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Day Three of Happy Stuff

I had a very clear dream early this morning, and I don't too often remember details like I did here. Barb and I were going on a cruise and trying to get to the airport on time. I remember we were touring some cruise ship but it wasn't the right one, so I kept saying we had to hurry, because our plane left at 11:30, and it was nearly 11, and OMG, I forgot my glasses and could we make it all the way home and back in time? (Not that I could ever leave the house without my glasses - my ability to NOT SEE would clue me in that I'd forgotten something.) So we got home and I noticed that the construction to install SOMETHING (with a lot of wires) had left a big hole in the wall and I wondered if we could safely leave with that there, when Barb announced she wasn't going anyway, because she had to stay home to take care of Sam.

Then I woke up.

We had a very, very good Holiday Luncheon today at work - they asked us to use the catering provided by the office cafeteria, and they do a REALLY nice job of catering. We had prime rib, chicken breast fillets (it was called "airline chicken," which seemed to mean the wing was left on and it was cooked so the wing was up, like a plane's tail; in any case, it was delicious), ratatoullie, fingerling potatoes, grilled tomatoes, and dessert was cheesecake. Yum! Then we did our gift exchange, and I got a jar of very nice bath salts, the therapeutic kind for muscle aches, which I plan on using! Yay! As a plus, it was a really quiet day so we also got all our work done, so it won't be heaped up waiting for us on Monday.

I made fudge last night and it came out VERY well, one of the best batches I've made in a while. Smooth as can be and very delicious.



I really, really didn't think my movie choices were all that obscure. Most of them were guessed. These ones were not:

#5) I've always been kind of a pacifist. When I was a kid, my father told me, "Never hit anyone in anger, unless you're absolutely sure you can get away with it." I don't know what kind of soldier I'm gonna make, but I want you guys to know that if we ever get into really heavy combat... I'll be right behind you guys. Every step of the way.

This is Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis), in Stripes

#6) Character 1:I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?
Character 2: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.
Character 1: Fill your hands, you son of a bitch.

Character 1 is Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne). Character 2 is Lucky Ned Pepper (Robert Duval). The movie is True Grit

#9) I was thinking about death and all. About seeing how you're gonna die. I mean, on one hand, if dying was all you thought about, it could kind of screw you up. But it could kind of help you, couldn't it? Because you'd know that everything else you can survive.

This is a voice over from Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor) in Big Fish

#10) You punch in at 8:30 every morning, except you punch in at 7:30 following a business holiday, unless it's a Monday, then you punch in at 8 o'clock. Punch in late and they dock you. Incoming articles get a voucher, outgoing articles provide a voucher. Move any article without a voucher and they dock you. Letter size a green voucher, oversize a yellow voucher, parcel size a maroon voucher. Wrong color voucher and they dock you! 6787049A/6. That is your employee number. It will not be repeated! Without your employee number you cannot get your paycheck. Inter-office mail is code 37, intra-office mail 37-3, outside mail is 3-37. Code it wrong and they dock you! This has been your orientation. Is there anything you do not understand, is there anything you understand only partially? If you have not been fully oriented, you must file a complaint with personnel. File a faulty complaint and they dock you!

And this I really didn't expect anyone but rahirah to get. But if you haven't seen this movie, you really should.

This is the mailroom orientation from The Hudsucker Proxy. You know--For Kids!


Making me happy right now: Cairo snuggling up to me for lovin'.

Christmas cards are finally ready to mail. Most purchased gifts have been wrapped. A few more things to buy, and hopefully a few small cookies will be made and mailed this week (so they may arrive after Christmas).

For anyone local wondering what to get for me: Tickets for The Lion King are on sale now. *g*

And of course:

Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today!

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framefolly
Dec. 20th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'd ALMOST guessed Hudsucker Proxy! The others I haven't seen :) .

Yay fudge! Yay delicious catering! Yay airline chicken that is nothing like chicken they serve in airplanes ;) .

Boo aches and pains -- I hope you feel much better soon.

I'm glad you're doing the happy thoughts meme :) .
wildrider
Dec. 21st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
True Grit is a classic - may have to show you that one! Stripes is just silly and Big Fish is a lovely, one of those rare movies that's much, much better than the book.

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