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My father is starting the new year off by trying to learn the fiddle. We'll see how this goes.

I hope everyone had a good first week! We spent most of our time with family, and the rest just lazing about, which is good now because my brother got me sick. Oy. I've seen The Hobbit 3 times, and am planning on seeing it again :). My obsession with LotR never really died, just hibernated, and now it is rising as a Balrog awoken in the shadows. Good luck to the people who have to deal with me.
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Got to watch Miracle last night!! I don't talk about it much, but one of my absolute favorite stories is the Miracle on Ice game against the Soviets in 1980, and the movie Miracle became one of my favorites as soon as I saw it. One of the few ones I managed to get my entire family to watch with me. My mom and I watched it last night, but I got so frustrated with some of the places they put commercials. Ugh. Thank god I have the blu-ray. But yeah. Now I'm in a hockey mood, and there's the damn lockout.


Nov. 10th, 2012 11:13 pm
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DC United is going to the Eastern Conference Championship! That game versus the New York Red Bulls was one of the more extraordinary MLS games I've ever seen. Both of the teams were going all out, it was great to watch. I do feel bad for Bill Hamid, as he seemed to be so sure the the NY player dived and he had been such a hero throughout the season, and I felt awful for the back-up goalkeeper to come in to save a penalty like that. Made me think of the game 2 seasons ago (I think?) when Iker got kicked out, and Adan came in to save the penalty. This guy didn't save the first pen, but the ref made them retake it because of encroachment, and he saved the second. And then DC pulled ahead and it was all over. Beautiful.

I may get to see Skyfall tomorrow, too! I already ship 00Q, basically since the trailer, it's bad. Maybe it'll give me something more to think about than Sernando once I see it :P.
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So, we (the bro and I) had an interesting time Thursday night. Got to the theater around 11 or so, and were let in in about 5 minutes. We did have to stand out in the rain (luckily, the torrential thunderstorm had cooled off by then, thanks, Thor), but the line moved impressively quickly.

That’s about where the good organization ended.

We were told to go to a different theater than the one on our tickets, supposedly because it was the next one available for seating. So we waited for 40 minutes for the movie to start, but 10 minutes before showtime, two ushers come in, and are like “so, we’re aiming for this movie to start at 12.45.”

Excuse me?

But we waited, because seriously, TDKR. So 12.45 slowly rolled around, waiting another hour was quite fun. And then 12.45 passed. So one woman comes back into the theater to her seat and says to the people surrounding her, yeah, the usher told her that they didn’t expect the movie to start until 1.30 or 1.45.

At this point, it was prudent to call the family and say we might have to be picked up late. Another man who was sitting right behind us went out to talk to them, and when he came back, he said that they assured him that the movie would start in 5 or 10 minutes. I am fairly sure it’s because they didn’t want to anger him. Because at 1.15, another usher comes in and announces that the movie won’t start until 2 AM.

Seriously? Seriously?! We couldn’t wait that long! Both my brother and I just wanted to cry, but we had to call and say that we were coming home.

And what happens 2 minutes after we get in line for a refund? It’s announced that another theater, the one right behind the lines, had just come online, and the trailers were starting.

Needless to say, we raced in.

AND IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to go back to that theater for a long time, but honestly, that movie was awesome. I know Christopher Nolan doesn’t have the best track record with women characters, but Catwoman kicks serious ass, and totally enjoys being female while doing it. I loved her. She was sassy, she was smart, and she looked out for herself, even after she fell for Bruce Wayne. It was awesome. And the others, John Blake, Bane, Miranda Tate - jesus, I can’t say anything without spoiling, but Bane is absolutely terrifying, and very believable, while Miranda navigates her way skillfully through Gotham, and John Blake questions orders, puts patterns together, and believes in the Batman. The Batman himself, Bruce Wayne, is at once hopeful and pigheaded, but not closed off to learning and improving himself. He’s a sympathetic character, without losing what keeps him Bruce Wayne.

Go see this movie!
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Tell me people watch Sherlock!

Saw the first episode of the second season yesterday with my dad, and it was amazing :). Irene Adler is a new girl crush. I'm actually glad she didn't really die, as I'm pretty sure she didn't die in the books. And making her a dominatrix who grabs the monarchy by the balls? Perfect. Her teaming up with Moriarty is similar to the RDJude movies, along with the way Sherlock mapped out a fight in his head before it actually occurred. This show is definitely more faithful to the books, even though it's set in modern times. Both of the versions have a great relationship between Holmes and Watson, though. And very slashable. In the series, however, there are definitely signs to Sherlock being portrayed as asexual, which I would be all for. Just because he's ace doesn't mean he can't be attracted to Irene or John or whoever.

I will admit that, however priceless the pool scene was, I was wishing for some type of big showdown. I suppose their waiting to pull all the stops out for when they do The Final Game episode at Reichenbach. Oh, this show! Perfect series is perfect.
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I was so productive today, you have no idea! I got up at 11 to go to a therapy appointment, and then reminded my mom (who drove me because I can't drive stick) that we needed to go pick up two pairs of jeans that had been altered, stop by the post office, get my blood drawn for the bi-annual tests, and drop by CVS. And we did all those things!!! I was so tired afterwards I needed a nap. My fibro and thyroid have been kept mostly in check, but my depression and CFS are running wild. Just took my two meds for sleeping (my two fibro meds so that I don't wake up and not be able to move since I'm so sore) with some spearmint tea. I think the tea is probably past its expiration date, but it still tasted yummy. And I got to use my new DW mug with the disappearing TARDIS that I got for Christmas! It was pretty cool.

I think also that this is the most movies I've probably seen at once. Since coming home for break, I've seen Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (twice), and The Muppets movie. So, 4 movies in the span of about 5 days. Whew. And I still want to see: A Dangerous Method (psych major FTW!), Young Adult, War Horse, J. Edgar, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, possibly Tintin, and Mission: Impossible 4.

Hope everyone had a happy Hanukkah, a merry Christmas, a warm Winter Solstice, and that you all will enjoy New Year's!
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Whew. I know it's been a while, but a lot has gone on. We've been preparing for a dedication of 9 homes (the biggest dedication we've had) at work, which thankfully went off without a hitch last Thursday. I turned 21 on 6/27, my brother turned 17 on 6/30 and yesterday we had Independence Day :). Fun week. Thank you so much to [profile] emerish for the birthday gift! <3 you're the greatest, my dear. Yesterday was the first time I bought beer by myself, for a get-together after the fireworks. I didn't have a party, though I might later, so this counted as a small thing with friends. Had a person from high school flirting outrageously with me as he was drunk off his mind, but one of the guys I came with rescued me. My hero ;).

Been taking full advantage of our Fios deal and catching up on a lot of movies. I'm on a huge First Class binge (oh. my. god. the slash in that movie! and the actors just encourage it!), so I'm all about X-Men right now, along with Inception. Can't believe I waited so long to see that movie! Also saw (500) Days of Summer, Wanted, and Shakespeare in Love. This on-demand thing is a genius invention!

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