Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movies and Stuff

Even though I worked on Saturday, I still have the sensation of returning to work sort of fresh. I did still get three days off, so I guess that can do it. Now, only three more weeks until the kids get their winter break. I am taking the week off between Christmas and New Years and I canNOT wait.

Thursday was a nice day. As I sort of mentioned in my Saturday post, we went to my dad and stepmom's house. That all went well and made for a nice celebration. Afterward, Girlie Girl and I went out to a movie with Kick Back Dude and Princess Diva. Kick Back Dude wanted 2012, Princess Diva wanted Blind Sides. I voted for Precious and won! We all really liked it, although it was very intense and had parts that were difficult to watch.

DR came over on Friday and we watched this awesome movie called Anvil: the Story of Anvil. It was so sweet and charming. You don't have to be a heavy metal fan to enjoy this movie. Everyone mentions Spinal Tap when they mention Anvil and that works...but Anvil is so much better because it is real!

Saturday I worked, but that evening DR and I went to this Stooges film festival.
It was held in this beautiful old theater in Glendale. They showed several shorts, including one in 3-D. Some of the Howards were there and apparently stayed around after to talk to fans. We weren't there for that, but it was a really fun evening. I like going places with DR. We are sort of homebodies it seems, but it is nice when we find something we really want to go out and do.

Yesterday, no movies, per say. We just vegged on the couch watching episodes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie. Funny :-) We were both very drowsy though and probably missed stuff. Oh well...what else is Sunday afternoon for?

I hope you all had a good long weekend and are ready to face the madness ahead that is the holiday season. Maybe tomorrow I will share with you my thoughts on that particular uh, pleasure. Ciao for now!


MrManuel said...

I have heard a lot of good things about Anvil so maybe I will check it out. But seeing Precious instead of 2012. Aye Aye! :-)

AlienCG said...

I'll have to check out this Anvil movie. I've not heard of the band, but I'm sure a web search will let me know.

A Three Stooges film festival? That's sounds like so much fun.

Sounds like a nice weekend, even with the working thing.

Tara said...

I want to see "Precious". They interviewed the girl from the movie. Lots of talent, I hope she keeps up with it.

I'm still curious to see 2012. There's something about those disaster and end-of-the-world movies that gets me hooked. That sounds kind of demented, doesn't it? :D

laura b. said...

MrManuel: I think you'd love Anvil.
And yeah, I am guessing maybe Precious wouldn't win out with quite a few people over 2012, but even my son really liked it.

AlienCG: I bet you'd like Anvil, the band and definitely, Anvil, them movie.
The Stoogefest was a lot of fun and I may need to make it an annual event.
Your weekend sounds great too :-)

Tara: I saw her on Oprah! She was soooo different...I mean that was a heck of an acting job!
If you see 2012 please let me know what you think of it. It does look very action packed.

FW said...

I'd like to see the Anvil film, pretty much the one film I want to see at the moment. I enjoyed A bit of Fry and Laurie first time around, it would be good to see it again. Glad you had a good weekend :)

laura b. said...

FW: I think you'll definitely appreciate Anvil. And you're right...there isn't a lot that appeals right now.

Churlita said...

It sounds like a nice relaxing weekend. I'd like to have me one of those sometime here soon.

I miss watching movies.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I would function even less well than usual without my downtime. I am quite selfish about it.

Sebastien said...

I'm tempted to see Precious but it seems very sad. I don't do well with sad.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: It does have sad parts, but there is more humor than you would think.