Friday, February 20, 2009

Bulletproof Assignment

It won't protect you from gunfire -- rather, it's a blog challenge.

If you read Dear Soulmate and liked or related to it

or even if you didn't. I need you to do this for me.

This American Life, previously plugged in my post about the Rubber Room, broadcasted a special Valentine's Day episode called "Somewhere Out There." Featured are three stories about the difficulty, excitement, even possibility involved in finding The One, either in friendship, romance, or comedy. It deals so much with the topic I'd considered that I second-guessed my originality...and then realized I posted Dear Soulmate in the same week as Valentine's Day and during the rise of Natasha Bedingfield's "Soulmate" to the top of pop song charts.

Okay, so my thoughts are culturally influenced. Accidentally, I might add. Anyhow, do you and your openness to chance a favor and consider the real life results in This American Life experiences. Subscribe to it! Listen to it! Tell me what you think about it! I'll love you even more than I do now!

P.S. A good time to knock out the hour long audio episodes is in before-you-start-dreaming installments. Give yourself something to think about while wondering why you're still awake at 1:45 in the morning.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

An Opposites Postlet

Naps are glorious.
Tornado warnings are not.

The Great Gatsby is intriguing.
Nadya Suleman is not.

Tortellini is tasty.
Canned fruit syrup is not.

Ice water is refreshing.
Pop quizzes on the New Deal's economic programs are not.

Red roses are lovely.
Soggy pinecones are not.

The Office is funny.
SNL used to be.

Money is difficult to come by and share these days.
Smiles are not.