One of the things you do a lot of while being dialyzed, other than reading, is watching a lot of television.
At first I was watching the usual dreck like Family Feud, or Jeopardy or Wheel..Of..Fortune. After a while, however that gets boring. From there I went to the soap operas like One Life To Live, but the drama was just too dramatic (and silly), but I do check in once a week. 🙂
Now, I am into the Foodnetwork. I find this amazing because I have never had any notion of making my own food, let alone other peoples’. I love it, though. It’s the details that fascinate me. Who knew that you smashed garlic with a broad knife to peel it or the difference between slicing and chopping or that you could be approximate in cooking, but not in baking. And who knew that once you have the basics, it really is pretty easy.
I got so interested in the shows that when I went to Barnes & Noble last weekend, I actually browsed
the food/cooking section (This is a first time ever!!) and ended up purchasing a foodnetwork book entitled, How To Boil Water. For me, it answers so many of the basic questions I have about cooking, plus the recipes are easy for beginners. My wife (who doesn’t cook either) is even encouraging of my new interest.
Also, being able to control my food intake and have a closer assessment of my sodium, potassium, and phosphorus intake is great.
Anne Flournoy had posted Louise Log 12 a few days ago, but today was the first time I was able to get around to posting it myself. When she has a run in with the school guudance counselor I’m sure that the viewer will want to take Louise’s side in this one. This series keeps getting better and better.
Louise VS. the school Guidance Counselor in a fight to the death. Well sort of.
PBS television showed a wonderful movie last night called Saving Face.Â If you get a chance to see it or rent it (There are two more showings on PBS – see the Alice Wu link), then do! If you go to the Saving Face site, make sure you read the director’s note (Alice Wu).Â For me, it made the film even more beautiful.
I haven’t posted in quite a while, and as a result, am slow in posting the latest Louise Log (Sorry).Â Alas, Anne has released it, and once again, it’s a gem. Our protagonist interviews child care applicants (baby-sitters, au pairs). Thank goodness number one walked out!
Louise Log 8 (9:16)
This is the eighth in a comedy series starring CHRISTINE COOK and introducing DANUSIA TREVINO, SNEZHANA CHERNOVA, and MARIE CHRISTINE KATZ. Together with her over-active inner voice Louise interviews potential babysitters. COPYRIGHT 2008 MICRO-MOVIES LTD
I’m what you might call a closet George Carlin fan. Â I didn’t talk about him much, but if I had an opportunity to listen or watch him, I was there. Â There will be a lot clips dealing with his famous Seven Words skit, but that is not my favorite skit. Â My favorite one is his comparative study between baseball and football words. Â If you have never seen it, or if it has been a while since you’ve seen it, here it is:
I received a newsletter from Globalworks (see my previous post) announcing that they had won three more awards for their beach ads. Â Just thought I’d quote from the newsletter about who created the ad:
A multicultural creative team at GlobalWorks created the spots. The creative director was born in England; the art director is from Venezuela; the producer is from Puerto Rico; and the copywriter is from the Dominican Republic. The directors of the spots hail from Puerto Rico and Argentina, respectively.