Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

When we got to Pam Real Thai to meet up with TO and LH for dinner tonight, we were welcomed by balloons strewn about, flowers taped to the walls, and streamers hanging on the window, because, as luck would have it, it was Pam's [something] Anniversary, which meant 20% off everything! This made us feel a little better about being late, despite the fact, we might add, that tonight we were honored with the "most punctual" award by our tennis team. Yes, we are on a tennis team.

Anyway, this whole 20% off thing only allowed us to overeat more than we usually do at Pam Real Thai, so this meant we did NOT order a popcorn when we got to Lincoln Center for a screening of this hilarious 1981 movie, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, starring a very young Diane Lane (see pic) and a very young, but exactly the same looking Laura Dern. Seriously, some of the fashions in this movie were amazing, and we are surely going to think long and hard about these looks again when Halloween approaches. Do you think Diane Lane in 1981 ever thought she would make such movies as Under the Tuscan Sun (which we loved), and Nights in Rodanthe (which we would never go see)? We hope not. Also, if anyone has any verification that "You Give Love a Bad Name" was actually written about Diane Lane, please do tell.

Anyway, we then arrived home to catch the Top Chef finale, which provided the best line of the season - Padma saying about Stefan's dessert - "it was pedestrian at best." You know she heard Salman Rushdie say that a few times and vowed to keep it in her arsenal for the right moment, and relished the fact that she finally got to say it in Season 5, during the finale. Well done, Padma. At least that marriage was good for something.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Did You Miss Us? Our Site Monitor Says "No."

Every time we take a hiatus from blogging, our body just doesn't feel right for some reason. Not in the "changes" way that happened when we were 12 or 13, but in a restless leg syndrome or ADD kind of way.

Maybe the problem has gotten worse recently because of the first few hundred pages of Atlas Shrugged, which we are currently reading ("to prove to yourself you're your public interest law career is a waste of time?" asked our friend's right-wing father the other night at a dinner). In it, a few of the characters have said that the worst thing in the whole entire world is a man without a purpose. Is our purpose blogging about meaningless things? Perhaps.

Anyway, since the Bar exam experience is behind us (praise Xenu!), and we opted out of taking more of them just for fun, like some of our friends in California and Mass this week, what will we talk about? This shall remain a mystery. While our devoted fan(s) and we may not have the shared experience of day to day life at law school or bar prep, there still may be things in the world that warrant commentary. Like Top Chef. Or our mother. Or the working world and how it smells bad (but that we are thankful to have a job).

This blogging thing may get difficult at some points, because at work we sit in "pods," and our boss sits directly behind us and can at any point turn around and see what is on our screen. Oftentimes this has included, gmail, Gossip Girl recaps, and fashion week reviews, so really, what is a little blogger here and there.

So get ready for another iteration of Fishwatch. We are beginning to feel like those "gay nights" that have moved around the City for the last 5 years, only to die a slow, painful, poorly attended death in the 30s on the West side. But we will try our best to keep a downtown, well-attended, open bar feel to this whole experience. Meanwhile, special shout-outs to ET and MC who are bar taking in other states this week. May the force be with y'all.