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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action

Hey, I'm posting. I couldn't resist spouting off on my opinions about movies and film. There's a difference! I have no idea if this will lead to continued posting. Il est ce qu'il est.

Today we ripped off a blogger named Rianna from the blog Frankly My Dear. She reports that she stole it fromRachel. It was a short meme, so we scoured the Internet to find another movie meme. Then voilĂ ! We found a meme from Gilby 37 from the blog Random Ramblings of a Broadway, Film and TV Fan. She said that she got it from Meredith ofForeverClassics. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Movie Time Meme 

1. What is your all-time favorite movie costume? Varla's sexy black jeans and low cut sweater from Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

2. What classic film would you nominate for a remake? I hate re-makes. Possibly Annie Hall. I don't know why but why not.

3. Name your favorite femme fatale. Charlize Theron, that bitch is tall and lethal and gigantic bottle of hotness.

4. Name the best movie title. Clockwork Orange, very pleasing on the tongue.

5. Describe the worst performance by a child actor that you’ve ever seen. The idiot kid from Mimic. He supposed to be some sort of genius and then the last 2 minutes of the movie he starts crying. Really bad fake crying!

6. Who gets your vote for most tragic movie monster? Godzilla. She's just trying to find a safe place to give birth

7. What is the one Western that you would recommend to anybody? I really hate Westerns but The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a fine redemption film and has a kick ass score

8. Who is your ideal movie-viewing partner? I have no preference. Alone, w/ my husband, w/ my family, who cares?

9. Has a film ever made you want to change your life? If so, what was the film? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind made me want to really live life to the fullest.

10. Think of one performer that you truly love. Now think of
one scene/movie/performance of theirs that is too uncomfortable for you to
watch. Gary Oldman getting murdered in Prick up your Ears. It's so heartbreaking. 

11. On the flip side, think of one really good scene/performance/movie
from a performer that you truly loathe. Leonardo DiCaprio facing his dream demons w/ Ellen Page in Inception. I hate Dicaprio!

12. What is your favorite romantic comedy? Not a fan of the rom com at all BUT Breakfast at Tiffany's is an amazing film. It hits all the right notes!

13. What is your favorite drama? Pulp Fiction. Classic dialogue, really captures the height of the indie film boom.

14. Worst film you've seen? Cloverfield, shaky cam, terrible acting, implausible situations

15. How do you feel about the majority of romantic films being labeled "chick flicks"? It's a ridiculous labels as are most labels.

16. Favorite on-screen couple? John Candy and Macaulay Culkin, best on-screen chemistry ever!

17. Favorite off-screen couple? The Coen brothers.

18. Best kiss in a movie? Nic Cage and Cher in Moonstruck, right before they fuck for the first time

19. Favorite scene? Maria and the Captain dancing in The Sound of Music

20. Who are 2 film characters you wished had gotten together, but never did? Peter Sellers and Donald Sutherland, the cerebral and the sublime

21. Two actors you think would have great chemistry, but have never done a film together? Kate Winslett and Donald Sutherland. Guess I'm on a Donald kick today

22. Favorite song in a film (doesn't have to be from a musical)? Mad World - Gary Jules - Donnie Darko

23. Best score from a film? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it evokes that wistful feeling of having a crush and the beginning of a relationship

24. Best film quote? I have a ton! Right now: "Hey, Peter.....what's....happening?" Office Space

25. A film you'd recommend that is a "Must See" for us to watch? Fargo, funny and disturbing.

Monday, February 27, 2012


My interest has been waning for some time now. Not sure if I feel like continuing. Meeeeehhhhhhh

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mind Cleanse

Today we ripped off a blogger named  Kyogres from the blogHero of the BlueFlames. It's long so we will do it in parts. It was stolen fromNerdish. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The 99'er Meme: Final Part 

Cheers to all of us thieves!

76) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship? Honesty, similar value systems

77) How did/could someone win your heart? Simple SB had his heart wide open w/ me.

