The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

And Blogging To Do Before I Sleep

This weekend was acostilow's birthday-- yay! I hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you!

At home, there was painting (but no finishing), kids overnight at grandmother's (it's been YEARS) and thus a Chinese-food picnic in the living room with movies, and the viewing of The Martian Child and Becoming Jane. Really liked the former-- which I'd feared would become maudlin and/or predictable at some point but never did-- and the latter was nice. I always enjoy Anne Hathaway, and James McAvoy was very appealing. Now, how you cast a movie in which NONE of the Austen siblings or parents remotely resemble each other is beyond me. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of casting minor roles?

The kids had mini-basketball playoffs on Sunday. Lauren's team went into OT against a team that hadn't won a game all season (horrifying), but finally won (championship game in 2 weeks). Christopher's team won their first playoff game but lost their second to an undefeated team loaded with gigantic fourth graders and coached by someone who coaches for a living (perhaps unfair). That was Christopher's team's worst loss all season (though to the team that's probably going to win the the championship). Christopher is not a terribly good player-- tenacious defense, okay on offense. He surprised us by coming from nowhere to steal a pass, and I couldn't figure out why. On the way home, he explained that he'd decoded one of the other team's plays, and ignored his matchup player because he knew the ball was coming up the middle. When it did, he was right there to catch it. How bizarre!

Mini pity-party: Wonder if I'd feel better if I just took spn_themes off my "watch" list? I keep seeing recs for categories of fics I've written but have never yet been mentioned for a single one of those, even in the comments. It gets depressing after awhile!

Random signs of adulthood (lines above to the contrary): I used to hate those rice-cracker Asian snacks when I was a kid (they always looked like they'd taste sweet, but didn't). Not only do I like them now, I'm marginally addicted to wasabi peas. :0

Blogstuffs for gatheringlight and lampshade_days and aeroport_art have not been forgotten...

Tags: movies, my_kids
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