It’s my birthday!!
Today, I’m turning twenty-nine, and I have the great good fortune that my birthday is on a Sunday, that my wife is not on a boat somewhere, that I finished all the laundry on Friday so we won’t have to worry about it today, and we live in southern California, so it’s going to be sunny and pretty outside.
I don’t even think it needs saying, but here it is: woot!
When Amanda asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, my demands were very specific.
1. I want to go to Barnes & Noble and saunter aisles slowly, with a hot beverage in hand, and linger over books, and read first pages, and at long last, make a decision and get myself a new book.
2. I want her to make chicken tortilla soup, which is one of my most favorite things she makes. I want to pour it over a bowl full of tortilla chips, and I want to snack on homemade guacamole, which is one of my other most favorite things she makes, and I want to drink two Coronas, with lime. The lime is not negotiable. A lime-free Corona is a sad Corona, yielding a sad birthday.
3. That night, I want to cozy up in bed and watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes. Because awesome ladies.
And so since this is my birthday, and the day of Slow Sunday Jamming, today’s list is really just a bunch of stuff I’m into. Which, I suppose, isn’t so different from every other week. Whatever. It’s my birthday!
Slow Sunday Jam 1.12.2014
- One of my favorite quotes about reading comes from Joyce Carol Oates: “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” And now, a study out of Emory University proves that, scientifically, that might be true. (All the readers say, “Duh.”)
- I’ve been told that it takes me kind of a long time to get ready in the morning. But compared to Martha Stewart’s beauty regimen, I’m moving at light speed. Holy crap, that’s a lot of product.
- Downton Abbey came back into our lives last weekend. Here’s what the episode would have looked like if it was done entirely in Facebook posts. (Spoilers in there, y’all. Don’t read if you haven’t watched it yet.)
- So, you know how I think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are awesome ladies and part of my birthday demands is to watch them host the Golden Globes? Yeah. Here’s the gospel of parenting according to quotes from the two of them.
- And in case you need a little extra Tina Fey awesomeness, here’s “A Mother’s Prayer for Her Daughter,” excerpted from Bossypants.