Archive for July, 2007

RIP Ingmar Bergman

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

And another of the few lights still shining in the wilderness is snuffed out. Soon we will be completely alone in the dark. Legendary film-maker Ingmar Bergman, one of the key figures in modern cinema, has died at the age of 89. One of the greats, there won’t be another like him. May you get […]

Emerging from the rubble

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Long enough to say that we are 95% done.  Life has been pretty hellacious the past few days…who knew that not having a kitchen sink would be such a trial?  That and working 12+ hours a day. But we are basically done now.  I have a few ‘before’ and ‘during’ pics to put up maybe […]

Once More Unto the Breach

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

dear friends, once more! Or we shall wall up the kitchen cabinets with our English dead! *sigh* Today we begin Phase II of remodeling our kitchen. Last year, we took the big empty wall on the left side and hung up IKEA cabinets, and made an espresso bar. That was easy. Nothing old to rip […]


Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

You know, I really enjoy dense food. If it was like a choice between a flaky pastry, or a muffin… it would be the muffin, no contest. –Space Ghost I found this recipe on the Ocean Spray website (because I Looooooooove cranberries!), and gol-DANG if it isn’t the best damn muffin recipe I’ve ever made! […]

OMG teh hot!

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

You know, I am really SICK of not receiving Premiere magazine anymore. (They ceased print publication.) Because without it, I don’t get advanced warning about projects like this: The Children of Huang Shi, starring JRM and Chow Yun-Fat! I had to find out about this purely by accident because I was curious what David “Faramir” […]

Drive-By Hotting: Donde Esta? edition

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Someone we haven’t seen for a while. You wouldn’t know it, but Diego has been busy. He directed a movie, and has acted in several. Problem is, they’re all Mexican-made and/or small arty films that may NEVER see the light of day here in Backwater, PA. So until they hit Netflix, here’s a fairly recent […]


Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Harken ye back a few months to when I posted about the plans for commemorative ELVIS Peanut Butter-N-Banana Reeses’ Cups. They were due to come out this summer in time for the 30th memorial in August. Well, they have landed! Rite-Aid had all Reeses products 3 for $1, so I bought 6. Now a recap […]


Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

From today’s headlines… Report: Nuclear waste drums lose lids in Japan quakeKASHIWAZAKI/TOKYO, Japan (Reuters)– About 100 drums containing low-level nuclear waste at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant were knocked over by Monday’s earthquake and some lost their lids, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday. Checks were being made as to possible […]

Meowie Dearest

Monday, July 16th, 2007

My kitty sure likes Joan. Maybe because she reminds him of his mom? “Gulliver! Fetch me the axe!!!!”

I Love the 80′s: When Hot Freezes Over

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Given all of the 80′s vintage Metallica, Duran Duran, and Sting videos I’ve posted in the past few months, it’s interesting that all three of them played at the Live Earth concerts last week. Thanks to MSN putting footage of the shows online, we can now do a direct Before/After comparison and see who has […]

Espresso’s Best Friend

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I have a King Arthur Flour cookie cookbook with tons of recipes for biscotti in it. BW and I have been trying several out, but this one remains my favorite. It’s not too sweet, has such a great..for lack of a better word…Italian flavor. And the name makes it sound impressively Haute Cuisine, even though […]

The monarchy is saved!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

I’m not as big a fan of Prince William as I used to be, mainly because he was so cute as a teenager, but now that he’s matured he has taken on all of the bad genetic traits of his family tree. He got Diana’s big honkin’ nose, and has developed the Spencer line’s giant […]


Monday, July 9th, 2007

Such was the weekend. Spent most of Saturday finally getting all of the parts from IKEA that we need for our kitchen. Ugh. What a process…things had been discontinued, some stuff was wrong color…it’s been a big Swedish soap opera. But I THINK we now have everything we need. Odin be merciful! THEN late Saturday […]

Drive-By Hotting: Where’s the Beef? edition

Friday, July 6th, 2007

For any of the A/V challenged out there who maybe couldn’t watch the 3:10 to Yuma trailer before, here’s a peek at what you missed. Happy Friday!


Monday, July 2nd, 2007

A very busy, tiring weekend spent helping Tim the Enchanter and Donna-who-has-no-nickname move into their adorable new place, then traveling down to the state park and hiking around for hours, oh, and eating too much.  It was fun, though.  A nice change from doing damn work around our house constantly. Probably won’t be posting much […]