ksmith: (keanu)

Unfortunately, this may not be true. Duane is digging further. Page down on her Tumblr page for the follow-up post in question.

Rats.

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GOOD OMENS will be coming to the small screen.

Terry Jones will be adapting it into a 4-part series.

My dream Aziraphale was always Ian Richardson, but that won’t be happening. Looking forward to see who they cast.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (gimme a break)

Sundays are hard. I spend Friday nights decompressing from the week, and Saturday running errands, doing chores, and trying to have a life. Come Sunday, things have slowed down a bit. I write in the morning, work outside in the afternoon if the weather allows. Have a decent dinner, then write some more. If there’s a good show on the tube, I will watch. Dr Who is on WTTW at 10pm.

A decent day, usually. Just starting to settle down. But tomorrow is Monday, dammit. Not to mention a 4-day week and the week before I go on vacation, which means that something will blow up. And it’s end of first quarter, so there will be business things that need to be wrapped up.

I don’t want to go in.

Need to decide which suitcase to take. Need to decide which clothes to take. Set things up for the housesitter.

Still waiting for that magic transporter closet. I’ll sign up as a beta tester.

Hawks playing the Preds. Going to be a tough game. It doesn’t help that it’s on NBC-Sports, formerly known as Versus. I don’t like it when the game is on that station. I don’t think the Hawks play as well.

I could also say that Johnny Oduya’s nickname should be Little Dab, but that would pinpoint my age like whoa so maybe I will keep it to myself.**

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

 

**Brylcream, dammit. Men’s haircare product. Old commercial. “A little dab’ll do ya.”

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (christmas tree)

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! A little early, but I doubt many folks will be posting tomorrow so.

1) I like pies, quiches, tarts, but I usually eat solo so one huge whatever is too big. So I committed Kitchen Gadget and bought a Mini-Pie Maker. For those who have never seen one, it’s looks like a waffle iron or sandwich press, but it has molds on the inside top and bottom that come together to make a pie. I used pre-made crust and puff pastry. Didn’t even have to roll it out. I made two kinds, blackberry-ginger and pear-cranberry. They look nice. Not sure if I’ll take one tonight because stuff like that tastes better the next day. But, I’ll see. The night is young.

2) For ages, I swear I did not have BBC-America. It came in an extra package with a bunch of channels I didn’t want, and I didn’t want to pay $16/month for just it alone. But I was flipping through channels today and hey, I do get BBC-America. That means I can watch the Dr Who Christmas Special tomorrow night, along with everyone else.

3) It feels like a weekday. Not like a Saturday at all.

4) Finally learned how to say Kylie Minogue’s name. Well, I had been saying it, but tonight I learned that I’d been saying it right.

5) Finally treated myself to fave DVDs. Kill Bill Vols 1&2, WALL-E, and the Chris Eccleston season of Who. I’ve only seen the Kill Bills on AMC, so I am a little trepidatious about what bloody bits I’ll be seeing that had been edited out. Eyeballs and samurai trepanning. Yea!

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (release the penguins)

TODAY Show this morning. Captive audience, me.

Newsbreak with Savannah Guthrie (SG).

Very short segment about, iirc, Newt Gingrich/Republican primary race: maybe 15 seconds, film footage with SG voiceover.

Very short segment about President Obama’s speech y’day in Kansas: maybe 15 seconds, film footage with SG voiceover.

Segment about Alec Baldwin getting tossed from his flight for refusing to turn off his iPad: several minutes, including interviews by an on-site reporter with 3 other passengers.

I realize morning shows specialize in infotainment, but this was the “news” portion.

It’s styrofoam for the mind.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (me)

A Turkey Day memory for those of us of a certain age.

Note: One person who tried the link viewed an ad and nothing else. I’m having trouble with those Hulu links. I had wanted to post a link to the entire show, not just a clip of the punchline. I was able to go to Hulu and watch the entire episode with only the odd short commercial interruption, but when I tried to use their embed code, the resulting clip turned out to be an ad and an invitation to register at Hulu. So if anyone wants to see the whole show or just the punchline, just search on “WKRP turkey” and you should find what’s needed.

