Archive for January, 2008

New pet peeve

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

As observed on campus: When did it become OK to wear brown shoes with an otherwise black-hued outfit? Seriously, over the last few months I’ve started seeing this with alarming and increasing frequency. And it’s a phenomenon contaminating both sexes: I see girls in black skirts with black tights and then brown boots; I see […]

If you listen very carefully …

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

In front of Cloverfield yesterday, we again saw the preview for 10,000 B.C. As usual, I just had to laugh at all the anachronisms in it. For example, I have a hard time believing that in 10,000 B.C., there were large-scale city-states with military forces that could be marshaled against other large armies, as the […]

News flash

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I have to figure out how to tell my students this semester about my pregnancy. It seemed a bit much to bring it up on the first day today: “Hi, I’ll be teaching you this semester, and also, in about six months, well after our semester is over, I’ll be having a baby.” On the […]

Weighing in on the WGA strike

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

As you may know, from time to time I follow TV. So I’ve been very interested in the WGA strike that has kept new episodes of The Office, Reaper, and Ugly Betty from appearing on my TiVo. My two cents’ summary goes like this: get over yourselves, and give us our TV back. That goes […]

Shameless plug

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Rarely, if ever, do I endorse a particular product, but Dan got me the best Chanukah gift ever this year, and I have to share. It’s the Snoogle, which is a full-body pillow designed for pregnancy. It’s so awesome. It feels like sleeping in a cocoon or hammock or something, and it takes the pressure […]