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16 November 2016 @ 01:36 pm
Mid-week musings  
There's still time to sign up for Season 10 of LJ Idol! The deadline will probably be sometime next week, so don't too long. :)

I feel a little better for having gotten the Trump thing off my chest. It needed to be said before I could talk about anything else. It's going to be a long, terrible ride for a lot of people who are already hurting. :(

Thanksgiving is next week, and we have no idea what our plans are. Probably just staying home? We haven't been invited by HalfshellHusband's Bay Area relatives, and couldn't go last year. HSH had C-Diff, and that meant staying as far away as possible from the rest of the family, as one of them is highly immuno-suppressed and the rest have regular contact with her. It would just have been too risky. From last year's failed alternate-celebration planning, we did learn that pretty much everything is closed on Thanksgiving—so no Chinese food or pizza options. We might have Weber-barbecued turkey yet, which I would enjoy. It's been awhile.

I have next week off, so I hope to do more clearing out of stuff. We'll see how well that goes. Our daughter will be home for part of the week, and I'm really looking forward to that. The last likely activity, wading into Christmas shopping, definitely gives me pause. *dreads*

HSH and I went on a date last weekend to see Dr. Strange, which was fun. Really neat visuals, much of it kind of Escher-esque. The previews before the movie, well... Since I'm not really a fan of comics in general, a lot of these made me think, "God, why?" The Great Wall of China as a secret alien defense system? Power Rangersreally? OTOH, there was a trailer for Toycracker, a toy-based version of The Nutracker, and HSH is excited about that. It has Minions. :)

Now, with that anti-comic-based-material bias laid out, we HAD started to watch Luke Cage on Netflix. I like the cast (despite what they've done with Alfre Woodard, which hurts me on some fannish and unexplainable level). For those of you familiar with the show or comic at all, you might enjoy this little video of Who Said It: Luke Cage or Nic Cage? that WIRED magazine put together. I think the end verdict is that we would all like to see a lot more of Mike Colter!

All right. How is it only Wednesday?

Jennkickthehobbit on November 17th, 2016 01:59 am (UTC)
I thought it was until the end of week 1...? I'm still waffling, and if it's tonight, I'm definitely not signing up. :/
clauderainsrmclauderainsrm on November 17th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
It's the deadline of Week 1. You still have time to decide. But not much.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 17th, 2016 04:40 am (UTC)
d ' OH!

Clearly, I will be editing this.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 17th, 2016 04:40 am (UTC)
You're right, it is another week. There's still time for you! You can combine it with Nano. ;)
swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on November 17th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)

Hope you have a good Thanksgiving. And a good week off.

Ooh, I really enjoyed Dr Strange, it was better than I thought it would be. Very funny. YES LUKE CAGE. I loved it! Ah, my thoughts on shows/films are so cohesive. This is why I can't do reviews.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on November 17th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Dr. Strange was better than we thought it would be as well! HSH pretty much was willing to see it just to listen to Benedict Cumberbatch talk, and to admire the cutting cheekbones. But the visuals were fabulous, and the humor in that time-loop cracked me up.

HSH is also now rooting for Mike Colter as a casting choice for Jack Reacher. We've been recasting that role ever since Tom Cruise's first movie version came out (Tom Cruise! The insult of it!). Reacher is 6'5" and about 250 pounds, very strong and beefy, and he appears to be "attractive enough" without being handsome. So, Adam Baldwin circa "Chuck" would have been a good choice, and honestly-- I'm sure my son would pop for John Cena.

But with Mike Colter, we've decided that Jack Reacher's race in a movie is wholly unimportant! Though Colter is still too handsome, but I suddenly find I could totally live with that. ;)
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 17th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
So out of touch with current movies, but now that I've read the comments, and your replies, I know, and it if definitely going on my much VOD this when it's listed.

Sounds like you'll be having a nice intimate Thanksgiving. I can see the perfection in that, but also the missing the family, too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 17th, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
We do enjoy just having it be the four of us, and driving 3+ hours one way to one of the sisters' houses is not ideal! But I am good with either one.

At our house, the turkey is my favorite, so I never regret that!
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 17th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
Turkey dinners! Yes!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on November 22nd, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
it's been a rough ride this year for everyone.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 22nd, 2016 06:38 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. I'm sure there were citizens of the U.K. thinking that, given the fallout, there should have been a "do-over" on the Brexit vote, much as the US would like a do-over on the Presidential election.

But the UK is making preparations to get out of the European Union even as Scotland is thinking the whole thing is a terrible idea. :(