January 23rd, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

#5

Over the holidays, we went to a party where folks exchanged gifts of an approximate value, and everyone opened them at random. One of the gifts we ended up with was an arty book called Cool Restaurants Los Angeles, which, for the most part, is a photo book. There's a few recipes, minimal text, and lots of arty shots. This book will be fine for a coffee table, or bathroom review. Otherwise, phooey.

As to the weekend:

Saturday night was Dungeonmaster, and the episode was once again a Guardian of the Flame adventure, in which folks voted on by the audience got to play their characters in a scenario designed to wipe them off the face of the Earth; however, if they survive, they might become Guardians of the Flame, with additional powers for the show. It's tough, intentionally. Often, no one survives, or no one becomes a Guardian at the end. This time, three out of the four survivors became Guardians, and realistically, the entire party was needed to successfully complete the adventure. Great work! Loong, Brother Pious, Ted, glad to see you join the ranks of the Guardians!

Before the show, forestcats and I relaxed and watched the rest of the 4th season of Gilmore Girls, enjoying the shows. On to the DVDs of season 5!

Sunday was the Road to California Quilt Show. There were some magnificent pieces of work on display there. However, forestcats's primary reason to be there was to lead over two dozen folks in taking down the show. She's been leading this for some years, now, and last night the take-down took 88 minutes, which compares to the year before forestcats first time at it, when the show was smaller, and took over 6 hours to take down. Folks came to help from local and more distant quilt guilds, from among our friends, and the families of quilters. Great work everyone!

After the show, we went out to the all-you-can-eat sushi bar with two of the team, and had great food.

Back home, I put on the 1922 version of Cyrano de Bergerac on DVD from Netflix. I was disappointed to see that it was colorized, and the music wasn't well-arranged to the action on the screen. We discontinued it, and switched over to The Incredibles, which we enjoyed greatly again. The bonus disc is filled with interesting bits and pieces, and I found a few Easter Eggs.

Whew! I need to go to work to rest up...