My 2010 Film Report

Some of you may remember that last February I tallied up all the movies I saw in the theater in 2009 and was surprised by how many films I had see in the theater. Well, its that time again, so I took a look at all the movies that came out in 2010 and this […]

Things I love this week

At Emily’s request, here are my “things I love this week”: Taking an afternoon nap with Eva – in Ella’s bed, it was sweet and we both needed the rest. Watching Ella display some amazing dance moves around the house, clearly her ballet class is really inspiring her to explore new movements. Finally got to […]

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. — Robert Herrick, 1600s, I watched Dead Poet Society the other afternoon while I was working, and it was very nostalgic for me. The film […]

Pork belly in my belly

I took a one-meal break from my “common sense” diet last night so I could try Braised Pork Belly. When I saw it on the menu I was amazed to realize I had never tried “the Filet Mignon of pork”, even though I have seen pork belly raved about on dozens of the cooking shows […]

The long and short of it

Ella: “Did I take a long nap?” Me: “No, it was a short one.” Ella: “Was it a little long AND a little short?” Me: “Ha. Well it can’t be a little long and a little short.” Ella: “It could be medium then.” Me: “Yup, I suppose so, you little genius.”

Ella’s Secret mix

After the success of Ella’s first mix tape, she decided to make a second one yesterday. She called this one, “Ella’s Secret”. Here is the songs she chose: Bee Gees – Staying Alive Blind Melon – No Rain Joan Jett – I Love Rock & Roll Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack Smasmouth – […]

Pump up the Cohen

Leonard Cohen is a singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist extraordinaire. His work often deals with the exploration of religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships. Famously reclusive, having once spent several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, and possessing a persona frequently associated with mystique, he is extremely well-regarded by critics for his literary accomplishments, for […]

2011 is the year to get fit

People always say they can tell I have lost weight. Unfortunately, I usually have not lost any recent weight, and even worse I often know for a fact I gained weight since last time they saw me. So what does that mean? It means that their lasting impression of me is an even fatter version […]

Ella makes a mix

Remember mix tapes? So awesome. I can not even count how many of those I made in my youth, I remember I would always listen to Casey Kasem count down the Top 40 and I would record my favorite songs when they came on – so that is at least 1 new¬† mix tape a […]

Ella’s first Pacers game

It was a big day for us last week, I took Ella to her first Pacers game! We had been talking about doing this for awhile and after I returned from a few recent games she started asking when she would get to go. So on New Year’s Eve there was an afternoon game – […]