& then there was that one time husband was trying to hang a picture in our front room, but the frame fell & the glass broke. we cleaned all the glass up, but later on the way to the subway ben realized he still had a tiny shard of glass sticking in his foot. as he stopped to pick the glass out of his skin, this gem of a conversation happened:
your 7th favorite blogger: "you should leave the glass in your foot, & become an x-men or something!"
your 7th favorite blogger's husband: "...hmm. i'm not sure i would become an x-men if i left glass in my foot. how would that happen?"
[brief intermission as we swipe our metro cards & walk down the stairs towards the subway stop]
your 7th favorite blogger: "oh, you know, it would stay in there & grow until it took over your heart & then your whole body. & then you could control glass like how magneto controls metal!"
[brief intermission as we get into the subway car]
your 7th favorite blogger's husband: "i still don't know if that could make me have superpowers. usually
something really crazy needs to happen for one to turn into a superhero, right? like a big chemical explosion, etc?"
your 7th favorite blogger: "but what if the glass were radioactive, eh? EH???"
[the conversation continued in this vein until the 42nd street stop, at least, at which point it had taken this turn:]
your 7th favorite blogger: "OKAY. if you could control a substance like magneto controls metal, would you want to control WOOD..........or GLASS?"
your 7th favorite blogger's husband:
his eventual response?
your 7th favorite blogger's husband: "it would depend on where i was. if i was here in the city, i would want to control glass. if i was out in the country, i would want to control wood."
RIGHT, because ALL superheroes get to control the location & method of how they acquire their powers. :)
this week's girl crush is the lady who walks that fine line between audrey
hepburn and fiona apple (if such a line exists?) & does it so, so well. she's
annie clark, who's better known by her stage name st. vincent. st. vincent
is this mysterious & beautiful melodic genius machine who cranks
out lovely, eerie-but-you-can't-put-your-finger-on-why type of music.
interested? i would recommend checking out "your lips are red,"
"marry me," or that one awesome time she teamed up with bon iver.
3. [that orange background!]
this week's boy crush is mandy patinkin. "mandy?" you say? YES. mandy.
oh, that saucy mandy patinkin. we all know him as inigo montoya,
that spaniard of princess bride fame who burned the line "hello. my name is
inigo montoya. you killed my father. prepare to die" forever into
our princess bride-fan minds. but then i was watching yentl the
other day, & mandy was like a revelation! he was so good looking
in that movie! like a jewish mr. darcy. speaking of which, are those two lake
bathing scenes alike, or are they REALLY alike?! (but perhaps with slightly less clothing in babs' version - apologies for the slight bum shot!)
feel the awkwardness!
so...yeah. mandy. kinda fell in love with him in yentl.
he did a great job. go watch that movie! & feel free
to forward through barbra's singing. i stuck with her
through most of the movie but broke in the last 30
minutes & kept the fast-forward pedal to the medal.