B) Lamentable failure to use "chupacabra" in any way, shape, or form.
"A" was mainly the overuse of the flailing-handheld-camera technique, including where mysterious weirdness is happening off-camera. Good use of creepy dolls, though. Lots of them.
My trip last weekend was unfortunately timed in that Christopher is now out of library books. I'm still working through a backlog as fast as I can, since I have several I've checked out AND new ones are now waiting. :0
I finished The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and its successor. I especially enjoyed the first book, and my husband said (!!!) that he thought it was very well-written. HalfshellHusband was an English major, and firmly worships at the altar of Dead Authors, so this was shocking. Perhaps my fanfic is lowering his standards...
I also finished The Borrower, and so did Christopher. I still love the "Choose Your Own Fiasco Chapter." It's just nine paragraphs. Three of them involve whether or not to deliver a shoebox from the narrator's (possibly Russian-Mafia-afiliated) father to another Russian man in Pittsburgh, and three others somehow wind up in Alaska (including one choice with a nonexistent fiance). Only Christopher noticed that there actually was no path to the ninth choice. :D
I'm still reading Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (wall-to-wall gay stereotypes and excessive mayhem, but not bad enough to bail on), and The Bards Of Bone Plain. I've started A Prince Among Frogs (none of these E.D. Baker books are as good as the first series, though) and The Hunger Games (wow). There are more Ladies' Detective Agency books and a couple of Stephanie Plum mysteries in the pile, too.
At the gym yesterday, I finally read Wired's tribute to Steve Jobs. Lots of little additions (including George Lucas and Penn Jillette). The whole collection is here: Steve Jobs' Legacy. My favorite part was this excerpt, describing Jobs carrying an iBook (the first major WiFi product) around the room while it streamed video: Jobs was literally dancing, hips swaying in a joyous mambo around the conference table while Schiller and Ive beamed. Yes, he was a showman. But even more than that, he was the ultimate Apple fanboy.
I'm firmly a PC-not-MAC kind of person, but that article really "got" Jobs and the genius he brought to truly thinking differently. We lost him all too soon...