Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's what I did:

As we emerged from the show, Leolani, after witnessing her first JM performance, said, "I totally get it now." So that was cool.

But today, Jill was teasing me for having a deck of Local-83 playing cards. Which I guess I deserve.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Whoopie pies come to the Union Sq. Farmer's Market

... and I am in trouble!! The ones on the right are pumpkin with raisins. I love love love pumpkin whoopies, but with raisins? No danger there! The traditional chocolate ones were delish, although much smaller than the ones I had in New England in the spring/summer. (is that good or bad?)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

30 Rock quote of the week -- 11/20

There were a few to choose from, but I'm gonna have to go with one from Liz in the opening, after Steve Martin asks the dinner party attendees for a good cupcake place in Manhattan.

"MacEnroe. Give me a break. I'm on it."

Plus, another Springsteen reference... cupcakes and Springsteen in the same episode. Uncle!

The Office quote of the week -- 11/20

The return of Toby! How much do I love that sad sack??

Tonight's quote comes from Michael again, when contemplating framing Toby

"It seems awfully mean. But sometimes, the ends justify the mean."

Also, could Jim be any cuter? He could try, but he would not be successful.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Is it just me....

...or are the movies out now really lame? This is supposed to be the best time to go to the movies! The one I was most excited for was Synechoche, New York because I thought it looked really interesting and I love Charlie Kaufman movies. When the reviews came out and were anything but positive, I was disappointed, but I thought with my expectations lowered, maybe I'd still like it. No dice. It was long, incoherent and weird (and not in a good way). The best part of the movie was the trailer for Doubt, which is now the one I'm most excited for. Rent a much better Charlie Kaufman film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind instead, or borrow my DVD.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Office quote of the week -- 11/13

I loved this episode because Michael was acting just how I would act if I ever had a business trip. Since the furthest I ever go for work is the Bronx, the thought of taking a plane, staying in a hotel and getting a per diem would make me ridiculous and giddy like him. There is just something so grown-up about taking a business trip! Also, the business with the concierge made me so nervous, it was as painful and nerve wracking as watching the British version of "The Office." (That is the highest praise I can give this show.)

The quote of the week goes to Pam: I know you said to come back the right way, but you can't tell me what to do.

30 Rock quote of the week -- 11/13

I had high expectations for Jennifer Aniston, and the thought of a "Night Court" reunion to get the ending to the series that Kenneth wanted is hilarious, but I thought the episode was a little disappointing. Except Jen looked fabulous, especially in that flesh colored dress. I did love that she had her own jewelry-making business, followed by the hat-making business (how hilarious was Jack in that top hat??). The only thing more cliche is a handbag-making business. It also inspired this quote, by Blond Actress:

Every time I wear her homemade necklaces, birds attack me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FNL season 3

it's on! If you have DirecTV, which I now do. If you don't, you can (and should) watch in February on NBC.

The Office quote of the week -- 11/6

Michael to Kelly, after discovering that they both host parties that no one likes to attend: I can't tell you how much leftover guacamole I've ended up eating over the years.

30 Rock quote of the week -- 11/6

I loved it that Liz kept her residency in Illinois so that she could vote in a swing state. After moving to NY, I continued to vote in NJ for the same reason! (thinking back, is it possible that NJ was a swing state in 2000?) I am registered in NY now that no Dickersons live in Jersey anymore. *sniff*

I think you know what's coming...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dance Dance Revolution

I haven't done my quotes of the week yet, so enjoy this in the meantime. I am not necessarily endorsing this film, since I haven't seen it, but I have watched these dance steps about 100 times.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election results

I know it's no secret who I supported in this election. It should be no surprise that I am very excited today. That being said, I thought both speeches last night were inspiring and I hope are a first step to help to bring the country together. Although there are lots of problems facing us, I think a very big one is that we are so divided and I hope that changes.

Yesterday, waiting in line to vote, I was so giddy, I introduced myself to my neighbor who I recognized because I can see right into her kitchen window, even though I sounded vaguely like a stalker/voyeur. Luckily, she must have been in a good mood, too, because she complimented my window blinds and invited me for dinner, instead of threatening to take out a restraining order.

Last night, I watched the returns come in at a friend's apartment. As I was walking home, there were people on the streets and out on their fire escapes cheering and clapping. The energy around this election has been so fun for me to watch. Here are two examples. One is from one of my cupcake places, who I guess wanted to keep a bit of a neutral stance.

The other one is from one of our beloved hot dog places here in the city, which is clearly not very neutral.

However, they are also patriotic and clearly want to help the ecomony along.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Yesterday was the NYC Marathon. No, I didn't run it. Do I look like I could run for five hours? What I did was go to a movie Saturday night and on the way home, saw a bunch of people carrying Barilla pasta bags. I just had to ask why everyone was carrying these bags, and they told me that they had just attended the annual pasta dinner the evening before the marathon. Of course. Two of the people we talked to were running it and the other two came from Iowa to support the runners. We chatted for a few minutes until the train came, and as soon as we got on, Jason and I started laughing at ourselves because we both had the desire to say, "See, we're two nice New Yorkers! Go back to Iowa and tell everyone that city people are good people, too!"

Do you think I have a bit of a complex?

Here are some cool pictures of the marathon, though.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

30 Rock quote of the week -- 10/30

I didn't have high hopes for the season premiere, because I heard somewhere that it was only okay and that the second episode returns "30 Rock" to its greatness. But I thought it was a perfect episode!! Here are the things I loved about this episode:

1. Do over!
2. Social workers are always portrayed as humorless and crazy on TV.
3. The soap opera parallel -- and near kiss by Jack and Liz.
4. The return of Devin (although when they first said his name I didn't know who they were talking about. Will I ever stop thinking of him as GOB?)

I have a few quotes that I liked. One is about politics, one is about sex, both of which can offend readers of this blog. So I'll do one of each.

From Jack, which I will dedicate to my niece, who apparantly loves Darth Vader:
I'm not at liberty to discuss that. That information is classified, at least until Cheney dies, which is going to be a long time from now. That man is mostly metal.

And in the first 90 seconds, a John Mayer reference! From Devin: The only thing Kathy and I need assistance with is deciding which John Mayer song to do it to!

Last week, "The Office" had a Bruce Springsteen quote, this week "30 Rock" had a JM quote. It's like they know me personally.

The Office quote of the week -- 10/30

I haven't been so into "The Office" this season, but this was a stellar episode. Things I loved about it:
1. Costumes at work. Three Jokers! It definitely reflected the crowds I saw last night at the Halloween parade.
2. The relationship between Michael and Holly went through all relationship phases in the span of a seven hour car ride.
3. Going from loving a roadtrip ("life is a highway" the first time) to beligerency ("life is a highway" the fourth time).
4. The conflict between Andy and Dwight (all of it hilarious) culminating in this exchange

Quote of the week belongs to Michael, as he speaks to a crying Holly: Here is my wish. I want you to meet a great guy and I want you to be happy.... My wish has come true, incidentally, because you've met me and you are happy.