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So, due to some late week illnesses, Bess and I decided heading out to a Bar Mitzvah and being disease vectors was probably a bad plan. As a result, we had a nice quiet weekend. Good thing, too. It might be a while...

On Friday, we had some kids over for a sleepover as a favor to Bess' ex-husband. The girls were great, and they get along with our kids extremely well. However, I fear they have a much lower thresh hold for video drama and TV than my kids. Free Birds was a bit too intense. However, the Lego Movie was okay.

On Saturday, I slept in ludicrously late. I woke up a few times, and went back to sleep, but I was in bed til noon. It might be the only time in 2014. Then I tacked the mountain of dishes in the kitchen and did some laundry and had an in-home day. We finished watching Free Birds with the kids, and then Bess and I caught Saving Mister Banks. It was a pretty awesome, and inspiring. Great performances.

Sunday was a religious school day for the kids. I did some more housework, and then Bess and I went out to do some Hanukkah shopping. We narrowly avoided getting trapped by tree-lighters in the town center. Then we tried a new (to us) Chinese place which has a web page order form. We are living in the future. Also, it was delicious and near the Shadows of Amun Site!
http://www.westfordgingertree.com/

So, it was a nice, restful weekend. I'd hoped to do more around the house, but at least the kitchen looks much cheerier. It sort of felt like my life without hobbies. Curious. I'd be bored, but efficient. I guess this is what normal people do?

Today, I briefly rediscovered LinkedIn. I will probably forget about it tomorrow again.

I also racked my brain for other songs to sing from my dusty memory. My focus was on Sting, and aside from "Fields of Gold", I wondered if I knew my old favorite, "Fortress Around Your Heart." As it turns out, I can't get the words quite right from my cold memory. However, I did discover I knew all the words to "Murder by Numbers," by the Police, and it sounds okay without accompaniment. Indeed, it is quite creepy when I sing down a third or stretch it down a fifth. I sort of want to sing it at Shadows of Amun, but 1. Out of Period and 2. SPOILERS! Anyway, I should probably look at all three songs and polish them for the song project.

Also, I probably should get a real video camera... ...I mean just in general. I am an American DAD! Don't camcorders get passed out with babies in this country? Geez!

Anyway, more anon...
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Weekend Update: This was a quiet one. I tackled the leaves and the front of my house looks great! Don't look in the back yard, though. Saw a 5 point buck wander by the house. He was awesome, and totally casual. Then, we went to visit my folks and celebrate (overdue) Bess' birthday with them. It was a mellow time.

Also, Bess and I are all caught up on Doctor Who. I really like Capaldi, but I wish he had better writing. There were a few moments this season where I could not suspend my scientific disbelief. I did appreciate and enjoy the overarching story and themes, though. Looking forward to more, because Doctor Who!

More anon...
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Much to my amazement, the answer probably is Grease. When I was young, a friend and I had an unnatural fascination with the movie. It is also the only movie I have ever sneaked into a theater to see. I believe I have seen the film fifteen times. Thirteen of those times were before I was ten. As an adult, I don't understand what my fascination was, although it is a solid and surprisingly complicated movie.

The Dark Crystal might actually hold the record, but I never counted the times I have seen it. There are points where the movie gets a bit slow, but over all, I could see this one another dozen times easily.

Other contenders are When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and Harold and Maude.
cristovau: (Default)
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Much to my amazement, the answer probably is Grease. When I was young, a friend and I had an unnatural fascination with the movie. It is also the only movie I have ever sneaked into a theater to see. I believe I have seen the film fifteen times. Thirteen of those times were before I was ten. As an adult, I don't understand what my fascination was, although it is a solid and surprisingly complicated movie.

The Dark Crystal might actually hold the record, but I never counted the times I have seen it. There are points where the movie gets a bit slow, but over all, I could see this one another dozen times easily.

Other contenders are When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and Harold and Maude.
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It has been a while since I posted five things that make me happy today. I should remember to do it more often...

1. Call volume is manageable at work.
2. I can deal with customers and write this.
3. Macadamia Nut cookies
4. Hearing "Excitable Boy" on the radio.
5. Telling my daughter she is 12.5% Irish.

In other news, I want to write up spoiler-iffic details about some games I played, but that takes time. At home, we caught up on LOST, which was a squee-worthy treat last night. I loved sideways universe Sawyer. Surprise, indeed.

The house is a mess. I am still tired. Life is much the same, but there is no game to write. This is a great weight lifted.

More anon...
cristovau: (Default)
It has been a while since I posted five things that make me happy today. I should remember to do it more often...

1. Call volume is manageable at work.
2. I can deal with customers and write this.
3. Macadamia Nut cookies
4. Hearing "Excitable Boy" on the radio.
5. Telling my daughter she is 12.5% Irish.

In other news, I want to write up spoiler-iffic details about some games I played, but that takes time. At home, we caught up on LOST, which was a squee-worthy treat last night. I loved sideways universe Sawyer. Surprise, indeed.

The house is a mess. I am still tired. Life is much the same, but there is no game to write. This is a great weight lifted.

More anon...

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