Archive for December, 2012

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper

I’m so glad that Kathy Griffin will be joining Anderson Cooper tonight to co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage for the sixth consecutive year.

It’s always so much fun to watch these two interact. I can’t wait to see what will happen tonight.

“Happy New Year” everyone!


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pbp12Many have called me crazy, but for the second year in a row I will be wading into Lake Washington on Tuesday morning to start off the new year. It all started last Dec. 31 with a friend’s suggestion, and after a bit of hesitation, I joined the throngs (many in costume) at Matthews Beach for a bracing start to 2012. And to answer the questions I get most often; no, you don’t jump off a dock — you walk into the lake; to get the official patch, you have to immerse yourself (put your entire head under water); and yes, it’s very, very, very, very cold.

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Hoo boy, this looks good.

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The poster for the new “Star Trek” film. I know it’s not due until next May, but it sure looks cool.

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Marsha Glazière’s book features 41 paintings of Puget Sound area coffee shops. And she mentions my favorite, Joe Bar.

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First off, a warning. This is NOT a family-friendly holiday film, but a twisted/creepy 1975 thriller from director Bob Clark (“Porky’s” and “A Christmas Story’) set in a sorority house at Christmastime. It was a precursor to a generation of horror films, full of shocks and thrills (be very afraid of what’s in the attic) and great/campy performances from Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin and Olivia Hussey. Not for the squeamish, and you probably shouldn’t watch it alone.

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