Archive for December, 2009

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Shama and I made a holiday card for all of our friends.  Enjoy.

Holiday Video Card from Shama Dardai on Vimeo.

Thinking of Otters

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Maybe it’s because I finally got around to seeing Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas (Thanks, Trevor), but I’ve had otters on my mind lately.   Silly otters.

Unable to pry them loose, I ended up painting my brother and his girlfriend otters for hanukah.  Here they are:



Looking at them together, the colors are a little early nineties.  I almost expect Fido Dido to make an appearance.  Ah well.  Here’s Emmet:

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Reunited and it Feels A Little Stiff in My Joints

Monday, December 7th, 2009


One of my grandmother’s oldest friends, Clara, moved to Durham a few years ago to be closer to her daughter.  I’ve known Clara as long as I can remember, and my grandmother has known her longer than that.  We used to go over to her house to break the fast after Yom Kippur with a big vat of borscht.

Since we were going to be in North Carolina for Thanksgiving, Clara’s daughter and my mom arranged for the two of them to meet up in Asheville.  I can’t remember seeing my grandma happier.  (“I didn’t think I’d ever see her again.”)

GRAM: Clara, you look great!
CLARA: You look great!
GRAM: Good!  We’re both lying!

Robot Santa Wants To Give You A Hug

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009


There is a long list of things I don’t understand about Christmas.  (What’s Myrrh?)  Add to that list the creepy robots currently residing in the Marshall Fields windows.  Goo!