May 8th, 2012

dance

My Whirlwind.

Hi! I feel like I have barely been on LJ at all lately. I have been very busy and when I am not busy being busy, I am busy catching up on rest from being so busy. I also have a lot of writing to get done this month and way more busy-ness coming up later, so I’ll be around as much as I can. At one point about two weeks ago I was actually caught up on all things LJ. That is so a spot in the distance these days.

But I had a good weekend! Other than the awful news about Adam Yauch, my RL went very well. On Friday I saw The Avengers and I loved it. It was exactly what I expected from a fun-loving misfit team of superheroes being manned by the one-eyed Samuel L. Jackson in a movie directed by Joss Whedon. I was especially taken with the geek-bros of Bruce and Tony and their adorable friendship. My sister was all over Hawkeye (as was I) - it was so cute watching her discover the manly-awesome that is Jeremy Renner. And I did not hate Black Widow, even though I am not a big fan of Scarlett's. I especially liked her brand of interrogation. Thor has pretty eyes.

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Then my good friend hiyacynth came for a visit with her 13 month old. He is seriously the happiest baby I have ever met in my life and I worked in child care for over decade, so that is saying something. Also, he seems like such a little person already. I have worked with a lot of kids and I don’t ever remember them seeming so developed at that age. Even though he doesn’t talk, he is very expressive and has a full blown personality. He is just too fucking cute. We took him to the park and then we went out for linner (lunch/dinner). We gave him his belated birthday presents - I bought an extra special gift for his parents of the book and audio recording of “Go The Fuck To Sleep” (if you don’t know what that is, go look it up. Samuel L. Jackson does the audio recording and it is fanfuckingawesome).

Then after Munchy P’s bedtime on Saturday, hiyacynth had us watch this movie called “Strictly Ballroom”. She knows I am a dance geek, and even though it was basically a spoof of dance movies, I loved it. It wasn’t as over-the-top as say the Scary Movies are with the spoofing. I would compare the sense of humor with Best In Show and those Christopher Guest movies. It played on all the classic dance-movie tropes but it was so freaking funny. Plus, it still had really good dancing in it, which I love. If you have watched any of those dance movies at all, this would be funny too you. Hell, it would be funny anyways, plus dancing! I am a dance-geek, I don’t even care.

I have pretty much done nothing but rest since they left. I’ll try to be back with more updates later this week - I have health news, Nephew talk, I just finished watching Children Of Earth and must explode over that, and my LJ anniversary is on Sunday (I have decided to do the Fictional Story Meme).

That is all.