In the Spirit of Covers...

Since I'm way too frenetic today to write/think/function...


Superior Hospital Beds? You Decide...

Do you prefer the Cold War Kids original,

or the latest from Florence & The Machine?

(Hint: the answer starts with an F and ends with Machine...)


Wednesday Reading

On hybrid cars:
Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid, by Jeremy Clarkson, The Times UK

On Grand Central:
Space Without Ads Makes Its Own Statement at Grand Central, by David W. Dunlap, The New York Times

On coffee:
Good to the last drop: New research suggests drinking coffee might actually be good for you, by Judy Foreman, The Boston Globe

On lung cancer
Patient Voices: Lung Cancer, The New York Times

On Christian Bale:
Movie Review: Terminator Salvation (2009), by A.O. Scott, The New York Times (for the pictures mostly)

Slow Your Chew

Chart: Time Spent Eating vs. National Obesity Rate, PSFK.com


What Do You Aspire To Be?

Promotional video from my client, KODA...


Comedy Corner: Ms. Coppock

My next-door neighbor from childhood, a talented comedian, demonstrates that a small chest does not indicate a small personality...

Exercise Tips from Elmo and Mrs. Obama


Pooh on Pig Flu

Swine Pooh Moment, Cell 2 Soul

A Morning Lesson in Counting



Happy Mom's Day :)


The Director of Fun?

I'm pretty sure this guy asked us to cut-a-rug last night at Tres Agaves...


Best birthday card of the day...

Thanks JJ :)


A Little Monday Morning Inspiration


Bird Boogie

"That darned bird has better dance moves than I do!!"
- my mom

Birds boogie away the notion that rhythm is reserved for just us, by Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Boston Globe


In case you didn't think flying was dangerous enough....

May Day, Cinco de Mayo Cumpleaños and a Pig Plague Pity Party

Thanks to over-reactive media and Mexican farmers doing god-knows-what to Babe, I've postponed/possibly canceled my birthday vacay to Cabo. Boo! What's the best way to deal with disappointment? Cocktails.

In the spirit of vengeance, I considered a pig roast in the park, but I'm unclear on the legality and feasibility of this plan, given the short lead time to track down a swine-on-a-stick. Instead, I've planned a gathering at Latin American Club tonight (an homage to Mexico) to celebrate May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Swine Flu and the fact that my birthday lands square in the middle of these events.

I've requested the following required attire:

Considering the direness of the situation, (level 5 pandemic, worldwide crisis, mass-death) perhaps my party is a bit déclassé, so apologies to anyone offended by the aforementioned plan.

My favorite Yelp post on L.A.C.:

Ahhh...the Pint of Margarita. It never fails to provide an evening of unpredictable excitement and intrigue. I try to cap it at one. Never go here in a snuggie, though, it's very packed, and therefore a tad warm.

I'll lend my ear to anyone who mentions Snuggies on Yelp...

What I'm Listening To, archive

* Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
* Thom Yorke - Black Swan
* James Hunter - Hand It Over
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric
* Bonobo - Days to Come
* Devotchka - This Place is Haunted
* Home Video - Gas Tank
* These New Puritans - Costume
* T.I. - Dead and Gone