Forgotten Spring Photos

Here’s some stuff that happened this spring, according to my iPhone, that I haven’t covered here in word-form.

Friday Roundup: In Like A Lamb?




Happy Friday! And Happy March! (Today is rather lamb-ish for March 1st in NYC, hence today’s post’s accompanying photo.)

Some stuff I liked reading this week:

I’m a very big fan HBO’s endangered comedy Enlightened right now. Every episode in this – the second season – has been truly impressive and I think that the entire series will impact me as a writer for a long time to come. Two pieces on Enlightened I really enjoyed this week:
1) “Enlightened is TV’s best show right now – and it needs more viewers” (AV Club)
2) “Why We Need Enlightened” (The Awl)

I talked about my Carnivale fandom last week. Here’s another piece on how great that show was, this time from The Awl.

I’m finally “catching up” on my New Yorkers, which means I just read most of last week’s. I really enjoyed this profile on the playwright Annie Baker. (Article is subscription-only online.) I made myself struggle through the article on Spain’s economic collapse. This article is also subscription only, but here’s a link to a photo slideshow illustrating what a mess Spain is right now. And I haven’t finished this one yet because I got sleepy last night, but this piece on Gerard Depardieu seems very promising, if only for the awesome photo of him riding a motorbike in a tank top.

Just for fun, here is Splitsider’s “The Annotated Wisdom of Louis C.K.” (Do they write about anything else?)

There was also some good stuff on Stereogum this week, including this thing on “The Return of the Postal Service and Why 2013 Should Be the New 2003”. (I’m definitely hoping that 2013 turns out to be the next 2003.) Also, I was prompted to start listening to Rilo Kiley again because they did a 10 Best Rilo Kiley Songs countdown. (Pretty sure I’ll be purchasing RKives next month.) Finally, there was this very chill Kurt Vile interview. I’m really into his forthcoming album’s single, which I’m conveniently posting here:

Valentine’s Day Mix


Happy Valentine’s Day! I made you a little mix of some love songs, happy and sad and whatever’s in-between. Enjoy! ❤

Spotify link: V-DAY


01. Françoise Hardy – Le Temps de l’Amour

02. Wanda Jackson – Stupid Cupid

03. The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman

04. The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)

05. The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me

06. Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)

07. Wilson Pickett – In the Midnight Hour

08. The Contours – Just A Little Misunderstanding

09. The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache

10. Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

11. The Mad Lads – Patch My Heart

12.  John Lennon – Oh Yoko

13. The Kinks – Tired of Waiting For You

14. Love – Alone Again Or

15. Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

16. The Left Banke – Walk Away Renee

17. Jackson 5 – Who’s Lovin’ You

18. Sam Cooke – The Riddle Song

A Thing That Happened Over the Weekend: An Early Valentine’s Day

This weekend, in honor of St. Valentine’s Day, my roommates and I decorated our apartment like so:

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(The original idea was to use only heart cards but we got kind of lazy. We hung a bunch of hearts from the middle of the chandelier, though!)

Then we had a party. (The 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Party/1st Annual Semi-Formal Valentine’s Day Party.) We served snacks like these sugar cookies (I used Martha Stewart’s recipe):

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I also made some raspberry brownies from this recipe I found on Epicurious and my pal Julia kindly brought a beautiful and very delicious red velvet cake which I’m both happy and sad to report was utterly destroyed by people eating with it their hands as the night progressed.

We danced until very early in the morning, first to some songs that were on-theme, and then to some songs that maybe were not. I’m pretty sure a lot of fun – possibly too much fun? – was had by all or at least most. A very big thank you to everyone who came out to party even though it was so, so snowy and an even bigger thank you to our neighbors for not calling the police!