Biggest Surprises About “G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (Spoiler Alert!)

  1. Brendan Fraser is in it, but in a role so teensy self can’t even describe it as “a bit role.” Self thinks it is outrageous that Brendan Fraser and a co-star from “The Mummy” (the guy who plays the evil high priest), are in this movie together, and the evil high priest has the bigger role.
  2. Sienna Miller has great cheekbones. But she cannot act. Having a good chest and a leggy walk does not mean that one can forego the necessity to act.
  3. American audiences are expected to regard it as a tragedy that the Eiffel Tower is about to be blown up by terrorists. Self doesn’t really care what happens to the Eiffel Tower. After all, she’s gotten to be quite an advanced age without having seen this monument in person, and though that may make her seem like an utter philistine when compared to the likes of Dearest Mum, who’s probably seen it at least a dozen times, self doesn’t think the destruction of the Eiffel Tower is quite Read the rest of this entry »


This is happening in less than a week, people . . .

A staged reading of a new play by Luis Francia

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  94102

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


(In a nutshell)

A plague seems to be affecting the virile young men of a police state, and a patriot can’t figure out if he ought to be a lover or a warrior.

Presented by Bindlestiff in collaboration with The Filipino Center of the San Francisco Main Library and Arkipelago Books.

So Much Fun Today

What did she do?


She went to the Redwood City Farmers Market.  There weren’t as many vendors as there used to be, but self bought about a dozen peaches.  Afterwards, she picked what she thought was the softest one to eat, but she found out it wasn’t all that ripe.  So, she heated up a little bagoong, and spread it on the peach slices, and let me tell ya, it was heaven.


Self attended a kiddie party in Twin Pines Park in Belmont.  She must have passed the park a million times, in all her treks to and fro Notre Dame.  Now was the first time she had occasion to park, get down, and explore.  Her cousin (whose daughter was turning 1) or his wife had tied purple and white balloons to a lot of trees, and set up a buffet consisting of Do-it-yourself-fajita ingredients, grilled chicken, two kinds of lumpia, fruit salad, pasta salad, and strawberry shortcake.  For some reason, everyone was dressed in a purple or purple-and-white top, and no one had remembered to tell self:  self was Read the rest of this entry »

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