So since TV is only good for watching Jeopardy with your roommate or reality shows on Bravo while drinking a bottle of wine, I’ve gotten into the habit of watching shows via DVD box sets or Netflix Instant.
Fall 2011: Mad Men and Gilmore Girls (’60s vibes/college newspaper job nostalgia)
Winter 2011: Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad (murder mystery/meth labs, I think?
Also, if you accidentally buy a 2-pound bag of salt-free pretzels at Publix (because that’s the smallest size bag they had!) you can make a sauce out of dijon mustard, honey, Frank’s hot sauce and ketchup to dip them in so they almost don’t taste like tiny pieces of burnt bread.
And finally — KATHLEEN HANNA DANCE PARTY AT THE HIGH MUSEUM THIS SATURDAY HOLY SHHHHHHHH.
“Someone had left her a sealed envelope with “Congratulations” written on the front. It contained a cover note from a female editor at the paper along with a laminated letter passed down from that editor’s father. The letter was from a nine-year-old girl named Alexandra Early, who wrote that she got mad when she watched television: “That’s because I’m a girl and there aren’t enough girl superheroes on TV.” The cover note to Abramson said, “Wherever Alexandra Early ended up, I hope that she heard about your new job.”—Profile of Jill Abramson, the New York Times’ first woman Executive Editor, via The New Yorker
Finally broke down and shelled out the cash for this album (bought it on iTunes, but now I’m thinking maybe I should have gone to Criminal Records and bought the CD to ~*support local*~? Whoops.) The point is, the whole thing is GOLDEN and I’m so stoked because I love the bad ass visual aesthetic all the girls have but was unsure if they had the musical ability to back it up. Turns out, THEY DO.
”I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”