The Outlander book came in at the library yesterday. That was fast!! I've already gotten sucked in. Poor Thos Covenant takes the backseat once again.
I'm also reading a book called "First you Shave Your Head." What with my having been sucked in by 2 books, there may be a little less blogitivity than normal. We shall see.
My Flylady thing is going in fits and starts. I remember some things and forget others, so I'm kind of stumbling along, but the general trend is definitely one of improvement.
The James Bond set caught on fire the other day. Fortunately they're already in post-production, so I won't have to go into premature withdrawal. They ought to auction off pieces of movie sets. Can you imagine how much collectors would have paid for various bits and pieces of Star Wars sets?
Speaking of films, our tiny little library (the one we don't have to pay to use) has a fabulous DVD section -- much bigger (especially DVD : books ratio-wise) than our bigger library's. Thanks to this, GuTTer MuNKi and I watched "Closer" last night, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very well-acted, and I really liked the script. Even though it wasn't the sort of ending I typically go for, I'd definitely watch it again. I've only seen Jude Law in a couple of things, so maybe he's a regular chamaeleon and I just don't know it. Anyway, in this one, I'd describe him as a mixture of Sting and John-Boy Walton. If you don't believe me, watch the film, LOL! For the girls, there's also Clive Owen, and for the boys, Julia Roberts and a nearly naked Natalie Portman. We did have to watch with subtitles for a bit, as there's a little bit of LOTR syndrome with the sound in this film.
What? I haven't ranted on about LOTR syndrome? Here's a brief synopsis:
**whisper, whisper, mumble, mumble** (you turn up the sound)
**whisper, whisper, whisp -- RAGE, ROAR, RIP, SHRED, EXPLOSION!!** (Holy --!! Heart attack!! Sound down!!)
**whisper, whisper, whisper, mumble** (sound up)
**whi-- AAAAAARRRGGHH, RAAAAAHK, SHRIEK!!!!**
In short, these are films that are not something you can watch while the children are awake, but are nearly impossible to watch after they've gone to bed as well.
"Closer" has its share of mumbled whispering followed by loudly shrieked obscenities. Where was I going with this? Oh yes. I was trying to make out a bit of conversation between Mr. Owen and Miss Portman that was particularly confusing, even with subtitles. GuTTer MuNKi was unable to help me decipher the meaning even after several replays. Turns out he wasn't actually reading the subtitles any of those times. But I did find out that the words get in the way of Natalie's bare bum. (rolleyes) Now you know. What you do with this information is up to you.
My mission today is to submit my latest short story to BUST mag for their One-Handed Read.