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I re-discovered and fell in love with Davy Jones again when I saw that he was the voice behind our favorite Sandra Boynton song, I Want to be Your Personal Penguin. 

I’ve always thought that one would be lucky in life to meet someone that makes you want to sing this song to them. We should all be so lucky to have our own personal penguins.

RIP Davy Jones.

 

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Things I am obsessed with

February 19, 2012

in random

… recently, and for the time being.

I have never been addicted to anything. Not even to love. That’s the tragic burden I have to bear as someone who can never seem to manage to stick to anything. But once in a while, I have passionate, obsessive affairs with some things that abruptly break into my consciousness to command all my attention, and then leave soon afterwards just as abruptly.

As a piece of evidence to the above tragic character flaw of mine, I present to you, The Ukulele.

 

It showed up from Amazon.com last August. Was used as a prop in several pictures. And then… sadly, it along with the instruction book and CD, was never to be seen again… until last month when I traveled with it all the way to San Francisco for a team building event, and then back, without once taking it out of its bag.

On the night of February 10, I jumped on the Linsanity wagon and stayed up the WHOLE night to follow New York Knicks’ win over Lakers. I was gaga over Jeremy Lin, and all the lin-puns that ensued.

 

Hey, if even Spike Lee caught the fever, who was I to pretend to be cool, right?

 

That weekend I had a lot of fun with Jeremy Lin Word Generator (of course!), and below is my favorite:

Actually, I’d like all of you to start calling me Linja from now on. In return, I will give you the awesome Dynamic Einstein Caption Generator: Have Einstein write anything you want on the blackboard! Yeah, naturally I had fun for a while with Einstein also.

My obsession this weekend? Quicken. Yup. Turns out that I have not reconciled my bank statement on Quicken since… drum roll please… September 2009, interestingly coincided with the time when I started getting to know the blogging community… You guys are a bad influence, you know that (and are probably proud of it too). I am now up to October 2010. Pray for me.

There is one thing that I should be more obsessed with but haven’t got around to it:

Sleep.

I am going to give it a try right now.

 

 

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What he said.

February 11, 2012

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I came across this quote again tonight on the Interwebs, and it made me weepy.

I know this sounds extremely pretentious but sometimes late at night I am overcome by a sadness from remembering that Kurt Vonnegut is dead.

I truly miss him.

 

Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.

There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too.

Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.

 

As Jon Stewart said to him in the 2005 interview, what strikes me, and moves me the most, is the “inherent decency” in Vonnegut’s characters which often feels like a true reflection of Vonnegut as a person.

This post is completely random. Anyway, just thought some of you may appreciate these words from him. If there are other quotes by him that you love, I would really appreciate it if you share them with me in the comment.

xxoo

 

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p.s. Here is an old post of mine with “15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will ” (that I did not write)

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You’ve got to read this. “Nobody in this country got rich on his own. Nobody.”

September 21, 2011 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

    Or you can watch her in action.   Or you can read her words in plain text: There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the […]

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Best. Baby. Book. Ever. Go the Fuck to Sleep!

June 14, 2011 random

  I got something from The Husband last night. Something I believe that will allow him to forget my birthday this year. Honey, you are already forgiven! THE best baby book ever. Really. If you know someone who just had a baby, or who is going to have a baby, RUN, don’t walk, and order […]

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Fuck Yeah Neil Patrick Harris

June 13, 2011 random

Tony Awards. As a quote unquote Theatre Person (Notice how I spell Theatre the “wrong” way? Yeah, that’s the sign I AM a theatre person) who nevertheless has been living so far away from the epicenter of theatrical creativity aka NYC, I always find Tony Awards a bitter sweet event. Wishing does not bring about peace. Let […]

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Slow News Day

June 12, 2011 Making sure you know I read the Economist so you know I'm not dumb, just obnoxious

Have you ever seen mean comments left by irate YouTubers for people who videotapes the television as a show was going on and uploaded the footage of that onto YouTube? “Hey loser. Why are you taping your own TV and then put that on YouTube?!”   I am a loser so I take pictures of […]

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National Jukebox

May 28, 2011 random

Did you hear about the National Jukebox project unveiled by the Library of Congress earlier this month? When I heard it on NPR, I was so excited I almost crashed my car into the truck with a Calvin peeing sticker in front of me. The National Jukebox is, according to NPR, “the largest collection of […]

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“I am swamped” sayth Prince Humperdinck. He said it, not me.

May 10, 2011 random

I know it is kind of lame to keep on writing posts about how I am totally swamped and apologizing for MIA. I am being a selfish blogger at this moment: all taking and no giving back. I am compelled to write this post because I want to use this quote: “I’ve got my country’s […]

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For the Bard

April 27, 2011 random

Yesterday April 26 was Shakespeare’s birthday, well, it was the day he was baptized. Nobody knows the exact date when he was born but traditionally it was celebrated on April 23. I can tell you that on either day there was no Google Doodle for him and “Shakespeare” was not on the Twitter trending topic […]

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