78) In your world, what brings on more creativity? Zen & an open mind

79) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? Moving back to NY 

80) Why did you break up with your last ex? He said I wasn't the one for him

81) What would you want to be written on your tombstone? "What are you looking at?"

82) What is your favorite word? artifact

83) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word: delusional. Mind

84) What is a saying you use a lot? I know! Right?

85) Are you watching Idol this season? If yes, how do you like it? No, I have never watched it ever & I don't plan on watching it now

86) Were you surprised that House got canceled? Not really

87) What is your current desktop picture? The universe

88) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be? Rick Santorum

89) What would be a question where you'd not tell the truth? I'm not a dishonest person HOWEVER "Do I look fatter lately" is not a fun question to answer

90) One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by WEEPING ANGELS. The Weeping Angles aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What would you do? Call the Doctor, anybody have the # to the TARDIS?

91) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power? Force field ability

92) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again? Age 19, sweet kiss from a good friend while listening to Velvet Underground

93) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be? 10 years ago living w/ crippling depression

94) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. (let's say that you are both single and available) Who might it be? Moby

95) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go? Back to Costa Rica or London

96) Do you have any relatives or friends in jail? Not that I'm aware of

97) Who's winning the U.S. Republican presidential nomination? Why? Romney as he is the least insane idiot in the pack

98) Who's winning the next U.S. Presidential election? Obama

99) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say? Hey, kids! It's cool to care

Friday, February 10, 2012

Shalom, Suckers!

SB & I are off to Costa Rica. Be back to blogging later.

See ya!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Connect the Dots, La-La-La!

Top Chef recap time, y'all!

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants were surrounded by piles of pancakes. And then Pee Wee Herman came riding in on his bike. This sounds like a dream I had once. And on a side note, does  Paul Reubens ever appear as himself anymore? The cheftestants had to create the perfect pancake for Mr. Herman. Winning the challenge was Ed &  his pancake bits w/ fresh fruit and bacon. Sweet, crispy & BACON.

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants had to travel the streets & kitchens of San Antonio shopping for ingredients, stop into a local restaurant to cook their dish & then travel to the Alamo to put the finishing touches on the dish to make something Pee Wee will go gaga over. One cheftestant per restaurant. Which posed some problems for Lindsay who was a place but then decided to hunt down more ingredients & then had to back track to an available space to cook. Dumb ass! But that dumb ass went on to win the challenge w/ her stuffed zucchinis filled w/ beef cheeks, rice and goat cheese. Blech to me! And packing it up was Grayson's GINORMOUS stuffed chicken breasts. Aw nuts!

But wait! It was then revealed to the remaining cheftestants that all of the previously booted cheftestants went on to a final head to head cook offs w/ each other. Duking it out for a spot in the finale was the recently departed Grayson against Bev. I have a feeling about which way the wind is blowing on this cook off.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Sunday

Today we ripped off a blogger named  Kyogres from the blogHero of the BlueFlames. It's long so we will do it in parts. It was stolen fromNerdish. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The 99'er Meme: Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26) Are you happy with the person you've become? Yes, absolutely

27) What's a sound you hate; sound you love? I hate the sound of animals crying & I love the sound of the water: rain, ocean, waterfall

28) What's your biggest "what if"? I don't have regrets, I don't mire in the "what ifs"

29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens? No to ghosts, maybe to aliens

30) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm. Kindle on the right, SB on the left

31) Smell the air. What do you smell? I smell nothing, my nose is cold though

32) What's the worst place you have ever been to? Newark, NJ, the gas may be cheap but the place literally smells & the people are awful

33) Choose: East Coast or West Coast? East I suppose, as that is where I'm currently located

34) Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?  I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Moby

35) To you, what is the meaning of life? Taking advantage of every opportunity

36) Define: Art. It's in the little amazing things

37) Do you believe in luck? I actually I do, people of Italian heritage are horribly superstitious

38) Patriots or Giants? Or, who gives a rat's ass? Rat's ass

39) Will you watch the game? If yes, with who? Sadly yes because my oldest brother is throwing a Super Bowl party

40) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? Yes & yes....I don't talk about it

41) What was the last book you read? I re-read Catching Fire, saving room in my brain & Kindle for 3 e--books from the library when I go on vacation next week

42) Do you like the smell of gasoline? NOOOO! It makes me want to puke

43) Do you have any nicknames? SB calls me Freckles

44) What was the last movie you saw? I watched Donnie Brasco on Saturday night, it was pretty good.

