Wednesday, February 29, 2012

happy leap day!

this seems like as good a time as any to share some of my current pursuits, so let's get right to it! 

this photo has nothing to do with the rest of the post... i just really like it! :)

at netflix's first original-- and boy, do they ever mean *ORIGINAL*!!!-- series lilyhammer. it's dark. it's weird. it's funny as anything... in a totally foul-mouthed, R-rated, northern-exposure-meets-the-sopranos-in-norway sort of way. definitely not for everyone, but we're enjoying it very much indeed.

that nabisco have discontinued their "oreo dipped delight" bars. i've enjoyed one of these after lunch pretty much every single day since i discovered them about a year ago; and still contend they are by far the chocolate-iest thing one can consume for a mere 100 calories. but apparently, i was the only one who liked them? (rats!) can anyone suggest a non-ruinous replacement snack??!

oh how i will miss you, my darlings!!!

tcm's tribute to san francisco in film, which took place most of this past saturday. i managed to see all of the maltese falcon and bullitt; missed the house on telegraph hill and most of after the thin man--though admittedly, i've seen the latter at least a dozen times already! (though i'd've watched it again, quite happily!) if you're only going to watch ONE of those, i recommend bullitt, seeing as it has steve mcqueen AND it was actually shot in the city!

folk who say this film is "hard to follow" are totally missing the point, imo!

that now i've mastered "pinning" i will find myself spending waaaaaaay too much time over at pinterest! you see, darling stef sent me an invite nearly a year ago, but somehow, at that time, using IE with windows 7, i just couldn't get it to work. at all. i switched to chrome a while back, and finally gave it a second try, and of course it's effortlessly easy--and VERY seductive!!! (having lately heard of several friends having weird problems with various google-based websites such as blogger, all i can say is, try switching to chrome for your browser... even if it doesn't seem like that could POSSIBLY be the problem!)

andrew graham-dixon's brilliant book about caravaggio. if you're at all interested in the time period (late italian renaissance, which i am) it's totally fascinating with a wealth of detail about the time, the place, the art, the political/religious climate, and of course the man's life... which was pretty interesting, anyway. (think "sixteenth century keith richards"!)

regretting (yet also revelling!)
in having tried my first-- but definitely not last-- pint of talenti's sea salt caramel gelato, available, surprisingly enough, "from my grocer's freezer"! i really think they should stop making us show proof of age to buy benadryl and keep this stuff behind the counter, available only to those with valid id and loose waistbands, instead. amazingly, wonderfully, deeply DANGEROUS!!!

ok, stretching a bit; unfortunately i could not find a salted-caramel-themed lol

to trent's last case on my free audiobooks app; whilst also podding some golden age mystery novel cd's from the library: hercule poirot, lord peter wimsey, and thursday next (ok, so she is not "golden age") would make pretty good traveling companions, dontcha think?

for a very exciting trip to california and nevada! i'll be gone for a couple of weeks, but have some great pixie dust and jingle belles posts auto-scheduled for you... and hope to be popping in with travel photos and so forth! please forgive me if i'm even worse than usual with regard to comments:  it's one of the few things that is just totally NOT FUN to do on i-phone. not even a little bit!!!  :(

we planned the trip around this museum exhibit, is that weird? ok, then, i'm weird!

forward to: the cult of beauty exhibit at famsf; chinatown--especially dim sum; the cable car museum... and many other "san francisco treats"!  (though probably NOT rice-a-roni, lol!)  


  1. I love doing comments on my iPhone. Essay more than through blogger. Try the dictate function. Quick and easy and fairly accurate! Sorry about the Oreo thing. You can have 4 Hershey kisses for that calorie count if you need a chocolate fix. If you let them melt in your mouth slowly they can take a while to devour.

  2. What a great post! So fun! Have a FAB time on your vacation!

  3. have a wonderful fun trip :)

  4. I hope you have a wonderful trip, my friend! You will be missed.

    You listed quite a few of my dad's favorite movies in this post :)

  5. Salted caramel gellato?? Waahat?? Are you trying to get me to gain all my weight back? Sounds SO GOOD> I love this post. I should totally copy you and do one just like it since my blog is sad at the moment and I need to post...something. haha Hope you are having a good Wednesday!


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