January 10th, 2008

little review

Poem for Thursday

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I had a very lovely afternoon with Jules, whose birthday we celebrated belatedly by going to California Pizza Kitchen for hummus and pizza, then watching 3:10 To Yuma. What a completely awesome movie! I figured I would like it even if it was violent because of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, but I thought it might be kind of a Guy Movie -- I'm often not a big fan of Westerns, I really don't like Unforgiven or Tombstone, but this had enough Brokeback Mountain to put a smile on my face (at one point Russell's character said something so like "Ain't nobody's business but ours" and I howled and Jules looked at me funny). Collapse )

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The kids have midterm exams next week so most of the afternoon and evening involved squawking at them about doing homework and studying. Plus my Celestial Collection Barbies for which I paid way, way less than the prices on this page on eBay arrived! (Am still a failure at reducing my collection but hey, I have pretty much every doll I've ever wanted since I started collecting now, except the Arabian Nights set and the Phantom of the Opera set which go for insane amounts.) Read the LiveScience articles on how older birds act like grandparents to their offspring's offspring and how women suffer from olfactory loss when they suffer from depression (which I always thought was just me -- I crave smells when I'm unhappy, especially seasonally), and worried a bit about the cold iguanas falling out of the trees in Florida. Hey, it's lighter reading than Richardson dropping out of the race!