Thursday, March 10, 2005

a quick roundup of nothing in particular

so we had a great lunch today! thanks to the girls for your delishooooos concoctions: mida's hors d'oeurves (did i spell that right?), tehlin's sausage-vegetarian combo risotto which i just had for dinner, may's pansit which i polished off after everyone left, shy's nobu miso cod -- pronounced "authentic" by sayuri, an authentic japanese, dawn's ultra-sinful choco-chip-mousse, half of which is still in my fridge and which i'm having for desert, pam's jen and berry's, i mean ben and jerry's pints, half of which are still in my freezer and which i'm also having for desert.

sam the crazy baby provided ample entertaiment. the living room is back in order, but i think i'm keeping his smudges on my mirror and the chewed-up economists. they're kinda cute.

since we were on the topic of "american idol", thought i'd link you to rickey's blog. here's idol mania taken to the extreme. warning though, may have spoilers.

and here's a really interesting article about a 96-year old still-practicing doctor. he gave up doing actual surgery only 5 years ago, but still works from 7:30 to 6 everyday. that excludes the 2 hours of writing he does in the morning before driving to work, and the 2 hours he does in the evening. credits this work ethos for his longevity. hmmmmm.

and if you have the time to futz around other blogs, check out bnoopy, started by one of the guys who founded, sold it, and is now working on his second start-up. despite the techno-geek background, this is a really down-to-earth retelling of his story liberally sprinkled with inspirational missives. check out the second most recent post, "start-ups and the stockdale paradox." good story.

and finally, they're making another one of my childhood favorite books into a movie!!! this page links to several trailers to the hitchhikers' guide to the galaxy movie which is coming out in april. check out the internet-only version right here which is the best trailer i've ever seen. seriously. but then i like kung fu movies, so take that recommendation accordingly.


Blogger Bandit said...


10:27 PM, March 10, 2005  
Blogger mayapapaya said...

yeah! with alan rickman as marvin the paranoid android -- inspired!

1:03 PM, March 11, 2005  
Blogger ragamuffin girl said...

way cool trailer maya! you have the book? am i so out of it i don't even know about this thing? or is it because i was in grade school when "pretty in pink" was shown? hahaha. the trailer sure did something for me.

4:23 PM, March 15, 2005  
Blogger mayapapaya said...

i think only us geeks read the books. sorry tehls. i had a copy back then but lost it... looking to pick up a new set soon, though. you're first on my lending list.

to clue you in, "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" is the first book in the "hitchhiker trilogy," which had five books by the time i stopped reading them. the last book had the tagline "the fifth book in the increasingly mistitled hitchhiker trilogy".

12:19 AM, March 17, 2005  

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