turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Eli)
I already miss Spartacus. Gratitude Steven DeKnight for such an amazing series. I still only have the one icon, I suppose now I won't have any more :-(

There have been three meetings of the Star Trek Soup Group since I last updated.

The Apple aka Garden of Eden episode; Soup it began life as the Easter ham. It ended life as a ham and onion soup. It's been three weeks and I usually drink a few glasses of wine on soup group nights so I don't have any more to give you here.

The Doomsday Machine aka the one with the alien monster that internally looks like a flaming sphincter and externally looks like a piece of poop flying through space. Surely, you need no other explanation of the episode other than Kirk and Company won. The Soup began life as the bone from the Easter ham, was turned into pintos cooked with ham bone then subsequently turned into: shredded chicken and pinto chili.

Catspaw aka WITCHES. When I was a kid, like a LITTLE kid pre-Kindergarten sized kid, this episode scared the snot out of me. It was hysterical to see it today and realize how easily a child can be frightened. The "special effects" that made the black cat look big was pathetic. Ah, the 60s.

Soup: Broccoli risotto
Salad: beet salad

and lo, the soup and salad was fucking amazing.

I am uncertain if I will continue to watch The Vampire Diaries in the fall. I just ... I hate Elena the vampire. I hate Elena the non-feeling vampire even more. I want to like her! Nina Dobrev does an amazing job in all her roles, but I'm just over it and that makes me sad. The show has gotten so repetitious in certain aspects and damn but I hate to agree with Bonnie's dad, but y'all need to get up off this whole saving Elena thing and deal with the actual shit going down. Sigh.

It's so rare I stick with a show all the way till the end. Looks at Spartacus, I do still need to finish Gods of the Arena but when I do that there won't be any more so that may be a long while. Then again, it's nearly all Gannicus and Oenomaus and they are such a huge part of why I love it.

I continue to fall asleep during Game of Thrones and wonder where the hell they are in the book. I'm on page 600 y'all and yes, there's an obvious connection between the show and the book but the novel spends literally THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of words describing clothing and sigils and food and wine and stories that the TV show uses the camera to convey [and skips the stories] that I find myself enjoying the show so much more than the book that it makes me sad.

Book readers, is book 3 the big transitional set up book for the action in the rest of the story?

I did manage to stay awake all the way through the second episode of Hannibal [I fell asleep during the pilot]. I REALLY ENJOY HANNIBAL. The casting on Hannibal himself is just ... jesus. I hope I never run across that guy in real life because I would scream and run away.


The Good Wife gave me hope once again this week that my dream upon dream upon dream of Florrick, Agos and Associates will come true.


Dancing With The Stars is the shit. This season the dancing isn't so hot only about 3 real contenders. But I watch for the Dancers not the stars and Val has really upped it this season. You get to watch the pros dance with other pros on results nights and I would rather watch Val dance than any other male ballroom dancer I've ever seen. There's something so fluid and sensual about his every move. Even when it's a dance like Foxtrot or QuickStep he makes it sensual without being over the top SEXY like Max [although when they dance on the stage together there's some sort of kismet magic that happens]. The other men are amazing, don't get me wrong, but I don't feel a connection to them when they dance like I do Val.

I'm sure this means that it's a crush and not that he's the best dancer in teh world!

A couple of last year's SYTYCD ballroom ladies are on DWTS this season. One of them is dancing with a contestant and the other is in the troupe. That always excites me.

My job has been giving me gray hairs the past couple of weeks. I didn't need any help with that job, thank you. Between the people at Sprint and the people in Hilton Head SC government I'm about to lose my god damned mind.

Looks like May 6 will be when I get my cover-up finished. I can't wait!
turnonmyheels: (ST:  Spock BW)
Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] i_am_pondering! I will see you Friday morning if I'm already asleep when you and [livejournal.com profile] masterrickford arrive Thursday!

belated soup group thingies

Episode: Who Mourns For Adonais?
Soup: Loaded potato -- seriously, I caramelized the onion in some of the bacon grease. YUM

Reaction: JFC, why on earth did they change the theme song? That woman sounds AWFUL the orchestral version was MUCH better. IT'S THE ONE WITH THE HAND!!!!! And yet another random crew woman gets raped by an alien. Wow, way to bring the non-awesome. Random crew lady's pink grecian dress was frelling awesome though. Uhura's got a new hairstyle and looks amazing.

Episode: The Changeling
Soup: Chunky tomato dill <-- I did not care for that but everyone else did so ...
Reaction: Dear god, I hate what they've done to the theme song. IT'S NOMAD I remembered that episode very well. An old earth satellite melds with an alien being and winds up destroying all biological units because they aren't logical. It digs Spock, imagine that. Great episode. Uhura sang a bit and then got mind-wiped. We hear her speak Swahili -- Nurse Chapel and Dr. McCoy re-educate her to college level before she can re-join her duties. It's unclear if she ever got any original memories back. Kirk uses *logic* to defeat the being and it is *hysterical*

This week's episode is Mirror, Mirror, I am quite excited about that!
turnonmyheels: (ST:  Spock BW)
Star Trek Soup Group Weekend Edition: no actual soup, sandwiches instead. City on the Edge of Forever. Bones accidentally gets hit with some meds from his hypo-spray and goes nuts. He falls through a vortex or some such and manages to reset history. So, Kirk and Spock go after him, and have to live through a bit of history to get to where Bones was. Enter Joan Mother-Fucking Collins!! So young and fresh faced! Kirk falls in love with her -- of course -- because he can't function without the emotional side of his menage a trois. Blah blah blah. They save the day, Joan Collins dies, and everyone's favorite boyfriends go home.

