Stuff I Saw or Heard


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A lovely paragraph from a favorite writer….

“I love you so much I’ll never be able to tell you; I’m frightened to tell you. I can always feel your heart. Dance tunes are always right: I love you body and soul: —and I suppose body means that I want to touch you and be in bed with you, and i suppose soul means that i can hear you and see you and love you in every single, single thing in the whole world asleep or awake”
Dylan Thomas

What think you?

THINK Coffee has the best brew in the Union Square area, where I work.  The coffee is really excellent, and the grilled cheese with tomato and pesto is the kind of warm, gooey sandwich you dream about.

However, their staff is such a bunch of glum, hipster douchebags that I’m seriously considering never going back. They roll your eyes when they take your order, and never smile or say anything remotely kind – I guess smiling doesn’t go with the eighty dollar poncho they got at Urban Outfitters.

This is really lame. I like the coffee. I like the food. It’s right near my work. But the customer service and atmosphere is so unwelcoming, I kind of wish they delivered.

Oh good God. I love grilled cheese so much.

Magical moment unfolding at Union Square Starbucks this morning!

Gwendolyn from Vancouver just took time out of her day to tell the manager this is the nicest Starbucks in the city. That was very sweet. Canadians are so nice, especially since this place is pretty average – the manager is beaming.

Why do I say they are merely average? Because my cup says Jimmy on it. I know I’m soft spoken but do I look like a Jimmy to you?!? Shut up.

I completely forgot about Valentine’s Day! What kind of commentator am I? A very poor example, indeed.

*Sidenote: the right-side shift key on my laptop is broken. I’m infuriated. So if there are words that should be capitalized but aren’t, you can surely blame A) Dell computers, or B) sheer inertia on my part, because going for the left-side shift key is really throwing off my game* Be that as it may…

So my favorite commercial of the Valentine’s season has come from our friends at Kay Jewelers. A young, pretty, demure wife (with the sweetly high-pitched voice of a child) is cooking dinner for her man when he begins describing his love for her via conversation hearts candies. But then – my God – he goes off script and starts spewing seriously long sentences like “you’re everything I’ve ever wanted and I love you.” Conversation hearts are NEVER that complex. They’re usually something in the neighborhood of:

Wifey knows shit is up. So she tells him so.

“That’s not what it says,” she murmurs.

And that’s when he presents her with Kay’s Charmed Memories bracelet, or as I like to call it, the most bizarre and hideous janky-ass bracelet on this planet. It’s so ugly I can’t help but burst out laughing whenever I see it.

I understand it’s really the thought that counts. He loves her so he brought her a (comically unattractive) bracelet. And that’s sweet. I’d just like the commercial so much more if the last line was her saying “I think we should start seeing other people…”

On FB, it’s Doppelganger week, in which you are encouraged to post a picture of the celebrity whom you are told most often that you resemble. In truth, since high school, I’ve always gotten Keri Russell, which I LOVE but think is being a bit generous. I mean, I remember going to the movies, and the excitable/probably high fellow taking tickets kept tugging my arm and telling me I looked like “Felicity before that dumb girl cut her hairs.”  While I don’t want to slander Ms. Russell’s good name, sometimes if I squint I think I see the similarities between us.

However, in my mind’s eye (which someday I would like someone to explain to me how and why my mind got itself an eye) I feel more like dis:

That’s right. El Chupe! The goat-slayer. Who apparently, at least in this photo, has taken up Dodgeball.

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