Monday, March 14, 2011

Catching Up

Our blogging here at Everyday Ham has dropped off precipitously. I know. You don't need to point that out -- Yvonne already does. This is what I get for declaring confidently at the start of the year that we'd be posting every day. Sass.

I felt we needed a picture here. Of something...sassy.

I wish I could say that we've been too busy tearing it up to blog, but the reality is things have been pretty quiet 'round here. Here are a few quick hits to get everybody all caught up:

1. While walking around downtown, just killing time, we stumbled on the only theater in town showing the Oscar-winning documentary
Inside Job -- and since we walked in at 5:04 for a 5:05 showtime, we figured we couldn't say no. Long story short, this movie is on Netflix now and you must see it. Does a tidy job of explaining how the financial world blew up a couple years ago -- and [SPOILER ALERT] it wasn't the fault of "overpaid" public employees.

2. Great addition to our home: a nice new record needle. A fresh needle makes everything sound AMAZING. It's hard to describe the effect -- sorta like when you get a new pair of glasses and everything is so much clearer it's like you were walking around in a fog before -- but more exciting. I imagine this is what it's like to get a makeover -- if it made all your friends look better, too.

3. And tonight, we put that needle into the grooves of John Phillips' (of the Mamas & Papas) legendary solo record, "The Wolf King of L.A." This is some real canyon vibe right here (i.e. that masterful, mellow, country-inflected sound of the Laurel Canyon scene of the late '60s, early '70s). As I told Yvonne, when we rent ourselves a little cottage way up in Beachwood, with a couple chickens in the backyard, this is what our life is going to sound like.

4. You want to win your NCAA pool? [SPOILER ALERT] Kansas, Ohio St., Pitt and UConn. First round upsets? Richmond, Mizzou, VCU (assuming they beat USC in the play-in).

Hey, if I'm gonna be brimming with confidence, let's go all the way.

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