Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Several random lifestyle items

Item #1: The winner of a copy of Crash Into Me also happens to have the cutest avatar ever...it's:

Kwana, send your info to Jill Sorenson at her website. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you think.

Item #2: Does anybody else out there watch Madmen?
We're renting it on Netflix (not done with season ONE, so no spoilers!) But, isn't it sort of a trip to see Angel's son in that role? DH and I had this whole discussion on that, in a way, he's kind of playing the same guy. But he's really quite good!

I love that show. Part of it is because the main character sort of has my same job, but most of all, it's fascinating how just a generation ago, women really had so little opportunity. (It takes place in 1960). I mean, we read historicals and freak out about how powerless women were, but this was not even 50 years ago! It is so fascinating, like another world. I really love the show. Not as much as Dexter, of course.

Okay, #3: I'm going to Mexico on Friday!!

My mother, the 70-year old rabblerouser that she is, has engineered a girls' family trip. It will be her and me and my two younger sisters.

I am looking forward to reading many dirty books on the beach, chowing down, and hopefully not reverting into my bossy, argumentative teenage self. I'm not really up on the details since those girls planned it, but I will be incommunicado from Friday to Tuesday. However, I will be supplying photos.

And #4: Save the words!
OMG, I have become obsessed with the Save the Words project. You go to this site and click on different rarely-used words, and it show their definitions, and you find one to save. You have to choose one you are willing to use in everyday circumstances, and it's like your word to save. I am so serious, I'm really taking a lot of time to pick. Because I really want to follow through, so it has to be the right word for me.

Once I choose one, I am going to post it in my sidebar with the definition, and you will see me using it in as many posts as I can! I encourage everybody to play. Let me know if you choose a word.


Iasa said...

I'm terribly jealous, I wish I had someone to travel with. Hope you have a fabulous trip to Mexico.

Lori said...

Have a fabulous time in Mexico! I'm headed there with my own 70 yo mom in April.

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Don't get too sunburned while in Mexico!

Anonymous said...

What fun!! Have a great time in Mexico!!

Tracy said...

COngrats to Kwana!!!

Mexico! How fun. I hope you have a great time!

Save the words...very cool, I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

Jace said...

Bon Voyage! Enjoy! Looking forward to your pics. :D

I will check out Save The Words - sounds like something I'd like to do. :D Thanks for finding it.

Bridget Locke said...

Bring me back a postcard? Seriously! I collect 'em. :)

Hope you have a blast. And think of all us cold ones up here in the States. *sigh* So jealous. he-he

Debby said...

Have a great time in Mexico! I am a big fan of "Mad Men" but I didn't get your reference to that actor?

I looked at the Save the WOrds website: honestly, I have been proud of my vocabulary, and I can't even believe that some of those words are FOR REAL!

Debby said...

I've chosen three that I liked:
I have squiriferous, aporrhoea, and jussulent.

Squiriferous means having the character or qualities of a gentleman, and I want to send this word to my son, but you might also find some utility in your blog.

Aporrhoea is a bodily emanation or body odour!

Jussulent is full of broth or soup, one of my favorite foods.

Thanks for the tip!

Kwana said...

Get out of town! I can't believe I won. Thanks!! I can't wait to read Crash and write about it. I'm off to play the lotto now:)

Oh,I have an avatar? Do you mean my little pic. That was me at about age 6 or so. I'm so not computer savy.

Oh, again, I'm way jealous over Mexico. Have a great time. Freezing my butt off over here. But have a new sexy book to warm me up!

Katie Reus said...

Have fun in Mexico!!! Hope you come back with a fabulous tan ;)

Anna said...

I don't normally watch it, but I've seen bits of it. I find it very odd to watch Vincent Kartheiser (Connor) in this role. It's weird and the slicked back hair makes me giggle. He's MN native don'tcha ya know. LOL!

Oooh Mexico, hope you have lots fun. Bring back some warm weather with you, that damn groundhog saw his shadow. ;)

Megan Frampton said...

I adopted squiriferous, too, from SaveTheWOrds.org!

And we also just started watching MadMen. So much fun, and the clothes! But I would have hated to be female back then. Ugh.

Carolyn Jean said...

You guys - thanks for all the good trip wishes!! I am so excited.

Bridget: Okay, I'll send a postcard!! A sexy one!

Debby: That fellow used to be in Angel, the spin-off from Buffy. He was a vampire's son! Also, squiriferous might be a good word for this blog to champion. I'm thinking about it very much.

Kwana, yes, your little pic. So cute! have fun with the book.

Anna: I didn't know he was from MN! He seems like it, though.

MF: Maybe we could mass-adopt squiriferous. I wonder if squirific is a word, too.

Jill Sorenson said...

hasta la vista

Tumperkin said...

Oooooooh! Lucky you! I am going to the Lake District soon but it's not exactly beach and cocktails *sighs*

I love your word campaign.

Meriam said...

Oh, yes. Mad Men is great. I've only watched the first season (UK - boo) but it's brilliant. On a superficial level, doesn't it look great? On a less superficial level, Don Draper is a fascinating character study.

I've heard Jon Hamm is making a guest appearance on 30 Rock - two loves colliding.

Ladytink_534 said...

I don't watch Madmen but a few of my blogger buddies do and they all seem to love it. Enjoy your trip!

samantha.1020 said...

A trip to Mexico sounds wonderful and your Mom sounds great! Enjoy :)