Saturday, May 20, 2006

God bless coffee

Okay, I have to admit something right now. I own a $200 coffee maker. Before you judge me, trust me, it makes the best coffee I have ever had. However, here is what it doesn't doesn't make anything other than coffee. No cappacino, no frappacino, no expresso...just coffee.

Here is what it DOES do, you put the coffee beans in the grinder, add water and turn it on. It grinds the beans, vaccuums the grinded beans into a permanent gold tone filter, then the water pours through those beans into a metal carafe. Plus, you can program this coffee maker to do this all for you at a time you set.

The coffeemaker purchased this at William Ashley which was a bizarre store to walk inside. First off, instead of being a big, wide expansive store, it was more like a store of little rooms. You walk inside one room, china, next room, appliances, next room glasswear. And then there is the store staff. If Russ Meyer was going to do a movie with 40 and 50 year old women, he would need to go no further than this store. Most of the employees were classy, older women, wearing nice skirts and having, well, let's just say they had large accoutrements.

The Da Vinci Code opens this weekend and I will be paying close attention to the box office grosses. As most of you know, the office I work in has bets and pools all the time. The latest one relates to the box office gross for the opening weekend of The Da Vinci Code. There are about 20 of us in it, we each put in a $1 and entered our guess. Your faithful narrator has guessed $92.5 million. What was interesting is that the Captain, one of my work colleagues bet $43 million. I found this to be so low, it was laughable. I offered him a side bet of $20 that the final grosses for the weekend will be closer to my guess than his. Despite people telling him it was a sucker bet, he agreed. I will let you know how that goes on Tuesday.

For tonight, I am probably going to watch The Squid And The Whale with Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney. I have liked Laura Linney since she did this Law And Order episode where she played a woman who killed a man in New York who she used to work for years before while in Japan. It was a great episode. Plus, when I saw Love Actually at the Toronto Film Fest, she was there in the audience. And she has a nude scene in it. How bizarre is that for an actress. Watching a movie with dozens of other people and you are naked on the screen. I had to respect that. That had been the first showing of that movie and after it was over, all the cast members who were still there were hugging each other as everyone in the audience clearly loved the movie. Funnily enough, Colin Firth, who had been there at the beginning of the screening, didn't actually stay to watch it.

Top 5 Laura Linney movies
1. Love, Actually
2. Dave
3. Mystic River
4. You Can Count On Me
5. Primal Fear

Check out Friday's post by Wee Scunner and the Saturday's post on The Cogs Tabloid. Both feature links to funny videos.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura Linney is hot.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura Linney is also fantastic is P.S. and The Life of David Gale.


11:08 AM  

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