Friday, July 21, 2006

Hey, I Know Her!

I got a nice surprise last night as I was watching the first season of Numb3rs* on DVD – a former co-worker in the episode Counterfeit Reality. I didn’t get to work** with Sarah for long, but I admired her a lot. She’s smart, funny, charming, poised, personable, enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working, fluent in at least two foreign languages... and, of course, she’s beautiful.

Okay, I’ll be honest – I didn’t just admire her, I envied her. She is one of the most perfect people I’ve ever met.

I’m glad to see that she’s working on a regular basis on TV and has finally started getting movie roles. Although they are movies I probably wouldn’t ordinarily go see, I might try to catch Whisper and Celestine Prophecy. Not only is Sarah in them, but so are some of my other favorites: Dulé Hill and Teryl Rothery in Whisper and Hector Elizondo in Celestine Prophecy.

C’mon, Hollywood, let’s keep this girl on the screens!

* No matter how many episodes I watch, to me, David Krumholtz will always, first-and-foremost, be Mr. Universe.

** The work was not acting-related. Anyone who knows me well knows that I would make a lousy actor.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Good Reads

Ruth has given me some very enjoyable reading lately. First, she was reporting from the SLA Conference and then from LISA V (both conferences I wish I could have attended). Then she recommended Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, which I borrowed from the library and liked a lot. I’ve added John’s blog to my Bloglines and am enjoying his postings as well. Thanks, Ruth!

Monday, July 17, 2006


Welcome home, Discovery crew! Congratulations to everyone who made this safe journey possible.

Cap’n Jack is Back!

No spoilers in this post, but I can’t vouch for the comments. You’ve been warned.

I’m always worried that sequels will just re-hash the best bits from the previous story – both movies and books have this tendency, in my experience. If it worked once, do it again, and again, and again....

Dead Man’s Chest manages to reference the fun of Curse of the Black Pearl without redoing it. IMHO. Others may disagree.

I wouldn’t say it’s as-good-as or better-than the first movie, but it is a worthy sequel. And that’s all I really asked for…

Oh, and just for the record, the smile on Jack’s face as he calls Elizabeth, well, something after she, well, you’ll know the look when you see it. That’s one example of Johnny Depp’s brilliance. That look is PERFECT for that moment.


I owe Mercedes Lackey an apology. For my 52 in 52 reading challenge in 2005, I read the first four books in her Elemental Masters series and dismissed them as not re-readable. Must’ve been the mood I was in at the time, ‘cause I’ve just re-read them and did enjoy them.

Why did I reread them when I said that I probably wouldn’t? No clue. Happened to see one at the library, picked it up, read it, went back for the others. And now that I know there's a fifth one, I'll be visiting my library again.

And why, back then, did I not like the fact that she was using traditional fairy tales? There are plenty of re-tellings of stories that I enjoy, some of them quite a lot.

If anyone out there figures me out, would you have the decency to clue me in? Pretty please?

Saturday, July 15, 2006


One other thing I love about where I live now is the way all the cars, on both sides of the road, pull over to the side when an ambulance or fire truck approaches. I don't know about where you live, but they don't do that on Oahu and it drove me crazy -- 'Get out of the way! They're on their way to save someone!"

While we’re on the subject of transportation, another reason I love my new car is her better turning radius. Still not as good as Baby Car (who can turn tighter than a cat curling up for a serious nap), but better than Baby T.

And even though I still haven’t figured out what the name of the new car is (although I’m leaning toward ‘Beauty’) I did order her a new license plate. Unfortunately, it will be 2-4 months before I get it. When I get it installed, I’ll post a picture. Until then, I’m gonna make you wait to find out what it is. For those of you I've already told, no sharing!

Handy Tip

If you get a game piece on a drink from McDonald's, peel it off right away.