Somewhere in the annals of my photographic records, amongst the early guard, late middle school, height of pubescence I have a photo of a massive leg hanging over the side of a Broadway theatre, which at the time I assumed would be the most amazing photo I would ever take. Followed by my first big city purchase, ooh a soundtrack on laserdisc. I would later learn every song and navigate every twisted storyline to perfection. It may say something about my childhood that while none of the classic fairytales much appealed to my sense of wonder, but take those same characters and add sex, betrayal, and murder and NOW we're talking.
But now I find out that there are forces at work turning this dark little lovely into a full length feature film. Don't think Les Mis. Think more Rent. Hopefully they find a middle ground. But I did hear that Meryl Streep signed on, so how bad could it really be, I mean reeeeeaaaaally be? I'm kinda pulling for Bernadette Peters to reprise the role as the Wicked Witch, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
And on a side note, I always thought the guy who played The Baker was Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers.
Not much goings on. We're trying to lay low. There's going to be a lot of that coming up here, for the rest of the year. Priority numero uno, finish the upstairs remodel. I am under strict orders, that I have til February 8th, a seemingly trivial date, but it's not. I'm thinking I'd like to shoot for a nice Christmas completion, maybe some wallpaper and stain under the tree. Maybe that massive corner lamp we saw at IKEA. And some records.
But we're looking at lights right now. We need three. Three completely different lights, but all falling within 12 feet of one another, so not that different. And I'll be damned if there isn't 8 kazillion to choose from. That's one thing we're fairly terrible at, is narrowing down the choices.
I finally pieced together this whole movie, which winds a lovely little tale of Sixto Rodriguez. If you have no idea, then you should take a watch, because having no idea who Rodriguez was is kind of the point of the whole film.
Due to both a need for a slight break from physical labor, rain, and looking for a creative surge for upcoming home improvements, we made the trip to Conshohocken to play in the mazes of IKEA.
I posted this painting on facebook, so people thought I was hanging with Indiana Jones.
As a side note, yesterday was the first day we ventured far from home without diapers. She killed it. I haven't changed diapers in over a week. Another milestone, and the one that will allow her to make a big step towards maybe some dance classes this fall.
Maybe we've already set it up...
I'm just glad I get at least 6 months off from wiping butts
Modeled off a Williams-Sonoma model selling for about $60, mine was made out of scrap materials and what I'm hoping is a lot more love than skill. Used for collecting garden vegetables and easy clean-off.
When a single zucchini makes 6 loaves of this stuff, we better like it. Oh and where's the 6th loaf you ask? Ate it. And as of the time of this post, there are only 4 left.
a table for easy mobilization of plants needing to be watered in the yard and then shielded from woodland creatures
Part 2 of today was much more all-inclusive after the lukewarm response to asking Isabella to jump headfirst into a river
We spent a hour or so at the dog park letting Judee blow off some steam and where the girls continues their display of friendom thru food-sharing.
Then they raced Judee and claimed to beat her every time. I'm not arguing with them.
Then a first for them both...
Movie theater! Despicable Me, part deux, and I gotta say there were some good laughs in there. Laura sat next to a creepy old dude there by himself, I took seven 5 minute naps, Isabella sang a song for a while unrelated to anything in the film, and Yuula ate that entire bag of popcorn.
We got home pretty late but the girls wanted more. After some lite dinner fare we got them to de-stem some grapes to freeze for tomorrow. They ate more than we froze.
Then it was time for a dessert: milk & cookies, what else?
It was just enough of a sugar high to give them the energy to squiggle and dance their way thru an episode of Wibbly and then literally pass out.
I got them waking at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Laura says 10.
I wasn't all that blown away with the first film, but I'll wanna see this one, I suppose. No, I did not read the books, and never will, mostly considering the company they keep. That's not a slam, just an observation. I feel the same way about this story as I did the Matrix; fundamentally great idea but piss poor execution. The Japanese film Battle Royale had way more depth and emotion back in 2000, and that's saying quite a bit.