Oh, and I just remembered another thing that bothered me about the penultimate episode of Downton Abbey’s third season. Ethel decides to take a job close to the estate where her son now resides. In the event they run into each other, her cover story will be that she was his nanny. And that would work – if he were a baby. But the kid is about a year old. Surely he knows she’s his mother , no?! In the words of Cookie Monster: “How it be possible?”.
Speaking of Cookie Monster, he’ll be by tomorrow for his weekly review as part of our Supermovie of the Week Club. If you haven’t already forced yourself to sit through Chronicle, please do so before Cookie Monster spoils it for you tomorrow.
Anyhoo, travel day today, so I’ll leave you with a rundown of some of the culinary highlights of the last two nights:
The night before last, Akemi and I headed over to Campagnolo with our friend Gary who was passing through town on the way to get his ass frozen off somewhere northerly…
Then, last night, we got together with Ivon and Rob’s family for a trip to the night market. Alas, instead of hitting the Richmond night market with its 50+ food vendors (including that place that sells those monster takoyaki bombs!) we ended up at the far less impressive Chinatown night market where the pickins were slim. Akemi was still hungry when we returned. I probably could have eaten too if my indigestion wasn’t so bad.
Still, there was one highlight –
L.A.-bound today. Get in tonight, then have four days full of meeting – and I DO mean full: 16 in all not including casual drinks and dinner with golden boy Martin Gero!
Finally, my sister alerted me to the following story about The National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado. According to sis: “The founder goes to puppy mill auctions or to puppy mills directly and BUYS the dogs they plan on killing because they are no longer useful or too sick. They clean them up and adopt them out. Well, the founder just lost her house in the Colorado fires as did some volunteers. They are set up in RVS and trailers temporarily with something like 40 misplaced dogs.”
Head on over here for the full story and let’s do what we can do to help out: http://www.prlog.org/12157557-dog-rescuer-lost-her-home-in-colorado-springs-fire.html