Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In a Space

Three Things I am Painfully Obsessed With:

1. Scott Baio is 46... and Pregnant
I wish I could be embarrassed about this, but I just can't bring myself to exude that level of modesty/ humiliation when a predominant part of my daily conversation consists of lecturing Cat A on why it isn't appropriate to steal Cat B's treats. Mr. Baio is surprisingly sharp and the show is hilarious and pathetic and life-affirming all at once. Who knew? (Of course, I also recommend the prequel Scott Baio is 45 and Single.)

2. Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
The back story on this album is classic: a man makes music on his own (after being a part of several failed bands) in an old Wisconsin house in the middle of winter. It's spare in it's way, but more that you can hear the skeleton of each song very clearly, as well as the little notes that build up all over it. My favorite song so far is Skinny Love. I keep hearing a million different artists in this guy's voice: TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine, a tiny bit of Wolf Parade, some Microphones (especially at the end of The Wolves)...

3. How I Met Your Mother
I normally hate shows like this. Hipster sitcoms with little in jokes that you see bantered about the blog-o-sphere the day after it airs... but we finally succumbed to the hype and guess what? This show is really funny. It starts off a little shaky in season one, and the main character is totally unbearable (whiny, sensitive, looking for the woman of his dreams but doesn't notice he's a selfish prick... I have strong feelings about him), but it really gels in season two. By the middle episode, I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe. There was some sexy snorting action.

Of course, I'm also (always) still obsessed with jewelry, so let's get cracking! Today's very minimal, silver and outline-y...

Maya Brenner State Necklaces (NY shown), $100




Interlocking Bangles by Nicola Morrison, £80.00







Scottie Earrings by Kris Nations, $34








Japanese Grid Ring by Erin Tracy

8 comments:

atelier said...

My boyfriend is a fan of How I met your mother too... I've watched only 2 or 3 times... I like the necklaces. I hope you are doing well with all that job thing.

Sarah B. said...

I have been wanting an Oklahoma necklace like this for years... if only they had all the states!

WendyB said...

How's the new job situation?

Flair said...

I love How I Met your Mother! I didn't think I would get into it, but it is hilarious!

krissy said...

i'm so out of the loop. i do not know this "how i met your mother" show you speak of. probably because we don't have cable and if it isn't on one of our 8 or so channels, it's off my radar for the most part. you'd think with all the blogs i read, i'd have heard people talking about it....

and ahhhh...the microphones. haven't thought of them for awhile. i think i need to dig out that cd for the commute tomorrow. i'll have to look up the singer you mentioned too.

enc said...

I'm not acquainted with any of that stuff, but I do love the jewelry.

I'm wondering how you're adjusting to your new job situation, too. I hope you'll let us know.

For the Love of Jewels.... said...

Since you are always obsessing about jewelry...pretty harmless obsession I think...I thought you might be interested in my fairly new blog which profiles the best of the best of jewelry designers, vendors and teachers:
http://fortheloveofjewels.blogspot.com/ As a jewelry designer, I am finding it fascinating to interview these people who are doing such incredible work. Coming soon, I'll be posting from the Gem Faire in Costa Mesa, CA. In all the blogs I've been watching and participating in, I haven't seen another one profiling great designers so that's my niche! And, if you know of people you think I should profile, please send me to their websites.

jdbsusanna said...

I love the ring!! And the state-shape necklace is quite clever.