Tuesday, July 22, 2008

strange day

first, much love and prayers and thoughts to my katie.  she knows why.

ALSO, very sad, estelle getty!  died!  no way!  every girl picks which golden girl they are, and i am totally a sophia.  it was the original "which sex and the city girl are you" question.  (btw, i'm a miranda.)  either way, her whole tale of dealing with dementia and all of that in the past few years is really heartbreaking, and it's good that she doesn't have to suffer anymore.  HOWEVER, life without sophia?  sad.

and thirdly, perhaps most random, i'm watching i love the new millennium... yeah... on vh1.  and it is kind of ridiculous.  BUT, i'm on year 2002, and they just did a little tribute to andrew wk (when it's time to party, we will party hard).  then, they cut to commercials but did a tease about how botox will be in the next segment.  michael ian black says, have a stroke!  it's cheaper!

so... hope your 7-22 has been equally or more random.  here's hoping.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

godfather or godfather 2?

I recently re-watched "The Godfather" and I have to totally agree with myself that it's fantastic.  Lots of drama and intrigue and revenge and betrayal.  It's pretty freakin' perfect.  So, since I have the trilogy box set, I moved on to Part II this evening.  There is much debate over which one is better.  MANY critics says that II is better than I.  I am not one of those critics.

Yes, I like II; in fact, I know of love it.  It's a whole new Michael, completely different from the Mikey we met at Connie's wedding.  He's hardened, angry, solitary.  That's why the flashback at the end is so gripping; you see what a few years has done to him.  BUT, does it match up to I in my book?  Not really.  I like the 
whole DeNiro/young Vito storyline in II, but it does seems sort of choppy.  The storylines are supposed to coincide, but mostly, they seem to make you forget about the OTHER plot line.  The first movie is just so compelling, so perfectly done.  Granted, II is basically the best sequel of all time (though, from a personal standpoint, Empire may top it... but that might just be my childhood talking), but still.  Godfather?  Part I?  Fugitaboutit.

I updated my Ravelry today with pictures of stuff I'm working on.  I know, surprise!  I'm really excited about this Lace Ribbon scarf.  The yarn is just so yummy and squishy.  I wish I could buy a lot more, but then I'd be so suuuuper poor.  I added a pic so you could see my work and the delightfulness of this yarn.  I probably should be asleep.  Anyway, it's kinda technicolor, but I like it.  Anyway, I'd better git, since I've gotta get up early to make the big bucks.  I'm also meeting the girls at Captain George's tomorrow.  Expensive, yes... but I also get to eat my weight in shrimp, and who DOESN'T love that??

So... peace out until next time.  I'm going to try to be a bit more frequent with these updates, though I don't think anyone actually reads this.  Eh, who cares?  Check out that Lacy Scarf Action!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

you know how i know you're gay?

i know i'm way behind on the curve with this one, but get over it.  i'd never seen "the 40-year old virgin" before.  so, when spencer offered to let me and jack "rent" some of his DVDs for about, oh, two years, i took it.  and while it was about what i expected, i will say this: the last 5 minutes made it totally worth it.

i've been working on the Lace Ribbon Scarf using some Claudia's yarn i got at the knitting sisters. it's dyed by a woman (i assume named claudia) who lives in harrisonburg, which is why i bought it.  it's kind of technicolor, but whatevs.  i love it.  so deal.  i'll post some pics once i'm a bit further.

phone just rang.  gotta entertain the DH so peace :)