As a smug expat, I will freely admit that there are many things superior about Europe: the free healthcare, the more progressive politics, the higher incidence of atheism, the peaceful integration of many cultures and languages (for the most part), the refusal to bow down to a “customer is always right” mentality (the customer is not always right, and deserves to be shown the door every now and then), and the endless travel opportunities. It is wonderful here. So I mean no disrespect to Europeans.
I had to share this, because it’s adorable.
I love the knife-chopping solo.
Bring on the roasted potatoes!
Ms. Garrett Writes a Book
It has happened. The planets have aligned. My taste for trashy biographies and my bizarre fascination with the Facts of Life girls have merged into one book. The disappointment is that it has been written, but not yet published.
I beg you, publishers. Snap this up. Now. It will be worth it for the Lisa Whelchel dirt alone.
PS: Charlotte, please include some dirt on Lisa Whelchel. Or at least on cousin Geri.
Click if you have a strong stomach, or enjoy barfing.
Is this all the rage now? If so, today is the day I happily join the ranks of the middle-aged uncool.
My new goals for the week are to tell at least two children to “get off my lawn,” go into a music store and declare that everything is “not music but just noise,” and to see if Lawrence Welk is available on Netflix.
Grampa needs his slippers and a shawl.
This book appealed to me on two levels. On the more adult level, I have always been interested in linguistics and etymology. I am endlessly fascinated by the science of how languages interact, how they evolve, the history of words, etc. On the slightly more juvenile level, I was entertained by the notion of learning as much as possible about four letter words.
This is random, sorry.
I am quite a fan of weird 80’s synthpop. The Germans and Austrians were especially good at this genre during the 80’s, but I was actually not familiar with this band in my youth. I only discovered the song fairly recently, when researching the concept of frequently used chord progressions.
You guys might know writer/director Todd Haynes for Velvet Goldmine or approximately 900 Julianne Moore movies. But did you know he got his start in film school by making a movie about the life of Karen Carpenter?
With barbie dolls?
“The best words I ever learned were Hello, Enthusiasm, and Thank You.”
And also quaaludes, speedballs, and batshit crazy.
Read this very important news story here.
Lisa Whelchel will be included in the new cast of Survivor, a show I have always managed to avoid. Now I will have no choice but to watch it.
And then I will sob to myself, because I am sad.
You don’t even want to know what would happen to me if Joyce Dewitt ever turned up on that show.