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I have done many very nice things on my holiday break. I went out to eat every day of the last week. :D I do like eating out. I can cook, but for me cooking is like programming: you put things in, you get the food out. The only non-programming thing about it is the mess afterwards.

When I cook for guests, I usually use one of my mother's or my friends' recipes I brought with me from Russia. Oh, and I have a nice Indian recipe from a co-worker. When I cook for everyday, I usually cook something "healthy" and fast at the same time (i.e mushrooms + sweet peppers + onions + pesto + penne I am cooking tonight) . I abhor pre-packed meals and I don't like to slave away. Food is just food, after all.

My daughter and I caught up on a lot of TV whilst on holidays:

Haven: It left me fairly lukewarm. I guess I am not fond of "special person" stories. I loved Audrey Parker when she had a promise to be "a normal girl in abnormal circumstances" with some female friends as well as with a couple of male admirers. But it seems that all the other female characters either died or disappeared from Haven and all we have left is a "special" Audrey, a man-magnet with whom everyone is in love with.

Also - Reverend Driscoll is such a "straw Christian".

Merlin: I am still loving my way through the season 4, especially appreciating the fact that something is finally happening in this story. After 3 years, the story is finally moving! There was even a baby dragon hatched by Merlin last week! I loved Merlin to bits for his "I want all dragons to be FREE" speech.

Supernatural season 6: My guilty pleasure of the day. My brain switches off, my eyes sparkle with "Dean! Pretty! Castiel! Awesome!". That is all.

Vampire diaries: I am giving up on this. It just seems to be the same the same the same. Life is too short! It could have been a good guilty pleasure show if not for the fact that Stefan is boring and ugly and Damon seems to be wiggling his eyebrows a little too often.

Endgame: We finished this short-lived show about a Russian chess master with agoraphobia who is solving various crimes from his hotel room. This show did have some potential and Alcina is probably my favourite female character of last year's. I need some gifs from this show, of both Arkady and Alcina.

I have forgotten! Today is Halloween! Getting into the spirit of things, my favourite EVER Halloween-y film is "The Addams family".

MAMUSHKA!!!!!


Halloween! Enjoy yourselves!!!! Eat a lot of chocolate but look after your teeth (I am eating Dark Chocolate Cherry Liqueurs as we speak)!!

Date: 2011-10-31 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sternflammenden.livejournal.com
I love the Addams Family, both the movie & the tv series. When I was a little girl, I wanted a black dress and long black hair like Morticia. :)

Date: 2011-10-31 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Me too! I still LOVE the shade of Morticia's lipstick and I had something similar few times.

I remember the first time I watched "The Addams Family". It was a love from the first sight. Says much about the state of my sense of humour. :D

Date: 2011-11-01 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sternflammenden.livejournal.com
Me too. I still want to be Morticia Addams. I need to marry a demented lawyer who likes to wreck toy trains. :)

Date: 2011-11-03 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
THAT WOULD BE NICE.

Date: 2011-10-31 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
Yes, yes, yes! Me too, on all counts! I love Charles Addams's cartoons, too - even the ones that weren't the inspiration for the show.

Date: 2011-10-31 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] intermezzo
I like Haven a lot despite the flaws you described. IDK, I'm intrigued by all the mysteries.

I gave up on SPN last season. Maybe I'll catch up someday, I have no idea.

Merlin...heeeeeeeeeee!

My guilty pleasure this season was Teen Wolf. And I can totally blame a friend of the addiction so really, it's not my fault. *g*

Date: 2011-10-31 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] intermezzo
I meant, "FOR the addiction" *facepalm*

Date: 2011-10-31 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
friend of the addiction sounds good too. It is me - a friend of the addiction.

Date: 2011-10-31 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I also still like Haven, it is just.. I am not as excited as I was last year.

Lol. I am veeeeeeeeery tempted to watch "Teen Wolf" now. I will wait for more eps, and then I will have a guilty spree at Christmas or something (will blame you for this :D).

My daughter and I are still avid fans of 50. ;D But this is one of the few shows I watch as it airs (H50, The Good Wife and The Fades) . My daughter reached the age where she is all "OH STEVE IS SO FIT" which makes me giggle so much.
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From: [personal profile] intermezzo
Well, I watched both seasons, marathon-style, a few weeks ago and I was giddy from the binge so mayyyyyybe I wasn't very objective. LOL

Re: Teen wolf. Hahahaha. DOOOO EEET! Your daughter will probably like it as well. There are teens who are deemed hot by the average joe and jane so I can totally see her squee about all of them. Incidentally, I used to watch the main actor when he was, like, 7 and seeing him kissing girls and running around all sweaty and half naked is messing with my head. Man, it's weird. Also? I feel ancient. LOL Anyway, s1 is over so if you want to watch it, go right ahead, my friend. (The blame shall be all my friend's. I won't take responsibility, ha!)

She has good taste! *g*
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I think Haven might be one of the shows that is much better when you marathon it. Plus, Nathan/Duke thing is always good.
intermezzo: (*fangirl moment*)
From: [personal profile] intermezzo
I think I'm partial to Nathan/Audrey/Duke cos I LIKE ALL THE PAIRINGS AND I CAN'T SETTLE ON ONE, aksdjlafjksfgdkhg

I'm so hopeless. LOL

(sorry for the all caps bit)

Date: 2011-10-31 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
PS: Also - is it just me or has Merlin become much slashier this year?

Date: 2011-10-31 10:25 pm (UTC)
intermezzo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intermezzo
It's not only you! *g*

OMG WHY WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY AREN'T I GETTING NOTIFS?!?! This is SO annoying. I haven't gotten ANY since yesterday. lskjdlsjfldjg

Date: 2011-10-31 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
Welcome back! I hate cooking and love eating out, but mostly I confess I do eat packaged stuff and sandwiches and delivery. *sigh*

I really like Haven, but I'm definitely getting irritated that none of the other women get to stay/live. I especially wish Evvie (or however you spell it) were still there.

Date: 2011-11-03 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I miss the old lady pathologist the most. She was so good and quirky and interesting! I don't understand why she had to die, at all!

Evvie was lawyers a character destined to be killed, though. I liked her, but she was clearly not long for this world.

Date: 2011-11-01 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kem-viva.livejournal.com
Since I can usually watch the Vampire Diaries live every week I do, its pretty fun despite everything lol.

Date: 2011-11-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I think I will watch VD in "marathon" style when the season ends. I always tend to do this with Supernatural and True Blood. I always loose my patience with them if I watch on weekly basis, but if I marathon? just seems to be fun.

Date: 2011-11-01 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trailer-spot.livejournal.com
"The only non-programming thing about it is the mess afterwards. "

I believe the programming equivalent is called debugging. ;D

Date: 2011-11-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Hahahahahahahahaha! TRUE!

Date: 2011-11-02 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llewelyne.livejournal.com
Omg the baby dragon! I wanted to hug it so bad ♥

Date: 2011-11-03 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Me too! IT WAS SO CUTE!!!! AND TOTALLY LOVELY. I want to see it grow.

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