Friday, July 28, 2006


Time to vote!

Let's not have Lyon's and McDonald's win all the categories this year!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I heart Sacramento! Show your love for the City of Sac.

Monday, July 17, 2006

At the risk of repeating myself, I have to reflect on the amazing fact that Loverboy, REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield will be all be playing at the State Fair this year. It's like a crazy 1982 timewarp.

And, will all be happening just one freeway exit from my house; practically within earshot. It's INSANE.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Mr. Pickles (3200 Folsom Blvd. or 1420 65th St.) - eaten 7/15/06. We chose the 3200 Folsom Blvd. location -- the former site of Merlino's Freeze. My sandwich (#12) was huge and tasty. Chris had the #13 (the "Mr. Pickles") and seemed to have a similar reaction, although they forgot to put avocado on it, which is pretty lame. Maybe they'd given up serving avocado after the News & Review's use of the word "unctuous" in their review of the place. Although a meaning of "unctuous" is "buttery", the more common usage is to describe a smarmy person. So perhaps they misinterpreted. We even shared a small orange Merlino's freeze for dessert. Yummy!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mini Movie Reviews

L'Auberge Espagnole, 2002
A Frenchman, a German, a Dane (I think), an Italian, a Spanish gal, and an English gal (and eventually a Belgian lesbian lady too) share an apartment in Barcelona and all sorts of wackiness ensues. Of course, I loved it because I am a sucker for (a) multiple languages in one movie* and (b) fish-out-of water movies. Also a good look at people in their early 20's. Of course since it's French, there are several secret affairs too. If all this sounds good to you, I highly recommend it.

* well, ok Korean and Japanese in a movie doesn't do much for me

Junebug, 2005
A huge disappointment. This is the kind of independent movie that is made for the mainstream movie industry to fawn over, which is of course what happened with this one. The character development was minimal, the Southern stereotypes were rampant, and only a few characters were likable at all. For the record, I liked the dad the most because he seemed the most down to Earth. Next, the brother (Benjamin MacKenzie from "the OC"). Next, his wife (played by Amy Adams in her Oscar-nominated performance*).

* Showing once again that Oscar is lame, as if we needed any more proof of that.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Woah - Why is Laura Bush on Drugs?

Check out this graphic posted with an article about psilocybin mushrooms.

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