August 2, 2010
Dear Shark Week,
Thank you for being at the beginning of August so I can lay around all day and watch sharks without feeling guilty. As I’ve mentioned before, you rank in my top three favorite weeks of the year right next to Easter and Fourth of July. Now don’t be all mad that you don’t have the #1 spot. Resurrect the Son of God or shoot some fireworks and then we will talk. At any rate, I love you, Shark Week.
The girl in the shark socks
P.S.-To buy a ‘Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week’ t-shirt, click here. And then call me so we can wear them on the same day and be twinsies.
December 14, 2009
It’s holiday movie season and there are a few on my list to revisit before the big day. In no particular order, they are:
1. Love Actually: I love the weaving of the stories and the deadpan English humor. A word of caution-I saw this in the theater with my mom and the scenes with the nude stand-ins were a touch, uh, awkward.
2. Four Christmases: One word: Mistletoe!
3. The Holiday: I’m not sure why I love this movie. The writing is average. The acting is nothing remarkable, but for some mysterious reason, this one is mandatory. I think it’s the adorable old man. Especially his water aerobics scene. Hot stuff.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon): I love any movie with a character with a heart full of unwashed socks. I crack up every year reading this book to my class and the narration in the movie only makes it better.
5. Elf: It’s impossible to dislike a movie with the line “I’m sorry for ruining your life and shoving eleven cookies into the VCR.”
6. A Charlie Brown Christmas: I love the music and the message. That little tree is just so sad and endearing. You didn’t know a tree could be endearing? Obviously you haven’t spent very much time with your Christmas tree. Shame on you.
*Not on the list because they’re television shows are the Festivus episode of Seinfeld and the Chanukah Armadillo episode of Friends.
December 13, 2009
It is completely unfair that you have chosen this particular time to be stuffy and thus rob me of a full week of inhaling the fresh scent of my Christmas tree. I am over you and your sliming sinuses. Please leave post haste.
Me & the tree
Dear Tomato Soup,
You are divine. If you were a person, I’d kiss your tangy red lips. You and your friend the grilled cheese sandwich make a lovely couple. See you soon.
The One in the Pajamas Wandering the Kitchen
Dear Marisa De Los Santos,
You are a beautiful writer. Even though I finished Love Walked In a full week ago, I think about it daily. Not the story so much, but your delicate, dead on phrasing. I don’t usually read books over again, but I’d be lying if I didn’t confess that I want to read that one a second time straight away. You inspire me to write while also recognizing I will never write with your poignancy.
An Awestruck Fan
Dear E! Network,
I am not interested in keeping up with the Kardashians, the Girls Next Door, or anyone else famous for being famous. The mere sight of such shows on the channel guide makes me want to pitch my remote at my tv, Telemundo. For the well being of my television, please cease and desist all shows not prominently featuring Joel McHale.
Yo y telemundo