ABOUT

Hallo!

New blog as of December 2012.

FYI blog before this that i kept for fall 2012 was Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic.

This blog is going to be my main blog, where I can write about music, movies, TV, technology, and anything else I am interested in parsing.

About the name of the blog

Schmatta…

The origin of the Schmatta part of the name is from a family pet.

Mootsy, our dog when we lived in Omaha -- before "the divorce" and we moved to Lincoln and became a cat family

NOT Schmatta.
this is Mootsy, our dog when we lived in Omaha in the late 1960s / early 1970s — before the divorce.
we moved to Lincoln and became a cat family

NOT Schmatta.
this is Kitty. Kitty and Mootsy fought like, uh, cats and dogs. Kitty was a tough cat.

Schmatta was the name of a Shih Tzu dog my dad and stepmom Sue had in the 1980s — one of those dogs that can’t really breathe well because its nose is smooshed in. Schmatta was a wiggly, enthusiastic dog and was the first dog I lived with after what seemed like a lifetime of cats. i can’t seem to find any pictures of him….

from Wikipedia's Shih Tzu page

NOT Schmatta.
a picture of a Shih Tzu from Wikipedia’s Shih Tzu page

Schmatta is also the Yiddish word for rag. the Shih Tzu breed of dogs sort of look like a pile of rags, which was the inspiration Sue had in naming him. I am a fledgling / frustrated weaver so the idea of rags and a Yiddishkeit name seemed funny to me.

Weaving project - Noro lace-weight yarn... from my FIT woven design classes

Weaving project – Noro lace-weight yarn… from my FIT woven design classes

i also later named the cats i got in college (a brother and a sister) Schmatta.

Big Schmatta

Big Schmatta

Little Schmatta, sunning herself on my balcony

Little Schmatta, sunning herself on my balcony

…LUV

growing up in the 1970s there were all of these Herbie the Love Bug movies. ugh. the amount of saccharinely sweet Walt Disney twaddle i watched then has a lot to do with my guilty love of mainstream Hollywood schmaltz, i think.

LUV is my shortened reference to these Love Bug movies of my youth.

so, “SchmattaLUV”

oh yeah. SchmattaLUV is also my personal website.

Erika
erika_herzog@yahoo.com

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  1. So sweet of you to post my office on your blog. Also, your blog and it’s name is quite original!

  2. hi Dr. Blau! hoped that was okay — i think i told Heather i might blog the photo she made of my cavity because it was so cool.

    my blog name many people find odd, but i tried to explain it here, not sure how successfully. i was pretty sure it would be unique! 🙂

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