Sunday, December 19, 2010

Movie Monday -- Like Counting Sheep

Has a movie ever put you to sleep? Share the ones that have caused you to doze off, linking back here at The Bumbles.

Devil in a Blue Dress, starring Denzel Washington. I have no idea what it was about. None. As soon as the lights went down, I fell asleep. It was me, not Denzel. We saw it at a second run movie house, very close to Christmas. We'd been Christmas shopping all day and then had dinner -- with drinks -- and settling into that theater seat was the warmest and stillest I'd been in hours, maybe even days, and ... zzzzzz

I hear it was very good, and I feel I owe it to Denzel to watch it all the way through, start to finish, someday.

My least Christmas-y day of the season, so far

I find myself hypnotized by the Law & Order: SVU "More than Partners" Marathon on the USA Network. I realize that spending hour after hour watching episodes about violent sex crimes isn't very holly jolly. On the other hand, I love watching Olivia and Elliott. Or rather, I prefer watching Olivia and Elliott watch one another. Their unconsummated love is the lotus that grows in the mud (and drek) of their gritty job.

Day 19 -- Holidailies

Do you buy holiday gifts for your pets? Not for my own, but for other peoples'. Quality kibble can be expensive, my brother-in-law spent a few months out of work this year, and they have two cats and a turtle. So there will be cat food and a kiwi under the tree for their pets this year.

No need to feel bad for my cats. Every day is Christmas for those pampered babies!

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Ninja Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Whose responses to Stealing do you want to read the most? Bud's. I'm a sucker for non-Google-endorsed, objectionable content.

27. What color shirt are you wearing? Green with a narrow, cream-colored stripe.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don't know, as I don't believe I've ever done it.

29. Can you whistle? No. And I wish I could.

30. Favorite colors(s)? Cubbie blue. Especially now that Kerry Wood is back!

31. Could you be a pirate? Dunno. What's Pittsburgh like in summer?

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? I sing along with radio. Tunelessly. Most recently I butchered classic Rod Stewart: "I laughed at all of your jokes, my love you didn't need to coax ..."

33. Favorite girls name? Emma or Chloe.

34. Favorite boy’s name? Michael

35. What’s in your pocket right now? Chapstick

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Watching my massive cat Joey try to tuck himself into a small space. I don't think he has any idea how big he is.

37. Best bed sheets as a child? Decorated with Peanuts characters

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? I broke my left little finger. (Don't laugh. It hurt!)

39. Do you love where you live? Yes.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? How many HDTVs? Two. None.

41. Who is your loudest friend? Carlos.

42. How many dogs do you have? No real ones. But I do have a plush Ren doll. Does that count?

43. Does anyone have a crush on you? Yes.

44. What are the most fun things you ever did? The first things that come to mind are special moments with my best and oldest friends.

45. What are your favorite books? See the bar at right.

47. Favorite Team? You don't come here often, do you?

48. What songs do you want played at your funeral? "Let It Be."

49. What were you doing at 12 AM? Snoring

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? "What day is it?"

Lazy Day

I did nothing of value on Saturday. I suppose I should feel guilty, but I don't.