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Raising Hope is so damn funny. (Hint: it comes on right after Glee) Every one on the show is so perfect in their roles, and Cloris Leachman has never been funnier, and that's saying something. Every episode she's in her granny bra jumping around, too. LOL. WATCH THIS SHOW. (And I have to say, that kiss last night made me actually care about two characters getting together. Sorry, I've not cared about that stuff since Diane and Sam ruined everything. Well, not true. I'm still waiting for Morgan and Garcia to get freaky on Criminal Minds. You know they get to 3rd base in the broom closet at the FBI. That's my personal canon.)

Glee is bugging me, you guys. I think Will is completely inappropriate with the kids and needs to remember he's their teacher and not their peer. If that was real life, he'd be a registered sex offender by now. Also, I'm tired of the "let's do a number!" musical routines. There's a reason I don't like musicals in general. When songs just work into what's happening, that's when it works. When it's one of the kids standing up and saying, "I have feelings, Imma sing about it. C flat, Charlie." I get all squirmy and uncomfortable because I would want to throw things at that person if I was in school. [AND I DON'T CARE FOR ROCKY HORROR. There, I said it. It's too "ha ha, we're campy!" If John Waters isn't behind it, I'm not typically down with camp. I'm a fan of Abraham/Zucker style comedy where you make fun of yourself without being self-aware.]

In other news... Oh man, the kimono turned out fabulous, I'm super excited. I had to make my own pattern because all of the patterns you can buy are Americanized and ultimately look like bathrobes. Also, they were unnecessarily complex. Look: the Japanese have been making kimonos/yukata/gofuku for THOUSANDS of years. You know, before sewing machines came around. Also, they're all about simplicity. When I do my post-Halloween post I'll show the process and how I made the pattern for anyone out there wanting to try this. It's really simple, as long as you're meticulous about cutting fabric in straight lines. (Or be brave and rip the fabric like you're a fierce Project Runway contestant.)

Tonight I get to eat off of this menu at my all-time favorite restaurant in all the land, which fortunately is located in my fair city. Also? I get to eat there with swmbo. There will be laughing and food and wine and talks of cats and coffee and I will be sure she has no accidents and makes it out alive. It's a tough job, but I think I'm up for it.

I have to be a good girl today and get all of my chores done if I'm going to wander the wasteland and kill mutated beings on Fallout: New Vegas. True story: yesterday I carried some recyclables to our bin in the garage and walked past the Mr.s beer fridge. There is a work station next to it because he likes to make his own micro-brews. I saw about 6 bottle caps lying on top of the table and immediately got excited because I just found wasteland money. (That's currency in my video game, those who don't know.) LOL. Also, I walked past a manhole cover yesterday and briefly was confused because there should be no access to the Central Sewers in this part of West side. (I live in the west side of my- never mind.) I'M HAVING DIFFICULTY DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN REALITY AND A VIDEO GAME. Eh, at least I have a well-stocked armory. (Side note for F:NV players. I rocked the Vault 34 challenge and loaded up. Get thee hence to that place and be amazed.)

OK, push ups, sit ups, vacuuming, dishes, GO!


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Oct. 27th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
You + swmbo + dinner = the best combination ever!

Good luck with keeping her safe from injury!
Oct. 27th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
I think so, too!

Oct. 27th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
I've been wanting to as Swmbo a question: when I drink lots of coffee, I swear my pee smells like coffee. Is this normal? I figure if anyone would have bodily fluids that smell like coffee, it would be Swmbo.
Oct. 27th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
LOL!! (And for the record, that happens to me, too. But just that first post-coffee potty break. It's not like asparagus pee where it's four days of acrid nasty.)

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Oct. 27th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
OMG I LOVE NEW VEGAS. I've been having ridiculous Fallout dreams. And lol at Benny being voiced by Matthew Perry, especially once you get to the strip. FUN TIMES.
Oct. 27th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I've been saving the Strip and doing all of the outside side quests.

...I'm going to lose all of my bad ass weaponry when I get to the strip, huh?

Did you know Wil Wheaton voiced the Robobrains? HEE!
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Oct. 27th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Morgan and Garcia are TOTALLY having sexy funtimes in the broom closet.

