Saturday, August 26, 2006
Last night, I attended the early showing of Little Miss Sunshine, which is not about this:
Really, though, it was smart, oddly charming and incredibly hilarious.
My dislike of sitting in a theatre, however, was only reinforced. Average age of my fellow theatre go-ers? 65. And, like my parents who are of a similiar age (sorry Mom & Dad, but you know you do!), they were all talkers...the worst offenders being the couple who sat directly behind me.
"WHY WOULD HE DOOOOO THAT? WHY? WHY?"
"Oooh, he's never met a family like that!"
"Oh, JUST lovely!"
"So, they have to drive to California, and then drive all the way BACK!"
When a couple of irritated over the shoulder glances did nothing to quell their use of outdoor voices, I had to be the mean young lady who turned around and asked them to please be quiet.
Funny thing, though - the instant I did, they stopped talking and started whispering, meaning they had the ability to whisper the entire time, and just chose not to. WHY WOULD THEY DOOOOO THAT? WHY? WHY?
I don't think I'll be heading out to the theatre to see another movie for a while, golden age date-night showing or not. Because the movie talkers? They are everywhere. And, let's face it, the films, they all come to digital cable soon enough.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Dear Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke,
I had high hopes for you. In my misspent youth, I loved your sister, Cherry Coke, with an abandon, and wept when I could no longer find you on shelves where I am. But you? You are a disappointment.
Don't get me wrong...you are pretty. And even a little classy looking. But to taste? You are naught but unappealing.
The black cherry taste? But an afterthought
The vanilla? Artificial and overwhelming the cola.
And neither...neither can do anything to cover up the taste of aspartame.
I will continue to pledge my allegiance to Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper. Because she? She rocks the house.
That being said, I have 11 cans of the stuff. Anyone I see face-to-face want them? Lemme know.
Random suprise-pre-wedding celebrations for co-workers at bowling alleys are an excellent way to break-up a work week.
So I make jewellery, right? But I'm always a little scared that it will fall apart, due to the fact that I've taught myself how to make these things. So I've gone and registered for a 12-week jewellery and bead making course at the local fine arts college, starting in September.
And you're all receiving my homework as gifts!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
It's been a good eight months since I jumped on the Snakes of a Plane bandwagon, and I must say that I couldn't be happier that the film has finally arrived.
I have even interupted my vacation to post about my joy.
Now that? That is dedication.
Of course, I won't be heading out to see it until the craziness dies down, because me and crowds of people? We are not friends.
Before I go to enjoy the last few days of being a slack-ass motherfucking snake on a plane, I would just like to take a minute to be absolutely self centered and egotistical and tell you about how ABNORMALLY STRONG I am.
Me? I am small.
But I am strong.
Case (cases?) in point: Yesterday and today (and tomorrow), my trainer has (will be) setting me up on a new program of heavy weights, doing sets of only 8 reps at as heavy a weight I can stand to move.
Yesterday, I did chin-ups on the assist machine. The deal with the machine is that the more weight you select, the easier it is to do the exercise. And yesterday, I was doing chin-ups with only 10lbs of assistance. Soon, I'll be doing chin-ups without it at all, and probably in incredibly annoying non-gym situations just because I can, and I'm an ass that way.
Today, on the lying leg press machine, I hoisted 235lbs into the air.
Apparently, you should be ware not to mess with me. But that's possibly only because I will fight dirty.
Posted by Melissa at 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
If there is one movie that I adore beyond rational thought, it's Strange Brew. I can't begin to count the number of times that I've watched it, how many times a random quote has popped out of my mouth ("Radiation has made me an enemy of civilization!") at the most hilarious and unrelated times, or how random images from the film sometimes just fill up my inner movie watching head and cause me to snicker at, seemingly, nothing at all.
I bring this up because, heyhey, guess what I'm watching right now? Showcase, I can always depend on you to deliver the unexpected awesomeness just when I need it. This is the perfect way to spend the final afternoon of a civic holiday long weekend. Perfect, I say!
For those of you without access to Showcase, I give to you this:
Posted by Melissa at 4:28 PM
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Although I fear by stating such that the exact opposite will come true. But, still - today I met with my renovation project's new project manager, and their countertop supplier came in to measure my cabinets for their top.
Is the end actually in sight?
I sure hope so. Stumbling between two bathrooms on two different floors in order to get ready for work in the morning? Sometimes, in and of itself turns into a comedy of errors.
And talking about Shakespeare (what?), a quick shout of delight (and despair) that the final season of the amazing Slings & Arrows is airing right now. Adoration for Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Don McKellar, Susan Coynes and Mark McKinney, and goon-like clapping for this season's guest stars, Sarah Polley and William Hutt. Also, I adore King Lear.
That is all.
Posted by Melissa at 4:10 PM