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Friday, March 31, 2006

Song List Revealed

The week's done and only a few guesses. I can't complain. At least a few of you guys recognized the music. I know I was struggling trying to figure out the list of everyone that did it. I would really feel dumb (I know this!!!) once the list will be revealed by everyone. Whew. What a list!

Anyone who'd want a copy of (any of) the songs, just post the number of the song on the comments tag and I will add on the YSI link later. I figured I shouldn't work as hard. ;)

1. Sister Mary- Tommy Lee
2. Freaky Girl- Shaggy
3. Cover Me- Candlebox
4. Soul- Matchbox 20
5. Everything (Between Us)- Liz Phair
6. Our Lawyers Mad Us Change the Name of This Song- Fall Out Boy
7. Dune Buggy- Presidents of the United States of America
8. Tear Me In Two- Stroke 9
9. Regrets- Ben Folds Five
10. Deep- Nickelback
11. Time to Party- Craig David
12. Vietnow- Rage Against the Machine
13. You and I Both- Jason Mraz (the Ickle Gals should've gotten this. It was on the Christmas CD!!!)
14. #1 Summer Jam- Butch Walker
15. Mustang Sally- The Commitments version
16. We Danced Anyway- Deana Carter
17. No Such Thing- John Mayer
18. Lover Lay Down- Dave Matthews Band
19. Simple Pages- Weezer
20. Resolve- Foo Fighters

And now for something completely different:

Miel --


Benevolent to a fault

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Swift GG Post

Courtesy of Ausiello:

Question: I just heard a rumor that Logan and Rory get married in the season finale of Gilmore Girls. Is this true? — Emmie

Ausiello: I honestly don't know. There's nothing in the second-to-last episode (airing May 2) to set the stage for a wedding, but they are in a very happy place.

Question: Are we going to see Richard and Emily on Gilmore Girls anytime soon? — Sam

Ausiello: They're both in next week's episode. And Emily shows up again on May 2 when she drags Lorelai to a real-estate office to show her a five-bedroom colonial that just came on the market. I wonder what that's all about.

Veronica Mars is slipping guys... Not that UPN helped by holding it back for 6 freaking weeks but please, promote the show. If you haven't watched, please do. TODAY. Download it, rent Season 1. Hijack it from another friend who has it. Get it from the library. Just get the word out. I need something else other than OTH on the CW line up. Ewww. For just saying that, I think I need a shower and a penicillin shot.

Casey Kasem, Eat Your Heart Out

Here's a top 20 list that he would've not been able to put together!

Of course, copying it from J, who copied it from Holli from LJ.

Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the a line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: No cheating.


1. Don't be afraid
2. Well right about Now
3. Cover me
4. Hang out my window
5. We have everything we need here
6. Brother and sister put this record down
7. A little blind spider took the wheel
8. I know it's hard so please try and coax me
9. I thought about sitting on the floor in the second grade
10. Do you see much better than I see
11. All Friday, time to party
12. Turn on the radio
13. Was it you who spoke the word
14. Don't put another thing on my plate
15. Mustang Sally
16. The summer was heady and sweet
17. "Welcome to the real world," she said to me
18. Spring sweet rhythm
19. Gimme some love, gimme some love
20. Something that I felt today

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Scoop Monday

Hello, dearies. Apparently, I have to make a public announcement before starting. Before you set your TiVo/DVR/VCR this week, let me let y'all know that UPN's schedule for Veronica Mars is as follows: Reruns (until 11 April) will be shown on Tuesdays. Afterwards, I think it's doing a switcheroo. So, if you want to see Rapes of Graff this Wednesday, tape the show on Wednesday. It will be reran Tuesday next week. Now, if you're stuck with a VCR and can only tape one show, I'd say tape Bedford Diaries Wednesday and watch VM live. How does that sound?

On to further topics of discussion...

I have a strong feeling that this rumor posted on Kristin's E!Online boards is the pedophile I've just blogged about a couple of days ago. What do you think? Bueller? Bueller??? Post your guesses.

Okay, I've postponed the inevitable. Scoops from E!Online's chat tonight. Thanks, Kristin!!!

From benji: Thanks for the info about the Prison Break number in this week's column! Now, can I have Wenty's real digits?

