Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
In honor of Bracketology season, he compared literature to a Cultural Fantasy Boxing League.
"Go on, try it. “The Magic Flute” vs. Middlemarch? Middlemarch in six. “The Last Supper” vs. Crime and Punishment? Fyodor on points. See? I mean, I don’t know how scientific this is, but it feels like the novels are walking it. You might get the occasional exception – “Blonde on Blonde” might mash up The Old Curiosity Shop, say, and I wouldn’t give much for Pale Fire’s chances against Citizen Kane. And every now and again you’d get a shock, because that happens in sport, so Back to the Future III might land a lucky punch on Rabbit, Run; but I’m still backing literature twenty-nine times out of thirty. "
But, one month later he changes his tune….
"So, there we are. Books: pretty good, but not as good as other stuff, like goals, or bootlegs. "
So, there we are. Book are infact pretty rad but lots of things beat them.
Like, gratutious Jordan Farmar sizzle reels
And Replacements' cover songs.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
PG: i should marry luke walton
KB: can farmar be the groomsman to my bridesmaid?
PG: well, technically he would have to be the best man... or you can take a demotion to match up with him
KB: he doesnt have to hold my arm down the aisle as long as he holds the key to my hotel room
KB: i mean, uhhhh...
[circa February 20, 2009]
PG: someone beat you to it...
KB: oh man... "yeah, i saw it"
KB: if it was me, he'd be like "yeah, i hit it"
KB: file this one under: why i don't have a boyfriend
PG: that file would be really large... for the both of us!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Kobe and Artest: The 'Lost' Trash Talk from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
-Victoria Finlay's "Colour"
-Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History Of The United States Of America”
Do need/want to get around to the following sooner than later….
-Ann Patchett's "Bel Canto"
-re-read “Nine Stories” for the 4291876539872195th time (on a related note: my future daughter – or, more realistically, future puppy - will be named Esme)
I have spent a bit of time this weekend reading all 3 T Swift cover stories that are currently on the newsstand. No joke. Rolling Stone > Self > Teen Vogue.
On the computer this afternoon, I also unearthed a folder of poetry from a workshop that I HAD to take in college. Oof. I was/am so incredibly lame. Seriously on a scale of 1-10 of lameness, many of these are 13/14/15 level status. I think my ‘travel’ poems are much more sucessful my ‘love’ poems. Here’s an example of each for you, my faithful blog readers. Now you can share the burden of my embarrassment.
no one has suitcases anymore
just nylon and canvas on wheels
rolling behind their burberry lined coats
and pocohontas boots
backpacks with gel padded straps
attached to the pint-sized
no one has suitcases anymore
shabby converse shoes
black horn rimmed glasses
a shy arrogance
a confident innocence
a smirk of ennui
a small suitcase of…
it harks back to days past
when flight attendants were stewardesses
with their towering teased hair-dos
and bona fide smiles
the fighting irish family
all dark blue and gold
dad diligently helping son with fractions
from a text book labeled in fair condition
fair condition like at LGA
in an estimated one hour and thirty-four minutes
fifty-six degrees in mid-november
a man on stand by is
standing by the suitcase girl
wearing his too short suit pants
revealing his mismatched socks
one argyle navy, one argyle black
his hereditary colorblindness
is much like the male pattern baldness
perched upon the head of another man
waiting for his first class boarding call
with only his mother’s father to thank
“The Experiment” (10/1/05)
Here I am
the crowded cafeteriaauditoriumgymnasium
displays are scattered atop the lunch tables with their adjoined
benches, lining the perimeter of the room
My blood once raged in anticipation,
as unpredictable as the vinegar and baking soda lava
threatening to erupt from the papier-mâchéd mountain
The electricity between us
could have held balloons to our untamed hair or woolen sweaters
The coat hanger solar system,
a reminder of the moon you once promised me.
Marigolds grown to a soundtrack of Mozart and Bach are vibrant
Those grown to ‘our song’ shrivel, wither, wilt
I stand beside my project,
The corsage from the winter formal
A teddy bear
Notes passed behind the teacher’s back
Your favorite sweatshirt that was always two sizes too big
Prepared to explain my predictions, procedure, and conclusive data.
I am deserving of first place recognition.
You award me with only a ribbon of participation.
I’m going to go on record as saying the only reason I managed to eek out a decent grade in this class is because I actually did all the work but mostly because my professor took pity on me for my seriously shitty poetry. Thank you for that Prof. K. Brown. (I’m also sorry for any emails you inadvertently received that were intended for me between 2002-2006.)
Friday, February 20, 2009
+ Coffee Bean double vanilla tea lattes [Exhibit B]
+ Seeing political celeb (Arnold), celebuspawn (young Fonz) and tv celeb (Rachel Bilson)
+ Baltimore's Patrick Martin [sidenote: ....has a blog now!]
