The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

Voting closes today in the current round of LJ Idol. We're losing the bottom six people (after 4 dropped!), so your support is appreciated! Voting information is here— we each wrote two entries this week (boy that was a lot of writing AND reading).

I finished Michael Palin's new book, so I just have to get the review written now. Very readable style with dry humor, and I liked it quite a bit. MUCH easier to finish when I'm not trying to read it in the dark with the aid of reading glasses and a clip-light that doesn't fully illuminate the too-tall book pages. That was my vacation setup, as I had the Harry Bosch book on Kindle as my daytime reading until it was done, and a Mrs. Pollifax book followed by Jack Reacher as gym reading. Reading by clip-light kind of sux, but I'm not one of those people who can just get in bed and instantly fall asleep...

HalfshellHusband and I watched First Snow on Saturday, which was a drama and not (as some people seemed to think!) a thriller. Guy Pearce was good in it, but J.K. Simmons was really impressive as a roadside psychic. HSH was amazed, but then, he has never seen Oz, so he has no idea of Simmons' range. He has only seen him as the Cardigan Psychologist on Law & Order.

After that, we randomly started watching Black Hawk Down, which for me was a joyous exercise in ID'ing actors without their hair, including, Those eyebrows. I think that's Ioann Gruffudd, but surely they wouldn't waste him in such a tiny part? (Yes) and finally realizing that the intense bald guy I was sure I'd seen before was the lead actor in NBC's one-season show, "Awake." I instantly forgot his name again after the imdb.com confirmation, but it was him.

All right, it's Monday and work continues to be a pain, BUT my bicycle was fixed early and I can ride today. \o/

Tags: books, cycling, me, movies, tv
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