Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Top Cds of 2008

Sigur Ros- Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
She & Him- Volume One
Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stair
Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
Coldplay- viva la vida
Ben Sollee- Learning to Bend
Joshua Radin- Simple Times
Flight of the Concords- Flight of the Concords
Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
William Fitzsimmons- The Sparrow and the Crow

Honorable Mentions
Jack Johnson- Sleep Through the Static
Ray LaMontagne- Gossip in the Grain
Coldplay- Prospekt’s March EP

Friday, November 14, 2008

Roman Likes Madagascar 2

It is too early for Christmas music

I am a huge fan of Christmas. In fact, growing up I had huge plans to decorate my house like Clark Griswald. Thing is, too much of a good thing is... bad.

Every year Christmas is forced down our throats earlier and earlier. I would not be shocked if Halloween were bumped up a month just to get people Christmas shopping sooner.

Thanksgiving has become a time for people to practice for Christmas. We rush straight through Thanksgiving in an effort to get to Christmas.

Our tradition has always been to put up our Christmas tree and get out the Christmas music the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year I will be traveling that weekend so it may be up a week earlier. Regardless, some people have already decorated their homes for Christmas and we are still two weeks away from Thanksgiving. And when did we start playing Christmas tunes in stores? It is odd to walk through Walmart and hear, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." it is as if it happened over night.

I would understand if I felt like businesses were legitimately in the Christmas spirit but they are simply playing holiday tunes to inspire everyone to buy.

In short, I say bring on the Christmas tunes. Sinatra singing White Christmas puts me in the spirit instantly. However, lets not force it.

...of course, I took my son to see Santa at the mall this afternoon and he got reindeer antlers to take home.


Originally I named Fridays, “Daddy Roman Day.” My son Roman and I spend the day together while my wife, Margie, goes to work. I look forward to Fridays all week.

Our day starts with a special breakfast, a trip to Target, and usually concludes with a game of football. Because my week can be busy, it is nice to have a day set aside to focus on my boy.

Roman has now renamed our day, “Daddy Roman Party.” This more accurately describes our day anyway.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Sunday I went to Daniel Wornicov’s art show yesterday. It was incredible to see the displays from local artists. The event was a great success as the old house was packed full of people. There was a live harpist, food, and beautiful displays of local art.

It was great to see Daniel’s works right up there with the best of them. Congrats

I spent the rest of the afternoon at home with my family. It was cold so we started up a fire. Roman is fascinated by fires in the fire place so cooked some little smokes over the fire. Margie made the most amazing homemade pot pie and fudge.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Presidential Loofah


So I noticed while showering that I had a blue loofah and a red loofah. Most days this would not seem like a big decision but it is the presidential election! The choice for which color loofah I should choose never seemed more important.