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Monday, January 30, 2006

Am I Psychic of What?

I know I am a little behind in psoting this but I had to wallow... Just a little bit.

Here's a little ditty I wrote earlier this year:
Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A VM Blimp

Latest Kristen scoop is in. With GG still on vacation, we have nothing on that front. However, I was perusing through my gossip mags and I saw a rather scruffy Milo in a suit with lovely Alexis. Nilly's complaint? Alexis needs bangs to cover the noggin. Sadly, I agreed.

Ooh, the character getting written off? Well, he's going to have an extended stay from 6 episodes to 12. It's funny to see someone actually start a "Save Logan" campaign so that he won't be written off. Haha! He's going to be in almost, if not all the 22 episodes! Whoohoo!

Sadly, I think it's going to be Duncan getting the boot. I hate it... HATE IT.

Again, Duncan, you can still play Graham. Hint, hint, ASP.

So, yeah, all those that said it can't be Duncan disappearing into the sunset, well, think again. He just did. AGH!

Yes, I was one of the fewer fans that camped in the Duncan side. I love my Logan but I am still an eternal optimist. So now, VM definitely needs to crank up the heat between Logan and Ronnie. It's been too long, babe. Too long. I mean, even the Weevil action is getting dry! (Although it's nice to see Logan and Weevil work together again... Remember S1 jokes about them being lovers? CLASSIC.)

Right now, I am sad for Lilly and Duncan and V. I just hope that in the land of TV, they would never get caught by the law, Duncan raises Lilly to be less of a whore than her aunt, be as tolerant as Meg but as smart as Ronnie (although she has no genetic contribution to said baby). Me and my TV existence.

Anywhoo... Have any of you seen the previews of next week's GG? INTENSE. It's the first dinner at the Gilmores and honestly, I don't like the way they filmed it. I felt DIZZY watching it. All the characters might as well have had cameras mounted on their forehead and turned the Friday Night Dinner into the next Blair Witch Project. The cameras were zooming, moving and panning and it was (to me) overkill. However, the conversation was classic.

What else... Oh, last Friday's Entertainment Weekly Mag posted the ideal Channel grid of shows on CW (CBS' UPN and WB's merging). I got a kick seeing Arrested Development in it... What was absent? OTH. That to me was a great sign. Not so great? The absence of Everwood. I thought it was pretty interesting that they put GG and VM back to back but I think it would have been better to have Supernatural and VM back to back. Sorta like Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew night only the Hardy Boys are actually cuter and buffer (off tangent... Saw new photo of Jared... OMG, hottie! He has some nicely sculpted guns, that boy. He is not the Dean of GG that I know of). Also, if it's going to be GG's last year, it wouldn't really give VM a chance to grow with the audience. Fixed audience does not equate new audience. SN is still a growing fanbase. We can make this work, peeps! Have Bedford Diaries follow GG. I think it would be a hoot.

Now if I was just Dawn Ostroff...

Friday, January 27, 2006

The Truth Shall Set You Free

This is for Amy, who warned us all to stay away from Frey's book. It's not that she's prejudiced about it. It's because basic English rules of writing had been disregarded for the sake of being 'cool'. Sorry, but we already have ee cummings for that.

This is for the person who didn't pick up this book because it was on Oprah's Book Club list. Remember Gap Creek, anyone? HORRENDOUS!

This is for Oprah, who invited Frey back to let him know that he duped an audience that believed in him. God, this woman is something! I salute her for actually admitting her faults and making sure that "truth" should always abide no matter how the fiction sounds too good to not be real.

Oh, and all those that pissed Amy off during the Christmas rush for not having any of the books in stock because they were sold out? Well, no refunds.

Try the group that allowed to buy back the Ashley Simpson CDs. Maybe they'll be able to cut you a deal.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Your Gilmore guy is Jess. He is a rebellious

intellectual. He loves literature, but hates


Who is your Gilmore guy? {6 Results, Pictures}
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Answering Questions and a Combo That Can't Be Missed

Did you hear the news? UPN and WB are JOINING FORCES!!! Yep, you heard me right. Channel CW (I guess I have to do some research to what that means) will be combining these channels to give us some quality programming. I say it's about time. I just have so much more VCR tapes to keep track of when I have even less time to watch them. Can you just see it? Tuesdays can still be GG/SN night but OTH will be given the boot for Bedford Diaries followed by Veronica Mars. What do you think? I know I am more than psyched.

