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They say today is the most stressful day of the year!

2011 January 6

And that deserves an exclamation point. Really, it wasn’t so bad. 

Belle and Sebastian:I like this video because of how the guy on the left smiles when Jenny Lewis starts singing, and I can’t remember who pointed that out to me, but I’m glad someone noticed. Also, Belle and Sebastian are lovely. 
Thursday Weekly Happy Hour with Erin and Pete Plan: Oddly, we’re going to Sweet Melissa’s in Rocky River, which I wouldn’t normally think of as a happy hour location, but even Borders (yes, the book store) was doing some sort of happy hour promo, so I guess it’s not that odd.  At any rate, it involves $2 beer and $3 fried green tomatoes. Join us if you’d like.
My brother: is super talented. This is his project to design a boat that could act as a live/work space for low income chinese families who would otherwise be displaced by government urban development. Also, “I’m on a boat.” 

Water for Elephants: I love almost everything about this book about a college student who literally stands up, walks out of class, and finds himself in a field when a train comes by. He jumps on, realizes it’s a circus train, and gets a job. It reminds me of “Big Fish,” which reminds me of everything I love about American literature. Let me know if you’d like to borrow it.

Dolores Goodwin: I wish you were around, so I could email you about this book. And I’d like to know what you’d be reading.

Mimi Schwensen: Is a former Rockette who charitably offers her tap-dancing wonderskills to the uncoordinated Clevelanders at the Beck Center (ie: me, Erin). And you will get your own post because you completely rock.

My students: Thank you for understanding that yesterday I was wearing a hat that looked like a crab. Instead of revolting, which is the most logical reaction, Darrick, you put on a princess hat, and Quin, you put on a Renaissance-style skirt. And then we talked about the motifs of light and darkness in Romeo and Juliet.

Barack Obama: Thanks for doing four fantastic things in one week. Faith renewed!

“I’m still stressed,” you say?: In case this really was the worst day of the year for you, remember that we’ll get more sunlight every day, and pretty soon it won’t be dark at 4:30. Press play, put your head back, close your eyes, and listen to some blues.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Jeannie permalink
    January 12, 2011

    Hey! I’m planning on going to the Maltese Falcon showing and brunch this weekend — maybe I’ll see you there!

  2. Laura permalink
    January 12, 2011

    Awesome — I’ll look for you!

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