Sunday, January 31, 2010

SNL quote of the week

Fred Armisen as Pres. Obama giving the State of the Union address: "Martha Coakley, you are a disgrace. You couldn't beat Dick Cheney for Mayor of Berkley."

Also, one of the best monologues I've seen in a long time.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hell's Kitchen for cupcakes

Last week, I came across this little article with pictures from 24 different NYC bakeries... and I was pretty amazed that I had only been to 8 of the 24 and I hadn't even heard of some of them. Time to get to work!!

So, Saturday, Jill came to town, we met up with LT and I twisted their arms until they agreed to walk over to Kyotofu with me. This is a Japanese bakery and is a place I had heard of but since it's close to Amy's Bread, I hadn't ever been. We had their famous Chocolate Souffle cupcakes, which came with a side of tofu ice cream (ginger & chocolate -- it tastes way better than it sounds) and a fruit compote. Delicious!! Am I right, Jill?

So that's one more that I can cross off the list.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

30 Rock quote of the week -- 1/21

I love this episode because I love the Boston stereotypes -- everyone is named Sean, people beat you up for no reason, all the sports stuff. I also love the Boston accent, but did not love Julianne Moore's unfortunate version of it.

The quote of the week goes to Jack (no big suprise) as he was speaking to Liz Lemon: "Let me give you some advice on uniting undivided people. Find a common enemy. For example, what keeps people polite on airplanes? A shared hatred of the CBS sitcoms they are forced to watch."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Other kinds of quotes...

Since "Glee" won't be back until April, I'll quote some other hilarious people...

I went to visit my sister and her family over the long weekend. As you might know, I have a hilarious niece and a goofball nephew. I also have a brand new nephew, who is still in lump phase. Which is why I asked my 7 YO nephew, "Do you like your new brother, or do you think he's boring?" His response was, "Did your aunt ever ask you that?"

Also, I asked my niece, who is turning 4 next month, what she wanted for her birthday. She said, "A doggy haircutter," as she made scissor motions to her own hair. If anyone knows what that might mean, please let me know what it is and where I can buy it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

JM on Dave Chappelle

I was looking for this clip when I made my John Mayer Top Ten Countdown, but couldn't find it.

I don't know where I'd put it in the countdown, but it'd be high up there because it's friggin' awesome.

John Mayer skit from Tom on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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30 Rock quote of the week -- 1/14 (second ep)

1. Liz to Jenna -- "You can try to fight getting older. You can be like Madonna and cling to youth with your Golum arms. Or you can be like Meryl Streep, and embrace your age with elegance."

2. Jack to Liz -- " For four years, I've had to make do with what passes for men in this place, with their untucked shirts, boneless faces and their Stars, both Wars and Trek."

I seriously love the recurring Liz loves John from "Chips"story..... although I was a Ponch fan, myself.

30 Rock quote of the week -- 1/14

1. Tracy -- "Over the break, I forgot what floor I worked on."
Liz Lemon -- "Six, Tracy."
Tracy -- "Six! I knew it was a character from 'Blossom' but I couldn't find the Joey Russo button."

2. Liz's cousin -- "I figured I'd come stay with my cool cousin Liz. Besides, what better place for me to be now that I'm a homo.... wait, is that the one we call ourselves?"

3. Tracy again -- "Kenneth! Your haircut is disrepectful to lesbians."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Right up my alley

Crazy Heart is a really great movie and Jeff Bridges is so real and so good in it. I grew up on this kind of music, thanks to my old man. I know I don't have to tell you how much I love character driven movies like this. What I'm not a fan of is a 57 year old man and a much younger woman, but other than that....

Here's a song from the movie. I think it is right up there with Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" (and totally beats "Be Italian").

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Hurt Locker

I know this movie was released a while ago--in fact, I think it was technically 2008. But I finally got around to seeing it this week. I usually go to war movies or boxing movies (like Million Dollar Baby) and, five minutes into it, think, "Why did I think I would enjoy this?" So this time, I thought about that before the fact and didn't go for a long time. But since there has been talk of it being Oscar worthy, I finally went ahead and saw it. I did have to watch it with one hand over my face the whole time, and sometimes both hands and one time my scarf, but I have to agree that it is a really amazing movie. In addition to covering my eyes, I was on the edge of my seat. The actors were all so great and I hope to see more of these guys in the future.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Crossing titles off the list

A Serious Man. As usual, I don't really get why this is getting so much buzz and I definitely don't get why the Cohen brothers movies are always so highly praised. However, I did like a lot of things about this movie and it's more my speed than most of their movies. Except the ending. Was there an ending?

Invictus. An interesting story. Of course I know something about Nelson Mandela but nothing really specific (other than the time he spent in prison) so it was interesting to find out more. I am not on board with all the praise for the performances, though. I thought Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, usually fantastic, were just okay.

Nine. Sitting through this movie, I couldn't get over how beautiful Italy was/is, and couldn't stop thinking that last year at the exact same time, I was there. The people and costumes were really beautiful, too. For me to like a musical, I have to like the music and I didn't really like the music in this movie. The song "Be Italian" that is in the trailers was the best one by far.

Again, no rave reviews....

Sticking to my Resolutions

Sunday, January 3, 2010

snow day

We woke up to snow on New Year's eve, although it didn't make it through lunch.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A new trend

This fall, there have been FOUR new TV shows with a character with my name.

The Beautiful Life (already cancelled), with Mischa Barton playing Sonja Stone.

Then The Good Wife had a character that was only in the first episode and she maybe didn't have any lines, so she doesn't actually show up in the IMDB list, but believe me, she was there. (she was the secretary that Alicia and the shady guy shared until they could hire one.)

Mercy has a nurse named Sonia.

And the new show Men of a Certain Age starring Ray Romano and Penelope Ann Miller, as Ray's wife Sonia!

I know, this is probably filed under "who cares" but it's a big change for me. Before this, all I had was the mother from the "Momma" cartoon.