Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sunday morning

Looking at this picture of today's breakfast, I realized how satisfyingly empty my Sunday mornings can be. Waffles, heavily sweetened coffee, and the worst sections of the Sunday new york times, represented here by the Style section, featuring Dita Von Teese no less. It's the most worthless section, but for some reason, this is inevitably my sunday times roster:

1. Style section, especially the Bob Morris column and "A Night Out With" and usually a few wedding announcements. Always look to see what the brides do, then the men. Trying to think of a way to turn it into an orange-juice drinking game.
2. Arts & Leisure, skipping past the theater stuff to get to "Playlist." Today's was a little obscure for me so I browsed and skipped it until later.
3. Skim the Book Review to see if any authors I like are featured. (The Architecture of Happiness is reviewed today, so that was nice)
4. The Magazine, in this order: letters, Deborah Solomon interview, Ethicist, and then I peter out half the time. Today, though, is the year in ideas issue, which makes for some great reading.
5. Week in Review
6. Front Page, section A.

Now that I look at it this way, it's clear that my priorities are a little on the frivolous side.

My delivery person actually delivered me (a) the entire paper, and (b) the correct day's issue, so things look up. Now back to the ideas article; it always makes me feel like all the world's problems will be solved in the first few months of the next year.

8 comments:

Mountain Biking Mama said...

Gee that looks like a cool breakfast nook. Looks like you're single? What a leisurely life you lead...

Mr. Hill said...

Riiiight. As you know, that table is usually crowded with a few more sippy cups and with you reading the worthwhile sections of the paper.

A.T. said...

what a great picture! i laughed when i saw the shoe on the floor. i love the red bandana Vera Bradley placemat by the way! :)

letsgothrow said...
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Mr. Hill said...

Below is a slightly edited version of the comment from Letsgothrow that got deleted:

I like to walk down to the local Starbucks in my Sunday shoes and buy the NYT. I think that Sunday Business is the worst section - though I read them all - I always start with the Ethicist then head to the book review which leaves me tranquil enough that I don't actually start yelling at the Style magazine and its $47,000 mirrors that everyone just must have this season or the Earl of Pembroke and his PS2 and jeans and personal castle. I can't wait until next Sunday.

Mr. Hill said...

What are "Sunday shoes"? It sounds like you are Laura Ingalls Wilder and only get to wear shoes on Sunday.

letsgothrow said...

Yes, my Sunday shoes can be seen here... http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7221453/c/57787.html

I only wear them on Sunday because well, I don't want them to get dirty and I want to have tradition which is different than repetition, I think.

I wear wear shoes on other days too but the pairs aren't restricted to any particular day.

Sorry about cussing in that last post - I forgot kids read this page... (Nayr)

Mr. Hill said...

Oh, those are killer, for sure. Now I'm dying to see your Sunday pants.