Thursday, October 16, 2008

not surprised at all

My friend Matt is a very talented artist, writer, comedian, and I suspect maybe even musician somehow, since he's good at everything else. I can't confirm the last one, but he definitely is talented at sending me mp3s of good songs. They always come through without a download error or virus! So yes, my friend Matt is good at everything. And I've long admired his artwork and finally got just vain bold enough to ask him to make some artistic rendering of me (because apparently I am Jan? Look for my new candle line in stores spring 2009). Ignoring for a minute how completely self-indulgent it is to first ask someone to draw you, and then to plan on displaying said drawing in your own home as if it is as worthy a subject matter as Don Quixote or Dora Maar, I just want to share this. Because I quite love it. And even though I'm no revolutionary fictional character or muse to one of the greatest artists of all time, Matt is pretty revolutionary for our time, and his work deserves to be shown.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

make a note of this

You know what I've decided I like more than food? Drink.

Exhibit A: A lot of times at a restaurant as I'm perusing the menu there is no dish that looks particularly appealing to me; meanwhile I am drooling at the beverage offerings on the last page tucked in that bottom corner. I don't know why they don't give drinks a place of more prominence on menus. They deserve it. I think one of these days I'm just going to go for it, get what I really want when the waiter comes up and asks if he can start us off with some drinks. "Could I have a Diet Coke? And a raspberry lemonade? And a chocolate milk? And a cranberry juice? And a water? And keep all the refills coming, please."

Exhibit B: If you look in my fridge right now, you will find orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, limeade, white cranberry peach juice, milk, assorted water bottles, assorted flavored water bottles, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Korean plum juice, root beer, and then, like, some cheese.

Exhibit C: I'd rather drink an actual liquid milkshake than eat a bowl of ice cream. I'd rather suck a blend of fruit and yogurt and juice up through a straw than sit down and munch on some oranges and strawberries and bananas.


I thought of an Exhibit D: Every time I do the dishes the ratio is something like five glasses to every plate.

Drinks, for the win.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

falling off at maturity

Lately everyone who lives in Utah and has a blog has been going on and on and on and on and on about how beautiful the fall leaves in their given local canyon are.

And everyone in Utah is RIGHT.