A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton [a totally charmant book that persuaded me to read the newspaper the other day].
COMING UP: Andre Aciman, Virgil, John Lanchester.
LAST WEEK'S MOVIE NIGHT PICKS:
MINE: Red Riding: 1974 [I suppose I'll finish watching the trilogy for the sake of completing what I start, but will someone please explain to me why this convoluted mess got such good reviews?].
NEXT WEEK'S THEME: Will Smith.
The Spider-Man musical, movies, sex, Kito, local media, Sarah Palin, the Internet, Chicago restaurants, the BFF, late-night wars, the Tucson shooting, my sisters, Oprah, Snooki.
FOUR SONGS MY MOM CAN'T GET OUT OF HER HEAD:
1. The Nanny theme song.
2. "Do, Re, Mi" from The Sound of Music.
3. "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" from The Sound of Music.
4. "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.
FOUR YEARS AGO: "When it comes to water sports, I tend to agree with the apostle Paul: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
"It's oh so nice to go trav'ling / But it's so much nicer, yes it's so much nicer, to come home."
And now, here's this:
[via Roger Ebert's Journal]