As I sit here at the kitchen table eating a bowl of Kashi Nuggets, considering the possibility that I might have TMJ, the song WOLD by Harry Chapin is stuck in my head.
A FEW THINGS I HAVE RECENTLY ACCOMPLISHED One (1) kick-ass turkey pot pie Crying tears of joy during the overture of Gypsy at the St. James Theater Reveling in the knowledge that the story of Annie is set into motion with a publicity stunt, proving once and for all that PR is the maker of miracles. Successfully remembering to take supplements at the start of every day in order to lower my cholesterols. (Dad, don’t say I never listened to you.) Sending roommate a text message about his dog’s need for a renal transplant. *Inspired by Terri Gross! Brazenly taking a creepy elevator 5 flights up to emerge in Seoul, and not balking at the obviously jacked-up American karaoke prices. Taking eMusic’s top recommendation — and actually liking it! Not thinking too too much about work. Just a little.
THINGS REMAINING TO BE ACCOMPLISHED The writing of a soccer-based theater piece to which I have previously alluded. Stir-frying tasty, colorful vegetables and soy-based products in my Christmas Wok. (Or, as it is referred to in the accompanying manual, Le Wok. I’m pretty sure next year this post will involve a reference to “Le Tagine.” Just a guess.) More soccer games. THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE SOCCER GAMES! Baking all the things I have ingredients for: chocolate pistachio biscotti, cranberry vanilla coffee cake, and two good-looking boxes of gingerbread and pumpkin bread, respectively. Receiving my 13 cardigans from JCrew. One of them has little bows on it. The others are part of my attempt to resurrect my early ‘00’s fascination of Palm Beach living, all gin and tonics, silk scarves and backgammon. The colorful cardigans are a step in this massively right direction.
“The theory is this: Women in their 20s are looking for a financial help to allow them to afford a comfortable life, and women in their 30s are searching for someone to impregnate them before it’s too late.”—Old Is the New Sexy - The Daily Beast The best journalism? The kind that throws out nameless, unreferenced “theories.” Way to go, Cheever!
“Their purpose is to provide a public record of the official’s activities, a vital service in a functioning democracy.”—Obamas visit Hawaii sea park - CNN.com. Yeah, man. One of those dolphins could have gone rogue! In other news, somebody call On the Media.
“Ditto the props they received for winning 4-1 against France, as several of Raymond Domenech’s squad appeared to be either asleep, or dead, and being operated remotely by staff from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.”—Football fiver | News | guardian.co.uk Football Fiver, oh Fiver, what ever shall I do until January 5?