April 29, 2006

Everything but the...™

Current Netflix rental:
Walk the Line

I decided to treat myself to my favorite ice cream this afternoon. I figured I deserved it after the heckuva week I've had. My very favoritist ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry's® Everything but the...™ Unfortunately, I won't be able to get this flavor locally anymore. United has stopped carrying it in their stores. I don't know if Ben & Jerry sent it to the flavor graveyard or not, but United doesn't have it. I had to buy every last pint they had. Unfortunately, at the time I was stocking my cart full of ice cream, I ran into someone I knew, but that's another story. (I didn't get to be this size on veggies, people!)

It's going to be a sad day when I pop the top on the last pint of that goodness. Allow me to tell you what is in this ice cream (from the carton description):

Vanilla HEATH® Bar Crunch/New York Super Fudge Chunk™/Peanut Butter Cup™
A Collision of Chocolate Ice Cream & Vanilla Ice Cream mixed with HEATH Bar Chunks, White Chocolatey Chunks, Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolatey-Covered Almonds

April 27, 2006

Busting the Myths...

Current Netflix rental:
waiting on Walk the Line

That was surreal. The local Fox affiliate just stuck a two-minute Friends clip in the middle of Frasier. I am home alone and feeling like channel surfing. Howie Mandel was on Jay Leno. Yikes! He is my pet peeve. Usually, pet peeves aren't human, but that one is.

What is happening on Will and Grace and does anyone care? It looks like Grace is pregnant in the previews I've seen. I know the show is wrapping up. Can someone fill me in before the series finale?

Since I'm apparently such a TV junkie, I waited in line over an hour to see Mythbusters (a la Discovery Channel) Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in person at Texas Tech. It was a free little show in the Student Union ballroom, as long as you had a Tech ID. We're such rebels that we sneaked my high school-age siblings in with IDs that didn't belong to them. There was only space for 750 people, and I think there must have been twice that many in line. Insane! The show was fun. I really like their TV show. Also, there was a microphone going around for audience members to ask questions. First guy to ask a question...asks his girlfriend to marry him. He plops right down on one knee and pulls out the ring and pops the question. It was cute if you like that kind of thing.

I taught the Cub Scouts Bear Pack tonight. I don't know if I'm the den mother type. We learned about geography. I thought it was fun. Maybe we should expect that from someone bloggin' and channel surfin' at midnight. Tsk tsk. Good night.

April 23, 2006

This Is a Very Solemn Occasion

Current Netflix rental:
Beyond the Sea

I've had that stupid movie for a month trying to finish it. Don't rent it.

Is tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy a new one? I'm taping it, but my VCR is screwy, and I'm worried I missed the first few minutes. What is the deal with ABC and their schedule? Shows take random hiatuses, and switch airtimes and such. Is anyone else annoyed by this?

Scott and Wendy are here, and we are playing a game called "This Is a Very Solemn Occasion." It's an update on the staring game, where neither person in the pair can laugh. It's impossible not to laugh playing with Wendy and Scott. Those two are crazy. How to play the game (courtesy Scott and Wendy):

You look at your partner straight in the eye. Dead lock. And then, you stare down your partner. That lasts for, like, one second. The one second stare down. And then, you say, in a solemn voice, with a straight face, "This is a very solemn occasion." And then, your partner looks at you, and with the exact same facial features (hard for girls 'cuz they don't shave), says, "Indeed it is." And then, you both look down at the ground, make sure no one stole your shoes, and say, "Ho ho ho." And then, your partner looks at the next person in line and repeats the process after a two second pause for laughter. If you laugh or smile at any point, you're supposed to be out.

There's another game like this. It's hard. "Honey, I love you. Won't you please please smile for me?" It's hard not to laugh. Scott cheats and wiggles his eyebrows like Groucho Marx. Thanks, guys.