24 February, 2010

get your skates on

ice dance is hot. when it's canadian gold, especially so. when they are trained by russians, doubly so. then if you add mahler


do not miss

argentina gives good cinema. even though in the past decade or more they all star ricardo darin

22 February, 2010

random invitation

well, so this morning i got an invitation from the taiwanese ambassador to go to a feb. 28 event where gruppo musicale "musou band" are playing. further on it explains who said band is
"Il primo gruppo taiwanese completamente al femminile composto da dieci ragaze provenienti da diverse universita' di taiwan esperte nell'uso degli strumenti musicali della tradizione cinese."

too bad i won't be able to make it.

21 February, 2010

a fine miss honeychurch

i never thought i would see the day where i would see any other version of room with a view than the one all know and well. and i will say this. that elaine cassidy is simply astonishing. after felicia's journey (1999) i feel she was never really given that much material to shine in (excluding, ahem, fingersmith). but she is a marvelous actress. besides she is irish. what is not to like?

she looks good in pink

19 February, 2010


(photo credit to Antal K)

even reformed badgers can fall off the wagon. last night i peaked too soon leading to drawn out suffering.

6:30 a.m. wake up. feel great! thinks to self, ahhh, the body of a 20 year old. can still knock them back with no consequences.
6:45 a.m. confident driving through relentless rain.
7 a.m. clock in on time. spend a lucid 2 hours with team leader and pump out faultess copy
9 a.m. buzz starts waning
10 a.m. fading fast. futile attempt to try and overturn tide by knocking back a coke
11 a.m. puke.
11:05 a.m. stealthily make my way upstairs for a snooze thinking i won't be missed

while i am gone the following get sent to me:
steve: are you hiding and sleeping somewhere you git?? there's a chigi press conference now.
steve:you didn't even wake up when i threw a candy up there...

12:30 p.m. return to desk poised and ready to perform. receive following unsolicited "tip" from jerry C in milan.

from an old boozehound. always have a clean t shirt in your
bag, in case you need to, like, change on the fly.

15 February, 2010

My Valentine

nothing like a minor misunderstanding

to pave the way for 1 1/2 of these

to say you are pretty in pink

12 February, 2010

honorary tot

every month or so i have decided i will name an honorary tot, a lady or gent, too totastic to ignore displaying all the qualities we know and love and aspire to. dame helen mirren ticks all the boxes. be it porking down a burger or trying to contain her breasts.