Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So THIS is what Facebook is for...

This is nothing short of hilarious. Created by Mike Booth, creator of Some Grey Bloke ... his website has an entire series of different animated cartoons that are just as entertaining.

(found via SwissMiss, who found it via Tim at One + Infinity)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Promise of New York ... smart ... irreverant ... just how I like 'em

This is a really great, grassroots film... "a film of the people, by the people, for the people". Irreverant. Smart. (doesn't get any better than that, eh?)

If you live near Newburg, New York - there will be a screening of the movie at the Downing Film Center on Oct 5th, with a Q&A session to follow with the film's director, Raul Barcelona.

My multi-talented cousin, Cassie (Cassandra Hohn), produced it. (...on a side note, the girl can sing like nobody's business! Multi-talented, she is!!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

From the mouths of babes ...

I've been trying to post more regularly, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to post anything today. It just didn't seem right, although I didn't want to ignore the day either. After reading one of my favorite blogs today and leaving a comment on her post about today's anniversary, I decided I needed to post.

Earlier this week, on my birthday to be exact, my 3rd grader said "This Friday is the anniversary of the day the planes hit the Twin Towers. Did you know that's why they call it 9/11 - because it happened on September 11th?" It was such innocence. He was just a baby when it happened, and it hadn't occurred to me that I would need to "connect the dots", so to speak, for him.

As I was watching MSNBC this morning, they were replaying the coverage from 8 years ago ... the raw pain of watching the tragedy unfolding was just so heartbreaking, all over again.

UPDATE 9/12: A thoughtful post over here by one of my favorite bloggers, Ava of Serendipitous Freelance Writer. She also links over to a captivating post by someone who was in the 2nd Tower when the 1st Tower collapsed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Weekend Warrior ...

So this is part of what our family did this weekend ... watched the oldest son play high school football in the 19th annual President's Bowl. This is D as his name was read as part of the starting line up... pointing to the crowd before heading down the row/tunnel of his teammates. We are immensely proud of him and all of the hard work he has put in over the years.

My aunt had sent out the roundup-call via email -- so there were plenty of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends on hand to cheer him on. :) (I don't think any of them read this blog, but if they should happen to stumble upon this post, here's a big THANKS to all of you very special people!)

One of our dear friends, "Rem", who is nearly part of the family (thanks to my cousin Amy), sent a text prior to the game and asked that I forward it on to D. I swear, as goofy as this sounds, it nearly brought me to tears. (and I do not cry...) Rem is a soft spoken, bear of a man who played football on a collegiate level and ranks quite high on our son's scale of what a man should be. His opinions and advice are important to D, more so than anything I could ever say... and probably even his dad. Here's the text ... I think it's those last few lines that nearly got me:

"Please forward to D: D, play hard & fundamentally. Finish your blocks. Watch the ball all the way into your hands. Run your patterns perfectly. Fundamentals will help you win. I am very proud of you. I will be there tonight. Play hard every play."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kitchen Towel love ... and a bit of profanity

So I'm reading the "Orange You Lucky" blog today... she mentions there is a sale at BlueQ tied to her blog. A sale! I'm always up for a sale! So I click the link and I. am. in heaven ... there are all kinds of smart and smart-assed goodies ~ and so reasonably priced. (How come I had never heard of this shop before?) So here's a short list of my favorites:

Please Shut the Hell Up dish towel ... $9.99

Rise and Shine dish towel ... $9.99

I Adore You dish towel ... $9.99

And last, but not least ... Douche Bag chewing gum $1.25 ... peppermint flavor ... nice to meet you. So is it just me, or maybe it's a regional thing (or worse, I'm watching too much South Park) ... is the phrase "douche bag" enjoying a resurgence in popularity? (and just so you know... they also have packages in these "flavors" as well: Ass Kisser gum, Beyotch gum, Shut the Hell Up gum, Let's Pretend I Give A Shit gum, and F&ck It gum.)

And with that, have a lovely weekend folks!
(images: www.blueq.com )

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vintage vs Barneys & The Row ...

Cashmere flannel Burford Shirt, made in USA ... $790 at Barneys.

Lightweight cotton blend plaid vintage shirt, made in USA ... $18.00 at the shop.

Similar looks... not so similar prices. (one for summer, one for winter...?)

First image via Barneys. Second image via me.