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21 September 2010 @ 11:59 am
Dang it, I missed something important!  
I didn't login to LJ at all this weekend, which means that I forgot these important messages: Happy Belated Birthday to haloisbent and grayscaled! I hope you both had glorious Saturday birthdays, with lots of love and all-around-kindness. And if I can drabble up something for you, please say the word!

I also missed Talk Like A Pirate Day, and all other online fun. Arrrr, me hearties- 'twas not intentional. <{:<

I spent 4 1/2 hours on the roof Sunday (and some time on Saturday), patching what I could until I ran out of tin pieces. We're as rain-ready as I'm willing to get.

Saturday was Christopher's soccer game (a bye-week for Lauren), the library, the laundry, and cleaning up stuff to donate to Goodwill. Our family movie was A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Lauren's request. I love the books, so I'd avoided the movie). I thought they actually did a pretty good job forming a movie out of the first three books, but the mixture of American voices and modern phrases and things like automobiles with car alarms (*cringes*) in a story clearly set in older Britain grated on me. Old-fashioned clothes, and plastic soda cups with straws, do not belong in the same movie. Nor do American voices and British courtroom periwigs. The final credits, though? Awesome artwork in those. They were mesmerizing. I also wound up with the theme song from the fake "The Littlest Elf" movie stuck in my head (Chim-chimaree-chim, in the forest we play, with rabits all daaaay...).

I'd checked out some free movies from the library, so the grownups tried to watch Mama Mia (and gave up-- god the screaming, the stupidity) and August Rush. The latter movie had huge amounts of improbability (no-one learns to play a guitar or read music instantaneously), but it was kind of charming and had a good cast. Robin Williams as ScaryFakeDaddy was especially chilling.

There was another version of him on Lone Star last night (I gave that a try), played by David Keith, except that was ScaryRealDaddy. Not sure if that show has staying power (HSH's vote is "No").

Aaaaand I slept through most of the premiere of Castle, and couldn't revive enough to do any writing on my Last Author Standing story. Going down to the line on it (due tomorrow). In general, I'm still not getting any real writing done on the weekends. I'm either doing too much house/yard work, or (evenings) I fall asleep too early. So I VILL finish at least the LAS thing tonight. :0

Good weekend, everyone?

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on September 21st, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I just couldn't do it. We tried muting and fast-forwarding through the songs, but they wound up being the bulk of the movie, and by the time the 3 older women were screaming and screaming like sorority girls the cringe-factor was climbing. The next song was the quitting point. Yargh.

I'm embarrassed for the stars as well-- what a waste of talent! Really, Meryl Streep's turn in "Unfortunate Events" was much more fitting than the ABBA thing. Ouch. :(

Did you have a good birthday? Nice weather, nice people?
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on September 21st, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
I hope you made your family fork out for good cake. Even if it's the box-mix kind, none of that white-cake stuff or the lard frosting. Yark!

*sends virtual chocolate-chocolate cake or any other favorite*
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 21st, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
I keep hearing that about Lone Star - it's excellent, but no one cares. I'm not watching it, doesn't grab me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collarhalfshellvenus on September 21st, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard any claims of fabulousness (other than the network's own ads for it), but I was intrigued enough to try it. Eh. I'm already watching a much better show about a con man as it is. ;)