I missed my fives last week. Oh well, what are you going to do right? Get back up on the horse and all that. Here goes:
I ordered myself some new glasses this week. I went with Warby Parker and the "Nash" style in Black/Grey. I've got to say, it is really hard to pick out a new face.
I found this website, Tiii.me. It calculates the time you've spent watching TV as you enter seasons you have watched. For example, watching nine seasons of Seinfeld takes 3 Days, 18 hours. Kind of depressing right? I've probably seen all those episodes at least three times each. That's 11 days, 6 hours for just that series. Wow. I probably shouldn't watch as much TV.
A baseball player for the Mets, Daniel Murphy, has caught some flack for missing the first two games of the season for attending the birth of his first child. Who are these neanderthals? This isn't the 1950s. It's totally ridiculous. I personally think that there should be mandatory paid leave for both mothers AND fathers when a baby is born.
Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves? When someone sends you an email then comes into your office and says, "Hey I just sent you an email." and then proceeds to tell you EXACTLY WHAT IS IN THE EMAIL that was sent one minute ago. Let me have time to read the thing!
The How I Met Your Mother finale. I have not watched the last two or three seasons and only watched a couple from this season. Kristin and I decided to watch the final two to see how it wrapped up. I, for one, did not like it. I didn't like that the whole last season was a build up to the Robin and Barney wedding and then in the space of ten minutes they had them divorced (so Old Ted would have a chance). I didn't like that they killed off the mother as well. I saw a fan cut on YouTube were they ended the show with Ted talking to the mother on the train platform. That would've been perfect. You didn't have to have the stupid, awkward kid reactions. Anyway, Alan Sepinwall says it much better than I can here and here.
David Letterman is retiring. When I was a kid, I was really into late night TV, especially Johnny Carson and Letterman. Dave was the perfect amount of snark and smarminess. Late night won't be the same without him. Also, I kind of love that R.E.M.'s Mike Mills broke the story.
I started reading Harriet the Spy for the first time since I was like eleven years old. Harriet's friend Sport has a kind of messed up life for 1964. He lives alone with his writer dad after his mother left and took all their money. He has to make dinner for his dad at 7pm (so late because his dad has cocktails first) and usually sees his dad going to bed as Sport is waking up. Kind of interesting. I also realized that the only Dostoievsky I've ever read is a quote used in Harriet the Spy. I'm well read.
Did you know there is a lime shortage going on? Limes have tripled in price. The cost of margaritas will probably rise as well.
I really like this new song by Bob Mould called "Hey Mr. Grey". His new album comes out sometime in June. We have also been listening to the Frozen soundtrack quite a bit. Henry really loves Do You Want to Build a Snowman. He knows more of the lyrics than I do.
Grand Budapest Hotel is great. Go see it.