Archive for March, 2007

It’s better in the raw…

MMmMMmm….Ra Sushi is divine.  My latest venture for snacks.  Choosen and recommended the Crazy Monkey roll and a Ginger Martini. 

“Crazy Monkey Roll –  smoked salmon, mango and cream cheese topped with avocado, red tempura bits, cashew nuts and drizzled with a mango sauce.”

“Ginger Martini – Cleanse your palate with chilled ginger brandy, Hakutsuru Sake, and peach schnapps.”

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March 24, 2007 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment

Reading a lot lately….

…so just in case you were looking to pick up something interesting why not share my thoughts on what I have recently put down. 

The first book was called The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel.  The dust jacket design called to me, once I read the inside I knew it was right up my alley.  Not because I am a suspense reader persay but when I am not in the reading mood and I need to stoke those fires brain candy is perfect.  Brain candy that appears to require a brain is all the better.  A book with Freud, Jung and what appears to be the repeat pattern of a psycho sexual predator wandering the streets of Manhattan has to be either fabulous or terrible at least that was my thought process.  I was shockingly incorrect for it was just okay.  There were moments of really good can’t put down and then moments of ugggh you’re kidding me right.  The ending was full of twists and turns but not of the wow variety more of the huh seriously come on variety.  Like suspense/mystery at least check it out I can’t promise you will love it but I can’t promise you won’t.

Next on the list was the most recently released novel by Christopher Moore , one of my favorite comedic writers.  The title elicits a snicker or two by itself  … You Suck: A Love Story.  This is not my favorite book by Christopher Moore but it was a quick and entertaining look at the tragic and tragically funny romance between two recent vampire recruits.   Replete with amusing characters including a blue (yes you read that correct blue) hooker from Vegas, a homless man and his rather large sweater wearing cat, not to mention the most entertaining of all charachters for methe couples minion Abby Normal.  It was one of those finish quick…enjoy the entire time…but not necessarily call up your friends begging them to pick up this book or they will be missing out on something so splendid they could never forgive themselves.  If you are looking for something funny to read as escape from your everyday, pick it up.

March 23, 2007 at 12:15 am Leave a comment

Pretty:Darn:Swell

Having moved recently I am trying to send more snail mail.  Sometimes things just need that I travelled thousands of miles to be in your hands feel.   I was perusing the web for some interesting note cards and found this website:  Pretty:Darn:Swell  It isn’t necessarily a fantastic stationary store it’s a great source for inexpensive prints by artists you may ordinarily never stumble upon.  The bonus is that when an artist submits a piece to be sold through this site they also select a charity from which $5 of the $20 you just spent is given to.  Cool new art for your wall and a donation and it costs so little.  Check it out!  This is the piece I have my eye on….  Stacks – Greg Mamczak – 5″ x 7″

 

March 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Are you kidding me?

I’m a member of the site 43things.com.  One of it’s sister sites is called listsofbests.com.  I’ve signed up for 8 lists I think.  They are lists of movies, books, music etc.  They are compiled based on awards received, definitive lists (the best of), or even someone’s personal preferences. One of the lists I am trying to complete is the IMDB’s 250 best movies of all time based on their readers.  Dr. Strangelove is one of them so of course when I saw it at the library I had to get it. It’s a Kubrick film so I figure if nothing else there would be something intriguing about the way it was filmed. No such luck. I just didn’t like it. I can’t name a reason or pin point that thing which is the tipping point pushing it over into the yawn category.  But it definitely dwells there.  Suffice it to say I wouldn’t recommend it but to each is own.  However my personal opinion is…are you kidding me? 

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition)

March 20, 2007 at 2:33 am Leave a comment

Drift

First night out in Scottsdale and yum…..  Drift Lounge.  Went early but atmosphere had some potential.

 

March 18, 2007 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

Library Thing…

This is one of the coolest library cataloging sites I have seen. I am going to sign up soon. Check it out.    http://www.librarything.com

March 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm Leave a comment

Fido lives better than I do?

This past weekend my sister and I were trolling the internet for no real purpose and we came upon these…

I am one who pampers my fellow four legged friends. No doubt about it. But when their life style far out weighs mine well I personally draw the line. Now that isn’t to say that if I could I wouldn’t…who knows.

Check out the website they are pretty fantastic…www.doggiemansions.com

March 16, 2007 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment