Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Grief Bacon

From a list of top words of 2011, "Kummerspeck" is a German term that literally translates to "grief bacon". It's English usage refers to excess weight gained from emotional overeating.

I'm coining "Langeweilespeck", or "boredom bacon", to refer to overeating as a result of nothing better to do with your evenings. P90x has prevented the weight gain, so far anyway.

Friggin' Germans.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Look what I found in my Advent calendar!"

I get this meal maybe twice a year. More would hard on my body. OT Special (a double bacon cheeseburger) with a fried egg, thick potato chips, and a Dr. Pepper. That's a top 5 all time meal. It's the American boyfriend of my Cisco's meal.

Speaking of tops, Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The '70s was on the radio at Dirty's, and Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was playing when I took this photo. Yep.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

House Music (#9 of __)

Little bit of disco night at the real Fortress of Shroatitude, but I'm not like changing my clothes for it or nothing.

House Music (#8 of __)

I also recommend Jen Kirkman telling the story of Abraham Lincoln (Will Ferrell) and Fredrick Douglass (Don Cheadle).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

House Music (#7 of __)

Portugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's A Corporate World
Foster the People - Torches

Three of the year's best albums.

Paste named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. as the Worst New Band Name of 2011. I hate all three of these bands' names. I would be embarrassed to say them to my mother.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

House Music (#6 of __)

I signed up for Hulu solely to watch new episodes of Community. To love this show is to know my sense-of-humor-secret-handshake. One of them, anyway.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Lassitude Tableau (#3 of __) - Digital Edition

And yet, none in the Dryer family of sounds have been able to supplant Rain - Porch as my preferred soporific, ambient noise.

Which of these is best for dying alone?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

House Music (#5 of __)

File:The Black Keys El Camino Album Cover.jpg

This became amazing on the third time through. Wish they'd played "Little Black Submarines" on SNL. I'm about to dig into The Black Keys' back catalog. (archaic prison phrase)


Odenkirk anger is always funny to me.

House Music (#4 of __)

3 albums
33 songs
2.1 hours
St. Vincent gets under my skin. I've been playing her (their?) newest album even more than Wilco's over the last three months. High praise indeed.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Best of Twitter - November 2011

  • Does anyone already get Mexican Popsicle Aficionado magazine? Feel like I won't get value from a full year subscription.
  • Coffee-shop-based work allows me to have colleagues like the woman who just entered with part of a headboard & a container of grits. #MBA
  • Friends didn't set their kitchen clock back, then used it to run a bedtime scam on their 3 kids. Passing that info along to Kidz Wikileaks.
  • Maker of Awesome Mix Tapes for Gasoline Marauding in the Wasteland #PostApocalypticJobsICanDo
  • Bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Steve Martin #PostApocalypticJobsICanDo
  • Post Apocalyptic Jobs I Can Do - http://t.co/8C6GdcZ5 - #PostApocalypticJobsICanDo
  • Pity the hipster who has to enunciate: "I'm in a The National cover band."
  • If I get hit by a bus tomorrow, the leading contender for my gravestone epitaph: "He never responded to a crisis by growing a ponytail."
  • The "Linoleum-tooth Lonnie Takes a Wife" #ClassicGrift
  • Quinoa and lentils for dinner, alone, at home. This must be what it feels like to own a Prius.
  • Teaching 8 year old how to play 20 questions. Her 1st question: "Is it lovely?"
  • “Would a peanut dilettante put already roasted peanuts in the oven for additional roasting?” - not as debonair when I said it out loud
  • No one at this Walmart seems to want to talk about Benjamin Banneker, Harriet Tubman or Langston Hughes. #BlackHistoryFriday
  • Once asked by a 4 y.o. which I liked better, orange juice or Batman. Started to give lecture on false dichotomies, then settled on Batman.
  • I remember when we didn't have to dig up a bunch of mistresses to stop ourselves from nominating a black guy. - some old Republican
  • I'm still convinced that 85% of the bicycling in this town is affectation-based. #FestoonedWithFauxSponsors