Look, The Wolf of Wall Street is probably great. It’s Scorsese in rapid-fire GoodFellas mode, after all, with Leo DiCaprio sleeze-charming it up, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Kyle Chandler in support and a screenplay by Sopranos scribe and Boardwalk Empire mastermind Terence Winter, working from a true story of financial corruption. Sounds amazing! It’ll probably get nominated for and/or win a bunch of awards!
I’ve been preoccupied with NaNoWriMo and other things, and I didn’t want to bore you all with word counts updates and life crises.
As I type this into my phone, I’m ok n my way to my sister-in-law’s mother’s home in Virginia, where my mother and I will be enjoying thanksgiving dinner.
Speaking of, I would like to wish you all a Happy Turkey Day, and to use today as a viable excuse to be pigs. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing (and your favorite pair of slippers) at the dinner table.
Instead of bringing up family issues, talk about what’s happening in pop culture or in the news. Chatter over dessert and exchange recipes you found on Pinterest. Watch anything on television other than sports. Hell, pull up your Netflix account and have an X-Files marathon.
Please have fun today, as well as during the holiday season. If you’re drinking, please don’t drive. Stay in the house and smoke pot or something. Eat some more, maybe. Bitch about your asshole neighbors or write smutty fan fiction. Whatever you do while inebriated, don’t let it be anything involving a car or motorized vehicle of any kind.
Unless it’s a golf cart. I’ve always wanted to drive a golf cart while drunk.
(P.S. DO NOY DO THE LAST THING. I WAS ONLY TRYING TO INJECT A BIT OF HUMOR. but you already knew that.)
Happy Turkey Day, and Happy Holidays!
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Yesterday, I told Dave to be excited for tomorrow because 11/12/13 would never happen again. He pointed out that it would, in 100 years.
I was disappointed, so he reminded me that -- in fact-- every day is a day that will never happen again. Thus, every day is unique, and fleeting, and worthy of celebration.
It's a blustery, foggy day here in Southern California-- but our virtual world still shines bright, so I'm thinking today would be the perfect day to celebrate with a BBQ!
There are many things I love to eat. I can’t list all these things, nor the things I have yet to try.
Back in the mid-aughts, Lily Allen brought a lot of hype and promise across the pond to the US with her first album, Alright, Still. Produced by a then-underappreciated Mark Ronson, Allen was poised to become the anti-female pop star; a direct opposite to the oversexed, Auto-Tuned princesses ushered onto the charts in the late '90s, her brand of ska- and reggae-inspired pop songs embodied a charm and wit that was sadly absent in the music of her American contemporaries.