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I didn't go to a movie this weekend - I stayed home and watched the Golden Globes instead - but Rob went to see Escape Room last night and he said it wasn't bad. (I lost where I read this, but I saw some commentary that said it might well have done well enough and gotten enough buzz in the right places that there will be sequels.) The Golden Globes were mostly kinda boring but there were some fun moments - Christian Bale's speech, for example, in which he called Cheney "Satan" and talked about how he specializes in playing charisma-free characters now. (Even after all these years I'm always surprised when he opens his mouth out of character and that Welsh accent pours out.)

We did go eat Mod Pizza on Saturday night, and then we went across the parking lot to HEB to cruise around and looked for products we can buy for me to do this low-carb thing. (The pizza itself is of course not exactly low-carb, but hey, it's a thin crust pizza and I figure that's the best I can do because I'm not giving up pizza entirely, no way.) What I'm finding is that I care more about bread than I do about sugar. I mean, I'm sure at some point that a craving for M&Ms or something will rear its head - Rob and I decided that if that happens we'll buy some and he'll hide it from me and dole out one small portion a day. I can work with something like that. Anyway, we found some interesting things like little egg-scramble cups from Jimmy Dean that are totally carb-free, but on the whole I'll probably do best if I just let Rob do the shopping (which he usually does anyway) and stay away from the tempting things like fresh-baked bread.



Date: 2019-01-08 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
I'm taking myself to see Mary Poppins today. The original is my favorite movie ever. I know every word of every song. They say Emily Blount is a worthy successor to Julie Andrews. We'll see. Sean gave me the BOOK Mary Poppins for Christmas! I wasn't aware it was based upon a book. I'm finding it to be somewhat darker and interestingly different from the first movie. Bert isn't even a chimney sweep! He sells matches and draws chalk pictures on sidewalks when it isn't raining.

I cut fats out of my diet virtually completely early in December. Had a bit of a scare that could have been gall bladder-related, and before I saw my doctor I decided to see if I'd just been overdoing the butter, etc. Dunno if it was ths cause, by the "scare" went away. I have my 3-month checkup tomorrow, when I'll see if all my enzymes are in order. That other thing could have been totally unrelated. Anyway, I'm appalled at the amount of fat I was consuming. I'd never be able to give up bread, but the fats aren't nearly as hard as I anticipated. My nightmare is to find out I'm allergic to chocolate. Oooo, that makes me shudder just to think about it.

Christian Bale was pretty hypocritical at the GGs. Earlier, he had come out with very positive comments about Cheney and what he had learned about him while researching his role. Maybe he said those things to encourage people to see the movie, who had decided not to go see a hatchet job. Once it was playing, his true colors came out. Same with Steve Carell, although I haven't heard anything negative from him. What he said earlier was complimentary and positive about Rummy. Strange bunch, those Hollywood types.

Date: 2019-01-10 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
Mary Poppins Returns was enchanting. However, there were portions of it that were so dark and scary, I can imagine children being frightened by them. Even the concept of possibly losing your home and having to move out could be traumatic. Maybe kids nowadays aren't as easily scared as they were in my day. Overall, though, I found the acting and the music to be wonderful, and I was so thrilled with the ending I was bouncing in my seat. Easily amused, I suppose.

I was delighted to hear that Rami Malek won the GG for playing Freddie Mercury. I found his portrayal astonishing, right down to the overbite. I hope he wins the Oscar, too. I haven't seen A Star Is Born, but it would have to be sensational to beat Bohemian Rhapsody for best picture.

Date: 2019-01-12 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
My thought exactly. I'd just as soon spend the money on a CD of her singing. She sure has pipes. Nobody's ever going to top Streisand, whatever else I might think about her. (And that is, she's nuts.)

By the way, I really love Red Hot Chili! I looked for a Chinese red for my Christmas mani. No luck. I would have adored this one, but I'll bet it doesn't come in gel.

Date: 2019-01-12 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
I always use OPI gels. They stay on beautifully for me for four weeks and never, ever chip. My nail spa just didn't have an orangy-red creme for whatever reason. I settled for something very red, but with more blue, and had it coated with large gold glitter sparkles. It's very pretty, but I would have liked more of a Chinese red shade. I'm ready for it to be gone, but still have another week until my next appointment. Several years ago I decided a monthly mani-pedi was something I could and should do for myself in the way of pampering. I've never looked back. I have a wonderful technician who treats me like royalty. Such a luxury. I don't buy clothes or shoes very often at all, but this is two hours I look forward to every month. (Gel for the mani, the matching regular polish for the pedi, which also stays on with never a chip. OPI just works for me.)

Date: 2019-01-13 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
I get the pedi for the leg massage, hot towels, etc. as much as the pedicure. I have no interest in a body massage, not even a facial, but I enjoy the legs and arms aspect of my mani/pedi. They have quite an extensive selection of colors at my salon, but, as you saw, sometimes what I'm envisioning is just not there. If I collected polishes the way you do, I'd likely do my own hands and do them often enough that it wouldn't matter that the color doesn't last as long as gel does. But I'm into various and sundry activities such as woodworking and gardening, that require my manicure to resist chipping. I dunno how I ever got along without gel. I've tried two or three other brands, but OPI is consistently best for me.

A funny thing happened last night. I replied to your thread about Mary Poppins being the first movie you saw as a child. I mentioned On The Waterfront with Marlon Brando (I am, in fact, old) and my comment never showed up in the thread. Off it went into cyberspace, never to be seen again. Even if your account is moderated, I can't think of anything in my comment that would have needed to be censored. The Intarwebs are interesting, no?

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