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weekend in review

Yes, there was various bad news over the weekend. But life marched on in other areas, allowing for the following positive experiences:

Attended the amazing 2003 Peril films Premiere Party. I finally got to see the results of all the hard work of booyeah and necrocannibal as well as other fantastic voice talent. So funny! I have never seen better stop-motion legos. Ever. All the literati were present to give their thoughts on the seminal work. I haven't heard the results of the caramel experiment though. ???

Sunday was scanning, books and steaks with msteleute and necrocannibal, and then joining examorata to watch Angels in America which hasn't really compelled me enough to schedule time for watching part 2. Maybe. Oh, and I bought a copy of Xanadu. Who wants to watch it with me? Other than korangar?

Monday I wandered around with my friends Fred and Ally seeking housing for them, as they have to be moved up here from Raleigh in approximately 2 weeks. I think I completely biased them towards living in PG County. Oops. We looked at the cutest Victorian in the historic section of Laurel. It is exactly the kind of house I want to own someday. Grar. Later on I dragged them to book club! The secret santa book exchange required no trades, everyone got something they were interested in reading. Interestingly, two people gave Barry Hughart's Bridge of Birds without knowing the other one was giving it. I still have rob_donoghue' copy, actually, in my to-read pile. Did I mention that my to-read "pile" spans two whole bookcases at this point? Yeah.

Four hours' sleep last night. I blame the fact that I was on the Moria section of Fellowship in my book on tape (tape 9, side 2), and I kept listening because I was all in suspense (even though I know what happens). Stupid Moria.

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jasonbrust
Dec. 9th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
Stop motion legos? Stop motion legos! Stop motion Star Wars figures and legos has been a fantasy of mine for decades!
snidegrrl
Dec. 9th, 2003 07:10 am (UTC)
There were some space legos... Maybe sometime Jackanapes will show them to the folks of Tea.
(no subject) - booyeah - Dec. 9th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC) - Expand
nixieq
Dec. 9th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
bridge of birds is the best book EVER! i have chadu to thank for pointing it out to me at a used book store a couple years ago.

i can totally sympathize on the moria bit. stupid moria. stupid balrog.
eeedge
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:01 am (UTC)
My question here is : do you pronounce the name Hug-hart or Hugh-art?

I liked the other two, as well. I just wish I could find them in matching editions...
(no subject) - nixieq - Dec. 9th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - snidegrrl - Dec. 9th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Used books - eeedge - Dec. 9th, 2003 08:34 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - snidegrrl - Dec. 9th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC) - Expand
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carneggy
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:01 am (UTC)
You paid money for Xanadu? Was there a gun to your head? :P

So what'd you give/get for your book club?
snidegrrl
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:14 am (UTC)
i gave this and got . :)
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crystalsage
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC)
Hey! That's an awesome movie! Ok ok,its a little campy, and very 70's, and in retrospect ONJ is a little too saccarine sweet in a Donna Reed sorta way, buts its always been one of my favorites. And I love Gene Kelly, so... :)

If I lived in MD, Kim, I'D be banging on you your door wanting to come watch it with you. What's funny, I just told my husband the other day that one was on my DVD to own wish list. I have it on Video, but it ain't the same ;)
(no subject) - carneggy - Dec. 9th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC) - Expand
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railwaymadness
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:07 am (UTC)
because I was all in suspense (even though I know what happens).

I tend to have this same problem with the Claire Danes Romeo and Juliet. I am completely captivated because what if she wakes up earlier this time?
snidegrrl
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC)
I kept thinking, "what if they all fall off the bridge???!!" and thinking about what it would be like to walk across a narrow bridge over an infinite chasm. Also I had forgetten what it said in the Dwarven record and was listening avidly to see what they said. Even though I know. Duh.

I need to find something else to fall asleep to.
booyeah
Dec. 9th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
I let the camera run for 2 days of time lapse on the caramel, but after 2 days, I couldn't see a noteable difference. I turned the camera off and am going to let it sit a few more days and just snap a still for comparison. If there was movement, there was very little
snidegrrl
Dec. 9th, 2003 10:01 am (UTC)
WOW. And the lamp was heating it and everything. That's crazy.
(no subject) - necrocannibal - Dec. 9th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC) - Expand
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cheetahmaster
Dec. 9th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
Oh, and I bought a copy of Xanadu. Who wants to watch it with me? Other than korangar?

ME.

But I've already SEEN IT.
snidegrrl
Dec. 9th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
That doesn't mean you can't watch it AGAIN.

You have to believe we are magic... nothing can stand in our way

FYI, I am doing that song for karaoke.
(no subject) - cheetahmaster - Dec. 9th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
tzel
Dec. 9th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
Xanaduuuuu, XanaduUUUUUUuuuuu, now we are here in XanaduUUuuUU
tzel
Dec. 9th, 2003 04:13 pm (UTC)
Bridge of Birds is a good read if you are a fan of Hong Kong period Kung Fu movies.
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