Of course, it's past midnight so the picked through Ausiello chats are up.

DeAnn, take note, Firefly may be resurrected!

Question: Just heard that WB, UPN are shutting down and merging into the CW network! What's gonna happen to Veronica Mars? (Panic setting in... can't breathe… ) — Ashton

Ausiello: Um, apparently this is not a joke. (Anxiety attack setting in… swallowing two Xanax… anxiety attack passing…) All right, I've done a little digging and there's no reason to freak out… yet. This is all in the very early stages and nothing — I repeat nothing — has been canceled… yet. Still piddling? Well take a deep breath and repeat after me: "Introducing CW's new Tuesday featuring fresh episodes of Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars!" (Getting excited… jumping for joy…)

Question: Kevin Smith. Joss Whedon. Lucy Lawless. Michael Ausiello. Just look at the company of guest stars you are in at Veronica Mars — I'm proud of you! How'd it go on Friday? And which was the better "guesting" experience: Veronica or Gilmore? — Tracy

Ausiello: Please don’t make me choose. OK, Veronica Mars wins — but only because they gave me (pause for dramatic effect) my very own trailer! I. Kid. You. Not. In case you live under a really big, soundproof rock, I landed on Mars' San Diego set Friday morning to tape my role as "Blushing Guy" in Episode 15, airing Feb. 15. (It's all part of my bid to take over the world a big behind-the-scenes feature coming up in TV Guide magazine and on TVGuide.com.) Who the heck is Blushing Guy, you ask? He's a pivotal character who finds himself pulled into a bachelorette party being thrown for (spoiler alert) the sister of Wallace's new girlfriend, Jane (Valorie Curry), at Java the Hut. I initially thought Veronica was the one throwing the party, but she just happens to be working at Java that day. Still, Kristen Bell (aka MNBF) was in the scene and we did get a chance to bond between takes. Alas, I don't have any speaking lines — damn you, SAG rules — but I do serve a very specific purpose (hint: something happens at the party that makes me blush). And not to toot my own horn or anything, but when I finished my scene, the cast and crew gave me a standing ovation and I was immediately nicknamed "Two-take Mike." The whole experience nearly brought MNBF to tears, but more on that in the forthcoming mag story. (But if you press me really hard, I may spill in next week's AA.)

Question: Please tell me that the CW (the new combined network of WB and UPN) will keep Veronica Mars alive one more season. — Jim

Ausiello: You know that whole Gilmore Girls-Veronica Mars Tuesday block I hinted at earlier? Well, I just e-mailed the idea to Rob Thomas and he wrote back, "That's the exact pitch my agent gave." (And Matt Roush, too!) Great minds… anyway, I truly believe in my heart that Mars' will be back next year. In fact, UPN prez Dawn Ostroff — who will serve as president of CW when it launches next fall — was very optimistic about the show's future when I spoke to her last week at press tour. "We really love the show. And the show's doing better this year than it was last year, so that's a big plus. I feel very hopeful. I can't say it'll definitely [be back], but we love the show and we're doing everything we can to bring more viewers in."

Question: What else can you tell us about Veronica Mars? — Chrissy Davis

Ausiello: I actually have some major Mars' prattle — and it concerns the show's third season. At press tour, Rob Thomas told me exclusively (at least I think it was exclusive) that not only does he already have next season's overriding mystery figured out, but he's introducing it (wait for it… wait for it) this season! "We know what we want to do next year as our big 'Who Killed Lily Kane/Who sent the bus off the cliff?' mystery," he says. "In fact, we're going to hint at it in an episode this year." Rob adds that the story will have a "completely different" flavor than the two previous mysteries. "There will be a criminal at play rather than a crime that happened that we're trying to solve. It'll be a crime that is ongoing, so it'll have a sense of urgency." (POSSIBLE SPOILER: Episode 16 is titled "The Rapes of Graff" and finds Veronica tracking down a serial rapist at Hearst College — the very school she'll likely be attending next fall. I'm told Veronica does not catch the perp by the episode's conclusion. You do the math.)

