Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Things I am Obsessed With as of Late

1. There is the most beautiful blog I have ever seen, called Posie Gets Cozy. Now, one of you out there has it on YOUR blog, you know, over on the side where you list other blogs you like? What the Sam Hill is that called? Recommendations? Links? "Hey, look yonder"? Seriously. There is some blog world name for those blogs we put on the sides of our blogs. Could I have just said the word "blogs" any more?

At any rate, the woman who creates this site makes me sick, sick, I tell you, with jealousy. EVERY SINGLE VISUAL on there is absolutely my taste, 100%. How I wish I had visual skills like this woman. And a good camera. Because I assume that camera must be good.

Oh! That blog is lovely. I have blog envy.

2. I have had not one, but two dreams that I was seeing the Sex and the City movie. Now, that is sad. I am dreaming about a movie. But I am so upcited for it, as my cousin used to say. When she wasn't 30, married and a homeowner and was more, like, two.

My sister-in-law made the fatal error of sending me Season One of SATC for my birthday one year. I had of course heard of the show but I didn't have HBO, and besides, that Mr. Big thing irritated me. Too obvious.

So I watched the whole first season in, like, a day, and it turns out "Mr. Big" is called that because he is fancy and important to Sarah Jessica Parker's character. So what did I know?

I was a regular at my video store after that, and I eventually rented every single episode, only watching the finale actually in real time. Then I made my mother buy me the box set for Christmas. Do you know I have watched that box set in its entirety twice, then I went back and watched the shows that had the director's extra comments on them?

Oh, do I love that show. And I love Carrie Bradshaw. I always wanted to live in New York and be a writer who weighed 102 pounds. And she has my hair, but somehow pulls it off without looking insane.

The movie comes out in May. I will be spending then. So you can imagine I will be first in line to see that thing, even though there is no movie theater in this town.

3. The Cazalet chronicles. Have you read these books? There are four of them. They are the story of a wealthy family in London, starting right after World War I and going through World War II. You cannot put them down. They are the kind of books you lie in bed and think about, and then you get up and read till 4 a.m. until you have a headache.

The first one is called The Light Years. The author is Elizabeth Jane Howard. Plan on getting nothing accomplished for the next month.

I have already read all four books, but I am reading them again. What with my rereading and rewatching shows, it is a wonder I ever try anything new at all.

4. Country ham. How have I gone my whole life not having this? You can't swing a dead cat around here without someone selling country ham, and if I had my druthers, I'd read my Cazalet books all day, eating country ham and waiting for that Sex and the City movie to start.

I'll bet that Posie Gets Cozy woman would never do such un-lovely things.


dcrmom said...

Country ham. Mmmmmm . . .

Kellie said...

I call it my "side bar of stuff."

There is probably some really technical name but I don't know it.

And I love her site too...obviously.

There are some days that I just want to look at something pretty and Posie never disappoints.

What makes me jealous is the number of people who comment on her blog!!!


emily said...

It's typically called a blogroll. :) Enjoy your country ham!

Anonymous said...

Your grandmother who lived in Hendersonville loved country ham and really didn't like any other kind. She would look forward to getting it whenever she visited her parents or otherwise traveled in the South.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Mmm, country ham. Being a city girl, you're used to all that sex-in-the-city-ham.

You have no how clever I think I am for thinking that one up. I'm THAT pathetic, yes, I am.

Anonymous said...

I had country ham once--it was like eating shoe leather. Maybe if you live in the south you have really sharp teeth.

Bronwyn said...

My daughter always used to say she was sooo upcited about stuff, and that has stuck in our family lexicon, along with "smooth pants" for tights, and a few others. I'll be seeing the SatC movie too, for sure.

Country ham, salty and delicious. And posy/cosie is a great knitter and a great photographer.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Oh, and what about Mr. Pig to go with your Sex in the City Ham.

Yes, I find myself quite funny. It's a disease, I know.

June Cutoff Cash said...

You are on a roll today, stie. Or a biscuit...

Bronwyn said...

June, this has nothing to do with anything on this post, but I am so upcited I had to share... getting my hair highlighted, lowlighted, de-frighted today (for the first time since May!) and I have just purchased the John Freida Glaze stuff. Can't wait to try it out!

June Cutoff Cash said...

Bronwyn, I wish you had a blog, so I could see it! Email me photos! I am seething with jealousy.

John Freida should totally be paying me; I have converted more people to his glaze.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord June, why'd you have to do that! Now, I'm all unhealthily in love with that Posie lady and have reserved the Cazalet Chronicles at the library.

Thanks June. Thanks for nothing.


Anonymous said...

Oh and I call it my sidebar and blogroll. Also, I am Carrie Bradshaw, I didn't know if you knew....


June Cutoff Cash said...

Dear Carrie Bradshaw,

As a proponent of not spending, I totally should have told people to call the library and not given a link to Amazon.

No, seriously? With the unhealhty obsession? Now I want a Corgie, just cause Posie has one. I am obSESSed. Going to Nicholas Cage's house at night naked obsessed.