There is a great “This American Life” episode called “The Real Story” that includes a hilarious section from a writer, a huge fan of Star Wars (IV, V, and VI), who was distraught over how wrong they had gotten Episode I. At night, lying awake in bed, he would rewrite it, making it [...]
Paul and I have been watching Leverage, have burned through all three seasons on dvd, and are now waiting impatiently for the new season to start in a few weeks. It’s a great show for many entertaining reasons, but I think my favorite part is Elliot Spencer, the “hitter” for this team of thieves, professional [...]
Every thirteen years the red-eyed cicadas come out of their holes in the ground in a sex frenzy and they don’t care who knows it.
This one has recently come out of that skin thingy hanging there beside it. Aren’t they spooky looking? With those beady, staring, red eyes? Flying through [...]
I told the kids yesterday that I really do not like breakfast in bed, just in case anyone was considering it. Because breakfast in bed is, of course, the traditional mother’s day gift, and I wanted to preempt any designs in that direction because, hey, I don’t get it. What is the appeal, anyway? You [...]
(1) Last week, when I was feeding our neighbor’s cats (they were out of town for a wedding—the neighbors, not the cats) some bozos broke into their house and stole their flatscreen. No shit! The weirdest part (besides feeling extremely vulnerable and freaked out) was that I heard the whole thing. I thought it was [...]
In an apparently ongoing series on eating shellfish, I present to you the Memorial Day Crawfish Feast!
That’s right, we got a coveted invite to a fantastic cajun feast, put on by our once-neighbors, now living in their new digs, but still putting on The Feast, and sweet enough to remember us. [...]
Sophie was drawing an huge, scary, creature-looking thing last night and I asked her who it was.
“This guy is the meanest guy in the whole world. His name is Peacock Stink-poot! He has the stinkiest poots in the whole universe! When he poots, they can smell it all the way in China! [...]
Paul and I were having a fight one day, I don’t remember what about, something stupid probably—aren’t most of these fights about something stupid? It’s too bad you only realize that after the fact. Anyway, the fight reached a head and we both stomped off dramatically, as one is wont to do in those moments. [...]
We love our yurt. I am really glad we decided to go this route.
But no space is perfect in all ways, and yurts are no exception. After nearly four years in ours, here is the unvarnished truth to living in a gigantic, glorified tent.
If you put up your yurt on a mountaintop, [...]
I was talking with a few writers the other day about ‘pencil sharpening,’ that is, all the stuff writers do when they sit down to work, before they actually write. Of course, these days, why sharpen a boring pencil when you can surf the internet, peruse a favorite forum, read a blog, or check your [...]
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today's yoga practice
May 12, 2013 | 1:39 pm
Full primary. I forgot to write practices down last week, oh well.
May 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm
Feeling sick. Surys. A few seated. Backbending. Bleh.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Primary to supta konasana.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Gah. Skip. Lame.
May 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm
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