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MEANWHILE……!!!!!! (Twin Peaks returns in 2 days!!!)

25+ years dealing with the ending of Twin Peaks and thinking that was it, having to speculate wildly on what might happen next, and now?  Now, we actually will get to find out.  Will there be actual answers?  With 18 hours of Twin Peaks ahead of us, likely.  But almost without a doubt, this will be a journey of complete weirdness filled with disorienting visuals and themes.  I’m sure I’ll even be like, WTF.  But I eagerly await it regardless.

The World Premiere of this next season on Showtime is happening at the Ace Hotel in DTLA as we speak.

I didn’t make it to this world premiere like I did when the Missing Pieces ultimate blu-ray set had a premiere at the Vista:

Twin Peaks: Up Close and Personal

Talk about an amazing opportunity that was!  But yeah, I didn’t make it downtown this time as this time, the entire world is all about Twin Peaks excitement and the crowd that had assembled for what I saw in 2014 were a small group of diehards.  Can’t even imagine the excitement though at the venue – the pictures from inside look really cool.

I just can’t believe it’s happening.  It IS happening again!!!!

More to come in the next few days – I know I won’t be able to keep myself from writing about the first 4 hours.  Sunday will be insane:  the first 2 hours are getting released on Showtime on Sunday night, but then hours 3 & 4 will be available immediately via Showtime’s streaming apps….so yeah, I’ll be watching those too.  Can’t NOT.  Monday may be painful.

Visiting the Twin Peaks Pop-Up in DTLA

The premiere is being held at this same venue I visited as documented above – you can see my main picture above is from the marquee…only now it’s 2017!!!!!

Oh, and of course I ordered these Twin Peaks FunkoPOP bobbleheads:

Miscellaneous Picture time – because why not?

Larry & I enjoyed last Saturday afternoon’s beautiful temps and weather by finally visiting the outdoor wine bar at the Americana.  Wonderful way to have lunch.  Expensive way, also.

The next day we then went over to Mom’s for Mother’s Day!  Stister Stacie also was there and we had a great time playing Rack-O, drinking some wine, and having some good food.  Barbecued some burgers and hot dogs, Larry made his latest rendition of Blue Smoke-esque mac and cheese (I actually think he did it – no lie.  The secret:  champagne vinegar), I made cookies…it was a good day.

And I think that’s that for now.  Happy Friday and Cobol Wishes!

Trailer Time – April 2017

There’s a lot of exciting stuff headed our way whether it’s TV or Movies, and MAN, I am pumped for some of these things like no one’s business….

First off, Showtime just released this SPOILER-FILLED teaser (for the original two seasons of the show) but it is pushing all the right buttons and man, it’s crazy to think that in ONE MONTH, Twin Peaks Season 3 will begin.  That. is. CRAZY.

So yeah, that’s happening.

Then of course, the movie trailers below are just so fucking awesome and great, and will have to hold us over until the movies themselves are released in the distant fall… First?  Thor: Ragnarok, and believe you me, I would never have believed it myself if you had told me I’d be pumped up for a freakin’ Thor movie.   They’ve been the weakest of the Marvel movies in my mind, and while Thor is obviously attractive, I’ve got Captain America for that.  But this trailer?  Showing Cate Blanchett in all her bad-ass glory?  Set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”?  Thor cracking wise when he sees Hulk?  Jeff Goldblum goldbluming???  SIGN ME UP.  And it’s on my birthday too, so hey:

I’d be remiss if we didn’t of course talk about effing Star Wars:  The Last Jedi finally releasing a trailer!  We finally hear Luke speak!  And know very little else, but it does look great, and things seem kind of bleak with Luke being ‘over it’.  Ready to find out what happens next, finally!

