This is a Cronut (TM). For those of you who have somehow missed this, a Cronut is an invention of the Dominique Ansel bakery in Soho that is a cross between a doughnut and a croissant, filled with a lemon cream (this month, I think they’re going to change flavors monthly). New Yorkers, being an insane people, have been standing in line for two hours for these things. I had a friend in town this morning. She wanted a cronut. So in line we stood. Verdict: good, but not worth 2 hours. However, their egg sandwich was also amazing.
I have a friend coming to visit tonight and we’re going to the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island tomorrow. I did not plan this far enough in advance to get an awesome 1920s-ish outfit to wear, and that is sad.
Still my favorite story from the Lord of the Rings set: Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with the horse he rode in the movies that after filming was over he bought it from its owner. If that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what could.
Don’t forget that he also bought Arwen’s horse for her stunt rider when she couldn’t afford it.
#Also don’t forget that for the Rohirrim they put a call out for locals #”Bring a horse show us you can ride it and get a part in the battle scenes” #And one women went out roped a wild horse and rode for a few days to set #And got to be a rider of rohan
Also sort of relevant- Viggo also bought the horse that costarred with him in the movie Hidalgo and subsequently took the horse (tj) with him to the red carpet premier.
Also most of the Riders of Rohan are actually women because when they put out that call mostly women showed up with their horses and the costume team just stuck beards on them.
If this isn’t the best post I don’t know what is.
And Ron Moore is showrunning. This has the potential to be SERIOUSLY cool. :)
To answer the “which of the book series I read will get picked up for a tv show next” question.
Some days it takes every bit of my self control not to rage-quit my job. This is one of those days. Sigh, Mondays.
BF: “There’s just not quite enough space in this apartment.”
“That’s true of all of New York City. There’s just not quite enough space anywhere.”
And that’s why we’re moving.