There's plenty to comment on here, but I'll choose one thing since it's late: I TOTALLY watched Down With Love last night, too. Random! I had never seen it before, but I liked it lots. So much fun to see retro New York! I love period set and costume design in movies, so it was a treat. :)
Also? What kind of chips have chicken fat in them?! Warn me so I don't accidentally eat them, too. Yuck. :p
Yay, for liking "Down With Love". I had someone watch "Love Actually" on the same night that I did so maybe I have this weird thing where friends will watch movies that contain the word Love on the same night I am watching the same movie.
Also the chips I ate were Lays Baked Barbecue so if anyone offers you them grab them out of their hands and burn them. Well really come to think of it that might be a little over the top, well if the person who is offering them to you is also a vegetarian you can do that.
Like the video, very cute.
Hey, I came up with a theory about this week's coming episode. I'm going to put it in ROT13 to avoid spoiling anybody; cut and paste into http://rot13.com/
if you have no other way to decipher
Fb Qe. Ynaqel gur pevzvabybtvfg unf nffvtarq crbcyr n grez cncre nobhg pbzzvggvat gur cresrpg zheqre. "Va gur cnfg V'ir orra n cbchyne gnetrg," ur fnlf. Zl thrff vf gung guvf vf frggvat hc na nep jurer fbzrbar gnxrf uvz hc ba gung, naq gura Irebavpn unf gb svaq bhg jub qvq vg.
Naq bayl *nsgre* pbzvat hc jvgu gung, qvq V erzrzore gur cebzb sbe guvf jrrx: gung fbzrobql qvrf. Fb vs vg gheaf bhg gb or Ynaqel, V trg gb fnl, "V thrffrq vg!".
Guvf arkg rcvfbqr vf tbvat gb or gur ortvaavat bs gur 2aq zlfgrel fb vs Qe. Ynaqel jnf gur bar jub qvrq gung jbhyq znxr sbe n cerggl pbby nep. Fvapr Irebavpn unq qrpyvarq gur vagreafuvc ng gur SOV naq vafgrnq jbexrq ba ure cresrpg zheqre cncre gura fur pbhyq orpbzr n yrnqvat fhfcrpg va uvf zheqre. Rfcrpvnyyl vs fbzrbar tbg n ubyq bs ure cncre naq jnf noyr gb qb jung fur unq jevggra. N ybg bs gur snaf unir orra pbzcynvavat nobhg ubj gurl jnag gur fgbevrf gb or zber crefbany, (gubhtu V qb abg gbgnyyl nterr jvgu gurz) ohg fvapr gurer unf orra bayl bar fgbel-yvar va gur ragver frevrf jurer gur bayl ernfba jul Irebavpn vf vairfgvtngvat jnf orpnhfr fur jnf gur bar oynzrq sbe vg. Fb gb frr gung nf n zlfgrel nep jbhyq or ernyyl njrfbzr naq fbzrguvat gung V jbhyq ybbx sbejneq gb naq jbhyq or zber crefbany.
Okay, props to Rob Thomas for faking me out. Although partway through I found myself thinking along these lines: "They seem to be setting this up too obviously. I wonder if they'll go for a reversal?" So the ending didn't take me completely by surprise. (But I didn't post about it beforehand, so you'll just have to take my word for it.)
Huz... JUNG? Gurl fnvq va gur cebzb gung fbzrbar jnf nobhg gb qvr? Jul ba rnegu jbhyq gurl qb gung? Bxnl, V thrff gurl jnagrq zheqreznavnpf naq arpebcuvyrf nyy npebff Nzrevpn gb ghar va, ohg V'z ernyyl, ernyyl unccl V arire fnj n cebzb sbe guvf rcvfbqr. Jbhyq VZB unir orra n greevoyr fcbvyre bs na NJRFBZR rcvfbqr.
... and speaking of njrfbzr: Njrfbzr Particle Man mix, Sky (it has that special McCloud quality to it). May I ask what video editing program you're using? Not that I'm able to use it anyway, since I'm guessing it has to be mac only, but hey, should I suddenly decide to realize that dream I have of actually getting myself a mac, it would be nice to know what programs people recommend.
2006-11-27 08:37 am (UTC)
Long, Pointless, and Rambley RULES!
