Stuff and such.

Monday, January 07, 2008
The Amy’s Vegetable Barley soup? Disappointing. Pretty bland, not much flavour at all. The postitive? It was nowhere near as salty as most canned soups which was a refreshing change. I’d like to try their chunky tomato bisque, the corn chowder, and the fire-roasted southwestern veggie. Oooh or the Mexican casserole bowl… I already know that I like their burritos. I’ve been buying them on and off for the past few years. I wouldn’t mind sampling the garden veggie lasagna. And the Mexican tamale pie. And the shepherd’s pie. And the mac and cheese (not a big fan but it looks soooooooooooooo good). I shouldn’t be allowed to visit their website on a grumbly tummy. Moving on…

I’ve been trying to finish off season 2 of Lost but it’s been slow going ***SPOILERS*** – just learned that (no surprise) Henry Gale isn’t really who he says he is, Hurley had an imaginary friend, Libby isn’t a doctor but a former patient in the same mental hospital, we learned how Rose and Bernard met and why she’s not so eager to leave the island, and John discovered a hidden map inside the hatch (at the expense of fracturing one of his legs).

SPOILERS OVER! I should be able to finish up by the end of the week and start Season 3 by Monday. That way, I’ll finish in plenty of time to be able to watch the season premier at the end of January! Woo hoo. After that, I keep hearing people talking about The Wire so I might check out the first season and see what all the fuss is about but that will have to wait. I also want to experience the second season of Rome.

I’ve also managed to catch a few of documentaries over the past week:

Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices
Walmart is evil. They must have made a deal with the devil … oh wait. Correction, they made a deal with China. Almost as bad. RECOMMENDED.

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
If you thought things in the 70s were bad, just wait. We’re in some serious shit and it’s only going to get worse. I’m predicting anarchy in the USA by 2025 when people like Arnold Schwarzenegger will eventually be told they can no longer drive their giant gas guzzling Hummers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Despite Mr. Anchovy’s great review, I just couldn’t get into this one. Sorry Mr. A. ONLY IF YOU’RE A PUZZLE FREAK.

The Bridge
More people head to San Francisco’s Goldengate bridge than any other spot in the world in order to commit sucide. The film explored the fascination people have with the bridge and looks at the lives of a number of people who took their own lives here through interviews with family and friends. RECOMMENDED.

That’s it. Nothing else to say.


mister anchovy said...

hmmm...well, there are a few activites that I'm pretty obsessive about...maybe that's why I like Wordplay.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I can vouch for Amy's mac and cheese. It's damn good, though mine is better.

Red said...

Karen, Karen, Karen... What am I going to do with you?! All the foodstuffs you mention is dead easy to make at home! Ditch Amy and her bland canned stuff and make your own! Soups, especially. The best thing about home-made soup is that you can make a massive pan and fridge the rest. When I make it, it usually lasts me for about three or four meals.

Wandering Coyote said...

Have to agree with Red re. homemade soups. I always make my own and freeze it in portions. I cannot tolerate canned soup anymore - too salty and too full of crap.

I saw the ads for the WalMart doc, but didn't get to see it. I KNOW they're evil... I KNOW it. But where I live, there's nowhere else to effing shop! Especially for someone like me who lives on a small, fixed income.

SME said...

I'm kind of stalled on Lost season 3. Richard's daughter Demi became a huge fan while she was here for Christmas, and I think we OD'd on the show. ;D

Nathan Southerland said...

Definitely try the southwestern veggie! Also the lentil is pretty good; simple, but good.

And then use those as a model for making your own. ;-P

sp said...

Of course if you can make your own soup...
I'm just happy that you're eating veg!
I use to love the lasagna, the veggie pot pie and the Amy's pizzas. Since I've become vegan I had to cut quite a few of her products out. Now I just buy the Amy's burgers which are also my favorite (no soy content) and very tasty.

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