It’s the time of year that I so look forward to. The Decking of the Halls, and trees, and anything else I can string lights across and hang ornaments from. This year’s new additions are the foam snowflakes I found at my local .99 cents store.
What are your favorite pre-Christmas Day activities?
Peace be with you.
~ K. L. Parry ~
Author of The Pirate’s Daughter and a King’s Ransom
As many of you may have known from my last post, I spent the good part of last week and into the past weekend suffering from a flue…ugh! The only good part of it was that I got to enjoy my couch and the flat screen TV my thoughtful children gifted me with this last Christmas. Oh, yeah…, made even better once I hooked it up to my 80’s style stereo, a welcomed hand-me-down from my sister. (Thanks, Sis.) Because of this I was able to enjoy one of the funniest and raunchiest movies I’ve seen in quite a while. Your Highness starring Danny McBride and James Franco, an epic comedy adventure. Wow!
Hysterically funny! Just a warning; this movie is not for kids. It contains a lot of fowl language and suggestive dialogue and some nudity. The setting resembles the Middle Ages with castles and swords and all that stuff. A parody on all those saving the fair maiden tales, it tells of two brother who set out on a quest to rescue a virgin from an evil wizard. Lude, full of action and explosive bloodshed. Natalie Portman plays a gutsy, sword slinging heroine, James Franco the charming prince who’s moronic bride is stolen from him, and Danny McBride the bumbling brother. This movie was slammed by reviewers and I say they’re all a bunch of prudes! Where is your sense of humor? I loved it and plan on adding Your Highness to my personal collection right along side Blazing Saddles and Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Now for some foodie talk. Last Sunday evening I had the pleasure of accompanying a friend to Gary Brick’s Ramp 7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA. 818-768-6499. I have grown to love this place though my first experience there 4 yrs. ago was less than epic. Maybe the trick is to show up late or on an off night, I don’t know, but I’ve got to say that my last two visits there have been very rewarding. I originally had ordered an item off the menu, asking our waiter about how the fish was prepared. He literally stopped me with an “I don’t recommend that.” Nice, I thought. A waiter that actually cares about his customer. That immediately scored points with me. He then recommended an item from the list of daily specials, Halibut steak w/ a garlic butter sauce, twice baked potato and fresh broccoli. Soooooo, good. Delicious! Moist but flaky fish, fresh broccoli cooked perfectly and retaining a bright green. I also liked that the portions were adequate but not over much. The dish ran about $21.99, I think. I was in a bit of a food delirium by the end of the meal. Great service and awesome food. I highly recommend it.
Until next week, K.L. Parry