Archive for December, 2004

The Phantom Of the Opera, Or Swish! Goes My Cloak

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Yes, I saw The Phantom of the Opera today. I am so very glad I went to see it, because I was vastly amused. I know what we have all heard about the film, that it’s terrible. I have a friend (coughBeercough) who wrote a four-email rant on its evils. Well, she’s a Phan, she […]

Jerry Orbach, “Sideways,” and Other Items of Interest

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I am really sad that Jerry Orbach died. He was just always the best part of “Law and Order,” and I loved watching clips of him singing Broadway tunes. He will most definitely be missed. He was entirely too young. If you miss Jerry too, check out “Broadway’s Lost Treasures,” a video of old Tony […]

Tim Horton’s Puts Something In Its Coffee

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

… Because… damn. I have a massive craving for coffee right now. They must use some sort of drug that enslaves all of Canada which has now gotten to me. And what’s worse? I know there’s a drive-thru Starbucks down the road, but I suspect the coffee won’t be as good. Gnurk.

Back Home Now

Monday, December 27th, 2004

So. Very. Tired. Before I start, I want to report that we had a lovely time visiting my in-laws. Despite the fact it was cold, and I still think those living in snow are a little crazy to put up with that stuff, we had a great time seeing everyone. Tim Horton’s visits were also […]

In Canada Finally, Or Do Not Fly on Northwest Airlines

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Quick notes: 1. Flight from Detroit to London, ON was cancelled. We do not have our luggage. We did not sleep much last night. I am still in the same clothes I put on yesterday. 2. It’s very cold. And it’s snowing. A lot. Omg snow everywhere, what do I do?? 3. DO NOT FLY […]

“Bloated Nightmare” and Other Uh, Things

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

CNN’s review of the new “Phantom of the Opera” movie is rather amusing. My favorite part: But anyone can see that rather than being sucked in by the Phantom’s creepy charms, Christine should be focusing her attention on the theater’s wealthy patron, Raoul (Patrick Wilson). He’s cute and he’s into her and, um, he isn’t […]

Things About X-Mas That Don’t Suck

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Tomorrow (or I guess today) we leave for the Great White North, where we will celebrate the X-mas holiday with my in-laws. Before I left, I felt I should do a public service and list the things about X-mas that don’t suck. I am not a big fan of the holiday, but there are some […]

MST3K Game

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Like Mystery Science Theater 3000? Rhino has thoughtfully put a MST3K “Battle Bots” game up on its website to promote a new DVD collection. It’s pointless and very silly. A helpful hint: You can’t beat that Tom Servo without the Secret Move. He’s a tough little Bot. Avoid those Killer Gumballs Of Flaming Dismemberment.

Lady Marmalade

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Yes, I feel like a dopey disco tune. I managed to make edible citrus marmalade. It turned out really well, I think. My father, a self-proclaimed “marmalade enthusiast,” said it was very much like the finer English marmalades, which are more bitter than the usual canned American varieties. Indeed it isn’t nearly as sweet as […]

Pointless, Shameless Advertising

Friday, December 17th, 2004

… for a new page and project I’m working on. Check out Uninvited Squee and read the assorted work-in-progress of my crumbly other personality, Cookie, and her evil culinary/literary cohort, Beer, as we write a mystery story. Thrills, chills, and… bills await! (Hills? Pills? Oh nevermind.) The title of our opus is Totally Stumped There. […]