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Jan. 31st, 2009 08:52 pm
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I don't care what anyone says...the "Thriller" scene in 13 Going on 30 is fucking genius.

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Because I really needed to clear my mind of some of the political bile that's built up there the past few days.

If you just want some sweet, well-acted, beautifully costumed and period-correct fun, then watch Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. It's just darling. And honey, I needed that. (No, my crush on Ciaran Hinds has nothing to do with this recommendation.) ;-)

On the other hand, am I truly an adult now that I had the courage to say the word "cunt" to my father? (He asked me what I thought of Sarah Palin. I trotted out the Big C. My, my.)

Well, at least he didn't threaten to wash my mouth out with soap.

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My husband says that the newest Mummy movie stinks worse than China's human rights record. Avoid at all costs!

I now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast.

Bliss

Jul. 20th, 2008 03:26 pm
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OK, I know there's a weird dichotomy between the icon I'm using and the subject of this post. Heck, there's a weird dichotomy between what's been going on in my life lately and the subject of this post. However...

This weekend has been marvelous. I'm sure part of it is not being at work, but the past few days have just flowed wonderfully. We went to a social gathering at our church on Friday night and then got home just in time to catch Dr. Who at eleven. Yesterday we bought our tickets to The Dark Knight online because we figured it would be crowded at the theater, which it was, except the nice guy taking tickets at the door let us in just as, at the other side of the theater, the people who'd been waiting outside were being allowed inside. So we got our favorite seats in the front row of the stadium section without having to stand in line. Seamless. And then last night after dinner we fired up the hookah Erik got as a birthday present and sat out on the deck and smoked and drank our shots of choice (vodka for him, real German apple schnapps for me) and had a generally wonderful time. I don't know if it was the tobacco we bought or what, but that was definitely the best-tasting hookah I've ever had.

Today was quiet, but I got a lot of things accomplished, and we finally got around to making salsa with tomatoes from the garden. The salsa was sublime. So is the weather. I don't know where it came from, but this weekend it's been unbelievably cool for mid-July -- out here it's usually somewhere in the mid-90s from the end of June right through the middle of September, but both yesterday and today have been about ten degrees below that. All the windows are open, and a sea breeze is blowing through the house. Just lovely.

Back to Dark Knight -- just blown away. I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil those of you who haven't seen it yet, but I thought it was amazing. Actually, the movies this summer have really been of consistently high quality. I'm impressed. I'm not sure what happy combination of circumstance brought about all these consecutive home runs, but as a movie-goer I just want to say, "Thank you, Hollywood."

Now of course I have a rabid DK-based plot bunny that won't leave me alone -- as if I don't have enough on my writing plate already. At least this one would be a one-shot, length probably around 10K or so. Heck, I've done that in three days during Nanowrimo. Guess I'll just have to see how the week pans out.

Still, it's been helpful to have such a lovely, relaxing weekend. Apparently things are moving (albeit slowly) to get me out of the Teen Center. And the new boss man is really impressed with my work -- I did a total cover redesign for him because he wanted the brochure to have a different look, and according to my manager the new boss was so excited about it he was practically doing the Snoopy dance. Fingers crossed that this goodwill results in a quieter and more mentally healthful work environment for me.

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