Today's cuppa: Stash Christmas Morning tea (not just for Christmas Morning anymore). OK, and lots and lots of Dunkin Donuts coffee. Trying to make the most of my brief trip back East.

I apologize for the very light posting this week, but I've been on a working vacation back to my home office and to the beautiful North Country of New York State to see the friends and family. It's a little hard being away from my own computer, but thanks to my Mom's MacMini, I'm back!

Of course, after this, I'll probably be gone again until midweek, so like me and my Dunky D coffee, make the most of this Hot Cuppa while you can.

Merlin I have a pair of syndicated feature stories out this week, and if I do say so myself, they're fun reads.

Click here for's edited version of my story on NBC's British import series "Merlin," premiering tonight, featuring an interview with former Anthony_Stewart_Head "Buffy  the Vampire" star Anthony Head — pictured at right in a photo I took after our interview in April at an NBC junket (BTW, he was Anthony Stewart Head in "Buffy," but that's only for American TV).

At the same junket, I had a great chat with "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan. Bits of that conversation have been blogged previously here and here, but click here to see our chat about Piers_Morgan "AGT," Susan Boyle of "Britain's Got Talent" and whether America will produce someone equally as exciting (thanks to the good folks at

(Hint: Keep an eye on Kevin the chicken hunter. 'Nuff said. UPDATE: Here's his performance. Yowza!)

I'm in the home office tomorrow oh so briefly, and if I get a chance to toss up some more good stuff for ya, I will, but if not, see you later in the week!

Right now — and I know you'll be shocked to hear this — I'm off to a formal tea with some friends.

Yeah, it's not just a blog name, it's a way of life.

Posted by:Kate O'Hare