Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Don't forget- this Saturday is Earth Hour. I will be turning everything off from 8:30-9:30pm CST, so don't try to call me. I won't answer!
Official Earth Hour Poster- © Shepard Fairey
More information can be found at: www.EarthHourUS.org
Monday, March 23, 2009
Shades of Ray, a film directed by Jaffar Mahmood, was featured Saturday night at The Modern for the Best of the Fest Series put on by the Lone Star Film Society. Luckily, I was volunteering for the Society and had the chance to finally see this film that I had heard such terrific things about in November while I was driving around people in a car that cost more than my house!
I was impressed with the writing, direction, and acting from this nice little romantic comedy. What made the viewing even more enjoyable was the Q & A afterwards with the director, Jaffar Mahmood, and one of the stars, Brian George(a wonderfully brilliant character actor- you know, "That Guy" kind of person). The great thing is that, even if you don't get the chance to see it in a theatre, you will have the opportunity to watch it on Amazon Video on Demand. Check out the links for everything discussed here!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Since I am in the library, I decided I could finally do one of those things that everyone thinks is so great about sitting in a library: read! My book of choice today is New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. It is the second installment in the Twilight series.
There are definitely things about this book that would make many a feminist say, "Whoa, we can't have a girl say that! She's devoting her entire being to this...guy...vampire...thing." It would be true, too. But it is also fantasy, and many could really use a good dose of that every now and then, especially today... while it rains outside.
Image from: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/newmoon.html
Monday, March 2, 2009
Hedghogs...ok. Is it this-
But I'm really hoping it is this-
According to Chef Heather, who should really know, it will be the mushroom version of hedghog. She has mistakenly thought, though, that we had a bet on this and that it will be solved in the restaurant. I do not make bets when it comes to food, so I finally found proof:
Hedgehog Proof- animal or fungi!!!
Now, honestly, I have to say that I really never believed that Batali would chop up a cute little hedgehog and try to legally feed it to people in New York. I have watched Anthony Bourdain, though, and I wouldn't put it past him.