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26 February 2009 @ 01:58 pm
Meme and More  
The kids got back home on Saturday, and the mayhem resumed. Saturday was a mad dash to deliver Girl Scout cookies (our one non-rainy period), Sunday was lots of basketball (Lauren's team won both games, including the first-ever defeat of their arch-nemesis team—Mwah-ha-ha-ha! Christopher's team won too, despite rancid shooting).

We saw International at the theater, because we're suckers for Clive Owen, and we grumbled about the fact that his upcoming whatever co-stars Julia Roberts (being flat and charmless. Hate her). We watched Lars And The Real Girl on DVD—offbeat and oddly charming—and started Run, Fat Boy, Run. And I snoozed through the bulk of my evening writing time from Saturday night onward. :(

Endless rain on Monday, so I cycled in the garage. I thought I was in S2 of QAF, and when Disc 2 finished I popped in the loaner from my friend... only to discover that I'd seen it before. Curses! Fortunately, I had Arrested Development, S3 as a backup. I have to say, though, the 1-hour shows are the best for long indoor cycling. Wednesday I biked outside, but didn't entirely escape the rain. Boo. :(

And now, a meme:

One little compliment can make you feel great. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. Once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

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Deadbeat Nymph: dean white ferris wheeldeadbeat_nymph on February 26th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Lars and The Real Girl
When I first heard of "Lars and the Real Girl", I was horrified based on the premise. I wondered how Ryan Gosling could have ended up in such a thing. But then I saw it, and it was so lovely and moving! The amount of love the family and community have for Lars is incredibly heartwarming. There's just something about the film overall that I find very comforting.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: Lars and The Real Girl
I was horrified too, but the descriptions of it by audience members made it sound like something I would like. And I did!

And I agree with you about the love in it-- when you consider how the community responds to the situation, even using it to help Lars deal with his social anxiety, you can't help but think that they and he are unusually wonderful. :)