Happy Belated New Year
Given that we’re a week into the new year already, I figured it was time to put up something on the ol’ blog.
I spent New Year’s as usual, with the other 2 weird sisters in Atlanta. This year the feat of the annual New Year’s Day mass feeding was even more miraculous than usual, given that Beth still doesn’t have a kitchen. Something like 40 people were fed out of a room lacking a sink, stove, oven or dishwasher. As our friend Kyle said, “talk about your loaves and fishes!” Since Kyle has helpfully posted on the event here, and unlike me is not too lazy to take photos, I’ll not re-do his work.
My trip included the obligatory treks to Ikea and Trader Joe’s, things we don’t get to do here in the benighted hinterlands because, as the folks at Trader Joe’s told me when I called and begged them to open a store in Little Rock, “Arkansas isn’t in our two-year plan.” Well, no shit – we’re not in anyone’s two-year plan, and apparently not in the five-year plan either, since that conversation took place 3 years ago and still – no Trader Joe’s.
But the best part, as usual, was seeing out the old year and ringing in the new with a group of people, most of whom I have known for 30 years or longer now. Old times, both those that bear remembering and those that we’d rather not, were discussed. I learned to my shock and embarrassment that more people I know in real life than I thought read the horrible things I post here, something I’ll have to try to forget or I’ll never write anything else again.
There have been some great new people added into the mix over the years as well – friends’ children and the parents of those children’s friends, neighbors, and others. It’s always a good time and over the years has become my favorite holiday tradition.
One of the topics of conversation that came up over the three day visit was Portlandia. Allison brought it up and we talked about the feminist bookstore; Beth had never seen it. Then the topic of Portlandia came up over at Sadly, No! just yesterday. So to close out a post that really isn’t going anywhere, other than to wish you and yours a happy 2012, here it is:
There are several other feminist bookstore clips on the youtube, but if you’ve never seen the show, this is a good intro.