Leslie's Omnibus

Flora and Fauna

Baby goats...

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... I love them!

Roadside Diner

Delicious noms and affectionate skritchies -- what could be more satisfying?

What A Trip!

I'm not big on seeing a movie after I've already seen the book, BUT...

I'm SO seeing Life of Pi.  If the trailer is any indication, it will be as magical as the book itself.  I don't know if anyone other than Ang Lee could have really done this story justice.


For my north woods pal...

Let that one ping-pong between your ears for a while.

Busman's Holiday

My pal from the north woods is coming to visit again this weekend.  Here's the list of possibilities I sent him:
Here are some things we haven't tried before:

I'd still like to see "Brave" and/or "Moonrise Kingdom"  http://www.fandango.com/chicago_il_movietimes/ 

Also, I'd see "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" again - http://www.pickwicktheatre.com/nowplaying.asp

Additionally, in random order:

And we haven't been to Buddy Guy's in quite some time!

And if you still don't find anything that trips your trigger, go here: http://chicago.metromix.com/events
Never let it be said I'm not as flexible as a rhythm gymnast when it comes to entertaining a guest!


Oh, the irony!
"According to IMDB, Fred [Willard] is "rumored" to be in pre-production for a movie entitled ... 'The Yank.'"
Why, you ask?
"According to law enforcement sources, LAPD undercover vice officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood and found the 78-year-old 'Anchorman' star watching last night's feature ... with his penis exposed and in his hand."
Sometimes this stuff just writes itself...

Get Out Your Umbrella

Just saw lightning and heard thunder rumble.

Yay!  We really need it.

Top Off Your Freon Tank...

... because the heat index in Chicago is going to hit around 110 degrees today.

All I can say is...



Only a healthy belch at the end could make this more perfect!

Whoa, Nelly!

Has it struck anyone else that if you plopped a silver wig on his head and dyed his eyebrows (and eased up on the Botox) that this guy:

... would be a dead ringer for this guy?

Creepy, innit?

Screeching Halt

This is wrong on so many levels I can't even begin to count.  It's even worse casting than this...

... and I didn't think that was humanly possible.

Quick Stops

Holy crap!  NBC is gutting the male cast of Smash.  It'll be very, very interesting to see how they 'splain all this away.

Reminder:  Kodak Gallery is closing.  They're shifting all photos stored there onto Shutterfly.com, but any projects you have in process will not be moved.  You must complete your project and order before noon tomorrow.

If you're a home owner in Cook County, you'll want to read this to get a great idea of just what your taxes are going for this year.

I'm off to Ravinia to see this guy:

Sure wish my pal from the Northwoods hadn't missed his flight!  He's going to miss a wonderful show.  (And we're going to miss his company.)