|Tuesday, January 10th, 2006|
Ha ha! William Shatner is awesome. Not quite as cool as Adam West, but pretty cool. Join the William Shatner DVD club!
I like that you can "get William Shatner's opinion before you go to the theatre or watch it on DVD!"
|Thursday, January 5th, 2006|
While making my lunch for tomorrow I dropped my box of raisins on the floor. When I picked them up and closed the box, I noticed some text printed on the inner flap of the lid.
"You are more precious than all the stars above."
I laughed hysterically and then felt uncomfortable. Who is prepared for that level of intimacy with a box of raisins? Current Mood: uncomfortable
|Thursday, December 1st, 2005|
|It is spreading
My dad called me up tonight and informed me that he had just bought an extremely fancy projector, extremely fancy cables and an extremely fancy screen. Oh, and an extremely fancy DVD player. This of course was sparked by his visits to Pittsburgh. He has converted the basement into a home theatre, that rivals anything that I could ever do here.
Christmas is going to be fun! And my sister's boyfriend just got the new Xbox. Ohhh and ahhh. Current Mood: jealous
|Thursday, November 24th, 2005|
Courtesy of tepui
and I are watching Battlestar Gallactica this Thanksgiving break. It is much better than I thought it would be.
When the new mini-series had originally aired on TV, I walked away after 20 minutes because, well, it just wasn't my dream to hook up with a hot woman who can do science, and that seemed to be the target audience of the show. But now that I'm past that bit, it's getting better.
|Sunday, October 30th, 2005|
and I watched the first two episodes of Lost this weekend. All I can say is, if our projector had been working, I would have had a heart attack. So good. Dominic Monaghan was good in his role too....except everytime I saw him on the tv I said "Go hobbit!" and clapped my hands a bit.
|Tuesday, October 18th, 2005|
My parents are coming to visit this weekend and want to go to an Italian or Steak-y restaurant in Pittsburgh. Any ideas? The place has got to be able to take reservations but any suggestions are welcome.
|Tuesday, October 11th, 2005|
|There is no U2/Rick Santorum connection
There are news reports
that Bono and Rick Santorum have teamed up for a fundraiser for the lovely Senator at their Philadelphia concert. This is not true.
(From www.atu2.com) That said, the senator is, in fact, using the concert as a fund raiser. It appears as if the senator's people have rented a skybox for the evening, and are selling space (i.e. - tickets) to watch the concert with the senator at $1,000 per person. An @U2 reader has sent in a PDF version of Santorum's invitation, which we've converted to JPG -- use the link below to see it. We'd love to know if U2 has okayed all this, especially the use of their image on the fund raising invite.
|Sunday, October 9th, 2005|
and I have been playing multi-player Civilization
, and I' ve learned an awful lot about politics during our epic battles against each other and the computer generated countries.
If the Aztecs surprise attack me, murder my settlers, destroy my roads and stomp on an early city? I'm remembering. And 1000 years later I'll firebomb their cities and wipe them off the map no matter how many peace treaties we may have signed.
I turn down somewhat strategic alliances with other countries because then I would be ganging up on ri_cube
's country and it is too early in the game to do that. It just wouldn't be fair. So my citizens suffer.
My outpost cities take a lot of damage. Sometimes I don't even remember they exist and a bunch of people die before I muster up enough energy to respond.
Politics = fun.
|Thursday, October 6th, 2005|
|Tuesday, September 27th, 2005|
|Monday, September 19th, 2005|
|TV shows that do not suck
I don't really watch much TV these days (except for Netflix'd shows) but I finally gave in and watched Arrested Development tonight. And it was hi-larious. And then I watched the pretty good Kitchen Confidential (....I've been about to read the book for many months now) which had the actors Xander from Buffy, Harold from Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, and the little brother from Freaks and Geeks. And the star chef was reporter Wil from Alias. Oh, and there's a kind of hot British guy. So now I have 2 shows to maybe watch.
|Tuesday, September 6th, 2005|
Hmmm. For the U2 Toronto show it looks like Dashboard Confessional will open. I remember Dashboard Confessional as whiny whiny whiny and I'm too old for that. The UK just got The Killers, Interpol and Keane and we get Dashboard Confessional. I hope the Pittsburgh opener is better. Current Mood: disappointed
|Saturday, September 3rd, 2005|
and I went out to dinner yesterday, something we almost never do. The restaurant was almost completely empty (at 6:20) and we were promptly seated at the worst table. After a polite request to switch tables, we were pointed to the second worst table. Did I mention that the restaurant was empty? And yet I am currently contemplating attending a movie tonight, where people will sit directly in front of me in an empty theater no matter where I sit and the person next to me will text message for two hours.
|Friday, August 12th, 2005|
Say what you will about Coldplay, but they are an extremely good live band. Definitely one of the better concerts I have been to.
|Wednesday, August 10th, 2005|
I think that some follow up needs to happen regarding susancalvin
's reporting of porridge pipes in Scotland. So here is my half-assed expose.
I did a quick google search of "porridge pipes" and could only really find these people who visited Scotland and went on a tour
who had anything to say about it. Then I called my father who was born in and lived in Scotland for 7 years who said "Oh, yes, of course there were porridge pipes" but it was difficult to understand him as he was laughing so hard. He then started talking about goulash pipes in Hungary and suntan lotion pipes in Florida and I quickly said goodbye.
Why are tour guides in Scotland telling people this?
So there is my expose. Feel free to add your own research findings.
|Tuesday, August 9th, 2005|
|Monday, August 8th, 2005|
|Why Alton Brown is cool reason #513
His new(ish) book
has a Cheesy Poof recipe dedicated to a little boy named Cartman. This recipe needs to be tried.
There is also a recipe for pina colada waffles, mostly to have an excuse to serve rum for breakfast.
Why aren't more people on the Alton Brown bandwagon?
|Sunday, August 7th, 2005|
I just threw away the alarm clock/radio that I have been using since grade 4. I've used it through elementary school, high school, university and law school. It's now yellowed and horrible looking and...it's time had come.
There's something nice about using the radio as your alarm clock. But I wan't about to spend money on some new fancy alarm clock so I just got the basic "shrill beeping sound" model. I think I erred in judgment because I had a heart attack this morning when the damn thing went off. I switched from a model that was designed to soothingly wake you up to the equivalent of paying a surly innkeeper 50 cents to bang a pot next to your head and scream "Get The Fuck Up!"
|Saturday, July 23rd, 2005|
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2005|
A great weekend full of great food. Many kabobs and meat products, homemade Bailey's ice cream (if you do not own an ice cream maker, buy one, it will be your greatest purchase ever), fresh blueberries and blueberry muffins and two nights of brownies. Mmmm. Food coma.