Sunday, August 31, 2008

What's happened in the last two weeks

A lot:
  • Angela visited for about a week. We had a wonderful time, though her stay was far too short. (Among our activities: watching The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, which was actually pretty decent, and the X-Files movie, which really wasn't.)

  • I watched Ginger Snaps, which instantly became my favorite werewolf movie, only partly by virtue of being the only werewolf movie I've ever seen (except Wolf, but let's really not talk about that). Ginger Snaps is viewable in its entirety (in pieces, appropriately enough) on blessed YouTube.

  • The Kibbutz served an amazing Israeli Shabbat dinner -- one of the best Middle Eastern meals I've ever eaten.

  • I experienced a revitalizing facial, courtesy of Kibbutz regular Olga. Hot towels on the face are always good.

  • I drove Huma to the airport for her California trip.

  • I moved.

  • I went blackberry picking with Joel and Tamar, and the Kibbutz subsequently served a blackberry-themed potluck that included blackberry pie, muffins, and ice cream.

  • Push, the queer feminist zine that Reed used to work on, had its farewell party at Hugo House. The event was lovely; the cake was exquisite.

  • I went on my first-ever Costco run with Tamar. We bought a lot of cranberry juice.

  • I made my first post to the Moishe House blog.

  • I watched Obama give his acceptance speech in a Belltown bar packed with extremely excited Democrats. (Obama was in Denver; I was in the Belltown bar. Just to be clear.)

  • I went to Bumbershoot and enjoyed Band of Horses even more than I thought I would. That Ben Bridwell is a card.
Upcoming: a Labor Day swim, Death Cab at Bumbershoot, an interview at a temp agency, and a performance by Mike Daisey at Town Hall.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kibbutz resident Tamar Libicki unwittingly guest-DJed this post

She recommends the music, I post it. Symbiotic relationship, minus actual symbiosis.

The Darkness, "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"

Herman Düne, "I Wish That I Could See You Soon"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The British version is still better...

...but the American version of The Office is starting to grow on me. Here's one reason why (sorry about the shoddy recording):

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

When did Jonathan Demme turn into Noah Baumbach?

Hmmm. I didn't get the memo.

In a different category -- the I'm-in-the-mood-for-a-movie-and-it's-summer-and-this-looks-decent category -- is this, which I alone among the people at the critics' screening enjoyed, and also The Wackness and Baghead. Hey, pretty good beats awful any day.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Top 10 things I'm looking forward to about living in Ravenna

In no particular order:

1. The Burke-Gilman Trail
2. Green Lake
3. PCC
4. Being close to my North End friends
5. The Grand Illusion
6. The Northeast 65th Street strip
7. Third Place Books
8. The U District Farmers Market
9. Rising Sun Farms & Produce
10. Living at the Ravenna Kibbutz!

Top 10 things I'll miss about Capitol Hill


1. Victrola
2. Jamjuree
3. Volunteer and Cal Anderson parks
4. The Harvard Exit, the Egyptian, and Northwest Film Forum
5. Madison Market
6. The unbelievable quiet and privacy of my mother-in-law cottage
7. Seeing people I know as I walk up and down 15th Avenue East
8. On 15th Video
9. Watching singer-songwriters warm up outside the Hopvine on open-mic nights
10. Living in what remains -- sorry, Ravenna and West Seattle -- my favorite Seattle neighborhood

I'm moving!

Here. Come visit me Tuesday nights for potluck or Friday nights for Shabbat dinner. Or anytime! You can bounce on the blue exercise ball and we can have a nice chat.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Paris is, like, TOTALLY ready to lead

Sometimes she's hard not to like.

And lest Cindy feel left out, The Huffington Post ordered a hit on her, too.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Muxtape in progress

Thanks to a recent reminder from Kate, I finally got to work on a Muxtape of my very own. Sadly, not a lot of my music is in MP3 form, but thanks to a recent visit to the Daytrotter site, I have a wider selection to choose from. Et voilà!