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.
And I know some of you were really, really upset about That Thing That Happened, but I was totally spoiled. The BFF was all, “I read something spoilery about The Avengers that has me so upset,” but she didn’t spoil me for it. But then later she was all, “It just makes me want to kick Whedon in the balls.” Now, knowing her the way I do and how she has never ever ever forgiven Joss for his run of needless deaths that ended with the one in Serenity, I was all, “Oh crap. So somebody dies.” And she didn’t tell me who but I was like, “So by your level of upset-ness, I’d say either Tony or Coulson.” And then the internets told me there would be an Iron Man 3 and I was like, “Oh, Coulson then.” She thinks she can say things like that to me after a decade and I won’t be able to break her code? Also, what do you expect from Joss Whedon after all this time? I would have been shocked if he hadn’t needlessly killed someone. But most importantly, I don’t believe it. I left that theater saying, “There should have been a tag at the end where it turns out Fury just told them all Coulson was dead to motive them and instead he is just in a hospital bed. Cuz…/handwave/.
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.