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Just This Side of a Waste of Space

Friday night Barb and I went out on a date night to see Dark Shadows, which I enjoyed a great deal, although I am aware of its MASSIVE shortcomings (well, I tell myself, it IS based on a soap opera); at the very least it is the best of Burton's movies based on someone else's story (IMO, he has a real bad track record with those), and I enjoyed it tremendously anyway. Depp was fantastic (well, duh), and so was Michelle Pfeiffer. Almost a waste of Helena Bonham Carter and Jackie Earle Haley, but they were both pretty awesome with what screen time they had.

Since the weather is delightful this weekend, we decided it was a great time to really roll out the Tiki Bar and have a grand cookout, but some folks didn't even bother to let us know they wouldn't be coming, and poor sillymagpie was sick, so it wasn't quite what I was hoping, although the ribs did come out delicious, with good potato salad and awesome corn-on-the-cob. But I am half-tempted to just not be here on random Saturdays... *tired of being taken for granted*

After several months of nothing, I am having a period like I used to have when I was in college, heavy flow and BAD cramps. It even woke me up the other night, they were so bad. WTF, body?

But on the good side again, we took the dog out to the mountain park and hiked at least two and a half miles, up over the saddle, and it was a great walk! Weather's gonna be warmer today, but it was nice this morning and it actually seems to have worn out our Uber-Active dog, who has been collapsed ever since we got back. It also made me feel generally better, both mentally (I was somewhat depressed this morning when I got up, and had been since last night) and physically. Sometimes, hard as it is to exercise, it DOES do a body good!

OMG, Fallen London. Come play. :)



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May. 27th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Alas for no-shows at your cookout. Hugs hugs and an awesome rest of your Sunday.
May. 27th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Hugs! Happy long weekend! :)

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May. 27th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
That's why we tend to stick to a very small group. I'm not a social butterfly by any means but I do like to cook for people. Our little Saturdays are a chance for me to indulge this enjoyment. BUT... as I said.

I think I inherited a weird cross-section of my mother's outgoing gregariousness and my father's anti-social lone-wolfism....

May. 27th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
If I lived nearby I would never take you for granted and I would always show up for awesome ribe. :-)
May. 28th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
YAY. The Tiki Bar is always open!
May. 28th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Glad you liked Dark Shadows. I've been torn about going to see it. maybe mom will want to see it (or the Avengers) when she gets here

sorry the uterus is leading a revolt
May. 28th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
As I said, it was fun. Maybe it was better for me BECAUSE I never watched the original -- goodness knows Tim Burton did some nasty things to things I loved (like Willie Wonka, Sleepy Hollow, and Planet of the Apes...), so not having any expectations may have helped.

We have to see the Avengers.

Very annoying, indeed.
May. 28th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
that's my fear I AM a Dark Shadows fan (granted it was cheesy as hell and poorly acted) No argument about Willie Wonka and Planet of the Apes, I kinda like Sleepy Hollow

The Avengers is worth the seeing

No doubt
May. 28th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
Sleepy Hollow COULD have been great. It certainly had the potential, with that kind of talent; and I was really looking forward to what they were going to do with it. Unfortunately, NOT. What Burton did to it was mind-blowing in its awfulness. Although I did like Depp, of course (and the places where Tom Stoppard did the dialogue were staggeringly obvious). He just destroyed the story, which still remains one of my favorites. Disney did a better job. :/

May. 28th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
You know I'm not sure I ever saw Disney's version. I think maybe
May. 28th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Every year on The Wonderful World of Disney! Bing Crosby narrated, the animation perfectly captured the story. It's packaged on DVD with "The Wind in the Willows."
May. 28th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
i think i can picture the animated Ichabod so I must have seen it.

BTW have I ever mentioned i used to work right near Sleepy Hollow (now renamed) and have gorgeous shots of their cemetery
May. 28th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oooo, how awesome! I'd love to see 'em if you have any scanned!
May. 28th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
I don't but i could probably try that at some point. they were some of the most amazing tombs I've ever seen
May. 31st, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
What I could eat was good.
Jun. 1st, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
There's nothing better than an appreciative audience! :)


Hope you've been feeling better this week.
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