So we're all moved in and domesticated again now, and I must say it is bliss. I can hardly believe three weeks have already gone by. Of course about 95% of the boxes remain unpacked because I'm so busy catching up with work, box-cutters are literally the last thing on my mind at the moment. I took a few weeks off from shooting in order to insure my end-of-summer clients don't have me hunted down and taken out back by Guido, and I think it's going to take every single second of that "down time" to catch up.
Knowing the holiday rush is right on my break's heels today I suggested to Todd that we just stack some of the boxes up in a pyramid, sprinkle some tinsel around, toss on a few strands of lights and voilà we've got ourselves a new Christmas tree.
Today I packed up my D200 all snug as a bug and sent it off to the "Nikon spa" (a.k.a. the Nikon Service Center in Melville, NY) for a nice sensor bubble-bath and bikini wax. It's both terrifying and incredibly freeing to not have my camera nearby. Sure I still have its baby sister in the Crumpler, but we all know that once you go black (magnesium-alloy), you can never go back.
And now for something completely different...I totally want to "Pimp My KitchenAid". I've been admiring Alton Brown's flame-job on Good Eats for quite some time and then I recently ran across this article...
And what is it with Alton Brown anyway? Do they ever let that poor guy go home to see his family? It's not Food TV. It's Alton TV. I used to hate the man. Seriously hate the man. He annoyed me to the point I would start throwing every remote I could find at Todd's head every time he'd change the channel to one of his shows. The voice. The annoying super-close-ups. The moley-moley-moley. And then one day, I guess I just "got" him. I mean, you have to respect a man that flames out his KitchenAid for starters. But it's just so much more. He puts in subtle jokes that constantly have us rewinding TiVo to find out if we actually heard what we thought we just heard. For instance take the recent series "Feasting on Asphalt 2". One episode he announces to the crew that if someone doesn't come back immediately with a cup of salt so he can prepare breakfast, they're all going to be licking it off their balls to gather it up. Then a few episodes later, as the crew rolls in to Minneapolis, he announces to the camera that they're in Minneapolis to eat because they hear Prince makes great pancakes. Ok, THAT has been an inside joke between Todd and me for a couple of years. I thought we were going to pop a capillary we were laughing so hard.
Add that to the fact he was the director of photography for R.E.M's "The One I Love" video, and ok I fold. I like you Alton. Really, I do.
But I'm still not watching that bastardized "Iron Chef America" show. A girl's gotta have her standards.
Now a moment for us... Far be it for me to defend the Brit-twit. Seriously. But I want to drop-kick the crotch of the next person who talks about how "fat" Britney looked at the VMA Awards. She looked...like a woman who had given birth to two children in two years. She did not sport "rock hard abs". She was not exactly toned. (Pretty hard to get in that kind of shape when your sole source of exercize is lifting the margarita glass to your mouth. Believe me, I know.) But fat? FAT? You have got to be kidding me. The judging panel will accept "fluffy", "well-rounded", or "poly-filled". However, "fat" is right out.
Now don't get me wrong. I wouldn't parade around my own living room in that matching sequined napkin and placemat number, nevermind grace the stage at the MTV VMA's in it. But dear Lord up in heaven, hallowed be thy name if you have time to read blogs this weekend, can you please make me this "fat" once again? Amen.
That disturbance you felt in the Force this week? Weezer has reunited and they're recording again! From weezer.com: "the final set of tracks will need to be ready for the world in '08."
And for the photographer crowd out there...Diana returns... Oh Santa, baby!
To close...a little Weezer to keep ya' young...with a heaping side of The Rentals for dessert.
P.S. The official 2007 Boobie-Thon website has launched. Go. Look. Nominate a blogger charity. Volunteer for Mel the event kicks off on 10/1!