The next episode was the season 1 finale. Spencer refuses to watch it because, 'even when I was eleven I knew that god damned flying squid thing was fake and I'm not watching it now!'

So. We skipped that and went straight into Season 2. Lintel soup with mushrooms

Holy God, episode one was the Pon Farr episode. There are SO MANY THINGS. First of all Hello, Chekov! Second of all, Mr. Spock is an emotional nutcase, because he's in heat you see. And apparently Nurse Chapel is love with him? I can't figure out why she's crying if that's not the case. He thought he was going to be able to avoid this horrifically embarrassing and vulnerable Vulcan heat because he's a half-breed but he can't. He just happens to be in his 30s the first time it happens instead of a teenager. He must return to Vulcan and fuck or die. Spock is willing to die, but Kirk and Bones will Not Allow that To Happen.

So Kirk commits mutiny to save Spock's life. Spock calls his boyfriends his *best friends* and asks them to participate in the ceremony. The Vulcans get pissed that Spock brought humans to see the ancient rites, Spock's wife/finace rejects him, and picks Jim to fight him to the death and then Dr. McCoy out-thinks all the Vulcans in the universe to make it look like Jim is dead and saves the mother-fucking day.

Meanwhile, Kirk realizes Spock is a virgin and that's why he hasn't been getting anywhere trying to seduce him and Bones realizes if anyone's going to mess with Spock it's going to be Bones the end, or else Bones will mother-fucking cut a bitch. Everyone's favorite threesome is one step closer in getting their Vulcan into bed instead of just flirting


Also, Vulcans are speciest dicks.

And holy T'pau I want to bone Spock.

Kirk dresses to the left again -- my gay dudes are always checking out other men's packages which is why I know this -- and his pants were so tight that according to Spencer, 'you can see he's cut'

I try not to stare people's crotches as I think it's rude.
turnonmyheels: (Lost Girl: Kenzi)

Lost Girl Is Back! And WOW I'm already super excited for this season. I love that show. I love all the characters, I love that our heroine is a bi-sexual succubus with a completely platonic human BFF. I love all the different types of fae I love the dark, I love the light. I love how cheesey it can be, I love how sexy it can be.

I do not love Lauren. And it's not because I want Bo to be with Dyson or Kenzi [I actually really like Dyson/Kenzi, thank you or Dyson/Kenzi/Hale or Kenzi/Hale and Bo with whomever she's hungry for] or some other character we haven't met. It's because IMO the Lauren actress can't emote her way out of paper bag. I also don't feel like there's a real sexual chemistry between her and Bo which is a damn shame because Bo has off the charts sexual chemistry with EVERYONE [except maybe Trick] and Lauren.

I caught The Following last night. I like the premise, escaped serial killer with a fan following that does his evil bidding. I would watch James Purefoy do just about anything at all and him portraying a Poe obsessed professor that happens to messily mutilate people on the side? YES PLEASE I'LL HAVE SECONDS. I'll hold further comments until I've seen more.

Good Wife has thankfully left behind the Kalinda plot I was disliking so much and has instead turned a corner with Alicia being a sexual human being THAT IS DELIGHTING ME TO NO END.

Elsbeth Tascioni was featured this week and she's just about my favorite recurring character. Hang on, I say that about *ALL* the recurring characters, but they are really all GREAT. I'm just crossing my fingers that the rest of the season stays on track since it was so wildly off the rails earlier.

I haven't caught anything else yet, but I will. I've been battling my DVR and had difficulty getting Suits and Vampire Diaries, I have since acquired them through later showings and will catch up soon.

Star Trek Soup Group: I've no idea where we left off, we've had a few viewings since the last time I posted. Last episode we watched was the first time travel episode. The Enterprise was orbiting 1960ish earth. There were American astronauts, and some super extraordinarily bad science where the Enterprise sling-shotted around the sun to get back to the right year. O.O
turnonmyheels: (ST:  Spock BW)
Star Trek: TOS Soup Group -- The Enemy Within

A transporter incident separates a weird unicorn/lap dog into good and bad personalities. Meanwhile, Captain Kirk is transported back to the ship and the same thing occurs to him, unbeknownst to the crew. Cue the sexual assault of Yeoman Rand. Meanwhile Sulu and the others are stuck on the surface where over night temperatures drop to below 120 celsius and can't be beamed back onto the ship until the transporter is fixed.

Wow. Which trope do you start with? It's got everything from bizarre creatures, good/bad versions of characters, non-con, AND huddling for warmth.

Other thing I've realized: As much as I was in love with Spock I was equally in love with Yeoman Rand and her waffle blonde hair.


Cooking Light's Butternut Squash and Shallot

Pretty major deviation from the recipe: one shallot, two cloves garlic, one squash seeds removed and cleaned for later roasting, one potato, thinly sliced ginger roasted until tender, then drizzled with white truffle oil. Mash when cool. Combine broth and roasted mash, simmer. Puree. Add in a teaspoon of lime juice. Puree. Simmer.

Toast the seeds with salt and olive oil and then use for garnish.

I've started lifting again. For real this time. I have the aching muscles to prove it too.


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