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Such a Relaxing Evening With my Roomie Last Night...

February 15th, 2008 (02:07 pm)

No pressure, no restaurant madness (too many years in the Biz has made me loathe of going out on nationally acknowledged 'special occasions').

DT chose the meal, and bought the ingredients, I cooked.
I let him pick out the wine (*gasps from all those who know me well*)

I got the movies: Luc Bessons Angel-A
(a sort of Wings of Desire Lite?)
and Transporter 2
(umm... Jason Statham. He's like pizza...even when it's bad?)


I made something simple, at DTs request, a couple of nice thick red tuna steaks rubbed with Nanami Togarashi, seared sliced and fanned over a bed of spinach greens and quartered grape tomatoes tossed in a sesame ginger vinaigrette.

We have a system worked out for the searing that boarders on performance art:
DT stands on a chair near the fire alarm...*laughing* with a large piece of cardboard...
I heat the pan to white hot and start with the edges, turning every few seconds
DT fans the alarm, with the door and windows open, until it finally stops.
I swear he has the most sensitive smoke alarm in the universe.
How much smoke could possibly be coming off this??? I have the vent fans on... Baffles me.

But it does make for a good time.

I adore the fact that something we both love to gnosh on is Sooooooooo Uber simple to make.
I had told him to pick anything, I imagined an afternoon of long detailed prep...
(though i do adore that part too) but no.

Everything about my Valentines Day was Easy and Good and Fun...and full of the kind of
love that only comes between two old friends--one who knows you better than yourself at times.

Thank-you Daniel Tiger, for everything.
You saved my life--Quite literally, and in every other sense as well.

Cannot wait to get out of your hair and into my own Tree House,
but I will miss this time.


Posted by: omaha (omaha)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)

i like the transporter movies. also, i remember now that i'd found a transporter 2 music video that i'd meant to post.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Dr Who 3-D!


I loved all the Dr Who stuff you put up.


Posted by: Janine de Luna-Azul (jbluemoon)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)

That happens with the smoke alarm at my house too. And it used to happen in the apartment on Manchaca. It's like they are sensitive to microscopic invisible smoke particles particularly if the alarm is old and dusty inside.
Sometimes vacuuming them out helps, sometimes not. Grrrrr!

Sounds like a great dinner with a great friend though.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)

It really was.


(seriously, he lives in a BRAND NEW niiiiice place, nicer than I will afford in the near future--I could understand if it was my old Tree House on Victory Drive??? I think they tune them to piss off smokers. heh. I smoke outside, OF COURSE.)

Posted by: -W (cowfish)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)

I knew I saw you at blockbuster! I was the checkout girl!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)

NO WAY!!!!

I had a trigger, you know a sense of the familiar--but I didn't click on the context!
We were trying to get FREE ENTERPRISE and that was the second BB we had gone to looking...we gave up.

Oh, that is too cool.
I am staying off Legendary Dr--just two miles or so from there on Parmer.

Well you were great, I was joking with DT about this being only the SECOND TIME EVER that I had used my new "checking card"... BIG EVENT he wasn't acknowledging and you laughed with us. I though that was fantastic.

Ginger has her first bank account--and you were there for her 2nd only electronic transaction EVER!


Posted by: -W (cowfish)
Posted at: February 24th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)

Remember that time you thought you saw me when you were working? Now I saw you and you didn't even notice! I was nervous when I was checking you out because I wanted to say something but didn't just in case it wasn't you.

I knew though.

Hopefully I'll see you again. I usually work nights.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 25th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Bubble of Serenity

I went all the way inside to return the movies yesterday...
But it was afternoon and you weren't there.

I'll keep looking.


Posted by: Organizational Anarchist (napalmgod)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)

When I was dating musickal, I discovered that she had problems with bread. She was utterly incapable of toasting or baking it without burning it to the point of smoke coming out. This actually happened rather often.

That's when I learned the trick: A damp washcloth over the face of the fire alarm will keep it quiet and non-triggering. Once you're done, take it off the fire alarm.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)

Oooh, excellent advice.

However--I do so enjoy the circus act.

How can I help, ginger?

Stand on that chair with this piece of cardboard!!!
(keeps him out of my--er HIS--kitchen. ^_^)

Posted by: Organizational Anarchist (napalmgod)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)

Okay, then, Idea #2: Have him stand holding a HEPA air filter over the face of the fire alarm.. :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Organizational Anarchist (napalmgod)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)

either that or wrap it in saran wrap, again remebering to remove after searing. of course, this again is not as fun as your roomie standing on a chair frantically waving a piece of cardboard.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)

I just saw Angel-A as well as Paris Je T'Aime a couple of weeks ago. The former was coming out in Paris when I was over there last year and the latter was just out on DVD. I kind of agree with you assessment, except, I'd say it was more like City of Angels lite, except that Besson doesn't really deserve that type of demotion. CoA was definitely an Americanized, watered down super redux of WoD. of course, WoD and Faraway, So Close are two of my favorite movies ever, so i am a bit partial to them. But making the woman a doctor instead of a circus performer or at lewst a dancer or something similar? Very American, and not in the good way - in the way that American-ness annoys people abroad. I thought that removed a lot of the visual poesie of Damiel's observation of her.

I used the word "poesie". See my beret and my tweed jacket?

Paris Je T'Aime just rocks and is a bunch of stories about love in Paris and its many faces. I recommend it.

I would say War was a bad Jason Statham (and Jet Li, and Corey Yuen, for that matter) movie. Either of the Transporter movies is a good, solid bet, even though 2 lacked anything nearly as cool as the grease scene in the garage.

Congrats on the smoke detector ballet and the successful card transaction! when we were younger, we'd say that dinner was ready when mom set off the smoke alarm.

Posted by: Robbat2 (robbat2)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)

War is first-rate compared to Crank. I don't know what the producers were thinking when they did Crank.

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)

My lord, yes! I wholeheartedly agree.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 16th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
Roller Girl

My skin crawls at the very idea of City of Angels being compared to Wings of Desire. WoD is in my top three favourite films of all time. Ugh. What the hell were they thinking???

I was living in Germany when it came out, and spent time in Berlin, West and East, before the Wall came down. It just cannot...cannot....*THROWS HANDS IN AIR*

The grease scene in Transporter was amazing.
I watched the making-of over and over.

god i am tired...just got in from work a little while ago,
brain a bit fried.

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: February 16th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)

Yeah. Grease scene was one of the most memorable and creative fight scenes I've seen in any movie that didn't have Jackie Chan in it. Amazing!

City of Angels should be burnt. The guy who wrote and directed it meant well. it was supposed to be somewhat of an homage, but instead, it was the embarrassing cousin at the wedding that leads to the bride crying and the best man being carted away by the police. I wanted to give it a chance, I did, but I fail each and every time.

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