Hello! It's been a while, hasn't it?
1. Okay, this house is so distracting. I get almost nothing done. The apartment was so depressing that you had to get out and do things and go the library all the time for the sake of your sanity. Now I just sit on the deck and maybe play ukulele and wham-o! All the sudden it's eleven thirty and my teeth aren't even brushed for pete's sake!
2. There are a zillion things I would like to take pictures of in the yard and house and boast about on here, but it's eleven thirty and I'm too tired.
3. Again, this house is distracting. I don't even want to watch movies anymore. Or, if I do, I have to wait till it's really dark or the bugs are snacking on me rather too greedily. I want to be outside all the time.
4. However, Cee and I went and saw Captain America the other day and shrieked for a bit afterwards. I'm taking dad to see it this weekend, hopefully. We can't pin down exactly why it was so enjoyable. I think because the main guy wasn't a jerk. In a lot of other hero movies the guy has to learn to be good. You like him in spite of yourself because he's funny, but you know he's a turd. Captain America was a nice, honorable guy from the get-go.
5. I don't know why, but when I see actors from, like, a Poirot TV movie or BBC mini-series on the big, big screen, I feel ridiculously proud and happy. I whacked poor Cee in the arm twice during Captain America for Richard Armitage (the tooth-cruncher) and JJ Feild (the British guy in the bad-guy's-lair-demo-team). I also sort of whispered in a very shrill voice, "Richard Armitage is going to be Thorin in The Hobbit! Augh! But doesn't he seem way tall?" I know, I know, they'll make him look shorter. But I just can't see it right now. He just is tall in my head. JJ Feild I knew as Simon Doyle in Death on the Nile. He was good in that, actually. Rather the way I always saw the character in my head.
6. I stayed up till two watching Wives and Daughters the other night. I am more than ever convinced that all British actors must all know each other. I mean, just one example: Keely Hawes (Cynthia Kirkpatrick) is married to Matthew MacFadyen. They met through MI-5. He played Mr. Darcy in the new Pride and Prejudice - along with Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander, who were both in Wives and Daughters as well. And remember that Poirot I talked about? Well, Barbara Flynn (Miss Browning of Wives and Daughters) was also in it with Emily Blunt, who was in The Young Victoria with Rupert Friend who dated Keira Knightley for forever. And Keira Knightley was in Pride and Prejudice with both Rosamund Pike and Tom Hollander. I mean! And I've been talking about fairly obvious examples involving big-name people who do franchises and big-screen stuff. Don't even get me started on the people who rotate through all the Masterpiece Theatre movies. If the Masterpiece Theatre people don't exchange Christmas cards and go to each others' kids' birthday parties, I would eat a soft hat if I owned one.
7. I am, obviously, the logic master of the world. See #6 for proof, baby.
8. Also, I am great because I took the time to put all the movie titles in italics.
9. I need to go to bed. Several times today I found myself trying to stuff my purse into the refrigerator.
10. Good night.