Monday, November 16, 2009

Separated at Birth

Another Camper Twin spotted.

Another weekend over already. My, how they do fly. I watched a lot of movies and ate quite a bit, so I feel pretty good about how I spent my time :-) DR and I watch a lot of movies, but on Saturday we managed to take our act on the road. We saw Men Who Stare at Goats and Michael Jackson's This is It. I had been wanting to see the former and I really enjoyed it. I don't do movie reviews, but you can walk away from my blog today knowing I liked it :-) The latter I hadn't been so enthused with, honestly. Not that I don't like Michael Jackson...but I don't like Michael Jackson, I guess. I'm glad that I saw it after all. It was really interesting seeing how he worked. The film included mostly footage shot towards the final stages of preparation for his comeback or final or whatever kind of tour it was going to be. I will say that it would have been a spectacular show. And it was interesting to see how well he seemed during that time before his death. Worth seeing for even the casual fan, I'd say.

Sunday I babysat Little Prince for a while. We had a nice time hanging out together...he's the most mellow little guy. Later that afternoon we all went out to eat and got those two people for $20 deals at Chilis. So. Much. Food. I was okay, but I think DR might have hurt himself. haha!

I finished the book I found on my quest last week, Pursuit of Other Interests. I liked it so much I decided to go back and read an earlier book of his called The Rich Part of Life. I have sometimes found that going back in someone's canon can be a mistake, but I am hoping for the best. I like this guy's style.

Anyway, it was a good weekend...should be a good week. This week, I am choosing to focus on finding balance in my life. I think everyone struggles with this. I know I do. I just want to put a little time into remembering to, oh, every so often change the focus of my thoughts...I can get very caught up in my head, as you poor darlings have experienced time and again. Know that I am working towards clarity and towards feeling more comfortable with uncertainties. Wish me luck :-)

7 comments:

Churlita said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend: man, food, rest, movies and family!

My daughter saw that Michael Jackson movie and thought it was great.

Sebastien said...

Yay for the good weekend! I just heard about that goat staring movie, I want to see it, I like the title. Michael Jackson, no thanks, I know he was a tortured individual with a difficult upbringing, but I don't like all the murkiness of the kids thing...

Whenever things are bad for a friend and they want to talk and have my insight, I tell them, don't worry, everything is effed up and we're all effed in the end, 6 feet under kind of thing. I'm not sure it helps, but it's my default answer.

Ananda girl said...

Best of luck girl! But I have a feeling that you are not going to need it. Hey... if you are willing, I could use a good thought or two in the luck department. ha.

I don't like Michael Jackson either. We're in good company.

Sounds like a lovely weekend to me.

I am glad that you are feeling less uncertainty... it's so hard this life business. I'd say don't over think... but I think I need to think more myself. It is good to be cautious about some things.

Tara said...

I'm interested in "Men Who Stare at Goats", but I'll probably rent it when it comes out. Oo, and you know what's coming to DVD soon? "Inglourious Basterds"! In December! I can't friggen wait.

I've only been to Chili's twice in my life, but the food reminded me of the other chains like TGI Fridays and Applebees. Doesn't scare me away from eating that stuff, though. It's goood.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Definitely a good weekend. And that MJ movie was probably best viewed on the big screen, so I am glad I went.

Sebastien: I have lots of problems with Michael Jackson's questionable personal issues too. Pretty hard to get past that stuff.
Okay...thanks for the advice. I'm going to go wait for a bear to just maul me now. Good bye, cruel world.

Ananda: Yeah, I would say that I am feeling lucky and pleased with my life for the most part...however, there is still uncertainty, which traditionally I don't handle well. I am tryig to do better though.

Tara: Yeah, it is one that you could definitely wait on. Inglourious Basterds for the holidays! Perfect :-)
We seem to eat a Chilis at least once a month...I have no problem with the chains. I sort of like knowing what to expect.

NoRegrets said...

hopeyou have a great week...

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Thank you so much.