Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Arrested Development Cancelled

Well, it was about two and half years in coming, but that doesn't make it any easier. Fox finally cancelled one of the funniest, best written shows on TV. It gets frustrating when you watch things religiously, turn friends on to it, and still...this. I didn't want to believe it when the TiVo said, "no future episodes are scheduled". I thought it was just holiday rescheduling.

It's going to take a lot of analrapy for me to get over this. May the dimbulbs at Fox get naught but deluxe Cornballer sets for Christmas. Enjoy the grease burns, folks!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Oooh! I forgot!

Add Gopher Bar coney islands to the "plus" column.

Not So Good Things About St. Paul.

1. Katsu Sushi is no more.

2. Neither are about 75% of the places that were open when I last worked downtown.

3. I can't do that shortcut through the back of Galtier Plaza anymore because there's a restaurant there now.

4. Walking around at lunch feels like walking around in a tidy, but post-apocalyptic world.

5. Smoking ensures that I will never set foot in Big V's or the Turf Club again. Puking after gigs when you are healthy and not drunk sucks. (Yes, I support everyone's right to smoke. I also support my right to not throw up and have a place to go to besides the Acadia.)

6. Nothing to spend money on except food. (This should also be added to the "Good Things about St. Paul column.) And picture-framing places.

7. What the heck's up with that little Scottish place on 5th Street? Is it open or what?

8. Vibrant St. Paul neighborhoods with lots of activity nowhere near where I work.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Good things about St. Paul

Work brings me back to DT St. Paul on a regular basis for the first time in 10 years. I have a love-hate relationship with the place. But let's concentrate on the good, shall we?

1. Tanpopo Noodle House! Completely uncrowded at noon Tuesday.

2. Plainly clad denizens make me look like more of a fashion star than evah.

3. Empty streets make it easy to power-walk at lunchtime.

4. Working Windows Media player makes it possible to listen to 'FMU while I work. Now I know what all you kids are talking about. And, Santa, I need that Estron disc.

5. Steep and Brew - for the last dozen years, the friendliest coffeehouse in the Cities, no matter who's manning the foamer nozzle.

6. Great sushi at Sakura and Katsu.

7. The Four Inns - yummy home cooking that will put you in a happy food coma.

I'll think of more once I do some more prowling around DT. And chowing of couse.

Up-d8 yr lynx.

Superb music blog I really need to add to my links section once I root through the virtual shoebox that was sent me. Meanwhile, enjoy. He's justifiably flipping out about the Todd Tamanend Clark reissue. Good man.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Lying Fallow

The last few weeks have been nuts, and I've been recovering from them. Posting will resume, er, pretty soon.