Sunday, September 30, 2007

RORY

Since people keep forgetting how to get to Rory's site, I'll post it here again. It's a bit tricky and for some reason won't work if you try to get there from a saved bookmark. It may not even work witha link so please type in web.mac.com/offmango. I've put up some new photos of our girl frolicking on the beach today with Daddy while Mommy was in the city. And yes, I am aware of the fact that she is dressed exactly like me.

In addition, I'm trying to add a picture to this post and it's not working, so I apologize. If you go to her site you can see lots of them!

RADIOHEAD

So I used to visit the Radiohead blog constantly and then all of a sudden they stopped posting, presumably to finish their album which had been in the works for over a year. So anyway, I randomly went on today and boom, jonny posted just this evening that they finished the album and are selling it on their site! You can pre-order it and will be able to download next week and get a hard copy in December. Being the fanatics that we are, Eric and I ordered the hard copy for $80 but justified it because a) you get the download and b) it comes with lots of cool stuff. We did find it difficult to order and had to use our debit card because it wasn't taking our credit, but I finally got it to work and we will have the new album downloaded on October 7th.

You too can pre-order by clicking the "those crazy guys from oxford" link on your right. I'm assuming they are self releasing so everyone should support their efforts and buy it straight from the site. Do not, i repeat, DO NOT illegally download it. That's just all kinds of wrong. Oh Thom, once again you've made my day.

FCU with Bill Murray

Everyone should watch this short, directed by my friend Dan Beers and starring Bill Murray. Hilarity will ensue.

INTO THE WILD


I know I've been remiss in my blogging duties but it was a long and tiring summer and I've just now begun to feel good and have some time to write. I wanted my first post to be positive so I'll start with my review of INTO THE WILD, Sean Penn's adaptation of the Jon Krakauer book that I originally read in 1996. I went in very excited because I loved the book and kind of have a crush on the star, Emile Hirsch. Yes, he's all of 22, but I can't help it, he's adorable and a truly good actor who I've liked in nearly everything I've seen (except THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and ALPHA DOG, neither of which I could actually get through). INTO THE WILD is gorgeous, it's heartbreaking but it's also inspiring. Not in the abandon all your wordly possessions and trek to Alaska way, but in the ultimate realization that enlightenment and happiness mean nothing if you don't have someone to share them with. It made me want to go home and hug my family and tell them exactly how much I love them, just to make sure they know it. Anyway, I highly recommend the film and am pretty confident that it will be nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor at this year's Oscars.

On a funny side note, I met Pauline for brunch before the film at Cafe Colonial, an old haunt in Nolita. As we were waiting for our check I looked outside and saw Sheryl Crow waiting for a table. She had a stroller which I'm assuming held her newly adopted baby, as well as incredibly clear skin and toned arms. Not a huge fan of her music but man, she looks fantastic for her age.

So I've learned some valuable lessons today, chief among them: make everyday count AND do lots of bicep work.