Sweetie, I keep that for my own booty calls, sorry. For those who missed the info in the column, if you call 312-909-3529, you will get a recorded message from Luca (she lives on the second floor, she lives upstairs from you, yes, I think you've seen her before). You can also email Lincoln at LJ@ign.com. Oh, and I missed it, but earlier in the season, producers also dropped an actual email address used by Lincoln's son, LJ Burrows (Marshall Allman). Send an email to the address LJ@ign.com and you'll get a coded response back.

From Avery: Wait! Hold. On. Did Logan and Hannah actually have sex?

More importantly, someone's dying. Soon. Like, next week.

From rainbofly: Someone is dying? Like, a current character or a newbie? Oh, good lord, the stress!

A current character. Breathe. In. Out. It's going to be okay!

From jeannie: Re: VM Death. Is it a main character?

No. But it is someone integral to this season's second-biggest mystery.

From emily0717: Is it Hannah who will die?


From Amy: I just started watching Veronica Mars. Is Duncan ever coming back?

There are no plans that I know of.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Chasing Veronica

Veronica Mars' new episode 'The Rapes of Graff' will be shown this Tuesday. TUESDAY. UPN says that the time change was supposed to 'help' its audience get used to the show being on Tuesdays, AGAIN, right after Gilmore Girls.

Excuse me?

It's not that I am glad that the show will be following GG, which is what is planned once UPN and WB merge, but hello, has anyone told UPN that GG and VM at this point AREN'T in the same Channel. YET.

The change will make it easier for me to tape and watch GG and VM back to back and tape Bedford Diaries on Wednesdays. However, how far is this bait-and-switch going to go? TV strategists should realize that people are not going to take their crap anymore. TiVo and DVR are getting into households and are here to stay. Maybe they should take a cue and realize that with the plethora of TV channels out there, competition for our attention is important.

Get a clue.

Anyway, here's what you can expect from the next episodes of Veronica Mars:

Episode 2.17: Plan B
Airdate: April 5, 2006

03/23 - Weevil believes that Thumper killed Felix and he asks Veronica to help him prove it; Logan wins an essay contest and gets to intern for a week with Mayor Woody Goodman; Keith examines a video that was taken, apparently by a stalker, inside of Woody's house; Wallace goes to the schoo's Sadie Hawkins dance with Jane; Mac asks Veronica for advice on how to improve her less-than-romantic relationship with Beaver. Source: TV Guide Online

Episode 2.18: I Am God
Airdate: April 11, 2006

03/23 - A restless Veronica is plagued by dreams in which the students killed in the bus crash confront her. Meanwhile, Logan and Weevil are paired together for a physics project that neither is enthusiastic about, until they discover that their success might help Veronica receive a scholarship. Later, when a large number of students are diagnosed with a medical ailment that gives them the right to postpone school tests and projects, a concerned principal Clemmons hires Keith to investigate the validity of the disorder. Source: UPN

pisode 2.22: Not Pictured (Season finale)
Airdate: May 2006

03/24 - Veronica tries to cheer Wallace up as he is not in a good mood due to Jackie leaving. We see Jackie in her new element... Vinnie and Keith talk about the bounty put on a man and consider teaming up to work on this case. Veronica keeps analyzing evidence from the bus crash case. Kendall meets a lawyer about Phoenix Land Trust. Beaver and Mac also appear. Source: SpoilerFix.com

For those that are afraid that Troy will get between V and Logan? Fear not. Rob Thomas said that Troy is not returning as Veronica's love interest.

Remedial Classes: for those who aren't are still trying up to speed with the importance of this upcoming episode, here's the tutorial as to whom Troy Vandergraff is and what he means to Neptune.

Oh, and yes, we'll get to see our favorite high school sleuth graduate... Maybe in a prom, too. Hmm, when?

Oh Really???

I took the test Amy posted on her blog and this is what I came up with. I think the site was on crack when I took it because all I did when I received my "results" was giggle.

Go figure.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Hello, Shop Elsewhere!!!

Okay, so this really bugs me. What is worse than breaking up? Answer: your former significant other picking up their latest love interest in the same place you work.

Apparently, some people like Chad Michael Murray really don't care. Surely, you're going to be closer with those you work with, but come on! Sophia Bush wasn't that bad, was she?

Wouldn't this chickadee know by now that once a cheater will always be a cheater?

