in a perfect world of yancies: January 2008

21 January 2008

Not to Seem Full of Myself or Anything, but I Made it into the New York Times!!!

And on Sunday!!!
Here's a shot of the page:


Online version available here.

If there's any interest (or if I run out of things to talk about later this week), maybe I'll show you my un-edited version and we can discuss writing styles?
Anyway, hooray for me!

Hope you're well, dear reader.

19 January 2008

Mmmm. Too Much for the Man.

Not sure if you love 30 Rock as much as I do reader (oh, when will they pay the writers and end the strike!), but in case you missed this Gladys Knight bit from the other day, here you go:

Oh, and it was beautiful and sunny last weekend, so we walked on the Burke-Gilman Trail up by the U of Washington. Here's a photo on campus--if you squint just right, you can see Mt Rainier.

It was freakin' huge looking in person, I swear.

10 January 2008

Okay, Marisa: I'm Back on the Blog

Been too long, hasn't it? Happy New Year and all that, reader. Here's a random bunch of photos of what you've missed:

Braxton and Magen surfing the 'Net. (xmas day)

My mom with the egg carton of bath stuff that we got her from Bliss, the great soap store around the corner from our apartment. Scents like spiced pear or mint julep; and bubble bath that comes in the shape of ginger bread cookies--who wouldn't love that?

Mimi showing off her new umbrella. (Who needs luck when you've got a smile like that?)

That old smile again.

Back in Seattle we opened gifts from my dad and Rhonda. Oh--that reminds me: I really should think about Thank You cards . . .

Enjoying the winter wonderland that was McHenry, IL at the close of '07.

More bubble bath from Bliss . . .

Amelia trying out some xmas presents

Emily's current favorite Braxton quote should also work as a caption here: "huh?"

And what's in the news lately?
The Wire is back for its final season--love that show.

Hillary is inevitably going to win; no Obama is inevitably going to win; well, at least one of them will eventually win, right?

How about some local news from Montana?

Mike and his family recently offered sledding tips in this (Helena) Independent Record story.

And, in case you missed it: The A Daily Show is back, as is The (?) Colbert Report. Are they funny without their writers? Well, it could be worse--I'll leave it at that. Am I conflicted about watching these scabs? Definitely. Is it ever so wonderful having them back, even if they're scabs? You bet your ass it is.

Here's a bit from the first night back: