Monday, October 31, 2011

Just a Few Creepy Songs to Suggest for Your Halloween Afternoon

  • Pirate Jenny by Nina Simone (I get chill bumps every time I listen to this song!)
  • Lyle Lovett's version of Mac the Knife
  • Werewolf of London by Warren Zevon
  • Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
  • Chicago at Night by Spoon (just has a spooky vibe)
  • Synchronicity II by the Police (a lot of this album is creepy, and then there's Tea in the Sahara ** shakes head **)
  • Machine by Regina Spektor
  • Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps) by David Bowie
  • Tom Waits

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tomorrow's CBS Sunday Morning

  • invasive species
  • actor Dylan McDermott
  • hauntings
  • candy corn
  • jousters
  • pet costumes
Set your DVRs!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

S*** Michael Kors Says

A collection of crazy phrases Michael Kors has used to describe the designers' looks while judging this season's Project Runway*
  • Flintstone disco pouch
  • ugly napkin clothes
  • sea vixen Barbie
  • Joan Crawford St. Patty's Day party (personal favorite)
  • Victorian cocktail waitress in Las Vegas
  • a hooker convention coming home
  • superhero ice skater
  • suede lobster bib
  • Brady Bunch dashiki
*Disclaimer: I purposefully did not watch the stilt-walker team challenge because, well, it was a stilt-walker team challenge. And I may have missed a couple at the end of the season, but really he got kind of lazy in his descriptions and just randomly threw out the word "disco."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Four Albums in the "I" Section of Our CDs

  • Indigo Girls, Nomads Indians Saints
  • Intersections: Music from the Motion Picture
  • Iron Maiden, Powerslave
  • Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Famous People I Saw in New York City Last Week

1. Mr. Noodle - but I recognized him because he played The Flying Man on Northern Exposure

2. Kathy Najimy - She looks great! Better than any picture I could find of her. Or, it was just a really nice-looking woman who favored Kathy Najimy.

3. Raunchy wedding singer from The Hangover - saw him within a few seconds of seeing Kathy Najimy or her look-a-like

4. Stuart Markowitz

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York City Restroom Rankings

  1. Pershing Square: Hands down cutest restroom in the city. Not only cute, but clean, roomy and well-stocked.
  2. MOMA: Dyson hand dryer
  3. American Museum of Natural History: Old-school tile. Actually, it looked like a bathroom in an old school.
  4. Empire State Building: Kind of small but clean
  5. Birdland: Clean but this is where the bathrooms start to seem like afterthoughts. Like maybe there used to be one big stall, then they split it into two.
  6. Lou's: This was a cafe somewhere near MOMA. Nice and roomy, but a little cobbled-together looking.
  7. The Applejack Diner: While this is pretty much my favorite place to eat in NY, the bathrooms are tiny and you have to go through a panic-inducingly small vestibule to get to them.
  8. Famous Original Ray's Pizza: Plenty big, but painted dark brown with a dark red door.
  9. World Financial Center: You'd think the restroom in a shiny financial building would be closer to the top of the list, but there were 4 things wrong with it, which means I'll probably make a list about it later.
  10. South Ferry: Oh. My. Got. This restroom, and the whole restroom experience, were pretty traumatizing. I felt like Penelope Ann Miller in Adventures in Babysitting.

    American Museum of Natural History

Friday, October 14, 2011

Recent Random Photos

1. crepe myrtles and sky

2. Cooper Young flowers

3. kids selling lemonade

4. lantern in tree

5. cool old guy

6. neat clouds

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What I Saw in Vancouver on My Birthday (in August)

1. substation

2. crazy tree

3. Memphis local hero?

4. birthday sushi

5. Vancouver Gallery of Art

6. Hobbit House

7. clouds through buildings

8. wires in the sky

9. neat sign

10. Japadogs

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My New Playlist: Chick Singers

  • Nina Simone
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dolly Parton
  • Lily Allen
  • Lucinda Williams
  • She & Him (Zooey Deschanel)
  • Shonen Knife
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Fiona Apple
  • Carole King
  • God Help the Girl (Catherine Ireton, Brittany Stallings, Anna Miles, Asya, Dina Bankole, Celia Garcia)
  • Ida Maria
  • Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Etta James
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Billie Holiday
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Edith Piaf
  • Dan Bern (inspired the playlist with his song "Chick Singers")

Friday, October 7, 2011

To Do

To do list:
1. start smoking
2. grow hair long & dye back to original dark color
3. stop putting arms through sleeves in trench coat

From one of my favorite blogs, Garance Dorè