45) What's the worst injury you've ever had? I've never had one

46) Have you ever caught a butterfly? No, that's cruel

47) Do you have any obsessions right now? Dystopian literature, baking low fat treats & that Gotye song

48) What's your sexual orientation? None of yr beeswax

49) Ever had a rumor spread about you? People thought I was a lesbian when I was in high school

50) Do you believe in magic? A little bit

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lean Cuisine

Top Chef recap time!

Charlize Theron is the shit! That is all.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants were paired off into 3 teams of 2: Ed/Paul, Lindsay/Sarah, Hair Accessory/Grayson to squared off in a food relay. I love this sort of thing, separates the boys from the cheftestants. Clean, peel, devein 2 pound of shrimp, shuck a barrel of corn & make fettuccine. All right, de-pooping shrimp! The faster to complete the relay, the more time spent on making a dish w/ the shrimp-corn-fettuccine. Ed/Paul were disqualified for not plating their shrimp, leaving HA/Grayson to take the prize money. Remember when the cheftestants used to get an extra edge in Elimination Challenge when immunity was off the board? Though I suppose the cheftestants would prefer the cold hard cash that the show is doling out. Sarah is also a spoil sport, obviously they lost out because guest judge Cat Cora hates tarragon...obviously.

For the Elimination Challenge, the teams of two had to cook head to head for block party making the same tasty BUT healthy dish. The 200 hundred party guests chose the winning dish. Stupid HM was beset by wasps. He handled it fairly well. Had I been there, I would have screamed and run away. Winning the day was Paul and his yummy Korean BBQ. Grayson got called out for making boring chicken salad. I don't think chicken salad is wise to make on hot day at an outdoor venue. HOWEVER, I would say chicken salad is as fun and exciting as anything else. Getting the boot was Stupid Hair Accessory for crappy boring chicken salad :D

Next week: Peewee!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Drop yr Tacos or I'll Blow yr Brains out!

Friday night SB & I tripped the light fantastic in downtown Sch'dy.

1st stop was Bomber's Burrito bar. 3 words people: Blood. Orange. Margaritas. The Sch'dy Bombers is very very very clean, much cleaner than their Albany cousin. Bit heavy handed w/ the tequila but still damn tasty. SB says they have the best wings EVER. Perfect blend of crispiness and spicy sauce.

$9 per ticket bought us entrance to the GE Theatre at Proctor's to see The Toxic Avenger. It was gross & the acting was terrible but it's still a classic. Lloyd Kaufman was there (head of Troma Films & creator of Toxie) to do a Q&A & sign stuff. SB got his copy of Blood Sucking Freaks signed.

Lots of interesting facial hair on most of the gentlemen folk in the audience. I don't use the word hipster but.......

Also, I found out that talking about 80s metal bands is a new pick up line.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everyday I'm Shuffling

Today we ripped off a blogger named  Kyogres from the blogHero of the BlueFlames. It's long so we will do it in parts. It was stolen fromNerdish.But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The 99'er Meme: Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up. !. "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" by The Beastie Boys off of my favourite Beastie Boys album "Paul's Boutique" 2. "Nuage Fractal" by Voivod, cybernetic pro-environmental metal 3. "Wild Thing" old school Liz Phair song, back before she had a record deal 4. "Catholic Education" by Teenage Fanclub,  this has no impression on me as it is on a compilation CD 5. "Jamie" by Weezer, so cute! 6. "Soul Suckin' Jerk" back when Beck was still mowing lawns.

