Sunday, August 20, 2006

Notes from the Weekend

  • I took my dad to see "Snakes on a Plane" this afternoon. The only thing I will say about the whole experience is that as we were heading to the theater my dad said: "Did you sleep OK? You look tired." No, dad. This is pretty much just how I look nowadays.
  • As you can see, I redesigned my site this weekend. I think I am going to become one of those serial redesigners. I think it looks OK, but there's more I want to do. And since I'm pretty much learning HTML on the fly, it could be years before I have the site exactly the way I want it.
  • With Richard back in Sydney waiting for this whole green card interview nonsense, I've really been getting my money's worth out of Netflix.
    • "Failure to Launch" - Matthew McCaughnawhatever gets bitten by a chipmunk, a dolphin and a lizard. Also, Sarah Jessica Parker is in it. I love me some SJP as much as the next gay man, but she's got to try harder to play something that isn't just a version of Carrie Bradshaw. And, if there was an award for "Most Annoying Shriek" it would certainly go to her. She screams about 5 times during the movie and lord help me I almost reached through that screen...
    • "Junebug" - not exactly sure what that was all about.
    • "Velvet Underground" - stellar cast but largely unwatchable.
    • "Loggerheads" - really good yet slow-moving picture. Very sad though. Patty Griffin, who is my favorite female singer-songwriter, does most of the songs. Patty is prone to some glum songs, and during the saddest part of the movie they played her all-time saddest song. So naturally I pretty much cried like a baby for several minutes. (But don't let that scare you from seeing it since I seem to cry at movies on a regular basis.)
    • Jarhead - not bad, but glad I didn't pay money to see it in the theater, or I would have opened a vein.
  • In other news: I apologize in advance to all my friends on MSN Spaces. Ever since the redesign I've had a hard time trying to post comments to your sites. Even when I'm signed in to Windows Live it still won't let me, or my computer freezes up entirely. So if you haven't heard from me in awhile, that is probably the reason.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Redesign all you want, but don't EVER take away the kid on the Big Wheel. He makes me happy every time I see him.

classyandfancy said...

I saw Little Miss Sunshine yesterday and gosh darnit it choked the hell up out of me (yes, that's really a phrase, look it up). It's always the music that takes me over the line of calm and collected to weeping lunatic too.

Rich said...

'Little Miss Sunshine' was easily one of the best films of 2006 so far for me! What a wonderfully uplifiting and inspiring final flick to see with my 'Cherry baby' for the Summer! Tres bien! Thank GOD I wasn't there for 'Snakes' last weekend cause I..well..I just wouldn't have gone! FULL STOP! I would have been at home plucking my eyes out at the thought of seeing snakes..on a plane!! EEEEWWWWWWW! Treat me for shock..gimmie valium!! *shudder* (yes I am a pussy when it comes to the 'S' word!)

Cherry Ride said...

Classy: I saw (and loved) Little Miss Sunshine too, but surprisingly did not get choked up at any part.

Gancer: Thanks for the comment about the kid on the big wheel - he's my favorite too!

Richie: Time to be a man about snakes!

Rich said...

SNAKES BITE..BIG TIME!!!!!!! Nuff said, baby! Next time a clown passes us, then we will TRULY see who the pussy is! ; )