Trans Parent

I really hope Amazon’s Transparent gets the green light. The pilot sold me!


Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway (“Afternoon Delight,”” Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara”), “Transparent” is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker ,and Jay Duplass star in the pilot.

Motorola Buds

We get a lot of free “promo” stuff in this house from our jobs, either via contests and giveaways or items just showing up at the door unexpected. It seems 2013 Christmas season was focussed on Audio. We received 3 Bluetooth speakers: the attractive Bose SoundLink, the bassy TDK A33, and a colorful Logitech UE. The Bose, nestled in to our bookshelf in the living room, sees use when I sit in my recliner and cruise the internet. The TDK is in the master. We gave the UE to Sprout for Christmas to use with her iPad.

It was a lot of fun to keep receiving fun new products and then, out of nowhere, a set of Motorola Buds showed up on the doorstep. I love music and especially love listening to music through headphones but I hate wearing them because of the constant aggravation of the cord. My arms are always tangling up in it, or it’s draped across the keyboard annoyingly, or it catches on the countertop. I threw these on and made a swimming motion. They are lightweight, have excellently placed controls, have suprisingly balanced sound, and are very well designed. It’s wonderful being introduced to freedom from the cord. They have pushed me to strongly consider a pair of Studio Beats in hawt Matte Black, but I’d really like to get my hands on a pair of Sennheisers.

Motorola Buds