Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

Thinking about: A new sofa or futon. I think I want a futon, because I just throw the cover in the washer when it gets dirty. But I wonder if a futon will be sturdy enough for the wear it will receive. The one I'm sitting on, from Crate and Barrel, started falling apart after four years.

Feeling: Broke. Just bought a new air conditioner, and now I need a sofa! But I have to have these things before my oldest friend comes to visit in August.

Reading:  Dean and Me: A Love Story. No one is more surprised than I am that I'm enjoying it. I was barely aware of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as a duo. They broke up before I was born and, unlike the Marx Brothers, their movies don't show up on TV. Also, I'm not a big fan of either of theirs separately. Yet I find this book wildly entertaining. A great portrait of the 1950s in America.

Listening to:  Amy Winehouse. "He walks away, the sun goes down, he takes the day but I'm grown," from my favorite track of hers:

Wondering: Why I suddenly have such a craving for barbecue!

Looking forward to:  Devouring that small plate of Trader Joe's barbecue pulled pork that's waiting for me in the microwave.

Missing:  My mom. It's my first Mother's Day without her. Although today isn't as painful for me as I'd feared it would be.

Watching:  The 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. I saw the new version Saturday and I like this one better. Though I'm not that crazy about this one, either. Redford is a better Gatsby than Leo, but Carey Mulligan is just as unsympathetic a Daisy as Mia Farrow was. Why is it so hard to make a good movie of this terrific book?

Eating:  My Trader Joe's barbecue pulled pork.

Making me happy: My Trader Joe's barbecue pulled pork. 


  1. I was wondering if the new Gatsby would be too "far out" knowing the director's other works...

  2. I really need a Trader Joe's closer than 2 1/2 hours. There is talk of one coming to Grand Rapids, that would make me extraordinarily happy.
    Try Ikea for a sofa or futon. They're surprisingly comfortable and very reasonable. (and that's another place that is outside of 2 hours from me).
    Stay warm :)

  3. I'm in shock that something from Crate and Barrel would fall apart like that.

  4. Trader Joe's... GAWD I GOTTA FIND ONE!!! everyone brags them up... I've never been.

  5. from experience, don't get a futon.
    love pulled pork ... yummy


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