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go see it at a theater. It's a visually stunning feast, full of cool stuff to look at. It's much simpler and happier than the book - I've only read the first book in the series. The book is much sadder. But it's a beautifully crafted world, and I think the movie does a good job of showing that. Nicole Kidman does a good job of showing what a nutcase the mom is. I'd listen to Sam Elliot read the phone book. I read a quick review that said that the author (who I think wrote the screen play) ok, the screenplay writer had Sam Elliot in mind for his character while he was writing said screenplay. Hello awkward sentence writers of America, I'd like to join please.
Anyways, see it at the theater, don't wait for it to come out on DVD. Although you might want to get it then too.
My 13 yr old liked it too. He hasn't read the book yet.

shark tix

Dec. 6th, 2007 04:11 pm
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I just got 4 tickets to the Sharks/Canucks game 12/13. Now I need to find two people to go with me and the boy!!!
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I just bought this fabulous piece of fabric. I only got 2 or possibly 3 yards, because it's a little pricey.
Believe me, the picture does not do this gorgeous fabric justice. I'm prepared to buy more, if I need it for the proper project.
It's a rayon/silk velvet with shiny! embroidery at the border. I held it up last night, it's thinking it'd like to be a full length skirt with some pleating at the waist. Or a caftan. I'm not sure I like either of those ideas.
So, while I originally bought it to make a vest for my coffee pirate costume, I'm willing to change my mind, and use it for either a different cool costume or something regular.
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actually it was a 5.6 roller, about 5-10 miles away from me. No damage, a couple of things fell down. The biggest victim is the phone lines - we have no phone service. 
A long one, though, about 30-45 seconds of rolling and shaking.

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I don't know why, haven't lost any weight for a few days, but I'll take it!

side note: most of my journal entries are friends only.  About 2% of them are worth reading. If you're willing to wade through the rest of the drivel to read them, feel free to friend me.

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now that Easter is over (fab brunch - hey, let's have brunch. From 11:00 am until 5:00 pm) I'm going to figure out how to bind the tabs on that corset so it'll look how I want it to look. Some ideas - cut the binding at the top of the tab, because there's no way I'm going to get it mitered in that narrow of a slash. Cut the slash wide, so there's a squared off part at the top of each tab, so I can miter each corner. Switch to single fold bias tape so it's not as bulky. No matter what I choose, it'll be sit down with a steam iron and pins to get it eased around the curves of the tabs, and nice and pointy at the top of the slashes.
Meanwhile - lunch for M/C war. If we have 9 fighters (approx) that means lunch for 18 (approx) 2 sandwiches per person for fighters, one per person for support. Devilled eggs, grapes, apples and bananas. Easter candy for treats. Onion soup in case it's cold, windy, and because I have onions in the fridge. Lemonade, water, sekanjabin for drinks. Hot towels for wiping off before lunch.
Sausages or turkey or ham for the sandwiches?
Don't forget arnica tincture for the sunscreen box.
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here's the menu
open in the am, with hot water, cocoa, tea, instant coffee.
lunch break: onion soup, miso soup, vege barley soup, turkey sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, pb&j sandwiches, whole fruit, rice, cookies, baby carrots, lemonade, gatorade, water, plus hot bevs left from am.
we'll serve until we run out of food, or until it's time to pack up.
8 am - set up water boiler, heat water for drinks, set up tables, put out tea, coffee, cocoa, air pot, cold water - put up open sign for brekkies
9 am - make pb&j's (about 20), bag desserts, bag carrots, assemble everything except meat sandwiches & onigiri
10 am - assemble meat sandwiches (add meat to rolls)
11 am - start heating soups, make gatorade, lemonade
12 pm - serve soup into cups, put in chafers, pour drinks into cups
when lunch is called
1 server with money bag
2 sandwich assemblers (add condiments per request)
soup, lunch extras are self serve.
pb&j lunches are self serve
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I watched Top Chef last night - they had the chefs prepare a 7 course meal based on the 7 deadly sins. I was so jazzed by the theme that I watched the whole show. (I usually turn it off when the chefs start whining.)
Anyways, sometime in Sept, I'll be cooking a private dinner with friends, and we're going to use this for our theme. I have lots of ideas for each of the sins, and will probably end up writing a separate entry for each of them. Meanwhile, coming up sooner is the Soup Kitchen for War College. another spot for a separate entry.
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happy almost new year! I'm spending the day cleaning, since I hate having a dirty house on New Years. (ok, I'm procrastinating, writing this instead of cleaning) But I got most of the hallway cleaned, vacuumed, washed, de-cobwebbed. It was a huge mess, and now it looks normal, except that it needs painting, decorating and new blinds. At least it's clean. The kitchen is mostly clean, there's a chicken roasting in the oven, and the boy is happily ensconced on the couch, watching the Naruto marathon, and making himself sick on chips and dip.
I've been feeling a lot better lately - after living in a depression fog for at least 3 years. I finally am able to address things that need to be done - like cleaning the house. I've been taking less and less medication, and not sinking down into the mud, so maybe, maybe this won't be a permanent condition. Anyways, I could write for hours, but I think I'll go fold laundry instead.
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