Monday, January 30, 2006

object of my desire

pink Hello Kitty bowling ball

It's so pretty, so very pretty. I'm getting one and getting a big "C" engraved on it so it won't get mixed up with Helena's (she's also getting a pink one and an "H" engraved on hers).

Anybody else interested in joining Team Hello Kitty?

Monday, January 23, 2006

final season for west wing

I was over at Jim's last night watching last week's and last night's episode of West Wing. I'm a big fan of the show, so I was really disappointed to hear this morning that this is definitely the last season for West Wing. The decision to make this their last season was not due to the sudden death of John Spencer (Leo McGarry), but was made before his death when the ratings this season were not up to previous seasons. The series finale has been scheduled for May 14, and a new president will be voted into office.

BTW, nothing was broken this week.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

february 10 - mark your calendar

The two hour season finale of Arrested Development airs February 10th at 8pm. Right up against the Olympics Opening Ceremony. So far no news yet on whether Showtime and ABC are picking up the show, so this could be the series finale.

Friday, January 13, 2006

and the emmy for podcasting goes to...

Good news for video podcasters and/or creators of non-traditional program content - The National Association of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will award a new category of the Emmy Award for original programming created specifically for non-traditional viewing platforms, including computer, mobile phone, iPods, PSAs and similar devices. It will be given in recognition of creativity in editorial content and video production.

Eligible entries are original material made-for-broadband or made-for-mobile. Platforms include video blogs, website programs including journalistic reporting, event coverage or event analysis, mobisodes (short episodics created for mobile devices), video-on-demand and other video delivered over an IP network or platform such as wireless, broadband or VOD.

If you think your work should be considered, the deadline in both the Daytime and Sports Emmy Awards has been extended to March 1, and the eligibility period also has been extended for content created between Jan. 1, 2005 - March 1, 2006. The new Emmy will be presented for the first time at the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on April 28, and the Sports Emmy Awards on May 1.

There is actually one new award for content for non-traditional delivery platforms in EACH of the areas of recognition: Daytime, Sports, New & Documentaries, Business & Financial Reporting, and Community & Public Affairs. All entries must be original programming, not repurposed. It is acceptable if some of the footage has been previously shown on broadcast, but the program as a whole must be original and created for non-traditional delivery platform.

It's funny how getting a video iPod for Christmas can make all this interesting to me all of a sudden.

Friday, January 06, 2006

i'm gonna miss his loving

Lou Rawls

Photo courtesy of Lou

out with the old, in with the new

new year's eve 2005 view

Happy New Year! The picture above is the view from my friend Adam's downtown penthouse on New Year's Eve. He threw yet another fabulous party and I'm so glad I didn't do the Giant thing, or anything else I considered doing that night.

Adam's Christmas Tree 2005

This is Adam's tree. Looks pretty, but if you look closely you'll see a glimmer of perversity...

dead roach in Christmas ornament
Dead roach nestled in the ornament...

crackpipe Christmas ornament
Crackpipes twinkling as they hang from the tree...

I'm so glad 2005 is over because it sucked hard. X somehow found his way back into my life. We spent Christmas eve and morning together, and that was nice. But he stumbled with the NYE festivities, which is why I was kissing a really hot young buster at midnight instead of him. BTW, god bless 24-year-olds! Bless their firm young bodies and the cute things they say - they say the darndest things! This particular one said to me, you know, I forget what he said but I'm sure it was just adorable.

Adam's penthouse patio bed
Such a romantic setting...

At midnight, we simulated the Times Square ball drop with a disco ball illuminated by many flashlights being lowered from the flagpole. Hilarious.

2006 NYE Ball Drop

I brought bags of party popper guns that fire off streamers, confetti, and make a loud bang. They were like $1 apiece in the Toy District so I bought out their entire inventory. Some kid pointed it at her eye and squeezed the trigger. At least she got that right, squeezing instead of pulling. She was okay, but her mom lost her mind.

The only big disappointment of the evening was that Ali wasn't there. The night before New Year's Eve he was "escorting" a belligerent drunk out of Cole's (not me) when he slipped on the stairs and fell, breaking his elbow. Ouch. Ali, we're all sending good wishes your way. I hope you feel better and heal fast because your birthday is coming up (January 12th) and my friend, we are going to celebrate.

Ali Mazarei at Cole's