I will also note that it would have been physically impossible for Gary Sandy’s clothes to get any tighter w/o restricting bloodflow.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (me)

Two days of rain. Now the temps are supposed to drop, with a freeze possible tonight and snow flurries possible tomorrow. I brought in the parsley and basil pots, along with a pine sapling that I got at work as part of a printer reduction project (fewer printers, lower costs, fewer emissions = Green). The sapling will need to spend this winter indoors, after which it can be planted outside. I am planning on making it my Christmas tree. It may be able to support some tinsel and a couple of tiny bulbs. I’ll post a photo after I decorate it.

Used up the last of the garden tomatoes last night in a batch of Bolognese sauce. Yet another nail in summer’s coffin.

I happened to be home for the national Emergency Broadcasting System test. One minute of blatting, and that was it. I expected some trouble with the cable box or something, but nothing untoward happened. I know there were warnings on TV etc during the last few days. I wonder if a War of the Worlds-type panic could take place these days, or if the extensive communication network would nip it at the bud.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (River_Song1)

My favorite bit in this episode was River and Amy’s meeting in the backyard of Amy’s house. Mother and daughter syncing their diaries over a bottle of wine. It made me happy.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

Monday

Sep. 12th, 2011 09:49 pm
ksmith: (matt_doc1)

The blog is getting pounded with spam tonight. Mostly Facebook links w/ gmail accounts. Not sure if they’re quick ‘n’ dirty set-ups or hacks. Make sure your accounts are secure.

Spam quality is pathetic. My postings have “saved much time.” Key words misspelled. Where are the imaginative names, the fortunes awaiting me if I send key personal information to an email address in Serbia? Dull, dull, dull. Sherlock-shooting-the-wall dull. Try harder, you dull people!

I love Akismet. Have I mentioned that?

Not much new. Had the furnace check. Outside temp at the time? About 82 degrees. Got a bit warm inside, yes.

Watched “The Girl Who Waited.” I can’t say I enjoy an episode like that. Too emotional. Too sad. I wanted them to save Rory the Robot, too–isn’t that idiotic? And we got to see a little more of the manipulative chill behind the bow tie.

It’s a wonder that more companions don’t come to hate the Doctor.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (pickles)

…about your dysfunctional marriage/parents playing favorites commercials? They’re not funny. They’re not edgy. They’re cruel. I don’t remember what you’re selling, but I do remember the sneer in that bitch of a wife’s voice when she tells her schlubby husband that she should have married someone else. I remember the look on his face, just as I remember the look on the little boy’s face when his parents announce that his older sister is their favorite.

For years, your cellphone commercials featured that batshit crazy mother who hoarded unused minutes and browbeat her husband and kids for wasting theirs. Now, we’re treated to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Mommy/Daddy Dearest. Who thinks up this stuff? Does every single person in your ad agency have a shitty marriage, or what?

I mute the damned things now as soon as they come on.

Mirrored from Kristine Smith.

ksmith: (Default)
Peter Falk has passed away. Lt. Columbo.

I really liked the early Columbos. In the final iterations, Falk relied too much on the character's tics, and lapsed into self-parody. But the early 70s episodes and some of those from the early 90s were choice.
ksmith: (Default)
Peter Falk has passed away. Lt. Columbo.

I really liked the early Columbos. In the final iterations, Falk relied too much on the character's tics, and lapsed into self-parody. But the early 70s episodes and some of those from the early 90s were choice.

Thursday

Sep. 23rd, 2010 08:53 pm
ksmith: (hammer)
Schizy weather this week. 60s on Monday. 90F on Tuesday. Back to the 60s on Wednesday. 80s today. 60s expected for the weekend. If you have a sinus condition, I would say you're feeling it.

Roofers dropped off the primed fascia and took down the old rotted boards. I assume they will finish tomorrow, if rain isn't an issue.