I swear they have some of the best chemistry on tv (right after the entire cast of Vampire Diaries, WHICH I SHAMELESSLY WATCH).

Wow, FINALLY someone else who doesn't care about Rocky Horror. Saw it once, never feel the need for a second go-round, kthx!
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Don't you think? I mean, I keep thinking they're going to full on kiss, but then the writers hate me and make them all "I love you in a friendly way." WHATEVS.

Yeah, just not my bag. I don't like most musicals, though. Not unless Julie Andrews is in the cast, then I'm all into it. :)
Oct. 27th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
Raising Hope was incredibly twisted sweet and funny last night from the dad scaring the shit out of Jimmy just to get 'really good hugs' (Aw! I mean, Bad! But Awwww! :) To Jimmy discovering all the lies his mom told him, one of which was a lie her grandmother told her, all because they didn't want to hurt their loved one. Again, Bad! But Awwww!

Heh. It has a sort of twisted sweetness. :)
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
That's it, completely: twisted sweetness. Which is why I love it, too.
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Oct. 27th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Good lord. I'll have the Cast Iron Alaskan Halibut on Gulf Lump Crab ‘Succotash’. What are you having???

Actually, I'm having Edo at the mall tonight. Ahahahaha! Sob.
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
The buffalo tenderloin is hands down the best cut of meat I've ever had anywhere. But since I got that the last time I was there, I'm going for the scallops. OM NOM NOM. (It was a close race between the halibut and the scallops)

The lobster bisque starter is outstanding. I think I'll try and talk her into the foie gras and the duck tamale appetizers. NOW GO LOOK AT THE DESSERTS. I'm eating broth for lunch today to be prepared for the massive calorie intake of this evening. WHEEEEE!

(Come to town and we'll go here!)
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
That menu looks fantastic! Buffalo tenderloin? Yes, please!

I can't wait to get a gander at your costume.

It's Austin beer week, so we've been having the big fun, too. So many delicious, locally brewed beers.
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Every bite of that dish is outstanding. (Oh man, the cocktails! He has a bloody Mary at brunch that will make anyone moan with delight.)

Mmmmmm, fun! I bet there are some good eats to go along with it, too. Austin's such a great town for eating.
Oct. 27th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I heartily agree with your canon for Criminal Minds. The writers need to get with it and let them kiss already!
Oct. 27th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I think that's why Nicholas Brendon's character is so squirrely - he knows. ;)
Oct. 27th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yay for dinners with fandom friends! The lobster bisque with potstickers has me drooling.

It amuses me that I could fly all the way to Texas and eat Bay of Fundy salmon. Heeeeeeee.
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
OMG I am so hungry. I just had roasted veggies for lunch in preparation. OM NOM NOM!
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Don't get the Australian lamb, it'll be pre-marinated. And by that I mean spermified.

Sometimes I fast forward through Glee (even through the musical parts) just to get to the bits with Jane Lynch. /confession. Oh, and I killed my neighbour.

When you hear the music to Fallout do you think, 'Oh! They're playing my song!'.
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Pfft, the only lamb I'll at is from New Zealand. That's where the Hobbits make sweet sweet love to them and feed them rose petals and whiskey.

The earnest musical numbers make me crazy. I totally do that, too. /confession copycat. Oh, and I'm a hermaphrodite.

I DO. Because the song is about death and destruction. Reminds me of the lullabies my mother sang to me as a child...
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)

I have NEVER seen it. Also, Tim Curry kinda freaks me out. >_>
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
I like Tim Curry, I just don't care for movie adaptions of stage performances (Unless they're done by John Waters.)
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
*grins* I went to a LARP this summer based on fallout.... My character was a prostitute on a brothel. X-D And yes. The bottle caps... Everywhere! Well, not for us hookers, dammit! We were poor. :-P

There will be a part two this summer coming up... I am so going again! :-D
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
I came thiiiiis close to being a Radier for Halloween this year. :D
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Oct. 27th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
That menu looks awesome but a bit too fishy for me, SADFACE. So I will not be joining you for dinner this evening, in case you were wondering.