Just food for thought.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Calling Wentworth Miller

Please tell me y'all have bought this week's Entertainment Weekly magazine. Flipping through the pages made me feel like a teenager looking through the latest teen mag... Only better. With the Prison Break gang welcoming you in the first few pages, I felt like Monday could've not come any sooner... The PB marathon didn't help either. I was too giddy to wait for the newest installment of suspense to get out of the prison.

Anyway, not to lead you any longer...

To those who drool over Michael Schofield in Prison Break, these numbers are tatooed on his arm: 312-909-3529

It's akin to the time Luke gave his phone number to Lorelai (when you call it you get the Baltimore Pediatric Foundation in connection with John Hopkins). I won't tell you what you'll hear on the other end. Just DO IT!

Anyway, here's a little VM Spoiler:

Episode 2.17: Plan B
Airdate: April 5, 2006

03/22 - Weevil enlists Veronica's help to finally prove who killed Felix and bring that person to justice. Meanwhile, Logan wins an essay contest and gets to intern with Mayor Woody Goodman (guest star Steve Guttenberg) as his Honorary Deputy. Also, love is in the air at the Sadie Hawkins dance as sparks fly between former couples. Tina Majorino ("Napoleon Dynamite") returns. Source: UPN

BTW, I have Jason Dohring's address and phone number. Don't ask me how I got it. I just do. Creepy what you can do over the internet, huh?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

10 Things You Don't Know About Me

This is from K who stole it from someone, and which A had done and I'm assuming J will be doing this, too, sometime...

So here's mine:

1. I first declared to be a Socio/Anthro double major when I was a senior in high school. In retrospect, I am glad I didn't.

2. I detest the circus. Clowns and midgets scare me. (No pun on the height. I know I am teased with the nickname Midget but the real deal bugs the crap out of me.)

3. Nilly was the only person I dated that was under 6 ft tall.

4. I am ambidextrous, with a general left hand tendency. However, I write with my right hand.

5. I have prehensile toes.

6. I can bend the first joint from my fingertips without aid.

7. First song I sang as a kid (or so my family tells me) was Strawberry Fields Forever.

8. My little brother gave me a white Gund seal for Christmas ages ago. We put an earring on its tail shortly after its arrival. I baptized it Mikey. Fastforward: now, I have a hubby, as white as my seal, has earrings and is nicknamed Mikey, only by me.

9. I can talk for hours with my older brother on the telephone. It makes up for the months I don't get to talk to him.

10. I hate The Simpsons.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shameless Advertisement

I toldNilly that I dropped him from the "Cool Crowd" to the "Rarely Updated But Sometimes Fun Reads" section of my blog.

Whoowee, was he upset.

Well, he was disappointed that I downgraded him. I said, "If you rarely update, you should be put in a category where people won't expect you to be updating frequently." Thusly, the section.

So he updated. He ranted. He raved. He knows that the Ickle Gals occasionally reads his posting (remember the Paris/Paris blog or the Baby Ho drama he wrote about Britney before she gave birth?) and now is upset that his "fans" are not clamoring for more of his writing.

Maybe the demotion would actually get him back to writing.

God knows he's got the skills to make anyone pee in their pants.

Moving Right Along...

Here's the important (to me) stuff from Kristin's E!Online chat. Of course, Veronica Mars drama, Prison Break drool and Gilmore conniption...

From kelly: I'm so happy Veronica's finally back. What else did Harry Hamlin say?

He was defending Aaron Echolls! He seemed pretty optimistic that Aaron is going to be acquitted, saying, "[Logan] needs a dad. Obviously [Aaron] was in the wrong with Lilly Kane, and it was on videotape, but if I remember, I think those tapes were all burned up in a fire, so unless there were some backup copies or something..." He talked about what a great show Veronica Mars is and how he hopes for a third season, mentioning the onus of being up against Lost.

From brinigirl: Did Harry talk about the rumors that his wife, Lisa Rinna, would take over as cohost of Dancing with the Stars?

According to Harry, it is completely untrue: "That was a rumor that ran in Page Six, but Lisa has not been asked to do the show. We're in talks with ABC right now for other projects, and we asked [the network executives], and they have no idea where that rumor came from. Lisa is embarrassed, because she thought Samantha [Harris] did a great job and didn't understand why people would say she was taking over for her. It is a possibility, but no, at this point, she hasn't even been approached about it." Apparently, there is still a chance we'll see her on Veronica Mars again. Harry told me, "I asked [UPN president] Dawn Ostroff if there was a final word on if [Lynn Echolls] was really dead, and she looked at me, paused and said, 'We never found the body...' So, you never know."

