karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

Weekend highlights (includes TMI and movie spoilers for Premium Rush)

Whatever I was doing, it was so engrossing I completely forgot that I had to go to Walgreens and pick up my pills. Hello, can you say DITZ! I'll have to go after work and hope that starting today instead of Sunday doesn't wreak havoc. Some days I actually do look forward to menopause. (Especially on days when I'm fighting the curse of the completely inadequate "regular" tampons.)


The high-light of Friday actually took place at a different Walgreens on Friday afternoon, when I went in and the Muzak was playing Dionne Warwick singing "I Say A Little Prayer For You" and all over the store, in different aisles, people were singing along to the chorus. I honestly expected the whole thing to go into wide-angle and Busby Berkeley style production number to break out. As it was, just hearing people singing Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever, forever, we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only be heartbreak for me
was really awesome.

Do not deny the power of the Bacharach!

I also managed to leave my bike helmet at work and not notice until I was half-way up Market Street with no intention of turning around...that takes talent. (I'd also had to curtail my morning ride because I thought my front tire was getting low. I stopped at one of the Bike Tour stalls and scrounged the use of a bike pump.)


Friday night-watched two more episodes of Doc Martin. Hubby likes it well enough that I'm going to get the 2nd series and I've put Saving Grace on the queue as well. Now that I'm looking at the IMDB listing, I'm very curious to see how Craig Ferguson does as an actor rather than just comic and host. I also see Bill Bailey in the credits, which should be way cool.


Saturday-Goddess nails and waxing. Then hubby and I took the bikes downtown to the Metreon for Premium Rush. Not my choice, kiddies, let me assure you. Hubby is a former bike messenger and there hasn't been a decent (or really any) bike messenger movie since Quicksilver. Not that I'm in anyway calling Quicksilver a decent movie. To me, it's mostly notable for the fact that despite taking place in NYC, several of the location shots are clearly downtown San Francisco.

Anyway, if you've seen about two seconds of any promo or commercial for this movie, you know the whole movie. Bike messenger gets stuck with MacGuffin and all hell breaks loose. The end. Major cliches ensue including the oh-so-2006, spicy, Latina girlfriend. There's also Joseph Gordon-Levitt who I find highly over-rated and well on his way to being Chris O'Donnell. About the only redeeming feature was Asif Mandvi, who I didn't expect and who was totally awesome as the dispatcher. A whole movie featuring dispatch snark would be have been preferable to the spindly Levitt enunciating unconvincing macho bull-shit voice-overs about riding fixed gears with no brakes. Blah blah blah. After a few of those monologues, I was rooting for the corrupt cop to kill this idiot. You'll be shocked to learn that didn't happen.

Had dinner at Mel's. (Actually that was before the movie.)

Rode home in the near-dark without getting killed and watch more Leverage. All fairly light eps thank god! Loved seeing Sterling again and I will say The Office Job was downright hilarious.



Sex. Shopping. LUNCH WITH LOWELL!!!! Karaoke!!!!!!

I love Lowell. Really, really, love Lowell. And by using Lowell as bait, I even got my girl-crush Peggy to show up at the Mint for the first time in ages, so we were able to do our duet of "Well Did You Evah!"

I was also able to pull out a bunch of my more obscure numbers, knowing that at least Peggy and Lowell would appreciate. It was a relatively fast rotation, partially because it was the day of Sebastian's party and because at least while I was there, Rockin' Vince didn't do any of his 7 minute plus numbers.

Aside from the duet, I sang Port of Amsterdam, 24 Hours From Tulsa, Don't Rain on My Parade and Let's Misbehave. (Note to maker of Let's Misbehave karaoke version...it's not helpful to have lead-in dots, if they don't light up.)

Left in time to come home, cook dinner for hubby and watch the rest of the Leverage disk. Girls and Boys night out...also light and very well done in how the two eps meshed. I fear for the last disk of the season. Probably back with the heavy self-righteousness. Oh well.

Managed to get up this AM, get back on bike and go to gym.

I'm like two weeks away from Race For The Cure and also in my last push for fund raising. You all know I hate fund-raising, but this year it's about Komen NOT being bullied into abandoning Planned Parenthood and showing the Anti-Choice haters that they will not win.

Sooooo....if you'd like to do a $10.00 donation, or even less, cause I know things are tight...here's the link:


Tags: bicycle, blog, exercise, food, journal, karaoke, movie review, politics, running, tmi

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