Things I like

J and I have a habit of getting into completely unimportant arguments that we take very seriously and end up kind of yelling over from time to time. Like the time we were sitting in the hot tub, overlooking the Pacific on our honeymoon, talking about that not-too-good song that goes "Tell me all your thoughts on God/I would really like to meet her," (because, really, there's no better way to spend your honeymoon) and J was convinced the song was by Silverchair, and I was like, no it isn't. I didn't know who, but I knew it wasn't Silverchair, because Silverchair had done that God awful song "Tomorrow" and then, in my mind, anyway, sunk into oblivion. Anyway, the argument got so intense that I had to leave the confines of the hot tub, leave my tropical rum drink and my new husband, and go to the little internet hub in the hotel's gift shop and look it up. Luckily I was right and it was worth it. That song is by Dishwalla, another forgettable band (and sorry if I'm offending anyone who loves them, but seriously, Dishwalla?) Anyway, we got into another such argument this morning listening to the new Ratatat album, track 5, which I've listened to about 300 times, over and over again, because I like it so much, and I was telling J that one of the reasons I like the song is this sort of "whoosing" sound, like a kettle or hot iron, that repeats over and over, and he told me, yeah, that's the cymbals, the kind where one cymbal is on top of the other and they crash together and make that noise, and I was like, well, I've never heard cymbals sound like that, and he was like, Cara, it's the cymbals, and I was like, I don't think it is, and pretty soon we got into a super heated debate about how, exactly, they make that sound, the point being, I really like the album. As I've mentioned, and the above is evidence, I like to watch and listen to things over and over again. I don't know this is because I'm lazy and don't want to drum up the energy to take in something new, or I'm just really bright and have got an eye (ear) for the good stuff. I once heard Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of the short-lived but awesome television show "Arrested Development," being interviewed and he talked about how modern television is made for intelligent viewers who like to watch things over and over and catch something new each time. He gave the example of the British series "The Office." I couldn't agree more. I'm just a very, very smart person. Anyway, Ricky Gervais and Christopher Guest are two of my favorites in this genre of watching the same thing again and again. I've watched "Best in Show" more times than I can count ("We both like soup.") So needless to say I'm incredibly pumped about Guest's new movie, "For Your Consideration," featuring Gervais, among many other funny people that I love.

My friend Sherry brought me back some Haribo sour gummy candy from her recent trip to London, and I don't know what they're doing over there, overseas, but damnit, they've got their candy making down. Cadbury, too. Plus, check out this guy, Hans Riegel, and his wife, Gertrud. Those two look like what candy-making is all about, if you ask me.