For Your Friday: Random Korean Videos

2NE1’s new single

You’ve probably seen this but just in case you haven’t 

Incredible skills + the han

I think I enjoyed watching this number much more than the bride did. Poor girl looks stunned.

I hope you have a great weekend! We’re trying to muster the courage to take both kids to a movie tomorrow. It will be Mimi’s first time going to a theater. She’ll do fine…right?  Gulp.

SPOILER: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

***If you’re planning on seeing the movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green and don’t want the ending to be spoiled, don’t watch this video!***

I thought this video was hilarious but watching it reminded me of how I cried when I watched Old Yeller or read Where the Red Fern Grows. I sobbed and sobbed and felt my heart break in a way I can still remember.

What was the first movie/book/show that broke your heart as a child?  

Things Are Looking Up

N just sent me a link to this video.  Downtown Abbey + Fresh Prince of Bel Air = just the sort of awesomeness I need after this crazy week. 

Another sign that things are looking up is that it’s our wedding anniversary tomorrow. 11 years! 

There is no one I’d rather go through life (and all of its assorted plumbing catastrophes) with than my sweet, funny N.

I hope you have a lovely weekend–see you next week!

For your Friday: Goth Edition

Watching this brought back a memory from the 80s: I’m six or so and perched on the bathroom counter watching with awe as my sister Jan cakes on the eye shadow and shellacs her bangs so they hang down over one eye. The Cure plays in the background (or course).

When you watch the video notice how the girl almost breaks character when she starts to peel the orange. She’s trying so hard–it cracks me up. God bless goths.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go dig out my Cure cds.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

A poem for your Friday

I’ve gone through certain periods in my life when I read a lot of poetry: a particularly angsty junior year of high school, certain semesters in college (I studied English). But I haven’t read poetry in years, especially modern poetry.

This video makes me want to change that (and is adorable to boot).

Litany by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general’s head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman’s tea cup.
But don’t worry, I’m not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and–somehow–the wine.”

Lovely, right?

I know I haven’t been posting very often here. It’s frustrating to me because I have things to post about (Cookbooks on Trial! Woodworking! Kitchen remodel! Quilting! Sweet Mimi! Funny E!) but lately it’s been hard to find the time to actually sit down and edit the pictures and write the words.

But a few of the things that have been taking up a lot of my time will be wrapping up in the next few weeks and so I should be back in the groove soon. Thanks for your patience.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

For your Friday

Behold the power of 80s pop music! It can bring together North Korean musicians and Norwegian shipwrights!

We have an exciting weekend ahead of us. We’re on pins and needles waiting for the arrival of a new nephew who’s going to be born today(!!!) and then tomorrow we’re celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday (and getting a cake from our favorite vegan bakery)!

So yeah, a new baby + yummy cake = awesomeness (and an excuse for lots of !!!)

Have a lovely weekend!