Meet Shira. Her interests include licking fingers, drinking from the sink, and, most of all, her stuffed toy seahorses.
I first saw this outside my building on, appropriately, Inauguration Day. I was charmed by it, filled with the optimism and renewed pride that whoever embedded it in the earth must have felt. I immediately knew that this would be one of my first pictures.
I love words. Love weaving them into sentences, love crosswords and other such puzzles. But I could live without seeing or hearing these words again:
~cougar (and I don’t mean the animal)
~tweens (especially in reference to Sasha Obama. She’s seven–a little girl!)
Feel free to add words you could live without in the comments, and also check out:
(No, I’m not talking about a TV show, for once. ;))
I was literally restless Thursday night into Friday– I absolutely could not sleep. I finally got a few hours’ worth in the late afternoon/early evening (I had this week off, luckily), but not only did my sleeplessness torpedo my plans for yesterday, it seems determined to continue to wreak havoc, as I am still awake, head a-pounding.
But that’s not what this post is about. Over the past few years, I’ve just had these periods of restlessness, of feeling that there was something I should be doing, something new I should be seeing. Maybe photography will prove to be the something.
(Hmm–I guess sleep-deprivation makes me let down my privacy shield a bit. :))
Socks the cat is now chasing mice elsewhere.
~Vote for the weirdest book title of the year! Let me know what you chose– personally, I went for “Curbside Consultation of the Colon.” Uh, as strangest title, that is.
~ I am not a big movie person. Yes, TV, as you’ve no doubt gleaned, is my preferred form of moving-image entertainment. But I love a good worst list. This one is about the worst sequels of all time– in one man’s opinion, anyway.
~ This is why it pays to know a foreign language.
~Shea Stadium is officially gone. I went by there Monday to see what was left and to see the progress of NewShea, and upon seeing that just a bit of the right field stands remained, I actually got a little choked up. Unfortunately, I hadn’t yet gotten my camera, and I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t have another chance to capture the remains of the Shea.
~Now I have my camera.
~This sounds like a great charity.
Three years ago today.
~It’s nice to have a president who can pronounce ‘nuclear.’ I’m just saying.
~A-Rod admitted his steroid use. Is he telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth? I have my doubts. And if “honesty,” as he stated over and over again, is so important, then, uh, why wasn’t he honest until he had to be? And if “this is [his] fault,” then why is he acting like it’s Selena Roberts’s?
Did you ever notice that if you’re trying not to think about something (or someone, for that matter), references to it (them) are seemingly everywhere?
No, really. Did you?
I’m rather curious to see what punny headlines will grace the papers tomorrow. (“A-nabolic” was the first thing that came to my mind.)
(A-ddendum: A rather uninspiring collection: A-Roid, A-Fraud, A-R*d. Come on, guys (gals?), you can do better than that!)
You know, I wish that the Dodgers and Giants would reject him already. “25 million isn’t enough? Okay. Guess you’ll have to find something else to do from April through October, then. I hear embroidery is fun.”
I’m not sure it would have an impact on him, though. Worse, it would mean that the Manny-to-Mets speculation/pleading would never end. (Million Manny March?!)
This headline was too amusing to go unposted: Traveler nabbed with pigeons in pants
(I also liked the part about the undeclared eggplant. :D)
The ending is funny… Teleflora.com: Box of Flowers
The ending isn’t particularly funny…but the rest is pretty amusing: Hulu: Alec Baldwin
Most clever: Monster.com: Moose
Most heartstring-tugging: Budweiser: Clydesdale generations
Would have been most clever if not for the koala-punching: Careerbuilder.com: It’s time
Whew! I’ve finally finished watching the Super Bowl ads (instead of doing something sensible, like, you know, sleeping ;)). Here are my ‘awards’ (click on the name of the commercial to watch it):
Creepiest: SoBe: NFL Ballerinas
Most likely to make intelligent women cringe: GoDaddy.com: Enhanced
Most likely to make me feel like I need to shower (in other words, ickiest): Taco Bell: Smooth Moves
Most likely to make me turn down the volume: Hyundai: Global Domination
Most pretentious (faux-pretentious?): Heineken: Vanguard
~What does the Super Bowl mean to me? That it’s almost time for spring training! (Although I do have to admit that I’m entertained by my neighbor’s intermittent cries of “It’s a miracle!” and the like. :D)
~So, ABC deems Wipeout Bowl 1: Cheerleaders vs. Couch Potatoes worthy of airtime, but not the last three episodes of Pushing Daisies?
~For some reason, I am unable to post a blogroll, so I’ll mention my new favorite website (mentalfloss.com) here. Trivia quizzes and fascinating facts? How did I not know about this before a couple of months ago?!
And with that, I am going to go eat vegetable lasagna.