September 10th, 2004

little review

Poem for Friday

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Gratuitous waterfowl to go with the poem (should have been a flying heron, I know, or an egret, but I'm in a duckling mood).

Why is it that the wee_tolkien announcement that there is going to be a mega-exclusive-never-before-seen-footage-with-bloopers LOTR box set in 2007 fills me not with joy and "Yay, more LOTR!" but with annoyance, disgust and (least explicable of all) embarrassment? I feel humiliated by this, and it makes very little sense, because god knows Star Trek has been bilking the fans for far longer, with its gaming and conventions and Las Vegas experience and on and on. Harry Potter is even using similar tactics with children. So why does it piss me off so very much with Tolkien, when it's not even like I was a lifelong fan before FOTR?

Am blocking out school crisis of this morning until my son gets home this afternoon and I can get some first-hand information. Sending hugs out to vertigo66 for calling, and also to perkypaduan to whom I owe a call that I haven't managed to make yet. Hey, anyone want to write some really shameless, no-strings-attached gratuitout smut?

1. What is the best dessert you've ever had?

I forget what it was called but it involved layers of white and milk chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate candy shell, with raspberry sauce on the side.
2. Is there a dessert that just plain grosses you out?
Chocolate-covered insects.
3. Straight out of the container or with lots of toppings .... tell us how you like your ice cream.
Depends on the flavor, brand and my mood. Mint chip I will happily eat straight from the carton. Plain chocolate I prefer with whipped cream. Vanilla I prefer with hot fudge and whipped cream. I have never understood why people would ruin a perfectly good sundae with a banana, though.
4. Cookie dough, brownie mix, cake batter or the finished products?
Finished. Will pick chocolate chips out of cookie dough but that's the extent of my interest.
5. You've just invented a great new dessert .... what's in it and what is it called?
Lots and lots of layers of chocolate, and I don't care what it's called so long as there's chocolate in the name. *g*