If any of you like heist flicks and haven't yet seen Inside Man, you really should. I watched it yesterday and was quite impressed at how well thought out it was, for that genre. There were still a couple things which I thought were less than plausible, but many fewer problems than I normally have with movies of this type. I consider the time spent watching to be worth it.

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So much stuff going on with you all. Lots of joy and pain and enthusiasm and snarking and thought provoking stuff. I wish I had another three hours in the day just to respond to you all. I try to read and keep up, but I'm finding it difficult. I am interested, though.

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Yesterday I went to MnM and the lady who created the Sling-Ezee came and demonstrated proper sling wearing techniques and answered questions. She used Drew for some of her examples an he was, as always, the perfect baby with other people. Didn't make a peep once even when I handed him to her for the first time, and came back to me with a cheerful grin and then promptly fell asleep. Cool. I was so confident after watching her presentation that I was inspired to finally use my Maya Wrap (from Keely many moons ago - thanks again, K!) for my Target run today. As part of my must get out of the house more doing things I like resolution, I visited a sales center for new town-homes in my area (we're not looking to move, but I love seeing floor plans and whatnot) and then went to a nice park and walked with Drew in the stroller for a couple of miles.

I'd like to make walking with him a frequent occurrence. Living in this climate means there's no excuse why I shouldn't - it was in the mid 60s today, with a gorgeous sky - and I'd like to get in shape as well as modeling a non-sedentary lifestyle for Drew. I'd not been to that particular park before but I think I'll go back soon. Each lap in this park is just under a third of a mile, and there's a well-kept restroom on the premises as well as shady benches for nursing, a very nice playground, and a huge field of grass so green you'd swear it was spray painted.

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Drew seems to have a clogged tear duct. I don't see any redness and he's not bothered by it, so I'll just keep it clean, massage the corner of the eye a bit, and mention it to his pediatrician if it hasn't gone away by his next visit. He also seems to have a touch of diarrhea. It's not an excessive amount, he doesn't have a temperature, and he's his usual self, so I'm just going to go let it pass (heh) by itself and avoid the Dr's office. Perhaps I shouldn't be so cavalier about not taking him into the Dr, but considering he's nursing on demand exclusively and isn't dehydrated I can't see what they could do about fluids, and since he's not exhibiting any other problematic symptoms I'd rather not expose him to a waiting room full of kids with the flu only to hear that I should just keep doing what I'm doing and monitor the situation at home. 
You know the drill - where'd I pull these quotes from - and no googling for cheats!

1. I want to kill everyone. Satan is good. Satan is our pal.  - The Burbs

2. Look around you - can you construct some sort of rudimentary lathe?

3. Over the mysteries of female life there is drawn a veil, best left undisturbed.

4. Husbands should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable. - Clue

5. I find I'm so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conslusion is uncertain. - The Shawshank Redemption

6. I am removing the superfluous buns. - Father of the Bride

7. Then please, my dear, encourage no one else. Marriage is so disrupting to one's social circle. - Emma

8. You  remember the day I went out for cigarettes and didn't come back? You must have noticed!

9. I'm not like you, Philip. I'm not one of those people that's only good on the phone. In person you just blame everybody. You made a mistake at the office, you gave out the address! Did I blame you? No! I blamed the Santa Anas! I don't even know what the Santa Anas are!  - Mixed Nuts

10. Now you listen to me! I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed. - North by Northwest

11. Do you realize what you've done? You've taken a woman who loves you - one of the great women in the world - and thrown her away. I lost her, too, but I will get over it because I am shallow and self-centered. But you, you won't, because you are "complex." You will feel terrible anquish for the rest of your life. This is turning out to be a pretty good day. - The Money Pit

12. Son, in 35 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I am not him.

13. You want I should wipe the dead bugs off the windshield, ma'am?

14. From now on we live ina world where man has walked on the moon. And it's not a miracle - we just decided to go.

15. Don't let him know, though. He must be anxious enough as it is, knowing what lies ahead. Then again, we all are. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was a given I'd choose something from that, no? ;)

This is the AFI list of 100 top movies of all time. I bolded the ones I've seen and I italicized the ones I own (or have owned - we had a fire and I've never recovered all the ones I used to own and left with my mom when I moved out). I have 52 left still to view. I need to get on the ball with others before I don't have time to see them. Damn.