From lola: What were the ratings like for the latest Veronica Mars episode (Mar. 15)? Everyone was going on how this was a crucial night for some reason, and that everyone had to watch this week if they wanted it to get picked up by the CW. So, how did it do?

Well enough that a CW source tells me it's "96-percent sure" Veronica will make it to the new network next season. Party at your place or mine? Or better yet, Logan's?

From braon: Is Keith gonna keep working for Terrance now that Veronica found those explosives in his garage?

I'm not sure, but I do know Keith doesn't wait too long before going to Sheriff Lamb with the news.

From mary: Give us the answers to the Prison Break spoilers! STAT!

But of course, mon chéri! For you who haven't seen it, the Prison spoiler riot is in the column. Now, the breakdown. The following storylines are true:
1. Michael and Lincoln's father is alive.
2. Abruzzi is alive (and loves his Volkswagen).
3. Someone else is alive (and who it is will shock you!).
5. Michael and Lincoln's father reappears.
6. Lincoln is in prison because of Michael. (You will find this out in the flashback episode--the reason he got into trouble originally has to do with Michael.)
7. Lincoln gets out of Joliet Prison and leaves Wentworth behind. (You'll have to see how and when that is true!)
And bragging rights for the first person with all correct answers is... Cemur!!

From andy: So the rest of the PB numbers are false?

Yes, although number 10 is kinda sorta true--from what I hear, a Bristow-esque person may be involved. And of course, number eight or nine could end up being true, depending on whose good karma pays off first.

From lancy: When is Gilmore Girls coming back? This week is another rerun--booo.

The next new episode airs Apr. 4. I hate waiting too, but there's a lot of good stuff coming up next month: Lane's wedding (and we're gonna meet her grandma, who makes Mrs. Kim look sweet and kind), the return of Jess, an unfortunate turn of events for Logan and Rory spying on April's mom. And speaking of April, Lorelai will finally get the chance to bond with her future stepdaughter during her birthday party at Luke's diner.

Here are the short spoiler updates from Spoilerfix:


Episode 6.17: I'm Okay, You're Okay
Airdate: April 4, 2006

03/18 - Logan pleads his case to Rory and asks her to come home with him; Luke tells Lorelai that April has asked him chaperone her math team's trip to Philadelphia for a national contest; Zack asks Mrs. Kim's permission to marry Lane, but she has a demand he must meet first; Rory shops at Anna's store to see what she's like; and Lorelai hears some disturbing news about a big step her parents are planning. Anna: Sherilyn Fenn. Source: TV Guide
02/06 - Rory drops by Anna's store. Kirk's job-of-the-week involves real estate. He takes over the Inn's living room with his papers. Lolerai is somewhat annoyed by Kirk especially since he refers to himself as "Kirk." Zack also appears. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 6.18: The Real Paul Anka
Airdate: April 11, 2006

03/17 - Lorelai has a bizarre dream in which singer/songwriter Paul Anka has a cameo role. Meanwhile, although Rory and Logan are back together, Logan is miserable knowing that Rory hasn’t really forgiven him, and he takes off with his friends for another stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Rory accepts Jess’ (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) invitation to attend an open house at his new book store/art gallery/publishing house in Philadelphia. While there, she is surprised to run into Luke, who is accompanying his daughter April (guest star Vanessa Marano) on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard and Emily have been looking at real estate in her town. Keiko Agena, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. Source: The WB


Episode 2.16: The Rapes of Graff
Airdate: March 29, 2006

03/16 - Veronica runs into her ex-boyfriend, Troy Vandergraff (Arron Ashmore), while visiting Hearst College with Wallace. The next day, Troy is accused of raping a girl on campus and then shaving her head, and Veronica reluctantly agrees to help him. Also, Logan tells Hannah that they can't see each other any longer, and Keith finds Cliff handcuffed to a bed in a hotel room. The woman who left Cliff there stole his briefcase, which contained files concerning Logan's now dismissed murder case. Source: TV Guide Online

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Review: V For Vendetta

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman
Directed by: Wachowski Brothers

Remember, remember the Fifth of November.

