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  1. Another Vid Blog

    April 2, 2009 by rebecca

    I’m fine.  Really.

  2. What A Girl Wants

    April 1, 2009 by rebecca

    I got invited to a friend’s birthday party, and I have to say, I love her invitation:

    bad gift ideas: stuff i hate- please don’t bring me this crap:
    scented candles, fancy chocolates, alcoholic beverages, potpourri, a picture album or cutsey mirror, anything wool, fancy bath crap-except bubble bath ( i love), self help books ( i’m beyond help), diet books ( no comment), a treatment from lucky nails, i hate that place, weird jewelry that you wrongly might think i would like, concert tickets ( that means you a****), a free work-out session, garden stuff ( that’s for the gardener, not me), a relaxation cd, a sex toy you can’t also eat
    GREAT gift ideas: stuff i love-
    any kind of perfume especially love’s babysoft and flower bomb by victor and rolf, a bag of peanut m&m’s, hershey kisses or any type of hershey milk chocolate products, a gift certificate to marshall’s, k-mart, lane bryant, woman within or roman’s, a gift certificate to betty’s pizza, old in on the green, fin, bizen, the berkshire co-op, guidos, mill on the floss, a big, floppy hat, weird sunglasses, a multi-colored summer purse,
    anything from cranwell except golf stuff..i don’t play

    Now there’s a party I can’t wait for!

  3. Office Yoga Lives!

    March 30, 2009 by rebecca

    I did a piece a while back for the glorious Hearing Voices project, which does the best audio out there (in my HMO).  I remember recording it in the closet of my study while I was pregnant with Four.  It was aired on NPR’s Day to Day, and now the lads at HV have brought it back again, with video by Max Darham.  Cute ‘lil network timekiller!

  4. Steffi & Me on Storycorps

    March 26, 2009 by rebecca

    Take a listen to this interview broadcast yesterday on WFCR — it’s a bit of the piece Stef and I did for NPR’s Storycorps. It’s not long. Stef talks about growing up surrounded by extended family, and a little bit about her father and Rudolph The RR RD. They left out the part about Gene Autrey possibly being drunk during the recording, as Stef’s sister Judy asserts in her tell-all book on the subject!
    Listen HERE.

  5. A Good Place for Batteries

    March 9, 2009 by rebecca

    I was in Cleveland over the weekend, celebrating the old man’s 70th birthday. Oh, downtown Cleveland. How you do love yourself, despite what others may think. You do rock! You rock on! You do nothing but rock, rock, rock, you fat old greasers in rock-n-roll ‘ t-shirts, all day long!

    I did happen upon this, whilst walking to lunch with hubs and Blobby. We needed batteries for Seven’s video camera, and Blob suggested stopping here.

    Brought to you by FedEx/Kinko’s:


    Is it not the most corporate looking adult store in the world? Really, I don’t know anything that says “hot sex” like lowercase arial and a woman in a white terry cloth bathrobe with a towel wrapped around her head.

    Ohioans have such trouble with the punctuation of the plural feminine possessive. I’ve seen “lady’s day”, “ladys day,” and “ladie’s’ day” specials, at bars and bowling alleys across the state. Most establishments opt, as here, to do away with the attempt altogether and go for the unpunctuated “ladies day.” It’s a bunch of ladies, it’s a day … nuff said.

  6. Writing Weekend II (Another Videoblog!)

    March 6, 2009 by rebecca

    I report from my weekend headquarters at the lovely Stonover Farm, where I’m holed up finishing a draft of my book. And, obviously, recording myself.

  7. My Album Cover

    March 5, 2009 by rebecca

    Fun Meme, and I never do this, but some just turn out so cool. Mine is ‘eh’ – others, below, are excellent.

    What would your own album look like if you were in a band?

    Follow the directions below and find out…Here are the rules:

    1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”or click here
    The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
    2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”or click here
    The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
    3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click here
    Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
    4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

    I don’t have Photoshop, so I used Picnik.
    Here’s mine:
    TOTALLY remainder-bin material.

    The other two are from blobby’s blog. First is Kris – I would totally buy her album!

    And here’s Jon San’s, which really is perfect for him (he can be a little, how shall we say, critical?):

    What’s yours?

  8. The Sultan’s Elephant

    March 4, 2009 by rebecca

    This is just a lovely video that I cribbed from Michael Arzen’s blog, The Popular Uncanny. As Michael points out, the puppets have a totally organic quality. Of course you notice all the mechanics and the people working the figures, but it works.

  9. My “Me” Weekend!

    February 27, 2009 by rebecca

    We could also call this “loving the built-in iCamera a little too much.” Click my nose!

  10. Obama’s Elf

    February 23, 2009 by rebecca