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The day after Caturday post

Fairly ordinary weekend. Got a few things done, baked a chicken, played a little Killer Bunnies, the usual boring crap.

I spent most of yesterday re-reading Watchmen, and while I found I remembered a great deal of it ("there is a circulatory system walking through the kitchen"), there was much I'd forgotten and a LOT of it sailed right over my barely-twenty-year-old-head back in '85, including the significance of Dr. Manhattan winning Vietnam for us and Nixon being re-elected for a THIRD term (making the assumption that Watergate either didn't happen or they were never caught; there's a throwaway line about Woodward and Bernstein somewhere in there) -- and as I'm fascinated now with well-done alternate timelines, I found myself far more interested in THAT aspect than the overall story. That said, the overall story DOES hold up well. I wonder what changes have been made for the movie (we haven't seen it yet) to make it relevant, as of course the spectre of Vietnam and the Cold War are long history now. From what clips I've seen and capsule reviews I've read, it sounds like they've done a bang-up job, so I'm very much looking forward to seeing it. Probably next weekend, I'm imagining, if we get organized!

I has cricket:

Stalking the wily cricket:


Soon, the hunt will end and there will be nomming.


Unfortunately, the flash wouldn't go off (somehow it's set to "no red eye" so there's a delay; I still need to figure out how to operate this camera) and I missed a great shot of said nomming. But the cricket battle was won.


Here's what you're supposed to do...and please do not spoil the fun. Copy, paste in your notes, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then tag a few good friends! The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known things about each other.

Three Names I go by:

1. Kathy
2. Kats
3. Wildrider

Three Jobs I have had in my life:

1. Data processor
2. Word processor
3. Writer

Three Places I have lived:

1. Phoenix, Arizona
2. Tucson, Arizona
3. Zuni, New Mexico

Three TV Shows that I watch:

1. Chuck
2. NCIS
3. Doctor Who

Three places I have been:

1. Belize City, Belize
2. Chicago, Illinois, for a WorldCon
3. Orlando, Floria, several times

People that e-mail me regularly:

1. The DNC (maybe it doesn't count, but most of my emails seem to come from political groups)
2. sillymagpie
3. Dori

Three of my favorite foods:

1. Italian food (just about everything)
2. Thai food, especially mi krob and red curry dishes
3. Chocolate

Three friends I think will repost:

1. Really, no clue

Things I am looking forward to:

1. Having the closet finished
2. June 1st, when my vacation days kick in
3. Next trip to Vegas

Speaking of Vegas, I'm watching the episode of 20/20 that shows Siegfried & Roy's final performance at the Bellagio this year, after Roy's rehabilitation. I never got a chance to see them in in their heyday, or at the Mirage, but the work they did and continue to do with animals makes me very fond of them, and the fact that the tiger they chose to share the stage with at this return performance was Manticore makes me even more fond of them. I never do like those who blame the animal, and I'm so glad Roy never did; and in fact he maintains Manticore was just trying to help him.

The last time I was in Vegas it looked like the Mirage was finally tearing out the last vestiges of Siegfried & Roy, the little "tiger habitat" along the walkway out to Caesars; it looks like just another bar was being put in its place. I hope they keep the "Secret Garden" in the back, though. The Mirage without the tigers loses a lot of its themed ambiance; the tropical jungle isn't set up to be nothing more than a place for Beatles memorabilia (the Circe show that opened there is the Beatles' "LOVE," and while an awesome show, the two themes sort of clash). It was like the facelift they gave Treasure Island; taking away the pirates has made it very bland and ordinary, without anything to give it its own personality. It might as well be an overpriced Motel 6.


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evil_little_dog
Mar. 8th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Rogue Marie hunts crickets with joy though she's never sure if she should eat them or not (too many legs, I think). One of my schnausers would always come to get me when she found a water bug (in FL), and we would hunt it together (she didn't want to tackle something that big alone, I think).

Edited at 2009-03-08 11:56 pm (UTC)
wildrider
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Cairo doesn't always eat the bugs he tracks down, but in this case, I watched it from hopping to gone (and there was much lip-smacking)...

evil_little_dog
Mar. 9th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
The cats I had in FL never deigned to hunt anything, as far as I could tell. That was left to the Schnauzers.
wildrider
Mar. 9th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
It all depends on the mood. Usually Cairo just gives chase (or watches with disinterest). I think this cricket was just particularly lively and amused him for a while.
margdean56
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
The Watchmen movie got a rave review from my brother Thom, who's a comics fan and presumably knows the original well, so that's a plus...
wildrider
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Barb's friends list has a wide and diverse collection of viewpoints and she said so far the worst thing she heard was that it was TOO true to the original!

nutmeg3
Mar. 9th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
I always kind of gross out at cats eating bugs. It's the bug part that bothers me. ::shudders::
wildrider
Mar. 9th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Well, YES... But cats will be cats. I had a roommate in college whose cat was named C.B. (Cricket Breath)

cornerofmadness
Mar. 9th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
i'm waiting on the library to reread the Watchman. Like you I read it when it first came out.Heck I was still in High School and frankly I'mnot sure I even LIKED it. I would like to see it again as an adult
wildrider
Mar. 9th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
I have issues 1 - 10 (and even knew where they were), then had to find the bound edition to finish it. That was on the dusty graphic novel shelf with others I haven't read in years, like Cerebus and Elfquest... *g*

When I pulled out issues 1-10 of Watchmen, I also found issues 1-51 of Nexxus and 1-12 of Camelot 3000.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 9th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
cool.

Somehow i have my Sandman comics with me here
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