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16 September 2011 @ 01:23 pm
Jacked from the Flist : Friday Five  
1. What was the last book you read, and what is your opinion of it?
The last book I finished was The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s kind of amazing, though there’s quite a bit of racism and man-focused sex that didn’t bother me quite so much because it felt true to the characters, but could understandably turn some folks off. It’s multi-viewpoint, which is a favorite of mine and the plot is pretty tight for almost the entire book (the last few chapters are a bit more rambly, but I didn’t mind, because they feature two of the best characters). But yeah, highly recommended, especially if you’ve burned through everything by Laura Lippman and Kate Atkinson (like I almost have). I read it's gonna be a mini-series soon too.

2. What was the last movie you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
Dinner for Schmucks. Yeah, I don’t know why either.

3. What was the last TV show you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
Top Chef: Just Desserts. I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, but cooking competitions are my favorite “I don’t feel like thinking tonight so I’m gonna turn this on and have a glass of wine” type viewing. I like this one especially because A: DESSERTS. So much sugary goodness. And B: I’d like to fuck/marry/kill Johnny Iuzzini.

4. What was the last album you bought / downloaded, and what is your opinion of it?
I’m With You by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Two Thumbs Up.

5. What was the last meal you cooked, and how did it turn out?
I made a chickpea, spinach, tomato salad that was pretty damn good. It was one of those I’m broke, lets see what’s in the kitchen kind of meals that I ate on for two days straight.
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jenmarshmallow on September 16th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
That salad sounds delicious!! Sometimes those "whatever's in the kitchen" meals turn out to be the best ever. :D

So, I haven't been watching Top Chef: Desserts, or Bravo at all lately.. have they been running promos for the new Top Chef (regular) or The Next Great Work of Art at all yet?
tokenblkgirl: TV watchin'tokenblkgirl on September 16th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
I think they just started showing promos for both of those shows. I've never seen Next Great Art, but I plan to watch it this year. :)
just heather: Avatar: at least i'm differentheather on September 16th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Mmm, that salad sounds yummy! Also I will check that book out.
tokenblkgirl: Avatar: Tophtokenblkgirl on September 16th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to remember why I used to cook so much. I usually get better results at home than I do eating out.

That book can be tough to read at times, but I couldn't put it down.
DD: [stock] ipod rockdreamon_dreamer on September 17th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
i need to get that red hot chili peppers album. i don't think i've heard a bad review yet.
tokenblkgirl: Musictokenblkgirl on September 18th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
I forgot how much I still enjoy them, this album is very, very good.
most adorable zombie ever: Stock - Teddy Bear Laptopscorpiod1 on September 17th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
I'm not much for reality tv, but omg Top Chef: Just Desserts *_______* I love all the shiny tasty desserts, why can't I eat them all?
tokenblkgirl: TV watchin'tokenblkgirl on September 18th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY! It always makes me want to be more creative in the kitchen too.
made of robust thingsanjali_organna on September 17th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Oh man, there's a Top Chef for Desserts?? MUST WATCH.
tokenblkgirltokenblkgirl on September 18th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
YES!! And it's pretty fantastic, this season is even better than the first.
ozmissage: Movies. S8. children don't grow upozmissage on September 17th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Dinner for Schmucks was so bad. I watched for Rudd and Carrell and immediately regretted it.

That salad sounds tasty!
tokenblkgirltokenblkgirl on September 18th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
It was an impulse decision that I still regret. But I made up for it with Attack the Block this weekend, that was soooo much better.