Monday, December 24, 2007


Well, nearly. There is one particular song in the Muppet verison of The Christmas Carol that gets me to Weepytown every time I hear it but the repeated line (which isn't weepy) is "After all, it's just one more sleep till Christmas." To that I reply, Can't sleep..too excited.
I hope that you and yours have the very merriest of Christmases. And to those whom I love...I hope that you know how much you mean to me. The truth is (and at Christmas you tell the truth) you are all amazing friends and I am lucky to have you.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good life.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wacky, yet rewarding *spoilersish*

Went to see "No Country for Old Men" tonight. Fantastic. Wacky. Bleak. Very very good Cohening...

It is a fantastic movie. But, in typical Cohen style, it isn't what the average person might expect. That is to say, they start the movie with a voice over by TLJ, talking about how the world is going to shite, due in large part to the growing drug trade problem (it takes place in 1980)...and then the movie shows a story basically proving that point. But the GENIUS is, they tell you EVERYTHING that is going to happen. And they show a bunch of it. But, when the fit hits the shan, they DON'T show it. Because they told you. And then, they go back to the is fanfuckingtastic. And ends. Just. Stops. It is great.

So, when we were leaving the theatre, we were talking about how smart that was...and as we got to the corridor, there was a quartet of late middle-aged women, clearly on movie night, were standing at the poster for the movie, talking about the actors (The dreamy TLJ I reckon). As we walked past, one lady called out "Do you think you got that movie?" She was talking to us.
So, we started talking to them about what we thought the filmakers intended and what we thought about it. And by jove, I think we helped them understand.
But ironically, the thing they didn't get, was what we both thought was rather the point and what made it smart, the misdirection of telling you EXACTLY what would happen and letting you convince yourself something else might.
Sooo good. And we helped older people. Yay.

Friday, December 14, 2007

11 days from now

AND I AM NOT DONE SHOPPING! AAAAHHHHH! But at least I leave for Canada in 4 days...oh crap...I have to go breath into a paper bag.

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