Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mee-Yow Thursday

Orson Welles hated Peter Sellers so much that he insisted on shooting the scene they shared in "Casino Royale" (1967) on separate days. Both appeared at a gambling table together in the movie, but they were actually reciting their lines to dummies.

(BTW...If they ever make a movie about Orson Welles, I think Vince Vaughn should play him.)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dumpster Drama: Act XVI

Whoo, sorry it's been such a slow week. There's been a lot going on at work and then I was out the last couple days taking some Advanced Photoshop classes (which will definitely come in handy for making more romance novel covers with my face).

But early yesterday morning there was another eventful Dumpster Drama. This time it was quite literally a dumpster drama because it happened as the two garbage collectors pushed the dumpster behind my apartment in to the street to empty in to the truck.

The two men were having quite the political debate at 6 AM. I awoke to the sound of one of the men saying, very poignantly:
Here you have the most precious, innocent thing in the world - a child - and someone comes along and does that! It's just wrong, man!
Now I don't know what he was talking about, but I'm sure it was a valid point. But couldn't he have waited to make his point at 8?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Don't Wanna Hear That, Son

There are few things on YouTube that I have found as hilarious as this:

Romance Cheese Friday

Today's romance cheese tidbit is from All's Fair in Love & War:
"Your body is beautiful. Your skin is soft and silky," he whispered. "I love to admire the gentle, delicate curve of your lovely features." He stepped closer to her, and soon she could not breathe. His warm breath was the only part of him that touched her. "But what I want most is that most feminine part of you, the exquisite moist petals of your beauty and ultimate, infinite pleasure..."
I'm guessing the heroine is holding some just-watered flowers (in a basket, just like the picture).

But I don't know any guys who talk this way.
For that long.
Just breathing on you...
Damn, just shuttup and kiss her already!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Star Sighting of the Day

Yay! Lou came through for me again. Every time we hang out together the stars are a'flockin'. He's a celeb magnet, I tell ya'.

This time, we went to lunch and spotted Ryan Stiles of Drew Carey fame eating lunch at a Thai restaurant in Studio City. The guy is taller in person than you could imagine.

Wednesday's This & That

Let's see what's happening around the internet...

It's Steve, ladies and germs. And my mother wonders why I'm still single. *shudder* [The Sneeze]

The mighty freak has fallen... Paramount will not be renewing Tom Cruise's contract. I think Paramount is run by Xenu.

Using the theme of "The Great Escape," this Hummer commercial gives me a few ideas of how to skip out early today. There's even Steve McQueen's son near the end. Yum... [Adrants]

...And the ladies at Retro Housewife make a really, really good point about the movie "RV".

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Magic Dance!

From Labyrinth: I freakin' looooove this movie. And no man wears tights like David Bowie...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday's This & That

There's been a bit of sluggishness today; I'm hungover. (Case in point...I started this post this morning.) I stayed out late last night and for some reason wine kicks my @ss, and for some other reason I insist on drinking it. Anyway...

*victory dance, general whooping* I got a DVR..I got a DVR! Finally, I've succumbed to the modern age and gotten a TiVo Moxi. And I've already made a mental list of all the things I'm going to TiVo Moxi when I get home. (Yes, I'm going to insist on using the word Moxi instead of Tivo.)

Speaking of which, work's been kind of a bitch lately. And not some upper-class, nose-in-the-air bitch. No, work's been like a sleeping-with-your-boyfriend, rumor-spreading, reputation-smearing bitch. Yeah, it's gonna be one helluva week, let me tell ya.

And I am currently at war with the Ants in my apartment. Every year at this time they engage in battle with me. I've tried that special chalk, sprinkling cinnamon, and all those other tricks, but nothing worked like what I did last year - I sprinkled hot pepper flakes all over the kitchen cupboards and then set up traps in the perimeter. Death to all Tyrants!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Romance Cheese Friday

Yes, it's back! (Did you really miss it??) Anyway, this week's cheesy romance novel exerpt comes from A Spring Wedding:
As the maid laced up her blue velvet kirtle, Jessa began to feel as if all the air was being slowly squeezed out of her body. She tried to get past it and struggled with the other feelings sweeping through her. She tried to banish the uneasiness she felt about her pending marriage to Colin, reminding herself that his pedigree was impeccable. Yet her internal strife continued...
Two things: Thank God we don't have to wear kirtles anymore to suck the life out of us. Secondly, what makes a good pedigree in man - the way his tail points up or how his fur feels?

Bob Ross Friday

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sorry Your Mom Blew Up, Ricky

Inspired by The Sneeze's "Better Off Dead" tribute - with interviews from Savage Steve Holland (director), and Dan Schneider who plays Ricky - I thought I'd give you some other good links to the funniest, greatest film of the 80's.

Rotten Tomatoes gives some nice little tidbits and bloopers from the movie.

Tom's Better Off Dead page has great images, sounds, and those extra special little details.

A nice fanpage of John Cusack by "Just Carmen."

...And just for kicks, check out the Better Off Dead band page. Not related to the movie, but I just like the retro graphics.

