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Friday, May 31, 2013

Ask My Mom!

She did it!  
Maria Bamford is back with a new web series called Ask My Mom where she plays her own mother that gives advice to strangers that have submitted questions online. 

Maybe this blog will become Maria's fan page.  I'm sure she would love that.  You're welcome, Maria. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I know how I started down the rabbit hole.  It was because of this video:
What Kind of Asian Are You?  Hilarious. 
I'm pretty sure I've been asked the same series of questions, "Where are you from?" and/or "Where are your people from?"  My response that I was born in Pocatello, Idaho never stops the questions.  So to narrow it down the next question will be "Where are your parents from?".  Well both of my parents are from the Treasure Valley in Idaho.  So "Where are their parents from?"  I think out in the Midwest.  I remember grandma saying Missouruh and not Missouree.  Does that help?  

To stop the drilling questions I sum it up quickly, I'm adopted and the most I know is that my parents were migrant workers in Idaho.  "You struck oil! Race questions are over! Yay!"  My sister was also given the same series of questions however she was actually born in another country so they may have ended sooner in her case. "I was born in India. Now fuck off."  I remember family would talk about color blindness.  I also remember being referred to as a coconut in college (brown on the outside and white on the inside).  My partner once told me that he thought I was white.  Needless to say my questions and heart rate began to rise.  What does that mean when you say I'm white? Why do you get to define what it means to be Black, White, or Mexican American?  Would you say the same thing to my sister?  He said no of course not.  Of course not! We grew up in the same household, asshole! He said he would do his best to remember what I have asked and to think some of this through.  Thank you, that's all that I ask! 

Why We Need to Talk about Race in Adoption: This is a really interesting article and it speaks to my sister and I growing up in Kuna and Meridian, Idaho.

Somewhere in Between
Closure (Make a pledge.)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Coast

I have been away from my blog for vacation.  I went to the coast with the family.  My brother-in-laws car broke down in Portland on our way there.  So the fun was delayed for a few hours. The nephew was cutting teeth and having melt-downs.  Soo the morning wake up calls were at 1 and 3 in the morning. On that note I may stick with just adopting dogs and call them my furry babies.  When they teethe a pair of shoes could be destroyed not a rem cycle. 

I will say my favorite part of this vacation was the house we rented.  I could sit in the hot tub and listen to the ocean.  

I have returned somewhat rejuvenated and ready to tackle my blogging again.  I have discovered my nerd-y-ness is limiting.  So I'm branching out from podcasts and movies to web comics.  I need more in my nerd arsenal.    

These are the movies I watched while on break:
 9 to 5: Classic Dolly Parton, Lilly Tomlin, and Jane Fonda.
Star Trek (2009): Gearing up for the new movie.
Hot Fuzz:  Action needed.

I read nothing.
On the drive there we listened to parts of This American Life and...I don't remember. 
I slept mostly on the drive home so I listened to nothing and watched the inside of my eyelids.

Haiku to the Anchor House
The house by the sea.
It's oh so dear to Amy.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

The Horror

Watching:  More of The Maria Bamford Show
This is hilarious and sweet.

Check it out:  The Maria Bamford Show 17 Horror

Visiting:  I went with a coworker to pick up her dad's pick up and had a chance to see the house she grew up in.  They had put in new carpet and the coworker took her shoes off to walk around.  I didn't take my shoes off and walk around mainly because my actual feet are just as bad as my shoes.  So I hung out at the front door.  

Doing:  Celebrating graduation!  My sister just graduated with her masters.  Am I jealous...yes...yes I am. Congrats, Sis!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday Day

Listening: Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy Podcast 

I've been a long time fan of Aisha.  In fact I was a fan before she was rated as 2011 best new podcast.  In fact I voted her as best new predicted podcast of 2008, 2009, and 2010. I was there as a foundational fan.   Have I donated any money to the show? Um no...but I am hooked to Aisha's interviews.  I'm listening to two at the moment.   Currently  listening to Maria Bamford's interview and parts of Matt Walsh. 


I wanted to check out more of Maria Bamford and quickly got hooked to The Maria Bamford Show.  Classic!  I swear I think my mother is cut from the same cloth as hers.   Who doesn't have a voice that reflects their crazy mother's comments!?  Am I right? Am I right? 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What to Expect

Listening:  Finished the interview with Anna Kendrick.  She is still pretty down to earth.  Strangely enough I ended up watching What to Expect When You're Expecting and she is in that movie as well.   She is like a Richard Jenkins.  In lots of movies that I didn't realize and its surprising.  Well maybe not exactly like a Richard Jenkins but a close second.    

Watching:  I didn't finish What to Expect When You're Expecting.  I hit my limit with the movie when J.Lo's character started crying about "how is she supposed to be a woman when she can't do the one thing a woman does" meaning she can't get pregnant.  My eyes about rolled out of my head.  I'm not sure what possessed me to watch the movie nevertheless I powered through most of it before my gag reflex started to kick in.  Rebel Wilson's character was about the only one worth watching.   

Please read an awesome review that matches my mentalities exactly:
10 Things to Expect From What to Expect When You're Expecting | Bitch Media 
Nicely done!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

An Unexpected Pantry


Nerdist Podcast 353 with W. Kamau Bell
I like W. Kamau Bell's show Totally Bias.  He has made it a show that gives marginalized groups representation on a tv.  Thank you, W. Kamau Bell!  I didn't finish listening to the interview.

Nerdist Podcast 259 with Anna Kendrick
Took me a while to remember who the hell is Anna Kendrick.  I still had no idea who she was even after they mentioned she was in Twilight.  She sounded super hip, level headed, and in my mind I kept thinking I would hear Twilight Zone because that would be super cool and hip. Also in my mind I started to wonder if maybe kids these days are just saying Twilight and not adding the Zone for a shortened slang.   Eh no.  After they mentioned she was nominated for an Oscar then I remembered she was in that movie once with George Clooney where he traveled around a lot. You know what movie I'm talking about.  Also they aren't saying Twilight Zone because it is Twilight. Groan.  So I haven't finished listening to the interview.


Let's Explore Owls with Diabetes.   I love David Sedaris.  In fact this maybe on my reading list for awhile.  I savor every word and will drag this book around for months in my bag.  I always envision that David and I are friends when I read his books.  It's especially wonderful when he pulls in a story about Amy his sister.  Then we are family.  



Frankly, I fell in love with Bilbo Baggins's pantry in the first part of the movie.  It's a walk in pantry and he had all sorts of shelving and storage.  If I ever get a chance to build my own pantry I'll have the architect check out The Hobbit. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

30 days

So I was never entirely sure what I was planning on doing with this blog.  However, I was damned to give it up and shut it down.  I wanted to make a space of my own and put something out for the world to read to support my narcissism (even if it is just me that goes back and reads this).  Also generation-ally I need to fulfill my need for a blog and tattoos.  So far I have the tattoos nailed. 

As in an insight to this sudden renewal I was inspired by Matt Cutt's TED talk.

Eventually I would like to say I'm a blogger.  Even if it was for 30 days.