Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dream Quest

Waking up with a tattoo when all you did the night before was drink some hot cocoa after watching re-runs of House and Garden TV.


  1. You sure you weren't watching Moby Dick? You're looking a lot like Queequeg.

  2. Since House is one of my favorite shows, I must now beware the pox of tattoos. Still, he is beguiling so it is a chance I need to take.

  3. Willow,

    I must have a reference to Queequeg somewhere on this blog, maybe a couple of years ago. 'Tatts' scare me, and it's one of those puzzlements that I simply don't understand their popularity.

    (They don't go away)

    As for Moby Dick, the John Huston version with Gregory Peck, one of our cats has a white streak irregularly running her nose and chin. 'The Ahab Look'?


  4. Cher,

    On the strength of a friend's recommendation, we've been watching DVDs of House. Part way through the 3rd year, I stopped.

    Despite liking the cast a lot and liking the relatively smart subject matter and liking the quick ironic dialogue, I had concluded that the character House -- though played by Hugh Laurie whose acting I like -- the character was an unmitigated a**hole.

    If I worked with him or for him, it wouldn't be for long.

    On the recommendation of my daughter, I picked up the CDs once more. She assures me that cast changes and a new function for the character makes it more palatable.

    I'll give it a shot. After all, what else do I have to do when I'm eating yoghurt and cereal?

    Whether or not things change enough is problematic -- TV formulas that are very popular don't often change.

    (I'll think of you when I reach the episode dealing with tattoos).


  5. ...just hot chocolate?

    Luv this post and pic

  6. Stuff,

    I can't take credit for the pic, but I think my face may be this frightening on occasion during commute hours.