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27 March 2016 @ 12:54 pm
Happy Easter!  
For those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope you're able to spend some time with loved ones today. I'll be calling my sister's house, where the Oregon clan are gathered. Our daughter was home at the beginning of Spring Break, but left on Tuesday to go to DC with friends. I snuck some Easter candy into her luggage...

I had last week off, to spend time with the family and try to get stuff done around the house. My work PC (which I use all week long) stopped talking to LJ around Wednesday. It would talk to everything else, including Netflix, but not LJ! I thought maintenance might be going on, but NoOOooooo. Even reboots didn't help. Friday, I had to post my Idol story via my mini-PC, which took an hour. (That PC is rarely on, so as soon as you power it up it looks for every Windows/AVG update on the planet, and slows to a crawl). But by late Friday night, the work PC was back in the groove again. Geez—what the hell, man?

What I wanted to share last week was a hilarious video of a chatty, surprised cockatoo. What's so funny are the random phrases that make sense, starting with "It surprised me." Near the end, things seems to be tending toward trash-talking mode. ;) Boy, the subtitles make all the difference.

We watched The Martian last weekend (which I liked better than Bridge of Spies), and last night HalfshellHusband and I got out for a movie date to see Eye In The Sky (gripping, tense, and also Alan Rickman's last movie. Oh, Alan...)

Have you ever found yourself on the fence as to whether you're "really" reading a book or not? You've started it, you're seeing how it goes, but there's the possibility you might bail on it? I'm there with Buffalo Lockjaw (but also about halfway through it), and I was there with The Vanishing Man last week but have now finished it. \o? Officially reading The Dream Thieves (the sequel to The Raven Boys), and tentatively beginning The Swan Thieves.

Work looms tomorrow (*cries*), but I aim to enjoy the rest of the day and clean up some of my scattered home projects. How is everyone else doing?

adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on March 27th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
My Hub liked the Martian best of those two. I liked Bridge of Spies. We canceled each other out! LOL.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 27th, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! I did like Bridge of Spies, but I also felt like there were no surprises in the storytelling or the performance there. So, while I enjoyed it, the overall feeling afterward was kind of, "Meh."

The Martian, though... I didn't really know anything about the story, and watching it unfold, a lot of it was pure "Yikes!" at being in that character's position. Stranded just one minor accident away from toxicity at any given time... ulp.
Maz (or foxxy!)tuesdaeschild on March 28th, 2016 03:56 pm (UTC)

If you celebrate the true meaning of Easter then Happy Easter to you, my friend. If you don't I hope you had a Happy Egg Day with a visit from the Easter Bunny! ♥

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
The religious meaning of Easter is not for me, but I understand its importance and joy for those who believe in it. It is kind of annual renewal of life and of faith.

The Easter Bunny was very kind to my son and husband (with attention to my husband's sodium limitations). There would have been a basket for my daughter last weekend, but she declined... hence the bunnyettes that were slipped into her luggage anyway. But not the highly-crushable whipped strawberry cream egg. ;)

I hope things are going well for you and yours, and much love to you all. ♥