In other news…it’s kind of hard to believe, but Larry & I are close to celebrating our first anniversary.  Where did the time go?  I know, actually, all too well, with work having swallowed it up pretty effectively…but still, kinda shocking.  Life comes at you fast…

So, yeah + Beach Afternoon pics

It’s been a week, that’s for sure!  Let’s do this bullet-point style:

  • Work was pretty busy this week.  Had a NYC contingent come out and we’re doing so much advance preparation work that I am starting to dread just what the actual work-work will be like when it’s finally time for that to occur.  Good thing about them coming out is that we will have team dinners, so that’s kind of cool and fun.
  • Worst part of the week?  Getting rear-ended on my drive into work on Wednesday morning.  Added fun was that I also had a coworker in the car with me as we were carpooling to the client site.  Even better?  There was absolutely nothing I did to contribute to this incident.  Basically, while we were all waiting on Los Feliz Blvd approaching the 5 freeway, and while I was literally stopped in traffic, the new Uber driver behind me was busy looking to see if there were any fares and apparently missed the fact everyone was stopped.  My car helped out in that regard, it seems.  It was quite a slam, and happily the seat belts kept us firmly in our seat, but we got slammed into the seats due to the force of the impact.  I had expected to see my rear bumper on the ground, but Mazda makes a pretty solid car, and I think the fact it was a solid bumper-to-bumper hit helped a lot.  But his license plate frame is firmly indented in my bumper.  He kept repeating that it was his first day as Uber driver, to which I asked if this was his first day driving too?  Probably a good thing I didn’t get my ass kicked after that, and the guy really wasn’t a bad guy about it.  But still, not a great way for the hump day to go.  Add to that that while I’m feeling quite achy, my coworker seems to have gotten whiplash-y feelings in his neck area, so that’s good times.
  • Next week I might get to be on a jury!  yayyyyyyyy…… here’s hoping I don’t.
  • We saw ‘Masterminds’ last weekend – funny, but stupid.  Love the cast though, as they always make me laugh.
  • Celebrated Sveta’s 40th birthday during brunch this past Sunday, and it was just such a good time with epic friends.  Guess I’m under 30 days now till my big day.  YAY.
  • Got way more pics to post from the honeymoon – which btw seems like such a long time ago now.  🙁  Lots of work to go through all the pictures, but I do love doing it as it really is fun to review and since I take pictures of nearly everything, it’s quite a great record of all the activities we did.  Next up is our champagne tour in France….so cool.
  • Lots of TV returned, didn’t it?  We’ve been watching the latest season of American Horror StorySurvivor, and….well, there’s other TV too, but I’m spacing out.  We finally caught up on My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and that is just the best show.  So good.
  • Larry sent me the following Instagram feeds of seriously hot doctors that for some reason have to do with his work.   Somehow I love it but also want to know just why this has to do with work?  😉  (Spoiler: I don’t care and am just jealous)
  • Alright, I guess I’m done talking about stuff?  Here are some pictures I took from two weekends ago when we had another PwC beach day.  I ended up making really good burger patties – ask anyone.  🙂

2016 09 24 – ARCA Afternoon at the Beach

 

Drama Can’t Derail the Plan

BB18 Episode 8 – July 7, 2016

<– Previously, Tiffany is definitely Vanessa’s sister

I’m gonna keep this recap short.  I’m not feeling like diving too deep into this episode as while a lot of stuff seems to be set up for future fireworks, nothing ignited and the eviction went along as planned.  BOO.  🙂  Also, I kinda want to get back into Rise of the Tomb Raider as it’s freakin’ fantastic and I think I’m near the end.  It’s been sooo good.

Despite the 8-Pack Drama…

BB18_Ep8_Victor_JulieVictor still found himself sitting with Julie after getting evicted 9-1.  Why?  Because it seems that even though Tiffany annoyed pretty much everyone in any of her alliances, other drama crept in.  We had the “5th Wheel Lovers’ Alliance” start to creep in within the 8-Pack, in which Zakiyah and Paulie, seemingly close to being a couple, are considering their final alliance to be with DaVonne and Nicole & Corey.  DaVonne immediately considers that option unacceptable, privately, as she doesn’t want to be a fifth wheel.  I honestly think that’s the perfect place to be – you’re the decider when it comes to which pair you want to stay with.  Maybe she’ll see that eventually.  But then Frank also started being a bit more “Frank-like” in his decisions and demeanor, unilaterally deciding to make Paulie aware of the 8-Pack.  DaVonne sees the move as a way for Frank to cover his own ass and not something that was good for the alliance.  She’s now convinced she needs Tiffany in order to work on getting another rat out.  Oh boy.  DaVonne, I seem to remember your need to see drama everywhere around you was also a problem in your last season.  So in the end here, it seems DaVonne helped sway things away from voting out Tiffany at this junction.

