9.08.2008

A Week's Worth of Thoughts

So I thought I get back in the blogging game with a brief wrap up of some of my recent thoughts and doings.

First, as one final nod to the Olympics (which are pretty much out of my system now) I wanted to mention an article I read recently in The New Yorker. To read the article in full click
here. To read about the points I found interesting because he agreed with me read on. First, like me, he (Anthony Lane) suggested the elimination of handball as an Olympic sport for two basic reasons. First, because the goalies wear pajamas. The second reason must be brought to you in full quote because Lane is just too funny (and right): "handball is based upon the experience of a management trainee with a ball of paper and a trash basket on the other side of the cubicle." Lane goes on to agree with me that these games were a bit joyless which he suggests was the result of too many events (sport and otherwise) "packaged and policed to a fault" by China resulting in a lack of any sort of interesting presence. And now I am done with the Olympics.

Next, did anyone catch Saturday Night Live on August 30th? It was a repeat that originally aired November 3rd 2007 with TV news anchor Brian Williams as the host and may I just say the Brian Williams is pretty darn cute (for a near 50 year old) and funny--who knew?

Wish I could find a clip of the show because it was really funny.

I've read a couple of really good books in the last month that I thought I would mention. First is
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. So very good and really such a good plug for food storage. I highly recommend the book to everyone. Another book that I read and loved is Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier (Science Teacher Mommy I liked this one the best). I recommend this book to any woman who has ever harbored a fantasy about the bad boy with a heart of gold. The hero in this one has a shaved head, half of his body is covered in tattoos, and for a living he is a "gun" for hire and you will absolutely love him! The third book that I will recommend here is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It is a WWII story that is captivating both for its light-hearted humor and its terrible tragedy. Go read it.

I think I'll end here in case I run out of things to say later in the week. I am glad to be back and missed you all terribly. Now I'm off to catch up on all of your blogs.

4 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I don't really read any "romance" in the ripping bodice sense of the word, but Son of the Shadows pretty much has the most smokin-hot love scene ever. Just enough to be really satisfying, but not enough to be embarrassing. That line when she says if she didn't touch him she knew she would shatter into pieces . . . .yikes my heart beats faster just hearing it. Good Stuff.

And Anthony Lane can be very, very snarky. His review of Star Wars Episode III was so mean that I fell on the floor laughing at myself for my not-so-private love of all things long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

FOODIE said...

I was baffled at how many stupid sports the Olympics actually had!!! Trampoline being one of them I remember commenting on. The ignorant members of the IOC freaked out that the US dominated sports like softball. They then have make up lame excuses that they thought softball was too closely related of a sport to the doping scandals of ML Baseball.

However, the Olympics don't even allow professional players from the MLB to participate! They only allow mainly college players, and a select few minor league players to participate. With all the drug testing in the minors, along with the Olympics, very few people are still stupid enough to use

By all means, let's keep stupid sports...errr events (cause handball and trampoline are NOT sports) in and take out real ones that most of the world (aside from the stupid IOC people) actually care about!!!

Yankee Girl said...

Foodie, I think what we need from you is just a little more opinion in your comment. I totally agree!!!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you're back to blogging! I am off to get Son of the Shadows cause I like those bad boys. Didn't marry one, but hey... Have I mentioned before that Jason Stathom should be on your man candy list?