holiday cheer

Happy New Year!

by meanlouise December 31, 2013 florida files

image: meanlouise A visit to Fort Myers beach (that included dinner with the JunglePete Family) before heading back up to Sarasota for some wandering around Lido Key was an excellent way for Husband and I to conclude a year that swooshed by incredibly fast. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go create a […]

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Merry Christmas!

by meanlouise December 25, 2012 holiday cheer

Merry Christmas from this thing – which is apparently a toddler-sized animatronic raccoon that has lost it’s ski poles and is now futilely miming skiing – and not, as I originally thought, a toddler-sized animatronic squirrel miming lewd acts in our general direction. It’s part of this yard, which I couldn’t even get a full […]

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

by meanlouise December 25, 2010 holiday cheer

Husband and I are looking forward to seeing Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. The Onion AV Club has a hilarious promotional video posted for the movie – “A Brief History of Santa Claus”. It’s definitely worth your time. Merry Christmas, kids!

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Holiday Havoc

by meanlouise January 8, 2010 pop culture

I don’t know how I missed these! V. just sent me a link to A Site Called Fred’s “Holiday Havoc” page. They have 6 years worth of exclusive Venture Brothers Holiday songs conveniently linked on one page. I’m super-easily amused so I particularly love Dr. Girlfriend and the Monarch as Bing Crosby and David Bowie […]

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Franz Kafka's Its a Wonderful Life

by meanlouise December 11, 2009 art

The December 17th selection in the Dali and Beyond Film Series is Peter Capaldi’s “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” A great deranged Christmas short to usher in the holiday season. In the spirit of Frank Capra’s classic film, Franz Kafka stars Richard E. Grant in the title role of this award-winning black comedy concerning […]

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Vegas, baby!

by meanlouise November 26, 2009 true life 2009

We’re off to Vegas tomorrow for Brother’s wedding. I don’t like to travel during the Thanksgiving break, but I’ll make an exception. Plus, we’re flying, not driving. I’m not going to fact-check this CBS news story because I want it to be true: “Holiday Travel Myths Exposed “In reality, the day before Thanksgiving is not […]

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I think I just finished christmas shopping

by meanlouise November 21, 2009 art

KimJongIl-and-Sleestak-inOrnateGoldenFrame-diptych2.jpg, originally uploaded by Indignico.

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Merry Christmas!

by meanlouise December 25, 2008 holiday cheer

Don’t shoot your eye out.

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Husband has been studying the bible. The curry bible, of course

by meanlouise December 24, 2008 food and drink

Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that generalized references to “curry” drive Husband insane? I just restored an archived post from 2004 on the subject that made me laugh. For Christmas – Hanukkah – Festivus – his Birthday I just got him a copy of Madhur Jaffrey’s (out of print) Curries to Kebab: […]

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Santa stopped by yesterday

by meanlouise December 24, 2008 food and drink

Michele B gifted us with such a stunning and delicious array of cookies that Husband and I – and we’ll neither confirm nor deny this – may have growled at each other like wolves over the little chocolate cookies. Also the gingerbread man. Also the dainty little pastries that were like tiny tasty creme brulee […]

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