Rainy Day Blah’s (Sorta)

So … it looks like I am doing weekly updates now? Ugh. I have got to get back into some sort of routine. I like routines. They mean that everything is moving along smoothly.

TASCHEN had another “display and slightly damaged” book sale and I grabbed a copy of The Pedro Almodóvar Archives for half off. Almodóvar’s movies are so great!
The Pedro Almodóvar Archives

I met up with Shortlegs this past Saturday afternoon for drinks, food, and (most importantly) gossip at Boojum Brewing. I had the Whistle Pig starter for my food … and OMG, I am in love. It’s soft pretzel sticks stuffed with pimento cheese and bacon and served with a spicy ranch for dipping. Heavenly (and I am sure it’s totally fat free)!
The Whistle Pig at Boojum

I am continuing to go to the local Rec Center on a fairly regular basis. Doing the weigh machines makes me feel pretty productive for the most part … but it’s depressing that I can’t seem to increase the weight on the bicep machine after several weeks of working at it. I guess I am destined to be a weakling even after working the muscles?

David and I have also started counting calories in an attempt at loosing weight. Checking serving sized and calories contained therein has become a bit of an obsessive task for me now. I have also switched from coffee to green tea in the mornings. I read on the internet that green tea can help boost your metabolism. Does it work? Who really knows … but it’s been nice to be doing something other than coffee every day. I have become totally hooked on Tazo’s Green Ginger tea. It’s also heavenly!
Tazo Green Ginger Tea

Tomorrow night some friends are coming over to watch Parasite. I am pretty excited about this as I love turning people on to my favorite films. And, if you have not seen it yet, you need to remedy that situation immediately. Seriously. It’s the best movie from last year hands down. Too bad Oscar probably won’t do the right thing this coming Sunday.
Parasite

Rainy Day Blah’s (Sorta)

Everything is Alright!

And … I am stupid excited to have landed a copy of the Blood on Black Wax (RSD Edition) with limited edition “Blood Red” Prom Night 7″ Single! I am bit Prom Night obsessed as it’s one of my favorites from the golden age of the slasher movie. I mean … c’mon. How can you not love a horror movie that has a Jamie Lee Curtis led disco dance sequence right in the middle of it?! I might have bought two copies of this because I am that obsessed. There’s one to open and play and one to keep sealed. Woot!

Blood on Black Wax with RSD 2019 with Limited Edition Prom Night 7"
Blood on Black Wax with RSD 2019 with Limited Edition Prom Night 7"

Oh yeah! It’s prom night and everything is alright.

Everything is Alright!

Finally Acquired [Ian Fleming Edition]

Over 30 years ago, I bought some Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels at the local library’s annual book sell. They were a mix of printings. Some being from the 60’s with other’s from the 70’s and mid-80’s. All the ones from the 60’s had a similar cover design and that got me wanting to have a full set of the 60’s Signet paperback editions. So, I have been looking online for a complete set of and on for about ten years now.

Thanks to magic of eBay, I now have a full set! And it was reasonably priced too. Yay!

Ian Fleming's James Bond Signet Paperbacks
Ian Fleming's James Bond Signet Paperbacks
Ian Fleming's James Bond Signet Paperbacks
Ian Fleming's James Bond Signet Paperbacks
Ian Fleming's James Bond Signet Paperbacks

Finally Acquired [Ian Fleming Edition]

Spotted on QE …

Queer Eye and Hannibal
I broke down (mainly because I was bored) and watched the reboot of Queer Eye on Netflix. The show was pretty fun … but what really caught my eye was the The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series book prominently displayed on Joe’s bookshelf in the Below Average Joe episode. It’s a sweet book about one of the best shows ever to be televised. It caught Bryan Fuller’s eye as well. How fun. It’s nice to know Joe has great taste (pun not intended) in television.

Spotted on QE …

Three Quickies

1. The H1N1 scare at work ended up being just that … a scare. We found out on Tuesday that the co-worker didn’t have to go get tested after all. Makes me wonder why she told us that she was being tested in the first place.

2. I finished up Season One of “True Blood” and it was really awesome. I am now on to reading the second of the Southern Vampire Mysteries books, “Living Dead in Dallas.”

3. Being smitten really sucks … and I mean REALLY SUCKS.

Three Quickies

Several Days Later

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. It’s been a busy week and I haven’t had much to say.

I did get two sweet birthday gifts over the weekend thanks to Scott and Franke …
Scott’s 2-Part Gift (Warning: It’s definitely NSFW!)
Franke’s Gift (Mmmmm. Brains!)

I heart Zombies, Brains and Leather Toys!

In other news:
“Cabaret” started it’s final five performances last night … all of which are sold out! It’s been great having the show sell really well but I, for one, am ready to put this one to bed. It’s been a year of thinking and planning, casting, seven weeks of rehearsals, four weekends of performances.

28 Weeks Later” is coming from Netflix and that makes me excited. It’s gotten a lot of good buzz.

Echo Bridge’s new anamorphic widescreen release of “Prom Night” is now mine. That makes me super-duper excited!!!
Prom Night!

And don’t forget that “The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966” is now in stores for your purchasing pleasure!
The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966

Several Days Later

Hump Day Update

Whoo. The week is half done and there’s a three day weekend on the horizon.

Rawk!

I do have some major projects I need to work on this weekend though. The dvd sets of “Rome” and general laziness have kept me from getting stuff done.

Rome on HBO
I have been really diggin’ on “Rome.” But I will agree with Scott that the second season doesn’t quite live up to the first … though it’s still entertaining will all the blood, guts, sex and treachery.

If You Liked School, You'll Love Work
Coming out next week will be a new collection of short stories from Irvine Welsh entitled “If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work.” How hot is it that two Irvine Welsh books have hit the states this year? Very hot.

“Cabaret” is currently homeless. “Jake’s Women” opens this coming weekend and we are now out of the building. Last night and tonight we are at MusicWorks!. Tomorrow we get to go sweat ourselves silly in The Barn. Everyone is getting really excited as our date to take over the main auditorium looms closer and closer. Here are some photos from a music rehearsal last week (no captions ’cause I am lazy) …

Cabaret Rehearsals
Cabaret Rehearsals
Cabaret Rehearsals
Cabaret Rehearsals
Cabaret Rehearsals

Hump Day Update