Friday, February 12, 2010
I forgot to show you pictures of the cards Leah made...
...and the cards I made on Wednesday night. :)
Also forgot to show you that despite Karma's head rubbing...
...the frig is still clean after Caroline got done with it Tuesday. All her baby marks are gone now. ;)
And here's the portable hard drive thingie, too. Cool! Small, isn't it? :)
Oh--Leah and I ordered a Crop-A-Dile2 on Wednesday night, too--a contraption for setting eyelets. I'll show you when it arrives. We read a lot of reviews and they were completely mixed--pro and con. The ones who love it--love it. And the ones who don't--hate it (and many couldn't get it to work properly). We hope that we can figure out how to work it and take the side of the lovers. ;)
We've had trouble with the hammer method for some time. We tend to flatten the eyelets and have wanted to find a way to set them nicely. And with this Crop-A-Dile you can set eyelets in the middle of the night if you want to. Can't do that with the hammer method! I think we can figure it out and it will be awesome! Think positive, right? :)
Also--I forgot to tell you about a movie I watched that I just loved! The Burning Place is one of those movies where you have to pay close attention and have patience.
Charlize Theron plays a depressed, sex-obsessed restaurant manager in this moody, fragmented drama -- screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut -- that weaves together four seemingly unrelated stories separated by time and space. A New Mexico housewife (Kim Basinger) begins a torrid affair, two teens mourn the death of their parents, and a young girl tries to mend her life in a Mexican border town.
As a reader and a writer I love nothing more than a story with many layers that unfolds gradually to show you new complex aspects to several characters--the whys, you know? The movie jumps around in time and tells several stories simultaneously. You may see this initial side of someone and their situation--think you understand what is going on--but then revisit and revisit from different angles and moments in time. The acting was excellent and so subtle. The story pieces finally all fell into place. May not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really, really loved this movie!!
I also watched A Serious Man--heard about it on the Golden Globes.
Larry Gopnik (Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg) has hit a "rough patch," according to a colleague, and it would seem so: people are dropping dead all around him, his wife (Sari Lennick) wants a "get" and his whining kids (Aaron Wolff and Jessica McManus) only add to the heavy load. Larry is just looking for some help. Can a few rabbis guide him to life's answers? Richard Kind co-stars in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's 1960s-set, dark Jewish-culture send-up.
Was filmed in Minneapolis (my hometown!) and really looked very genuinely 1967 to me--who lived in the suburbs and graduated in 1968. This movie has a very dry, dark humor to it. You wonder what else could possibly happen to poor Larry. There is no happy ending, that's for sure. I am always curious as to what the Coen brothers will come up with next. They aren't afraid to take chances. Was pretty good.
So--now I think you are caught up--hehe! :) And I'll be heading for bed pretty soon--about the time the sun is climbing up past the horizon. As long as I sleep pretty well, I don't care when I manage to do it--ahhhh! :):)
Have a great Friday!!