The 8-Pack ended up voting unanimously for Victor to leave, much to no one’s surprise.  Victor just wasn’t made for the strategic aspects of this game, and even if he somehow manages to get back in, he’ll just be picked off again.  But maybe he’ll be a useful vote to keep around?  Eh, who knows.

New HoH, and it’s NOT a Veteran or one of their allies!

BB18_Ep8_HoHComp BB18_Ep8_BridgetteHoHEach team was competing against the other, with one team member competing at a time against another.  You had to bounce a tennis ball off the giant bouncy racket in front of you into your green square, and then the ball would fall into one of the notches.  Each notch had a point value, so whoever had the lowest notch value would get eliminated.  If you managed to bounce your ball off entirely, you’re also gone.  So many people were eliminated that way!  In the end though, the final two were Bridgette vs Paul!  Personally, I’d have loved to see Paul go apeshit in the house as an HoH with a grudge to bear, but instead we have Bridgette.  Still an interesting possibility as to what she’ll do, as she’s certainly not in the majority.  She’s likely to be bamboozled by Frank though, but it’s possible she might use her Spy Girls alliance to keep her focused?  Stay tuned, I guess.

Status & Standings:

BB18_Ep8_StandingsOutgoing Head of Household:  Paulie
Nominated for Eviction:  Tiffany, Bronte, Victor
Evicted:  Victor (9-1, with Paul voting against Bronte)
New Head of Household:  Bridgette

How is the weekend nearly over already??????  BTW, go see Secret Life of Pets– so good!

Next, fast-forward through the Bridgette/Frank week for the result of the first volley in the Frank-DaVonne cold war –>

The Tiffany Conundrum

BB18 Episode 7 – July 6, 2016

<– Previously, an unsurprising set of nominees are made while a Roadkill winner made a move which just might pay off?

Things were pretty much going as they needed to this week, with the plan to evict Victor via backdooring him not really hitting any snags.  Sure, Victor might get a chance to play Veto but that’s always a risk in this game.  But then Victor lucked into a move in the last episode that just might fucking save him, and it’s staggering how things like that just can happen, as his nomination of Tiffany was pretty much the one move he could make that might benefit him.  Unknowingly, of course!

Victor’s Potentially Lucky Move

BB18_Ep7_TiffanyGetsParanoidSo Victor nominates Tiffany and nobody really knows why, with even his allies asking what the fuck.  Completely random, but guess who doesn’t think so?  Vanessa’s sister, Tiffany!  Change the picture above in your mind – change the hair color to blonde, and you’ve got an EXACT repeat of so many Vanessa conversations from Season 17.  The tears, the paranoia, the certainty that everyone is plotting against her….oh man.

BB18_Ep7_8PackTriesToCalmTiffanyThe 8-Pack + Paulie does their best to convince her that all is well and she clearly doesn’t have to worry.  As long as Victor isn’t playing in the Veto, she can throw the competition to pretty much anyone and it’s fine.  Tiffany is the only one who CAN’T come down off the block in order to be able to put Victor up in her place, as she’s the Roadkill nominee, and the HoH doesn’t get to choose that replacement.  Easy enough plan to implement.  But no, Tiffany goes full-Vanessa and assumes it’s a plot to get her out.   Well, self-fulfilling prophecies are a dangerous thing…and DaVonne is in no mood to play with a Vanessa 2.0.

Let’s Spell!

BB18_Ep7_VetoArenaIn this season’s outing to test our houseguests’ spelling capabilities, we are treated with giant toes and toenails in a lagoon of funk.  The letters are hidden within the toenails and covered in goop, and everyone has 12 minutes to create the longest and highest-scoring word they can.

BB18_Ep7_VetoTiffanyPeople in the 8-Pack are worried that Tiffany may be a problem, but still giving her a chance to prove that she’s not going off the rails by seeing if she will throw the challenge.  After all, isn’t it too early to turn on your alliance on speculation? Continue reading The Tiffany Conundrum