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My heart goes out to all the Flanvention folks who got screwed with their pants on by Booster Events. Mad props, however, to the California Browncoats for hustling to make the best of a bad situation and to the Browncoats everywhere who are opening their wallets to help them out. And even more props to Adam Baldwin for showing up anyway.

I'm also sending out lots of snoogles and healthy thoughts to kelbelle, who is one of the bravest and most amazing women I know.

I made some pumpkin bread last night using the Libby's recipe, but it's only okay. Anyone got a totally kick-ass recipe they'd like to share?

This week's Studio 60, by the way? Really damn good. And you know why? Aaron did almost all of my Five Things. I'm just saying. Also, I didn't think it was possible within the bounds of the physical world as we understand it for Bradley Whitford to be any more adorable than he already was, but apparently I was wrong. Damn.

I've been watching a ton of Scrubs on Comedy Central and falling in love with that show all over again. They reran the episode where Carla finds out she's pregnant on Wednesday, and then last night's new episode on NBC was Carla finally having the baby. Why isn't this show the number one comedy and completely weighed down with Emmys? There is no justice. At least NBC is (sort of) keeping it around, albeit intermittently.

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em_meredith
Dec. 8th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mad props, however, to the California Browncoats for hustling to make the best of a bad situation and to the Browncoats everywhere who are opening their wallets to help them out. And even more props to Adam Baldwin for showing up anyway.

A-men!
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking good thoughts for you guys hoping that you end up having a blast even without stupid Booster Events. Give carmen_sandiego a squeeze for me. And Adam Baldwin, of course, if the opportunity presents itself.
kiss_me_cassie
Dec. 8th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Anyone got a totally kick-ass recipe they'd like to share?

I have one chicklet25 shared with me that is scrumptious. I will dig it up and email to you this weekend. :)
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
zandras_court
Dec. 8th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
1) I got a pumpkin bread one that includes chocolate chips if you want it. It'll take me a bit to type it up, but I'll send it to your lj email.

2) When watching S60 this week, I kept thinking "Hey, Aaron actually listened to Sus!". I was checking off the 5 things in my head. *g*
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm, chocolate and pumpkin. :)
austin360
Dec. 8th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Why isn't this show the number one comedy and completely weighed down with Emmys? There is no justice.

Becuase people suck. It's amazing that Arrested Development got the props it deserved. I want to fix the Emmys. You know how much I want to make out with that awards show, but sometimes those Emmy voters are fucking wasted.

pookha
Dec. 8th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
I *love* Scrubs and have been trying to get people hooked for six years now. For all the long time fans that are starting to get tired of it (there are a few around me) there seems to be a matching new fan who is just finding the show now. I think the constant rerunning of it this season has helped them immensely. I haven't watched last night's epi yet but I cannot wait. I also am excited for the upcoming musical!!

I have a pumpkin gingerbread recipe but have never tried it. Will email that to you! :)
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
I've missed a lot of the last season or two because NBC always manages to schedule it (when they even deign to put in on the air in the first place, that is) opposite something else I like. But my DVDs of the first two seasons are nearly worn out. I'm looking forward to catching the episodes I missed in reruns.
mikijean
Dec. 8th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Who knew that all we had to do was offer to fix the shows for free and they'd take us up on it? :) You need a direct line to Aaron's office. Look how well things work when they show well-meaning people actually working on a challenging task. It's a Christmas miracle!

Scrubs is just exactly the right combination of daffy (drumline!) and gooey (in the end, only Turk can give Carla what she needed during labor--sniff!) for me, although I wonder how many people can't accommodate the wild forays into fantasy or the quick cuts to five different jokes in three seconds. We've talked about this before, but it explains why King of Queens or Two and a Half Men survive while Arrested Development sails into the sunset--a lot of people don't want to have to think about their TV after a long day; they just want to put their feet up and get a half-hearted chuckle out of something that doesn't demand anything from them at all. That is completely foreign to me--if my television isn't making me work a little and rewarding me for that work, it's boring me--but these days I'm not sure I can blame anyone for being tired at the end of the day.

Which Libby's recipe did you use? I generally use and love their Pumpkin Cranberry Bread recipe that includes orange juice--although I use Craisins instead of fresh and add tons of pecans--but Dave doesn't like cranberries, right? If that's not the one you use, I can send it to you to see if you like it or if it's similar to the one you already have.
austin360
Dec. 8th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
although I use Craisins instead of fresh and add tons of pecans--but Dave doesn't like cranberries, right?

Susannah will pout if she has to eat dried fruit. It's adorable.
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
In fact, Craisins are the only dried fruit that I can stand. I even made cranberry spice cookies for the cookie exchange.
mikijean
Dec. 9th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
She could pick 'em out and eat the bread! Or, you know, not put them in in the first place.

She actually ate cranberry muffins over Thanksgiving, but she might have just been being polite. ;)
hannasus
Dec. 8th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, part of the reason I love Scrubs is that I don't feel like I have to work for it. They practically beat you over the head with their gags so you don't really have to pay a lot of attention to enjoy it, yet it still somehow manages to delight me. And there's a comforting sameness to the way the characters interact and the rhythm of the stories and the finely balanced funny-to-schmaltz ratio that I find very watchable. I can literally sit on the couch knitting and watching hours of Scrubs episodes in a row without even noticing the passing of time. It's a mac-and-cheese show for me.

I saw the cranberry bread recipe on their web site but decided against it since I recently made cranberry spice cookies. But if you say it's good I'm going to have to try it.
mikijean
Dec. 9th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
I'd think you could substitute any number of other things for the cranberries to good effect--just nuts or chocolate chips and nuts or...other things and nuts. I've found the bread has a mild but distinct flavor, is moist (the OJ, maybe?), and gets that awesome "crust" that you get on really good quickbreads. But it's also possible I'm not a gourmand, so...grain of salt. It's also really easy--it's what I make to give to the neighbors every Christmas.

And it uses Alton's muffin method!
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