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12 May 2007 @ 12:06 pm
Watch Where You're Going...  
Yesterday, on the bike path (yes, I said on): caterpillars (and flat-erpillars), baby turkeys (surprisingly cute!), rattlesnake (! I was on the "rattle" end of that one), and idiots: it's a two-way bikepath, not a double-wide path!

There will be gardening or painting today, or both. And jogging. Date? Gosh, the movie offerings in our area are lame.

Still thinking about the February "Men's Health" article I read at the gym: Ways to "Maximize" Your Impact (i.e., positions to make the male equipment seem bigger). Is this just guy-insecurity? Because I need exactly the opposite article. That one's like a "to avoid" list.

In a women's magazine, do you think the article would more likely be what I need, or something else like "Intercourse: Not The Be-All End-All Of Sex" ??

The Opposite Of Sex was the movie I bailed on last week. The main character is very homophobic and also sociopathic, so the humor doesn't work as well for me as it should. Right decision? Or am I missing a movie gem?


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Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beveragefiddleyoumust on May 12th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
The Opposite of Sex is totally worth seeing. Ricci's character isn't likable but in the end, she redeems herself somewhat. You should give it a chance.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
I knew somebody would have the complete perspective on this.

Okay, back on the list it goes!
aeroport_art: oh noesaeroport_art on May 12th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
EWwww caterpillars, like those dangling green ones? They make me scream :P And a rattlesnake?? Scary!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Not the green ones that fall out of trees. :0 Thank god.

These are the fuzzy black ones with orange spots the shuffle back and forth across the bike path. Clearly, they don't always make it.

Once spring/summer comes, the snakes start making their way across the path too. I usually can't tell if they're rattlers or harmless ones, though I'll give them wide berth if I see them in time. Two guys coming the other way were on the fang-end, and they slowed down enough to confirm that it was a rattler. :0
bluesister on May 12th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
We loved Opposite of Sex--it's worth it just for Lisa Kudrow. It's basically mocking a bigot--I'd be surprised if the guy who made it isn't gay. Ricci's character is funny in large part because she's so over-the-top.

I don't like most "mean" movies, those urban ones that laugh at the poor, rural, etc and congratulate themselves on being urban hipsters. But this isn't that. I can't say you'll like it but it's worth a try.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
I made it through the point where the teen bitch runs off with her brother's boyfriend (just the explicit choice to try to seduce the boy "because" pissed me off). So I did get several scenes with Lisa Kudrow, and I liked her character quite a bit. Pulls no punches... I'll give it another try-- I'm assured that there's some comeuppance in the end.

I'm not big on "mean" movies either (the mean part goes on too long), though I liked "Heathers" for the offbeat and very dark humor, and also, the main character is a normal person and not an evil bitch. What a difference that makes!
plutogirl10 on May 13th, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
flat-erpillars, ewwww! *scrunces nose* I used to crunch sanils under my bike and I'd get all wigged out and shaky about it. seriously.

but, awwww baby turkey! *smishes them*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
I used to crunch sanils under my bike and I'd get all wigged out and shaky about it. seriously.
I still have a problem with this now. Bugs don't get squashed-- they get scooped up in a wad of tissue and flushed. I can't stand the karmic emission, or whatever it is, of the direct killing. And the caterpillars are a distraction-- you feel compelled to watch for them and dodge them, because they're everywhere right now. Why not stay on the one side of the bike path, anyway? Why so restless?

but, awwww baby turkey! *smishes them*
At first, I thought I was seeing a duckling, but the colors are reversed (more yellow than brown), and the legs are much longer. The mama-turkey was the actual tipoff there, as I was zooming by pretty fast at the time!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on May 13th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Why is Men's Fitness/Men's health way more interesting than the female mags?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 13th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Because although there are a bazillion articles on lifting weights/putting on bulk/etc., there mostly aren't a ton of clothing/perfume/makeup ads, articles on makeup and hair to umpty-eternity, and endless recipes. ;)

"Women's Fitness" and "Self" and "Shape" are pretty interesting. Different focus than, say, "Cosmopolitan" or "Ladies Home Journal" (thud).