erin: Names of the kids on Sister Wives
me: That could be a game, "Kid's name on Sister Wives or character in an old English epic poem?"
According to the Post, PBS is collaborating on an adult version of Sesame Street called Next Avenue. I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time. There were rumors about a return of the Muppet Show recently, but it never materialized. From the Post article: “We are designing ‘Next Avenue’ to be a virtual life coach for baby boomers,” Twin Cities Public...
I was just thinking of you because my Oriental Trading Co. catalog came in the...– Erin, explaining the aftermath of our party favors war.
What tv shows and movies should I put on my netflix queue for my upcoming back surgery?
Do you love smart comedy? Do you hate Glenn Beck? Do you live in New York? (I assume you answered yes to the first two of these if you’re reading this blog) Then you should probably go see A Reading of Joe Mande’s Screenplay Adaptation of Glenn Beck’s Novel: The Overton Window. That’s right, the always outstanding Joe Mande (again, he of Look at that Fucking Hipster...
jokes from nick kroll →
Nick Kroll (of the glorious FX comedy The League) wrote some hilarious fake posts for fantasy football message boards for Esquire. I’m not even entirely sure what a normal message board post would be like, but these are still great.
trader joe's is open!
Finally, after months of rumors and construction, at 8am the Trader Joe’s on West 72nd street has finally opened! Take that every other neighborhood in New York! (except Union Square, Chelsea and Brooklyn Heights). Not that I’m ever going to abandon my first grocery love, Fairway, but it’ll be nice to add a cheap place into the mix that isn’t Zabar’s or Whole...
why you should be watching the league →
Article from SplitSider explaining the greatest comedy on television today. Seriously, I can’t say enough about this clever, well-crafted, outstanding show. So I’ll let someone else do it right now. WATCH THIS SHOW. “The League” FX Thursdays at 10:30. SET YOUR DVR.
fashion reminder →
In case you forgot (or never knew to begin with), I have another blog that I casually write all the time, but really try to write during fashion week. Which is currently going on in New York. In case you didn’t know.
Guys—I killed it tonight at the Laugh Lounge. Get ready for a video upload sometime next week. Just giving you a heads up in case you couldn’t already gather, but I’m really funny. So, yeah, know that.
Your back is made of a turtle that was burned in a house fire.– Erin Kelly. Correct.
Don’t believe me? Come see for yourself at the Laugh Lounge on the Lower East Side on Tuesday, 9/14 at 6:30. I’ll be doing a 5 minute stand-up set (as will the rest of my class) in a show hosted by Tom Shillue. But wait—there’s more. There will be a special guest in the form of a legitimate comedian (besides Tom) performing at the end of the night. So yeah, if...
What would you do with $2300? Pay a few months of rent? Purchase some jewelry or luxury handbags or clothing? Maybe get almost a year’s worth of groceries? If you’re Whoopi Goldberg and you have $2300, you apparently buy a life size photograph of Michael Jordan at the NBA Store. Stars, they’re just like us! (via Gawker and Page 6)
gigi: ugh, French resumes have pictures on them
me: seriously? of what?
gigi: like, of yourself
me: it's like every resume is for a job at a nightclub
gigi: I know! which makes it hard to stand out when you're applying to be a shot girl!
It’s 4:30pm, was the sandwich I just ate lunch or dinner?
Bedbug rumors in New York + the itchy side effects of vicodin = constant paranoia!
it finally happened
I joined twitter. For someone still in her 20s and involved in the world of media, I’m very behind the times. Anyway, now all 4 of you that follow this blog can follow me on twitter under the oh so creative name, Leibrary.
new yorker festival!
For those that aren’t subscribed to an absurd number of cultural institution listserves, you may have missed this week’s email from The New Yorker, but the schedule for this year’s festival has been released, and it’s better than I anticipated. Get the emails from the Festivalwire here. Below are my recommendations. FICTION NIGHT An Exchange, Lorrie Moore/ Deborah...
slate raves about risk! podcast →
Slate’s almost-too-useful blog, Procrastinate Better, featured Kevin Allison’s brave, brilliant, and downright entertaining podcast, Risk!—and raved about it. I mean, if you think about it, it’s like they were raving about me since I once told for an episode of Risk! (the ‘Regrets’ episode from this past spring, if you weren’t already aware). Anyway,...
If I owned a bakery I would make its tag line, “We come out with Buns Glazing.”
Would you like some champagne? I would offer you coffee but the butler died.– Told to the costume curator at my Museum by a wealthy, 80 year old woman when she visited her apartment.