It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?

I’m the timid type, so when the server started getting hammered by outside linkage to the Fat Kreme Photo Essay, I figured it was best to lay low for a bit. Besides, you never can tell where the hackers are hiding.

Here we go, rapid-fire:

Movies: Le Pacte des Loups was fun. You can totally tell that Christophe Gans is a fan of Hong Kong wuxia films, and there’s a real look to this film that evokes the pre-Raphaelite movement. X2 had a lot for a fan of the 80’s books to bite into, and set up even more for the next go-round. Also, eye candy. Seriously. Identity was creepy and played with enough intriguing concepts to distinguish itself from the pack, despite uneven direction. Better Luck Tomorrow was much, much better than I was expecting.

Upcoming travel plans: Off to Chicago this weekend for some family catch-up time and other hijinx. The end of the month will see me in New York City, but probably not at Nobu. In between, the docket includes a puzzle hunt, freesia’s show, a dinner expedition or two and hopefully some quality time with friends.

Meme watch:

Apropos of nothing, but something pretty I came upon while web-surfing:

Wall-Painting of Ladies and Papyri (det.) | 17th-c. BC
(from the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Santorini, Greece)

Finally, word is that Ginger Altoids are starting to hit the shelves again, at least in Seattle. Perhaps it’ll be a seasonal thing. At any rate, keep your eyes peeled!

  • iLoo is a hoax. Google it.

  • Since your announcement of Ginger Altoids quite a few months ago I've been scouring all of the grocery stores around Northern Virginia and the Richmond area. Unfortunately my search has turned out quite badly with no ginger altoids and my mother asking me, "Dear, are you sure they make Altoids in that flavor?" several times. Maybe when it gets time for me to go on vacation to California I'll find them there, but there are still no Ginger Altoids in Virginia :(

  • Is there an embargo on Ginger Altoids in the Pacific Northwest? We're tripping over the stuff in the Los Angeles basin.

  • tonia

    yet another ginger altoids sighting: at the trader joe's in emeryville today.

  • Loliinspired

    Ok, 1) I would not touch the keyboard.

    2) I have spent the entire weekend getting lost in the links - fun stuff, even though I end up miles away from your page.

  • roe

    I second James -- I saw them in my Trader Joe's just the other day! :)

  • They've been in Trader Joe's-es out here on the East Coast pretty consistently.

  • jet


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