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the good, the bad but mostly good

I seem to do a lot of these catch-all posts.  I have this bad habit of starting a post but then changing my mind and when I do get in the mood to post, I go kinda crazy.

** Finally watched The Christmas Cottage and yes, it is cheesy (and not in that good HSM way) and schmaltzy and I don't care cause I kinda loved it.  Jared looked STUNNING in this movie.  Since I won't be watching F13 or any other horror movies he has done/may do in the future, I just glomp up any non-horror work he does.  Have not watched Ten Inch Hero yet *shameful* and my excuse is

** Merlin.  My new fandom.  I watched all 7 eps over the weekend using up the time I had alloted for TIH.  Oops.  Read a review by a LJ-er declaring that Merlin was awful but at least it's better than Robin Hood.  I love Robin Hood.  Guess I'm just a sucker for historically inaccurate British shows with pretty boys, what can I say?

** Went to the Leafs game last night with a co-worker, a partner and a client.  Had dinner at the Platinum Club (fancy!) where I will probably never set foot inside again.  Had a taste of foie gras and elk for the first (and probably last) time.  They allow guests to order dessert before the game starts, we come back during 1st intermission and it's there waiting for us.  How cool is that?  Of course, we ended up missing the entire 2nd period (although I was still watching on the tv screen) cause the guys kept talking.  Leafs lost in the overtime but it was an exciting game as we were down 4-1 at in the 1st period but came back to tie it in the 3rd.

** Although I haven't been attending Stitch-n-Bitch, I am still cross-stitching so I'm there in spirit!  Started a new pattern, a smaller one, cause I just had no desire to continue my 2 work-in-progresses.  The new one is about 1/2 done already and I'll post a picture of it when it's done.

** phetch  is coming!!  phetch  is coming!!  And we're going to see Matt Nathanson!  I have 16 days left to clean my place up.

** Yay for Obama winning!!!  But boo for all the anti-gay propositions for passing.  Although I read that California's Prop 8 is still too close to call?

** I'm loving SYTYCD Canada and all the shirtlessness we've been getting lately.  Blake from S1 is always either a judge or a choreographer.  We've had Benji choreograph for 2 weeks now, Dmitry *squee* was there last week and Mary was a guest judge.  Thank goodness Mary toned her shrieking down but her craziness was balanced out by awesome Rex Harrington who, god bless him, had no problems voicing his, and our, admiration of Nico's abs.  My co-workers and I have given up on trying to get tickets to the tapings.  The demand is too high and we are just not rush-line type of people.  Oh well.  Go Arassay/Nico & Allie/Danny!!


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Nov. 5th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know this Merlin. I'll have to see what it's about.

That hockey game sounds fun. Nice to sit in the fancy pants area. I had elk once a long time ago in Colorado, and it's safe to say that once was enough for me as well.

Thanks for having me!!!! I just need a little spot on the couch, so don't go overboard cleaning!
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Merlin. A new BBC series that re-imagines the King Arthur legend with a what if Arthur & Merlin knew each other when they were young and shared many slashy moments together?

The elk was OK but I don't think I could eat a whole meal of it. The little taste of foie gras was enough, especially after the guys told us how the geese are treated *shudders*

My couch is very uncomfortable so hopefully I will be borrowing the air mattress from R aka Fan's bed :)

Nov. 5th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Is the Christmas Cottage in theaters or is it available on DVD?

Yes, YAY and WHEEEEEE for Obama, and WTF? California? If the demographics of the way that vote went was correct, triple WTF??
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
The Christmas Cottage will be a straight-to-DVD movie (and it should be) to be released on the 11th. A screener of the movie has leaked though.

I was SHOCKED at California. Not surprised about the other states but California? Especially LA. WTF indeed.
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Nov. 5th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
It's a new series on the BBC and it's so slash-tastic! Don't know if it'll ever be aired in Canada, maybe eventually on BBC Canada like Robin Hood.

I can't watch horror movies at all. Not even for Jared or Jensen so it's very annoying that all they do is horror films.
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
MERLIN. Why can't I have a Prince Arthur of my very own? That Merlin is such a Bogart. :(
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
I admit, at first, I didn't like Arthur at all but he grew on me fast. I'm loving this show so much!
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Haha, yes I was the same way! Did you see the episode with Lancelot yet?
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
I have! And I had no idea that Lancelot was Isaac of "Heroes" until I went on-line. He looked so much younger on Merlin.
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
He did look a lot younger! I thought it might be him when I was watching it, but I got confused because British TV vs. American TV thing. Is he British or American, idk?

anyway, yeah. I was like Lancelot, baby, step off my Arthur/Merlin ship! Their love is new and fragile. :/
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
I checked IMDB and he's... Chilean! Grew up all over including London.

I figured Lancelot would ride off into the sunset so I was more like, ooooo this is gonna be a fun 3-way in the future with magical angst!
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Haha, magical angst. Lovely.

Someone should really hold a Merlin friending meme, don't you think?
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Nov. 5th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
The show's been on my radar since it started but it wasn't til last weekend when I finally decided to d/l the first ep and was hooked immediately! I've only joined merlin_tv but yea, it's growing so quickly!
Nov. 5th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)

Nov. 5th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
\o/ Is it Saturday yet?
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
\o/ Good to hear from you! :D Feel free to pop by some Thursday if you like.
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Are you re-instating the Thursday night get together?
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Yesyes! Pretty much any Thursday there's a new episode, actually. Just drop me a line if you'd like to come by (mostly so I know who's coming - and who I have to reach should I need to cancel last-minute). Same deal: show up anytime past eight, bring snacks or drinks if you like, or not if you prefer not to...it's all good! :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Heh, your posting schedule sounds a lot like mine...oh, wait, that's probably not very helpful, is it? Never mind.

Guess I'm just a sucker for historically inaccurate British shows with pretty boys, what can I say?

Well, whatever it is, keep it up, because I need a place to come squee without losing my self-respect. :) BTW, have you checked out The Tudors?

Hockey game sounds like much fun, a taste of the high life never hurt anyone. What does elk taste like, anyhow?

Nov. 6th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I did try watching The Tudors and for some reason, it just didn't grab my interest even with delicious Jonathan Rhys Myers *shrugs*

Elk taste likes beef but... beefier? stronger? The taste of the high life was nice, especially since the boss was paying ;)
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