Tuesday, September 14, 2004

BLOGPOURRI

A question I don't have to answer:
A TV talk show asks, "Is your boyfriend stalking you?"

A recipe I'll never make:
Pork, veal, havarti, ham, an egg...Deb reports that she had a sympathy coronary watching Emeril make this. I'm pretty sure it's what Clinton was eating when he started complaining of chest pains last week.

A Bex where a Rebecca used to be:
A former camper echoes my hygiene concerns about the Yoplait yogurt lids against breast cancer campaign.

A new urban legend arrives:
Fanta was invented by and for Nazis. The Urban Legends page reports that Fanta's original recipe called for whey, which is problematic for kosher people. Maybe the Nazis were in charge after all...NO, they weren't! Just get over it...it's a myth. Not the whey. Just the Nazis part. Favorite piece of Fanta trivia gleaned from reading the site: when it was first produced, not all the Fanta was imbibed. It was also used to flavor soups and stews. I say, today's Jews should, as an act of reclamation, put it in cholent...

In case you didn't know, it's Fashion Week:
The indispensable FAQ sheet. If you need me, I'll be catwalk-side, checking out all the latest fashions for real women. In other words, in my apartment, nowhere near Fashion Avenue.

Breakfast with Vampires:
For 299 pounds (any idea how much that is? Miriam?) and a flight to London, I could attend a Halloween weekend conference with James Marsters (Spike) and David Boreanaz (Angel), a musical performance by James, and a chance to win a breakfast with the vamps. I hope the winner isn't breakfast. (Sigh. I miss those darned bloodsuckers.)

5765's nearly here:
That's the Jewish new year. Annabel Lee offers an interesting parsing of the Avinu Malkeynu, one of the more stirring prayers.

On Regis and Kelly:
I think I could do a very good job as a morning show co-host. Problem: I'd have to work mornings. (Today, Survivor winner Amber Brkich is wearing an "I heart Rob" T-shirt." Aww. Or uggh. Not sure which.)

4 Comments:

At 12:34 PM, September 14, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Esther, l'shana tova to you, too. I hope 5765 brings you all the happiness you deserve.

 
At 3:14 PM, September 14, 2004, Blogger petitchou said...

FYI, off the top of my head, I think 299 pounds would be somewhere around $450. Feel free to correct me. For $450 one should be getting more than just breakfast...

 
At 7:15 PM, September 14, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPIKE! SPIKE! I'll donate to the cause, but only if you promise to squeeze the cute Spike tuchus for me.

(I remember a time when I only left comments on other people's sites that were well-thought-out and mildly appropriate. Sigh.)

deb/smitten

 
At 12:28 AM, September 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exchange rate is bad for Americans now, so it's closer to $600.

 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

BLOGPOURRI

A question I don't have to answer:
A TV talk show asks, "Is your boyfriend stalking you?"

A recipe I'll never make:
Pork, veal, havarti, ham, an egg...Deb reports that she had a sympathy coronary watching Emeril make this. I'm pretty sure it's what Clinton was eating when he started complaining of chest pains last week.

A Bex where a Rebecca used to be:
A former camper echoes my hygiene concerns about the Yoplait yogurt lids against breast cancer campaign.

A new urban legend arrives:
Fanta was invented by and for Nazis. The Urban Legends page reports that Fanta's original recipe called for whey, which is problematic for kosher people. Maybe the Nazis were in charge after all...NO, they weren't! Just get over it...it's a myth. Not the whey. Just the Nazis part. Favorite piece of Fanta trivia gleaned from reading the site: when it was first produced, not all the Fanta was imbibed. It was also used to flavor soups and stews. I say, today's Jews should, as an act of reclamation, put it in cholent...

In case you didn't know, it's Fashion Week:
The indispensable FAQ sheet. If you need me, I'll be catwalk-side, checking out all the latest fashions for real women. In other words, in my apartment, nowhere near Fashion Avenue.

Breakfast with Vampires:
For 299 pounds (any idea how much that is? Miriam?) and a flight to London, I could attend a Halloween weekend conference with James Marsters (Spike) and David Boreanaz (Angel), a musical performance by James, and a chance to win a breakfast with the vamps. I hope the winner isn't breakfast. (Sigh. I miss those darned bloodsuckers.)

5765's nearly here:
That's the Jewish new year. Annabel Lee offers an interesting parsing of the Avinu Malkeynu, one of the more stirring prayers.

On Regis and Kelly:
I think I could do a very good job as a morning show co-host. Problem: I'd have to work mornings. (Today, Survivor winner Amber Brkich is wearing an "I heart Rob" T-shirt." Aww. Or uggh. Not sure which.)

4 Comments:

At 12:34 PM, September 14, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Esther, l'shana tova to you, too. I hope 5765 brings you all the happiness you deserve.

 
At 3:14 PM, September 14, 2004, Blogger petitchou said...

FYI, off the top of my head, I think 299 pounds would be somewhere around $450. Feel free to correct me. For $450 one should be getting more than just breakfast...

 
At 7:15 PM, September 14, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPIKE! SPIKE! I'll donate to the cause, but only if you promise to squeeze the cute Spike tuchus for me.

(I remember a time when I only left comments on other people's sites that were well-thought-out and mildly appropriate. Sigh.)

deb/smitten

 
At 12:28 AM, September 15, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exchange rate is bad for Americans now, so it's closer to $600.

 

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