Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How I Met Your Mother

The 50 reasons to have sex. care of TWOP.


Monday, November 24, 2008

For winter, I recommend

Vicks tissue by Puffs (thanks R!)
hot cider
The Long Winter
knee high boots and knee high socks
Lovely's broccoli soup (bring it back!)
The Apartment
cable and/or netflix
mint M&Ms
a space heater and a penguin humidifier

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Friday, November 21, 2008

TV round-up

1) The Chef Jeff Project is awesome. This series just ended on the Food Network. I think it was only a total of 6 or so episodes. I know this series was cheesy, but it was awesome. Basically, Chef Jeff served 10 years in federal prison on drug charges, got out, became a famous chef, and now is giving back by sponsoring 6 troubled youth through a quick training course. At the end they all got scholarships to a culinary institute. In between, you got to see these kids struggle to stay with the program. I'm amazed by Chef Jeff's patience and these kids' perseverance. There's also some pretty funny moments, like when Adam tries oysters for the first time and subsequently threw up on the street at a farmer's market.

2) I'm addicted to Jericho. Ummm, this series is also cheesy, but I love that post-apocalyptic thing. I had a dream a while ago that everyone in Chicago had to flee to the western suburbs. No cars. The dream consisted of me packing--trying to figure out my warmest clothes and also determine what would be good for the black market later. In my dream the black market list was brandy (but not beer; too heavy); batteries; cigarettes; and bottled water. I'm not that impressed with my dream black market list. There's lots more stuff in this house that would be good for the black market. And also we don't have any cigarettes.

3) Pushing Daisies is cancelled. I'm really bummed about this. I love this show anyway, and then they added two kids from my high school as Ned's twin half-brothers. They were a year behind me, and very popular in the musical theater crowd. Thanks My Plaid Pants for the image. Boo ABC!!! I hate you.

4) Season 4 of the Wire, while not my favorite, is still amazing. Alan Sepinwall of What's Alan Watching has an amazing analysis of the season as a whole here. I'm sad to hear that season 5 is not as good, because I can't imagine a less worthy ending to what is probably the best tv series ever.

Otherwise, tv is pretty standard. I'm still enjoying 30 Rock, the Office, How I Met Your Mother (though please stop forcing everyone to have a family), and Top Chef. Life On Mars seems good so far, but we gave up on Heroes and Terminator.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


This new Pinocchio looks pretty sweet. More here. Thanks Film Experience.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11


Saturday, November 08, 2008

November 4, 2008

Take a Bow, America
Blue Indiana The NYT actually attributed Obama's victory in Indiana to white voters, making it even more historic in my mind. I am so proud of my state. I can't even say.
Also, the second Muslim in the House of Representatives comes from Indianapolis, care of a deep affection for his grandmother, Julia Carson.
The sad success of Proposition 8.
My non-Hoosier friends across the street while we were getting out the vote in Indiana.
Best pictures of Obama.
McCain's concession speech.
Obama's victory speech. Parts 1. 2. and 3.
Obama's DNC 2004 speech.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Obama/Biden 08

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