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26 February 2005 @ 01:14 pm
recs, the weekend, stuff.  
I watched Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid last night. It was great. Of course, I'm also one of just three people in the world who really liked Timeline, so you can take that rec as you like. But seriously: I liked all the actors, it was fun, and The Pretty factor was through the roof. (I think I'm supposed to say "teh pretty" but I'd just feel self-conscious, like Fred trying to pull off "dawg." Hey, dawgs, have I got a rec for you...)

ETA: I forgot to mention, one of the Anacondas stars is the guy who played Robin Wood on BtVS. -- Oops. Was wrong about that. But the resemblance is kind of uncanny.

For a fan-fiction fix, I read Like Describing the Alphabet, which several people have recced. Firefly, Mal/Jayne, with a side of Inara/Kaylee. M/J isn't my pairing, but I like manly men, and the story is all about that. It's long and interesting and has many sweet little smacks of writing, like someone tapping you gently on the shoulder and then slapping you. Insightful lines that you have to pay attention to, is what I'm trying to say. It's strange--it's not really a caveat to my rec, but I have to say, the story isn't really on my emotional wavelength. And yet I think it's very good. Very very good. My enjoyment was pretty cerebral, of a story as a well-done story, but that doesn't mean other people's will be.

Earlier I was thinking of how people make to-do lists in their LJs, for what they want to accomplish. And I thought: I'm going to make a list of all the things I'm not going to today. I'm not going to take my car in for an oil change. Not going to go shopping for bras. Not going to work out. It could be a pretty long list. But now I'm doing laundry and I've taken out the garbage, so maybe I shouldn't rule things out. I'll just see what happens. Next, I may buy lightbulbs.
 
 
 
Cesperanza: Tonguecesperanza on February 26th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Things I'm Not Going To Do Today, by the Marx Brothers
Spaulding(Groucho), to musicians: (Chico and Harpo): What do you fellows get an hour?
Ravelli: Ah, for playing we getta ten dollars an hour.
Spaulding: I see. What do you get for not playing?
Ravelli: Twelve dollars an hour.
Spaulding: Well, clip me off a piece of that.
Ravelli: Now... for rehearsing, we make a special rate, that'sa fifteen dollars an hour.
Spaulding: That's for rehearsing.
Ravelli: That'sa for rehearsing.
Spaulding: And what do you get for not rehearsing?
Ravelli: You couldn't afford it. You see if we don't rehearse we don't play. And if we don't play, that runs into money.

I send this with inspiring Fraser icon. *g*
Trepkostrepkos on February 26th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
Shopping for bras is a nightmare.
So many sizes, all mixed up, and none of them the one you want...then they start falling off the hangers and you notice a load of Irish priests watching you furtively...
Sunrysesunryse00 on February 26th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I watched Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid last night. It was great. Of course, I'm also one of just three people in the world who really liked Timeline,

I loved Timeline... mmmmmmm Paul Walker and Gerard Butler... could it get any better than that? It was one of very few times that I enjoyed both the book and the movie.

On that rec I can't wait to see Anacondas...but I liked the first one...but it might have been because of Ice Cube, Erik Stoltz and Owen Wilson.



Anna S.eliade on February 26th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
I forgot that Owen Wilson was in the first one! I may have to rent it this weekend. :>)
B: Scrubslovekeller on February 28th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
For a fan-fiction fix, I read Like Describing the Alphabet

Thanks for the rec. It was exactly what I needed to read over the past couple of days with work from hell.
witlingwitling on February 28th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
I totally missed that that was Robin Wood. How did I watch that entire movie without noticing that?

Anaconda 2 was complete movie candy. I loved it too.
Anna S.eliade on March 1st, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
I totally missed that that was Robin Wood. How did I watch that entire movie without noticing that?

Um. Because I was wrong. *g* ::is a dork::