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Friday, October 21, 2005

A Fairly Pleasant Week

        K. had the week off, using up some vacation she'd otherwise lose.  We spent it in out typically athletic style, that is, going to the movies, and watching TV.

        We saw Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit last Saturday.  Capsule review: hilarious, go see.

        On Monday, Mirrormask, a new film with a script by Neil Gaiman.  Try to imagine Alice in Wonderland updated by Salvador Dali, with help from H. P. Lovecraft, and some dialogue by Monty Python.  Well, that's still not it, but it's in the neighborhood.  Recommended, for those who like weird movies (was it all a dream? was it real? or, like Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown Kaddath, is it both?  Beats me).

        We spent the TV time catching up on Battlestar Galactica (I never saw the original series, but the current one very good science fiction), Gilmore Girls (long one of our favorite series), and Lost.  We missed most of the series last year, but what we saw of it was good enough that we bought the DVDs.  We caught up on them, then watched the others off Tivo, except for one that didn't record (one of the nights it was raining really heavily, I expect.  The first episode of the new season, but it will repeat Wednesday).  There's still a disc full of extras to watch.

        Heavy rain is the bane of satellite TV.  If I lived in Portland or Seattle, I doubt I'd have it, but in Minneapolis, it's only occasionally enough to knock out reception.  And it's far better than the limited channel selection, high fees, and lousy service of our local cable monopoly.

        Weather was nice till yesterday, but the last two days it's been cold and dreary.  If it doesn't rain tonite, I'll mow the lawn tomorrow.

        Otherwise, nothing much to report.  I still sometimes have trouble with solid food, but not as much as I used to.  Otherwise, all good.  Thanks for dropping by.


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