This is the BEST UPDATE YET from the entire Tour!
And the best line from the best update: "I kind of like my Christmas stripped of the original holiday meaning."
You don't post like this very often, but when you do, it's so worth the wait!
And I love your subheadings!
Did you get any photos on the wooden escalator? It sounds pretty cool.
And speaking of cool, a cool thing about being a vegetarian is that chocolate brownie sundae monstrosity things are still on the menu!
Yay for long, pointless, and rambling!
2006-11-27 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Long, Pointless, and Rambley RULES!
Wow thanks, I am just amazed you got past the second heading.
Sadly no we did not get any pictures of the escalators. Daddy's camera was running out of batteries and Winter didn't bring hers. Though online I was able to find a picture of the same type of escalator:
2006-11-27 02:07 pm (UTC)
Many, many years ago I ordered vegetarian chili from a local deli, and realized from reading the ingredients that the pack of saltines that came with it contained beef tallow. As an ingredient, it's fallen out of favor, but with trans fats falling out of favor at the moment, this sort of thing may make a comeback...saturated fats are put in baked goods mostly for texture/mouth feel.
So caveat emptor, I guess. And read the ingredient list, when you've got one.
That's vaguely unsettling. Since I stopped eating meat, Mom stopped cooking so I have never been able to do the full on check all the ingredients thing. It is pretty hard sometimes and a lot of wait staff really don't care if they are giving a vegetarian something that contains animal fat.
Awesome update. I saw some of the same things when I visited New York in the summer (though I sat outside of the Apple cube and had a snack while my friend went in).
Awesome clip!! :) Were you satisfied with last week's episode? I sure wasn't ...
I had to read the whole post because it's very entertaining. I wish that I could compact a few days' activities down to the essentials the way you do.
Also, I just want to say that They Might Be Giants are one of my favorite bands ever. It was weird having them juxtaposed with Veronica Mars -- but in a good way. Brain-bendy things are good.
Doesn't everyone want their own 24/7 Apple store to play in?
NYC: Gosh, I want to go to the giant Mac store so very badly. That and the Nintendo World Store (they're both in NYC). Hopefully I'll get to go sometime in the New Year - I like your description of the store though. Living in it almost sounds like a super-hero or villain.
Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving!
VM: I was a so psyched about the most recent episode ("Lord of the Pi's) because it had so many Big Lebowski references, that I didn't mind the previous episode so much. But what is up with Mac missing from all the episodes? I hope she's coming back soon.
2006-12-01 04:19 am (UTC)
So most post, so little time...!
Re: Spelling Bee; I take it the multiple-characters-per-actor didn't really bother you? Your enthusiasm piques my interest!
Re: Escalators, etc.; I don't know if your Dad ever encountered these, but one of the stops on the T (MBTA) use to have a wooden escalator where the steps were slanted down. I think it might have been South Station, and I recall that it was a pretty long escalator. Felt solid as a rock, but I was scared that I'd slip and slide down the escalator, taking down everyone behind me!
I've never been to the top of the Rock. I've been to the top of the (late) WTC (RIP); but that was so high, I think the view was kind of impersonal. The roof walkway was also set well back from the actual edge of the building, so you couldn't see much in the foreground. I think you probably got a better deal.
I wouldn't want a whole Apple store to myself. I wouldn't mind sharing one with three or four friends, though. Maybe we could all chip in?
Re: Christmas stripped of the original holiday meaning; Oddly enough, I've found that as time has passed, I want rather more of the original holiday meaning. Well, not the original original pagan holiday meaning -- the other one. But I think I understand where you're coming from.
Re: Memory Crisis; WARNING! Less than about 5 GB is hang or crash territory on OS X! Don't go there! Just don't! But congrats on clearing up that much space!
Hey, Scott! Was that an LHS reunion? Was Marina David M's Marina? That would be cool!
2006-12-02 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: So most post, so little time...!
Yes it was an LHS reunion, and yes it was David M's Marina, and why weren't you there?!
I missed you.
2006-12-05 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: So most post, so little time...!
EEeeps! I'm so sorry! I completely forgot about the reunion thing you'd told us about on the way to Salem! My wife remembered when I told her about Marina & Sky. That's so typical; she remembers the important stuff, I remember the saga of the hand-me-down laptops...!
We miss you, too!