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Monthly Archives: April 2005

The Deep Breath Before The Plunge

For months I had planned to be at a movie theater on April 29th. And I was. But rather than seeing The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I saw…Robots. Again. But after the ordeal the little man went through on Thursday, it was a small concession indeed. Let me back up for a moment, [...]

You Can’t Stop The Signal

After I turned in last night Joss started his very own thread on Whedonesque, to announce a special screening…of an unfinished version of Serenity, in select cities, on May 5th. The closest to here is in Chicago. Just an 8-hour drive though. Hmmmm.
And another announcement, this time closer to home, from my buddy [...]

Unusual But Flexible

Do you know who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Joss Whedon, that’s who. Hot damn but the Serenity trailer gave me goosebumps. And I am certainly not alone.
And the husband and the little man are happy, because our new GameCube arrived this afternoon, with assorted games. [...]

Life Is Pain

Today brought the little man precious little relief. We drove out to the dentist’s office, only to be told they couldn’t go through with an emergency extraction after all…as the swelling hadn’t gone down enough and the risk of spreading infection was too great. We walked away with the consolation prize of codeine, which, [...]

Now Let’s Get This Train Wreck A-rollin

I feel like this could be the “bad news blog” today. My little man is miserable (napping now) and I feel powerless to do anything about it. If I could bear the pain for him, I certainly would. But if we had a more humane health care system in this country it never would [...]

Like A Schoolgirl Giggled She

Oh how I love Saturday mornings. Today I was able to sleep in (a little) and now I’m hanging out with the little man…lounging in my jammies, and checking my email. And, oh, what’s this in my inbox? A message, to me, from Joss Whedon. Sure, he sent it out to a list I [...]

The Sound Of A Carnival, Or A Riot

The other day I watched a trailer for a crazy-looking Korean movie: “Save the Green Planet is about the best science fiction slapstick since The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.” Could be brilliant. Or really really bad. Or both.
So. It’s Friday. And we’ve finally got a weekend ahead of us that isn’t ridiculously [...]

The Tyranny Of Consensus

The husband is thrifty and a minimalist, by nature, but the last few years he’s been downright miserly. Which is why it surprised me so to find him furniture shopping online recently. First he was perusing dining room table chairs at Design Within Reach. He likes the Kyoto Chair, among whose selling points are: [...]

I Like My Sugar With Coffee And Cream

Another weekend passed in a blur of activity. Sounds like Damien Jurado put on a good show Friday night, but a late starting one. It’s just as well I didn’t attempt it (I probably turned in before he even took the stage). Instead we went out to celebrate the husband’s good fortune…by dragging an [...]

The Space Between Two Doors

Our lives have been full of mad chaos all year long. Thankfully the bedlam hasn’t been all bad. A couple of weeks ago the husband started contracting, part-time. Yesterday he was asked to go full-time. This is big. It will mark the first time in years that we’re both working exclusively in our respective [...]