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Visit from Kisa - Yay! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
February 10th, 2006
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Visit from Kisa - Yay!
Yep, kisahawklin came by yesterday, and got here about 5 pm, which was perfect. I made spaghetti... and forgot that I still had some of the non-gluten type, so we got mixed regular and gluten-free spaghetti noodles - *L*! I'm no great cook, but, fortunately, kisa didn't complain. Got to do a LOT of talking, which was great, and we were soon off to the movies to see "Brokeback Mountain" (my second time, her seventh?), and, yes, a preview again of On a Clear Day (squeee!), and previews of what look like some other great movies. Really enjoyed the movie again, although I still say it's almost evenly Jack's and Ennis' movie, rather than mainly Ennis' point of view. Such good acting all the way around. Both of us, I think, were really impressed by the performance of the actress playing Jack's wife, when she's on the phone with Ennis... a couple of little almost-whimpers escape her that just kick you in the gut when you hear them. Amazing.

We then ended up watching "The Day After Tomorrow" - just because it was there, and it has Jake - *L*! And did "duelling laptops" as we watched.

A nice late wakeup at 10:30 am, more internet, and then off to see "Capote". But, you'll be very proud of me anonypooh; I played some CoRo on the way, and kisa liked it, so I gave her one of my extra "Big Fear" CD's. We may have another convert - *muahahaha!!!!!* "Capote" was interesting, but it's difficult to say what it's about - except that it may be about the difficulty of writing a non-fiction book about living people, in that you can't help getting involved with them, but at the same time, you're also "using" them for your book. And about what it must be like to feel strangely identified with a man who's killed a family of four in cold blood. For me, what I really liked was seeing the portrayal of Harper Lee - writer of one of my favorite books of all time, "To Kill a Mockingbird", and childhood friend of Truman, who accompanies him on his trip to research the book. And, yes, I managed to force a copy of that film ("To Kill a Mockingbird"), and a great one with Chris Cooper ("Lone Star") onto kisa before she left - *G*. Hope she gets a chance to watch him. Chris Cooper plays a character in this movie, too, which is how he popped into the picture.

But now she's off - to Columbus! I hope she has a good ride there, and isn't too late for dinner (the description of which sounds delicious!). Kisa, it was so good to get to talk to you and get to know you more, and you're always welcome at my house. Keep having a great time traveling! (((((hugs)))))

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From:finabair
Date:February 10th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I rather enjoy "Day After Tomorrow". It's a guilty pleasure.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 10th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm afraid I cracked jokes the whole way through... *face in hands*. I'm so bad!
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From:finabair
Date:February 11th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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...but that's what it's FOR!

That, and testing your suspenders of disbelief.

I think the punchline to the entire movie is probably, "People in Michigan (or fill in northern state/Canadian province of your choice) finally don winter clothing."
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
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Damn... I knew I forgot to wear my suspenders of disbelief! *G*

Yeah, I like the way that nobody really seemed to care what happened to Canada... kind of an "omg, it's in Canada? don't let it hit the US or civilization is DOOOOOOMED!" *L*!

Still trying to figure out where that -150 C "eye of the storm" bit came from.
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From:aeb
Date:February 12th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)

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'Still trying to figure out where that -150 C "eye of the storm" bit came from.'

I don't know... but somebody needs to be introduced to "The Frozen Logger." I suspect the most relevant quotes from that... ballad... are:

"...at 100 degrees below zero,
he buttoned up his vest."

and

"It froze clear down to China,
It froze to the stars above.
At 1000 degrees below zero,
it froze my logger love."

The same guy who taught me that song has explained why that couldn't happen... more than once. {VERY AMUSED SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN, HUMONGOUS GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 12th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
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*L*!
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From:piratesorka
Date:February 11th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
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Have you posted those photos we spoke of earlier from ORC? The ones of Billy taking questions>?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 11th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
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Nope! Not yet. *G*
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From:green_ghost
Date:February 11th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
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My mom and sis finally went to see Brokeback Mountain today. They faked that they hated it when they came home, and I was like 'BZUH?? You're kidding, right?' and then they finally gave over and told me how much they liked it. I also made the point that I didn't understand whey Jake G. is thought of as 'supporting actor'. I thought the story was pretty evenly told.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 11th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
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*LOL*!!!! Evul mom and sis! *G* Kisa was telling me that, however, in the book, it is told from Ennis' point of view... so maybe that's part of the reason for the main/supporting dichotomy. That, and the fact that Jack dies first, so we see Ennis' viewpoint there. Jack... Jake... think that drove them crazy on the set?!
From:ex_kisa_haw
Date:February 11th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
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Did you realize what an idiot I was being when I said I was going to get to Columbus in an hour? Because for real, I was like "Doo de doo, gonna hop on the highway and be there in 49 miles." Then I got on and it was 169! If I had thought about it properly, I would have realized that 49 miles wouldn't have even got me out of the state!

Also, I left my atlas at your house. Whoops! You can keep it, I'll need to buy another tomorrow.

I had a fantastic time, love. And I'll try to keep it a little closer between visits from now on.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 11th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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I replied to this earlier, and it shut down on me! Anyway, I know what you mean; sometimes my brain works in wierd ways when I travel, too. Hope everything still worked out in your visit. And, yes!!! You need to come by again - ((((((((hugs)))))). Any time! *G*
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From:anonypooh
Date:February 11th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC)
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*waves at kisa on her way through*!

Yay for BM - all 4 main characters are sooooo good.

Quadruple yay and a *high-five* for a potential convert - go you!! *G*

never read Mockingbird eep!



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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 11th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
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No!!!! You should read it... seriously. *S* An easy read and just a good book all around.

*bows* Thank you - I do what I can!
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