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
The origin of the Schmatta part of the name is from a family pet.
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….
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.
i also later named the cats i got in college (a brother and a sister) Schmatta.
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.
oh yeah. SchmattaLUV is also my personal website.