Friday, June 15, 2007


It's Friday; I'm in love.

  • In an effort to promote home economics in many senses, we purchased a Cuisinart Indoor Grill earlier this week. Our first foray into kitchen grilling was a success - marinated chicken breasts. We're going to try scallops this weekend.

  • We watched Pan's Labyrinth last weekend. Despite being more violent than I expected, the movie was very good. I loved the special effects and editing, and the story was riveting. I believe this one will be added to my all-time favorites list. This weekend, I think we'll try Guillermo del Toro's self-described companion film, The Devil's Backbone.

  • After weeks of futile searching, I finally found a pair of black flats I like. They were a bit more than I paid for my last pair from Target, but they're a helluva lot more comfortable, too.

  • I've been thinking about A Confederacy of Dunces lately. It may be time for a re-read.

  • I liked the Sopranos ending. I thought the whole idea of everything going on as it always has, with all the tension, both in the biological family and the adoptive one, was brilliant. The song choice was also perfect. Now shut up about it. David Chase doesn't care if you liked it or hated it. It just is what it is. Here are two excellent Sopranos-related links from Kottke:

  • Instead of watching So You Think You Can Dance (at least I admit it) on our normal television last night, we watched it on this instead:

    The best part of watching TV on a projector is the shadow puppets that can interfere with what's going on on the screen. During the last minutes of the NBA Championship game, I kept crushing Tim Duncan's head, not because I don't like him, but because he's starting to look a little like Karl Malone, and I don't like Karl Malone.

  • I'm debating on whether or not to go to my first Royals game in 10 years tonight. On the one hand, it's buck night and fireworks night. On the other, with tickets and parking we're looking at about 30 bucks, which would almost pay for a trip to Sakura. Decisions, decisions.

  • I just came across a short story by Miranda July called Birthmark. You must read it - it's beautiful.


  1. Where did you get your shoes? Those flats are adorable!

  2. Thanks Becky! I got them at DSW at 75th and Quivera. So they're cute, and not too crazy expensive. They're also really comfortable.

  3. Ah, Pan's Labyrinth ... I agree, much more violent and well, gruesome than I was prepared for ... but really beautiful. And, have you seen Miranda July's website for her new book? You can get it in yellow or pink! I will have to check out the one you mention in this post, too.