November 10th, 2005

little review

Poem for Thursday

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I had a great library day, and I didn't even take out any books! I have been coveting for a long time the audio recording of The Return of the Native read by Alan Rickman, but because it's 12 cassettes, it's quite expensive. Awhile ago it occurred to me to look and see whether my public library system had it anywhere, and sure enough, they did! I had to put myself on the waiting list but last night they sent me an e-mail that they were holding it for me, so I went to pick it up. And in addition to my hours and hours of Rickman reading to me about a witch, I found the two-disc set of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which I never tracked down because we had it on videotape, and the entire run of Brideshead Revisited.

We all watched Rosencrantz and Guildenstern tonight while playing a family Scrabble game that I believe was ultimately won by the cats, who traipsed across the board one time too many; younger son had great letters and I helped him use all of them but despite the fact that he was winning, he got bored, and older son was frustrated that despite repeated forays in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, he did not manage to find a way to use all his letters and get the extra points. Hubby brought home Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on DVD, too, so we have many happy hours of watching ahead of us. I did not get any reading done but I did get to transcribe one of the funniest Shatner interviews ever, from The Tony Danza Show the other day, in which Danza geeks out and begs him to play Kirk for him and Shatner says that Spader tries to cuddle him all the time. Hee! It's here, along with the news bullet about Spader taking Shatner as his date to the Stones concert.

Late at night we watched Rome which we can't watch Sundays because the kids might see. Whoo! I am going to be so sad in two episodes when this series is finished -- it's a guilty pleasure (Sex and the Ancient City) but the actors are all great, there are about five different storylines gripping my interest and it's still pushing some of my perv buttons even though there's lots more violence and lots less sex these days. I love hot conspiring older women. *g*

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Tomorrow the kids have half-days and we have a conference with younger son's teacher. I may be quite crazed with a houseful of boys by evening.