Wednesday, October 22, 2008

random

I really recommend everyone spend a significant chunk of quality time with a 6 month old girl at least once in life because it's pretty great.

In other news, we had the great pleasure of going to see David Sedaris on Monday night and rejoiced not only because of the event, but bc the great people watching. We enjoyed guessing which woman sitting by us was anxious about her shift at the community garden, who rode their bikes there from the Avenues and is pissed the other chick wore the same keffiyeh, why the kid sitting alone didn't have the guts to invite his tattooed coffee shop crush, and which member of the hairy father/son adult combo in front of us had recently divorced. Unfortunately, the man next to me smelled like mussels. I want to be him (David Sedaris, not the musselman) but Mormon, heterosexual and fewer f-words.



On an unrelated note, Friday one of my law profs answered his phone in the middle of class with one of those blueteeth. I just wanted to make bluetooth plural. But, he really did, and I felt like I was in the twilight zone. I have another professor that says "err" as in "Ur." Correct or bizarre?

17 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Found you on mormon mommy blogs and I had to comment when I saw David Sedaris! I LOVE HIM!!! He rocks!! My brother and sis-in-law were at the same reading!

Julie Anne said...

WHAT???? Where was he? I feel cheated in life right now.

gurrbonzo said...

Don't cry, Julie, don't cry. There will be other chances one day. Or maybe never. It was at Abravanel Hall and pretty awesome.

AzĂșcar said...

Bizarre!

I saw David (we're tight like that) a couple years ago and had a blast. I hope I can catch him again when he comes back into town.

Chelsea and Spencer said...

Weird on the bluetooth thing. I would love to know who it was.

Random mention, the "err" is pronounced "ur." I had a tax prof in my masters program that was anal about the whole thing and we set out to prove him wrong. We weren't able to.

I hope you and the little chica are doing well (oh and the hubby of course).

Nathaniel and Dorothy said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I love David Sedaris! But not so jealous because I hate mussels.

I really wish you had no tact and used the names of your law professors' names.

megandjon said...

i would so take a cellphone to that class and answer it in the middle of answering a question or something! unless he was waiting to hear if his wife was going into labor or something, i'm gonna say "ur" prof is RUDE.

Kiersten said...

That is technically the correct pronunciation of err. But, as with most modern American usage oddities, it is overwhelmingly pronounced wrong, which therefore makes the wrong pronunciation correct.

Just like decimate is slowly ceasing to mean "to lose ten percent" and transitioning to mean "destroy."

Curses!

Nathaniel and Dorothy said...

Yeah, and sometimes people look retarded when they use the "technically" correct way. "It is I!" "This is the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put."

LindsayKeller said...

I read "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" while traveling last year. It was fantastic! You're really lucky you were able to go.
I hate the bluetooth epidemic. It makes you look stupid and sometimes crazy.

La Yen said...

And in a few months, the baby will be old enough to appreciate the Yo Gabba Gabba, which recently featured Amy Sedaris. (See how I brought it all back together?)
Did he do the dog haikus? Those are my favorite...

HG-Rachee said...

I love to just read your quirky blog posts, even though I don't comment...I quietly giggle to myself. HEE HEE HEE!! And sometimes I like to pretend that I know some of the BIG words that you use..because I have literally lost my mind. Hey why don't you post pictures of your unbelieveably cute 6 month old.. I Haven't seen her in so long.

Joel said...

your close.... and I am bummed I forgot about David Sedaris...

Ashley is Blogalicious! said...

Jealous you went to see our mutual friend, David. Also, remember when my mission president answered the phone during my prayer. errg...hmm?

Jared and Laurel said...

You know, I kinda think "err" would not be so bad. It's much better than "uuugguh" which is what my visiting prof (from CANADA, by the way) said between EVERY sentence in a history class. It's been five years and I can still hear those weird tones in my head.
PS, I love hearing about your happiness as a mum, just mentioned casually. Makes me happy.

KT said...

I love that guy, SO funny!

Also, was the conversation personal? Was your prof. breaking up with a significant other?

Sue said...

I love David Sedaris.

That is all.