In futuristic Britain, totalitarian government rules. The people are scared and government likes it that way. Until V came. A masked vigilante, V, on the eve of Guy Fawkes Day, he saves Evey. Throughout the movie, Evey is convinced that this crazy masked man may actually be the face of change.

I went into the movie theater wanting this movie to actually convince me it's better than the reviews it got on magazines like People's Magazine and other gossip rags that know nothing about movies.

Thank goodness it did.

Not only did I find the movie interesting but I found the movie worth talking about.

Have you ever thought about society's apathy in regards to government and the absence of social action? Have you ever felt like you're paralyzed to act upon something you know is right and yet feel like you'd be ridiculed if you did it? Alone?

This movie pushes you to make a difference and not be paralyzed by fear or mediocrity. Each person is a catalyst for change and it's only when you've convinced yourself that what you're doing is right will you be able to justify yourself as a human being capable of wanting better than what is spoon fed to you.

Definitely, this movie does not follow the conventional comic style ala Sin City. This movie wills you to think, to immerse yourself in self-preservation and acceptance of faith in mankind.

Please, don't watch this movie if you plan to be plainly entertained. That's what Failure to Launch is there for. But if you want to challenge your brain and your conviction, give this movie a go. You will not be disappointed.

Grade: A-

Being Amy's Sister

Well, I am connected to all my Ickle Gals. They are my sisters in spirit and they will always be part of my sounding board, my leaning shoulder, my support system. However, today, I can honestly say that Amy IS my sister.

After almost 10 years of putting it off, I have finally pledged and been sworn in as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Today, my new brothers and sisters are:

Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise
Forbes Magazine Publisher Rich Karlgaard
Businessman and Political Figure H. Ross Perot
New York City Opera Conductor Gerald Steichen
Actress Sela Ward
Olympic Ice Skater Michael Weiss
Country Musician Trisha Yearwood

Alrighty, just don't ask me to sing the song.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Gasping for Some Sense

So how could a baddie like Aaron Echolls think that he can pull an OJ? Huh? I mean, the concept is great and all but geez, Aaron, give Troy Vadergraff the attention next season! (Okay, so I am biased. Lilly's case is closed. I don't want to see Logan and V go at it again. It's getting a little frustrating.)

All kidding aside, part of me wants this season to play out like a marathon. I want them to tell me who did the kids in on that bus crash. I want Hannah's dad to go to prison. I want the Fitzpatricks brought down. I want Weevil to be on my screen again. I want Logan and V together before Troy makes his return. Oh well. I know I cannot WILL them to do so but at least here's a preview of next week's dealings.

Borrowing the TV Goddess' analysis (or red herring, whichever you choose to argue) Scooby ability of deduction, why would someone like V overlook Jackie's statement? Comments, anyone?

On a personal note, I just wanted to say thanks to all those who have supported my friend, Vu, in all his artworks and whatnot. Sadly, my Asian Princess has finally left our little Podunk Town for something better and more scenic. Nope, not New York (although he should have! He had a great show at the Tribeca selling 98% of his collection) but for another Podunk Town 2 hours away from us. Vu, Sweetie, the Genghis and I miss you. The workplace needs you. Even Stalker Guy and Army Boy and Butt Picker don't seem as interesting without you around to give a commentary. You better make sure you're making an appearance at my pool party. I need at least someone who'd like to get brown with me and wouldn't burn to a crisp like my Nilly.

That's it for now. Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Defending the Coupling

Thanks to Kristin and Ausiello, we've gotten some info in regards to the GG debacle:

Question: OMG! Please... tell me more about Lorelai taking Christopher as a date to Zach and Lane's wedding on Gilmore Girls! — Taylor

Ausiello: It's not as bad as it sounds. Chris was actually her third choice. Her first, Luke, was on that bonding retreat with April and therefore unavailable. And her second, Michel, had tickets to see Celine Dion. Only after Mrs. Kim demanded that she show up with a date did Lorelai ask Christopher. That should make you feel a little better, right?

So there's the explanation. Who's buying it? Again, it's only me and like 5 other people that are rooting for a Chris/Lorelai pairing. The Luke/April thing is getting old. Okay, so I do understand that it's overwhelming to find out that you have a 12 year-old daughter but you can't put your life (or the people around you) on hold because you can't cope. So much for the LL wedding.

