May 25th, 2009

Venus

Not a terribly productive weekend...

I started a drabble for particlesofgale's birthday ficlet, and trying to expand it has dragged on so that it still isn't done! Not much on the Sweet Charity fic this weekend either, though it's a dialogue-heavy beast and lots of fun so far.

My parents came on Sunday, and we had a good visit. This consisted, as usual, of being trapped at the kitchen table for the entire day, which always makes me a little nuts. Got a little yardwork done while talking to my mother and listened to Christopher and two friends verge on hooliganism with water balloons and squirt guns.

We'd hoped to get together with another family today, but they were tied up, so I took Lauren out to look for swimsuits and went biking. The swimsuit trip was pure failure-- she's too tall for the girl's sizes, and the older sizes are too sexy or too matronly, and all require a bosom that has not yet arrived. I now understand why her best friend wore a basic black speedo-type-thing to Lauren's B.D. party almost a year ago (she was about Lauren's height then). As for the biking... had to fix a flat beforehand (thanks to another staple, courtesy of my bike-commute!), and then change the tire again 2.5 miles in. The rear tire, of course, and I HATE the heavy bead on thisi particular set of tires-- they're really hard to work with. HSH bought them. :(

Saturday night we had a date, and saw Star Trek, which was indeed marvelous. Collapse )

After we got home, we plugged in our Netflix movie, which was Charlie Bartlett. I recognized Anton Yelchin as the name of the Chekhov actor, and was surprised to discover that he was the movie's lead. Talk about coincidences! The movie has rather sweet undertones despite the flippant start, and was a nice surprise in general. Plus, Robert Downey Jr. is in it, looking fantastic.

Later, I may or may not have been surfing the net for boykissing videos and stumbled across something called Star Trek: Phase 2, which looks to be a fan-project continuing the "Original Series" episodes. One of them has a gay subplot (that's the one I tripped over). Some of the acting is borderline, some of the casting not at all bad. The attention to set detail, story layout, camera angles, and use of the original series' music is all terrific, though. Someone clearly paid a lot of attention to the original show. ;)

And now? Back to the fics, and then off to bed!