My sister and her husband stayed home last night — on a Friday night, no less — to watch the sci-fi classic Serenity starring Nathan Fillion.
It was a gift from me.
Not the movie itself — I’m sure they caught the film on Netflix or Hulu. No, their fascination with ‘all things Fillion’ started during their Christmas vacation with me here in New York City.
I took them to a Broadway show. To Jazz at Lincoln Center. To movies and restaurants and shops. Santa even visited my apartment.
But the gift that has continued to ‘keep on giving?’ An impromptu Castle marathon on the last day of their trip, when we all agreed that lying on the couch sounded like fun.
The day Lou and Chuck discovered the charms of Nathan Fillion.
Now they are catching up on episodes of Castle and learning all about his past as Captain Mal in Firefly and Serenity.
I love to watch an obsession come together!
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What do you do when you’re bored?
I read. Go to the movies or a show. Often just hop online.
Clearly that wouldn’t work for this guy.
Kudos to him for raising money for charity!
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Say it isn’t Sbarro.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the pizza chain may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early as next week. They are seeking something called ‘debtor-in-possession’ financing from a group of hedge funds to keep the stores open and operating while in bankruptcy.
I for one hope they find the sauce they need.
It’s not that Sbarro is my favorite restaurant. The pizza biz in New York City is crowded and highly competitive; you can find a better pie at several places in my neighborhood alone.
But Sbarro is the slice I associate with Times Square.
Long before I lived in Manhattan, my trips into the city were for one thing and one thing only: theatre. We would jam two or more plays into a day, if the show times allowed.
And when you’re running from venue to venue, grabbing a slice at Sbarro was quick and cheap and satisfying. I’m sure it still is for the legion of tourists who overwhelm the theatre district every single day (except maybe Mondays).
Call me nostalgic, but I can’t imagine Broadway without Sbarro. Let’s find the bucks, people, and help them keep their slice of the Great White Way.
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