BTW, there's a show that is on the brink of being cancelled/not part of CW. I won't mention what show it is, but DON'T SIGN THE PETITION!!! I'll give you a clue: for a whole season, nobody played basketball despite the fact that it circled around basketball.

Hope y'all have a great day. VM's on tonight. DON'T FORGET!!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Another Television "Why Not"?

It is pretty sad when I watch this Veronica Mars trailer just to get a VM fix that isn't a rerun. This month so far had been LONG without it.

Plus, the month being a full-time rerun for GG doesn't help either.

So, here I am, scouring the boards once more for stuff related to my shows that I consider relevant.

First off, here are a few things I passed on to K and A earlier this week. The source of course is the Ask Ausiello boards:

Question: We will send you a one-of-a-kind Smurf if you give us a very good piece of scoop on Gilmore Girls! — Mollie and Sarah

Ausiello: The spring wedding AS-P has been hinting at all year long is definitely Lane and Zach's. But that's not the Smurf-worthy scoop, this is: Lorelai will be bringing Christopher as her date. Please mail the Smurf to TV Guide's New York headquarters c/o me. (Hey, you didn't say it had to be happy scoop. You just said it had to be good. There's a big difference.)

Question: Your spoiler last week about Lorelai and Luke taking a "turn for the worse" is causing some major mental breakdowns in the Gilmore Girls world. Really. It's like everyone's channeling Mimi. How worried should we be? — Rebecca

Ausiello: Depends. Does the thought of Lorelai attending Lane and Zach's wedding with Christopher scare you?

Question: Did Milo Ventimiglia make any comments about Jess' return? — Sam

Ausiello: Did he ever. Milo spoke to my Entertainment News successor Matt Webb Mitovich last week about Bedford Diaries and I forwarded him a few GG questions, including the loaded, "Who's better for Rory: Logan or Jess?" This was his answer: "I really used to like Logan, but he's been kind of an a--hole. I think it has to be Jess or somebody else." Here are some other bon mots from the interview:

How did his April 11 return come about?

"It fit with my schedule. They asked if I wanted to come back, I said sure. I had two days to pop out an episode. It's always fun to go back and see the crowd."

What's the purpose of Jess' return?

"Does Jess ever really serve plot points? I think he did a little last time [when he] got Rory thinking about her ex-boyfriend. This was a nice little guest-star thing. I had a nice scene with Scott Patterson, I had a good scene with Rory."
Would he ever go back full-time? "I wouldn't do it. It's not that bad to go back and forth once or twice a year, but I couldn't go back to [being a] regular."

And as Ausiello promised, he did an interview with AS-P. I am cringing right now at her response. Sound off if you responded the same way I did.

Now that's off my chest, E!Online's Kristin was more forgiving. Other than giving us loads of yummies from Grey's Anatomy, she also has a video segment of the Supernatural boys.

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Another Year, Another Milestone

Yep, the moment had passed. I've gotten another year older... I still don't know if I'm wiser but I'll let y'all know if the smart stick actually hits me.

This year's arrival was a lot smoother than last year's. This time, I didn't mope. I actually welcomed it. Anyone who said that once you're over the age of 25 you'd want to stop counting. My friends, I am way over the quarter life crisis and I am just glad that my clock is still ticking.

So, what did this Shop Owner do for the big celebration?

Nilly and I went to the Philadelphia Art Museum.


We're total nerds in this category. With the Wyeth exhibit coming to town, we decided to put down a couple of dollars for a yearly membership to the arts. That, and the opportunity to pull a Rocky (you know, running up the steps that's facing Ben Franklin Parkway?) when Nilly and I don't have aching joints. Would've loved it if we got to see the Dali exhibit but again, I won't lament what had been missed.

I can honestly admit that I am skipping the exhibit at the Franklin Institute. It's entitled "Body Works". It's actually an interesting exhibit but it definitely isn't for the weak at heart. With corpses lying around and the faint scent of formaldehyde, the stuff emanates death, if you know what I mean. Not my idea of fun.

Anyway, I just got sidetracked there for a second...

Rocky... Yeah. I was so hoping to get a chance to see Milo Ventimiglia. Of course, I don't but Nilly said that the reason I didn't mind walking the cold and windy streets of Philly is because there might be a slim chance I can bump into Jess. Sadly, no such luck. But hey, I tried, right?