2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? Anyone at all.....Margaret Cho because she's hilarious and we would be fantastic friends.

3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17."I didn't want to!" Peeta flushes in agitation. "But I couldn't argue with Beetee without indicating we were about to break away from the alliance." I'm reading Mockingjay on my Kindle Touch. My apologies if this doesn't line up w/ the paper copy of this novel.

4) What do you think about most? Money and my lack of it.

5) What does your latest text message from someone else say? LMAO

6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on? Nakee!

7) What's your strangest talent? My uncanny ability to remember inconsequential details from conversations or outings w/ friends and or family

8) Women.... (finish the sentence); Men.... (finish the sentence) Women are not treated as equally as Men who control everything

9) Ever had a poem or song written about you? YES and it sucked

10) When is the last time you played the air guitar? We've had this question before. I repeat: I have not nor will I ever play air guitar

11) Do you have any strange phobias? Closet door has to be shut because of the closet monster

12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose? Yes a packing peanut when I was about 5. My mother yanked it out w/ some tweezers and my father gave the sage advice of "Never stick anything in your ear or up your nose smaller than your elbow."

13) What's your religion? A non-practising Catholic but I do believe in God

14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing? If we are talking about this time of year, then I'm walking

15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? Behind!

16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band? The Clash, always and forever

17) What was the last lie you told? I don't lie. I see no point in telling lies

18) Do you believe in karma? Not in karma as such but if you act like a giant life suck asshole then I think you reap what you sow.

19) What does your URL mean? I have no idea nor do I care

20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength? Greatest weakness: impatience. Greatest strength: dedication

21) Who is your celebrity crush? Hugh Jackman

22) Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Yes when I was 8

23) How do you vent your anger? Scream, SB is not a fan

24) Do you have a collection of anything? Lunch boxes & books

25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? Phone, as much as I love "The Jetsons" video chats are not for me.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bring me the Heart of Snow White!

Top Chef recap time!

And it's wagons ho as the remaining cheftestants travel onwards to San Antonio. There's a place I've always wanted to go to....warm weather, excellent food, beautiful scenery.

There's tension w/ the female cheftestants as the majority of them hate Beverly.....turns out the men hate her too because she's always under foot in the kitchen. I don't hate Bev and I don't like her. Definitely middle of the pack for me.

And that French sweetie Eric Ripert joined Padma in the kitchen for the Quickfire. I really really enjoy Msr. Ripert, he's insightful, knows a good plate of food when he sees one & never is mean spirited in his criticisms. Are you taking notes, Tom Col(dick)io?

For the Quickfire, the cheftestants had to yank ingredients off a fast moving conveyor belt. You snooze, you lose. However, the longer you spend looking for tasty ingredients, the less time you have to cook. The losers were Stupid Hair Accessory Chris, waited for the best stuff: foie gras, lobster & vanilla bean. His flavours did not gel. Seriously, can we get rid of this guy already?! He sucks. Grayson, awww, for too much citrus on her Dover sole & Paul's overly bitter bitter melon & mussels broth. Beverly would have won the Quickfire had she been quicker to plate her tofu. Lindsay won by a technicality w/ her grouper and clam bouillabaisse. Always the bridesmaid, aren't ya, Lindsay?

For the Elimination Challenge, Charlize Theron showed up to plug her upcoming film Snow White & the Hunstman & challenged the cheftestants to make wickedly dark, evil, Gothic meal. That is an awesome awesome concept! I loved this! Cooking doesn't always have to be pretty and sweet. The judges loved all the plates and it really came to to nitpicks to choose a loser. The winner for the week was Paul and his foie gras & bacon, pumpernickel, pickled cherries and beets enchanted wicked forest. If you nixed the foie gras, I would shove my face all up in that! Getting the boot was Bev....whoa! It really did seem like a difficult decision for the judges to make and somebody had to go.

One thing has been nagging me though....usually when a famous non-food person is a guest, they have an "entourage" or bunch of extras to dine w/ them. But not Charlize! Does she not have any friends?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The End

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Ends

Cheers to all of us thieves!