Question: More Veronica Mars scoop please. — Gary

Ausiello: Episode 16 also includes a funny little riff on Kristen Bell's Emmy snub last year and the departure of a recurring character.

Question: I may be the only person in America who hasn't seen Brokeback Mountain, so what did you mean last week when you said, "One of our favorite Gilmore girls is about to discover that she has a lot in common with Michelle Williams' character in Brokeback Mountain?" — Casey

Ausiello: Actually, forget I said that. I goofed, big-time. I read an early version of a script for Episode 15 and in it, we find out that one of the show's leading men had an affair with a character named Walker. Naturally, I assumed Walker was a guy. (Who wouldn't, right?) Well, you know what they say about people who assume — they make an ass out of some dude named Ume. Turns out Walker is a girl and no one on the show has anything in common with Michelle Williams' character in Brokeback Mountain, with the possible exception of Paris. I dunno, there's something about Doyle that strikes me as, oh, gay.

Question: Is there any chance whatsoever that Firefly could be picked up and brought back to life? — Joey Yonce

Ausiello: An independent production company is apparently trying to obtain rights from Fox to continue the series either on another network or on an in-demand basis, so I guess the answer is yes.

Question: Did you see last week's episode of Gilmore Girls with the winter carnival? Babette gave away a Smurfette doll as a prize. As soon as I saw it, all I could think about was you! — Caroline L.

Ausiello: What an unbelievable coincidence — I immediately thought of me, too! Here's another little tidbit about that episode: The whole thing about dictator-in-chief Paris referring to her underlings at the Yale Daily News as numbers and not their names? I'm fairly certain that was taken from Amy Sherman-Palladino's tour of duty as a producer on Roseanne. I seem to recall hearing that Roseanne, at the height of her reign of terror, pulled a similar stunt with her writing staff, only instead of numbered caps she handed out sweatshirts. Ah, memories…

Question: For real, there's going to be a Girlfriends spin-off (Ask Ausiello 1/18)? What's the premise? — Sarah

Ausiello: Would I lie to you? Would I lie to you, honey? The potential offshoot will center on three women whose "son or boyfriend or husband plays professional football," explains Dawn Ostroff. "It's about the women behind the men." The characters will be introduced in an episode of Girlfriends later this season.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Monday Servings of Kristin

Alrighty folks. Here's the edited version of Kristin V's chat off of E!Online. Of course, it's a cut and paste routine consisting of the staples: Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Everwood and Supernatural. Enjoy!

From park45: Okay, so I love Veronica Mars and all, but the whole "Meg died tragically offscreen" sucks. Are we never gonna see Alona Tal as Meg ever again?

Don't think so. Believe it or not, I actually ran into her at our neighborhood Starbucks last week, and after a few minutes of each of us trying to figure out how we knew each other, I heard her tell someone, "They killed me off," and it clicked. Anyway, she's a sweet girl and definitely heartbroken to be off the show. She said she's not expecting to be back, though hopes perhaps Meg might be in a flashback.

From bernie: More Veronica Mars scoop?

I guess I can get over my fallen guest role because I've been replaced (not really, but it sounds good to say it) with my fave young comedic actors: Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat, also known as George-Michael and Maeby of Arrested Development. How fantastic is that? They're actually going to play college freshmen (pretty ironic, given that they're only 16 and the older castmembers are playing high schoolers!), and Michael will be giving Veronica a tour of the campus. The Arrested kids are guest starring on Veronica in the sixteenth episode (called "The Rapes of Graff").

From copssister: Things aren't looking so good for Luke and Lorelai, (errr) Lorelai and Luke, huh?

Not so much. I asked Scott Patterson at the WB party if there'd be a wedding this season, and he said: "No idea. I mean, you think you get a grasp on the storylines and then they always surprise you, so there's just no way of knowing that. That's an Amy question, and she'll dodge it better than I will!"

From Marci: Ummm, there was no real Gilmore name in the column...Did I miss it?

Sorry, I forgot. Kim. Alexis Bledel goes by Kim. Milo even calls her that. Bizarre, no?

From bsbearden: Everyone's speculating...Is Lauren Graham preggers?

