According to Mandy of MediaMandy, YouTube is the 3rd largest search engine on the interweb. That’s amazing to me. I normally use YouTube to watch SNL skits. Or, when I am too sick to do much else, I fall down YouTube rabbit holes. It begins innocently enough, searching for uplifting TED talks and then three hours later I am watching some guy in Nova Scotia blowing up random shit in his driveway. Read more
Wine Country on Netflix is a movie about how women grow up together and in the process sort of grow into each other. No one is perfect. We’re all irritating and irritated. We overreact to things that don’t matter and underreact to things that are majorly important. But when we figure out what we’ve done, and if we are lucky, our friends will be there to help us figure out how to reset out trajectories and get ourselves set on new, hopefully better paths. Read more
I used to have lists everywhere. They mostly lived on the backs of envelopes but ever since I signed up for ebills, the envelopes have dried up. Post it notes are too small for the psychotically detailed lists I make so I finally joined the modern world and started making lists on my cell phone. And so I discovered the magic of the notes app on the iphone. Read more
The BBC released their version of Sherlock in 2010. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. I have watched this series more times than I will ever admit because the number is embarrassing. My favorite character is Mycroft Holmes as played by Mark Gatiss. I couldn’t tell you why because, as we have discussed, I am not a good critic. Read more
Aside from Shrill, I have been late to every great TV show of the past 5 years. So I completely missed American Koko. I was researching Viola Davis (okay, I was making a list of her movies I wanted to rewatch) and came across this show. I think it’s a web series? I don’t know what is actually happening with much of anything so figuring out modern media is beyond me. Read more
When I was a kid, there was always music playing in our house. My dad had one of those hilariously complicated stereo systems from the 70’s and since we moved all the time, he and I were constantly taking it apart and hooking it back up. He even had a reel to reel. It was fun to sprawl out on the floor in front of it and watch the wheels turn as the music played. Which, in a roundabout way, brings me to Spotify. Read more
Last weekend, Felicia and I went to dinner at a lovely Pasadena restaurant, Cafe Santorini. It’s upstairs, has a wonderful patio, pours a startlingly strong Old Fashioned and the stuffed grape leaves…I’m going to pause here for a minute or two and remember how delightful they were. The food was good, the service was friendly and I mentioned how strong the drinks were.
Tonight is Sunday. Next week looms, full of possibilities and pitfalls. I can’t say how it’s going to go. Maybe there will be an actual recipe here next week. Or another picture of an alcoholic beverage.
Only time will tell. But until then, give Cafe Santorini a try.
Swag! It used to be the only swag I liked was a free pen. Everything else irritated me. I received two shopping totes in one day last week and donated both of them. I look dumb in baseball hats because (through no fault of my own) I have a big head and I look like that kid in the Hey Arnold! cartoons when I wear them. Tshirts? Not unless they are low necked and dark colored. And there should be a law banning me from wearing polo shirts. Polypropylene tote bags, flash drives, stress balls? Nope. Nope. Nope.
So when we talked about things to put our logo on, I was stumped. Read more