The World's End
Adventure Time Season 2
We're The Millers
Man of Steel
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony
The History of Future Folk
Boesman and Lena
Robot & Frank
American Horror Story
Audition by Dick Reichman
Rush at Everlasting
1. What do/did you call your grandmother?
2. What have you cooked today?
3. What color is your couch?
1. What did you do this weekend?
2. What was your last big accomplishment?
3. What is your favorite video game?
Babo is the only known celebrator of Spring Forward.
So.They released a new rule-set for derby (I know, I should have eased you into such exciting news, but there it is. Sorry.) A lot of them are clarifying language, one of the big ones is that penalties only last 30 seconds now, and they added a penalty for "flopping".Apparently this is also a thing in other sports, but for those of you as unsports-savy as I am, here is the new rule:5.16.12 - Intentionally adopting a downed position so as to deceive a referee into incorrectly calling a penalty on an opponent.Someone made gifs to help explain all these new rules and this is what they came up with for flopping:
This sounds a lot like one of the scenarios they talked about at the ref clinic in Portland: "Your jammer disappears into the pack and suddenly pops up holding her eye. What do you call?" (Answer: Nothing. If you didn't see it you can't determine if she was hit or if she hit someone with her face.) I brought this up when Bro was going over the new rules with the skaters and it ignited a whole "Why would we do that?!?" discussion which Bro finally ended with "Okay. Look. If you're skating along, grab your face and fall over, I'm sending you to the box!" Wookie chimed in, "And giving you a standing ovation!" And I brought down all the refs in the house with "And that's the new hand signal!"
The whole practice, anytime anyone on the sides clapped for anything, someone would yell "Are you calling Flopping??"I'm so proud of me.
1. What are your hope-to-dos this weekend?
3. Do you like your middle name?
2. What is on your to-do list today?
Brian, my hairstylist, not the one who hosts Lundi Gras, had a special event for curly hair Wednesday night. He brought up a sales/stylist to show off a new line of special products.
The guy picked a couple people to demonstrate on, it looks amazing but a little in-depth for a wash-n-go girl like me. I seriously get ready and leave the house in 20 min most mornings, but I am going to play with the sample pack and see how it goes.
The guy was also full of fun facts, like you should never use a regular towel on curly or wavy hair because it takes out too much moisture. You're better off using a t-shirt. You're supposed to gel your hair in the shower for the same reason. Who knew?
One of my co-workers from when I worked at the bookstore in the long-long ago was there. I ended up spending a good deal of time catching up with her and chatting with the stylist who wants to dye my eyebrows in the kitchen while most of the party was in getting her hair washed. That's where all the best parties end up anyway, right?
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1. How do you eat Oreos?
2. What are you doing tonight?
1. What does your name mean?
2. Have you ever shot a gun?
3. Are there any YouTube videos featuring you (that you know about)?
Babo has really enjoyed hanging out with Gus and Pippi this week!
Last night was Brian's annual Lundi Gras party. Some years he doesn't get a chance to put the party together so we celebrate Tardi Gras, but this year was right on schedule!
lonelydumptruck heard a podcast about the traditional Mardi Gras parade breakfast being milk punch and deviled eggs made with butter instead of mayo. I thought that would be a kick to try, but I made them with miso butter, ginger scallion oil and whatever spices I thought it needed from taste to taste. They turned out pretty well. lonelydumptruck whipped out the punch Sunday night and made a batch of his famous pralines last night.
Brian's parties are always a great time, a bunch of artists of all different stripes packed into his wonderful studio apartment eating red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp boil and jambalaya. We got to catch up with Scott, Sally and Rebar from Adolph and Emma and see some of Scott's new projects in his s
When we go home from the party, we joined Babo for Walking Dead. Gus and Pippi hung out for a while too, which was great.
Overall I thought this week's episode was some strong character work.
Or it was by our standards.
We slept in a bit and puttered, hung out with the cats, then went down to do some work in the crawlspace. We're only one wall away from being able to start the next phase of the project...hanging insulation!
After a good amount of time being Mole People, lonelydumptruck grilled up the last of the bul-go-gi we got at Costco (and ducklings and swans, if your Costco stocks it in their take-and-cook section, you MUST try it.) while I made a salad and we almost got caught up watching The Taste. Almost.
One of the new brr-lesque hostesses is doing a presentation on burlesque for an anthropology conference, so she had troupe members fill out a survey to help gather data for her talk. She did a test-run for the troupe at her house Sunday afternoon. Turns out she lives in our neighborhood so, because it was such a perfect Springy day, we decided to walk to that. It's always so much fun to hang out with the ladies.
We DVR'ed the Oscars, ordered pizza and watched as much of the broadcast as we could. Even though I set the recording to end half an hour late, it still cut off right at the Best Screenplay awards. I was annoyed, but it was late enough I could just read the last categories on my phone and go to bed.
1. What is the worst movie or show you have seen recently?
2. What movie or show are you refusing to watch?
3. Do you like to watch cooking shows?
We watched the Oscars last night but tonight...
nothing is keeping Babo from watching The Walking Dead.
1. How was your weekend?
2. Did you watch any of the Oscars last night?
3. Are you giving up anything for Lent?
Is Ellen DeGeneres a Muppet?
We started late, for reasons I will blog later but we are watching now!
Yesterday was derby day! I slept in a little too much for all that I had to do for Jr. Derby registration at the bout. I found a place that printed our enrollment packets for half-price. Win! Then couldn't find my stapler to collate them. lonelydumptruck</lj>and I tore the house apart to no avail, so I had to go buy a new one. I found ours two hours later, of course. On a windowsill. Behind the curtains. D'oh.
The bout was awesome. I didn't get to skate or NSO, so I helped ma'am the Jr. Derby table the whole time. Ness was ma'aming the regular recruitment table, so we got to hang out. My Favorite SM is in town for the Opera, and she came to see the bout, so I got to visit with her for a minute. The All-Stars lost by almost 200 points, but it was a great bout. I actually saw and yelled out a couple penalties.
While I was at the bout, lonelydumptruck worked in the crawlspace, met
I got to talk to Bro about balancing doing the May tournament and the show in May. I basically told him what happened and when he finished laughing and cracking jokes about "Oh my God! You wrote a part for me?!" he said he would keep my availability in mind for the tournament and we'd be all good. I can't wait!