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Yearly Archives: 2011

The SCARIEST Book You Will Ever Read

Holy Merde, it’s Halloween again. Time for dragging out the styrofoam grim reapers and gravestones, setting up all those fake cobwebs and carving out those soon-to-be black & rotting pumpkins. Looking for a good spooky book?  Something chilling to read aloud with a flashlight under your chin? I’ve got the book you MUST buy today. […]

October 26th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

The Real Steal Was My $12 Ticket

All right, I know right off that I’m in the minority here. I mean, the kids I were with loved it. The audience actually cheered and booed in the appropriate places. And when I saunter over to “Rotten Tomatoes,” I see a slim majority of bone fide critics actually liked this movie. That said— YE […]

October 23rd, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

The Conversational Hedgehog

Where the hell have I been? Yes, you poor, poor faithful Readers, the Forsaken wandering in the blogospheric wilderness, crying out for my literary manna. Wondering: what exactly is going on in my fast-paced, constantly-evolving, ever-fascinating life? What’s fabulous events have transpired, what earth-shattering, cataclysmic revelations have yielded themselves up in my world? What’s been […]

October 17th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

A Milestone Reached

All right, it’s happened— I’ve done it. Mission accomplished. Goal achieved. I’ve gotten three stars on every available level of the original Angry Birds game. Yay me. !!! Look what it’s gotten me. Do we all see how the long, long hours of work, the dedication, the carpal tunnel syndrome was worth it? How the […]

September 28th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

A New Panda in Town

For those of you who think that I spend my days playing Angry Birds and baking cobblers… well, you’re mostly right. But wait! I have proof of legitimate and gainful employment: tomorrow, Monday 19th, Nickelodeon rolls out a sneak preview of a series that will start in November—KUNG FU PANDA: LEGENDS OF AWESOMENESS.  It is, […]

September 18th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Here We Are, at the End of Things

I Brought It. I was Ready to Rock and Roll. I Got Busy. I crossed the P90X finish line. One summer. 90 days. 12 DVD’s. 75 protein bars. Countless quaffs of that oh-so-tasty Recovery Drink. While visiting my parents in Laguna. In a hotel basement in Brooklyn. Before Disneyland, for Chrissake. I feel like I […]

September 12th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Drinking the Kool-Aid

In the last weeks of my grand P90X experience, I have utterly and completely drunk the Kool-Aid. I’m buying stronger bands for my pull-ups, I’m scarfing up protein bars, I’m amping up the weight on my dumbbells. Perhaps it’s the realization that I’m nearing the end of the program and I still don’t look like […]

August 27th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Harry Potter and the Deathly Challah

August 16th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Zen and the Art of P90X

Lately I’ve been grappling with the inherent dissonance between this 90-day, “transform your body, be in the best shape of your life!”exercise regimen, and the Buddhist teachings I’ve been delving into. On the one hand, the transformation of one’s body fits in perfectly with Zen precepts: we are every day, every moment, a new being; […]

August 4th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas