Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall TV Schedule

Here’s a list of the cable series we’ll be tuning in to this fall:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Season 2 premieres Sunday, September 25th
Dexter (SHO) - Season 6 premieres Sunday, October 2nd
American Horror Story (FX) - Series premieres Wednesday, October 5th
Bored To Death (HBO) - Season 3 premieres Monday, October 10th
The Walking Dead (AMC) - Season 2 premieres Sunday, October 16th for 7 episodes & returns on Sunday, February 12th 2012 for the final 6 episodes
Beavis & Butt-Head (MTV) - Season 8 premieres Thursday, October 27th (after 14 years off the air)
Hell On Wheels (AMC) - Series premieres Sunday, November 6th
The network shows we’ll be watching are:
Up all Night (NBC) - Series premieres Wednesday, September 14th
The Secret Circle
 (CW) - Series premieres Thursday, September 15th
The Vampire Diaries (CW) - Season 3 premieres Thursday, September 15th
Community (NBC) - Season 3 premieres Thursday, September 22nd
Parks & Recreation (NBC) - Season 4 premieres Thursday, September 22nd
The Office (NBC) - Season 8 premieres Thursday, September 22nd
SNL (NBC) - Season 37 premieres Saturday, September 24th (Alec Baldwin hosts)
The Cleveland Show (FOX) - Season 3 premieres Sunday, September 25th
The Simpsons (FOX) - Season 23 premieres Sunday, September 25th
American Dad (FOX) - Season 7 premieres Sunday, September 25th
PanAm (ABC) - Series premieres Sunday, September 25th
Suburgatory (ABC) - Series premieres Wednesday, September 28th
Grimm (NBC) - Series premieres Friday, October 21st 
cross-posted to That Obscure Object

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Market Day, July 28th 2011

Today I hit the market alone. It's located only half a block from our house, but marketing without SB is a little lonely: she's fun! I still found some tasty treats. Red butter lettuce, cabbage, swiss chard, peppers that literally smelled like sunshine, 2 pounds of sweet blueberries, a pint each of raspberries & grape tomatoes, two ears of corn, a bunch of carrots,  nugget 'taters & green beans all came home with me for stir-fries, 'tater & veggie dinners, many salads & soup.

Total cost: $31.10

Friday, July 22, 2011

Market Day, July 21st 2011

Our market adventures haven't been very noteworthy for the past few weeks, but this week's was divine! We took home a lovely head of swiss chard (a tasty treat that we just discovered is delicious boiled & served with fresh lemon juice & pepper), a giant head of romaine, 2 pounds of tasty tart blueberries, a pint of raspberries, cherry tomatoes, new potatoes that SB roasted in the oven with grapeseed oil, fresh rosemary & a mix of dried herbs & a lovely little bunch of green beans that I'm going to toss into a stir-fry this weekend. This is my favourite time of year at the market, from here through early September it's going to be blissful!

Total cost: $21.15

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Going To Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Tonight we watched this excellent horror documentary about the origins of the slasher film. It was fantastic! Very thorough & filled with insightful interviews from horror greats like John Carpenter (Halloween), Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Sean Cunningham (Friday the 13th) & Paul Lynch (Prom Night). I particularly enjoyed the bits with Tom Savini, who takes joy in his job & described his effects with the blood-lusty delight that I love seeing in a true horror fan. The doc spanned the films made between the late 70s & mid 80s, but did touch upon 1960s horror & current horror gurus - like Rob Zombie (who is also in the doc, making sexy & astute observations) & Eli Roth.

I have such nostalgia lately for my early days of horror love. Last year I was all about current horror & discovered some true gems that were made over the past 10 years, but right now I just want to immerse myself in all the horror that shaped my depravity, this documentary really kicked the nostalgia into high-gear, if you're a fan of 1980s horror it'll do the same for you.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Guess who has two thumbs, speaks limited Elvish & saw the extended edition of Fellowship in the theatre tonight? This Im! SB & I were walking home from a Aglar* day at the beach & she noticed that the EE of Fellowship was playing at a theatre we were strolling by. Not only was it exactly a half-hour before it was due to begin, but it was cheap-ticket-Tuesday so we made the best impromptu decision of our lives since the last time we made the impromptu decision to see ROTK in the theatre, and for 12 bucks! The usher was super excited for us. "Come in," he encouraged, "it's 3 hours and 44 minutes long!" Don't mind if I do, enthusiastic usher!

Best of all, the theatre was nearly deserted, we ended up sharing the room with only 5 other people - and they were all alone! One guy, who is our god, by the way & who I kind of hope is reading this, excitedly answered a trivia question during the "pre-show" where the multiple choice options were: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal or James Franco. "Franco," he responded with confidence. And he was correct. Then he laughed at an Axe Body Spray commercial, continually wrinkled a bag of what I can only imagine was a jumbo sized sack of potato chips, laughed at a sincere moment in the movie & just thoroughly enjoyed himself. Usually people like him upset me in a movie theatre, but I think someone who can bring awkward to a LOTR Tuesday Night Viewing deserves recognition. Bravo, good sir. Plus his antics encouraged us to choose a closer seat farther away from him & it ended up causing the film to absorb us completely. I'm pretty sure we were in the movie.

And I totally cried when Boromir died. Big fat tears of loss. I was also super into Aragorn & Boromir's relationship - their love was raw & pure. To the fanfic archives!

* That's Elvish for glorious, nerds.

cross-posted to That Obscure Object