Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Bookie Club Meet: The Martian by Andy Weir

Have I mentioned that were doing this book yet? Maybe once or twice? Veronica said it was fantastic, so I gave it to family members that ALSO loved it, and then a couple of other Bookies read it and then I did, and it's SO! Here we are:

Let's discuss!

Bookworm Wednesday: Grace Guuuurrll Jones Edition

As I posted previously, Grace Jones wrote a book!! I love NZ and post from them whenever possible, so here, basically, is their review of her music. Plus links to spoilers in her book.

I've loved Grace Jones since Boomerang, which is I know isn't considered her most important work, exactly, but the subversive stuff was mostly before my time. Check with your Fairy of All Media should you wanna read along!

Always with the mouth, this one

In other book news! Paper books are making a comeback and I bet it has to do with nobody caring what kinda *cough 50 Shades cough* smut they're reading. Loud and proud ladies and gents!


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Bookie Club Meet Wednesday Night for The Martian!

And! And yesterday they found water on Mars! Coincidence?? Pfft. Oh and Ridley Scott (you know, the Michael Bay-reminiscent director who blows shite up for a living) totes knew all about that, like two months ago. He just didn't find out in time to be able to answer the question: what would Matt Damon do? Trailer!

I guess this is exciting because now they think life might be sustainable on Mars; I just see it ramping up the timeline for shooting boybanders into even deeper space(s). Call me when Jupiter is on the hook! I like big moons and I cannot lie.

In other sciency news:

Monday, 28 September 2015

BWW Fear The Walking Dead S1:E5 Cobalt

Are you guys noticing how few zombies we're seeing? Mayyybe one paltry walker an episode and that just isn't cool.

Anyway! We had Nick and Griselda being dragged off to Puppy Heaven, let's see who wises up first! It's like a baby crawling race: so slow but so adorable. We roll!

Awww back when people exercised...and shot hoops in a non-ironic way




Well I guess no one goes home this week because of Kim?  We'll see!  Let's dance!

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BWW Empire S1:E2 The Outspoken King

Moar Cookie!! Moar Cookie!! Oh. And bye Bunkie

SparklePants News!

There's actually quite a bit of DWTS news today!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

BWW Empire S1:E1 Pilot

So we're finally starting black Dynasty plus music so we can watch with Orvi!

Empire! And Jon Bernthal

We're starting Empire today at NapTime (1:30 - 1:45 ish); I've been wanting to for a while and once Rolling Stone called Taraji P. Henson the Tyrion Lannister...could.not.resist. See you then for some ill-advised pompadours of destiny!

Tyrion has wicket eyes!
In the meanwhile, I just wanna mention an actor that I dig the mostest. Allow me to fangirl re: Jon Bernthal.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Oscar Buzz

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I was reading People Magazine today and there was an article about Oscar buzz and The Toronto International Film Festival. So I thought I'd list the films and actors in it here for our Oscar Bookie Watch:

SICARIO:  Best Actress:  Emily Blunt
Opens Oct 2
Brief Summary: Fight against Mexican drug cartels

BEASTS OF NO NATION: Best Actor: Idris Elba
Opens Oct 16
Brief Summary:  ragtag soldiers in African civil war

THE DANISH GIRL: Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Opens Nov 27
Brief Summary: Base on one of the first male to female reassignment surgeries.

THE MARTIAN: Best Picture/Cast?
Opens Oct 2
Brief Summary: "Cast Away with an Intergalactic twist" (People)

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS:  Best Actress: Sandra Bullock/Best Picture?
Opens Oct 30
Brief Summary: Political drama about a campaign consultant

ROOM: Best Actress: Brie Larson
Opens Oct 16
Brief Summary: A woman and her son are kidnapped

FREEHELD:  Best Actress: Julianne Moore/Ellen Page
Opens Oct 2
Brief Summary: A true story based on the a Jersey cop (Moore) diagnosed with cancer that fights to have her pension left to her parter (Page)

ABOUT RAY:  Best Actress: Naomi Watts/Elle Fanning
Opened Sept 18
A story of a transgender teen (Fanning) and her family

BWW Scream Queens Pilot Epi @ 7:45

Reno and Steams were wanting to watch this and we're all jumping in! Plus it's pretty much all people are talking about right now.

