November 15, 2013
The Weeklies #272
The Weekly Reason My Posting Has Been Erratic. Work. Wow it's been crazy!
The Weekly Read. The Bad Beginning is exactly what it sounds like - the beginning of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. Mia picked up the series and insisted that both Beth and I read them. While I've read more than this one (I won't spoil it) this one was among the best and it's seriously good (yet slightly dark and definitely unfortunate).
The Weekly Test Of My Manhood. Okay, I have to admit I have some fucked up face thing (details aren't really necessary but it's red and splotchy) and while I'm not all hideously deformed it's still annoying. After two doctor visits and a referral to a dermatologist (who can't see me until December - asshat) I've been advised not to shave. So, um, yeah...I'm growing a beard. Not something I've ever really undertaken. We'll see how that works out.
The Weekly Music. Since I'm hip and cool (um...) and I heard that all the kids were listening to Lorde, I decided to give her album Pure Heroine a listen. Gotta admit, those hipster douchebags are onto something. She's pretty darn great.
The Weekly Beer. Fat Tire Ale.
The Weekly Event. Beth's Birthday of Awesomeness!
Posted by Chris at November 15, 2013 7:36 AM
Your weekly music reminds me of an interchange I had with my 15 year old. She likes Lorde somewhat and her music is kind of catchy (better than some of the other crap my daughter likes although she is improving her music tastes). We were talking about parents and such and I told her she should consider herself lucky because I am "hipper" than my parents were. Her response is that the fact I used the word "hip" totally negated what I just said. Lol. Kids today! At least I didn't say I was groovy.
Sorry to hear about your skin condition! I hope not shaving helps!
My two boys (15 and 11) have me listening to Lorde. They also informed me that "no one downloads entire albums, Mom! Seriously!" It seems as though today's musicians are only expected to have one good song. Strange.
Happy birthday to Beth! I hope she had a great day! And also - I know she's busy being mom and wife, but I sure miss her writing.
1) I have never read the Lemony Snicket series although I worked in a K-5 school library when they came out. I read lots of other great kids books but not those....maybe I'll give them a try.
2) Blotchy face thing? look up Granuloma Annulare. That can be red and blotchy. It's more of an arm and leg thing but you never know.
3) I love Lorde and the Pure Heroine album! @Mindy's comment cracked me up about the "no one downloads entire albums mom"! It's funny because I can NOT only download certain songs - have to do the whole thing! Years of vinyl and CD purchases I guess!
I've been gone from comments but only because comments on an IPad and IPhone are a pain in the ass.