It’s a running gag in television shows and movies —
Dad’s ugly recliner
It often has seen better days, no longer fitting in with Mom’s decorating updates inspired by HGTV. And when Dad sees it, Dad sits in it. And stays.
Oh, the hilarity that the average sitcom has mined from that age-old dynamic. It’s funny ’cause it’s true.
If you remember that chair–or, more tragically, still have that chair sitting in your home and rue the day–perhaps this recliner will help you realize…
It could be a lot worse.
Posted in Design, Family, Furniture, Home, Humor, Relationships
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My boyfriend and I just had a very spirited debate about ‘NPR voice’ — that deliberate monitone their radio announcers wear as a badge of honor, a nasal symbol of the inherent quality of their content.
He denies its very existence.
It’s all that I can hear.
So I was cheered to read about a woman annoyed by a similar condition —
She makes a strong case. Check out her video proof.
Videos — yeah, that’s what I need…
Posted in Commentary, Friends, Humor, News, Relationships, Television
Tagged commentary, content, friends, Humor, monotone, nasal, news, NPR, NPR voice, poet voice, radio, Relationships, Television, voice
January 25, 2015 in Family, Friends, Humor, Life, Love, Philosophy, Photography, Relationships
Tagged chances, Humor, i'll take seconds, life, love, philosophy, photography, Relationships, second chance, seconds
I have been on vacation in Central Kentucky this week.
It’s in my rear view mirror now, but the memories are crystal clear.
Posted in Friends, Humor, Life, Love, Photography, Relationships, Travel
Tagged car, friends, Humor, Kentucky, life, love, memories, photography, rear view mirror, Relationships, Travel, vacation
I saw the movie Whiplash last night, and found it extremely compelling.
Are you planning to see it? Here are a few things you should know.
- It’s not about jazz. They play music, sure…but the selected songs — even the title track — are simply vehicles for the story. The film could have just as easily taken place in the world of sports or the culinary arts.
- It is about abuse. The relationship between a music student and his no-holds-barred instructor — portrayed with gut-wrenching intensity by Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons — is difficult to watch. Teller is attacked emotionally and physically at every level, and like a hostage in a kidnapping incident, has a twisted love/hate relationship with his captor that boggles the mind.
- It’s hard to watch. In the theater where I saw the film, there were several horror movie trailers that preceded the feature presentation. I found that odd until I saw the film. There are definite similarities.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Education, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Music, Relationships
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