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Monday, June 28, 2010

Things You Have Time to Do Before Work When You Wake up at 3:30 a.m.

-Make breakfast
-Make coffee
-Watch all 4 of last week's Daily Show episodes
-Reply to some emails
-Feed the cats
-Water the plants
-Put away laundry
-Make delicious lunch (arugula/shallot/check pea salad, olive bread, heirloom tomatoes/fresh basil/fresh mozzerella, reid orchard peach)
-Catch up with some folks on IM
-Read DCeiver's Adult Supervision series
-Get yourself tired enough to want to sleep more just when it's time to go to the office

Friday, June 25, 2010

Yo, Just for the Record

Feel free to use my artwork for yourselves.

Hello, how are you?

Hey blawg! Today is the one year anniversary of MJ's death. That means it is also the one year anniversary of that wine cooler that Stu brought over to the MJ Memorial Stooping being in my fridge. So, respect.

Last weekend I went to the best most beautiful wedding of all time. I could write an entire book about how perfect it was. That's right -- not just half of a book, but a whole book! You can see photos (and videos!) here. It was so personal and fitting for the couple, and just FUN, and full of love and so many of my favorite people. Truly a weekend I'll never forget. Congratulations Tyler and Stephanie! You guys are my favorites.

Tonight I'm taking my dad for a belated father's day to see the NSO do Beatles songs. So that should be pretty awesome. And I'm getting my hair cut this weekend for the first time in almost a year. Everybody I hang out with should appreciate this, as I'll no longer look like a ragamuffin. In other news, I've been helping run the ship over at DCist this week, so for lots of poorly timed and hastily edited news, go check things out over there.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The A Team is the Perfect Summer Blockbuster

Last night I left my incredibly hot and muggy house to be embraced by the air conditioned haven that is the movie theater. I was thrilled to be there in general, so pretty much terrible across the board reviews for The A Team didn't really bother me. But now they just confound me. This was the perfect summer blockbuster. The plot grew and became more complex and engaging by actually furthering the plot rather than throwing in random additional villains or screwball scenarios. The characters were fantastic and really well played (with the occasional exception of B.A., but I chose to view the actor's performance as a campy nod to the original series rather than a spoiler for the whole movie). Liam Neeson is quite the silver fox, Bradley Cooper needs to call me, and Sharlto Copley plays crazy like nobody else. It was full of clever one liners and hot make out scenes. The exposition was just enough to make the impossible things they're doing make sense within the movie. The explosions were crazy awesome and choreographed and beautiful. INSANE THINGS HAPPEN, like FLYING A TANK. If this is not what people want out of a summer action movie, then people are crazy. It was even on the correct side of things politically! Go see The A Team.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Gay Oddball Katrina Comedy?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

This is very near the top of the list of Greatest Things in the World