It is the last days of work before the end-of-year break, and I am, like most average Americans, distracted and not terribly productive. (Also, still no run, boo!) In between tasks that must get done today (or, what?) and watching the clock, I have clicked my way through some exceedingly entertaining year-end lists, moustache slide-shows (wait for those…), and super-silly tumblr blogs. I have been sending them off to family and friends, and then thought, what the hell, I am going to share with all a y’all!
Complete and total silliness, and damn it, pure good clean fun! I sent this to my cousins, since we all know each others’ parents. I give you…
When Parents Text
Since I am spending time reflecting on 2010 and planning for 2011, I have clicked into many writerly and designy blogs that inspire me, as well as planny ones that help put the ideas to action.
One project I am excited about is to turn one corner of my living room into a writer’s nook. Here is where I get ideas. And then click and click and click. So fun. There are millions, here are three popular ones:
SF Girl By Bay
I Could Make That
All the best movies start coming out at the end of the year, and I admit that one of the few times I miss Los Angeles is for the movie-going experience. One thing that LA does better than anywhere and refreshingly, with great earnest, is movies, from makin’ ‘em to watchin’ ‘em. People go opening weekend. They arrive early for best seats (unless at the mecca called The Arclight where you can pre-select your seat AND eat the best carmel popcorn on the planet) and they stay through the credits. (Mostly because they either worked on the movie, or know someone who did.) They cheer in the right spots. They laugh at the jokes with gusto. They are riveted by excellent filmmaking. They don’t tolerate distracted audience members.
And finally, to the moustaches and my movie pick.
My number one must-see right now is “True Grit” directed by the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. The grin that curled up across my face when I saw this little gem from NY Mag has made my day. Yes, it’s true: I dig a moustache.