See you tonight at 7:45 Bookie Standard Time!

Friday, 25 September 2015

DAAM: Steel Magnolias Part 2!

Lookit these lovely ladies later on!

Dinner and a Movie: Steel Magnolias!

Grab your kleenex AND inhalers, y'all, this is a funny funny sad movie and all I remember thinking was that I wanted to see 10 more movies just like it.

It looks like there WAS. a remake, I would watch the shite outta this:

The recipe is the lovely Reno's Janelle's Jambalaya, looks so good, yo!

We roll at 7:45 ish!

Happy Friday! Steel Magnolias Tonight!

Continuing our reign as the hippest Bookie Club out there, we are rolling Steel Magnolias tonight at 7:45 ish Bookie Standard Time! Roll your eyes all you wanna, this movie is AWESOME!

Reno has done the recipe this week, it is Chinquapin Parish Jambalaya and you can find it here! I'm making it, I think Charlie and Veronica are planning to as well. Woo hoo!!

It's a gorgeous fall day and let's socialize! Here's some funky music to get us going:

Ooh! And I'm still @gingesbecray if anyone wants to watch me tweet ineffectively at famous strangers. I would love more following suggestions!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

BWW Drag Race S4:E5 Snatch Game!

All right all right all right huntys! My very favourite part of the Drag Racing: Snatch Game is tonight, woo hoo!!

We all know Shazza ain't got no sense of haha, so let's see what It's Willem, It's On My Headshot Right Back There can do!

Rolling around 7:45!

Dinner and a Movie: Chinquapin Parish Jambalaya

Alternate name: ANNELLE'S Jambalaya!

In honor of Steel Magnolias I am posting my jambalaya recipe.  I first had this in Ocean City, Maryland (Uh, not so southern, but we were on vacay and the BIL made it).  I fell in love with it and bugged the SIL until I got the recipe out of her.  I eyeball a lot, which is what they did, so bear with me!

A box of Zatarain's Jambalaya Mix Family Size
3-4 Stalks of celery, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
32 Oz. Chicken broth ( less if you like it thicker)
2-3 lbs. split chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (Eyeball it)*
1 sausage, sliced (whatever you like!)  I use beef, but andouille is traditional an most popular.
Shrimp, I use one bag of frozen, you may use fresh, (Eyeball it)*
Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning (or similar)
1 can diced tomatoes
Crusty French Bread for sopping (Optional)

*Seriously, you'll know how much of the meats to throw in at the end by looking at it.  I usually have extra chicken left over to make chicken salad.

Start by buying a box of Zatarain's Jambalaya.  See, easy already! (I buy the Family size one usually)
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I buy a split chicken breast of about 2 or three pounds, which I boil, then shred.  Set aside.
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Slice your sausage!
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Next, dice a few stalks of celery, a green bell pepper, and  a yellow onion and saute' till soft in a large pot.

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Now, start to KINDA follow the Zatarain's directions.  EXCEPT, instead of water use chicken broth the big 32 oz. one. Edit:  you may want to start with less as we like it real thinned, you may not!  Add your Zatarain's rice to the celery, pepper, onion with your chicken broth. Then throw in a can of diced tomatoes!  DO IT!  Zatarain's don't care!  I always throw in a good amount of Tony Chachere's Cajun spice to KICK IT UP A NOTCH!
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

At the last minute, throw in your cooked shredded chicken, your sausage, and your shrimp.

Now, traditionally most Jambalaya is thick, a rice consistency.  But we like ours soupy or stew like, so I add more chicken stock or water to thin it down.  It's totally up to how you like it!

Buy a loaf of crusty french bread and SOP that mofo UP!