Friday, July 27, 2007

The Bed List/The Dinner List

Bed and Dinner, summer blockbuster edition!


This choice is based on the body of work, starting with the lovely Truly, Madly, Deeply. He does bad boys (Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), good guys (Col. Brandon in Sense and Sensibility), tarnished souls (Love, Actually), and downright goofy (Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest). Plus, he's the one and only, perfect Severus Snape. Smart, and that marvelous accent to boot. How 'bout we Expelliarmus with the clothes?


This is the brain and creativity behind The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. He's a great writer and visionary, but he gets bonus points for the throwaway moment in The Incredibles when Elastigirl catches a glimpse of her mom-sized thighs in her new supersuit. Classic! This man knows women.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stop Saying That!!


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Operation Kerosene Update #3

AmVets came today and took with them five boxes o'stuff. Linens from the aforementioned cleaned-out closet, a lamp and night light from DS's room that no longer go with the decor, outgrown clothing, and a few odds and ends. Liberating!

Unfortch, there's no break from the endless laundry and floor cleaning that must take place in a regular household, and somehow we've lost track of a couple of vital tools (rubber lint brush, where art thou?), but progress continues apace. DD is down to her last box, and then we have to make the hard decisions about the stuffed animals. We are a Gund zoology festival, apparently. More paperwork to keal with, still too much junk in the garage, but progress has been made.

One of these days, I will be able to host casual dinners for friends. Until then, more cleaning.

And bread baking. For some bizarre reason, it's relaxing even though it's one more thing to have to do.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Off to Read the Wizard

We just got back from a release party for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--read the first two chapters aloud in the car already. Looks like this one will be cracker. Back later...

7:45 am, all done. In all, a balanced book. Laughter and tears, good and evil, and a fitting ending. Didn't all I wanted, nor all of my questions answered, but fitting. It'll be wonderful to introduce these books to my grandkids someday.

Now to put the book on DS's bedside table. He has dibs.

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