May 14th, 2005

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Since perkypaduan and I could not go to the movies as planned, she came over and we put ourselves through watched Attack of the Clones. We figured that we had better do this before next Thursday, so we remembered what in heck Lucas had done to the mythology where we left it, but I must admit I nearly fell asleep during the Naboo "romance" ("Anakin? Are you as bored as I am? Let's talk about your mother...") and the endless Monsters vs. Jedi vs. Droids vs. Clone Army sequence. I have always tended to defend Hayden Christensen, because there is really very little an actor can do when the directing and dialogue are beyond awful, but that didn't make it any easier to watch him.

After school the kids went over to a friend's house and I read for awhile and took a walk, knowing that I had to watch and review two hours of Enterprise at night. Friday is Shabbat dinner with my parents, which was curtailed so I could get home and clear my head, not that that prevented the usual Friday night power struggles; my mother announced that she wanted to play a game with the kids after I had told them twice to turn the TV off, and I went down the basement to find the basement door shut and my mother playing cards with them...with the TV on. Also she had bought them the decks of cards, and books -- I never object to them receiving books, but they get some toy with them every single time. And although my sister is allowed to demand favors any time she wants and my mother will rearrange her entire schedule since she lives out of town and has the grandchildren to hold out like a bribe, I cannot get my mother to commit to feeding my cats for three stinking days when we're on the west coast in June, meaning we will be out a fortune in vet's fees (since they must have had a checkup within six months) and kennel fees. Sigh.

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mrkinch, got it! Thank you! *mwah* Here are those Enterprise reviews: "Terra Prime" and "These Are the Voyages...". I'm afraid I didn't find faith of the heart, though I didn't hate the was just disappointing, as I could say about so much of this series.

Since I am having a sci-fi geek night anyway, look what apaulled got me! Regrettably it's not knitted Marvin (who does not seem to be available anywhere -- anyone know where I can get one?) but big plastic paranoid Marvin and ejecting snake Snape seem to be getting along so well, it makes me wonder how many other Alan Rickman action figures are out there (did they ever make Dr. Lazarus from Galaxy Quest?) Collapse )