Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just checking in

So I think this blog has taken a turn for the weird. I'm not being disparaging here, just acknowledging. I don't picture many people reading it; it's more like a personal journal of songs that I like working out to these days. Sometimes I get excited about things/music videos and I don't know where to put them. Additionally I'm excited about:
  • downsizing my material possessions, except when it comes to kitchen stuff.  I keep going into the kitchen looking for stuff to get rid of and I just can't do it.  In fact, I want more. Specifically one of those perforated sheets for baking baguettes on and an immersion blender.
  • painting bigger paintings
  • improving my figure drawing skills
  • cheese crakers
  • Downton Abbey
  • india ink
  • job hunting
  • 80s surfer slang
  • Reading the book Wives and Daughters
  • Filmusik
  • Judd Hirsch
Okay, hope your Winter is going well!

I want to completely merge the centralness of my being with this song/video

Monday, January 9, 2012

Broccoli PTSD

So tonight I made this broccoli soup, and charmingly decided to add some of Annie's Cheddar Bunnies to it. At first I was like "cute!" Then some sadness and unnamed dread washed over me...

I realized that my soup was triggering memories of the movie Watership Down. :-(  So that what I was really seeing was this:

1978's Watership Down, the film that parents were too lazy to read a little about before exposing their kids to it, thus emotionally scarring a generation. Sigh, I actually kind of respect the more casual parenting style of the 70's, even if it kind of ruined these rabbit crackers for me.