My Amazon Cart is Overflowing

Media loves of late:

I have the LOST needle in my arm and am officially a junkie. I just cannot get over the twists and turns. This truly is the only television show I sit down for each week and I’m hooked to the point of being upset when things go awry. And on LOST, things go awry often.
{If you watched last night and want to talk about the episode, I’d love to hear your take on the closing scene. AY! The suspense!}

The new Modest Mouse. Love. Must buy. Also, my new musical crush — Robert Glasper. His interview on All Things Considered this week made me want to run out an buy everything he’s ever touched. Rarely do I feel so inspired — and never before by jazz. Oddly, his music reminds me of Radiohead. Anyone else?

Country Living subscriptions for $12.

Country Home subscriptions for $5.

A bookshelf threatening to topple with recommended reads. I’m currently reading that book at Starbuck’s with the kid from Sierra Leone. His writing style is starkly different from Janet Finch’s, but he is African and has a great story to tell. I’m being patient.

The April issue of Real Simple. SO good. Great articles, great design, nice photography. This magazine leads the pack month to month. Bravo RS!

Media misses:
The Easter issue of MSL. Oh Martie. That feathered egg tree? Awful. And your editor in chief is begging for a new photo. That head shot is awkward, odd and over used at this point. Get one of your crafty web designers to spruce her up a bit. They did a fantastic job with your new site.

The April issue of Country Living. Blah. You can, in fact, have way too many slip covers. I don’t care if you live in the south and have a plantation home. That doesn’t mean you should wrap the entire building in white canvas with teeny pleats at the corners and a giant bow on the back. Slipcovers are like fattening foods — best in moderation.

If this doesn’t make you a: laugh or b: want to become a vegetarian, there is a little bit of our soul missing.

C’est tout. A wonderful day to all!

18 Replies to “My Amazon Cart is Overflowing”

  1. I’m so agog after reading the Slog article that I have lost the ability to recall anything else from your post. Just ew. And bad Jew! If that cheese had actually contained any dairy whatsoever (which I’m sure it didn’t since I doubt it’s actual food) he would have been struck down in his kitchen. Not that I’d fault him. I mean, we have served pork ribs at Hanukkah. I’m sure that is Naughty Jew territory right there.

    Oh, now I remember – you’re right – slipcovers in moderation if at all please.

  2. Good lord. In what world is the phrase β€šΓ„ΓΊItβ€šΓ„Γ΄s like a hot dog flavored donut!β€šΓ„ΓΉ considered a positive thing? I mean, I like a good dog once and a while, and crisp delicious bacon, but…ugh! Yikes. I think Immodium chasers should have been in order for the brave munchers. And the prep photos alone!

    OK, gotta go stalk the mailman. Where’s my Real Simple?!

  3. I’m with Finny, I was all ready to talk about LOST but after the hot dog horror I sat stunned for a moment and couldn’t remember what I was going to say. I’m still not sure I can put together an intelligent sentence. I have to be very still for a while and let my stomach settle just from reading that…..

    LOST! Did you gasp aloud like I did? My goodness that John is a complicated guy, isn’t he? I was mad at him and then I felt so sorry for him. And lets not even get started on the creepiness that is Ben. Those eyes. Almost as creepy as the deep fried-bacon wrapped-cheese dog.

  4. there’s a new modest mouse? you are always at the vanguard of everything. i rely on you to tell me all the latest greatest newest things i want.

  5. Oh man, that is sooo gross it was hilarious! My favorite line?

    “If syphilis was a food product, this is what it would look like.”

  6. That’s the mother of fried food indignities! I mean, I see the novelty of fried twinkies, but those hot dogs are meant to cause serious intestinal harm!

    OK I am soooo excited about LOST, did you see the preview for next week, with Sun and Sawyer and something about a BODY?? Ack!! Who can handle that after the momentous twist at the end there??

    Can’t wait to see the Locke/Jack smackdown that will undoubtedly take place, given the look of insane anger on Jack’s face!

  7. I saw on CNN last night that the computer mogule guy who’s going on a commercial space flight is having Martha pick his meals while he’s up there.

  8. I have heard SO MUCH about “Lost” and I kinda want to watch it, but now I’m so far behind, I can’t see just jumping into the middle of the show!

  9. OMG! Could you believe the scene of Locke falling out the window? I have to watch that again online! Insanity. And what the heck is up with dear ‘ol dad being on the island??? Wowser. And I have to say that I have been very disappointed in Marty this year. I’m not that thrilled w/my subscription. Wah.

  10. *raises hand*

    Lost fan here..

    We have gatherd as a family every wednesday night for 3 years to watch it.. my brother and i meet at mom n dads, have dinner and watch..

    My dad lost his long battle with cancer last year the day before the season finalle.. such a pisser too.. he kept saying he wanted to see how the season ended.

    This year its been hard.. we still go over, but its now an hour later and my mom passes out… its just not the same, ya know?

    Ok now that ive shared that memory…

    LOVE the show this year.. the episode that focused on hurley so far is my fav..

    remember the scene where the guy was strapped in the chair and they were doing that sensory torture? OY the nightmare i had that night.. creepy.

    As for lastnight… i KNEW the “box” thing was going to be about his dad.. was weird.. same with the week before with claire at the hospital.. when they told the doc they couldnt afford the bills.. when he said they were takin care of? i KNEW it was gonna be jacks dad and i KNEW he was gonna be her long lost dad.. i was hoping they werent going to be so “soap opera-ish” about it… but they were… i can look past it.

    who do you think kate should be with? me..? I’ll take whoever she doesnt pick..

    love love loveeee the show.. its the only night of tv im interested in.. well, that and SNL.. what can i say, im a child of hippie parents from the 60’s

    ps.. i love your blog and the latest handbag youve made is totally adorable…

    ~ Lisa.

  11. man, i MISS reading real simple. one of my fav magazines. sigh. and the hotdog recipe…i saw that the other day…that guy deserves to be arrested for trying to kill his friends.

    p.s. it’s dumping snow right now. it’s gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  12. Those hot dogs makes me want to throw up!! My God!
    About your post, there’er the simplest things in life that can make you happy, I’ve always thought that.

  13. oh my. i can eat a *lot* of deep-fried food (i am from louisiana, after all!), but the hot dogs are pretty intense. though they’re making me kind of hungry. hmmm. maybe i’m just homesick πŸ™‚

  14. i may have to go by way of vegetarian after that! oh my…not even words to describe that hot dog! i think i’m heading toward the treadmill right now.

  15. Love your blog and am smacking my forehead for not having found it before!

    The boyfriend just bought the Modest Mouse for me yesterday (I’d been dying to hear it after listening to the pre-release single on repeat all week.)

    The cupcakes, the Amy Butler love, the cute knit hat? Where have I been???

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