As part of the mobile strike force in my CCI department, I'm back and forth at certain hotel HQs all day long in the execution of moi workerbee duties. On this day I zipped past him on my way to do something else, my head went waitwhat, I ran back to make sure, and then I said O MY GOD and also WILL YOU TAKE A PICTURE WITH ME SO I CAN SEND IT TO MY DAD and also YOU ARE AWESOME.
I come from a family of people who love cop dramas, in both book and tv form (which kinda explains my previous day job). Mom likes the softer cop dramas, Dad and I prefer the hardcore approach. This man was in The Wire, The Corner and Oz which - along with Homicide: Life on the Street and The Shield - comprise the greatest cop dramas Ever In The History Of The Universe.
Update! Inbox tells me Reddick is also in Fringe. I've never seen Fringe, none in my various circles have ever seen Fringe, nobody I know has ever talked about that show, so I'll take their word for it. But now that I know he's in it I'll check out some of the dvds for Fringe. (Apparently Peter Weller showed up in a Fringe, too!) Only thing I know about Fringe is last year I got a giant bag at CCI with Fringe on it, and also promo cards from some booth that made no fucking sense, kinda like the first Lexus ads from many years ago that were like WTF, and so I threw those cards away because they were irritating. In truth I hunted down that bag via swaps because the other side has V on it, which at the time seemed to be a promising reboot. (It wasn't. Boo.)
But, like all my other giant CCI bags, I kept the V/Fringe one because they are perfect to use for hauling laundry.
So that's why I didn't know he was in Fringe. I know his work from cop dramas, which I looove.
The woman pictured, a fellow die-hard Transformers fan, is one of my Most Favorite People On The Planet. The coordination required to make this photo happen, what with us both being CCI worker bees? You have no idea. It was a miracle that we managed to pull this off on last day of show at The Hub.
Full report of the 2010 edition of CCI coming soon.
The zucchini in question, grown by the relative of a friend of mine, handed to me on Friday:
Cleaned, cut and grated, it filled a very large bowl:
A good chunk of which became zucchini bread cupcakes! Lots of zucchini bread cupcakes! Soooo many zucchini bread cupcakes!
Some of the zucchini was combined with potatoes/eggs/olives/shallots/garlic and puffed up in the cast iron to become part of the breakfast spread for unexpected overnight guests this weekend. The carnivores, who were being all GREEDY, kept trying to raid that dish, even though they very well knew it was created specifically for the vegetarian.
Some of the zucchini was combined with pureed tomatoes/sweet onions/crumbled firm tofu/garlic/served on a bed of couscous, and AGAIN the greedy carnivores tried to get all up in that, even though they knew that dish was specifically for the vegan. That dish I made up on the spot based on what I had available in the kitchen, and the vegan loved it! Since I'm still learning how to properly cook for vegans and gluten-free people, that made me feel Accomplished.
(I simmered and seasoned the tomato part the night before while they were in the living room watching Shaun the Sheep, and somehow connecting that show to Men of Harlech. Because they were sort of waaaay drunk on tequila and sangrias I still have no idea how they went from A-to-B with Shaun-to-Wales because I was busy in the kitchen. Only mention it because I'm still Extremely Curious about what happened there.)
Anywho, the Greedy Carnivores were lectured by Moi on how what they consider a side dish is somebody else's main dish, and since the carnivore breakfast included bacon and two types of sausage, they needed to leave other people's food alone.
I have no pics of the breakfast spread. It was whipped up at 5:30 a.m. through a slight hangover - due to the guests having to get on the road to make their next stop in Vegas, baby - and that early in the morning taking pictures is not a thought that comes to mind.
Switched over to general cooking after they left. At one point it was 98-degrees inside my apartment. Thus I baked in my undies.
The remaining zucchini is in my freezer. Fall/winter, I'm snagging it for a couple of soups!
That was one fucking giant zucchini, and it did its job well.