As for the movies, I feel into a horror fest during the Halloween season, which was helped along by AMC's willingness to feed my insatiable need for gore. Our TiVo looked like it was being operated by a very macabre teen-aged boy. As for the random French film, blame Marcy Dermansky's book "Bad Marie." So. I included like sentence thoughts on everything I saw. No time or effort was harmed in the making of that list.
In other news at the McChuckerstein/Pista residence: We do indeed have mice. They went Old Country Buffet over some rat poison. Now we wait for the house to start reeking to gauge our success. In related news: our bedroom and kitchen have never been cleaner.
And personally: I've come to discover that I am powerless against Target's Converse collection. Also: I still have glue stuck in my eyelashes from the falsies I wore on Halloween. I got some of the chunks out by ripping out a handful of eyelashes. So now I have bald spots and clumps. I'm adorable.
Mexican lasagna: So this is like lasagna, cept with tortillas and built in a springform pan. It was decent. I'd make it again. All the yum of lasagna without the mess of working with wet noodles. Ole!
Sun Dried Tomato and Arugula Tartines: My only complaint about this is that it was flavor overload. But, damn. Delicious. These little sandwiches got the sun-dried tomato, tofu, olives, arugula, and fancy Swiss cheese treatment with favorable results. I could only eat about one before I almost had to have a stomach-ectomy.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Dave Eggers
The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins
Rat Girl: Kristin Hersch
Cruddy: Lynda Barry
Handling the Undead: John Avjist Lindqvist
Bad Marie: Marcy Dermansky
Leprechaun: Turning Shamrock Shakes into laughable horror
Tropic Thunder: Laughed a lot, then had best nap ever.
Friday the 13th 2: Inspiring.
The Shining: Never gets old.
Halloween 2: Keep getting it mixed up with Friday the 13th 2.
Sherlock Holmes: Funny. Fell asleep.
Creature from the Black Lagoon: Love.
Midnight Meat Train: Perfectly disgusting.
Funny Games: Uncomfortable.
The Omen: Too long.
Rois et reine (Kings and Queen): Huh. Interesting.