Friday, January 9, 2009

A Week in Review

Friday morning - time once again for another compelling edition of A Week in Review. You're welcome.

How DARE you!
I found myself rethinking yesterday's post after I'd written it. The one about me being old and a little nerdy. I wondered if people who read it thought, "Well I do some of this too. Does that make me a loser? That's so harsh." I promise that I really, really didn't mean it that way. You're all the coolest. I really don't even feel that badly about it all myself. So I like documentaries? It's only because they're awesome.

The Land of Enchantment
Melissa and I recently learned that the Disney parks have a new promotion this year - free admission on your birthday! Maybe you've seen the commercials? We both have birthdays in March, and are planning to go. I have never been to Disneyland. Does that shock you? It's true. This will be my first time there, so it's really very exciting. Today I got online and registered for my free ticket. And I joined the birthday club, and picked my favorite Disney character, Belle, and now Belle is going to send me a birthday email. I wonder if she'll sing for me too?

I've found a website that I really like. It's called Goop, and is sponsored by Gwyneth Paltrow. I say this with a little bit of embarrassment, because reading a Gwyneth Paltrow site might sound kind of dorky, but honestly I've found some good tips and other information there. I'll go one step further into the dorkiness and admit that I get the weekly newsletter. My favorite so far listed different good art museums and their current exhibits. The fun part is that there are links to the exhibit sites, and there you'll find the art work itself. I loved the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography". The pictures are of ice houses in Minnesota (fishing sheds set up on the frozen lakes):

And surfers in California

The two subjects seem to have nothing to do with each other, but the pictures are so similar in their color and the horizontal lines. Brilliant. The photographer's name is Catherine Opie.

There are other things on Goop - recipes, fashion ideas, places to stay and eat in different cities. Some of it I can use, some of it I can't, but it's all fun to read. I don't know. When I was growing up I wanted very much to be an actress. Maybe getting this newsletter lets me live vicariously through a movie star.

I think that's it. This was a quiet week. It's nice to get things back to normal after the holidays, and that's what I did. I have my roommate back from Connecticut too. It's good to have her around again. Poor girl came home sick, so I've got her quarantined in the laundry room, but as soon as she's better I'll let her out, and we'll sit down and talk.

Thanks for being with me in a new year!

You are loved.


Tiffany said...

Hey, I get the GOOP emails, too! I figured that if it brought me even a little bit closer to looking like Gwenyth Paltrow, then it was worth a try!

P.S. I thought your last post was great. No need to apologize.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the heads up about Disneyland free on your birthday. Bridget is starting to get educated on The Princesses because that is the theme to EVERY SINGLE GIRL TOY IN THE WORLD. Sigh. Belle's my favorite, too. Same. :)

Kelli said...

I loved your last post! I have known for quite a while that I was old and a loser but I tend to call it quirky and original! You are so in the loop getting emails from Gwenyth and cards from Belle! Lucky