Archive for November, 2007

I Love the 80′s Drive-By Hotting: Medieval Edition

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Once upon a time in the 80′s, me being the little geek that I was/am, I bought a Starlog magazine to read up on all the latest geek shit. (*gasp* Mark Hamill interview! Conan sequel! New Star Trek movie! Oh, glee!) In it, I came upon this picture, and I about dropped dead: I learned […]

Y’all want this holiday started, right?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Hope you’re enjoying my Yuletide decorations. There’s five different images, so hit ‘reload’ if you want to see them all. Now it’s time to really get the 2007 holidays off on the right start, because surely no festive season would be complete without a trip to the beautiful home of one of our foremost actresses! […]


Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Black Friday Belated

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The Friday after Thanksgiving was Boris Karloff’s birthday! Appropriately enough, Boris once even starred in a movie called Black Friday. I’ve given Karloff a lot of grief over the years, purely because I’m a Lugosi partisan, and because of how much Bela hated him in the movie Ed Wood. (Still can’t see Karloff appear on […]

Protected: Sit on it, Turkey!

Monday, November 26th, 2007

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Victory in Our Time

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Another thing you should know about my Russian neighbor:  lead phobia is not his only quirk.  He also seems to have pointless attachment to an old, P.O.S., broken-down, rust-bucket GMC Jimmy that he’s kept parked on our street since moving here. When he first moved in about a year ago, the thing actually ran.  But […]


Monday, November 19th, 2007

Very busy weekend, but in a good productive way. We got our turkey and trimmings, and got caught up on a HUGE backlog of stuff to do around the house.  Now all is (mostly) in readiness for Tgiving.  I’m all excited because Loup and LK are coming up for the holiday!  This is the first […]

Where are we going? And why am I in this handbasket?

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Yikes. If THIS is truly the sexiest man that planet earth can offer, things are going even worse than I thought. Is People magazine a harbinger of doom? Or is Matt Damon the heretofore unknown 5th horseman of the apocalypse? That would make it Pestilence, Famine, Death, War, and…Banality?

Did Bogie eat like this?

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Because if he did, it’s no wonder he didn’t want to leave Casablanca with Ingrid Bergman. Below are the recipes for my foray into Moroccan food from last weekend’s dinner party.

Thank you, Mr. Starbuck!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Every winter, my favorite seasonal drink at Starbucks is the Gingerbread latte.  Mmmmm, so spicy and full of nutmeg.  But I usually limit myself to about two per winter, because those suckers have as many calories as a small meal at KFC! But this year…there was an epiphany…a Xmess miracle at the Starbucks shop!  They […]

Can we get a do-over?

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Of this morning? OMG, so shitty it boggles the mind: There I am at 6:05am, having just finished washing my face and brushing my teeth, when…the bloody POWER goes out!! And stays out! BW and I are stumbling around with flashlights trying to get dressed and leave. I don’t know if it will be restored […]

“Ain’t too many freaky cops like Bullitt around…”

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Seems we just can’t escape the 70′s cops this week. Y’all remember Bullitt, right? Classic cop movie from (I think) 1968…Steve McQueen in black turtlenecks and loafers tooling around San Fran in a green Mustang, catching the baddies and of course, keepin’ it real? The seminal chase sequence over the hills of San Francisco, Steve-o […]

The song stuck in your head thread

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Mine is, “Across 110th Street” by Bobby Womack.  It was featured pretty heavily in American Gangster, so it’s been lodged in my cranium since Sunday. You?

American Badass

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Saw American Gangster over the weekend. Simply put, it is one damn good movie. It is not, however, the Great Epic American Film that it is obviously striving so hard to be. But that’s ok…there’s nothing at all wrong with just being a damn good movie. So many good things to say about American Gangster, […]

On the Agenda

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Agenda items for Monday, Nov.5 Happy birthday, Cheri!  Hope you enjoyed your days off…see you this weekend. My birthday was good, thanks.  Among other things, I got:  my favorite wine (mmm!), DKNY perfume (yay!), Vosges chocolate (gasp!), Wellington boots (w00t!), and the special 2-disc edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (gary!) I know we’re only two […]