Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
When Gigantic came out, I was thrilled and excited to see a full length film about my all time favorite non-Beatles band. They Might Be Giants were among the first bands to really utilize the web to spread their music and form an online community. As a junior high school student, wise beyond my years, I started a chat forum on Prodigy in 1989 so that I could discuss the genius and poetry of TMBG with other fans online. Gigantic, released in 2002, showed an image of obsessive, needy and highly unsocialized folks who felt that John Linnell & John Flansbugh were the Only People That Really Understood Them--and as much as I could relate to the elation that TMBG's music could bring, I felt horrified to think that I could ever be like one of those groupie-type fans. Not me. No way.
I've been wary of VIP events or any sort of meet-and-greet ever since. I think the PUSA event worked for me because I only actually know a couple of their albums. I don't have to hide my uber-fandom because I'm not an uber-fan, neither is Max. Its was exactly what a live music show in the city should be: a fun night out without the kid and plenty of strong drinks at weird Ethiopian bar.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Nothing seriously noteworthy has happened. Suffice it to say that I have a kind and respectful family, and, at times, an empathetic and well-behaved child. Our friends are worth keeping, our dreams are, erm, dream-able, and things seem to be moving in the right direction. Ish.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I'm watching Heathers, and I'm simultaneously smiling and choking back vomit. It's hilarious and painful, and I'm ashamed that I've let 20 years go by without watching this movie. So many amazing quotes, a thousand memories--both wonderful and not so wonderful. Blogging is going to have to wait tonight. Its time to watch my youth in HD.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
We let the kiddo stay up late watch the Sharks game tonight, and he was sawing logs by the end of regulation. Such a sweet kid, he didn't have it in him to wait through a 15 minute intermission just watch the Sharks foul it up. Lucky for us, they came through--all it took was a two-man advantage. Hmmm.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tonight we celebrated our good friends and their new daughter (well, new-ish, she's already seven months old) with a baby-naming ceremony. She officially got her Hebrew name, and we got to hold her and bless her and wish for good things for her. It was lovely, and if I had any real guts I'd have stolen that delicious baby and taken her home. Honestly, she's one of those chunky babies with a big, gummy smile, and she giggles and clutches on to your thumb and makes you feel that all is right with the world.
And when she's around, it is.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 6 am flight from SFO to EWR. Lots of markers and two barf bags.
Ladybug season delighted the kiddo, especially at the beach. There were many rescue missions for ladybugs found in the water.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Behold, the power of the five year old.
"Mommy, I really like your yarn. It's so pretty. I bet you could make a hat with it. You could make the nicest hat ever with your pretty yarn and your yarn sticks. Mommy, I bet you could make a hat for me."
And for the first time in more than 4 years, I'm knitting.
Monday, May 13, 2013
There was lots of driving to and fro over the weekend, and it was definitely one of the times when I love Max's convertible. We were a picture of a happy family: little league, picnics and festivals with friends, a wonderful handmade Mother's Day gift and breakfast, and we even found time to clean the house. Just stick us on the cover of Perfection magazine.
Friday, May 10, 2013
It's a half day at school today, so the kiddo and I are going to have a picnic and go visit the river otters at Coyote Point. The thick fog that surrounded our house this morning already seems to be burning off, so I'm looking forward to a sunny afternoon with the boy--maybe we'll even hit up the fro-yo shop on the way home...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
To my surprise, I found myself gently stroking the super soft toy all afternoon. It was soothing to me, and brought such a smile to the kiddo's face. I knew I missed my own kittens back home, but this ridiculously expensive you nearly brought me to tears.
I can't wait to get home and force the girls to cuddle with me.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Well then. As soon as I, er, sober up, I'll be able to regale you with humorously quaint stories of Yossi & Orit's wedding today. From sword fights to a koi pond who's entire population is named Amelia, the wedding was fanciful and fun. A genuinely good time for kids of all ages. Thank you for including us!