Dispatches from Suburbia

If I played an instrument, I would have a band called "The Simon Thomsen Sex Tape"; and other musings, rants, and disconnected ramblings.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Blog's New Feature! (and Screams from the Kitchen, part III)

Quote of the Day: "If you're going to kill someone, do it simply."
-Johnny Aysgarth, Suspicion

A worker who got his degree from some culinary school made some suggestions for my Valentine's Day lobster dinner. He suggested a butter/basil mix to go along with the lobster and a mushroom sauce for the filet. Something fancy to make the dinner less barbaric.

Still, I'm now planning on a ritualistic boiling of the creatures, like that initiation of Nemo in the fish tank. It'll be as if I'm sacrificing virgins to a volcano. I'll beat drums, I'll dress in warpaint, and hopefully by the time the lobster is ready Kim is still around for the fancy part of the meal.

Be happy that you dropped by "Dispatches From Suburbia" today for you are witnessing the unraveling of a new feature! When I'm rich and famous you can tell people you remember when Simon unleashed a new section of his blog!

Every month, there is a section in RollingStone magazine entitled "Our Current Obsessions." Well, I've completely stolen that idea. So every Thursday, expect my own obsessions. Behold:

Simon's Current Obsessions:

Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion
My favorite of his films. I love the glowing glass of milk (sound familiar?).

Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology. Edited by Philip Rosen
This is my textbook for my film theory class. The essays are dense, the ideas extremely complex, and every page is a total pain in the ass to trudge through. Still, the big words and brain-bending concepts blow my mind, and I think I might actually be grasping it, making me feel smart.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger Erik Donald France said...

5% off? Woo-hoo! Love the new look and features! Excellent choices, indeed.

Tuco: "If you're going to shoot, shoot, don't talk."

At 9:09 PM, Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

Actually, the college marked the book up 30% more and as a feel good measure attached a sticker that's hard to come off.

When I think of milk & movies, I recall the milkman in Carpenter's "It's Alive," and the mixture of blood that comes with it.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

Brave man -- I don't cook at all! Good luck -- great quote,by the way!


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