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24 July 2013 @ 05:55 pm
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This weekend I wrote my Idol entry (humor!), bagged up some more LEGO sets (a small dent in the whole), thought about packing but did very little about it, and watched some TV/movies.

We finished rewatching Burn Notice, Season Two with the kids. That used to be such a fun show, and the last couple of seasons have been so dark and now finally, "Meh." Alona Tal is NOT doing well in her guest role this season, and the whole lead-up to it has been kind of weird. The whole group dynamic is really off lately, and I hate to see the show end on this note. :( At least I'm not perpetually distracted by Fiona's eyebrows this year.

The grownups rewatched Midnight Run. About a year after that came out, the San Francisco Chronicle's movie reviewer said that he didn't think Robert De Niro was a truly great actor because the guy did not do comedy. Hellooooo? That movie is still funny even now, and De Niro went on to Fockerize the world in later years, further disproving the reviewer's point. Okay, then.

Tonight there will be epic packing (*groan*), and I also have to defuzz our little dwarf bunny. The only sitter we could find is one of Lauren's friends who 'does not like animals' (as in, may be slightly phobic about them). The bunny is normally painfully cute, but this time of year he continually sports random tufts of gray underhair as a form of shedding (much like our cat Tigger used to do). So right now, he's kind of seedy-looking—as if he's the kind of bunny who hangs out in dive bars smoking cigs and playing pool. This will not make a good impression. :O

Bunches of birthdays right around now, so let me mention them before we go roaring off to Oregon and I forget: many happy returns and best wishes to alien_writings, esorlehcar, erinrua, jasmasson, deirdre_c, unhobbityhobbit, and oxymoron67! I hope I'm not forgetting anyone—one of the LJ updates buried the birthday info I've relied on, and I have no idea where they're hiding it now.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on July 25th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
I know! I never watched Burn Notice a lot, but at the start it was funny, and quirky and charming.

I think humour is harder than angst/dark, so it is harder to maintain a funny series. SIGH. It happens so often.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 25th, 2013 04:39 am (UTC)
I love humor (not sitcom humor, but dramedy or adventure humor), and the show was really good with that!

There were darker arcs in the background, but the past couple of seasons those arcs have been the foreground, and they're not fun to watch. And this season? I have no idea what they're trying to do with it. The secondary characters are just sidekicks now, and that's sad-- I really like them!
cindytsuki_no_bara on July 25th, 2013 06:56 am (UTC)
alona tal is on burn notice? doing what? altho i haven't been watching it so i'm not sure knowing who she plays will mean anything to me.... i gave up on it a couple seasons ago because a. it ceased to make sense, and b - no, mostly because it ceased to make sense. they couldn't drag out the "who burned michael and why" thing forever, but it didn't seem like they had anything to replace that.

i'm now picturing the cutest bunny ever slouching against a pool table and sucking on a cigarette. a little hoodlum bunny.

i forgot! have fun in oregon!

Edited at 2013-07-25 06:57 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Burn Notice Flamingohalfshellvenus on July 25th, 2013 08:15 am (UTC)
She's a guest character who is supposed to be Russian, and her accent just comes and goes really unpredictably. It's one of those times when you think that the maybe the audition should have been more thorough. Though there's also Fiona, who was supposed to be Irish but had the same problem with the Irish accent. They pretty much gave up on that immediately. Oy.

I still haven't defuzzed that bunny! Maybe tomorrow, before his journey to the sitter's house. You should Google "Smorkin Labbits" and either "Godfather" or "Pimp" as an additional word to see something similar to the craziness of the hoodlum bunny-- though that's not what I had in mind when I posted that! But still, who can resist Smorkin' Labbits? :D
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN brothers resouled hugdeirdre_c on July 25th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for the birthday greetings, dear Venus, and thank you for the ridiculous image of your sketchy bunny. LOL

Good luck with all the packing!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 27th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
I hope it was a nice birthday, despite all the traveling and mayhem! And your LJ friends sure came up with a great surprise for the occasion. ♥