Favorite Things…weekly obsessions…magic sparkles

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by Otessa:

So I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. I feel quite guilty about it. But, I’m back, with some of my weekly obsessions.

#1 "EL TAMARINDO" photo via flickr user Jim Malone - www.flickr.com/photos/jim_malone/

1. El Tamarindo

Is amazing.  It’s a wonderful Adams Morgan institution, which has stayed solid like a rock, in a neighborhood that has had so much turnover in the last 30 years.  Their chicken mole (with fried plantains plus other fixings) is delicious!

photo via www.the202cool.blogspot.com/

And…Scoutmob currently has a 50% off deal –I just used mine last night — so, don’t feel bad about treating yourself.  Click that hotlink to be taken to the 50% off goodness.

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 2. Instantwatcher.com

So, Netflix has an amazing internal rating system.  And their algorithm for determining movies that you might like is spot-on.  However, do you ever feel like the more you rate …the more specific it is…until it’s, well, too predictable.  That out-of-left-field factor goes missing. And it’s kind of a key ingredient.

This is where instantwatcher.com comes in. They give you a run down, of what is new, what’s leaving, what is popular, what’s trending.  Plus you can search by Rotten Tomatoes scores, NYT picks, genres, and subgenres. It’s a good way to find your next viewing pleasure.

So, for example, that doc “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is available.

3. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

movie poster via wikipedia

But otherwise, I wouldn’t have known, because Netflix has me so well pegged (to its credit) that it only suggests: Visually-striking, Cerebral Sci-fi and Quirky Teen Movies featuring a strong female lead and Witty British Peri0d Pieces, based on a book and sometimes even Dark, Visually-striking Submarine & Deep Sea Movies. (I’m not even joking.)

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4. Season 6 of OJBG

It’s almost upon us… and you can bring it faster by liking us on our Facebook page. If we get to 700, we’re doing an early release. Woot!

In the meantime, stay up-to-date with the Season 6 trailer. Stay thirsty my friends.

OJ is on the way.

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PS You like that song in the S6 Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden trailer?  Yea. Me too.  It is:

5. Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands

Check them OUT.  And here’s a blurb from their fb site: “Waylon and Meg Thornton are a husband and wife rock n’ roll duo.  If there were only one thing that could be said of Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands, I believe it would be that few can write a dancier garage jam that bursts to life immediately and dies out almost as quickly…”

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