Well, for quite a while I have had nothing to say to anyone about anything and it is getting a bit claustrophobic. So I figured I should start saying some things into the void, dumb and trivial as they might be.

A while back there was a video store closing sale so we picked up a number of TV series on DVD at 75% off. One Darrin picked out was American Gothic. I never really heard about this show before but it is kind of cool. It was cancelled after one season in '95-'96. Apparently it has a cult following, but I can't seem to find *too* much about it on the internet. We did find the proper order to watch the episodes, which is not the order they are in on the DVDs.

Well we just recently finished the series and it is cool. It has a bit of an ambiguous ending and maybe we need to watch the whole thing again, which will be fun enough.

Anybody else seen this? Are you a fan?

It stars Gary Cole as the delightfully evil Sheriff Lucas Buck, and Lucas Black as a rather creepy little boy named Caleb Temple who is fond of saying "Day-dee" (daddy). Due to the child actor's name I find myself accidentally referring to both characters as Lucas. I guess the name similarity is just a coincidence though.

I never thought I would say that Lumbergh from Office Space was attractive in any way but in this role he kind of is, haha. Maybe it is the vests and puffy shirts and longcoats. But I may have a bit of an odd preference in men's fashion.

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Five Replies to American Gothic

Scott Hardie | February 7, 2011
I'm pretty sure Kelly was a fan and would have more to say. I saw maybe half an episode during the original broadcast run and was impressed, and always meant to watch the series. I wonder if it would have been more successful if launched today on basic cable.

Steve West | February 8, 2011
I was going through an "I hate Gary Cole" phase at the time but his turn in The West Wing has won me over. I'm gonna hunt this one down.

Jackie Mason | February 8, 2011
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Denise Sawicki | February 8, 2011
That would be too cool if I actually influenced someone to watch something, Steve... I hope you do :)

Steve West | February 8, 2011
100 percent chance I will. I'll let you know if I liked it (I have little doubt I will). Thanks!

Prayer for the Paranoid

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I wish I wasn't such a freakin idiot about cars

Seems like every time I need an oil change they want to do $600 of service on my car even though it's running fine. It's getting so I absolutely dread oil changes because I feel like such an idiot not knowing what I really need done to the stupid car and I feel like an asshole if I say anything about it. I hate my stupid car. Go »

Ghost of an Unkissed Kiss

As though I don't look bad enough for sharing information on my lame celebrity crushes, here's a real-life one, albeit a really old one. I'd forgotten that his full name was in the movie we watched the other day and maybe hearing his name was what got me started on this nostalgic path. He's got a common name. Go »

Crazy day

More happened today than in my usual month I think... which goes to show you how uneventful my life is. So I don't think sleep is really going to happen. Go »


Over the weekend we went to Mills Fleet Farm to pick up the specific present my dad wanted for his birthday. I doubt you have the Fleet Farm in the more "civilized" parts of the world but it is a bit like a Walmart with the addition of things like calf medicine, saddles, fence posts, and a huge amount of hardware, machinery, building supplies, etc. I mostly stick to the more Walmart-like areas of the store, except for that one time when I built a fence :). Go »

More about the coat obsession

I know I already put the pictures on Facebook but I have such an infatuation with this coat that I need to post about it a bit :P. Here is the real dude in the real coat: Here is Darrell in our coat we just bought: Here's me in the coat: Here I am in the coat again (brighter shot): Anyhow, generally when you find pictures of this guy he has on the suspenders and no vest. He does wear a vest sometimes though! Go »

Would you like the receipt with you, or in the bag?

I don't really understand why people ask this. Doesn't it take longer to ask this question and wait for the answer than to just let the person do what they please with the receipt? Oh well. Go »

Happy anniversary!

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