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Gray and gloomy thursday

Prepare for a random brain dump:
It's so dark and hazy outside that I actually had to turn on lights in the house to be able to see.  I really hate days like this in the fall.  I wish it would just rain already.  Oh wait, it is raining.

The boys are watching Yo Gabba Gabba on the DVR and dancing around the living room.  That's enough to bring a smile to my face.

So I've got my coffee, catching up on stuff.  I have a few new people on my friends list and that makes me happy too.  Wayne signed up for an LJ and my new local scrapping buddy who blogs on blogspot (I think) is also now here on LJ.  I've been trying to think of a way to get some more friends and comments so this is good, right?  Comments validate my blogging obsession. 

Did I mention that I signed up for NaNoWriMo?  Here's to hoping I get through it!  Wish me luck!

I watched Pushing Daisies last night on Steve's recommendation and LOVED it.  If you like your tv on the quirky, cheeky, amusing side, this is the show for you.  Wikipedia describes it thusly: Pushing Daisies is a "forensic fairy tale" that focuses on Ned, a piemaker with the mysterious ability to make the dead live again. The gift is not without its complications—if he touches a revived being a second time, they die permanently; and if a person is revived for more than 60 seconds, somebody else nearby dies ("It's a random proximity thing"). Ned, along with his private investigator friend, Emerson Cod, and his childhood sweetheart, the once-dead Charlotte Charles, whom he likes to call "Chuck", capitalize on the gift by reviving the dead murder victims to ask them about their last moments so they can collect rewards. 

Then it's even more quirky.  The waitress at Ned's pie shop (called The Pie Hole) is Kristin Chenoweth who was Glinda in Wicked on Broadway.  She sang "Hopelessly Devoted to You" from Grease during last night's episode.  Cod is Chi McBride from Boston Public and on the show, in his spare time, he knits himself gun cozies.  Since Chuck will go back to being dead if Ned touches her, they kiss through plastic and hold hands wearing rubber gloves. It's absolutely adorable.

Before settling in on the couch, in front of the TV, I made an Icebox Cake just like my Mommy used to make.  It's graham crackers layered with (cooked) pudding.  First crackers, then chocolate, then crackers, then vanilla, then crackers, then butterscotch and ending with crackers.  That's no kind of good sentence, but it is a good cake.  Can't wait to cut into it tonight.

Steve gave me something like 8 boxes filled with random boy clothes from the attic for Joey.  I am washing them all today and will sort through to decide what stays and what goes to Goodwill. 

Maybe if I'm lucky, while the boys nap, I can get some of that journaling done in the scrapbook pages I posted days ago.


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Oct. 11th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies was weird, but in a good way. I get so tired of the same tired story lines and approach to shows over and over again.

I commented last night that I thought the show played out like reading a Roald Dahl book. Very quirky, very off the wall and odd but when you're done you're saying "wow, that was pretty good!"

Oct. 11th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I can't wait until it gets cooler here. It's still in the 90's. That Icebox cake sounds yummy! My MIL makes banana split dessert and it's kinda like that. Yum!
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't checked out Pushing Daisies but I've heard lots of good things about it.
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Wow. If only one of your LJ friends had a writing community through which you could post your progress during NaNoWriMo.
Oct. 13th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Huh? Who? Wha?
Oct. 12th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies - even more quirkiness
One of Chuck's aunts is played by Ellen Greene - who played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors on stage and screen - so I do expect more singing.

Also - the narrator is the same guy who has narrated all of the Harry Potter audio books.
Oct. 13th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: Pushing Daisies - even more quirkiness
I saw that-- her aunts are Ellen Greene and Swoozie Kurtz. There's something up with those aunts... Cheesebox... I was drooling over that fridge full of cheese.
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