Friday, August 29, 2008


Is there a better live band these days? I have a difficult time choosing between Radiohead and R.E.M. These videos are from their live webcast last night. I missed it because I was watching one of the best political speeches I've ever seen.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


A few weeks ago, my cousin and my friend came over for pizza night (aka every Friday night at my house). I am a COSTCO shopper, and have been getting my canned tomato sauce by the case there for a while, and then doctor it into pizza sauce. My friend and cousin were disappointed in my Contadina selection of sauce. We got into a discussion about how the only pizza sauce to use was Don Pepino.

Having grown up with Don Pepino sauce on my pizza, I decided to try it once more. They were right. It is superior to Contadina. I also got some Cento pizza sauce to try this week, per my friend Meg's recommendation. I'm sure all five of my readers will be interested to know the outcome of this experiment.

Things I Like Thursday

I feel like I complained alot the last block of posts, so to make up for it, things I like on this Thursday:

-The trailer for the new Coen Brothers movie, Burn After Reading
-Hello Kitty
-Fruit Smoothies
-Iced Starbucks Doubleshot drinks (but only from an actual Starbucks and with 1/2 the sweetener)
-The Baltimore Orioles
-The Chick-fil-a cow
-Mold (as long as it's not growing on my food or walls)


Since I'm on the subject of vampire shows, I wanted to mention that I'm finally watching Angel. Yes, I know I missed out on watching all the Buffy cross-over episodes, but it's ok. I'm currently halfway through season two.

I thought Cordelia would get on my nerves, which is one of the reasons I waited to start this series. But, I have to say that I really love how her character has changed on this show. I find her endearing.

I am really loving Angel. I was sad to hear that Alan Ball hadn't watched either this or Buffy before creating his new one. He probably could have learned a few things.

True Blood

HBO has a new vampire series premiering next week (September 7th, to be exact) called True Blood. Normally, I would shrug this show off as just another Buffy wannabe, but it was created by Alan Ball, who created Six Feet Under and wrote American Beauty.

Since I loved Six Feet Under, and American Beauty is one of my favorite films, I'm going to give this series a shot.

Hopefully, it will be good.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fantasy Football

Last night, I attended my first fantasy football draft. I set up my team, and hopefully, the players will score me some points. I didn't fair very well in my Project Runway fantasy team last year, so I'm a little nervous about it all. I also wonder if I'll have trouble rooting for specific players so they'll score me points.

But, I did get LT, and something tells me I'll have no problem cheering him on as he (hopefully) runs down the field week after week.

Let the football season begin!

GO RAVENS! (come on, I know you can score at least ONE offensive touchdown this year!)

Friday, August 15, 2008


My friend just informed me that the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been pushed to next summer. It was slated for a November 2008 release.

The trailer just came out last week!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Where are the nods for The Wire?

How is it that The Wire was completely shutout of any Emmy Nominations?

There is something really wrong over there at the Academy of Television of Arts and Sciences. Especially when crap like Desparate Housewives gets nominated instead.

I Lied

I said I wasn't going to watch the Olympics, but now I'm all excited to watch the Olympics. That swimming relay last night was fantastic!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Some time ago, I wrote about a burger I'd eaten at Duda's in Fells Point. I was scanning the posts on chowhound earlier this morning, and found this tale about the employees of Duda's. Just another reason to support this fine establishment:

My brother is in the middle of a 18 month tour in Afghanistan. He was fortunate enough to come home for two weeks near the holidays. During this trip, he obviously missed the Baltimore dining scene and we hit as many of his favorite spots as we could, including Dudas. Almost all restaurant / bar owners were extremely friendly upon realizing this was a brief respite for my brother. The guys at Duda's were no different. Until a few weeks later. My brother returned to the mountains of Afghanistan and received a large package postmarked Fell Point. The guys at Duda's had sent him a giant portable crab feast, crab meat, old bay, Utz potato chip, and other stuff. It went above and beyond a simple nice gesture (the shipping alone probably coat $50).

Monday, August 04, 2008

Random Monday

1. I received my copy of Comic Book Tattoo today, and all I can say is "wow". I cannot wait to go home and dive into this beautiful book. All Tori fans should buy a copy immediately.

2. Wall-E is the cutest movie ever made! I want one.

3. I am thankful they have finally made contacts for eyes like mine that are shaped like footballs.

4. I wish I could knit and read at the same time. I have been reading alot of books, but not knitting alot of garments. Some of this is due to the fact that it's summer and I just don't feel like sitting outside with a lap full of hot wool this time of year. But it is mostly due to the fact that I missed reading.

5. Read "History of Love". It's the best book I've read in years. I wanted to start it over again when I was through.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Funny

That Ernie is hilarious