She kinda sorta looks it, doesn't she?

From gina: When does Bateman's Scrubs episode air?

This Tuesday at 9:30. They had to delay Jason's shooting dates because of the throat surgery he had last November. Actually, Bill Lawrence referred to it as a "health issue," and Zach said, "I'm not going to tell you what the health issue was, but let's just say there was a lot of itching." Zach and Bill launched into a giggle fit, so Sarah Chalke picked up and told me about the episode: "Jason plays this ostrich farmer, which is absolutely hysterical. The writers found out that ostriches are like the fastest animal next to the cheetah and that they can kill someone with their kick, so they were like, 'Okay, guess we have to write that into an episode.' "

From gellow: Supernatural!

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles made a surprise appearance at TCA. They did mention a few upcoming storylines involving the grim reaper and the occult. They also said they're going to meet a guy who not only has psychic abilities like Sam, but shares the experience of losing his mother to a fiery demon of sorts as well. I talked to Jensen at the party, who sort of hinted that the mystery with their dad may be resolved by the end of this season: "We certainly want to [resolve it]. I mean, it comes to the surface in the back nine [episodes], and things are gonna start coming together more. We actually get to interact with our father in the episode that we're filming right now, which is a huge step for us. Now, where that takes us, we're not quite sure, but it's definitely a big step in the right direction, I think. But I honestly don't know. It's all in the hands of [creator] Eric Kripke. He's kind of the god at hand right now. I think it could be very much a faux pas to drag it out season over season over season. I think that these things need to be resolved and these things need to come to the surface, at least within a season, and I think Eric Kripke's on the same page. I think he's very much against that whole [idea of] dragging audiences without their will across many, many seasons. So, I know that he is on the same page about resolving things and moving on to bigger and more interesting problems."

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Christmas in January and Another Memoriam

First and foremost, guess what met me outside of my front porch yesterday afternoon? 2 packages, stacked on top of each other, with my name on it! It's K and J's Christmas items. I squealed so loud, Nilly and the BIL raced to check up on me and make sure nothing wrong had happened. I was giddy. Since J's package was on top, I had to play her CD first. LOVE IT!!!! God, I can't believe how similar our musical tastes are. Having Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Death Cab (*sigh*) made me giddy. Thank you. J also gave me some hemp moisturizer and I had to giggle. I also received some hemp lip balm (lime and orange, really yummy) for Christmas. Someone might think I am of the cannabis persuation.

K's package was also a treat. There was the journal, a lovely pair of comfy socks (at least they match and aren't sizes too big), a Christmas ornament and the CD which surprised me. A ton of John Williams work! Good job, lady. Not only that but she also gave me Damien Rice's "O" CD.

Kisses to my girls. Thank you.

Now for the next challenge. Look at the CDs you got from the other Ickle Girls, pick 12 songs from that list and try and match them with your writing and see if they fit. Post them on your blog when you're done.

Second, I know that VM is NEW this Wednesday. If you haven't watched the preview on UPN.com yet, I might suggest you watch it (if you're so willing to take the gamble) or not, to keep your thoughts 'virgin'. However, if you're a spoiler whore like me, check out what 'Spoilerfix has in store for you. Plus, another Weevil/Logan team-up is in the works. They do make a great 'Brokeback Mountain' team, don't you think?

Lastly, I just want to let you all know that Lilly "P" Pod had passed away. Yep, my lovely iPod met an accident and now I have to let her go. She suffered a case of drowning when my water bottle exploded in my bag and left my iPod soaking. I haven't hyperventilated this badly in eons. I had to cry and Nilly said we can always get a new one. I really didn't want a new one. I want "P" back. The only thing that really doesn't work is the screen (the music still plays) but to have it repaired and shipped, it almost costs as much as buying a new one with 10G space. Heck, the screen alone costs as much as a Shuffle!

So, please forgive me if I hadn't been on to chat or write recently. I've just been in mourning.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Run, Ronnie, Run!

I urge you to visit the UPN site. The opening scene to Veronica Mars' "Donut Run" is up.

Let's just say: OH. MY. GOD.

When Dick Casablancas tells you to let things go, you know you're in deep kimchee.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

No More Conga Lines

Ooh, J had just posted some dirty info on GG's upcoming episode. She is so not liking Logan right now...


