August 24, 2009

Llama Weekend Round-Up

It's Monday morning and my braims have not yet engaged, so here is the traditional collection of random odds and ends:

***Remember how I posted last week that I was enjoying picking out new counter tops for the Orgle Manor kitchen? Strike that. I now heartily wish that I didn't care.

***Went to see Funny People on Saturday night. I didn't realize beforehand that Adam Sandler was in it. Damn. As George Costanza would say, "Hate the Drake!"

***Your quote of the week comes via regular reader Mink Monica: "I just don't want Atlanta to win it, I don't want Florida to win it, I don't want the Phillies to win it. Washington, if they win it, I'll be happy." - Jerry Manuel, Soon-to-be-former Mets manager. Heh, indeed.

***I was approached by a fellah with a clipboard at teh Metro on Friday afternoon who asked me if I was interested in helping with health care reform. "Of course," I exclaimed. "Please tell me what's being done about tort-reform and insane malpractice insurance premiums!" Crickets.

***After 15 years of service, I finally got rid of my old Weber 22" circular grill and bought a much larger Grill Master barrel model. Cooked myself the best damned steak I've had in ages last night.

***My lawn is now saturated with all kinds of weeds, crabgrasses and the like, but I've reached that point in my life where I simply say to myself that so long as it's green and as long as it can be kept trimmed short, it's good enough.

***Courtesy of Netflix, I watched Executive Decision over the weekend. The movie was made in '95 or '96 and featured, gasp!, radical Islamist terrorists. Given that the plot revolved around hijacking a plane and turning it into a "poor man's atom bomb," the movie was eerily prescient. I couldn't help speculating that there's almost no way it could be made nowadays.

Posted by Robert at August 24, 2009 09:44 AM | TrackBack

With Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) as the terrorist, no less!

Posted by: Mink Monica at August 24, 2009 11:12 AM

My favorite part of that movie is when Steven Seagall gets sucked out of the tube connecting the two airplanes.

Posted by: jen at August 24, 2009 02:32 PM