On Sad to see Ground Round close
On 'Man of Steel,' 'The Wolverine' lead summer-movie must-see list
I'm looking forward to Iron Man 3. For me, RDJr imbues Tony Stark with a vibrant, intelligent twitchiness that makes him interesting in or out of the metal shell. .I know Thor 2 won't be out until November, but I'm looking forward to it. I enjoyed the first movie much more upon second viewing - I think Natalie Portman was miscast, but Tom Hiddleston, Idris Alba, Tony Hopkins, and Chris Hemsworth were all solid, and I liked the opulent depiction of Asgard
On No Visa Required
This sounds very good, Lisa. Unexpected raisins in hot dishes make me hesitate, however, so I would adapt the recipe by eating them while doing the prep work. Is the rice necessary?
On US Cellular to move and expand
I'm starting to think they just like to use the word roundabout.
On Are you planning to attend the 57th inaugural ceremonies?
I think the festivities are paid for by private and corporate donation.
On Internet putting new spin on serialized books
Last year, I got hooked on a serial called Wool, by Hugh Howey. It follows the lives of a few people living in a contained, underground "silo" surrounded by a post-apocalyptic landscape. Howey is comfortable in his craft, and you find yourself walking into the world he's built quite easily. I really enjoyed the serial format - each part being a short but complete instance that intrigues enough to lure you onward. The first one is free on Amazon's Kindle site, and the other 4 chapters of the first serial are cheaply had individually or offered as an omnibus.
On Quaker Steak & Lube targets former Damon's Grill site
I'm happy to see a new business (barring perhaps more check cashing offices) fill an empty spot, and I'll certainly give it a taste once they're settled in. I do wish we'd get a Chipotle, somewhere off the strip - maybe on Milwaukee or Court.
On Like novels, best TV shows form a bond
In agreement on the Foyle's War, and other British dramas. I enjoyed an Inspector Lewis marathon on my last sick day and found it blended perfectly with tea and bedrest..I'm a long-time fan of Doctor Who, and I love the current generation, with Matt Smith as the Doctor and some vastly improved writing by Steven Moffat and associates - but even 3 seasons later, I still miss David Tennant.
On It's the most wonderful time of the year (to listen to music)
There's a lot of Christmas music I love, and I like a lot of "the new stuff," but the best songs will spark a memory. It doesn't have to be King's Choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus, or a glorious Ave Maria in jazz guitar to strike that chord of nostalgia. I was in the grocery store yesterday, captive audience to canned seasonal music. I'd appreciated some Vince Guaraldi in the produce section, then heard the "Welcome Christmas" song that the Whos sing in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I remembered how my sister and I would always sing along, singing "Wahoo Porridge" instead of Fah Who Dorres (or whatever). After so many years, I no longer need to watch the cartoon - when I hear that song, the smile blooms across the Grinch's face and he realizes the true meaning of Christmas (just one of the many mental images I thank Chuck Jones for). I walked out of the store smiling and suddenly full of memory. There are so many answers to your question, so many artists and recordings over the years, but that nonsense song can reach my heart, every time.
On Walker confident he's clear in probe
...starting to worry he's hoarding water...
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