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by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?
Replies: 29
Views: 13930

Re: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?

Blimey, it's like a high school reunion! Well big congrats. Lovely to hear. What's his first name? I guess he hasn't got much choice but to love his middle-nakmesake! I can tell you too ways you've been in my collective mind in recent months, both connected to CDs you kindly sent (back in that pre-...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?
Replies: 29
Views: 13930

Re: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?

Hello darlings! Someone told me I was name-checked on this thread—I'm not, but I'm sure I'm right at the back of your collective mind, no? Anyway, my big news is that I have a three-month-old baby boy whose middle name is Elvis. ("miss buenos aires" was my username on a dating site back in...
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

mood - let's get together and compare notes on list books we are getting rid of. Or--do you do BookMooch? I am reading Pat Barker's Regeneration , which I am finding very good, if disgusting (what is it about World War I? Was it really the most disgusting war ever? WWI novels always have so much gro...
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Quiz Question Appeall!
Replies: 12
Views: 2593

Re: Quiz Question Appeall!

You could buy an (illegal) cell phone jammer. It's not like you'd get caught if you only use it for an hour a week, right?
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: well, what do you think of
Replies: 32
Views: 9353

Re: well, what do you think of

It seems like a bonus disc to me, maybe because of the inclusion of "Complicated Shadows" and "Hidden Shame."
by miss buenos aires
Wed May 13, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spectacle on DVD?
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Spectacle on DVD?

Anybody know when "Spectacle" is due to come out on DVD? I am sick of waiting!
by miss buenos aires
Wed May 13, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Best of 2009 -so far
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: Best of 2009 -so far

I couldn't listen to any of the tracks listed, but I love the new Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love. Love it! Also couldn't stop listening to Franz Ferdinand's Tonight, and I've got the new PJ Harvey waiting for me when I get home.
by miss buenos aires
Sun May 10, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

I've heard God of Carnage is excellent—I've never seen Art , which was also written by Yasmine Reza, but I read it for a class and enjoyed it. I have a friend who can sometimes get discounted theater tickets, so I'm hoping her connection comes through for God of Carnage and the West Side Story reviv...
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 01, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Yes, mood, I agree (that you should take my advice on books to read). Recent listies: The Radiant Way (okay, but I am not terribly interested in the characters, and can only tell them apart with the greatest of difficulty), La porte étroite (so, Gide won a Nobel Prize, eh? For literature, or somethi...
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 01, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 729164

Re: Random Thoughts

I never want to move house again. That is all.
by miss buenos aires
Fri May 01, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

I just saw Sunshine Cleaning in the theater, and enjoyed it. It's a film about two sisters stuck in dead-end jobs who start their own crime scene cleanup business. It's marketed as a comedy, but it's not, really—all the jokes got put in the trailer. Flawed, but worth seeing. By the way, I started a ...
by miss buenos aires
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Reading Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at the moment. Definitely intriguing.


My favorite Murakami! Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is also worth checking out.
by miss buenos aires
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Twitter, anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 8022

Re: Twitter, anyone?

The annoying aspect to Twitter (i.e. why I feel entitled to be curmudgeonly about it): a couple of months ago, I was at a small party, and one of the guests (who is usually very polite), kept taking time out to tweet about what she was doing at the party. It's like, you're doing something fun! You c...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 729164

Re: Random Thoughts

Wow, I am SO not looking forward to the prospect of a $103 monthly Metrocard. It makes me want to move back to Jersey out of spite.

And, of course, because New Jersey's where America's at!
by miss buenos aires
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Been focusing on the List lately... The Black Dahlia , London Fields , In Cold Blood (all about murders, which was kind of a downer). Then I lightened things up by reading Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady's Entry into the World . So very 19th-century, what with the epistolary format and outra...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 729164

Re: Random Thoughts

Sad! Well, now that you have the login, you can practice? Everything I know about sports, I learned from crosswords. Especially everything I know about Moises Alou and Mel Ott. I have no idea who they are, but they sure crop up in crosswords a lot.
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Otis Westinghouse wrote:All sections now listed here, but still in their sections (an A-Z of all would be handy to see how it compares to The List!):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/ja ... ks-fiction


Unfortunately my list is arranged chronologically...
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 729164

Re: Random Thoughts

Straight, but Saturdays are the hardest. If you want to give it a go, I can lend you my password. As if we need more things to compete over!
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

First up was Ghost Town (starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni) on DVD. Red and I are both big fans of Gervais' work on Extras and The Office , but after seeing the previews for this one we were a bit concerned that it would be a romantic comedy with a majorly toned-down Gervais in the...
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

Red and I are hoping to catch Frost/Nixon tomorrow, in our annual attempt to see all five best picture nominees (we've already seen Milk and Slumdog Millionaire , which leaves The Reader and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on the "to see" list. I saw Slumdog Millionaire and Milk (both...
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 729164

Re: Random Thoughts

Two random thoughts:

1- I just finished the Saturday NY Times puzzle in 11 minutes, 10 seconds. I am immensely smug about this.

2- I just saw two squirrels out my window, one of whom was trying to stick his face in the other's butt. It was pretty adorable.
by miss buenos aires
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Ooh yeah, that'[s another unread one on my shelf, and all say they love it. Today the Guardian did comedy. Had to write to complain to my friend, chiefly due to the disgraceful omission of any Flann O'Brien, surely way up there as one of the funniest writers ever. Still, their genre based approach ...
by miss buenos aires
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
miss buenos aires wrote:the camerawork made me sick to my stomach.

In what way?


Well, imagine you had just bought a camcorder, and you were walking around with it and talking to people, and then you were in the middle of a huge hurricane, and filming that. It was so shaky, I felt like I was on a ship.
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 418912

Re: Recently viewed films

Saw Trouble the Water last night, a documentary about Katrina... Great story, but I literally had to shut my eyes about 20 minutes in and stay that way, as the camerawork made me sick to my stomach.
by miss buenos aires
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 351351

Re: books, books, books

Otis, that was a brilliant pitch. You've won me over. Pynchon is next on the list after I finish all I've got. I'm trying to read at least 25 new books this year, so it would be really cool to discover a new author whose catalogue I could devour. Don't feel like you have to like it, though--a lot o...

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