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Monday, June 20th, 2005

Time Event
10:31a
10:32a
The Graduate (1967)
I know a lot of people aren't fans of The Inside, so for some balance, here's my take on something a lot of people do like -- The Graduate.

[I will say that i learned i like Simon & Garfunkel.]

big surprise, i'm not a fanCollapse )
10:33a
Finding Neverland (2004)
I finally watched this movie the other night.

spoilers aboundCollapse )
10:36a
in which our heroine continues to suck at updating in a timely fashion
The Firefly movie made EW's 2205 "Must List".  Best section is Joss on Summer: ''She brings a haunting quality, while fulfilling my apparent need to have a superpowered adolescent in everything I do.''

applejuicegirl stayed overnight on Friday ‘cause she was attending the Boston Bacterial Conference.  I gave her a grand tour of Norwood -- walking for about an hour and a half.  Surprising how many things were still open at nearly ten o'clock.  Oh and when she was in Boston Friday she was gonna get me flowers, but the place was closed, so she got me a marzipan bunny reptile.

On Saturday i went to athene and lordaerith's "hippy pagan ren wedding".

I changed my clothes multiple times, finally coming up with something that felt more Renaissance than gypsy -- black boots, black skirt, maroon shirt, my mother's tan fringy shawl and fake pearl brooch, my new Tiffany necklace.

I said i felt like a peasant or something, but my mom pointed out that with the shawl and particularly the brooch that really didn't work, so we settled on low gentility or fallen aristocracy.
My mom: "Your father was--"
My dad, interrupting: "A hamster"

I thought cool and rainy had been predicted, but it was warm and humid and rather sunny throughout the ceremony.  It even remained so during the reception.  (There was a brief period of rain over some of the tree-covered mountain visible through the window, and there was a rainbow right there as well which was really cool.)

The wedding was very pagan, with elements of Judaism.  So gorgeous.  Right up there with Paul and Barbara's.  Oh, and after all the official wedding pictures had been taken before we all went inside for the reception, the wedding party rushed the gazebo (and had photos taken by the official photographer).

I'm sure there'll be pictures up at the wedding website eventually, but for now kjpepper has a bunch.

At the reception, everyone was assigned a "castle" (a table).  Mine was Neuschwanstein.  (The wedding party table was Windsor Castle.)  Everyone else at my table was wearing green, so someone joked that really it had all been arranged to offset my maroon.  As it turned out, the common bond was Smith.

The food was good, and we each got a champagne flute glass of mead.

Someone mentioned how it seems like all the [Pioneer] Valley geeks are gonna be married by the end of the summer -- which only kind of puts them off the market as so many of them are poly :)  I was extra amused as recently i had been feeling like there were so many Big Gay Weddings in the offing -- phineasjones&mmm_cake, ladyvivien&how_i_lie... and i thought there was another one but perhaps i was mistaken.

I came home from the wedding to an e-mail from collegecate, so i spent Sunday with her and jadasc.  He dorks Whedonverse, so i actually got to geek out with someone (since i don't do gaming or roleplaying and am not into all that interested/well-versed in most sci-fi/fantasy, i tend to do the sit in the corner quietly thing when i'm around geeks).

The 89 from Powderhouse Square to Sullivan Square passes Norwood Ave. followed by Thurston St.  I was amused.

We watched Shaun of the Dead, which was amusing, but i don't understand the love katemonkey et al have for it.




I'm unsure how i feel about tags.
  • They show up in individual entries period, and what i've been able to glean so far is that they just show up in main view if you have S2 but not in S1.  I dislike S2, as i have ever since it came out, but not having them show up on one's main page doesn't seem a big deal since for use of one's own journal, one has the Memories feature.
  • Looking at the FAQs, okay you can pull up the entries of yours that have a particular tag which i'll grant being neat and useful (though apparently it only pulls up the most recent 100). And of course this also only works with S2.
  • They don't seem to show up on friendspages so far as i can tell regardless of style, which bugs me because i thought the major point of tags was to label your entries so people reading could more easily skip over the items not of interest to them, and the majority of people read via friendspages rather than main view of individual journals.
Edit thanks to wisdomeagle: Apparently they do show up on your flist in S2. So basically, for everything except seeing them in individual entries, they only work for S2. I dislike S2 and even if i didn't, i would still think it unfair. (The fact that you can only the most recent 100 entries with a certain tag is also in my opinion a major flaw in the system.) "There are no plans to support tags in S1 in the future." *hates*


Inspired by a post by illiterate, using the phraseology of babyrocket...

Poll #516594 Lolita

Nabakov's novel Lolita is...

"a consensual romance"
1(6.2%)
"the wild justifications of a child molester"
10(62.5%)
Do I look like I've read the book?
5(31.2%)


After you fill out the poll, you can read my answer.Collapse )
7:40p
look, a timely update
At the library today i got to chat with Jane whom i hadn't seen since i graduated.  (I finally saw Terry a few days ago.)  And i got to see Joanne's pictures of their weekend at Margot's island.

Jane's husband suggested i work for Marian Walsh doing speechwriting type stuff since i was an English major.  Jane said she didn't think it would work ‘cause of our politics, ‘cause i'm so liberal.  I pointed out that it depends on the issues, that i feel really conservative at Smith and feel really liberal when i come back to Norwood.  Brendan mentioned John Rogers, and i said that would be a problem as i remember when he supported the anti-gay marriage bill and i hated that he was from my town.  Jane also says working for MW wouldn't pay very well.

I have an interview tomorrow to work for MTA Benefits.  It sounds much more up my alley than the Longwood Pediatrics receptionist position, so hopefully the fact that it's teacher union type stuff won't kill me.

Wrapping up this round of movies that i wouldn't have ever bothered seeing except that everyone seems to adore them is Lola rennt (Run Lola Run).  It's interesting (One of the opening epigraphs is from Eliot's "Little Gidding.") and shades of Sliding Doors of course, but i don't understand the mad love people have for it.

I don't know how many times i've gotten Elizabeth (1998) out from the library and ended up not having a chance to watch it.  I finally watched it today, though.  ‘Tis good, though not spectacular.

I started perusing Top Movies of All Time type lists online and it occurred to me to ask the flist which movies i should see.  Or perhaps more importantly, which ones i really shouldn't bother with.  I'm working on a list of both Movies I Should Have Seen and Movies That Look Enjoyable.  Odds are any movie you would put on the list i've forgotten to add.  Only slightly worse odds are that i've already seen and hate or really don't wanna see the movies you would put on the list, but you can totally try to make the case for why i should see/like your movie(s) of choice.

You can also tell me books to read -- fiction, nonfiction, classics, kids, YA, whatever -- but i'm better at finding books myself than i am movies.

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