1.CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2.CASABLANCA (1942)

3.GODFATHER, THE (1972)
4.GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6.WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)
7.GRADUATE, THE (1967)

8.ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9.SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
10.SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
11.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

12.SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13.BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
14.SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15.STAR WARS (1977)

16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
18.PSYCHO (1960)
19.CHINATOWN (1974)
20.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
22.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23.MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
24.RAGING BULL (1980)
25.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27.BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
28.APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31.ANNIE HALL (1977)
32.GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33.HIGH NOON (1952)
34.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37.BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41.WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42.REAR WINDOW (1954)

43.KING KONG (1933)
44.BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)
45.STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
46.CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
47.TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48.JAWS (1975)
49.SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

50.BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53.AMADEUS (1984)
54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55.SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)
56.M*A*S*H(1970)

57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
58.FANTASIA (1940)
59.REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

60.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61.VERTIGO (1958)
62.TOOTSIE (1982)
63.STAGECOACH (1939)
64.CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)

66.NETWORK (1976)
67.MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
68.AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
69.SHANE (1953)
70.FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
71.FORREST GUMP (1994)
72.BEN-HUR (1959)

73.WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
75.DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
76.CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77.AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78.ROCKY (1976)
79.DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
80.WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
81.MODERN TIMES (1936)
82.GIANT (1956)
83.PLATOON (1986)
84.FARGO (1996)
85.DUCK SOUP (1933)
86.MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87.FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88.EASY RIDER (1969)
89.PATTON (1970)
90.JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
91.MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92.PLACE IN THE SUN, A(1951)
93.APARTMENT, THE (1960)
94.GOODFELLAS (1990)
95.PULP FICTION (1994)
96.SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98.UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99.GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Tonight Bryan and I are going out to dinner and a movie with BIL Kevin and SIL Lisa. I don't care where we go for dinner as long as the margaritas are stiff and they keep coming.

Which movie would you go see, given the chance? Can be silly or funny or drama or whatever. I just want to know what you would see if you were going out tonight.

There be spoilers ahead. Ye be warned.

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I still haven't seen Harry Potter (grump), Pride and Prejudice, or Oliver Twist, and now Rent, Narnia, King Kong, The Producers, and Memoirs of a Geisha are coming out. More movies to see in one month than I've seen the entire last year combined.

 

Next year also bodes well with Casino Royale, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Poseidon, V is for Vendetta , and Charlotte's Web. Just my luck they'll ALL come out in November of next year, too.
Bryan agreed to go see Goblet of Fire this weekend, which was a fairly big deal, since he doesn't like crowded movie theaters but it was a compromise - I wouldn't insist on Imax if we could see it earlier. We agreed that before we would go we would put away all of our clutter in the house, including all the crap that was strewn about still from vacation, as well as to sweep and pressure wash the front steps and to clean up the back patio, pressure wash it, and clean off all the patio furniture. We worked on the indoor stuff yesterday and the outdoor stuff today, even going so far as to add a brand new outlet to our back patio this morning (before when we wanted to plug something in outside we had to run an extension cord from our den, so this should make things much, much easier). We finished at 2 this afternoon, ate a quick lunch, and got in the car to get to the theatre by 3:00 to get tickets for the 3:30 showing. We figured that if the 3:30 was already sold out we'd just get tickets for the next one, since it was playing on 3 screens. But by the time we'd gotten there all shows were sold out through the 6:15 one. Bummer. Bryan immediately turned to me and said "Forget it. We'll see it next weekend." Gah. There are some things that are worth fighting over and some things that aren't, and this was one of those things that just wasn't worth saying anything over so we turned and left.

My 4 year old cousin has seen it and I haven't. That's just not right.

As a consolation we're about to start watching the second season of Arrested Development, which we just got via Amazon. I'm sure I'll love it, but it's no Harry Potter.

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