The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
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Weekend+1 Update

The fridge: Repairman finally came today. $700 to repair, but the fridge is 22 years old (!! who knew??) and various routine maintenances that he'd recommend are all $1K to $1.5K each. Time to buy a new fridge. *sigh* Meanwhile, we're trying to buy a few more weeks by defrosting the entire thing (both sides). Had to borrow a cooler for all the freezer stuff.

If G.E. had been able to send someone on Friday, we'd at least have everything defrosted and the food back in the fridge by now. While I'm grateful we can keep stuff in coolers in the garage (4th day now), going out to fetch things from the "larder" makes me feel like I'm living in a different century. :\

We watched Megamind on Saturday. \o/ I honestly (don't shoot me) think that was some of Will Ferrell's best work. Normally, he doesn't do much for me.

I watched Kinsey, mainly for the brief slash and because I like Liam Neeson. More interesting than I expected, and Laura Linney was really good as Kinsey's wife. The movie ended before it should have, though.

I finished a Harry Bosch mystery and a Lincoln Rhyme mystery over the weekend. Funny-- I never pictured Lincoln Rhyme as white (partly because of the first name), and this was the first one of those books I've read that addressed his race. I've also been thinking his last name was Rhymes and not Rhyme. Now I'm reading Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen. It's a retelling of Sleeping Beauty intertwined with the Holocaust, and the way Yolen writes it makes it seem as if the fairytale was always an allegory for that. Wow.

Tags: books, me, movies, random, recs-books
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