I am the type of person that makes an Excel spreadsheet to organize and better visualize and comprehend the data collected in my search for a room/apartment. I think this is why I was hired for my current position…where I have many different colored highlighters at my disposal on a daily basis…so I can print and color-code my spreadsheets. It’s so pretty.
Is anyone else frustrated that the New Bev is showing Moulin Rouge! and Marie Antoinette on Valentine’s Day? Argh. Why couldn’t they be showing something classic from the 40s/50s/60s instead of these maudlin romances? Now I have to have a less fun Valentine’s Day date and go out to a nice dinner instead or seeing two movies and eating cheap popcorn. Next year, I either want some...
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my Auntie Josie passed away recently. Josie was an active participant of The Arc of Tempe, which provides advocation, recreation, and community for people with physical and/or mental disabilities. In fact, the Arc’s Recreation Center is housed in my great-grandparents’ old farmhouse, that Josie lived next door to, but that is a whole other story for a...
Kids, I need a place to live. I work in Sherman Oaks. Anyone in the Valley looking for a fabulous roommate? I have a Crockpot AND a waffle iron and am generally normal and delightful. Please tell all your normal and delightful friends who might be looking for a new roommate. Merci.
dangerghost asked: Overall, how do you feel about the recent Oscar nominations?
A Conversation From This Weekend
Me: “So, Uncle Ken, what’s your review of that cookie?” Uncle Ken: (swallows) “You can really taste the sprinkles.”
2011, I love you
I have already achieved one of my New Year’s Resolutions. It feels good to be good.
I spent this past weekend making a pilgrimage of sorts, going to Tempe, Arizona, to a house on a piece of land that has been in my family for over a century and to a service at a church that my great-grandparents helped to lay the cornerstone in. There were many poignant moments, as well as laughter, as family history was recounted and shared. More importantly, though, there were stories told...
Chris Cantwell = Adventure: I Need Song and Dance... →
chriscantwell: I’m looking for two really talented tap dancers (male, late 20’s to mid 30’s), at least one of which who can also sing well, and both of which who can act comedically. This is for something I’m going to be developing over the course of six months and it all hinges on the performances, so I want to… You hear that, hoofers? Click the link above for more info.
Important Relationship Discussion
Me: i think i’m gonna move to vegas be a ring girl DREAMS, hon. I got ‘em Him: you gotta chase your dream. you can do it. Me: thanks baby first step: get a spray tan
My eighth grade cousin just went out his front door (as I sat at the kitchen table at his/his parents’ house) and said “Bye Aunt Heidi, I mean cousin…aunt/cousin.” I suppose this is what I get for being thirteen years older than him. I have another cousin who is closer in age to my brother’s baby than he is to my brother, or to me for that matter. There’s no...
I Like Your Style, Lil' Dude
My nephew can say some words in Spanish, and some in American Sign Language. Which means, if you say “no,” he has at least two more ways he can ask for what he wants. Dude knows how to test your resolve with multilingual skills and adorableness.
Why is there a Niketown at Wilshire and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? Really? NIKETOWN is at one of our most swankified intersections?? NIKETOWN??
My Head Is A Punny Place
I am veeeerry tired after having a hectic morning. I have been mentally trying to psych myself up to press on and make it to the finish! Which, OF COURSE, made me think, wouldn’t it be better if “the finish” was a group of VERY handsome men from Finland, waiting to attend to my every need? The Finnish? If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go kill the rest of this day by...
I spent time with my little nephew a day or so ago. He wanted to go into the downstairs bathroom, whose door is childproof. Apparently, he likes to wash his hands in there. They put a little stool in front of the sink, and although he needs help with every step of the process, he still feels like quite the big boy. His dad said he could do it later, it was an activity reserved to immediately...
Friend: i met new movie spidey a month ago mr andrew garfield he was very nice me: WHAT I AM IN LOVE WITH HIM AFTER SEEING THE SOCIAL NETWORK LAST NIIIIIIGHTI WANT TO KISS HIS MOUTH Friend: you like cry babies me: I like sensitive looking men
I gratefully and gleefully received the Original Cast Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Soundtrack for Christmas. I also like the Beastie Boys.
hipsterdiet: The Weepies - Somebody Loved My...
In the middle of the last century, a now-outmoded technology—the manual...– Slate’s Farhad Manjoo, explaining why you are wrong, wrong, WRONG to type two spaces after that period. To save a copy editor a trip to the loony bin, read the whole story. (via motherjones) I am VINDICATED. Two spaces after a period on a typewriter, one on a word processing machine. I HAVE BEEN...
Tonight I spent time with my 18 month-old nephew. We played a game I have dubbed “Oh No.” Essentially, you lie down on the floor and say “oh no, oh no, oh no!” He thinks this is HILARIOUS. So next time any of us want to lie on the floor and feel overwhelmed by life and kvetch about it, let’s remember: even toddlers find that behavior to be laughable.
I Think I Found Heaven
Heaven is a place with your cousin and a fridge full of food and a freezer full of tamales and a garage full of orange soda and diet coke and sparkling cider and a fuzzy-faced dog and Writer’s Guild Screeners of movies you haven’t seen yet. It also has a clean, warm bed and free internet and the soothing sounds of a teenage boy playing Call of Duty in the other room, but only after he...
My Life in Pummelvision (by heidi garvin) the main reason I like this is because of how cool the jumping photos look flashing one right after the other.
Real Boyfriend Vs. Taco Boyfriend
I have a man in my life whom I refer to as (not in his presence of course) my taco boyfriend. He works at my favorite taco stand and I see him far more often than is probably good for my arteries. He recognizes me and smiles his charming smile and waves even before I get out of my car. He always asks how I am and will get me my order before those who ordered before me. He is my taco boyfriend. ...
Things I Wish I Did Not Say Today
“I am two days away from becoming a phone sex operator. How are you?”
Also, I collect old copies of the book “Heidi.” Or books about any character named “Heidi.” I have one about a pig named “Tidy Heidi.” I HAVE A PROBLEM.
I have a problem. A book problem. I have too many books. In the past year I have developed a deep and abiding love for the Los Angeles Public Library System and have broken my addiction to buying used books and cheap paperbacks. But I still have stacks and stacks of books currently sitting in my parents’ house. And I have a secret plan for them… Someday, when I have any type of...
Thank you! That was the rap song “Top That” from the movie...– Kenneth, 30 Rock I am still waiting for someone to write a screenplay that ends with that warm-up comic’s death. Or maybe just an episode of 30 Rock. Get on it, Hollywood.