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Friday, June 8, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Plugly

After settling into the resignation of what will happen to the Shire, I just took the day for what it'd be. There was good- Greg's autobio USB got here, and there was bad- after 2 hours of monkeying around I went into the folder and found voila! the stick is empty. All that's on there is the instruction for downloading to iTunes. And by the time all that was over it was too late to call them in CDSFT and get the download sent to me. Natch. So no Greg this weekend. Well, I waited a year, what's another couple of days? It's a cute little package, a rubber guitar in a printed silver tin. Too bad that's all it is. It'll look nice on the bookshelves.

But I watched a great silly movie tonight, "Bubba Ho-Tep". It's about two guys in a nursing home, one who thinks he's Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and another who thinks he's JFK (Ossie Davis). The nursing home is under attack from a cursed mummy. They set out to fix things. Yes, see it. Thanks to Cam for the rec.

A few days ago I saw "Across the Universe". Sweet, a bit nostalgic, lots of Beatles tunes. As this sort of movie goes it's charming without being cloying. Sometimes I just need The Beatles.

And now it's the weekend. No walking cows, no meetings, no big schmagiggels. The cat has stopped puking and the house is reasonably clean. Maybe I'll get around to wiring up the tomato plants. My body was well racked up from last night's sitting for hours so that didn't get done today. I'm very very tired. Tomorrow is FTW day. The only serious thought will be making a stroganoff for dinner. I think it'll be a good day for "In the Court of the Crimson King" played very loudly.

12 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

How is the Beest's chewing problem coming along?

The Elephant's Child said...

And what stopped the Beest from puking? Jewel is never very sick - she is a little bit sick in a lot of places... And I inevitably tread in one of them.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I did love "Across The Universe". It was fun, and made me feel good. Sometimes when I am caught up in difficult situations that cause me worry, I try to lose myself in a good movie.

unikorna said...

If you are looking for a recent good movie I recommend Wanderlust...it's a hilarious comedy with jennifer Aniston :). Kisses.

Austan said...

Lawless- That's all cleared up, thankfully. And thanks for remembering.

Austan said...

EC- I'm thinking she can't eat the same kind of food for very long. I changed it and she's been fine. She did a Linda Blair in my bedroom. When she blows she really goes!

Austan said...

Arleen- Me too. Music hath charms to soothe this savage breast, too.

Austan said...

Welcome Unikorna! Thanks for the rec, I'll look for it.

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

Ah, "Bubba Ho-Tep", hadn't thought about that one in awhile. I got a good kick out of it back when. But the odd things is that for dinner Thursday, I made my old hamburger stroganoff recipie, just without the wine - I dont' make enough to cook with real wine anymore. I hadn't made it for years and years. I don't think I ever made it for you, did I? It's about the only time I use Pennsylvania Dutch noodles.

Austan said...

Stevil- Yep, burger stroganoff is the dish of the day. I haven't afforded cooking with wine in a long time. I don't buy name-brand noodles anymore. Really, I wish I could still make them (it's just pennies that way) but they're too hard to roll out anymore. Can't remember when I last had wine in the house- the holidays? Beef bouillion and sour cream do it well enough. Thank gods sour cream still goes on sale now and then!

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

I also threw in a can of condensed cream of mushroom with garlic. New product, thought I'd try it - I usualy add a can of the regular, and chop a little garlic into the mix. This new product worked wonders, and I was very happy with it.

CarrieBoo said...

Ack, empty! What the...

The movie sounds very funny. I'll have to look for it. Thank goodness for movies.