Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday random thoughts...

Is today Friday? I’m not even sure… well, yeah, it must be Friday, because The Happening opens today, and for a month now the ads have been saying that it opens on Friday the 13th. Oh yeah – so happy Friday the 13th! I’m not much of a superstitious person, so I figure today is a day just like any other day. Besides, I’m sure I’ve written before about the significances of various numbers, colors, etc, depending on cultural background. Perhaps the number thirteen is considered an extremely LUCKY number somewhere in the world… and so I choose to embrace this lucky thirteen culture and wish everyone a happy Friday the 13th…

So as usual, the critics have banded together to pan M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, The Happening. And I’ll admit I haven’t seen it yet – but judging from the fact that I’ve loved every movie he’s made (yeah, that’s right – I loved Lady in the Water, okay? If you want to read my thoughts on that, you can read them in this post), I have a hard time believing it’s as utterly horrible as the general consensus would have me believe. Yeah, I’m an M. Night groupie. So sue me…

My older brother Robert has been in town this week. He used to work as a chef until he finally got sick of civilization and moved out to the middle of nowhere in Montana to write a manifesto and stockpile toilet paper (kidding, just kidding… about the manifesto, anyway…). But of course he’s retained his love of good food and cooking – which has meant that I’ve been reminded this week of how bizarre my nonsensical food aversions are. He made strawberry shortcake one night, and after everyone explained how “Lisa doesn’t like strawberries because they have seeds” he offered to stick them in the blender and press them through a sieve – a strawberry coulis, if you will. (Which reminds me of this great chocolate cake he used to serve at one of his restaurants – it was served with a raspberry coulis, which, being completely seedless, was extremely yummy served alongside the chocolate cake…) And since Sunday is Father’s Day, dad has decided he wants Bob to serve fish for dinner. So once again, everyone had to explain that Lisa HATES fish so she won’t be eating any. Gosh, how I wish I liked fish and seeds…

I have decided that Starbuck’s new doubleshot on ice drink is awesome… and it’s not just because it’s cold (which is great for all the 95+ degree days we’ve had), and it’s not just because it’s only 90 calories for a grande (which is even less than a cappuccino). No, it’s because of something Rick and I discovered when we ordered a couple the other day. We were curious about the venti size – when you order a venti cappuccino, you get the same amount of coffee (two shots of espresso) but more milk. Seems like a THIRD shot would be logical, but if you want one, you have to actually request it. So we wondered if it was the same with the doubleshot on ice – Rick asked the girl behind the counter if a venti already HAD three shots, or if you had to request a third shot, and she said, “oh, it has FIVE – and the grande has three.” No WONDER that drink makes me feel so wired – it has THREE shots of espresso! Nice…

Well, that’s about all I can wrangle out of my mind for now (sad, huh? :)). But as soon as anything more interesting pops up, I’ll be sure to write about it…

2 comments:

GP said...

All I know is that The Village was the worst piece of garbage ever shown on the bigscreen...or little screen for that matter.

Lisa said...

You obviously haven't seen Epic Movie... :)