o mio babbino caro count: 198
o mio! is right.
i've run out of clever titles.
this weekend, i’ve played o mio babbino caro on repeat. by puccini. and when i say ‘on repeat,’ i don’t mean just a few times here and there. i mean: non-stop. put it on repeat before i go to bed and wake up to it still playing. itunes said that i’ve played it roughly 178 times this weekend. the song is two minutes and six seconds: over six hours that i’ve...
-i’d rather be compared to ghandi -why ghandi? -because he’s...– samantha and i, discussing our heros.
i think the person who owns barneys also owns the maldives– samantha saifer
you make me desi
at trader joes today, i picked up a bouquet of flowers. ‘these smell so beautiful,’ i said to the lady next to me who was picking through tulips (pinks, whites, purples). ‘those are ranunculus,’ she said not looking up. i misheard her and replied: ‘i don’t think these are ridiculous at all.’ in other newz, it seems as though jackson has a new...
so i think i hit a homeless person with my car– chance woodward
oksana, the florist
oksana, my faithful cleaning lady, is coming this morning. i am running a little behind schedule—shoving dishes into my dishwasher, clearing off a few knick knacks (mostly, what else?, animal figurines) from my sideboard and coffee table. i stop and think: ‘i should name this something else, i do not drink coffee.’ oksana arrives and we hug and talk for a bit. she asks to see...
without music and opera and sambas and rumbas and cha-chas …– i just can’t get enough.
you realize, i’m basically pitching you a five part series.– elise bergman
chance and graham visit disnleyland and dine at bar louie. they meet a waitress named kelly who has to pour too much water and a girl celebrating her 21st birthday who plays tinkerbell in the park.
i went to see mary poppins, the musical, tonight. she flys over the audience and i secretly cried for two seconds before my friend kate could turn and see me. i also cried just the teeniest, tiniest bit during ‘it’s a jolly holiday with mary.’ get over it. however, on an even sadder note: i forgot my umbrella with the little bird head handle at the theater. how apropos of me,...
i used to date this guy in college. actually i dated him twice. mainly because...– ha. that’s funny.
(the few) things that made me happy yesterday: getting an email from a guy named darnell muffins (ha!); thinking about harmonizing to the indigo girls with my mom when i was younger; being very thankful i was not named darnell muffins; the lady on the bus to work with the pink leopard print babushka; kate templin’s customized painting; kate templin reminding me that i once commissioned a...
at lunch today, two girls who worked at a fifth third bank sat down next to me. i think they had been planning on having lunch for a long, long time and were finally able to break away and have lunch together. the first five minutes of their conversation was the two of them talking about how they had planned on having lunch for a long, long time and were finally able to break away and have lunch...
oh boy, karen, i just couldn’t date any more egyptian men– this made me laugh out loud at lunch today
a little quiet time, anyone?
captain hook (line, and sinker)
so i met a treasure hunter last night. he is hunting for treasure off the coast of north carolina. black beard’s buried treasure, or something. i couldn’t quite concentrate on what he was saying only because i couldn’t tell if he was really a treasure hunter or if he just wanted to sleep with me. he winked a lot. ‘i’m currently a treasure hunter,’ he said, and...
i could write books. not like 13 books, but like 3 or 4 of them, no problem– an aspiring author (among other things)
when they said national mall, i was expecting a...
i’ve been saying these two things over and over (and laughing over and over) as i took a little run in, where else?, the national mall.
this just in!
so i just remembered that i used to do hyperlinks to certain words on this blog, and that’s really, really funny. like, so funny. for old times sake, i did in the post following:
animal house revisited
so, awhile ago i had a post about how many animals were in my house (click here for that post). i thought about this post in the shower this morning. upon toweling off (does that sound dirrrty?) i decided to do a recount just to see how/if the numbers have changed. the original census was taken in january 2008. here is the new data: main room: was 17 animals, now 22 animals that’s a 1.3%...