Odds & Ends

I recently did the sound design for Perishable Theatre’s production of Bad Money and realized that it was the first time I’ve successfully made it through working on a show without sneaking a cigarette or two. Now, primarily this was because the lighting designer didn’t smoke American Spirits because if she had, I probably would have had a couple. Still, a little bit proud of myself and I think it’ll be easier to get through the next show.

Seven Stars Bakery makes an incredible ginger biscuit. And their bread is darn good as well. I picked up a French rye loaf that was only 40 or 50 cents more than the Whole Foods brand bread I usually buy. I think I’m going to start getting bread from the bakery on a regular basis.

Homemade soup and grilled cheese on bakery bread is a lovely lunch combination for a grey and snowy day.

From the Liminal Kitchen: this weekend I made a batch of steel cut oats (which reheats nicely for a quick hot breakfast cereal that is better and better for you than even the natural instant oatmeals), a batch of barley soup, and a box of fettucini which I then mixed with a sauce of sauteed onions, garlic, kale, and spinach, and a can of Whole Foods crushed tomatoes.

I’ve begun watching The Lost Room. The concept is cool, the execution is only ok. I have trouble believing that a man who’s daughter is lost in a bizarre metaphysical puzzle would react as cool and collected as the protagonist is is reacting. I’ll see it through to the end of the mini-series, but each episode feels like it misses so many great possibilities.

For all you Buffy fans:

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (Abridged)

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