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

Are We Done Yet?

Nope. I have not finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” yet as some folks have been asking. I’ll admit that I am a slow reader. Plus this last weekend was crazy with filming the 48 Hour Film Project. Plus I have been distracted by the “Absolute Garbage” CD and DVD, “The Host,” “Zodiac” and “The Monster Squad.” Plus there have been various dinner plans and such. But, I am getting there … I promise.

Are We Done Yet?