Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just wanted to shout out for Cuppies and Joe in OKC, OK. Very yummy cupcakes, very good coffee.

And to my gals from the OMC.

I would have gone mental (or more mental, whatever) without y'all!
I just found Dooce! ( like she needs the help hahahaha!) She's incredibly funny and very honest. I think. Not saying she isn't but how would I know really? Anyhoo, she's funny and that's the most important thing, right?

I read her stuff about the birth of her second daughter and that was me except for it didn't work out. I DID ALL THE RESEARCH and PRACTISING OF BREATHING and TRYING TO VISUALIZE (because I'm shite at imaging visual stuff). Then my big-headed baby boy turns FUCKING FOOTLING BREECH with THREE WEEKS TO GO. I was so mad and I still get angry, no FURIOUS, when I think about it. I feel cheated because that's that for me more than likely. (Let's just say the Earth will have to start orbiting the Moon or something first!) I know, I know "happy and healthy". I'm not taking that for granted. But, in my mind, the labor and the baby are two separate things. I compartmentalize stuff, I'm anal - I know this.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I've just found Wil Wheaton's reviews of Star Trek: TNG on and they are FUCKING HILARIOUS!

I've just spent 1.5 hours on my sofa, snorting randomly with laughter and grinning like a fool.
This is how blogging is done.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Holy crap, over a month already.

I have always had a problem with journaling, seems like too much gazing at one's own navel to me, but I will persevere!

I went to see Julie & Julia last night. Of course I hit for all the reviews first. Almost without exception, the reviewers praised the Julia Child portions of the story and blasted the Julie Powell portions. They blasted Julie personally, which is not nice. I think they should have been a bit kinder. If there was a problem with those portions of the movie it was the director's problem. I give Julie Powell credit for using the tools at her disposal to try and do something, make something of herself, achieve something. Blogging is narcissistic but that is not the only descriptor of any blogger. I think the movie critics are reacting defensively to a threat to their domain - people who write online and who don't get paid for it. Incidentally I preferred the Julia Child bits also - I read "My Life in France" a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it. The film didn't do it justice but that's often the problem when translating a book into a film. I loved the descriptions of Paris, the Cordon Bleu school, their parties. Julia is a bit of an inspiration because she was a late starter and I'm hoping that's what I'll be too! (How self-focused is that?)