36. Have you watched American Horror Story? No I have not, my brain can only tolerate so many TV viewing programs.

37. Baseball hat or toque? Ummm....neither. What the hell is a toque?

38. Do you shampoo or soap up first in the shower? Shampoo, condition whilst I wash the rest of me.

39. Wet the toothbrush or brush dry with the toothpaste? Wet brush & yes I know it wastes water.

40. Pen or pencil? Pen always!

41. Have you ever gambled at a casino? No, I don't see the appeal

42. Have you thrown up on a plane? No but I've come close.

43. Have you thrown up in a car? Yes, all over SB's truck after I drank nearly 2 liters of beer from a giant glass boot.

44. Have you thrown up at work? But it was a very near miss.

45. Do you scream on roller coasters? I couldn't help it!

46. How many shoes do you have? A metric ton

47. Who was your first roommate? I've only had roommates in college, her name was Nadia & she was from Africa & secretly eloped w/ her boyfriend in California. She wasn't around much.

48. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk for the first time? Corona, at college bar in New Paltz.

49. What was your first job? I was dressed as the Izod alligator for an Izod outlet on Wolf Rd. I stood out on the corner & waved. 5 bucks under the table & yes I was hit on by a plushy.

50. What was your first car? A red Dodge Omni, it had AC but no tape deck.

51. When did you go to your first funeral? When my aunt passed away. I decided then & there never to have a funeral when I shake off this mortal coil.

52. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown? Moved away for good? I was 25

53. Who was your first grade teacher? Sister Mary Richard, she hated men!

54. Where did you go on your first airplane ride? Disney, Epcot had just opened.

55. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with? When I was a young scamp, I never snuck out of my parents' home..not once.

56. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? Heather & no.

57. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents’ house? The Stockade, it was tiny little cracker box but it was all mine.

58. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? SB or my father.

59. Whose wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsmen? My best friend

60. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Kiss SB

61. What was the first concert you attended? It was a double bill of Tesla & Great White

62. First tattoo or piercing? Ears when I was six, tattoo for my 34th birthday

63. First celebrity crush? Matt Dillon

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shake it, Shake it, Kinnaree

There's a little Japanese/Thai/Korean joint on Lark Street that occupies the place where a Taste of Greece was once housed. It's called Kinnaree. They have been there for exactly one year & for the one year anniversary they offered 20% off yr entire bill for a whole week. HELL YEAH!

Check out their awesome varied menu 

Sexybeast had the shumai, miso soup and the crispy duck w/ jasmine rice. I think he enjoyed it, he mostly made snuffling noises & didn't speak much through dinner.....I thought I heard, "Can't talk. Eating!" I had the steamed edamame, one of my most favourite things ever, & spicy stir fried pork w/ string beans & peppers and jasmine rice. So NOM NOM NOM!

Two thumbs up!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Boy vs. Girl

Top Chef recap time!

There was no Quickfire Challenge this week as we've reached that time in the show for....Restaurant Wars! And guys versus gals. Naturally, Ed thinks he has a better team and the ladies think Beverly is a life suck.

Sarah proved herself to be a stealth bitch, she picked at every single thing Beverly did, including bitching about her making short ribs "again". The ladies' "Half Bushel" restaurant made better dishes than the fellows' "Canteen". Though Canteen had better service, the judges were not wowed by the food. AND if your going to call a dessert Almond Joy there better some fucking coconut in it! Ty-lor missed the mark and was sent a-packin'. I'm quite surprised because Stupid Hair Accessory Chris made the misnamed dessert and did absolutely nothing else. Biding my time for that louse to get the chop next.

And Sarah can suck on Beverly's rib bones because Beverly was singled out as the big winner this week. Sarah & Lindsay took upon themselves to bitch and moan about this. I'm gunning for Grayson to win, as she is assertive without being an asshole & she's fucking amazing chef.

