Tuesday, March 29, 2011

quilt show

On Saturday, my mom and I went to see the Empire Quilt Guild's show. We thought that would be the highlight of the day (and was actually the whole reason my mom decided to come to NYC this time around). But at the quilt show, they had information about a quilt exhibit, happening now in connection with the Folk Art Museum, called "Infinite Variety." It has over 600 red and whilte quilts, all from one woman's collection. We were totally blown away. I didn't bring my camera, but was so impressed by this exhibit that I took a lame picture with my lame phone. But it gives you an idea. All the quilts were clustered in 8 or 10 circles, or "pavilions," with quilts hung in 3-4 rows from the ceiling, on the interior and exterior of the pavilions, so you could walk around and through all of the quilts.

This is just one random quilt that I took a picture of. Not because it was my favorite or anything, but because I thought it would super easy to make (and still really cool looking).

Years ago, my sister Valerie asked my mom to make her a quilt that was all red and white (Ocean Waves was the design). My mom prefers quilts that are scrappy and bright, so she said Val's idea was "boring," but she did it anyway because that's just how she is. After this exhibit, she's changed her mind.

Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Rock quote of the week -- 3/24

I love a good Star Wars reference...

And this scene had me in stitches.

"We don't need two metaphors. That's bad writing. Not that it matters."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 Rock Quote of the week -- 3/17

Jack: I pass gas once a year for an hour on top of a mountain in Switzerland.

Glee quote of the week -- 3/15

Is there a more hilarious casting move than Kathy Griffin as a Tea Party-esque politician judge at Regionals?

No good quotes this week, but my favorite number was "Blackbird" sung by Curt. Even though he was singing it to his dead pet bird. And in general, I'm not a Beatles fan. (say whatever you want. I stand by that statement.) It's nice they finally gave Curt a chance to sing again.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Glee quote of the week 2/8

Puck: "I like you, Lauren. I like wooing you. Next to dropping my afternoon deuce, it's my favorite part of the day."

I love the song "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks, and thought that Gwynnie (as I like to call her) did a a really great version of the song. But I have to choose "Afternoon Delight" as my number of the week because I love the wholesome 70's style performance they put on, as well as my junior high school boyfriend, Blackie, on drums.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

About a month ago I had an operation, so I've been on medical leave. Three things are awesome about this.
1) I still get a paycheck every two weeks, but haven't done any work for over a month.
2) After all of this time off, I still have over 600 sick hours accrued.
3) I get to stay home every day and not feel guilty about anything.

My life is a little bit like this old episode of 'Friends.' The only thing missing is my recliner chair.

Which is another thing I love about being home. I used to watch 'Friends' every day at 7 and 11. Now they have re-runs of stupid shows like 'Two and a Half Men' at those times, but I discovered that I can watch 'Friends' from 5-7 now. I realized that the show feels pretty dated... but I couldn't put my finger on why. Their hairstyles and clothes are actually very similar to what people still wear today. Then I realized... it's the stupid laugh track! None of the comedies I watch now have laugh tracks (i.e. 'The Office,' '30 Rock,' or 'Modern Family.' ) It makes such a difference.

This is the exciting stuff to blog about after a month of medical leave!