The Ickle Gals were so sweet to send me lovely e-cards and greetings. Camilla was sweet enough to record me a birthday message. Love ya, lady! And ooh, my friend, Albertina, sent me the cutest card and greeting. I miss my hometown girls. Getting a message from her and Jardin made me wish they were around physically.

The PILs also got me some liquid assets to get me new running stuff. I told you I was an oddity. Instead of asking for jewelry or pretty stuff, I ask for torture equipment. Now, I will be styling at the gym.

The parents also were nice to give me a call, a lovely card telling me I'm still their baby. My brother? Sent me a book I've been wanting forever for, some Filipino music to jam to and a necklace he got for me when he went to visit the motherland.

All's good. Can't ask for more.

I hope everyone would have as much love and friendship around them when they reach a milestone. It's worth the investment.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday Musings

Are you all calm and collected now you've seen Ed Hermann's wonderful (or odd) photo? Good, I am not reposting it. I am glad y'all got a good giggle out from it.

Well, today, I will post 2 things. The first, of course, is from Kristin's E!Online weekly report on Gilmore Girls. Here it is in its edited form:

A Gilmore's Best Friend: He has sold more than 51 million records, and he wrote Frank Sinatra's "My Way" and the Tonight Show's theme song. So, is it wrong that when I hear the name Paul Anka, I immediately think of Lorelai Gilmore's dog?

Apparently, I'm not the only one. "I got a lot of calls when I was on tour," Mr. Anka says on the set of Gilmore Girls. "Everywhere I'd [go], the younger demographic [would yell], 'How's the dog?!' so every week I would kinda peek in and check out [the show]. It's cool." So cool Anka (the human one) couldn't resist working with his canine counterpart on an upcoming episode of Gilmore Girls. "I have a dream that Paul Anka and Paul Anka meet," explains Lauren Graham. "It's very surreal," Especially when he sits on Babette's (Sally Struthers') lap.

Lauren insists there's no underlying meaning to Lorelai's dream. It's just an excuse to get her idol into a scene, and she defends her mutt's moniker. "Lorelai loves Paul Anka. Like, why is Jennifer Garner's dog named Martha Stewart? It's your opportunity to pay homage to people you're a fan of."

Thankfully, Paul Anka's first encounter with the canine Paul Anka went well. "I met little Sparky today. It was a very warm moment. He started to lift his leg, and the drama was deep, but I just kinda went with it."

Here's the second. Ausiello is all over this show, Heroes, which would probably be the next show I'd be taping once Bedford Diaries is retired off the WB. Here's a truanced editorial (by Ausiello no less) from his weekly column:

Is Heroes the Next Lost?

... I just finished reading a first draft of the script for Heroes, NBC's fall pilot about everyday folks blessed with superpowers, and, well, to answer the question I posed in the title, yes, I believe a new Lost-like phenomenon is about to be born. And here's why:

THE CAST ROCKS: In addition to one of my FFPOTP Greg Grunberg, the ensemble boasts Gilmore guy Milo Ventimiglia and teenage wunderkind Hayden Panettiere. The show's behind-the-scenes pedigree is equally as impressive. Dave Semel, whose credits include directing the American Dreams pilot, has just signed on to helm the Heroes pilot. And while I may not deem Crossing Jordan FauxVo-worthy, I'm suddenly a big fan of its (and Heroes') creator, Tim Kring.

I'M ALREADY OBSESSED WITH THE CHARACTERS: Just as Lost isn't really a show about a haunted island, Heroes isn't a show about crusaders, caped or otherwise. It's about people — albeit ones with extraordinary quirks. "I kind of want to stay away from the superhero aspect," says Kring. "It's about very ordinary people all over the world who literally discover that they have special powers, and it's their dealing with that." The superheroes, er, ordinary people include a 30-year-old male nurse who believes he can fly — and, unlike R. Kelly, really can; a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future; a 33-year-old Las Vegas showgirl who can do incredible things with mirrors; a 24-year-old Japanese comic-book geek who literally makes time stand still; a 31-year-old inmate who can transport himself through walls (eat your heart out, Michael Scofield); and a 17-year-old cheerleader who defies death at every turn (think of Bruce Willis in Unbreakable, only with blonde hair and big pom-poms).

I CAN RELATE: You didn't hear? I, too, was born with unnatural abilities. All kidding aside (wink, wink), as Kring points out, "It's pretty grounded in reality. Part of what makes it really feel very real is that these people's lives should mirror your own; you should be able to see your ordinary life reflected on screen."

