Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Today I slept through breakfast, lunch and three movies.

In this post: Power naps, lousy websites, scary sculptures.

So far Wednesday has been a mighty peculiar hoo-hah around here. I woke up way too early this morning — around 6 a.m., I think — after a nightmare about the Kardashians, and by 9:15 I decide to lie down in the family room with Mr. Furry* because I’m freezing and my head hurts. Unfortunately, the next time I open my eyes it’s already 1:30 and Sam is on his way out the door to go to work. Holy crap, people ... A FOUR-HOUR NAP. I lost half a day and slept through breakfast, lunch and THREE MOVIES!

Here’s something interesting. debuted its new website yesterday, and I can sum up the overall design in two words: IT TOTALLY STINKS. (Okay, fine. Three words.) It appears that NBC’s “new and improved” irrelevant mess was developed for the typical 10-year-old with attention deficit disorder … gigantic and disorganized edge-to-edge pictures with no direction, no information, no headlines and no focus in any form whatsoever. Sam took one look and said, “I can’t deal with this. Tell me how to change my Firefox home page.” Then he switched to CNN.
A lifelike sculpture of a creepy bald jerk in his underwear is causing a scandal at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. More than 300 students have signed a petition to have the statue — titled “Sleepwalker” — removed from the campus. Can you blame them? The petition states that the statue by artist Tony Matelli has become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, particularly those who live on campus, creating a source of apprehension, fear and triggering thoughts of sexual assault.
Just a thought, but maybe if they’d considered a sculpture of David Beckham modeling Armani the overall reaction on campus might have been a little different.
Thank you for reading this. In case you’re interested, I think I’m having Spam for dinner.

*Mr. Furry is my very large and very warm fake mink blanket.

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