Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Random Thoughts

Started watching the new Ten Commandments. I did not feel the need for a new version. I still love Charlton Heston's Moses, and Yul Brynner owned the role of Pharoah. Here is my question, in this new version, why do all the actors speak with English accents? Strange, I would have thought that Moses and the crew would have had more middle Eastern accents.

My brother, who is way too involved in the show Lost, sends us weekly emails breaking down the latest show and with links to other websites about it. This week he decided to assign our "matching" character to each one of us. My husband gets to be Jack. Perfect. My hubby is a take charge, straight arrow, leader. My sister in law gets to be Kate. Cute and a leader and sexy in a tank top. Who do I get to be? Ana-Lucia. The rogue cop that everyone on the island hates. And her lips are a little deformed. After I emailed my complaints my brother tried to back out of it by saying that I am "tough" and would do "anything for my family." I told him he'd better cool it or I would have to go all Ana-Lucia on him.

Why do restaurants have Limited Time Only items. I know its to "try things out" but don't make me fall in love with Cheesaritos and then not be able to have them any more Mr. Taco Bell!

I was just working up the nerve and inclination to take a cruise. The movie Titannic had pretty much killed that for all these years but I was getting over it. Until yesterday. I saw the preview for Poseidon. I may be a confirmed landlubber now.


  • The reason that restaurants do LTOs (Limited Time Offers) is to make sure that people have time to fall in love with the product and when they bring the product back, usually the next calendar year.
    I work in Adertising with an agency that handles KFC & Taco Bell. Which product did you fall in love with??


    By Blogger justasideffect, at 4/11/2006 8:41 AM  

  • Yeah, the English accent is distracting. If they're going to do that they should go all out and have the actors speak with a Scottish brogue. "Aye, Moses!"

    I've never seen "Lost." I long for the simpler days when you only had to choose between Ginger and Mary Ann.

    Here's a thought about trying to get people to fall in love with a fast food item: out of sight, out of mouth.

    By Anonymous Tank, at 4/11/2006 9:59 AM  

  • I've taken two cruises, and they are great...even though in the beginning I was critical. don;t have to drive!

    By Blogger mrsmogul, at 4/11/2006 10:06 AM  

  • What are Cheesaritos? They must be trying them out on you Texans. I need to know! If they're serving something new at Taco Bell, I must try it. I know it's not real mexican food, or ever real food, but I am hopelessly addicted. The baja chicken chalupa calls to me.

    By Anonymous TB, at 4/11/2006 10:12 AM  

  • I miss TGIFridays bruscetta potato wedges. Mmmmm. Damn their LTOs. Deb, you are so not Ana-Lucia. She's totally unapproachable. Why do you have to resemble a chick character anyway? There's so few on that island to choose from.

    By Blogger Tink, at 4/11/2006 10:16 AM  

  • Ugh... I meant bruschetta. I'm an Italian who can't spell half the things she makes. :)

    By Blogger Tink, at 4/11/2006 10:18 AM  

  • There was a Wendy's chicken sandwich with bacon and ranch dressing and some kind of good cheese. It was a LTO. This was at least seven years ago; I still remember how good it tasted.

    By Blogger Arabella, at 4/11/2006 10:26 AM  

  • Tank: That would be so cool if they DID speak with Scottish accents! Then they could run around shouting "The Slaves must be free!" Sorry, too much Braveheart around my house.

    Tink: Thanks for not thinking I am at all like Ana-Lucia. Except she does look good in a pair of low rider jeans....also, on the bruschetta thing. I went to an Italian restaurant (a real one not the Olive Garden) and pronounced like that skinny bitch Giada does on the Food Network. The waiter looked at me like I was nuts.

    TB's - it was a LONG time ago. You probably weren't even driving when I was eating Cheesaritos. They were simply cheese and red sauce in a tortilla. And only .59 cents!

    By Blogger DebbieDoesLife, at 4/11/2006 10:49 AM  

  • Taco Bell had Chicken Meximelts when I was in colleg. And then they disappeared from the menu. The killing part about Taco Bell LTO food is that the LTO food is made of elements of other regular menu items. They have all the stuff to make you a chicken meximelt. They just won't. Damn you Taco Bell!

    By Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen, at 4/11/2006 11:40 AM  

  • Remember how many kids were even afraid to take a bath after Jaws came out?

    By Blogger wordgirl, at 4/11/2006 1:19 PM  

  • That thing sounds like the Enchirito. It comes in a little plate, and it's just cheese and red sauce and tortilla. Actually, now that I looked at the Taco Bell website I discover that it has beans and ground beef in it too. All I know is that you need a fork to eat it; it melts in your mouth; and I'm going to shoot you because now I want one.

    By Anonymous Sharla, at 4/11/2006 2:49 PM  

  • I've been wanting to take a cruise lately, too and I've never wanted to before. Weird.

    By Blogger Trish, at 4/11/2006 4:05 PM  

  • We started watching Ten Commandments last night too. In fact, my daughter was on her My Space and actually logged off to watch it, so interested was she.

    My kids are woefully uninformed religiously, evidenced by my son asking me who Moses was. So I tried to explain what little I knew while we watched.

    About 20 minutes into it, my 13 year old turned to me and said, "How much are they paying these actors, cause they all stink," and went off to play video games.

    My daughter, 15, got all pissed off because she'd logged off the internet to watch that piece of crap, and insisted we continue watching, until she noticed the foam coming out of my ears and allowed me to switch to a repeat of Blow Out.

    By Anonymous candy, at 4/11/2006 6:34 PM  

  • Up here in Minnesota you can still get Cheesaritos at Taco Bell. You have to specifically ask for them, however. They still have the "cheesarito" button on the cash register, even though they don't list them on any of the menu boards, the sneaky bastards. Its like a special secret between the Bell and certain customers.

    By Anonymous J, at 4/14/2006 12:45 PM  

  • Tell your bil to add me to his Lost mailing list!! nicoleanddaniel at peoplepc dot com

    love your blog by the way!

    By Blogger Nicole, at 4/15/2006 10:38 AM  

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