Monday, May 31, 2010

Townes' Namesake


I'm trying to find this album cover large enough to put up in Townesy's room.

Townes

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sick Day

So we're home sick with a weird virus and so we are watching a lot of videos. Dot likes Youtube. It used to be all about kids singing Annie songs, or Disney songs, or other things. But now we've branched out.





We spent a lot of time watching this guy, and watching this guy with a face drawn on him, and watching this guy edited into King Kong - the opportunities on Youtube are endless...
I think Townes likes it so much because he's pretty sure he could sing those words.
If you haven't watched his original performance, you really should. Find it here

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Books to Read | Surprise Guest Post by Gregory Hudson

I recently got an email of book suggestions from my extremely well-read literary brother and it was as fun to read as it will be to read the books. So I thought I'd share. Greg, I hope you don't mind.

1) SUM by David Eagleman. In this short, but absolutely beautiful work, scientist David Eagleman describes 40 different possible after-lifes. That sounds really new agey, but it isn't. They are smart, sweet, sad, and suprisingly often very true. Really, a great little book.

2) Bonfire of the Vanities, By Tom Wolfe. I thought I didn't like Wolfe, mostly because he's a bit of a pompous, conservative jackass, but this book, with very few likable characters, is somehow very, very likable.  A  nice view  of a  decade that i was alive for, but didn't experience. And oh so many exclamation marks!  a classic! funny!

3) In Persuasion Nation, by George Saunders. An amazing selection of short stories by a modern Vonnegut. That comparison gets thrown around a lot, but since I read this right after I read SlaughterHouse 5 (for the first time! so late!) I can attest to the similarities. He's wacky, without ever being excessive. And he's smart, and sharp, and the last story (I think it was the last story) was oh so touching, too.

4) I'm just reading a book called John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead. It could stand to lose a few chapters here and there, but the story of a journalist living off free promotional swag struck home with me. I maybe only liked this because of that. Though the writing is impressive. I always know if I like a book if it inspires me to write. and this one does.

And because, what the heck--here's a bonus: I read this a couple of years ago, but it still remains in my mind a great book. I recently read a short story by this guy, so I'm intrigued again. Then We came to the End by Joshua Ferris. Think The Office, if the office was more literary. It's about the travails of bunch of workers in a Chicago ad office at the end of the dot com boom. Can you say relevant? no, really, can you?

Big News



Come June 11th I'll be working for this guy. I resigned from my 8-5 to devote more time to marketing my best asset. This dude. Wish us luck.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

His Spot




Townes can now stand in his crib. (Dotty didn't do this until she was at least 14 months.) Cory calls it his spot, he'll wake up and stand up facing the door and yell for Cory to come and get him.
And he's getting a tooth.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

So I was in Vegas

And Cory took the kids to the park. These are the famous purple slides that Dotty loves.

Canon 7D test shoot from Cory LeSueur on Vimeo.


I wish I could blame Dotty's messy hair on Cory watching her, but it doesn't look much better when I watch her.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bathtime

Dotty has the best time playing with her polly's (mini princesses) in the bath. Here is a cute video of the voices she makes for them (+ some closeups on the Townes)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We're Back


We made it back home after a great weekend away. We realized we had never taken a trip like this, just for fun, just by ourselves. I tried to take pictures, but Cory wasn't very cooperative. He said "you aren't supposed to steal things from Vegas" - he didn't buy the rights to the real slogan.
Here are the highlights:
1. This guy opening for Conan and Cory turning to me and saying "he stole my bit" right when I was thinking, he stole Cory's bit.
3. Loving Conan and thinking "this is what people feel like when they get to see their favorite band"
3. Almost getting a picture of a billboard that said "Punch your Way to $5,000". Only funny if you've heard Cory's bit.