Wednesday, August 04, 2004

I am a pretty big nerd. Why? Because I am over the moon about my new toothbrush.

Now, it's not just any toothbrush. After begging for ages, and getting to say "I told you so" when GB's dentist recommended one as well, we finally got a Sonicare 7500. YAY! I've been brushing my teeth like a mad woman. I love this thing.

Brushing Teeth

In other news, I think I'm officially old. We went and saw The Village last night and I had a very hard time concentrating on the movie because of the people next to me, who held a conversation that was longer than I think any I've had ever in my life. Literally 15 seconds into the movie, the woman said "This is boring." They then proceeded to thoroughly discuss the merits (or lack thereof, in their opinions) of each and every plot element, in thick street slang, without seeming to take a breath. I almost leaned over and said "I'm sorry, do you realize that there are actually other people in the theatre with you right now?" but figured 1. if they were having this much trouble following the movie, they probably weren't going to pick up on the subtleties of my sarcasm, and 2. if on the off-hand chance they were intelligent enough to pick up on my sarcasm, they were definitely the kind of immature that would cause them to realize that if the volume they were speaking at was irritating me, they could be far more irritating at a higher volume.

Sharing Popcorn

But I did greatly enjoy the movie. It was another one of his thinkers - not scary so much as suspenseful. I did have one issue throughout the movie involving the way the creatures were presented, but it was resolved with the "twist". And the actress playing the lead role (Ron Howard's daughter, Bryce Howard) seemed to be conveniently blind, having the ability to maneuver over bumpy dirt without stumbling (there's a footrace in which myself, completely capable of sight, would have stumbled, but her character runs past sheep, up a hill, and around a bend without difficulty. She could have at least flipped headlong over the sheep.) but she was so charming and strong otherwise, that I can mostly look past that. I love Joaquin Phoenix more and more with each work I see of his - he's so interesting, diverse, and thorough with each character - and their characters' relationship reminded me of mine with GB in many ways. It's a period drama, as you can see by the trailers, the premise being that a group of people are so fed up with the rise in crime in their hometowns, they move away and start over. They have a small community, completely self-sufficient, without need of money or competition, as "the elders" make the rules, and each citizen seems to pitch in for the greater good. They long ago discovered that the settlement they chose is surrounded by woods in which dwell "those of whom we do not speak." They have come to a truce with "those of whom we do not speak" which involves no members of their village venturing into the woods, and the movie centers around this. On a greater scheme, the movie is about fear itself, and about what we will do to avoid it. I think many of us have wished we could take only the ones we cared about to a distant sanctuary, and I found it quite interesting to see that desire acted out. I'd like to see it again, I think. And I'll definitely add it to my DVD collection!

In fiber news, I finally got my pictures developed, and then had problems mailing them to myself this morning. I'll try to get a few of them up tomorrow. I did get a fair amount done on Follies, having gotten to the shoulder decrease of the left front panel. That leaves me with the shoulder shaping for that panel, the right front panel, and the sleeves, which will go quickly. So I imagine I could have that done in a week or two! Then I'll move onto Blizzard, and that cable I found... I have some scrap yarn and some needles here with me at work so I can play around with that cable to practice it.

Thoughts for the Day:

Unknown - “A small town newspaper reported that a newcomer, who had moved there to escape the traffic and congestion of the city, was run over by the Welcome Wagon.”

Neil Gaiman - “You wish to see the distant realms? Very well. But know this first, the places you will visit, the places you will see, do not exist. For there are only two worlds — your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this one, worlds of the human imagination. Their reality, or lack of reality is not important. What is important is that they are there. These worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power, provide refuge and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters. Do you understand?'”


Blogger caramelknits said...

I don't think that being annoyed with people at the theater comes with age. I'm constantly annoyed with the people who insist on chewing their popcorn with their mouths open so that you hear every minute movement between their food and their teeth. Gross! The talking would have done it for me. I'm the lady that everyone cheers for when I politely tell people to shut up. Something about being in the dark. I feel less like they can kick my butt. Plus, you can always ask to have them removed...I've never gone this far but have been very tempted on occasion (Imagine open-mouthed consumption of Pop-Rocks and giggles during a quiet chick flick.). Ugh.
Glad you liked the movie! :)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

You are not a nerd! I love my Sonicare!! I even helped an old lady pick one out at Target! So, if you are a nerd, then so am I. Wait! I already am a nerd!!

I don't think you are the only one that gets annoyed with people at the movies. We paid $31.00 to go to a premium theatre just so we didn't have to deal with the teeny-boppers at the regular theatre. Not to mention the waitresses that bring you stuff during the movie was neat....

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