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DITCHING AND DESPAIR
Yesterday was an all-around horrible day. I bailed out on work togetherness (bleah) after a couple of hours of trying to put on a smiley face, and later, after dinner with some friends where I felt increasingly uncomfortable and out-of-place*, we ended up not being able to see Mona Lisa's Smile as it turned out the movies changed yesterday at the theater and they hadn't posted the new ones on the website, so we had a choice between Secret Window and "Angelina Jolie playing an FBI agent" movie, whereupon the other 3 girls chose Angelina because the theme of the evening was Women Kicking Ass, but it turned out to be Taking Lives, an extremely gruesome serial killer hunt also starring Ethan Hawke, whom I LOATHE, and I walked out after half an hour. Yuck. :( Although reading this review by the Flick Filosopher made me feel better this morning.

Then I came home and had a breakdown and a fight with Anders and went to bed sulking and sad.

I feel much better today, though. Anders loved his birthday presents and we made up after a good talk.

The house is relatively clean, laundry is in, Anders is grocery shopping for lasagne and salad fixings (and birthday cake) and his family is all arriving around 6 for dinner.

Martin and Karin just watched James and the Giant Peach twice in a row (we're in the middle of reading the book at bedtime) and when Martin came to tell me so, I said, "I think that's enough for one day," and he proceeded to explain to me how when you're having fun time goes really fast, so even though they watched it twice and it's a long film, it seemed like it went fast because they like it so much. :)

And man, I just watched the trailer for Van Helsing online and WHY, OH WHY didn't I insist on going to see that instead?!

Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to big_bubba!

Here's a Crochet Project For You, reebert! Crochet Skull

Why I LOVE the Internet: Turning the Pages**

More Reasons For Feeling Better: At the grocery store just now, Anders ran into Emily, one of the women I was out with at the movie last night, and she told him I had made the right decision to leave when I did, as the movie went from bad to worse.

*Dinner conversations about vibrators and shaving yourself just not being my style.
**Thanks for the link, inblackink!
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mood: okay
music: Bananaphone—Darn you Jes6ica! :D


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thanks honey! :)

I also loathe Ethan Hawke. Thespian, my ass!

Sorry to hear about your bad day. I'm just glad that it's headed uphill today. :) (Turning the Pages was extremely cool, thanks.)

Thanks :) I spent a LOT of time oogling that site, it was just too lovely!

Circling the bowl type of day I'll say!

Glad it got better.

Ethan Hawke is such an assmunch.

Sorry that you are having a blah time! Some days just seem to go from bad to worse without you even trying. I hope things look up soon.

And, by the way, I'll stock up at the video shop before you come.

*runs< away*

Oh EEK! That page made me grimace AND shudder simultaneously! *grimaces and shudders*

bleah! bleah! bleah!

I can't say that I really know who he is. The only movie I recognised on that page was Dead Poet's Society, but I have no idea who was what (except for Robin Williams...).

Sounds like you need a lot of TLC at the moment, so tell Anders to get pampering, ot he'll have Lambi to deal with when he comes here.

Cool site, by the way. I found this while poking around in it: Picnic At Hanging Rock. Have you seen it? If so, would you recommend it? I wonder if I can find a copy here.

Oh yes, it's a well known Aussie classic. It is based on a true story and I've even visited the place where it was filmed (which some idiot worked out was the mirrored latitude and longitude of some part of the Bermuda Triangle ... spare me from fools!). Nobody knows what really happened there - was it hysteria or something real. It is very much a period piece and the acting is first class. I haven't seen it here, but I could get a copy from friends in Australia if you can't find it.

I have a lot of Australian film favorites. My girlfriend in Sydney brought Rabbit Proof Fence with her for me last year, and one of my long-time favorites is Flirting (with Nicole Kidman as a teenager). :) I can always ask her or courtesy to send it to me sometime. :)

Well then you HAVE to see BMX Bandits with Nicole Kidman as a teen sporting a poodle perm!

I had to go look it up because I couldn't remember the name, the other one I loved was The Year My Voice Broke.

They're all great :) I can send you whatever you want, sounds like you deserve it after a day like that :( I love Picnic at Hanging Rock, it's beautiful :)

You're a sweetheart, you are. If you send me any movies, I'll definitely pay you for them, so you have to let me know how much they are. :)

Some of those should be pretty cheap :) Just let me know which one you want if you ever do :) Oh, and where to send them....

I tend to like the quirkiness of Aussie films. Another recent one that is good is The Dish.

oooh Sam Neill! *drool* I definitely have to look that one up, too!

Your dig at Ethan Hawke made me laugh out loud! I remember watching CBS Sunday Morning one day, and the film critic guy (forget his name) totally busted on the Hawkester - saying he knew he was stupid when he let Uma Thurman go! He continued to completely discredit that Angelina Jolie movie you suffered through part of...

I'm sorry you had such a dischordant day - those are awful... when it seems like you just can't catch a break...

But as for Van Helsing... ooooh.... haven't heard many good things about it... just eye candy...

Oh, and I'm glad you liked that link! I love Blackwell's Herbal... the colors are just incredible...

I was an Art Major in 3 years and also took a LOT of Art History so I was familiar with a lot of those, but to be able to look at ALL those pages in a row in each one was simply wonderful. I've bookmarked it.

I haven't heard anything good or bad about Van Helsing, but Hugh Jackman is pretty damn hot :) The complete other end of the scale from Ethan YUCKe. :D

http://www.livejournal.com/users/jmpaolilli/468999.html?mode=reply
One of my frends list saw Van Helsig and HATED it ;)

We have watched Brother Bear like 500 times since we bought it- often 2-3 times in a row ;)

Well, I kind of thought Van Helsing might be a lot of eye candy, but even so it's got to be better than Ethan Hawke casually strangling people, smashing their faces with rocks and cutting off their hands. :(

Tack så mycket, Liz! It was a good day - C pampered me quite a bit. :)

Blah, how yucky :( Glad you made up with A. Those girls you caught up with sound a bit annoying, but perhaps it was just that night. I'd love to see Van Helsing too but I have just read some terrible reviews for it which is a shame. The effects look great though :)

Hope you're feeling better!

I AM, thanks :) It was just SUCH an off day for me. The rest of the weekend has vastly improved.

You'll definetly never see this, but I so want to see Van Helsing. Kate Beckinsale, OHG! And for a boy, Hugh Jackman will work. I will let you know how good it is.

:) Of course I'll see it! I see EVERYTHING! :D haha Do let me know, so I can decide whether it's worth a rental.

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