Mount Hood Road Index 2.0

So, we’ve been brainstorming ideas for how to do the Mount Hood Road Index this year. What we’ve come up with is this: Each week we’ll answer 5 different questions. We’ve come up with a master list of 10 questions already, but each week we’ll only do 5. We needed something new to keep this process fresh.

Obviously we’ve already missed most of January, so let’s get going:

1. WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEEK?
is grateful for drugs, because without them she’d be a total mess, rather than a little tiny mess. Antidepressants rule. Winter darkness sucks. is grateful for snow days and three day weekends, of which we’ve had two in a row, and for people who still have the energy to come up with new, hopeful ideas, like this guy.

2. OVERHEARD CELL PHONE CONVERSATION OF THE WEEK
While walking along Mass Ave between Newbury and Huntington, we heard a woman right behind us saying, “Mom, just wanted to call and let you know I got here okay…” which really begs the question – was she referring to downtown Boston, or referring to her arrival in the general Boston area?

3. LIFE’S LITTLE INCONVENIENCES
Big blizzard on Monday – we thought it was so great that we could walk to work and not have to worry about digging our car out. But then we discovered that a large pile of branches had snapped and landed on the roof of our car. We never would have thought frozen water and tree limbs could bend the metal of a car roof like that. Fortunately, we have full coverage insurance, but we’ll still be paying the $500 deductible.

4. ENTERTAINMENT
We went and saw a great concert Sunday afternoon at the New England Conservatory. They offered the premiere of a new composition by the Israeli composer Lior Navok entitled “And The Trains Kept Coming.” It was more of a performance art piece than anything, but a fascinating, well-composed piece of music with various textual sources trying to understand the moral question of why no one intervened earlier during the Holocaust.

We’ve also seen two great movies this past week: Juno and Persepolis. We highly recommend both.

5. THIS WEEK’S BEST MEAL
says “adding fat always makes food better.” She took a dish we already know and like (pasta with veggies and fake chicken) and added a little bit of pre-made alfredo with sun-dried tomato sauce. Delicious!

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~ by realsupergirl on January 21, 2008.

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