pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (bourdain - noodles)
Bourdain's not just breeding, he's getting MARRIED! (So there's hope for an affair yet. :P) It's going to be a girl, and this fills me with delight:
Maybe I'm being a bit naive, but I always loved the idea of raising a little wild child. You know, somebody who grew up playing with Vietnamese kids and Indonesian kids. I love the idea of a kid who grows up speaking both Italian and English and maybe a little Bahasa. You know, a street smart, tough little ragamuffin with sunburned hair who suddenly shows up in the American school system with kung fu skills and multiple languages.
I feel that my globetrotting as a young child did me well, and if I had the resources, I would do that with any hypothetical n00blets.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (bourdain - noodles)
Rerun of an Anthony Bourdain interview on the local NPR affiliate (streaming Realaudio, mp3 hi, mp3 lo), starts about four minutes in. Bonus interview with Ira Glass in the last third. Have been pondering the similarities between Mr. Bourdain and Mr. Gaiman. Perhaps my sekrit type is aging ex-punks with sexy voices and a penchant for leather jackets.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (bourdain - noodles)
A short interview with Anthony Bourdain, and a Q&A with Michael Ruhlman (who has a blog now) on Salon about the proposed foie gras ban in New Jersey. I don't know how I feel about the whole foie gras thing, although I am sure a CAFO is infinitely more cruel than a bunch of geese that line up for the gavage.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (bourdain - hello kitty)
Oh Tony, you're such a whore. But I forgive you, since people will get free books out of it. You have to be 21+, but I don't think there's anybody who isn't. Dear god, I've known some of you since you were babies. (Well, not baby babies, but really really young) I FEEL OLD NOW.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (politik - we can do better)
Watching Beirut die, a piece by Anthony Bourdain. You may have to watch an ad to read the article, but it is well worth it.

Bush I once called Portland "Little Beirut" because of the ferocity of the protests against him. It seems almost laughable in retrospect now.

There was also a shooting at the Jewish Federation in Seattle today. One dead, four injured. Psycho pissed off Muslim guy.

As I said before, so fucking done with the world. If you need me, I'm going to be scouring obsessively for details on the new Sims 2 pets expansion.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (spider - computer)
I swear to god this journal will not turn into BourdainFilter, but fuckin' a, he's everywhere I turn. I read an article about food movies in the Times and there he was, cheerily fulfilling his media whore duties and blurbing something about Spanglish. And an article about him in my own backyard, and I didn't catch it.

Saw PotC 2 yesterday. Profoundly silly and not as good as the original, but still cracking fun. Critics can go stuff themselves. Don't seem to remember so much Jack/Elizabeth wotsis in the first one (I haven't seen it but once, so I may be misremembering things), but after what happened w/X3, I'm past being amazed at what people can and will do with beloved and logical franchises. Two things though: I did not expect the part of Davy Jones to be played by Cthulhu, and Keira Knightley in pirate drag? Heartily approve.
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (bookish)
I don't know what it is about summer, but everybody seems to be remembering and posting their dreams.

Book tours, Anthony Bourdain, the curiosities of fandom-generated economies )
Gods, I am a gigantic fandom dork.
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Another interview with Anthony Bourdain, which you should read just to hear about Rachael Ray pistol-whipping vegans. (No animosity held towards any vegans, real or abstract. I just thought it was damn funny.)

[ profile] threerings, you should email me your address so I can send you those discs of A Cook's Tour I promised you so long ago.
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A great interview with Anthony Bourdain

See, I love Anthony Bourdain. He has influenced a lot of my perceptions about food and what it means to enjoy life. He loves Portland (I do believe on the next season of No Reservations he's doing a Pacific Northwest thing with Chuck Palaniuk), and that has endeared him to me forever. In my dreams we are carrying on a long and torrid affair. But I also hate him, because he is doing exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life: eat, travel, travel and eat, travel and eat and write, and get paid for it.