Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Self Realization #6

I've quit even trying to pretend that I don't completely love "The Vampire Diaries."

Yes, it's geared towards high schoolers.

But I don't care.

Plus, I read all the books in middle school, back in the early 90's, waaaaay before the whole "Twilight" insanity.

So there.

Song I'm Digging This Week

"Marrow" - St. Vincent

I love how spooky this video is. It's very "Firestarter"-ish, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book #5: Decision Points

Decision Points by George W. Bush

I know. It is not cool to actually like or respect George W. Bush.

But I do.

I'm not saying I agree with every decision he made as President, and I'm not saying I think he's the best President in history, but I think that on the whole, America has treated him with complete disrespect. And I just genuinely like the guy. His candor in this book is totally refreshing.

It also says a lot to me that he in no way badmouths President Obama.

Take note, America. That's how we're supposed to treat our Presidents, whether we agree with them or not.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Song I'm Digging This Week

"California" - Copeland

I miss the way you sing...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stripey Sheets

I need these sheets in my life:

I just do.

(spotted on West Elm)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

To: My Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Dear Favorite Mexican Restaurant,

I visited your establishment this afternoon for lunch, and I want to make two observations. One could be perceived as a criticism, but please don't take it badly and suddenly be "out" of guacamole the next time I come in.

1. I'm completely impressed by your uber fast service. Really, I am. But when I order my chicken chimichanga and it arrives approximately 30 seconds later, it always startles me and frankly, it takes away from my chips and salsa lovin' time. I need my alone time with the chips and salsa. It's important to both of us. I'm thinking at least seven minutes in heaven.

2. I was sitting a table over from one of the most obnoxious orderers ever. He was all "Como se...dice...'plate'?" this and "me necisito el burrito" this. I think his name was Calvin. I would like to commend the waiter, Diego, on his astounding patience with Calvin. I even tried to engage him in some "can you believe that guy?" eye rolls as he walked by my table, but he didn't take the bait. Bueno, Diego. Bueno.

As always,
Your faithful customer,

P.S. I'll be back next week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The King's Speech

My friend Lea Anne and I went to see "The King's Speech" last Friday, and it was just completely enchanting. I was looking up pictures of the real life King George VI (not as good looking as Colin Firth, but really - who is?) and Lionel Logue (much cuter than Geoffrey Rush - sorry, Geoffrey), when I came across this picture of the real Lionel Logue with his wife when they were first married circa 1906:

Could that be any more perfect?

I don't think so.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Song I'm Digging This Week

I've loved Azure Ray since they first appeared on "Felicity" with their song "Displaced." 1/2 of Azure Ray, Maria Taylor, has also been a staple on my iPod since she went solo. I was so pumped when they reunited last year and released a new CD. This is one of my favorite tracks:

"Shouldn't Have Loved" - Azure Ray