And if that's not enough, here's a little something from Ausiello that you might find intriguing...

Question: Any spoilers on what spoilers to expect? — Stacey

Ausiello: In about three weeks, I'm going to have some fantastic Gilmore Girls scoop. Oh, who am I kidding. I can't wait that long. There will be a wedding in March or April, but the bride and groom do not live in Stars Hollow. And one of our favorite Gilmore girls is about to discover that she has a lot in common with Michelle Williams' character in Brokeback Mountain.

What is your guess? Who is your guess?

As a side note:

While I was unlocking my car tonight, I noticed a bumper sticker on the windshield of the car parked in the stall next to mine. (Bumper sticker on the window? My guess is, MENSA member) Guess what's on the sticker... You won't guess in a million years.

Celebrate National Aetheist Day
April 1, 2001

Now I leave you to ponder that thought.

Monday, January 16, 2006

One Red Paperclip and Other Musings

I have been fascinated with Kyle MacDonald from the moment I saw his interview in CNN. He is the kind of trader I want to be. From one red paperclip, he had traded up for equipment. His goal is to turn the paperclip into a house. His deadline is in July. Last I've seen the interview, he was trading a beer keg and beer for a snowmobile. Since then, he had acquired a sign and had traded it in for a cube van. Isn't that great? It would be so awesome if he actually gets the house.

Have you guys been to the post office recently? Mail had jumped another 2 cents, making a piece of paper $0.39 to just get from point A to point B. Ridiculous. They say the raise is important to keep people employed and to keep up with the decrease of mail service since email had soared. Hmm, I think that the Postal Service would be used more often if these following guidelines are enforced:

1. Be open on CONVENIENT hours in convenient locations. I won't go to the PO if it's in the bad part of town, without parking and/or is only open on days not ending in "y".

2. Have more windows open. When there's more than 5 people in a line, it is okay to help the person behind the counter. Honestly.


4. Establish a reason to use the post office other than mailing packages. I love receiving packages so make us use you rather than UPS or DHL.

Here's a snapshot of the stamps I recently purchased. Aren't they cute?


Lindsay and I were talking about our virtual class experiences and had posted an entry on her site. Well, here's the second genius of our class. I've taken the name and location to protect his/her identity. I hope you find the postings as painful as I did:

Well hello all!!!!
I hope you all are having as warm a winter as I am so far. Im not really sure what to write here so it's just going to be a bunch of random stuff (if that). Hmmmmm, well I guess this is a good spot to share some personal info. I am actually an escaped lab monkey who was made to be super-smart. Although I still enjoy bananas and flinging poo. "wink wink". Well that was entertaining. I hope you guys can figure out some cooler stuff to write than that, my brain doesnt work as well as it used to. Peace.

Another posting:

Well hello everyone, I've been doing this stuff all day so if I already posted whatever. I hope you all have a good semester and good luck with this online delight.

Like you ___, I have only the vaguest ideas of what Anthropology is about.

Don't you feel like you're more superior (or dumbed down) for just reading that posting?

Lastly, Brad and Angie are pregnant. Chris and Gwynnie are too. Why is everyone following the TomKat trend? Agh!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

First, the good news. FINALLY Maybe Next Time's final chapter had been written. It's being in the process of being betaed by one of my best editors, Amester. I am so glad (and sad) that this story had come to an end. But that just means one thing: new story!

Now for the bad news...

It's not really that bad, I guess. I am just whiny. The year just started out and I am already hating working my weekend shift. I shouldn't since I have the Asian Princess and Genghis to keep me company but still... I just want to watch the telly, read a book or sleep. The sleep part is the one I really miss. Why am I lacking sleep? Because...

I am back in school. Yep, the semester had started and honestly, I am on the fence as of now. The Anthro class I am taking (online of course) is interesting so far. My classmates, thank goodness, I don't see because I definitely believe that 2 of them subsist in the lower echelon of moron.

