March 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I want to ask the question: how is it possible to be bored these days?
There is so much I want to do, read, see, make, eat, drink, watch, that at the end of every day I am left wishing I had a few hours.
Then I get really overwhelmed when I start thinking about all the classes I want to do here…then I would also love to get back into running…then I would also love to cook every recipe on Sprouted Kitchen, Shutterbean, andhere.
PLUS……I would love to plan/go on a vacation, take more photos, more motorcycle rides, blog posts to write, blogs to read, cocktails to make, yoga workshops to attend, and ETC, ETC, ETC, ETC.
I love how accessible things are these days and how much Louisville has changed since I last lived here. There are too many options and I love it…but it kinda makes my head want to pop off…please tell me I’m not alone?!?!
Oh wait…I guess I also have to work too….
March 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Oh boy. Yes. Yes. Yes. It is Friday and next week is SPRRRRRING BREAK! It’s so funny to be back on a school schedule again. I have the next nine days off from librarian work, but I’m still teaching the yoga.
What do I have planned?
NOTHING….and I LOVE IT.
I plan to do a crap ton of yoga classes with this fine lady (20 minute per side pose flows!??! YES!), get all my knives sharpened, take a lot of dog walks, watch Enlightened…WHICH GOT CANCELLED?!?!?!? HBO: You’re treading on thin ice…
Also want to try and actually read some stuff as well as run around doing some super professional errands…you know, business like business stuff!
In the meantime, just enjoy some photos from my new favorite tumblr, Thumbs and Ammo…so good:
Whoever thought of this is pure genius.
January 19, 2013 § 1 Comment
We can all agree that life would be better if Theodore Lawrence (Laurie) was real. As a little kid I repeatedly watched the 1949 version of Little Women with Peter Lawford. And then in 1994, a new version appeared…
At this point in my life I was suffering from a Newsies induced Christian Bale obsession and this movie did not help that at all. Holy mackerel, I think this version is my favorite.
I watched it again recently over at my parents’ house for Christmas and basically kind of cried through the whole thing. That music?!?! Claire Danes’ wonderful chin wobble?! Christian Bale?! Gabriel Byrne?! Ahhh!
Probably one of my favorite endings ever…the score by Thomas Newman is simply the best:
Bah–love Little Women. Love, love, love, love, love, love it.
December 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Like this poster? Breaking Bad? Anyone? Typically, I have a somewhat irrational hatred for these “Keep Calm and…” posters, but this one made me smile.
My favorite television and movies of 2012. Of course please keep in mind that I have not seen Les Miserables yet (going with whole fam on Christmas Day! So excited!)
Life of Pi
Breaking Bad (AMC)
I seriously have a love-hate relationship with this show. Regardless of things I don’t like about it, it is very well executed and does great things with music.
Mad Men (AMC)
Can you tell that I still think television is far better than movies these days?
November 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’m in love with this series of audio clips from NPR featuring filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, etc talking about those movies they will watch again and again.
Of course, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to offer my two cents. This list is the official “You’ve Got Mail” memorial list:
When Harry Met Sally… Anne of Green Gables
Speed Only You
And NO, of course I could never pick just one. I could barely narrow it down to these!
November 20, 2012 § 1 Comment
Happy Tuesday Y’all! I have Wednesday-Friday off, so it’s my Friday. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
In addition, I have something to say about us ladies.
There was such a strong emphasis on the importance of “women” in this election. I put the word in quotations because I will never understand referring to 51% of the world’s population as a special interest group. And, as a lady who does not find weddings particularly interesting, does not wear makeup,and does not have babies, a lot of target marketing and media is lost on me.
Here’s who I look to:
Joy the Baker
For more sane lady talk, I also recommend:
I’ll be back a bunch this week with some fun stuff – yay for a work break + Thanksgiving + my birthday + wedding anniversary!
October 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
again, the weather on the weekend was flawless and it started raining on Monday morning. Third week in a row!?! I kinda love it. I take Mondays off from yoga and I don’t have to teach after work so I have been using these rainy autumn afternoons to catch up on my tv (uhhh like this show, and today this, and this).
September 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
September 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Sifting through the RNC/DNC hoopla on NPR has been quite exhausting…So much so that a couple segments from NPR Science Friday made it today!
“One Gomer Can’t Understand What Bane is Saying”
Two Gomers Run for Their Lives — Aug 29, 2012
“Director Rian Johnson & more..”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – September 6, 2012
“The Importance of Strange Science”
Talk of the Nation Science Friday – September 7, 2012
“How Long is too Long?”
NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour – September 7, 2012
“‘Bachelorette’ Sounds Dark Comedic Depths”
Fresh Air — September 7, 2012
I’ve been in a little bit of a podcast slump lately…due to the overwhelming deluge of political content (not that I am not interested, but I can only take so much). I’ve decided to bounce over to PRI International and listen to back episodes of the programming there–Rach: you totally inspired me, will let you know what I find!