October 24th, 2006

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Well, I have now passed into my final year before the popular culture age at which you are no longer useful (that is, 40). Yes, yesterday was my 39th birthday. I was afflicted with curses. I went to 4 different restaurants before I found one that wasn't closed for some function or another (what the hell are restaurants closing for private functions for?). Anyway, we wound up at Lancaster's, a local establishment dedicated to fine dining. They had several tasty things: a gorgonzola cheesecake appetizer...it was more like a gorgonzola quiche but it was still quite tasty with the small bread chips. Then I had the cauliflour and stilton soup. It was a smooth and nice soup, but it lacked the characteristic bite of a nice stilton blue. Stilton has a great bite and crisp taste when eaten without melting. But it is a bit too smooth when melted. The other item of note was the very fine flourless chocolate cake I had for desert. Quite yummy. Almost made up for the ridiculous number of restaurants I had to go to.

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I think Joey Lawrence would be a huge star if this was 1948. Yes, I have been watching Dancing with the Stars. And Joey Lawrence has the dance ability of the musical stars of the 40s and 50s. And the presence. It's enough to make you want to make 40s and 50s style musicals just because there is now someone who can do it again.

Of course, I would like to see those 40s and 50s musicals be revived because most of the ones I like were uplifting without being smaltzy and stupid. I mean, who really doesn't like Holiday Inn or Singing in the Rain? People without taste, that's who.