November 20, 2009

Friday Randomness

Okay, first off, the movie last night was AWESOME!!

Not so awesome was the nauseous-making migraine I was fighting after sitting outside in the cold for four hours in line. Now, because of that, we got the sweet spot seats (fyi, the "sweet spot" is the seat/seats in the theater for which the A/V guys calibrate the sound and video for optimum experience...every other seat is outside that sweet spot) and still had time to go to the bar upstairs and get cheese fries and lattes. So that was pretty cool. And once I got some food, caffeine and Tylenol in me, the migraine went away. Which was good, because the movie was...awesome...there really isn't another word. It was bar-none the best film adaptation of a book made in the last 10 years.

And luckily for them, they cut out all the parts about Jacob that I hated - you know, all the 12-year-old, immature, childish, selfish, dangerous-for-Bella parts. Which didn't leave much, of course, but painted him in the best possible light and actually made her attraction to him understandable as something more than a rebound attachment. I still hate the "real" him. But I don't want the "movie" him to die. So that's a step up.

And now we have proof that Catherine Hardwicke was the weakest link in the first movie. All the character development problems they had with the first movie were gone with this one. It was really impressive.
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And now for non-Twilight-related stuff. :)

Tonight is movie night. I'm having a crisis. I'm not sure which movie to watch. I had chosen a movie - the original The Women. 1939. But then I rewatched it earlier this week and it was longer than I remembered. So now I'm not sure. I'm trying to come up with a second choice, but I'm not having much inspiration. Maybe I'll still do that one and just let the chips fall. The worst that could happen is nobody likes it and we all laugh about it.
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I'm deliberating as to when to send my next letter. SoldierMan sent me a couple of one-page letters this week. One asking for a photo (he didn't take one because he wasn't sure if he would be allowed to keep it) and one giving me some instructions regarding our insurance stuff that he didn't get to do before he left. He didn't mention how often they get mail call. So now I'm waiting until the next letter so that maybe he will tell me which days to send the letters.
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I really need to get back to my photography. I just haven't had much...well, I was going to say I haven't had the opportunity, and I suppose that's only partially true. Right now I have all the time in the world. So it's just inspiration I'm lacking. No surprise there. I haven't been able to write in weeks. So now I am trying to make real effort to find things that inspire me.
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Apparently the new word of the millenium is Umami. I was watching the food network the other night and every commercial was about umami. The two tv shows I watched centered around umami. It's like this big new thing. Look it up. Kind of interesting.
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No idea what the weekend will hold. Hopefully a phone call. That's really all I care about right now. What about you?

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8 comments:

  1. oh yeah! I am glad you liked the movie!! I see it Sunday and cannot wait! 13 year old Katie, here I come!! :)

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  2. SOOO glad to hear New Moon was good!! I wasn't able to go to the midnight showing last night and today is creeeeping by...can't wait to get off work so I can check it out!

    I'm way behind on blogs but glad to hear things are going well for you. Here's hoping you get a phone call this weekend! :)

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  3. I have not seen the original The Women, but the new version is pretty good. Movie nights are more about having fun than the actual movie!

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  4. Send as many letters as you can! They do mail call every night. I actually wrote Seth a letter every day- some days were short and others were long. He loved it. He said it was what kept him going. They won't with hold any notes from him :) AND I will have to check that movie out!!!

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  5. you are craaaaaaaaaaaazy :) 4 hours!

    Ok, my BIG problem with the first one is that Edward never smiles. He's supposed to be charming! Like when he's in the office trying to change his schedule. Does Rob Pattinson (sp?) know HOW to smile??

    send LOTS of letters!

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  6. I am so happy to hear you came up with a good compromise on the Disney trip - well done!
    And I have no idea how often mail call is, but why not write every day even if he receives the letters all in one bunch? Too many letters is not enough, trust me!
    And I hope you get a phone call this weekend :)

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  7. so glad you got it all worked out with the trip!

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