Friday, June 24, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Reading the paper
(Sunday SF Chronicle)
Yeah, think I'll make a quick roll down to LA to go see this. However, I realize Ive been hypocritical, as I have not even gone to any SF museums or exhibit.
Still, to go see the King Tut exhibition.. thats not coming around again, prolly not in my lifetime anyway.
KimPhoenix: Hey JPennant in Cali!
JPennant: heyyy kimmie in NY
JPennant: wass goin on
KimPhoenix: Doing well, but pretty busy for the next 6 weeks or so. How about you?
JPennant: baby steps, riding the wave, being patient.. all that :-)
KimPhoenix: That's cool. How's baby brother and niece?
JPennant: ahh.. he's almost 30 and learning the fundamental truths. The lil Girl is growing up happy :-)
KimPhoenix: That's a good thing. Please tell him I said Hi
JPennant: But of course :-)
KimPhoenix: Hey, still got your blog going?
KimPhoenix: How long have you been in Cali?
JPennant: Coming up to the 3 year anniversary in August
JPennant: July will be the 1 year anniversary of living in SF proper
KimPhoenix: Is that your final stop or are you still on the move?
JPennant: Dunno. Ive learned to set nothing in stone :-)
Yup. Almost 3 years in Cali. And almost a year now living in Frisco.
I didnt think Id be here this long.
Ok, I have to say it:
"It has been one long weird trip."
Heh, i needed to get that out. :)
I love my Jersey girls.
For one thing, theyre verbal - and funny.
Theyre about the only people who can be sarcastically profane and sound lovingly tender at the same time...
"Youre gonna freakin' kill yourself if you keep doing that, love." said the Cappy to her son while talking to me on the phone.
Made me homesick.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Monday, June 20, 2005
JPennant: After 7 years, its finally here!
JPennant: Aint that 17 years? :-)
JPennant: Me and Lilbro are ALL excited about this
gabz: i've heard of this
JPennant: I want the DVD's so I can learn the insults by heart :-)
JPennant: Like this:
JPennant: Let me explain the order of things to you. There's the aristocracy, the upper class, the middle class, working class, dumb animals, waiters, creeping things, head lice, people who eat packet soup, then you.
gabz: that's awesome
JPennant: Somebody bring me a knife, very long and razor sharp. I need to castrate the person who made this sauce and I don't want to cause any unecessary suffering. I'm not a vindictive man, I'm not out to cause pain, but with this man's DNA in the gene pool, humanity is doomed.
gabz: very much like the dude on Hell's Kitchen
JPennant: Its alot like Hell's Kitchen too, the kitchen scenes are realistic
JPennant: Please remove the maggots, rat carcasses, and corpses of shocked health inspectors and make the place fit for the preparation of sodding food!
JPennant: But the most famous quote from that show is what happens when a diner asks for salt to put on his food. :-)
JPennant: Here is the script for that scene:
gabz: i thought it would be funny
gabz: but, that's really quite true
gabz: us foodies hate people like that
gabz: and Lola handled it with finesse
JPennant: Then "Chef!" is for you :-)
gabz: you had me at "pate"
Janice Blackstock: You've been fighting with the customers?
Gareth: Well, somebody's got to do it.
From the Child of TV blog:
Good Neighbors: The Complete Series 1-3
- This is a series that I have such a tremendous amount of good feeling for that it's just not possible to put into words. The cast is superb, not a person out of place. Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith are perfect as the snobbish Leadbetters - but then they always were weren't they, two of Britain's top comedic talents. In the lead role of Tom Good is Richard Biers, with the tasty Felicity Kendall (and her bottom) as his wife Barbara. (That bit about Felicity Kendall's bottom refers to a joke from an episode of Spitting Image where someone describes something being as soft as Felicity Kendall's bottom. I'm pretty sure it was meant as a compliment.) A wonderful series.
At the same time I spotted the Chef listing, I found other Britcom enthusiasts had also bought the "Good Neighbors" DVD.
It was JUST released a few days ago.
I cant believe they released that 70's show. I used to watch it as a kid in jamaica, and on the PBS station in Chicago.
On his 40th Birthday Tom Good (Briars) decides he has had enough of the rat race in middle class Surbiton and embarks on a life of self-sufficiency. Beside him was Barbara Good (Kendall) his wife, who is faultless, devoted and loyal who has had to go without all her creature comforts in order to support her husband. However Barbara didn?t mind this sacrifice because she simply adored Tom. Together they forged ahead with their plans to grow their own crops, keep livestock in the garden and make their own electricity from cow dung!
Its a gentle show. Not so much ha-ha funny.. but appealing, particularly the female leads - Felicity Kendall and Penelope Keith.
Man, along with most men in the British Empire, I had a muy grande crush on Felicity Kendall. The kinda woman I hoped Id grow up and marry. :)
Felicity Kendal was every mans fantasy wife and she won the hearts of many men across the nation with her petite innocence and mousey features. Quite rightly, she won the Rear of the Year award in 1981.
Unfortunately, I grew up and found out they dont make women like that anymore. If they ever did.
Oh well, at least now I have the DVD's.
Something Ive noticed recently is people will chipperly greet you with:
"Happy (insert any major or minor celebration or holiday here)!"
"Happy Memorial Day!"
Happy Memorial Day????? Its bad enough when its Christmas, New Year's et al but President's Day, Summer Solstice??
And yesterday "Happy Father's Day" when I dont have kids.
After about 10 of these, my response was "Thank you.. if I had kids."
Heh, one quip I heard was:
"Happy Father's Day to all of them not jumping off the Golden gate Bridge." :)