Team Grayson!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Candlestick

Sometime around Thanksgiving, my SIL, "Tamantha" & I, were discussing the game Clue (or Cluedo if you are so inclined). She had purchased Clue Jr. for my niece and nephew & they were thoroughly enjoying it. Tamantha & I played a round, there was no murder but it was a cute beginners version of the game I sincerely adore.

For Christmas, I gave Tamantha & my brother Pablo,  another version of Clue...Clue the travel card game. Fun & cute but it only whet my ravenous appetite to play THE REAL DEAL. Lucky for me, my other brother's girls had brought up Clue for our annual after Christmas get together in the Adirondacks.

It was like I stepped into the Twilight Zone! The characters were changed, the rooms were different, the rules of the game were more complicated. WHY? Why is Miss White no longer an old frail serving wench? Where did the library go? Why are there extra weapons, one of which looks suspiciously like an Emmy Award? A little piece of my childhood died.

The other day, my in-laws invited me to poke around their newly organized basement to unload some of SB's crap he left behind & to see if wanted any of their used junk. Lo and behold! there SB's old game of Clue. I was slightly disappointed that it was the re-worked 80s version of the graphics on the box & on the game cards & game board. They used illustrations rather than photographs but at least it kept the integrity of the original look of the characters.

The lead pipe was missing, we used a penny in its place.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. Did you go to your high school prom? I did, I wore white, it was kind of meh.

22. Perfect time to wake up? 9 am

23. Perfect time to go to bed?  1:30 am

24. Do you use your queen right away in chess? I don't play chess, I don't have the attention span for those types of games.

25. Ever been in a car accident? Several, last one was December 2007, black ice & a parked car.

26. Closer to mom or dad…or neither? Both

27. What age is this exciting life over for you?  That is an incredibly poorly worded question. What are you asking?

28. What decade during the 20th century would you have chosen to be a teenager? The 70s, 2nd wave feminism, great fashion, punk & the beauty standards weren't impossible.

29. Favorite shoes you have EVER owned? 8 eyelet black Doc Martens. May they rest in peace :-(

30. Do you have an article of clothing you have had since you were in high school? I don't have anything from high school

31. Were you in track and field? No

32. Were you ever in a school talent show? In the 4th grade, I danced to "Wake me up before you Go-Go"

33. Have you ever written in a library book? Maybe

34. Allergic to? Dust

35. Favorite fruit? Cherries!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thoughts on a Saturday

I love love love to people watch. As SB & I were heading back home w/ full bellies & a vintage Cluedo game, I spied a lone traveler walking down the busy road.

I was disappointed when I realized it wasn't Doctor Who. This particular gentleman was decked out in a jeans & a jean jacket. To be more accurate, they were jeans w/ pant legs cut off. BUT he definitely wasn't wearing shorts because the dungarees in questions were cut short enough. They sort of reminded me of ladies capri pants. Capri pants that were worn a deserted island for a few years & deteriorated to a ragged state.

Perhaps Robinson Crusoe is living near me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

They Should have used Mr. Pibb

Mergh! It was a lackluster week for Top Chef.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to create a dish that combined science & food. Meh. I don't know, that doesn't seem like a challenge that most professional chefs could accomplish. The worst were Paul & his non flavoured food, Beverly & her uninspired dish and Grayson & her terrible preparation. Winning immunity was Ty-lor & his penis and watermelon salad thing. Nude pics of Ty were released this week. He is very hairy & apparently the studio was cold.

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants divided themselves into 3 groups of three to make BBQ. Wait, didn't this already happen? I get that this season is in Texas but SHEESH! enough w/ the chili, the Tex Mex & the cued meats. BOOOORRRRINNNNGG! And it was another all nighter marathon cooking session. This resulted in Sarah being shipped off to the hospital w/ severe smoke inhalation. Then Edward acted like a dick towards her because she was at the hospital for the majority of the prep & then he screeched at her while she was trying to plate & serve. The winning team consisted of Paul, Lindsay & Greyson's Asian spare ribs, brisket & BBQ chicken, and watermelon salad. Yum yum yum and more yum. The judges left out the part where they ripped on their under cooked Brussel sprouts. And packing it up was Chiclets Chris & his salty mess of ribs. He was also heavily criticized for making a Dr. Pepper sauce. SB & I make Dr. Pepper sauce for our ribs all the damn time & it's fucking delicious....what did you do, Chiclets?!

