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Shut Up, Stupid Cat!

He scorned his breakfast, ate at least two and a half cans today, made me spill my ice cream so he could lick it off my lap, and now he's begging me for more.

Today I watched Doctor One in The Time Meddler (which rocked), finally watched Catch 22 (extremely weird but an awesome film, with a lot of great actors in it -- and wow, did Martin Sheen look like Charlie when he was young -- ditto Alan Arkin like his son Adam--I kept thinking one was the other in the beginning; of course, it was almost ten years pre-The In-Laws), and the new version of True Grit.

True Grit. Hmmm. I can't say I didn't like it, because I did. I thought it was an excellent film, extremely well made, gritty where it needed to be and a good adaptation of the source material. BUT... (there had to be a but there).......

I like the original movie better. I think John Wayne is a better Rooster (no offense to Bridges, he was brilliant), I liked the script better, I missed lines like "This is a writ writ for a Rat" and "that bed needs more slats," and, well, while I know the story wasn't set in Colorado, I liked the scenery better. That said, the girl who played Mattie in this one was amazing, and if I could combine the two movies, I think I'd put John Wayne, Robert Duvall, and most of the rest of the original cast with Hailee Steinfeld (I'm torn between Glen Campbell and Matt Damon), set it in the Silverton/Durango area, and I'd have the perfect version.

The old version stuck closer to the book in a lot of areas, too; not sure where the big rift between Rooster and LaBouef came from. And while I have a sentimental fondness for the John Wayne ending, I do like what was done for the new version; although in the book it wasn't Rooster who contacted Mattie about the Wild West Show.

This was after I dropped the FIRST 30 pounds, when I could walk a bit (a few years after we went to Yosemite, some more pics I need to scan!):

I have no clue how many days behind I actually am.

Sadly, it's back to work tomorrow. I want it to cool down enough so we can actually DO things in the backyard. We have all these things and all these ideas, but it's TOO HOT to do them!

I ate too much today. Was feeling snacky. (OMG, the best ice cream EVER tasted -- it's "Graeter's" coconut chocolate chip... NOM is not a great enough word for the awesomeness of this ice cream.) I hope it doesn't too adversely affect the scale tomorrow.


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Aug. 8th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
nice pic

that sounds like a great ice cream

silly kitty

and i haven't seen the new true grit (nor ever read the book i'm afraid)
Aug. 9th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
It is amazing ice cream. I have to prevent myself from eating it all without stopping.

True Grit is a good book -- it's darkly funny and sharp, although its extreme stylistic manner can be initially jarring (he never, ever uses contractions--which is why they don't in the movie). Mattie is a grandly drawn character. She's not at all likeable and yet somehow you end up liking her, and rooting for her.

I think the main thing the new movie did was shift the focus of the film back to Mattie from Rooster, which was a good thing, but I still prefer the John Wayne version.
Aug. 9th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
sounds interesting. I've only see true grit once mostly because I 'm not a John Wyane fan and I dont really care for Westerns (I know I know, but it's true)
Aug. 9th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
I practically have it memorized. And I love John Wayne (through the later years his Western roles remind me strongly of my Dad, especially Big Jake). Of course, I DO like Westerns! :)

Aug. 9th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
well yes I suspected you did
Aug. 8th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
Today I watched Doctor One in The Time Meddler (which rocked),

There are a number of people who think that the Meddling Monk may actually just be an earlier incarnation of The Master. I have to admit, I kinda like that theory.
Aug. 9th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
I've heard that. (Also heard The War Chief from War Games was, too!) It makes for some great fan wanks! Of course, if the Monk IS the Master, he and the Doctor didn't really seem to know one another, and the Monk might have been a meddler, but he wasn't really out to hurt anyone (in fact, he seemed to actually want to help, in his own strange way!).

But it made me check and see how many more Doctor One eps have come available, and there are quite a few more than there were when I started watching!
Aug. 8th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Love your icon! [hugs]
Aug. 9th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! I swiped it from the Beeb site! :D

To face the week! It's Monday! Hugs!

Aug. 8th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Cats! I believe my icon says it all. *g*
Aug. 9th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)

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