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Still Hot

Still Hot, A List: 

  • October
  • Mindy
  • Till
  • Wonder Woman
  • Dem Shoes

1. October

As my friend Esperanza says, October is still hot "because of these beautiful global warming days." Sometimes it's too hot for me to bake pies, and that ain't right, but we make do. I know it's weird, but sometimes we must resort to the pumpkin pie ice cream from Quality Dairy.


2. The Mindy Project

Speaking of Esperanza, she subscribed to Hulu so we could catch up on The Mindy Project together. There is nothing in the world like this show, which bounces gracefully between potty humor and super soapy dramz. Plus a parade of hot, objectified men. We watched the classic "Diamond Dan" episode twice in a row even though we had both seen it before already. Sometimes that's what you have to do when you have talked and giggled through all the brilliant dialog. We wouldn't want to lose the... thread.

3. Till Lindemann

Speaking of hot, objectified men, Till Lindemann's book of photographs and poetry based on his adventures in the Yukon with a buddy, Mann gegen Mann style, is now available in euro and pounds and other things that are not dollars. Why don't you want my dollars, Till? Last time we ordered your products off of German Amazon, it was real hard.

Heh heh.

But we can sample the glory by ogling some of those pictures and poems online. Behold: MEIN GEHASSTER FREUND YUKON

4. Wonder Woman

Speaking of feminism (weren't we?),  the hottest family Halloween costume is Queen Hippolyta, Zeus, and their creation Diana, Princess of the Amazons, aka Wonder Woman. The family costume can be customized in many styles, because these are all characters with many incarnations and representations, and you can pretty much dress family members as any number of Amazonian relatives, friends, or sidekicks of Wonder Woman. Here's how we're doing it.

5. History

So hot right now! We just celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day in our city, which made it an official holiday last year. And I'm having such a good time learning about new understandings about old times through recent archaeological finds, linguistics conversations, and informative videos by reenactors of medieval life like this guy:



Taking a walk in somebody else's shoes is still hot. Art, history, humor, and moving your body outside are all still hot. My novel draft is on fire (in a good way). I'm still in that phase when I think it's pure genius, right before I reread it and realize it's a steaming pile of... fertilizer for a rewrite. It's OK, that's still hot!

Let's keep those pies in the oven, so to speak.

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