Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Miracles Of Life

"It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season —like all the other seasons— is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them." 

—Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal


Thursday, December 13, 2012

How Alias Stole My Life

1. This guy: Flinkman. He's my favorite character, bless his heart. 

2. I understand why Ben Affleck went for Jennifer Garner. Her kicking abilities are outstanding, red wigs suit her, and emotions play across her face in interesting ways.

3. Oh, my. Sexy time. 

4. This fictional family of fucked up, power hungry Russian ladies who secretly rule the world. 

5. I'm a sucker for Jack's martyrdom. So good and indomitable.

In Alias, nearly every marriage harbors a spy, characters die at least twice each, and family bonding looks like solidarity in a fire fight. I can't look away.