

5. Design*Sponge Sneak Peaks. I love Design*Sponge anyway, but I especially love the Sneak Peaks because I looo-ooo-ooooove looking in other peoples' houses. Probably why I can't get enough of House Hunters & House Hunters International.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Guestlist: Southern-Sounding

Words and phrases that accidentally sound really southern when I say them, by Stephanie Chockleyblog

1. Friday Night Lights
2. Saturday Night Live
3. Tiffany and I
4. I don't know
5. Grocery store

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quotes from Greely Myatt's Lecture Last Week

  1. "I steal everything."
  2. "I have to always have the story."
  3. "You've got to learn to talk about your work."
  4. "Sometimes you don't have to work too hard if you pay attention."
  5. "One thing's working but the other's kinda not."
  6. "Anyone who listens to an artist needs to have his head examined." -more or less a Claus Oldenburg quote

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dear. Oh Dear.

  1. Dear New American Paintings: Not all of Florida is actually the South. Please find another edition for artists from South Florida.
  2. Dear Heidi Klum: If it were true that, "In fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out," then you would not be hosting season 6 of Project Runway because you would be "out," having been "in" the previous day.
  3. Dear Graffiti Perp: Okay, okay, we get it. You're all bad with your spray paint and your secret language. We're all sufficiently intimidated and impressed. In fact, we'd like to reciprocate. So how about you give us your address, and we'll go spray paint all your stuff. It'll be awesome.
  4. Dear Women's Magazines: Not all women have long hair.
  5. Dear Cafe Eclectic: I love you. I'd love you more if you understood that most lunch hours last an hour.
  6. Dear Memphis Driver: Guess what. There's someone behind you!
  7. Dear Gwen Stefani: I miss your crazy ska-inspired voice. Please bring that back.
  8. Dear Mother Nature: Rainy Monday mornings are just mean. Cut it out.
  9. Dear Hollywood: A remake of Fame? Really?
  10. Dear Memphis Drivers: Green means go.
  11. Dear Midtown Schnucks: Just go away. In lieu of that, how about not stocking shelves at 5:30 PM on weekdays?
  12. Dear Spoon: Stop not putting out a new record. It's been 2 years!
  13. Dear Hollywood and Wherever They Make TV Shows: Please cut it out with overly-groomed eyebrows on men.
  14. Dear Fall Weather: We're all ready to wear our boots. Bring it on!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Memphis Restaurants That I Miss

1. Los Compadres was once a Cuban restaurant. I don't know the name of it because it was the only Cuban restaurant and therefore we just called it "The Cuban Restaurant." I miss it more than I can convey.

2. Peking Chinese Restaurant that was once in the back of Poplar Plaza.

3. Lam Hung on Madison - it is probably still a Chinese/Vietnamese place, but it's not the same.

4. Grisanti's on Airways - I think it was the original one.

5. Mojo's on Highland - had THE BEST baba ganoush.

6. Audubon Cafe on Park

7. Buntyn when it was on Southern

8. Bon-Ton

9. Cafe Francisco

10. The Hungry Fisherman

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Places I'd Like to Go

  1. Spain
  2. London
  3. English countryside
  4. Ireland
  5. Iceland with Heather & her family
  6. Paris, again
  7. Amsterdam
  8. Sweden
  9. Italy, again, but this time I'd like to travel to different cities
  10. Vienna, for Christmas
  11. Belgium
  12. Switzerland
  13. Vancouver
  14. My Mom's house

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Guestlist: My Husband Has Good Taste in Music

Top 30 Songs You've Never Heard (in alphabetical order):
By My Husband
  1. "3 Turntables & 2 Microphones" - MC Honky
  2. "Barbara Carr" - NRBQ
  3. "Big Houses" - House of Freaks
  4. "Black Coffee" - Humble Pie
  5. "Bouncer's Conversation" - Liz Phair
  6. "Bucknaked" - Scruffy the Cat
  7. "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" - Dean Martin
  8. "Diggin' My Potatoes (Acoustic)" - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
  9. "Do You Know What I Idi Amin" - Chuck E. Weiss
  10. "Dog Faced Boy" - Eels
  11. "Don't Smoke in Bed (Live)" - Nina Simone
  12. "Fever" - Van Morrison & Dr. John
  13. "Filipino Box Spring Hog (Live)" - Tom Waits w/Charlie Musselwhite
  14. "Floyd" - The Busconductors
  15. "He Likes the Sun" - Tanita Tikaram
  16. "Inside Straight" - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  17. "Lucinda" - Tom Waits
  18. "Masterman And Baby J (Demo Version)" - Randy Newman
  19. "Mr. Lee" - The's
  20. "No Missing Link" - Dan Bern
  21. "Ring Worm" - Van Morrison
  22. "Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus" - Sun Ra
  23. "S&M Cowgirl" - The Busconductors
  24. "Shonen Knife" - Shonen Knife
  25. "Sticks and Stones" - The Zombies
  26. "The Courtly Orangutans" - Lou Reed
  27. "The Millionaire's Holiday" - Combustible Edison
  28. "The Shadow Knows" - Link Wray & The Wraymen
  29. "The Temptation of Adam" - Josh Ritter
  30. "Venus" - Two Faces

Top 5 Record Albums You Don't Have But Should (in alphabetical order):
  1. "Dan Bern" - Dan Bern
  2. "Holiday for Soul Dance" - Sun Ra and his Astro-Infinity Arkestra
  3. "I Am The Messiah" - MC Honky
  4. "Moons of Jupiter" - Scruffy The Cat
  5. "The Scraps Companion" - NRBQ

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

For Laura Caroline

For my friend Laura Caroline who is starting grad school tomorrow - things for you to think of during your first day of school:

1. If you need help being cool, think of this:

2. If you start to take yourself too seriously, think of this:

3. If you need something to make you smile, think of this: