Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhile waiting for the Big Ball to drop, thought I'd include my favorite picks of the year, while I contemplate how the hell I ever made it through another year! It must have been all the strenuous exercise and Dr. Weill inspired cuisine (I think these delusional thoughts might have been actually inspired by some of those mushrooms he's always touting!)

Best Movie I Watched:
The Girl in the Cafe

Best Book I Read:
The Kite Runner

Best Web Site:

Best Place to Find Tech Bargains

Best Audiobook Web site

Best Browser

Please feel free to add yours in the comments section below!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Image hosted by Just finished listening to A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg Narration was excellent as Flagg does it herself. Perfect soft southern voice fit this story exactly. I had not read or listened to anything by Flagg before (many of you may know her by her Fried Green Tomatoes fame). You'll get a good chuckle out of this book and it is one of those books that tugs at the heart - good match for the Holidays.

Watched the Kennedy Center Awards last night - amongst the honorees- Robert Redford, Tony Bennett, and Tina Turner. Beyoncé knocked them out with a fabulous performance of Proud Mary. Think even Tina was impressed with that. Always interesting to see these awards and the people who honor the honorees.

Saw this article about Mitch Hedberg today. Sad to hear - as you know, he's one of my favorite one-liners and is often quoted here. A unique sense of humor - for some reason (probably cause I am a deranged love child of the late 60's/early 70's) his humor strikes a chord with me.

Quote of the Day
I find that ducks' opinions of me are very much influenced over whether or not I have bread. A duck loves bread, but he does not have the capability to buy a loaf. That's the biggest joke on a duck ever. Like, if I worked in a convenience store, and a duck walked in and took a loaf of bread in its beak, I would let him go. I would say, "Come back tomorrow, bring your friends." When I think of a duck's friends, I think of more ducks. But, they could have like, a beaver in tow. Cause if you're an animal, you want to have a beaver as a friend, cause they have some kick-ass houses. That shit is on the lake. Lakeside my ass, lake on! Mitch Hedberg (Mitch must have been smoking some good stuff when he made this one up. LOL)