Thursday, May 31, 2007

arrrrrrrr!!!! my captain jack

so i went out to the movies by myself on tuesday night (sorry kel) and saw a big summer blockbuster.
it was a good thing i was in the mood for it because my choice of movies at the barrie galaxy on a tuesday night consisted of:
a sequel, a sequel, a sequel OR (wait for it...) a sequel!
yup, four movies at a twelve screen cinema.
ahhhh, barrie. "sooooo wonder white", as nick put it.
but it was a tuesday night, the parking lot was packed and i felt like part of the happy herd.
and i will not lie, i wanted eye-candy and lots of it. so hurrah for johnny depp and orlando bloom! plus, there was a preview for the golden compass, which made me giddy.
i LOVE going to the movies by myself. i feel free to absolutely love or hate whatever crap gets thrown up on the screen. if you haven't done this before, i highly recommend it.
you have my permission to be anti-social. go forth! get yer popcorn! you won't have any trouble finding a seat.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Poste the Firste

Hi lovely friends.
I am about to lose my blogging viginity - bloginity? virgoggity? Well here I am, all yours, in all of my procrastinating glory trying to avoid the backspace and delete keys and just get something out there to you beacuse I love seeing the mess of other people's mind via their blog, so......

Piled around me are bills, wee girl's shoes, not-so-wee boy's paintings and the damned looming folders (real and imagined) of Things I Have Been Meaning To Do (for quite some time). The season of knitty frenzy has ended and now I am up to my elbows in manure slogging out some new beds along the back fences. We put in a rain barrel this weekend and it is already overflowing. It gives us a feeling of bounty and self-sufficiency.

Speaking of self-sufficiency, I read Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road this week and it gives new meaning to the term. What a harrowing and beautiful read. I was sort of shell-shocked by it and found myself being extra tender towards not-so-wee boy and weeping at people walking their dogs and other ordinary activities.