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17 October 2011 @ 07:34 pm
This and That  
By now, everyone knows that Jared and his wife are expecting a baby. My first thought was, "But he's too young!" Then I realized that he's not. Both he and Gen are a perfectly reasonable age to start a family. If the news were about Jensen (though I can't envision Danneel rushing to have children), I wouldn't have thought that. Jensen has kind of a serious personality. And Misha? Well, he seems too loony to have children (too late), but I'm sure much of that is his public persona (though his kids will never be bored). Jared just seems like such a puppy kid, somehow! Well, he and his wife are headed toward one of life's greatest adventures. I'm sure they'll love it.

Speaking of kids, we introduced ours to Reaper this weekend, which they're enjoying. Boy, that show had one of the best Pilots I've ever seen. Such fantastic writing—I really miss it.

We also watched Breaking Away with Christopher on Saturday. I know it's a coming-of-age story, but when I rewatch it, that movie is all about Paul Dooley and his, let us say, prematurely "curmudgeoned" character. I.e., my inner summary is, "Breaking Away, starring Paul Dooley, with Dennis Quaid and a bunch of other people (including Dennis Christopher as the *koff* actual main character)."

The Dad has all the best lines:
  • "I'm afraid to look at him, Evelyn. I'm afraid if I did, his eyes'd be twirling like pinwheels!"

  • "I don't want any 'ini' in this house."

  • "That's my cat! His name's Jake, not Fellini. Your name's Jake, you hear?"

  • "Refund? REFUND?!?"


  • I had to explain the history of "punching the clock" to Christopher, and give him some context on the fact that when this movie was made, not many people did a lot of amateur cycling like the character in the movie. Living where we do, and with my hobby, how was he to know?

    Now, speaking of bicycling... I spotted the mutant black tree-squirrel during today's ride. Haven't seen it in about a year! I also got a closer view of some creature that looks like a cross between a squirrel and a baby bunny. It appears to actually be a squirrel whose tail met with some major misfortune. :0

     
     
     
    nrrrdy_grrrl on October 18th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
    That baby is going to be so cute it will make us go blind!
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on October 18th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
    I bet it will! Dark curly hair and a big smile, I'll bet. :)
    nrrrdy_grrrl on October 18th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
    Aw!
    Maz (or foxxy!): Big Bad...tuesdaeschild on October 18th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
    And Misha? Well, he seems too loony to have children, but I'm sure much of that is his public persona (though I doubt his kids will ever be bored).

    I had to giggle at that because I also believe it to be true! But I know what you mean about Jared being too puppyish boyish!

    I'm happy for them of course. :)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 18th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
    Hah! I know!

    Too late, of course-- Misha and his wife had a baby in the last year or so. But again... that kid will never be bored! And I figure that a guy who has a cat is pretty much prepared for anything.

    I hadn't realized that Gen was 30, and with Jared being 29, well... it IS time! Even if they'd planned to wait a year or so longer, ideally, none of that will really matter in the long run. Life has a way of working those things out. :)
    Maz (or foxxy!): Big Bad...tuesdaeschild on October 19th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
    Misha and his wife had a baby in the last year or so.

    He could turn out to be an awesomely embarrassing father!! Poor little baby! ;) And a man with a cat ought to be prepared for most things!

    I hadn't realized that Gen was 30, and with Jared being 29, well... it IS time!

    I think so too! :)



    Maz (or foxxy!): Cocktailtuesdaeschild on October 19th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
    Darn it!! Me and my memory!! I also wanted to send you Happy Birthday greetings too!! I hope you have a very memorable day, sweetheart.
    *hugs* ♥
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 20th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
    Hee! It was wonderful, and your presents and wishes made it so much better! *hugs*
    Maz (or foxxy!): Cocktailtuesdaeschild on October 20th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
    Yay!! And I'm glad I played a small part" *hugs*
    shaitanah: good news_casshaitanah on October 18th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
    Misha already has a son)) I'm guessing he's raising him to be the next overlord))))
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on October 18th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
    I know! Perceived looniness has nothing to do with people's actual choices. I can guarantee that Misha and his wife are enjoying the heck out of that baby. And giving him a lot of reasons to laugh. :D

    It's probably lucky that Misha has a loony component, because he also has kind of an evil (and sometimes highly intellectual) sense of humor. The loony part probably helps provide the occasional middle ground. ;)
    Trini: [Disney] Uptrinipedia on October 18th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
    Happy bday, princess!
    I hope I'll have the chance to enjoy one more year of great little snippets of your talent.

    Lots of love,
    Trini

    Edited at 2011-10-18 10:01 pm (UTC)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 18th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
    Aw, thank you!

    I hope I'll have things to offer, as well. :)

    Nice icon- I really loved that movie. That montage near the beginning was just fantastic. *sniffle*
    digitalwave: Hug! by Lanningdigitalwave on October 19th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
    Happy, happy birthday, sweetie! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with laughter, love and friendship. :)

    *hugs*
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 20th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
    Thank you! It was a really nice birthday, and it was sweet of you to remember! :)