Emily’s Selections From the Sunday Times

March 30, 2008 at 11:21 pm Leave a comment

And I’m going to try to tie them all together. Wish me luck.

First, You Can’t Just Blow Up History about the future destruction of both Shea and Yankee Stadiums. From the special baseball section in today’s Times. Once again, HAPPY OPENING DAY! GO NATS!

I missed the Nationals’ first season (2005) Opening Day because I was studying abroad in Prague. The Nats did fairly well that season, and then I jinxed them by coming back stateside. Nevertheless, Prague was great, and today’s Travel section had a nice tie in with Czech author Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, calling the article Trumping the Unbearable Darkness of History (oh, so clever).


An article in the back of the Times Book Review mentions that a guy saw a copy of Unbearable Lightness of Being on a girl’s bedside table and wrote off having a relationship with her because he thought “uh-oh; trendy, bogus metaphysics, sex involving a bowler hat,” and felt that it wouldn’t be a good thing. The article, called It’s Not You, It’s Your Books, talks about how some of us judge potential suitors on their reading material. Hell, I even had a thing with an exboyfriend where we made fun of anyone who read James Patterson, but I’m pretty sure we both read Dan Brown and maybe a Russian spy novel every now and then, so we can’t claim complete snobbishness…


Speaking of Russia, a new vodka was just released there, geared specifically toward women: Russian Vodka With a Feminine Kick. But I just feel like some things don’t need to be gendered.

But maybe dance squads should be…The Florida Marlins have the first all-male, plus-size dance troupe in the Major League. I shouldn’t judge until I see them, but I be they’re great. Take Them Out, And Let Them Shake That Stuff!


Men are dogs, but at least in New York you can rent one. A dog, not a man: For a Temporary Best-Friend Fix, Rent a Dog (Kibble Included) for a Day. And I really can’t think of a moderately cute way to tie dogs to carry-on luggage, other than that I’ve been on flights before where people have carried on dogs, and I always wonder what happens to people who are allergic to animal fur. I mean, we can’t have peanuts on planes anymore because of allergies, right?

From Travel, and agreeing with things I’ve been saying for a while: Waging the Battle of the Overhead Bin.

Finally, I’m on top of the world because I’m sitting here watching my lovely Nationals, who just won on walk-off homerun! Oh, and the crowd had a resounding “boo” for ‘ol George W. Bush. There’s nothing I love more than the start of baseball season; that, and free speech!


Entry filed under: baseball, D.C., Fun, Nationals, New York City, New York Times, Politics, Reading, Sports.

Happy Opening Day! Monday Mess

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