Monthly Archives: January 2011

More true than…well, possibly anything

It would be so much better if we could share our insecurity, if we could all venture inside ourselves and realize that green beans and vitamin C, however much they nurture us, cannot save lives, nor sustain our souls.

– Paloma, in Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog

I’ll take Mr. August for the win

Daymaker by MKR. Everything, everything, EVERYTHING about this is super fantabulous.

Purrrrrrrrr, kitty.

Don’t miss your cherry moments

I just love my Sunday NYT – it’s a ritual I will probably never give up: the NYT, Irving Farm Sinful Delight coffee, and some fabulous-but-not-fussy homemade breakfast like pumpkin waffles or an egg white veggie frittata. It’s also especially nice to end/start the week with encouraging words of wisdom from execs profiled in the Sunday Business section, like these from former Microsoft CFO, Greg Maffei:

When I was about 8, we went to a restaurant with my parents, and the bartender said to me, “Would you like something to drink? How about a Shirley Temple?” And he put a cherry in it and he said, “Would you like another cherry?” And I was a little bashful and I thought, “I don’t want to take two.” Then I spent the entire dinner thinking, “Why didn’t I take that second cherry?”

And a lot of times in life you’re either bashful or something’s offered to you and you’re not certain and you look back and say: “Gosh, that was a great opportunity. What was I thinking?” It’s human nature to hold back sometimes, to observe, to not look like you’re sticking your neck out or taking a risk, or even asking for something or agreeing to take something that’s being presented to you. But you’ve got to seize the moment a lot of times. It’s another version of carpe diem. There have been one or two other times in my life when I thought: “That was a cherry moment. What was I thinking? Why didn’t I take the cherry?”

Brian Williams Calls His Junk “Dave”

He has got to be one of the funniest, most dry-witted, droll dudes EVER. Love this man. And when he slow jams the news with JF, it just about makes my week every time. But what I may love most about BriWi is that I got to watch him host SNL in November 2007 – from the front row on the floor of Studio 8H. It was also the last show before the infamous writers’ strike and Obama made a surprise guest appearance during the cold open (for those not in the comedy know, that’s the sketch that airs at the top of the show, before the opening credits) – a whole year before he was elected prez. So I sat roughly eight feet from two of the coolest dudes in history.

Meanwhile, Letterman seemed a bit skeeved out by this story, but my new favorite term is “Dave and the Twins.”

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