Strong words, right? Well, let's see... One 'introduced' herself to EACH AND EVERY POSTING. It's not like, "Hi, I am Ixnay Moxey. Call me Ix for short." No, she paraphrased herself 32 TIMES as to who she was, what she was getting a major in and what her homelife's like. I know what she's majoring in: pain in the butt! So guess what this Shop Keeper does when she realizes there's 52 unread postings since the last time she logged in? She had to read and reread who she was the whole time. I was so upset, I asked my teacher if I can block her postings. I was given a resounding NO.

At least I tried, right?

The second MENSA member in the class was this guy who thinks sentences should always start with, "Uhm." Dude, this is an internet course. You don't have to put MAC truck pauses to make us think you do think. Honestly, we all know you've probably been high on pot too many times that the brain doesn't function anymore. Don't kid the other kids in class. Oh, and he said he signed up for the Anthro class because "it sounds cool". However, he admitted that he didn't know what Anthro was and what it was about. Told you he was a MENSA member.

My second class this sem is Geography. I don't know why it has to be part of my Core Classes but what the hey. I'd take basketweaving if it gets me into the university of my choice, right? Well, this is my only class on campus which really isn't bad. Driving 30 minutes to the school twice a week doesn't seem that terrible, right?

Hmm, not really. I got to the class. There's probably about 25 students in the course and we had to wait outside the classroom for about 10-15 minutes because the professor was LATE. Not a good start. I am certain she lives an "alternative lifestyle" based on her clothes and the faux-mullet she wears on her head. I wonder if she's actually wearing a wig or a Davy Crockett hat. I was just too scared to tug. Anyway, she LIVES what she teaches cuz honestly, she smelled "earthy". If you're at least 2 arm lengths away from me and I can smell your eau de naturelle stench, I mean, scent, then you probably need a deodorant or shower... or two! God, I think I struck gold this semester...

All this for something that says BS (or BA) in Education.

Apparently, this hamster is not smart enough to get off the wheel. When will I ever learn?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

No... Me... Choking...

Spoilefix up for what's happening on the land of Gilmores...

Episode 6.13: Friday Night's Alright for Fighting
Airdate: January 24, 2006

While Luke deals with the reality of having April (Vanessa Marano) in his life, Lorelai tries to pretend she doesn't mind the repercussions the new situation is having on their engagement. Rory's concern over Paris' lack of management skills at the Yale Daily News finally reaches a crisis point when most of the staff quits in protest. With Logan's help, Rory makes a valiant attempt to get the paper out on time. Meanwhile, Lorelai breaks the news to Richard and Emily that their money will no longer be needed for Rory's education, and the resentment starts to build. The subsequent Friday night dinner erupts into an emotional confrontation where all four Gilmores finally get their issues out on the table. Melissa McCarthy, Liz Torres and Sean Gunn also star. Source: The WB

Logan and Rory will move in together. While Rory and Logan were apart, Logan was seeing other people. Source: gilmorejunkie

Please celebrate or commiserate appropriately.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Little Franco Love

Vu and I might as well call this a bad movie week. He and I tried to catch Match Point. Alas, were hit with the harsh reality that they're not showing it anywhere in our neck of the woods. They can show Brokeback Mountain (which he's seen) and Narnia (which I've seen) in a thousand theaters but not this Woody Allen flick!

So now, we are going to catch Tristan and Isolde. It will be an interesting Monday! Hmm, nothing can get me and the Asian Princess going like a nicely sculpted Franco. Makes me wonder why I didn't stalk him when I worked in his neck of the woods (Palo Alto) not so long ago.

Ooh, and if that's not enough, there are new spoilers on the Spiderman 3 movie slated for 2007. Come on. Admit it. You, too, are a James Franco freak.

Spoiler Season's Back

They're back! TV's best is back on regular scheduled programming and the spoilers are back thanks to Spoilerfix and Ausiello. Read on! This is of course on Grey's Anatomy and Veronica Mars.

