Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en

Gotta bolt for 2nd pediatric visit, and give out candy later while Bride and bebe go to neighborhood Hallowe'en Parade doodad.

Be sure to X-ray those apples!

Scene from the Festival of the Blessing of the Cats

A Rafe-alation!

"What? Even after they find out who killed Laura, there are still ten more episodes? Christ!"

Raiford: a brief name etymology

Hey, here in the sorta melon-colored shirt is the Bride's second cousin (maybe? something like that) Raiford Earl (said as one name, mostly, like "Raifordearl") who put the bee in our bonnets for the nameage.

That's Aunt Ann in the middle, and, of course, in the blazer at left is Conderry (ex-CIA!).


A friend has a copy of this book:

Dutifully looked up Rafe's October 16th birthday and found this:

Quel surprise!

An answer to a query

It came up yesterday "why are pistachios dyed red?" Google says, basically, that pistachio importers started dying the shells red to hide mottled imperfections on the shells.


Proposed cover art for (another?) ZTT records comp


Not the insane snowfall of the east coast, but all the garden is finally decimated!

The Cure: not just for girls!

This weekend, when I was on listen, I dunno, twelve in a row to "A Hundred Years" off Pornography by the Cure, Kyle pointed out that, when we were kids, girls liked the Cure. True!

Regardless, I have had this damn thing in my head for days and days and days.

Maybe it's the cheery-ass starting message of "It doesn't mattah if we all die!"

He's right!


"They call 'em fish eagles..."

Thursday, October 27, 2011


What is he dreaming about?

I always liked babies, but this is the most time I have ever spent near one non-stop. Was unaware there would be so much deep REM-cycle sleep!

But with a mere 11 days of life experience, what can he draw upon for building blocks of dreams? His past life as a nuclear technician at Chernobyl? Or just lactation visions, perhaps.

Most likely this, with a soundtrack of "Her Head's Revolving" by the Three O'Clock:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


From Pitchfork thingy on new Mazzy Star song:

The single was recorded in California, London and Norway...

"This isn't the right vibe yet...let's get some ambient fjord noise and mix it in at -4db..."

Something else I did not know until BabyWeek (tm)

Padma Lakshmi was in Glitter!!

Saw someone wearing this Saturday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

That nagging feeling

October 25, October 25...what is it about October 25th you're not remembering? Someone's birthday, maybe?

No, it's that Dog Man Star came out 17 years ago today.

I remember laying in the sun on Linden Avenue listening to the cassette of this and drinking Guinness from the actual foaming can thingy. Party!

Gran Fran and Raiford

Don 'n' Rafe

Here is my 88-year old dad planting one on his first (!) grandchild!

The ignonimous Eddy name will live on! Probably!

Good hell! A few things that were missed

A couple few things I would have commented on had I been here:

1. What's up with Madonna's weird facial prolapse, so that she doesn't look like herself? Not that she looks like an old Madonna, just not really like her at all! Maybe the eyes are the same. Anyway, weird.

2. Basque separatist group ETA renounces violence. Maybe this will at last lead to peace in my troubled homeland.

3. I somehow lost ten pounds while I was off. Maybe just by staying awake more than six hours a day?

4. Chris Martin 'n' the Coldplays on the Today show. Turquiose tee shirt, jumping around in a "glad to be alive" style - yes, they have it all.

5. Blake Lively's constant "trailing off at the end into mumble" line delivery technique.

6. The cats like the baby! Or are sufficiently indifferent to it. Seriously a shocker, given their respective personalities - "Boorish asshole" (Picci) and "needy neurotic" (Margot) - which I would have guessed would have led to a ceremonial culling by now!

7. There is a non-cable BET knockoff channel called Bounce which shows wildly out-of-sequence Soul Train episodes every afternoon and this led to me hearing or maybe noticing "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got)" by the Four Tops for the first time.

8. Ripley Underground is the best Ripley book.

A fatal regret

We love the baby's name, natch, else we would not have picked it. But it occurred to me this morning (as I showered in the same tub where the Bride's labor was brought about by watching the season 2 premiere movie of Twin Peaks on the laptop) that we could have gone with


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sit tight

Up and running tomorrow, maybe. All's super-well, though.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Raiford William Eddy, b. 10/16/2011, 9:16 am. Nine lbs, 13 oz.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


A lifestyle?

Ah! They were too shitfaced to hear Sherman coming!

No open-container laws in Savannah!

I will ask for a "Literally" subscription for Xmas... I can get this shirt!

Is it "the lake"?

This picture was a View from Your Window on Andrew Sullivan, but it looks just like the scenes of "the lake" from Barcelona.

Now that I posted this it's more likely than ever that the Bride will kill me in my sleep, even with the baby's due date tomorrow. In my absence, please make sure the baby:

1. grows up to be cute

2. saves magazines

3. gets a sponsor ASAP

Well, I'M sold

I mean, I was looking to drive eighty or ninety miles to learn the organ!


I hope it worked out for them

I was sawing up ancient bits of wood from our basement that previous owners had left behind, and came across this:

Those roaming Dureskos! 2

This arrived, captioned thus:

It's really not that hard to do, Ansel.

Those roaming Dureskos! 1

Good lord, we never go anywhere anyway (poorness), but the Dureskos are in California! I assume the Mr. has an appointment to see about being assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

Anyway, check the pics:

I would call him Laird

My friend Pat (the keeper of the Cement Yard Five, all of whom have homes now) sent this guy along. Orange eyes!


Maze help

Those folks that got lost in the corn maze and called 911? Sigh.

They should have remembered Ms Perenyi's advice, dutifully paraphrased here:

If you are lost in one, stick to the right side and turn right at every turning. You cannot fail to emerge.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Doozle/Roozle update!



The update is that they are both doing just great!