Houses know when you have money. But sometimes they don't care whether you have it or not.

I had wanted to see the New Look Hawaii 5-0 because James Marsters was the bad guy. I missed it the night it premiered, so I watched it tonight via On Demand. Good dialogue at times, and James Caan's son--I assume it's his son because there is a resemblance but I forgot names--is a good actor. But the story moved so quickly and the camera work was such that I barely recognized Marsters. They lost me with the "no rules" approach--no reason to finesse and investigate when you can just beat the answers out of people. The old series--cue creaky rocking chair here--had its flaws, but there was often a chess-like give and take between McGarrett and the villain--especially Wo Fat--and I'm seeing the violence here but not so much with the chess. I think it's going to try to take up where 24 left off. Could be wrong, but I doubt I will watch it again...unless they bring back Wo Fat.

Thursday

Sep. 23rd, 2010 08:53 pm
ksmith: (hammer)
Schizy weather this week. 60s on Monday. 90F on Tuesday. Back to the 60s on Wednesday. 80s today. 60s expected for the weekend. If you have a sinus condition, I would say you're feeling it.

Roofers dropped off the primed fascia and took down the old rotted boards. I assume they will finish tomorrow, if rain isn't an issue.

Houses know when you have money. But sometimes they don't care whether you have it or not.

I had wanted to see the New Look Hawaii 5-0 because James Marsters was the bad guy. I missed it the night it premiered, so I watched it tonight via On Demand. Good dialogue at times, and James Caan's son--I assume it's his son because there is a resemblance but I forgot names--is a good actor. But the story moved so quickly and the camera work was such that I barely recognized Marsters. They lost me with the "no rules" approach--no reason to finesse and investigate when you can just beat the answers out of people. The old series--cue creaky rocking chair here--had its flaws, but there was often a chess-like give and take between McGarrett and the villain--especially Wo Fat--and I'm seeing the violence here but not so much with the chess. I think it's going to try to take up where 24 left off. Could be wrong, but I doubt I will watch it again...unless they bring back Wo Fat.
ksmith: (shirley)
Working. Hockey game on mute. Caught a commercial, which turned out to be one of Danica Patrick's Go Daddy ads. I can understand her leveraging her looks in commercials, but those ads are prurient dreck.

Another ad that ran on Chicago radio stations had her repeatedly asking for directions to the same place because she kept forgetting them within seconds after hearing them. I don't know anything about her, but I wish she would appear in ads that made her appear intelligent. And not so much with the Bimbeaux.
ksmith: (shirley)
Working. Hockey game on mute. Caught a commercial, which turned out to be one of Danica Patrick's Go Daddy ads. I can understand her leveraging her looks in commercials, but those ads are prurient dreck.

Another ad that ran on Chicago radio stations had her repeatedly asking for directions to the same place because she kept forgetting them within seconds after hearing them. I don't know anything about her, but I wish she would appear in ads that made her appear intelligent. And not so much with the Bimbeaux.
ksmith: (Default)
So AT&T is using Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" in one of their Olympics ads.

Do these companies ever listen to all the lyrics of the songs they buy rights to, or do they figure most people won't know/care?

"You're going to reap just what you sow."

Not a lovey dovey kinda song.

ksmith: (Default)
So AT&T is using Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" in one of their Olympics ads.

Do these companies ever listen to all the lyrics of the songs they buy rights to, or do they figure most people won't know/care?

"You're going to reap just what you sow."

Not a lovey dovey kinda song.

Welp

Nov. 17th, 2009 09:36 pm
ksmith: (no 6)
I can see the scene now...

And so can you, behind the cut... )

Welp

Nov. 17th, 2009 09:36 pm
ksmith: (no 6)
I can see the scene now...

And so can you, behind the cut... )
ksmith: (BW desert)
It's weird. It concludes tomorrow night, so I'll be sticking with it till the end, but still. Weird, in a European art flick kinda way.

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