Episode 2.15: Break On Through
Airdate: January 29, 2006

01/10 - The nurses at Seattle Grace Hospital go on strike, leaving the doctors to fend for themselves; Meredith's mistake in treating an elderly patient is brought to light by the patient's friends (June Lockhart, Betty Garrett and Rae Allen) and Izzie treats a pregnant teen. Source: ABC
01/09 - Christina gets in the middle of [the nurse riot]. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Question: I think ABC has you to thank for the huge ratings the Rose Bowl pulled in. I know I watched it because of you (sorry about the Trojans' loss). Now, how about some Grey's Anatomy scoop? — Lucky

Ausiello: Alex is going to get a taste of his own bad medicine when a cocky new doc arrives on the scene and puts the moves on Izzie. And to add insult to injury, CockyDoc will also steal one of Alex's patients — a 15-year-old kid suffering from a rare genetic bone disorder. In this same episode, a woman is rushed to the hospital suffering from spontaneous orgasms and quickly becomes the envy of the female staff — Meredith, in particular. (That's so like her to want what she can't have.)

Question: Has there been any news on who will be playing Aaron Echolls in Veronica Mars' faux E! True Hollywood Story? — Melaney

Ausiello: Yeah, and it's a bummer. As I reported on Monday, exec producer Rob Thomas informed me over the weekend that he's "$100,000 over budget on that episode and we're losing the role." As it is, Thomas didn't end up going with any of the finalists you guys singled out in AA's first-ever Armchair Casting Director challenge anyway — but that was for strictly economic reasons as well. "I wrote Keith Carradine in the script as the actor playing Aaron," he says. "I did a pilot with him a few years ago, and I thought he might be a guy who would do me a favor. But even if we got him for the bare minimum, we couldn't afford to add any more cast to the budget." And although he didn't follow up on any of AA readers' casting tips, Rob did have some thoughts on several of the top vote-getters. "I have to say that I've never seen Lorenzo Lamas in anything. Corbin Bernsen would've been funny on a couple of levels. Chris Sarandon actually sounds like a pretty good idea. My favorite, however? Mark Hamill. Perfection."

Question: I'm just dying from Veronica Mars withdrawal. What can you spill about the Rob Thomas-directed episode on Jan. 25? It's his first time, right? Gotta be something good. — Alex

Ausiello: Let's ask the man himself. "I'll say this: Given my first chance to direct an episode, I didn't skimp on story," Rob teases. "Major developments in my episode. And serious upheaval in Veronica's love life." That's putting it mildly. Take a look at this tease UPN just released about the episode: "An FBI team, headed up by tough, seasoned Agent Morris (guest star Lucy Lawless), is called in to pursue Duncan after he breaks up with Veronica and flees with Meg's baby. Meanwhile, Wallace reveals the tragic reason why he returned to Neptune. Later, Logan asks his buddy Dick to help in a scheme to weed out which one of Weevil's P.C.H. Biker Boyz framed him for murder." Yeah, I'd say he didn't skimp on story.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Blog Lifting-- Again

This one was from the Amester, who stole it from Surya.. I don't know if she stole it from someone else...

1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before? Realized that I have to move from the cc (community college) to a real university.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Somewhat, but not really.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My cousin had a baby girl in December

4. Did anyone close to you die? my aunt, the day after her granddaughter was born

5. What countries did you visit? the south east part of US, does that count? First time in FL

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? a kid or 2

7. What dates from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? my aunt's death

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Being work's spokesperson. I didn't know how I got it but I'm trying not to let anyone down.

9. What was your biggest failure? trying to lose weight on my own

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I still have my bum knee

11. What was the best thing you bought? My lovely washer and dryer!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Nilly, DeAnn and J for their new jobs, the other DeAnn for her new site, Amy and K for their new job promotions

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? co-workers

14. Where did most of your money go? bills.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? the appliances

16. What song will always remind you of 2005? Wake Me Up When September Ends- Green Day

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? -happier b) thinner or fatter? -same c) richer or poorer? same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? not care about work

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? panic

20. How will you be spending Christmas? spent the first Christmas at home. Whew! 11 people coming over was a lot of work.
21. Did you fall in love in 2005? everyday with the Nilly

22. How many one-night stands? Are we including the prison cell? Nah, there is only one room for Nilly loving.

23. What was your favorite TV program? Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, the nixed Kitchen Confidential, Everwood, Supernatural

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? How about hating someone more? Like Paris Hilton?

