Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to Cousins of All Degrees

This is sort of a list, but mostly it shows that I'm right about the 2nd cousin/1st cousin-once-removed relationships.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Few Great Creepy Songs

  1. Ella Fitzgerald's version of Laura
  2. Ella Fitzgerald's version of Miss Otis Regrets (to a lesser degree)
  3. Lyle Lovett's version of Mack the Knife
  4. Nina Simone's version of Pirate Jenny (winner)
    Nina Simone's version of Don't Smoke in Bed
  5. Peggy Lee's version of Don't Smoke in Bed

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Time for Another Installment of Overheard in my Office

List #1, List #2

22. "She needs a pre-sucked sour candy."
23. "Is he kinda like a circus performer?"
24. "Chinese tractors are made to be easy to work on." (personal favorite of this installment)
25. "I've never met a vegetarian Mexican."
26. "... the people who arrange marriages from sideshows..." (I'm willing to admit I may have mis-heard something there)
27. "Did you know that armadillos carry leprocy?"
28. "He was carrying a rattlesnake in a plastic bag."
29. "I wasn't privy to the nitty-gritty."
30. "I think it was like a pre-historic volcano or something."
31. "I'm gonna pass on the prostitute."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tweeting Portraiture

Off the top of my head:
  1. Rembrandt
  2. da Vinci
  3. Lucian Freud
  4. Sargeant
  5. Cecilia Beaux

High Museum of Art Atlanta

Under My Brother's Couch

  1. a bowl
  2. five pencils
  3. two bottle caps
  4. a New Yorker subscription card
  5. one slipper
  6. a Titleist golf ball
  7. a small Superball
  8. $1.62 in change
  9. lint
  10. a dreidel
  11. a half-pack of Juicy Fruit chewing gum
  12. a larger Superball
  13. a copy of "My Two Hands, My Two Feet" by Rick Walton
  14. the queen of diamonds
  15. 14 Legos
  16. a Van Halen cassette
  17. one AAA battery

See full, funny explanation in column form here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Things My 3-Year-Old Niece Is Thankful For

  1. turkeys
  2. beaks
  3. eyes
  4. gobble
  5. head
  6. colors
  7. beak
  8. head
  9. family

See full, funny explanation plus cute picture here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Eight Official Tennessee State Songs

That's right, eight. Per the official Tennessee website.
  1. My Homeland Tennessee, 1925
  2. When It's Iris Time in Tennessee, 1935 - sung from the point of view of someone who doesn't actually live in Tennessee
  3. My Tennessee, 1955 - same scenario as #2
  4. Tennessee Waltz, 1965 - about a guy who lost his girl in Tennessee. Now you're talking. This is the best one.
  5. Rocky Top, 1982 - ties for best! Maybe not the best representation of Tennessee, or maybe the perfect representation of it.
  6. Tennessee, 1992
  7. The Pride of Tennessee, 1996 - only one to mention Native Americans
  8. A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap: 1796 - 1996. I'd call it a rhyme before I called it a rap.

Things I Love the Most Today, in Order

  1. My husband, of course, and my family, of course
  2. cowboy boots I bought in Spain are running a very close 2nd
  3. Zappos - they ship so fast!