FIRST FOR THE YEAR OF 2011
for funsies here is a list of things I did/saw/went/ate for the first time in 2011 —Skied, both downhill and cross country —Ate El Salvadorean cuisine —Visited Ireland and Switzerland (okay, it was a Swiss parking lot, but it counts) —Witnessed a baby take their first steps —Started Postcrossing —had full length conversations in German —had two paid...
Honza and I listened to Beethoven’s Kreuzer Sonata yesterday and we’ll be reading the Tolstoy short story based on it in the upcoming month. Hooray for intersections in art! I saw “Hugo” the other day and enjoyed it immensely. The 3D version was gratuitous, but it is a sumptiously gorgeous visual treat and the cast was excellent, especially Sascha Baron Cohen as the...
Honza and I made our holiday cards today and I feel like such an adult—we even wrote a description of “what we were up to this year…” Also, when I said “bye-bye” today to the kid who I work with in the mornings who is totes adorbs, he gave me a rather devious smile and said, “poo poo.” Explanation: as we were finishing up our activity, he pooed in...
Two brief items: Is there anyone out there on this planet that actually likes radio stations who play nonstop Christmas music from Thanksgiving on? Are there people who listen to these radio stations daily and are deeply moved by a soaring rendition of “Feliz Navidad”? Please reveal yourselves. Thanks. Also, I basically haven’t liked anything in pop music for about the last...
GOING TO DISNEYLAND ON SATURDAY. You know you’re jealous. Even just a little. awsghalweth pawoetuvwpatuv awe;l;ltwajiethjaetpYESSSS CAN YOU TELL I’M EXCITED