Well it’s been awhile since my last post. Mostly this is because things are cray right now. I’ve been “packing” all week, Friday was my last day at work, yesterday we had family party, and today my grandparents are stopping over.
In all this craziness though I have had time to do a few fun things and also see a couple good movies. Because lets be real, even in the heat of finals week I managed to watch my television shows. I’m not one to forsake my entertainment.
So we’ll start there, movies watched:
Sex, Lies, and Videotape. I am now obsessed with this movie. It had some weak points (like basically every conversation between Andie MacDowell and her sister Laura San Giacomo) but the acting overall was so good that, ultimately, I almost forgot the weaker bits. My two favorite scenes include every scene with James Spader because hot damn that kid can act and the moment when Andie MacDowell finds her sister’s pearl earring on her bedroom floor and the audience just gets to watch as ten different emotions pass over her face as she realizes that her husband had lied to her, that he is cheating. I’ve only seen MacDowell in lighter stuff like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day so I had no idea she had this scene, let alone this movie, in her. Also did I mention James Spader? I pretty much like him in everything he has ever done but I especially dug this role because he got to play in that gray area between totally creepy and totally sexy.
Hmm, other movies…Well I did watch House at the End of the Street but it isn’t worth talking about so we wont. And those might have been the only two movies I’ve watched recently. This is probably because anytime that isn’t dedicated to packing is likely spent watch Spartacus. Guys, watch Spartacus. On the surface it looks like a mindless, overly gory show in the vein of 300 or something. But it is so, so much better than that. Honestly, everything that Games of Thrones is doing wrong (too many characters, too slow etc.) Spartacus does exactly right. Also, as pointed out by my brother, they don’t play around with their audience. Like if the characters have to climb a mountain they just climb it. There is no “close-call” scene where they slip and almost fall to their death. Plus the show is doing some really interesting stuff in terms of gender. Especially the first two seasons when the characters are still gladiators.
And now how about pictures from my phone:
I found three fantastic books on sale at the library the other day. An old nonfiction book from the children’s section on female athletes, a national geographic book from the seventies called “Wilderness, U.S.A” and, the best of all, a reallly old book on the zodiac. Enough collage material in each of these to keep me going for the rest of my life.
Sun on my sunflowers (thank you Catherine! I LOVE sunflowers!)
I don’t know about you but I am definitely ready for a redneck wedding.
Friends plus dog. I slept with MJ last night because she is the love of my life and I am going to miss her. Also I love that she lets me hold her like a stuffed animal all night long. Hawkeye was known to attack if squeezed in the night.
Post family party drinks with friends. Nothing like hitting up your hometown bar to make you especially ready to not be in your hometown anymore.
I’ll try to get better about posting here more regularly although I have the feeling that once I get to California I’ll be inundating you with stories and pictures.
Also, Happy Mother’s Day to my momma. I’m going to miss this lady big time.