IT'S ALL ONE BIG PUZZLE: And you know the deal with puzzles. "It's a big interconnected saga," says Kring. "They're all drawn together towards a destiny of saving the world." And not to OD on the Lost parallels, but Kring adds, "It's extremely serialized."

IT'S SCARY: What would an extremely serialized show about superheroes, er, ordinary people (I have to stop doing that!) be without a creepy antagonist? Heroes' big baddie is described as a "Max Von Sydow-type" whose trademark accessory is a pair of horned rimmed glasses. And although his intentions aren't made crystal clear in the pilot, one thing is certain: He wants to get his hands on some of that super DNA.

ONCE AGAIN, IT SENT A SHIVER DOWN MY SPINE: "It" being the final scene. Provided Kring doesn't tinker too much with the script — I can't stress enough that I read an early draft — the climactic sequence, as inevitable as it may seem, will make you stand up and shout, "It's my new Lost!" And the next words out of your mouth better be: "Ausiello was right!"


Anyone who would have a preliminary draft or clip of the show, share!!! It's my birthday anyway and I love presents! :D

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Richard Won't Be The Same Again

So, for anyone who hasn't seen this week's Gilmore Girls, please do not read. Spoilers upon spoilers are going to be discussed and I don't want to be accused of ruining the "moment" for you.

With that being said...


First, let's start off with the periphery, Lane and Zach.

I am still trying to scrape my jaw off the ground.

How cool was that? Honestly, I thought when Zach told the guys that he'll take care of Lane (coming back to the band, of course), I thought he was just going to tell her, "Dude, that poster of yours in the music store is not so cool." The fact that he PROPOSED to her in the most Zach way was just perfect! I mean, I didn't see Lane getting engaged in some room filled with flowers (not so Zach and Lane by any stretch of the imagination) so the fact that the whole diner witnessed the event was just perfect. Even Luke trying to correct all of Lane's order mistakes (is that what you call it when you're being served your meal?) and not pointing it out to her just goes to show that Luke's a softie.

Mayhap Luke should get a cue from the lovebirds that he should step the romance notch up a bit with Lorelai, hmm?

And of course, Gil playing and singing "Holler Back Girl". Eep! From "18 and Life" to playing "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Broadway to covering Gwen Stefani songs. Will he ever take himself seriously? I mean, even his new reality TV show on VH1 with Ted Nugent and other has beens in rock is not going to ever make up for the Stefani event.

Next, the Paris/Doyle Incident. Alright. They hyped the living crap out of this ep. So what did I miss? Anyone? Someone? Bueller? Bueller?

Christopher, Lorelai and Gigi making three. WOW. If there was a brat ever created to be the anti-Rory, Gigi is the one. How could someone run amuck like that? Apparently, Christopher's denial of his daughter's misbehavior is just unforgivable, even if it's to make up for Sherry's absence. Lorelai stepping up to the plate only shows one thing: Christopher will always be her true love. Maybe she'll be happy with Luke but her Dawson to her Joey is Christopher. (Okay, stop throwing popcorn at me now!!!)

Lastly, Logan and Rory.

Where do we start?

The part where they're pulling the whole Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey thing?

Let's start with this survey:
1. When do you consider being "broken up"? What are the ground rules for being "broken up" to be applicable?
2. Is it possible to be broken up if both parties have not agreed to the situation?
3. During any cooling off period, are you allowed "booty calls"?
4. What kind of friends does your sibling(s) have if they sleep with you? What kind of friends are they to each other if they sleep around with the same person ESPECIALLY if you're the sibling they slept with? Six degrees of separation, hmm?

So, this episode is actually one of the more realistic episodes in this season. The whole dynamic of Rory feeling let down was really felt. The sentimentality of her, falling for Logan's charm and actually questioning his loyalty (and love) was honest and reasonable. There need not be any lashing out. The fact that she walked out stoic was more heartfelt. The fact that Logan didn't deny the affairs, was manly of him, if not, proving that he certainly doesn't "think" with his head that carries the brain.

If you were in Rory's shoes, would you ever take the cad back?

Questions, questions.

Well, on a side note, here's a little something that was picked up from E!Online. I hope you find it humorous like the other Ickle Girls did. I definitely won't see Richard Gilmore the same way again.