Mee-Yow Thursday

Frank Sinatra had bad vibes about Marlon Brando after being passed over for the role in "Waterfront." His animosity flare up during the making of "Guys and Dolls" in 1955. During a scene Sinatra had to eat some cheesecake, and Brando insisted on retake after retake (in contrast to "one-take-Frank") until Sinatra eventually exploded with the classic line "Just how much f#%$ing cheesecake can a man eat??"

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sweepea the Superhero

Tomorrow is a new episode of Who Wants to Be a Superhero? and due to the demise of Cell Phone Girl, I thought I'd volunteer to fill the role of hot female superhero for the show.

Name: The Bitch
Secret Identity:
Sweepea, pin-up girl.
Superpowers: Her mightiest weapon is the "Bitch-Slap." She can also communicate with housepets. Her howl attracts animals at a 100-mile radius to gain assistance in her fight against evil.
Vulnerability: high-pitched noises, red meat, full moons, and gossip.
Fighting for: truth, justice, and mad cow disease.
"You just flipped on the Bitch Switch!"
From Stan Lee's Supercomputer: raised by wild dogs, she has an acute sense of smell and hearing.

Star Sighting of the Trip to OR

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but on my flight to Portland to see Pixie, the lead singer of Everclear, Art Alexakis was on our flight. He was sitting in a worse seat than I was, which is weird.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hell's Kitchen Hath No Fury

So the season finale of Hell's Kitchen was last night, and it was good. But I miss Gordon Ramsay already. No one screams "Where's the LAMB SAUCE??!!" quite like he does.

So to fill the void of Ramsay's explosive temper in my life, I'm going to go on a Ramsay-page:

If I don't like the guy I'm on a date with, I'll just call him a "fat ass f*&%."

When the Starbucks barista glares at me for ordering my mocha wrong, I'll now refer to her as a "fat-mouthed @#$% cow."

When my hairdresser stops to talk on his cellphone while cutting my hair, I shall now call him a "bloody Muppet sh#@$head."

And when I'm stuck behind a slow driver, I'll yell at him to try a non-stick stick shift, because - after all - "that's why they call it non-stick!!!!"

You know you're not in L.A. when...

  1. The menu says your sandwich is $4.50, and you only have to pay $4.50. (No sales tax!)
  2. People think you're skinny.
  3. You can drink the tap water without gagging.
  4. "Traffic" is going 25 mph on a two-lane highway.
  5. You breathe in the air and your lungs don't hurt.
  6. There are more trees than there are people.
  7. The waitress asks the two questions "with gravy?" and "you want that deep-fried?"
I love L.A. ...but Pixie, I miss you already!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Signing Off For the Weekend...

Emma & I are going to be visiting Pixie in Oregon, so we'll be gone the whole weekend!

But feel free to make yourself comfortable and have a look around the place while we're gone.

See you next Tuesday!

Mee-Yow Thursday

Charlie Sheen became so annoyed by Sean Young while filming Wall Street (1987) that he pinned a sign on her back that read "I am a bitch."

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tuesday's This & That

There's nothing like taking a video of you knocking all your shtuff over domino-style. [The Sneeze]

Our little Paris is all growns up...she's decided to go celibate - for one whole year!

...And speaking of Domino' the YouTube poster puts it: "Barney will never get the Cocoa Pebbles. The rabbit will always stay one step behind the Trix. And the poor, poor Noid's pizza woes continue."

Monday, August 07, 2006

So Much For Having Fun...

This video launched an investigation with the County Fire Officers of the Greater Manchester area on the other side of the pond...

Just a Thought

I just saw a dead pigeon in the middle of the road, and I couldn't help but hear George Costanza's voice ringing in my ears: "We had a deal!"

Weekend Recap

I went to the Verizon wireless store Friday to see about getting a phone upgrade. My name was put on a list to wait for a customer service rep, and I was third on the list. I was already waiting about 10 minutes when this harried guy walks in and starts shouting at a Verizon worker.

"I need to talk to someone now," he insisted.

"I can put you on our list, and you'll be called when it's your turn," Verizon guy said.

"No, you don't understand," Rude Man said. "I'm here for a coporate account. I need 5 Blackberries by Monday."

"Okay, please tell me your name and we'll call you when it's your turn," Verizon man said.

"No, I want to talk to a representative now or I'm going to Nextel."

"Sir," Verizon guy said. "We can't bump all these people for you. They are here to get served just like you, and they'll be upset if you go before them."

"But I'm here for a coporate account," Rude Man repeated. "Let me talk to your manager or I'm going to Nextel."

The Manager came out. "How can I help you, sir?"

"I'm here for a coporate account. I need 5 Blackberries by Monday," Rude Man said. "Now if you can't help me now, I'm going to Nextel."

"Sir, we treat all of our Verizon customers the same. You will have to wait until your name is called."

"I'm going to Nextel," Rude Man threatened again. (This is when I waved at him and mouthed 'Byeeee.' Although I don't think he saw me.)

The Manager shrugged his shoulders and let the man walk out. Moments later when I was being helped, I thanked my customer service representative for treating us all equally. Even though I wish I was not being equated with that man.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Bob Ross Friday

Bob Ross helps us finish our waterfall painting from last Friday. Don't forget to put in plenty of happy trees with lots of branches for friendly squirrels and other cute critters...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Super Bath!

Courtesy of, we can watch the two most unlikely heroes ever to hit the bathtub...Superman and Tennessee Tuxedo the Penguin.