Last Chance Double Feature

 

THIS weekend is actually the last chance, but since I’m not planning to pay to sit through Clone Wars, LAST weekend was my last chance. Then it’s closed for the season.

What? Yeah, I don’t know why. They could at least wait until the end of summer. But then they would have to compete (only on Friday nights) with the only other thing to do around here starting this weekend – High School Football. I attended a lifetime of football games while I was in our High School Marching Band. Me=band geek.

This week’s picture isn’t much better than last time, but I did at least get a car for reference. Not a great size reference since the car is halfway between me and the screen. Actually it’s probably closer to me than halfway, but I don’t carry my measuring tape with me.

(click photo to view largeness)

It was really dark so I lightened it out more than normal. This perspective doesn’t really make it seem so impressive.

This (last) weekend’s double feature was Mamma Mia/Swing Vote.

This is not a review but let me just say that Mamma Mia was probably the most fun movie I’ve seen in a long time. I mean, it’s not going to win any of the big Oscars, or, you know, any of the Oscars, but it’s a nice, fun, cute, chick flicky, summer movie. And it helps if you like ABBA. I went out and bought the 2 CD + 1 DVD ABBA “Gold” Greatest Hits (59 tracks!). Where “went out and bought” actually means “sitting at my computer and ordering”. Because, seriously, Tiny Town has no place to buy music. And I know I could have downloaded it, but I’d rather have an actual CD. I’m old-fashioned like that.

I’ve been trying to find a pair of the silver thigh-high platform boots that Christine Baranski’s character wears. I can’t even find a picture of them. So then I started looking for just a pair of thigh-high boots that I like. Why? I don’t know. I have nowhere to wear them. I suppose I could wear them around the house. But that seems a little creepy. Right? I did however find a pair of knee-high platform boots that I’m pretty sure I’m going to make mine. Why? I don’t know. But I’m sure I will have a better chance of finding a place to wear them. Maybe. I don’t usually spend this much time deciding on a pair of shoes. I’ve only ever returned 1 pair of shoes, out of hundreds several that I’ve bought. I even have a deal where I only have to pay the $11 shipping charge. Only $11 total. Unfortunately, I didn’t have to sleep with anyone to get the deal.

My biggest problem (ha! how nice would it be if this was really a biggest problem) is deciding which color – white matte (too high school flag/rifle corps), white patent (too go go), pink patent (really, um, no & the laces are a different shade of pink so yuck), red patent (red is completely not my color, but with shoes it wouldn’t matter as much), black matte (I have 2 other pair of black matte boots), which leaves black patent. That’s probably the ideal choice. And now after a week I’ve finally talked myself into it. Thanks! You’ve really helped.

Now for Swing Vote. It was an OK to good movie. I think. I did an online focus group for this movie several months ago, so I’ve been waiting for it. (This is probably a spoiler, so be warned) I have issue with Kevin Costner’s character. Or his character’s lack of character. Yeah, I know it’s a movie. Yeah, it works out fine in the end (and I really did like the way it ended). And I NEVER do this, I’m sure there’s some kind of psychological reason for this. His character not only pissed me off, but completely disgusted me as well. And I’m pretty difficult to disgust! When your (12 year-old, though I thought she was younger) kid has to fix your (her parent’s) meals, get you (the parent) dressed, get you (the parent) up in time for your work and her school, drive you (the parent) home because you are passed out drunk, and on and on. Well, that’s just fucking pathetic. The tagline is “One ordinary guy is giving the candidates a reason to run.” If he is what’s considered an ordinary guy, we all ought to run. I guess this means that I had better taste in men than I thought! And that really is pathetic.

It’s just a movie, a summer movie, not a deep-philosophical-conversation-worthy movie.

 

Now for more shallow-ness

Drive-in Birkenstocks!

 (you don’t want this larger)

3 trips to the drive-in this summer, 3 time wearing these Birkenstocks.

Please ignore my scars, I try to. Oh, and the flash glare. Just block that out of your mind.

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5 Responses to Last Chance Double Feature

  1. Tuli says:

    Am really looking forward to seeing Mamma Mia. Doubt I would get S to sit through it so will probably have to wait for it on DVD.

    Thanks for the bit about the “ordinary man” in Swing Vote. (Remember Pretty in Pink? The guys sound the same!) I’ll know that it isn’t worth my time to get seriously annoyed at him when I see it.

  2. othurme says:

    What is your tattoo?

  3. missnightowl says:

    Tuli – Do you have a female friend to go with? I go to most movies by myself so now I’m more comfortable without someone else. Though I have to admit that sounds pretty sad. Pathetic sad, I mean.
    I never thought about Andi’s dad in PiP! It is like that, except in Swing Vote the dad is the main focus of the movie. The mom/wife situation is pretty much the same in both movies, too, only a little different at the end.

    othurme – That tattoo is a flower and heart on vine. I’m planning to have a similar piece done on my wrist. I designed this one (and one of my others) but yesterday I asked my nephew to design the wrist piece. He’s an artist and very interested in tattoos so I thought he would enjoy it.

  4. othurme says:

    If you have any desire for a stick figure flower and heart on vine, let me know, I’m a master.

  5. missnightowl says:

    I have been thinking about what to put on my ass. Or not! I’ll get back to you. 😉

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