Friday, August 04, 2006

Three Things I'm in love with right now

1. The book I'm reading: No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again, by Edgardo Vega Yunque. I'm only about a third of the way in, but I'm hooked. The novel is about a 12 year old girl, Vidamia Farrell, half-Puerto Rican, half Irish, full New Yorker, who decides that she wants to meet and get to know her father, a jazz pianist who sunk into depression after leaving two fingers behind in a rice patty in Vietnam. The only drawback to the novel is its absurdly long title, because it leads to conversations like these:
Me: I really like the book I'm reading.
Other person: What's it called?
Me: It has a really long title.
Other person: Well, what is it?
Me: It's like, really long, and now I can't remember all of it.
Other person (annoyed): Now I want to know. Go get the book and tell me what the title is.
Me: No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again. Satisfied?
Other person (now understanding the dilemma): That is a really long title.

2. Newman's Own Virgin Limeade. So refreshing! Finally, another beverage to add to myrepertoiree of coffee, beer, diet Coke, and the occasional glass of water. Paul Newman, my kidneys thank you. Although I do believe that the "virgin" in the name of your product is completely unnecessary.

3. This video of a Norwegian band covering Total Eclipse of the Heart, with kitchen appliances substituting for percussion. (via Boing Boing)

4 comments:

Kim said...

Book sounds interesting. You know I'm going to ask you the title tomorrow.

Limeade is the best!

Anonymous said...

That Total Eclipse of the Heart video was hilarious! Not sure why their pants were falling down, though. I don't know how that lead singer kept a straight face. I thought for sure I'd see him crack a smile, but nope. -Lauren

eileen said...

Yeah, Lauren, I should have warned everyone about the buttshots but I didn't want to dissuade people from watching the video, It cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! » »