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I Hate Catania
Travel

I Hate Catania

I should have known it was going to be bad. First of all, southern Italy at the vernal equinox? What was I thinking? Then I watched the Rick Steves’ Europe episode devoted to Sicily, and the intrepid host wears a pained, “I-guess-this-is-fun” expression on his face. In fact, I’ve never seen the sprightly traveller have less … Continue reading

WILW: My Birthday
Day-to-Day

WILW: My Birthday

I’m not going to lie, I love my birthday, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. In fact, I love my birthday so much that I instituted a “birthday week” policy, which usually goes unobserved by anyone but me, although Lance has gotten on board in recent years. While big plans aren’t in store for … Continue reading

WILW: Crochet
Day-to-Day

WILW: Crochet

There is a great image from the classic film comedy What About Bob? where, after Bob has basically ruined Dr. Leo Marvin’s life by  sabotaging his vacation, unintentionally making him a laughing stock during a Today show interview, and then literally blowing up his fancy vacation mansion, we find the once marginally-famous psychologist in a mental institution. … Continue reading

2 Overlooked Gems: Parade’s End and Safety Last!
Entertainment

2 Overlooked Gems: Parade’s End and Safety Last!

I’ve seen some wretched poo lately: Baz Luhrmann’s sensory clusterf#*k shitstain Great Gatsby; the dull and pointless torture porn that is the new version of Evil Dead; and the unwatchable pretentious diarrhea/Refn and Gosling’s abortion known as Only God Forgives. But there has been a lot of great stuff, too. There’s the brilliant BBC show The Thick of … Continue reading