2018-12-21

mellicious: Narnia witch in a carriage pulled by polar bears, captioned "OMGWTFPOLARBEAR!" (m15m - polarbear)
2018-12-21 01:07 am

Terrific Thursday

 Have you ever walked through a door just in time to see another car hit your car? That's what happened to me earlier tonight. Luckily it turned out not to be nearly as bad as it looked. This guy (who I know by sight because he parks by us and apparently gets off work at exactly the same time we do) kind of sideswiped my car - he was trying to back out the wrong way, basically - the spaces are slanted one way and he wanted to go the other way, so he swung wide and my car was in the way. He has a pickup and my car is really low, so he probably couldn't really see my car very well - which doesn't make it any less his fault. Anyway, we opened the door to the parking lot just in time to see it happen. It looked pretty bad. But amazingly, it really did very little damage. Rob said he could see a couple of little fine scratches, but I couldn't see anything wrong. My car is ten years old so a couple of scratches more or less don't worry me. (I just hope it doesn't look a lot worse when I see it in the daylight!) He was very apologetic and I wasn't going to go to the trouble of filing an insurance claim for invisible damage.

I got home and there was a box of nail polish on the doorstep that I'd been feeling guilty about ordering, and I decided that I earned that nail polish (for my trauma, more or less) and I wasn't going to feel guilty about that one any more. It was cheap nail polish, actually, but it's really pretty and amazingly, none of the 12 polishes was broken despite being really really badly packed. (Amazon is notorious among nail polish people for just throwing bottles of nail polish into boxes with inadequate packing materials, and then being shocked when they arrive broken.) This one came with a dozen polishes in a plastic bag stuck into a way-too-large box, with like a couple of little cushiony things thrown in - not enough to make any difference whatsoever. Are they extra-frazzled because it's almost Christmas? The only thing that saved it, I think, is that the plastic bag that the polish was in actually was the right size. (Amazon needs a big button when you order where you can say, "I don't need this til after Christmas, thanks." They do have something like that for some things, but I've wanted it a couple of times in the last week when it was not offered to me.)

We have to work tomorrow, then we're off til after New Year's. Woo! Apparently the students are mostly already gone, because things have been dead the last couple of days. Tomorrow it's going to be even slower, presumably.

I had a doctor's appointment today, and it went okay, but she ordered blood-work because I hadn't had any in a while, and they took about a pint of blood out of me, it looked like. - Ok, well, it was five vials, it probably didn't actually add up to a pint, but still. And my old doctor had retired, and this was the first time I'd seen my new one. I was a little worried about that, but I really liked her, thank goodness. The other one was my age or a little older, and she talked to everybody like they were kindergarteners. It drove me crazy - I think she gave me flashbacks to my mom the elementary school teacher.

Anyway, the day could have gone a lot worse.
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2018-12-21 11:51 pm
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Variety's Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Variety posted this article about movies coming out in the next year, and I seem to have Opinions on several of these, so I sat there at work - it was a slow night - and wrote down what I thought. (Some of these I had to look up, but the majority of them were things I already knew about.)

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SPOILER WARNING: there's at least two general spoilers here (if you haven't seen GlassSplit and Infinity War) but mostly this is pretty vague. If you're concerned, though, step carefully here. 

ALSO: if you can't read the text below, highlight it. Apparently when I copied it over, something got screwed up. (I changed the text to gray instead of white, now, so I think most everybody should be able to at least see it, unless you have a background that color!)



 

  • Glass – I might be interested but I haven’t seen Split, would have to catch up first (I would want to watch Unbreakable again too, but I think we actually have a DVD of that around somewhere!)
  • Lego Movie 2 – I liked the first one, so sure
  • How to Train Your Dragon, part whatever – I liked the first one, never got around to the second one, so… maybe?
  • Captain Marvel – yes, please, preferably sooner (I just read somewhere that this is the TWENTY-FIRST Marvel movie – seriously, it took you guys 20 movies to get a freaking female lead??)
  • Us – I guess this is the Jordan Peele movie? I liked Get Out a lot, and the cast looks good, so I’m interested. But I’m horror-averse, so somebody will have to vet it for me first. (Normally I don’t go see horror movies at all.)
  • Dumbo – if the reviews are good, I’ll go, but I’m doubtful. I loved it the old one when I was a kid, though.
  • Pet Sematary – horror, so no. (I like King’s non-horror stuff fine.) ADDED: I seem to have dropped "It 2" out of the list somehow, but the same applies there.
  • Shazam – I never saw the old one (there IS an old one, right?) so not anticipating, no. But if the reviews are good on this one I could be persuaded.
  • Hellboy – I liked the old ones, and the trailer looks good, so I’m sure we’ll go unless the reviews really suck or something. (My movie viewing is heavily review-dependent, have you figured that out already?)
  • Avengers Endgame – hell yeah. Gotta find out how they revive half the universe, right?
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu – I know what Pikachu looks like but other than that I don’t know anything about Pokeman. So highly doubtful.
  • Aladdin – we’ll see. We saw the Beauty & the Beast remake and it was alright. Probably just depends on whether something about it intrigues us enough to bother!
  • Godzilla – again, we’ll see. I like the old ones and I even liked that Matthew Broderick one in the 90s, so we might go.
  • Rocketman – oh, it’s an Elton bio. Maybe?
  • Dark Phoenix – maybe. Do I have to watch the last one to catch up? (If it seems decent, we’ll probably see it. We’ve seen most of the others.)
  • Men in Black International – hell yeah, but not because it’s MiB. Because it’s Tessa and Chris.
  • Toy Story 4 and Tom Holland Spiderman 2 both have the same answer – we’ve seen the previous ones and we’ll undoubtedly go see these too
  • The Lion King – I have to admit to being kind of “meh” on this one. The animated one was never my favorite. But if it looks good we’ll go, I’m sure.
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – I’m also meh on Tarantino, generally, and I’m not a DiCaprio fan either. But Manson stuff has always interested me so I’m guessing we’ll see it.
  • Joker (the Joachin Phoenix/Todd Philips thing) – I’m undecided. MIGHT be interesting, but we’ll see.
  • You Are My Friend – huh, Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, really? Maybe…
  • Frozen 2 – undecided. Rob has never seen Frozen 1 but I have. I’ve been threatening to make him watch it, we’ll see if that happens first.
  • Star Wars IX – of course I’m going. Is it going to be as good as Force Awakens or as divisive as Last Jedi, that’s the question.