Next week: restaurant wars.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Better Late than Pregnant

A very belated Christmas post.

Highlights of my favourite gifts:

Well, SB really did good! He got the deal o' the century when purchasing the new Kindle Touch. I finished the Hunger Games trilogy in a week, almost done w/ Matched series & have a new dystopian book on deck. Best of all, my county library now has e-books available. Ain't technology, grand?

My in-laws gave us the hook up w/ a brand new Fodor's guide to Costa Rica......our honeymoon destination next month. I learned my lesson when I bought a cheapie guide to Acapulco. Not all travel guides are created equal.

My middle brother is a preparing preparer. He and my s-i-l put a lot of time and research into the zumba swag they gifted to me....Zumba weights & 2 DVDs w/ 6 different work outs.

Hope everyone had a merry merry! Hopefully, I can get my head on straight in these next few weeks.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I'm Burning for You

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Never Ending Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Song that always makes you sad? 

2. Last thing you bought?  Groceries for the week

3. Last person you argued with? SB, just a spat nothing major

4. Do you put butter before putting the peanut butter on? Ugh! No!
5. One of your stuffed animals’ names as a kid? Boo Boo, he came from FAO Schwartz back in 1981. I used to perform operations on him. He hangs out in the guest bedroom now.

6. Did you ever at one time own a Barenaked Ladies CD?  Nope

7. Favorite day of the week? Friday, 5pm

8. Favorite sundae topping? Chopped nuts, any kind

9. Did you take piano lessons? Nope, flute

10. Most frequent song played?  

11. T.V. show you secretly enjoy? I hate Zoey Deschanel but I love love love "New Girl"

12. Would you rather play basketball or hockey? Hockey even though I don't know how to skate

13. Date someone older or younger? Older is better but I'm a year older than SB

14. One place you could travel right now? A short distance: Boston, Montreal, Burlington, NYC, Boston. Money is no object: Manzanillo Mexico, London, Bali

15. Do you use umbrellas? Yes, I have a cute argyle one

16. Do you know all the words to the Canadian national anthem? Nope

17. Favorite cheese? Smoked gouda

18. The Smith’s or The Cure?  OMG! Don't make me choose! The Cure, only because Morrissey has better solo offense to Johnny Marr

19. Do you prefer blondes or brunettes? Shaved heads

20. Best job you ever had? 1993 to 1995 Zone Music & Video. I sold CD's and videos. I got to listen to CDs all day, watch movies & got a great discount.

Friday, January 6, 2012

No Marmalade?

I am very late in Top Chef recap. Feeling pretty glum lately....but on w/ the show.

And roving band of merry misfit cheftestants are on the road to Austin.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish based off instructions from fans on Twitter.  First, they had to make something w/ bacon, then make their dishes into hash, and finally each cheftestant has grab an ingredient from the pantry and pass off to someone else. Fun & chaotic. The losers: Greyson's wet puff & no bacon, Stupid Hair Do Chris' super salty mess & Ed's bitter burnt hash. Paul was the big winner w/ a trio of bacon dishes. I'll take it!

For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants had to create a dish inspired by the person who taught them how to cook. That sounds like a Top Chef Masters challenge. Oh yeah & Patti LaBelle was a judge. Not sure why, I don't really associate Patti w/ Texas but she's fabulous none the less. And the winner was Sarah & her home made sausage stuffed cabbage. Yes and Yes! Sarah is a cheftestant that feel very meh about. And packing it up was Horrible Heather & her Big Foot stroganoff! Yes! You suck! Who the fuck uses rib eye in stroganoff? Idiot cheftestants that's who!

Hope the remaining cheftestants burned some sage after Heather left!