Saturday, February 24, 2007

Muskrat Love(s Disney)

John Kovalic, of Dork Tower fame (who also has a blog), summed up my own relationship with Disney quite nicely.
Now, theoretically, Disney should be abhorrent to me. It supposedly represents everything that's...

(a) too commercial
(b) too culturally imperialistic
(c) too sanitized
(d) too safe and mainstream
(e) all of the above

...about our society.

But I love it. Indeed, I'm a total, unrepentant Disney World nut.
Exactly. I was relieved to see his review of the Jack Sparrow additions to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Star Wars Weekends is coming. We'll take Munchkins and play a few hands in a salute to John.

What Did You Do This Weekend?

Okay, that was just effing brilliant. (Except, as the first commenter pointed out, it's Star Trek, NOT Startrek. Sheesh. Some people's children.)

I'm obviously of the AE persuasion, but this weekend I've spent my time going to a Billy Joel concert last night (which was awesome) and then listening to his greatest hits album today.

Strawberry Smart Cake

And to think, I didn't even go to high school. Or take a history class in college. Maybe that was the secret to my success...
You Are a Smart American

You know a lot about US history, and you're opinions are probably well informed.
Congratulations on bucking stereotypes. Now go show some foreigners how smart Americans can be.

This one made me think of Subspace and her recent baking obsession.
You Are Strawberry Cake

Fresh, sassy, and romantic.
You're a total flirt, who never would turn down a sugary treat.
Occasionally you're a bit moody - but you usually stay sweet!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I Had a Dream

Over the holidays my intention was that in the new year I would strike a better work/life balance and one of the indicators of that would be a commitment to daily updates on my blog. If you've already smirked let me tell you that you don't know the half of it. This was my first day off in 20 and today we had to put one of our dogs down. A member of our family, really, who was regularly called things like "Baby Girl." She was one of the few creatures I've ever met that was more audacious and stubborn than me. We were both in love with the same man, but managed to live together amicably for over fourteen years.

I hope all ya'll out in my part of the blogosphere are having good times. If I ever get this work/life balance thing figured out I'll spend more time with you.