ARGH. I forgot to set my VCR and turn my Tivo off last night so that I could tape Veronica Mars. God, that’s annoying. (Don’t laugh at me for liking a show on UPN. I already know.) Also, networks need to learn that there are other times in the week to schedule programs other than Tuesday nights from nine to ten. Starting next week, I have major problems. Scrubs on NBC, Veronica Mars on UPN (shut up) (it’s not airing next week, though, which is a mixed blessing), Amazing Race on CBS, and House on Fox. I’m interested in House because it stars Hugh Laurie, one of my preferred British actors. You may have seen him in Blackadder or Jeeves and Wooster. He’s also done guest bits on Friends and MI-5. My favorite show of his has been A Bit of Fry and Laurie. It’s a great sketch comedy show that ran from 1986 to 1995 (according to IMDb). He and Stephen Fry wrote and acted in it. I caught a few episodes on a local PBS station back in 1997, bought the one VHS tape produced, and have been interested in a DVD purchase since. I doubt it’ll ever happen.
Where was I? Oh, yeah. I want to see House because of Mr. Laurie, but I have scheduling conflicts. Playing D&D on Tuesday nights isn’t helping the matter much, either.
The Sandra Lee thread on Television Without Pity has now reached 600 pages, the last hundred of which were filled in only four weeks. That’s some big hate, right there. Very impressive.
One of the cookbooks I bought a few weeks back was The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook by Jack Bishop. “Sarah, you’re SO not a vegetarian.” Very true. However, Jack Bishop, or as he is better known, “Taste-Test Guy from America’s Test Kitchen,” has written a few books on vegetables that are pretty good. And, while I am not a vegetarian, I am interested in treating vegetables with respect, as well as any vegetarians I might have over to dinner. It’s so much fun to read cookbooks. I can’t remember who said it (or if I’ve mentioned this on the blog before), but it’s true: cookbooks are like fairy tales for adults. And I’m a gal who loves both. Ryan picked up a copy of the Lang Blue Fairy Book this past weekend, and I can’t wait to read it. I’ve got hardcover copies of the Red and Green, but I’ve never read the Blue, which was the first of them (and there are quite a few). Dover started putting them out for cheap a while back, but I’ve never gotten around to buying them. Need my adult fairy tales. Ooh! A frittata. Mm.