September 15, 2007

The Homesick Vlog.

17 comments:

Trooper York said...

Hondo Lane (Hondo):
"Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It's a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!"

rcocean said...

-Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home.

-Bottom's up.

ZPS said...

"What can you do?"

I've been in Brooklyn for 2 months now and miss California because, like you said, home is home. Even though I have a home in NY and I feel comfortable, I still know this is temporary. Grad school is temporary.

Oh, and as a recent graduate of the lovely UC Irvine, I can say that Michael Drake always rubbed me the wrong way. UCI is overcrowded beyond belief and has a hard enough time staffing and running all the new undergraduate programs they already have...and now they want a law school?! Good luck.

titus20 said...

OK, just stopped by the loft after a fabulous dindin-now the main course..

You are freaking hot Ms. Althouse.

You seemed kind of somber in the video but you looked beautiful.

The health care/hospitals in NYC are pretty damn good too but this city ages you by the time I am 50 I better be out of here. Boston is probably where I will go later in life with a second home in Key West.

You didn't answer my question about the youtube star Chris Crocker-poor thing-I hope she gets out of that small southern town she is in.

It's showtime.

Trooper York said...

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

Ron said...

But if it's a town with some vitality...not much will remain of what you knew a 100 years ago...The very human processes that give a town joy and life mean those things will themselves wither and leave. Most of them at least! Your ghost in a 100 years may not even recognize Madison...home is where you live and love now, while you too can enjoy it...

Revenant said...

Sorry to hear that you're homesick. :(

Eli Blake said...

I'll believe that you are truly homesick if you blog this on, say, January 8th (I think that might be Elvis' birthday, BTW.) Because NY can be cold, but at least the sea moderates that a bit. But look at the weather report and see what it is that day in Madison.

Of course, -- no, I won't say it. Because you know I've already won that contest.

rsb said...

Best corn festival is in Cobb Wisconsin. It used to be called the Corn Boil but now it is the Corn Roast. Lots of fun for everyone. I think Procol Harum played there in the 60's. Great music anyway and carnies smoking Pall Malls. I live in San Francisco now because of the weather.

Meade said...

You do appear to be a bit sick and tired.
Morose even, with that ghost talk.
Maybe regular therapeutic massages would help you get through the year.

Get homewell soon.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

People: She's not homesick now that she's home! She's melancholy because she's got to return east. You know the feeling--Sunday night dread for those who hate school or their jobs.

Maxine Weiss said...

Well, if she were a Pisces, she'd know how to find some loophole and get out of the whole thing.

--Throw a grenade, have a tantrum, pitch a sexual harassmant claim...

I know all about shaking off, and extricating from the ties that bind.

...there's always a way out of anything....if you're clever enough!

Ann Althouse said...

I'm perfectly happy living in Brooklyn for 9 months -- with regular trips back home. I have to force myself out of my comfort zone from time to time, you know.

Meade said...

Well warn us next time will ya? Sheesh.

You: uncomfortably out of your comfort zone in the comfort of your own home -- me: thrown for a vloop.

Paddy O. said...

Quirky and fun topics anyone can do. You bring quirky and fun to Lehrer news topics.

California with its beaches, and Hollywood stars, and upstart law school. Who do they think they are?!

That's quality quirky right there.

Galvanized said...

The ghost talk sounds like Our Town.

I like your ambivalence in this vpost -- kind of like we're visiting you on a "eh, it's whatever!" kind of day. ;)

peter hoh said...

Yes, it was a melancholy, bluesy vlog. A side of you I haven't seen before, at least not this fully exposed.