Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Random Ramblings...

As you may have noticed, I haven't been posting that much lately. I don't have any excuses, just laziness. To kind of make up for that, here are some little tidbits of things I've been thinking about lately --

June 6th was my 11th wedding anniversary. My wife and I decided to go to a restaurant we've never tried before, Romano's Macaroni Grill. I have to say, this place was really great. The food, the waiter, the atmosphere, it was all wonderful. I ordered the Mushroom Ravioli and my wife had the Mama's Trio. Delish! When the manager stopped by our table, I mentioned that it was our anniversary. He gave us complementary desserts. I had the Tiramisu and my wife had the Amaretto Apple Crispetti. If you're looking for a great place to eat, I highly recommend Romano's Macaroni Grill.


A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Mego Meet that is sponsored by The Mego Museum. The Museum is one of my favorite places on the net. I especially like to hang out at the forums. Anyhoo, I wasn't able to go to the meet, but I bought a couple of raffle tickets. Well guess what? I won these -- Mint on unpunched cards, Kirk, Spock and Klingon! WOOT! Not bad for $10.


I saw the movie Teeth last week. I liked it! Here's the editorial review --

A coming-of-age tale with a twist, Teeth takes a novel approach towards teen sexual angst. Sunny blonde Dawn (Jess Weixler, a Meryl Streep in the making) promotes abstinence at her high school. Her mother (Vivienne Benesch) is terminally ill, her half-brother (Nip/Tuck's John Hensley) is a tattooed sociopath, and her stepfather (Lenny von Dohlen) does what he can to keep the household together. When Dawn meets doe-eyed transfer student Tobey (Hale Appleman), her celibacy vow is put to the test. Simultaneously, she starts to realize her anatomy differs from other girls. Though Dawn's Austin environs recall the serene suburbs of Donnie Darko--except for the ominous smokestacks behind the family's ranch house--her secret power brings her closer in line with Carrie. It's a particularly feminine capability. When Carrie felt threatened, she used her mind as a weapon. In Dawn's case, a certain physical anomaly comes into play: the vagina dentata of ancient mythology (Camille Paglia, author of Sexual Personae, served as a consultant on the film). At first, Dawn has no control over the situation and, like De Palma's anti-heroine, she's horrified. But actor-turned-director Mitchell Lichtenstein (Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet), son of artist Roy Lichtenstein, ends his debut on a very different note. Along the way, there's satiric humor, squirm-inducing gore, and a star-making turn from Weixler, recipient of a special prize at Sundance for her "jaw-dropping performance." Teeth is neither anti-male nor anti-female--as some detractors have claimed--but it's definitely not for the squeamish or irony-impaired. --Kathleen C. Fennessy


I've been getting back into collecting trading cards. Spending a lot of time at The Non-Sport Update's Card Talk. Trading cards with people there is a blast. Some of the recent sets I'm working on --

KISS Ikons
Star Wars Galaxy Series 4
Wacky Pack Flashback 2
Fantastic Four Archives
Mego Museum
Plaid Stallions


I need cash! Please support my collecting habits. :) Here's a few ways you can help --

1. Check out my eBay Auctions. Buy my stuff.
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Of course you don't have to do any of that to enjoy my blog. I appreciate everyone that stops by and hope you see something that you like. If you do, please leave a comment.

Well, that's it for now. I hope to be back soon with some more quality posts. Namaste.

1 comment:

David Stock said...

I love it when I run into those hopeless romantics who give free desserts, upgrade hotel rooms, send over a complementary bottle of wine, or even bump up airline seats to first class :-)