Who's on vacation tomorrow? That's right. ME! Technically I was also on vacation Friday and today but for tomorrow's vacation day I actually will not be at work. \o/
I didn't know Kim Manners was sick and I was struck by how many people on my friends list mentioned his passing. I'll always remember him best from The X-Files. He directed so many of my favorite episodes.
On Friday night my department and some of their significant others are coming over for a dinner party. My team worked their assess off through January, it's gray and cold
outside and, quite frankly, everyone needs to decompress. About 15 people rsvp'd and I finally have the menu set with Back Alley Gourmet
For appetizers, I'm serving Phyllo Savories with goat cheese & fresh basil, puff pastries with fresh dill shrimp, and layered southwest dip. I'll probably also add some chips and salsa and pita w/ hummus. Dinner entrees are chicken marsala and eggplant parmesan and I ordered a tray of mini desserts. My guests are all bringing beverages so hopefully we'll be covered. *crosses fingers everything goes well*
Have some links: Lesley Stahl Asks Rachel Maddow: What Do You Do at 7 on Sundays? This is a FABULOUS interview. It's funny, smart, insightful and full of great banter.
LESLEY: Well, wait -- don’t zip over that so fast. You were a Rhodes Scholar.
LESLEY: You got your doctorate, you’re actually Dr. Maddow, at Oxford.
RACHEL: Although it seems a bit embarrassing to call yourself when your doctorate is in politics.
LESLEY: But still, you are a screaming intellectual.
And some BSG links:
'Battlestar Galactica's' Ron Moore discusses 'A Disquiet Follows My Soul'
avclub.com interviews Michael Hogan
BSGcast live interview with Michael Hogan. I love his commentary on Dragon Con and his perspective on participating in cons.
Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica: Who would win?
Okay. I am STARVING. I need food.