Saturday, May 22, 2010

Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks? Yeah.

Yesterday was very nice. Got a nice hair trim and had a yummy lunch at Stephi's. (That's the place where we had the "drunken goose" wine, mom!) One of the physical therapists, M, was giving me a hard time later though, since he thinks it's the "most pretentious place in Boston." Hardly! He mostly has a problem with their overpriced salads and on that, okay, I concur. But I'm pretty sure Sonsie might have the honor of being the MPP in Boston. And he agreed that might be the case.

But outdoor seating and people watching! Can't beat it. (I was reading a book mostly, but still.)

I'm currently watching Where the Wild Things Are, and um, it's boring the shit out of me. I may have to turn it off. Life is too short.

But anyway, I had my last PT appointment yesterday, so hopefully my neck will stay manageable. It's not back to perfect but it does feel a whole lot better than it used to. I gave A a bottle of Hendricks Gin to say thank you (it's his favorite, can you tell we're the type to get along?) so he was pretty happy.

Today my friend S is having an end-of-the-year party at her house near Davis Square. I really love that area. If I ever have to move again, I either want to live around the South End, meaning I'll live in a cardboard box and I will have great places around me to eat and drink I can't really afford often, OR I want to live in Somerville (Davis Square area especially), meaning I'd be about as far away as I am now from downtown Boston, but it's closer to Cambridge and much more charming.

Anyway, my point is she has a great house. S had a really hard end of the year because her dog died, whom she's had for 13 years, and to say that he was everything to her is something of an understatement. I pet-sat him and her cat over Thanksgiving, he was a very sweet dog. So she's had an especially rough time, particularly being alone in the house (he was a big dog). She's going to Sweden as well, so I think it will be good for her to get away. (Even though yes, we're technically taking classes!)

Whoops, which reminds me, apparently I need a letter of recommendation for the Cape Town internship, so I'd better go beg my writing professor! And turn this fucking movie off.

(BTW, Google is VERY cute today, for Pacman's 30th anniversary. It was so cute I forgot what I wanted to look up for a couple minutes. OMFG, it LETS YOU PLAY!! AWESOME!!)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Can't you explain to Lady about Sundays?!

So that popped into my head this morning as I lay awake at 5:30am. Look, brain, I know for a while there I was making us get up at 4:30 and 5:30 in the AM, but that was unusual and we're not doing it anymore. Mmmkay?

Jesus I would not wish the past three weeks on anyone. That was some ugly shit, yo. I wish I could at least say I lost weight but I don't think I did. The sad thing was I went to class and paid attention (well, except for that one class, *cough*, I'm sorry, contracts) and I still had to study like a crazy bitch. Torts was the worst to study for, everyone agreed, and I have no idea why.

Oh my god, I'm watching The Daily Show and they just showed a clip of Glenn Beck being reasonable. It was weird.

Anyway. But I have a very big day today. I gots a whole lotta nothin' to do! Well, that's not true. I have a hair appointment at Liquid. My friend E recommended it; he called me up after his appointment and wanted to meet up for drinks because they "plied him with gin the whole time." And his hair did look good, so that's why I'm going... ;)

They're in the South End (Boston's trendy gayborhood), so then I'm going to wander down the street to Stephi's because they have great people watching seats and they don't judge me when I day-drink. And I just bought Dan Savage's The Kid, which I remembered I wanted to read after Alex sent me this article about the musical adaptation. (Btw, I was SO CLOSE to heading to NYC this weekend to see it, but look! I refrained! I just didn't think it was smart since I'm pooooooooooooooor as all hell and even though it's off Broadway, they sure aren't priced that way!)

So big day. Yay! And I'm almost caught up on my Daily Show. But embarrassingly, as shows wrap up for the season, there are one or two shows that will wrap up next week, when I'll be in Denton, which means I'll have to admit to watching them. One in particular is shameful, and I've already admitted to watching Glee, so how much worse could it be?

That's right, people. I've been watching American Idol. My friend L is to blame, somehow she got me watching it. I only started watching when they were down to 13 or so. And it's addictive, so now I'm invested. And I genuinely liked the top 3. I was trying to root for the blonde guy, Casey, since he's from Fort Worth, but he just wasn't really bringing his A game. Plus one of the judges, Kara, kinda pointed out that his vibrato has sort of a bleeting lamb thing going on, and you know, it's true.

So he got voted off this week and now it's down to Crystal and Lee. Normally I'd go for Crystal, she seems very cool and unconventional, but you know? I've been won over by Lee; my friend L and I starting calling him "Eeyore," because he can be quite good but wow, the confidence hasn't been there. He's gotten much better about it, but I still like calling him Eeyore. He has especially won me over by singing The Boxer and Hallelujah (to be fair, Simon Cowell picked the last one for him, but he rocked it, so I'm counting it.)

So my point is that I've hit rock bottom. And I'll be in Denton for the finale, so I was going to have to admit it at some point. Glee is on that night, too, so it will just be one big goddamn shame parade.

I did catch up on some movies yesterday, though! Started with My Best Friend, starring the wonderful Daniel Auteuil. But you know? Meh. It was good and all, but once was fine. Cute, sweet, but nothing special. Then onto Inglorious Basterds, which I've been meaning to watch since, oh, February.

I really liked it! Didn't a lot of people say it was boring? Were they crazy? It was pretty toned down for a Tarantino film, too. It definitely had his fingerprints all over it and what violence there was was pretty intense, but hey, great stuff. Recommend.

Then I finally got to watch Silkwood, which was out of print on DVD when we read the case in Con Law. The funny thing is, the issue in that case that got it before the Supreme Court is pretty boring, considering how interesting the facts are. (It had to do with preemption and potential conflicting state and federal law as to the punitive damages the family got for her death...punitive damages are punishing and it was argued that that was basically trying to "regulate" the nuclear plant, etc. But long story short, the family got to keep the punitive damages of about 10 or 15 million, I forget, for negligently exposing her (and lots of their employees) to plutonium. So GOOD. Oh, and she didn't die from the exposure, but rather in a Mysterious Car Accident...that's not a spoiler, the movie was shot in 1983 so if you don't know by now it's not my fault.)

But it was a pretty good movie. I was surprised I had never seen it--it stars Meryl Streep, Cher and Kurt Russell. They are all very young and Cher looked normal, especially her nose. The ending was a little weird--it had that very late 70s/early 80s editing vibe to it. I guess it wasn't supposed to be a surprise. And you almost have to watch it just to watch Meryl rock a mullet.

And now, my dad will be pleased to know, I finally get to watch My Night at Maud's, something else I've had for far too long.

Completely unrelated to anything, maybe I'm still tired, but I thought this was kinda ballsy for American TV, I kinda giggled...

And you gotta watch this Colbert clip just for the RABBIT. It was some intern's job that day to find the weirdest/coolest looking rabbit. And they totally did.

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