Saturday, February 21, 2009

BSG & Byrne

BSG Fix I'm waiting for to post the video file of last night's Battlestar Galactica episode...still. Usually they are up at 11:01pm Fridays but now I fear they are trying to squeeze out every dollar of TV ad revenue and won't post them until later in the week. The tyranny. Naturally they have the video recap and written recap up on the site--which is tempting but ultimately unfulfilling. Le sigh.

Photo by Laura Musselman of Seattle Weekly

"Byrning down the House" That tag line is so clever but I can't take credit for it. It was how Mikel Toombs titled his experience, someone inside the auditorium lit up a doobie, which I felt was slightly disrespectful to the venue--we are not at Coachella, people. Anyway, Ken is a huge Talking Heads/David Byrne fan and was just eating it up. I do like David Byrne and recognized a few of the songs but it was not about me. The first song he did really got my attention because it showcased his vocal range and clarity. He is a consumate performer and had little artistic surprises including the white-clad random dancers who added a comic touch to the evening. But for one of the encores, he sang Burning Down the House and everyone on stage from backup singers to musicians to David Byrne himself were wearing tutus. Inspired and memorable.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Explaining Life Online

"Depending on how much you 'share', everyday can be like waking up from an all-night partying bender to wonder what you did in front of everyone and what they now think of you." --response to Amy regarding her new Facebook membership and her lamentation of it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day, Loved Ones!

Ken and I have had a pretty chill Valentine's Day. Earlier we went to see our accountant to have our taxes done, we took a walk in Ravenna Park (a little hidden treasure of natural goodness nestled near the University of WA) and enjoyed some upscale Thai at Bai Pai.

But all of this was preceded by my declaration of love & appreciation for Ken on the radio Friday. Listen HERE.

Happy Valentine's Day to the aspiring Rap Artist! xoxoxo

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Is this real life?"

You may have already seen this, but I thought it was so killer. I've had many dental procedures in my life (many of them performed by my father & Vancouver, WA dentist) but this kid's reaction to the meds after the fact is priceless.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Unintended consequences of 25 Things

Ugh. I've totally neglected the blog. Apologies. Something more insidious and self-indulgent has been sucking a lot of my free time away without even seeming like it. It's known as "The Facebook". Actually I like it well enough for the amazing way it brings people together through space and time. Not too long ago I connected with one of my first friends from kindergarten. I found out he's a psychology professor on the East Coast. And many of my high school classmates have reconnected to me after years of me wondering "whatever happened to ...?"

But I have to be honest, this latest craze (meme) sweeping Facebook called "25 Things about Me" (random or otherwise) crosses the line of narcissistic exhibitionism.
Two disclaimers right off the bat: (1) I know that blogging can be yet another form of narcissistic exhibitionism. I know that. (2) The "25 things" list IS inherently interesting to nosy people like me so yeah, I read them.

But it feels like I'm looking in my friends' bedroom windows. Some of them are sharing WAY too much about themselves. Guys, did you know that Facebook stores all that quirky, random information about you and can use it? You're basically telling uncle Facebook some of your most personal details and you don't think there's not a price for that? That's all I'm saying. So don't be surprised if this brings some unintended consequences.