This week was intense but full of accomplishments. Met with a tax accountant. Went to the little man’s parent/teacher conference. Had my annual review at work. Things are looking up, all around. It smells like Spring out there. We’ve been hitting the playgrounds. And I’ve officially called an end to my hermitude. Thursday night I made it out for a friend’s birthday and last night the lad and I attended a vegan junk food potluck. I think he liked that a little too much. But best of all? I finally caught up on my sleep (twelve solid hours last night!) and am treating myself to a lazy morning. No concrete plans for the rest of the weekend. We might swing by the Stillwater photowalk this afternoon, after a stop at the Teddy Bear Park (which might sound lame, but is totally awesome). Tomorrow I may attempt to run at the gym again. Other than that, I have lots of media I intend to consume:
- J gave me an anime series called Samurai champloo - from Shinichirô Watanabe, who was responsible for my beloved Cowboy Bebop. The plot according to imdb: “Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the samurai who smells of sunflowers.” Color me intrigued.
- A package arrived bearing a bunch of The Ladybug Transistor’s music - thanks James!
- I’ve still got last Sunday’s BSG episode to watch, Crossroads Part 1.
- The first episode of This American Life, the teevee version, is up on Showtime’s site (with a larger video size than some other sites, like SciFi.com and NBC.com). The first segment is somewhat gruesome. Haven’t gotten to the second part yet. I might just prefer listening to the show. Still, I love TAL, so I’ll give it a chance.
Bonus: The first trailer for Stardust is up now. Just that glimpse has me a bit annoyed at the changes made from the book, but I’ll have to let it go and enjoy the movie. It does look promising and hey, it’s Neil Gaiman-approved. Release is set for August 10th in the states.
Plus: The Peruvian-Japanese Hip Hop Dancer Says Goodbye to the Half-Chinese Filmmaker. Kid Ethnic cracks me up.
And: I watched the trailer for the Russian fantasy-thriller Day Watch and was so stoked I gushed to my coworker pal who I saw Night Watch with. But he was nonplussed - because he already has a copy of it! The punk didn’t think to mention it to me. I think I’ll try to see it at the theater anyhow.