+ Venice Beach in the sunshine
+ "that street with all the palm trees"
+ Tim rides the bull!
+ Amanda rides the bull!
+ In N Out cheeseburger
+ Eating my way through the farmers market in Pacific Palisades
+ Watching the slam dunk contest and 3 point shoot outs twice
+ The Lakersmobile with Stick Figure Phil and Kobe
+ Crashing an important lawyer/artist/label meeting
+ Being in a car (yay!) and listening to "California" music
+ Playing catch in the driveway
+ Drinks with cucumber [Exhibit A]
+ Amanda is 2nd Runner Up in 'Best Chest' contest
- The group of 30 junior high kids speaking (or yelling) in Hebrew for the whole flight there
- Getting a cold
- Ears not popping on the whole flight back
- Doubled over in pain from ears not popping
- The getting-blood-drawn fiasco
- Jet lag determining a new 10pm bedtime (and 7am wake up time)
- Aileen getting caught up at work and not being able to hang in Huntington Beach
- Being too busy to meet Aileen in HB even if she hadn't been busy
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
PG managed to score her uncle's season tickets (7th row!) for the game as well as a pair from Jordan Farmer (I don't even know how! Does this mean we're only at like 3 degrees of separation now? Me-PG-whoever PG knows-Farmar.... FUCK YES!)
The LAKE SHOW at MSG was freakin incredible. Kobe basically ran a clinic for the Knicks, scoring 61 points... even if he earn most of those going 20-20 from the line. To say I was beyond stoked to see my little Farmar in the flesh would also be an understatement. M-V-P Chant status from the garden. AWESOME!
I also made Ali take my picture in front. I give no fucks - besides, I am a girl and can get away with obnoxious things as sporting event (i.e. refering to Farmar almost exclusively as the 'cutie with the big ears') even if I know better.
Thank God this movie is finally coming out!
Kristen Bell + Science Fiction theme = WIN.
Oh yea, and see you in a week LA (and surrounding area)! I wonder how much In-N-Out one can consume in 3 1/2 days.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
If you're in NYC and not busy this Friday night, come on out to Hi-Fi (Ave A between 10th and 11th) for what will likely be a complete Aileen Burns and Katie Brown takeover (a la 2007). Bring some change for the jukebox and dollar bills for the slightly skewed screen-ed Photo Hunt machine in the back corner.
Monday, January 19, 2009
-Willis McGahee was a thorn in the side of my fantasy football team. Most of his regular season games were mediocre at best but then as the post-season neared there was an added spring in his step. Glad the Steelers saw it fit to permanently remove him from the game after he scored 2 touchdowns. I sincerely hope he’s doing okay.
-Le’Ron McClain… um, was he even in the game? What the hell! I don’t understand why they weren’t giving him the ball. He’s a big dude and can run through a pack of defenders better than McGahee. We could’ve used a little depth in our running game.
-Ed Reed… a name we didn’t often hear last night. But can you blame him? Samari Rolle didn’t even play and then his replacement and his replacement’s replacement both hobbled to their locker at points during the game. He is just one man.
-Matt Stover – This was a bummer of the game for him to end his career on. How much would I have loved to see a like 58-yard Stover field goal to send the game to 17-16. Yea… didn’t happen. Thanks Flacco for throwing that interception.
-Joe Flacco should be happy that his team isn’t from the New York metropolitan area… I can see the headline already “Flaccid Flacco Fails“. We don’t deserve to go to the Super Bowl if our quarterback rating is in the 20’s. Joe The Unflappable got flapped.
-Hines Ward. He got his. I hope he misses the Super Bowl.
When it’s all said and done, I should be so lucky that the Ravens had the season that they did. Only 2 teams seasons are lasting longer, and one of those will undoubtedly end in heartbreak.
There were so many great moments this season that I don't want to forget. McNabb getting his ass benched, beating Dallas at their last game at Texas Stadium, seeing them secure their wildcard spot in the flesh, TWO post-season wins… I just would have preferred for the season to not end with this:
But, with Flacco and Ray Rice and McClain and the amazing defense, I'm looking to the future and expect great things from this team next season. I also now have 8 more months to perfect my version of the Ray Lewis dance and now I get to play field hockey again on Sundays instead of being glued to the TV at a bar with a cold frosty beverage in hand.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
#3 and #4.
are you fucking twittin' me?!
- gaslight anthem: the '59 sound
- jesse lee: it's a girl thing
- propagandhi: supporting caste
- taylor swift: fearless
- the wrens: meadowlands
- versaemerge: versaemerge ep
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