Wednesday, September 30, 2009

another delicious way to stop your heart

skillet mac & cheese. wow. i think i may have gained 3 lbs just looking at the recipe.
(via and
i'm pretty sure mine will include bacon.

the informant

i had high hopes for this movie. i really like soderbergh's movies (except the girlfriend experiment, which was total, total garbage). i had listened to an interview with MD and soderbergh on fresh air, and then i listened to this american life's episode they did years ago. turns out, this episode inspired the making of the film. it's a fascinating story of greed, conspiracy and total lunacy. however, the film, underscored by a twinkling marvin hamlisch soundtrack, tries to mix whimsy with a hard-cutting look at worldwide price-fixing. i find the whole tongue-in-cheek approach to be pretty annoying. it only became interesting toward the end, when we see the degree to which damon's character just spins out of control. but do yourself a favor. save the $12.50 (!) and download the podcast for free here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

peter coyote

maybe it's me, but i could listen to him read a phone book. and this show is his perfect medium.


1. the state of being old : the process of becoming old
2. the growth phase in a plant or plant part (as a leaf) from full maturity to death

i kind of love this word. just read it today in the this article. i had to look it up. i have decided i will only use it in terms of its 2nd definition because it truly is STILL a growth phase. i really do believe the following is true (even if i don't like her sentence structure):
..."But most women, I think, end up taking these feelings in stride. Most women in their 40s, however conflicted, however sometimes confused, aren’t actually spiraling into self-doubting despair, but are actually working their way toward some greater degree of self-acceptance. Many experience — along with the shift in body mass that pulls things down and pushes them sideways — a kind of psychic shift that frees up some of the energy that once went into external appearances. Many come into their own, creatively, professionally. And in motherhood, in friendships, in romantic relationships."

it has been my experience that the older my women friends become, the more interesting and sexy they are. this, of course, could also be my reaction to my friend brian's bon mot, "well, you had a good run."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

another common weight gain indicator

you own more black sweatpants than actual "pants".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

this is kind of great
the height of laziness. now if i could only find someone to go downstairs and open the door for the deliveries, carry it up, open the bags, plate it and feed me, it would be perfect.

Friday, September 4, 2009


this may just be one of my favorite films of the year so far. who knew VD was a great actor? he may be crazy as a loon, but he gives one of the most beautiful, hypnotic soliloquies that i have seen in a movie in a very long time. he's hilarious and he's heartbreaking. this guy can act. and he can still kick a ciggy out of some dude's mouth.