25. What was the best book you read? Can You Keep A Secret, Sophie Kinsella tied with English as a Second Language

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Raul Mignon

27. What did you want and get? my washer and dryer. Once you go LG, you can never go back

28. What did you want and not get? a raise?

29. What was your favorite film of this year? Chronicles of Narnia... no wait, Batman Begins

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I cried. I turned 29

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? being physically closer to my parents, vacationing

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? scrubs and neutral/earth tones--drab

33. What kept you sane? IMing the Ickle Gals and writing

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Wow, where's my stalking list?

35. What political issue stirred you the most? the gas prices raised and lowered like there's no tomorrow. Katrina, my butt...

36. Who did you miss? My family, my friends, especially those back home and the ones still in the military

37. Who was the best new person you met? can't limit it to one. There's the Ickle Gals, the EST committee and Becky

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: don't take things too seriously. Eventually, no one will care that you did that much work for something that would be replaced/updated almost immediately.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

Every memory of looking out the back door
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye

Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye

Photograph by Nickelback

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Do I Have a Life?

Apparently, not. Here's where I spend some of my milk money.

So, other than doing school work and writing, watching movies had become a way to pass the time.

Let me know if you have any to suggest to add to my collection. I know... like I need more.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Save the Dates: Marvel vs DC

The X-Men 3 trailer left me breathless. I hope the preview is as good as X2, if not better. I would've wanted to see Bryan Singer's byline on this flick but I'll take Mister Ratner, who was ironically the first person tapped to make the first X-Men movie. Brett, better not let us down.

With that being said, look out for Superman Returns. Brandon Routh, I think, did the memorable Christopher Reeves justice as the current Man of Steel. Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor is spine-chilling. Remember Gene Hackman as Lex? Brrr. Bryan, I hope Superman's worth the comic book switch.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My Resolution That Had Become a Reality

Can I get at witness? Jason Dohing, Chad Michael Murray and with Amy's help Matt Czuchry.

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Become an online stalker.

Get your resolution here

Anywhoo, I didn't mean to be a drag the beginning of the year. So here's some good news. I got a replacement cell phone! Yeah, I am one of the few people that gets attached to their cell phone. I had one of the old cell phones that didn't even have polyphonic ring tones. I had 'Weapon of Choice' programmed as my ring tone. So loved that cell.

But Nilly complained that he couldn't get me on the phone when needed (which is true) and that my battery dies almost instantly after making a call (also true). So, as a New Year's present, the Nillster and I headed to T-Mobile to get me a new mobile.

I love it.

It's free after reupping our contract (which we never had problems with them) so we picked out my new white cell phone which plays Marilyn Manson's 'Sweet Dreams' and of course, for the hubby it rings Marcy Playground's 'Sex and Candy'.

Now try hearing that while being in class. It would be so wicked...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Scar Tissue

Last night was the final evening of the winter holidays. Nilly and I took down the ornaments from the Christmas tree and packed them away, not to be seen again for another 11 months.

It was kinda sad, you know? All that sits on our living room carpet is a beautiful Douglas Fir Tree, ready to be dried and be shredded for mulch.

I find a sentimentality that is attached to things like this. I akin it to life, its purpose and meeting its end.

I was looking through an old journal of mine and skimmed through the pages. This, I can tell you, is not a good thing to do when you are melancholic (or hungry). You tend to be more critical of the younger you, of all the decisions you've made and what you did to come up with that conclusion.

I snorted. I laughed. I cried.

The retrospect was funny, and I few I commented with "what were you thinking?" but then at my current age, would I have made the same mistakes if I didn't go through them then?

One of my good friends (who just happens to be mentioned in said journal being perused) emailed me today to let me know he got a girl pregnant and he's contemplating on asking her for her hand in marriage. I was astounded not because he's doing the 'dutiful' deed but because he thinks this is what is proper given the circumstances that the first time they had sex, he got her pregnant.

If I were the girl, is that what I would've wanted?

He asked me for guidance. I am tongue-tied. I cannot even prove to this point that I can procreate. What about giving advice to someone who is apparently very fertile?

Although it's a blow to hear how a nice guy is pinned to this situation, I responded with the "if you love her and she feels the same about you, then do it. Just don't get married for the sake of the child."

I hope I served my purpose by giving him sound direction.

Just maybe I wouldn't have to second-guess myself and pick on the scab just to check if the wound's healing well.