Sunday, August 30, 2009

Miss Duvall, How May I Help You?

Shelley Duvall, one of my favorite actresses and style icons, has reportedly lost her marbles. I've read several press articles that say Shelley Duvall believes she has a portal for aliens in her backyard. Some articles even say she believes they're living inside her. Kind of sad. At least I can rest knowing she has lots of new friends! Here's a little something to remember the old Shelley Duvall by.

Ahhh! If only the aliens had picked Shelley Long instead! Alas.

In other news I'm on day two of a juice fast. I have NO idea why I'm doing it. But I've started, and I feel like I should finish what I've started. I'm doing it with another person since misery loves company. Last night was particularly miserable as images of food danced around my head and pulled at my hunger strings. Bologna sandwiches! Figs and goat cheese! Pumpkin pie! These thoughts kept me up for hours. I tweeted how hungry I was last night and AndrewAndrew (of AndrewAndrew fame) showed me the light and told me to have a hamburger and a big hunk of cheese. "Life is too short!" they told me. They're right. But I'm stubborn. And now that it's been a whole day I'm thinking, "why not?" We'll see. I've promised at least three days, with a goal of five.

I'm starting to jot down some more ideas for Joyce. I figure I ought to, before the aliens get to me too.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bewitched Be-Monday

I was watching Bewitched late last night and it was one of the episodes featuring Serena (Samantha's evil identical cousin) and I thought, "I want an evil identical cousin too!" Then I realized I don't need an evil identical cousin; I AM an evil identical cousin! It was a really big breakthrough for me. I'm lucky to have had that realization so early on in my life. Now I just have to find my Samantha.

After that I started to watch 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' but as I'm sure we've all come to learn by now, it's impossible to start a Sherman Brothers' Musical at 1am and expect to stay up for the whole thing.

I'm really revved up for fall. I can't wait to get sweaters.

Now here's something to watch if you want something to watch:

Am I right or am I right?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I may be late to jump on this wagon, but as we say back home in Oregon, "Better late than never! And get the hell off my wagon!"

With the ability to watch thousands of movies and TV shows instantly on your computer, you're a complete fuck-up if you don't sign up for Netflix. Right now, the man to whom I'm romantically linked and I are doing a one-month free trial. So far "the man" has received one movie in the mail and fell asleep trying to watch it. Meanwhile, I've been treating Netflix like free crack. It just seems too good to be true! I hate leaving my computer because I'm afraid Netflix will go away if I'm not looking. My only complaint is that Netflix, unlike crack, doesn't curb your appetite.

Anyhow. I'm thinking this weekend I'm going to try making Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler using Momm's recipe. I'll take a picture.

Anyhow. Back to Netflix.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Someday I'll be strong like Jane Wyman

I saw Julie & Julia the other day. It was glorious to watch Meryl have so much fun giving that performance. I couldn't help noticing the parallel of Meryl teaching Amy Adams the joy of acting as Julie learned the joy of cooking from Julia. Not a difficult parallel to notice if you happen to be a pansy (like me).

I was so inspired by the film that last night I made dinner. It was a variation on macaroni with hot dogs cut up in it. It was white cheddar macaroni and instead of milk, I used yogurt to give it a li'l extra tang (that's a suggestion on the box, a suggestion well worth taking). And instead of hotdogs I used Chicken sausage with Bell Peppers and Asiago. With it I served sweet potato fries (which I burned) and steamed kale.

This weekend I plan to watch Pollyanna. I watch it every summer. It's about Hayleigh Mills moving in with Jane Wyman and making her not such a bitch. I'm summarizing, but it's one of my favorite movies. Agnes Moorhead gives a stellar performance as an old bitch too. Speaking of Bewitched guest stars...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE GHOSTLEY! Though she's not with us in body, she's alive and well on YouTube. This is a clip from Designing Women. I think this is where Liza got her schtick.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Town Hall Meetings

How 'bout them town hall meetings! In case you only watch the Disney Channel (and hey, I'm with you), here's Rachel Maddow's take on the crazy shit that's been goin' down in our nation lately.

AHHHHHHHHH!!! I know I should feel empathy for the folks at these meetings and just wish they knew the truth, but mostly I feel like, "Good. Those morbidly obese diabetics deserve all their medical problems. If they want to riot against healthcare reform without even hearing what it is, let them!"

Also, the weather's not to my liking today.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Good morning, Poopsies.

I'm on day three of this writers' retreat. The dorm we're staying in looks like a frat house from a horror movie. Last night Jeffery and I sat outside on the lawn to drink our wine and I kept thinking we were going to be murdered. I mean, there's crime in New York, sure. But college campuses are where the CRAZY shit goes down. Like serial killers, missing persons, and body parts being found on different parts of campus. Or like intestines pulled out and formed into words in cursive next to the victim's body. Or like two people get decapitated and they're found with their heads switched onto the others' body. What I'm trying to say is that if your parents sent you to college, they secretly want you to be slaughtered and killed in really fucked up ways. So keep that in mind, college folk, when you're making plans for holiday breaks.

In other news: there's a production of 'Into the Woods' being put on by the Exit 7 Players tonight and tomorrow at the Exit 7 Theater (in Ludlow, Mass. just off Exit 7) and Jeffery and I REALLY want to go. Alas, I don't think we'll have time.

We HAVE been getting good writin' done, I think.

In OTHER other news: Tonight is the SEASON FINALE of JEFFERY & COLE CASSEROLE! Awwwww! Watch tonight at 11pm for a very special episode with lots of Becky!

Speaking of Becky!, it's Max Steele's birthday today! (Max plays Becky) If you're on Twitter, tweet at him "Happy Birthday Becky!" He'll get a big kick out of that. His name is billycheer on Twitter.

You can watch all episodes of JEFFERY & COLE CASSEROLE for free HERE

OR if you wanna watch them on the Tube, Logo is doing a marathon of all six episodes tomorrow night at 10pm.