Friday, April 22, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Napoleonic ERA



On Saturday I went to the Getty and saw the Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile exhibit. The first time there had EVER been a David exhibit in the US. Can you believe that?

Do you ever somehow just kind of find yourself transfixing on one period in time? I've never been all that into the Napoleonic Era, but all of a sudden, It's creeping into my pop culture choices. In the past month, besides viewing this exhibit, I'm reading Stendhal's Le Rouge et Le Noir (a bit post Napoleon, I'll grant...)and I've watched the whole Sharpe series and viewed Vanity Fair again. Just a strange convergence.

Rita's Water Ice

A discussion with a friend today about Lancaster County Ice Cream (Produced by the Amish...I tried to find a site to make a link, but then it occured to me that the amish more than likely wouldn't HAVE a site...) made me a little nostalgic for Rita's Water Ices that I enjoyed so much while I was in Philly. There was nothing like slurping down a passion fruit gelato made fresh from the fruit after a long hot day tracting the Philly streets in bass flats, panty hose and a DRESS! Open from like April to October, the seasonal treats made my day more than once. I even ate a modified philly sandwich today and pondered going back there for the first time in 7 years. Gads.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Pick Me up for the Week...

I'm Stuck in Rehab with Pat O'Brien

My fav is the checkers game with Whitney.

WTF from about a week ago

Now that Blogger and Hello aren't FREAKING out like they were last week, I can finally proclaim that I MISSED THE MEMO that went around saying Eric Roberts is the new must-have cameo for every video. In the space of less than half an hour, while surfing channels, momentarily saw him in a video for The Killers and Mariah Carey. Don't even bother explaining it to me, because I don't WANT to get it. Don't believe the hype, buddy...you ain't sexy. But that Mariah, she sure is trashy, huh?

Saturday, April 02, 2005

I stand corrected!

So everyone knows if a Steve McQueen movie is on TV, I have to watch it. Well, usually it's The Getaway or some other one, that I don't really like. Today I chanced upon Nevada Smith, which I kinda ignored in the ol' survey of McQueen's oevure that my sis and I conducted back in college, because, I assumed it was just another prison flick. Anyone ever noticed that all his films are prison movies? That means no chicks in the film either. Well, I stand corrected...in this one...he has a love interest IN PRISON. And it's a girl.



In fact, It's Suzanne Pleshette...


Did I already mention to you guys how McQueen checked out my friend's Mom back in the day because they were on the same flight and she looked a LOT like Ali McGraw (to whom he was married then...)? I would so hold that over my hubby's head. You don't like me, guess what, I know someone that does!