The front loading washing machine is a source of entertainment for the kitties. Here's Lily utterly entranced:
I've been washing all sorts of laundry lately, including the lap quilt that Howler decided to make his own, if you know what I mean and I think you do if you've read my previous posts. Darn cat.
I found a fun site yesterday, Expat Blog, where expats from all over the world can register their blogs to make them easier to find. The blogs don't even have to be in English. I know some of my readers could register here too.
I got a semi-surprise in the mail: the newly-released DVD set of Kitchen Confidential. It wasn't a surprise, in that I knew theoretically it might be coming. I was contacted by a member of the show's production company and asked if I'd be willing to watch it and post a review on my blog. I had caught their attention with my numerous posts about Anthony Bourdain and his books and tv series.
Hmm, a tv-series based on Tony Bourdain's book Kitchen Confidential, starring Will Tippin, Xander Harris and Sam Weir? I'm totally in. I e-mailed my address without a second thought. Only later did visions of endless junkmail and phishing expeditions enter my head. But as it turns out, good things can actually happen in this world. I've enjoyed the three episodes I've watched. Woohoo. I'll let you know how it progresses.
Anyone wants to send me DVDs or books to review, I'm in. What a great job. I notice that the company who did Kitchen Confidential also does Bones and My Name is Earl. I promise I would give great reviews of those shows - I already know I love them.
The production company does Stargate Atlantis too, but gotta say I'm not nearly so enthusiastic about that one. My sweetie and I finally watched disc 4 and I am disliking the show more and more. It's too preachy and I swear one of the episodes was based on the Star Trek episode that had Frank Gorshin in it. (You fellow geeks know which one I mean. The one guy was half black and half white and his combatant was half white and half black.)
Back to SG Atlantis: Dr McKay is fantastic - love love love that character and he almost makes the whole thing worthwhile. But why add the character of Ronin? Dull and brooding. boring. I want more of Lt whatever her name was that got stuck in McKay's body - the interplay between the two of them is great. Stargate SG-1 is so much better than this show, so why did they ever cancel it?
I've admitted previously what a tv addict I am and living here is killing me. In Cairo our satellite company had all sorts of english-language programming with subtitles in arabic. Got to watch British cookery and detective shows and the top 10 programs from the states (although they'd be 1-2 years behind). Here I get endless repeats of the Inspector Lynley shows and Mutant X in english and that's about it. Mutant X? That's what they choose to let me hear in English? You've got to be kidding me.
And the French Sci-Fi channel never ever has an English option. I hate them. I'd love to watch Sliders although Seaquest does nothing for me.