October 27, 2005

It's Veronica's world, we just live in it.

How smart is UPN to run a new "Veronica Mars" episode while ABC ran a "Lost" rerun? And yeah, I know that the "Lost rerun" still stomped all over "Veronica Mars" ratings. Awesome episode! Lamb is evil! Duncan was likable! Keith and Alicia are fighting! Jackie was, well, kind of a bitch like we already knew. And Wallace... poor Wallace. Finally calling Veronica on her shit! But by God, that leaving town thing better just be a pre-sweeps cliffhanger. Rob Thomas, you are not allowed to take Wallace away. You can have Weevil instead.

Albertson's is afraid of the female body.

Portland Oregon Albertson's bans October issue of Seventeen Magazine. Apparently an article entitled "Vagina 101" and billed as an "Owner's Manual" is just too obscene for the female readers in possession of such body parts. Things I learned today? I now like Seventeen magazine more than I thought I did, and Albertson's even less.

October 25, 2005

Joss Whedon Kills

I finally saw Serenity. I thought it was very good, though mostly just a more expensive version of one of the TV episodes. (That's not a bad thing.) I didn't care for the fact that just about every funny line had already appeared in a trailer on the Sci-Fi channel, but the dialogue still worked. Though I'd prefer if Nathan Fillion just tried to enunciate. And Joss... I've forgiven Joss for a lot. Jenny, Kendra, Joyce, Tara, Anya, Doyle, Cordelia, Fred, Lindsey, and Wesley. But there is a point where the man has got to stop doing that!

October 20, 2005

The Mugshot

I won't let the lack of his usual smug yet pissy expression ruin this moment for me.

October 19, 2005

giant orange melons

I've spent a ridiculous amount of time today looking at pumpkin carving patterns and photos online, trying to decide what I'm going to do with my pumpkin. Last year I did a blurry alien. This year I'm trying to come up with something a little more interesting. At the moment, my uncarved pumpkin is sitting on the park bench in my front yard with a child-size posable skeleton next to it.

This Extreme Pumpkins site has some awesome ideas, although a few of them are a little too graphic for suburbia.

My favorites are the territorial pumpkin:

and cannibal pumpkin:

So what sick and depraved thing are you going to carve?

October 18, 2005

October 17, 2005

all the things I haven't done

I just started A Breath of Snow and Ashes last night. And yes I know I was having spasms about it weeks ago, but I couldn't start it yet. In preparation for the September release date of the book, I began rereading the entire Outlander series. And I was making pretty good time until Drums of Autumn (the fourth book) and The Fiery Cross (the fifth book). For some reason those two are pretty slow reading for me. Now this is not the first time I've reread the series, but I always feel the need to do this in preparation for a new book release. Mostly to refresh my mind on the details and whatever plot points or character issues that I had been curious about getting some answers to. So I preordered my A Breath of Snow and Ashes copy, because I had to have it the moment it was released, whether I was going to start reading it or not. But that same touch of OCD compelled me to finish The Fiery Cross (again) before starting the new book. And now I'm a few chapters into the pretty silver monstrosity (992 pages). So if you're wondering what I'm doing, that's it.

Oh, and I still haven't seen Serenity. Avoiding spoilers is a constant battle. We keep saying next weekend, and then we don't get around to it. I blame the Alamo Drafthouse for not showing it at any of the north theaters. How am I supposed to drag Rob to see a sci-fi movie without bribing him with beer?

I'm gonna be rich!

Or I will as soon as I send my bank account information to this spammer. (Email posted in its entirety, complete with fun grammatical errors.)


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October 11, 2005

Multi-tasking Shoes

My favorite brand of flip-flops has released a new style. The Reef Fanning has a built in bottle opener in the sole. How cool is that? This is the best spring break shoe ever! (And yes I realize that I'm too old for spring break, thank you.) I'm getting the pink.

October 07, 2005

It's rainy and cold (50's in Texas... brrr!) and as a result I'm craving pot roast, or beef stew, or chicken soup, and cornbread. Comfort foods! Now who wants to make me some? Cause otherwise my lazy ass is gonna end up with pizza.

October 06, 2005

Wow. Has there ever been a man more desperate to prove his heterosexuality?

Tom & Katie: Pregnant!

I hope she has a bonus clause in her contract.

October 04, 2005

As if the Arboretum area isn't crowded enough...

Rob and I were waiting in the slowest line of our life last night to pick up our 'to go' order at La Madeleine. Rob spotted a guy who looked like Dan from the Real World Miami. I turned to look, only mildly curious, because Rob frequently says things like that when watching TV, and it's always some random nobody in a Sonic commercial. But by some fluke, he was actually right. (Likely only because he went to the same university as Dan a million years ago.) Dan Renzi, an actual reality show celebrity, was in our La Madeleine. He's apparently in town performing in a play that I know nothing about. All these years of living in Austin and I have yet to actually see one of the celebrities who lives in Austin. I kinda thought I saw Pat Green on a flight to Houston once, but it was probably just another random fast food commercial nobody.

October 03, 2005

gay tulip clay aiken blogspot

People recently landed at this site after searching for:
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The hell?

In other news: Martinis are evil.

October 01, 2005

Happy birthday to me!

I got an awesome pedicure this morning and this was was one my presents from Rob. Isn't it the cutest thing? Now if I could just remember the songs I wanted to download...