Thursday, June 25, 2015

Crunchy Danger Haystacks, SUP and Macarons

Since I don't have anything of real consequence to say this week, here's an Oprah post- my favorite things right now:

1. Moone Boy

 Oh my dear lord, this show. I'm just about ready to watch all three seasons all over again. If only for Padraic and HIS imaginary friend, professional wrestler Crunchy Danger Haystacks.

"Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family in the 1980's."

2. Shut Up, You're Welcome by Annie Choi

"Choi (Happy Birthday or Whatever, 2007) returns with a second collection of essays that once again mines the mother lode of material provided by her relationship with her Korean immigrant parents. Some of their clashes are generational; some are cultural; all are comic gold. As with her first memoir, Choi’s exasperation with her parents is played for laughs—from her father’s stubborn refusal to part with a decrepit kitchen table to the pressure her mother puts on Annie to marry and have kids: “Even nun marry. To God.” Choi is a born storyteller with a fantastic ear for dialogue reminiscent of David Sedaris, including his penchant for comedic exaggeration. Readers will likely be so busy laughing at tales like “Midas Touch,” in which Choi reveals her chemist father’s obsession with gold plating everything he can get his hands on, they’ll scarcely notice the stories frequently fail to make a larger point. With her family providing a never-ending supply of yarns, one suspects Choi has only just begun to scratch the surface of her talent. --Patty Wetli"

3. Orange is the New Black, season 3. 

The wee bit of focus on Chang, Pennsatucky being shown to be more than just a redneck stereotype, Big Boo revealing her intelligence and heart, Black Cindy becoming Tova- all fantastic. I'm continuously blown away by the detailed, nuanced, genuine portraits that are drawn of each inmate. Except for Alex Vause. I think she is the most pointless character on the show- sometimes I wonder if maybe she's Piper's imaginary girlfriend because she doesn't seem to interact with anyone else on the show and she only
seems to exist for Piper to play off of. I liked Laura Prepon on That 70s Show but it does seem like Laura Prepon can really only play Laura Prepon, even with different colored hair and glasses. I found myself tuning out during all the Piper/ Alex scenes only to be drawn back in when someone else came on.

4. Wegmans' French macarons

5. The fact that our street is closed for repairs so I could go out in the middle of what's usually a very busy road to get photos of the sun setting on Cornell University on the opposite hill.

6. The orange lilies that are the only thing to sprout in our garden

7. Sunrise SUP Yoga


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    1. They are the Keith Richards of lillies. No idea how they've managed to survive.