Glee is making me so cranky.
Oct. 28th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Well the jokes on you because only 3 entrées have fish, the rest is the MOST PERFECT STEAK IN THE LAND (or other meats.) The Buffalo Tenderloin is divine. swmbo agreed, and she's a tough critic! I was worried she punch me in my nose if it was inferior. You should meet, you'd like one another.

WE MISSED YOU AT DIN DIN. Also, we ended up meeting Mr. Fearing himself, which was awesome.

NEXT UP IS PUCK. I hope he makes it all better.
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Oct. 28th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Personally, I saw RHPS as a stage show first and loved it; then when I watched the movie a while later I thought the movie was inferior to the stage performance. It just lacked so much energy and I felt like the pacing was off. It worked much better as a stage show.

I'm really excited to see the kimono! It seems like Western designers have a complete misunderstanding of how they actually work. Bathrobe =/= Kimono or yukata.
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I think that's a good point - the campiness is better suited for a live performance. It looks... bizarre on screen without the energy of the audience/performers.
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Are you watching "The Good Guys" - it's not great, but still amuses me. They had Tyra Collete's mom in last week's episode... she should get more work.
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not, but I should because it's filmed in my town!
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I think Will is completely inappropriate with the kids and needs to remember he's their teacher and not their peer. If that was real life, he'd be a registered sex offender by now.

Oh hell to the yes. Little Tree and I have been creeped out by Will for a long time. If he was LT's teacher, I'd be telling her to make sure she was never alone with Mr. Shuster. Just in case.

It was very weird hearing the voice of reason come out of Sue's mouth, though.

And Raising Hope is freaking hysterical. So. Damn. Funny. And sweet (but the good kind of sweet, not the saccharine-greeting-card kind of sweet.)
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the writers need to remember that they've set this up as a school of hard knocks for other kids to learn from (or parents to be reminded of their own years in school) and not some AU porn land.
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Oct. 28th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
"If they have to sanitize the lyrics then they shouldn't do Rocky Horror." It's like they didn't even pay attention to their own plot!

Hahaha, I'm sure you're just being hard on yourself, sweetie. (Oooh, try hemming tape some time to cover up the straggly threads.)

Can't wait to see pics of your Oreo!! Hee.
Oct. 29th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yay for Fallout! I've told my husband about your mentionings of Fallout (especially the one about the armory, because he was doing that quest apparently the same night you were) and he said I should send you this. :D (I thought about it, too, when I read it this morning. But then I promptly forgot alllll about it, because I'm just that scatterbrained).
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
oh my sweet lord, i went and looked at that menu.

*in love*

As a local, dare I ask how much the food runs?
Oct. 30th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Well, it located at the Ritz, so there's your warning. :D (The buffalo tenderloin is about 48?)

They do have The Rattlesnake Bar up front which serves a smaller, independent menu that's considerably cheaper, but it's still going to be more than Blue Goose, but less than Three Forks.
Oct. 31st, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
I love Raising Hope. I think one of my favorite things about the show is that even though the family is dysfunctional, it's not highlighted in a "look how wacky they are!" or "they need therapy/I wish I had a different family" kind of way, and they all just accept each other's crazy and deal with it. Their love is never questioned-- occasionally characters' judgment calls are an issue, but individual brands of insanity are just personality traits. <3

I actually like RHPS, but then, I've never seen it live. I saw CATS live, though, and the awesome factor was higher than the VHS; and Sesame Street Live, but that was years ago. Generally speaking, I think live performance > movie version, kind of the book > movie of the stage. Also, as a former child of the '90s, seeing how much kid stuff I watched with Tim Curry in it kind of freaks me out. But I think I get what you mean about unselfaware witty humor > wink-wink-nudge-nudge, though.

Glee really irritated the living shit out of me. Uh, my high school in fairly liberal suburban Wisconsin couldn't do Victor/Victoria, and you not only expect me to believe that this high school could do RHS, but also expect me to swallow butchered lyrics and mediocre performances therein, with one of the weakest, most pointless episode plots yet plugged in as a placeholder to justify the whole kit-and-kaboodle? LOOK AT YOUR LIFE. LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES. I think the show's alright, and has had some really great episodes, but it's really not so fabulous that I can't quit watching for a while. :P

It doesn't help that I was channeling Cinnamon J. Scudworth the entire episode, either. STAMOS!!
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