Friday, May 27, 2011

What mamacita is...

Sarah Vowell does Hawaii. I'm really liking this book. Everyone else go get a copy so we can talk about it. [Cayce -- you especially!]

Justine Henin retired in January; the Williams sisters are out with injuries; Kim Clijsters lost early. Even little Melanie Oudin (born 9/23/1991) is already out. Who am I supposed to root for?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Life with an Aspie

I was helping Emmet get dressed one morning -- pull-on pants, no-button shirt, slip-on shoes, etc. -- when we had the following exchange:

Emmet: Mom, did you know that light isn't really matter? It's really just an idea, even though it can affect matter through radiation... (continues in this vein for a while)

Me: Go to the potty, Emmet; we'll talk about particle physics when you're done.

Friday, May 20, 2011

This Week in Fuck You: Norm McDonald and Sexism in Sports

I used to like Norm McDonald. I thought he was very funny on SNL; I thought they were wrong to run him off. I usually like his stand-up routines.

But Norm's new show, Sports Show with Norm McDonald, grates my nerves. 80% of his set list falls into two categories:
1) "hoo-boy that Tiger Woods sure is a hound dog;"
2) women's sports are dumb.

As far as the former goes -- well, everyone struggles for material, I guess. But the latter really pisses me off. His basic -- I should say "base" -- idea is that no one wants to watch women's sports, and the sports are therefore useless. Fuck you, Norm McDonald. People watch women play different sports than what they watch men play, but the ratings for some women's sports are better than those for their male counterparts.

Norm, I think it's high time Serena Williams send you the way of historical footnote Bobby Riggs.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I don't mean to brag or anything...

but this is what I got for Mother's Day


blueberry cobbler