Good stuff: great stuff.

In keeping with yesterday’s promise, I am not writing today about a short list of things with which this blog has been very much preoccupied lately. Yeesh! Enough already!

Indeed, I’m hardly going to write at all — rather, I’m going to present an odd, and fairly random, assortment of really great stuff I’ve come across lately, stuff that you may enjoy as well. (Please feel free to add your own great stuff in the comments!)

Und zo:

Here’s some great stuff:

  1. Have you seen the movie Crazy Heart? There’s this moment, this amazing, almost indescribable moment when all we can see of Jeff Bridges’s face is one eye — and the man does more acting with that one eye, conveys more sorrow and pain and shame and longing in that one moment, with one fucking eye, than most actors do in the course of entire movies. They should have given his eye an Oscar, too.
  2. Winnie-the-Pooh: When we were down in Disney World last month, I realized that it was time to read Winnie-the-Pooh to the girl. We took the books off the shelf sometime soon after our return home, and have been wending our way through the Hundred Acre Woods ever since — and oh, my word, that A.A. Milne. Such a writer! Such humor and beauty and Getting It, whatever It may happen to be. Just marvelous. And I realized that every time that I capitalize Words Of Particular Import or Phrases Of Deep Meaning, I am, apparently, getting my A.A. Milne on. My how I love those books.
  3. Robin’s Eggs: Oh, Christians! With your co-opted pagan rituals celebrating the return to life of the slain god whose flesh you symbolically eat on Sundays! I kid, I kid (ask me about how I’m cleaning every possible crumb from my house right now, so as to celebrate the Israelites’ escape from slavery) — I mean: With your totally fabulous Easter candy! Every year as spring rolls around, I buy a few bags of Robin’s Eggs, and have the husband hide one, to surprise me with at some later date.Ah…. That’s the stuff! [Update: For reasons that surpass my poor tech understanding, the image that I had inserted of Robin’s Eggs has just plain disappeared! I haz, as they say, a sad].
  4. These Doc Martens (though, at $130, I fear they shall never be mine. Alas).

5. This sign:


  1. Winnie the Pooh – high class lit. On a par with Peter Rabbit, with illustrations to die for 🙂

  2. dmf

     /  March 25, 2010

    speaking of good things, will you tell us more about your reading of mlk, not so much what he said but more about your encounter with the work and its impact on you? thanx

  3. Lise

     /  March 25, 2010

    I was just reminiscing about our Easter egg hunts growing up. I’m so glad Mom made us Easter baskets. Now that I know my brother-in-law is hiding robin’s eggs around your house this time of year, I’ll be over more often! ;p

  4. Karin S.

     /  March 25, 2010

    Where did you find that sign? I need one for work.

  5. Lise

     /  March 26, 2010

    Where do those Doc Martens reside? You do have a birthday coming up in six months, after all!

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