Thursday, March 3, 2011

That's Right, Ten

Today, along with my pumping supplies, I've packed a can of chickarina soup for my lunch and a jar of honey and a lemon and some teabags. Why, you ask? Obviously I caught the nugget's cold. Thanks, HR! I just hope I don't pass it back to him right away. I have this vision in my head of the offending germs ricocheting around our house like a very snotty bullet until infinity. It will be nice to have some warmer weather this weekend so we can all get out and air ourselves out.

Again, I'm aware it's just the beginning of the host of plagues to darken our doorstep, and I count us lucky to have avoided them until now. Did I mention that my baby turned 10 months over his recent convalescence? I KNOW. My little happiness inventory session yesterday was partially brought on by the idea that I need to really be relaxing and making a renewed effort to be in the moment with my doodlebug, more than ever, because he's going to be a year old in a minute and in my attempts to enforce routines and get us through obstacle over obstacle, I fear I'm not taking enough time to just enjoy his babyhood. As it is I can hardly remember what it was like before he could smile or roll over. What was our baby like when he was two months old? Five? Everyone tells you infancy is going to fly by and you never believe it when you're in it because you're elbow deep in regurgitated milk and keep being mistaken for a very tall, shaved raccoon and you're very much looking forward to the passing of that state thank you very much. I was at least. But I'm here to tell you, it's never as bad as you think it is, and even if it is, you look back and it's a blurry bittersweet rear view.

Babies! My stars!

To wrap up this week's musical theme, I give you Dave Chappelle's Block Party, which is a wonder of a concert film. I love the idea of it, I love that it happened. And Dave Chappelle, what a national treasure. Man I hope he's doing well. Anyway, the movie is chock full of iconic performances, I can't pick a favorite really. But I'll link this one, because it is quite excellent and urrryone is onstage for it.

I've seen a lot of sick things in my life (good-sick as opposed to bad-sick), and this ranks among the sickest. Can you even fathom what it would have been like to witness it in person? It's worth noting that this circa 2004 hip-hop preppy look is right up there with Audrey Horne of Twin Peaks as all-time-style-inspiration for me. Someday I'll have my coveted closet full of blazers and sweater vests and pencil skirts and Pumas. And I'll be too old to pull off the look by then, but I don't care.


  1. Agreed on Dave Chappelle and on Dave Chappelle's Block Party. It's sooooo good. My only gripe was a minor one: at the time I wish he had used his powers to get Tribe to reunite instead of The Fugees, but again thats a minor thing. Maybe he did try and it didn't come to fruition. Tina and I saw Dave Chappelle at the Agganis a few years back, I believe it was after Chappelle's Show and after his trip to Africa. He seemed to be doing well, but I wish that he was around more too. National treasure, indeed. One of my favorite parts of "Block Party" is when he asks people from his Ohio town to come to the Party, like how excited the college marching band was so. So so good.

  2. OMG what if he had been able to reunite Tribe? Looks at this point like it'll never happen, too bad. So jealous you guys got to see Chappelle live!

  3. I don't want to make you feel bad, but I saw a reunited Tribe at Rock The Bells a couple years ago.

  4. Thanks for making me feel bad. ;-)