December 14th, 2009

fatuous lunatic

I dedicated "Your Cheatin' Heart" to Tiger Woods at the Mint yesterday...

And other tidbits from the last few days. I've been busy and haven't really caught up on LJ...anything exciting going on?


Movie Review-Up In The Air
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Bones-The Goop On the Girl
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Saturday night we watched Murder On The Orient Express, which I haven't seen in years and which holds up beautifully. So many great stars all looking so awesomely glamourous. There were some good extras as well, including interviews with Jacqueline Bisset and Michael York. Michael York has his character's coat, which I found incredibly charming. I did feel bad that when Sidney Lumet and the others were talking about the cast, no one mentioned Tony Perkins. POOR TONY. It was 14 years after Psycho and he was still basically playing Norman Bates.

Hubby liked the movie, but wasn't impressed with Albert Finney's Poirot. The extra's talked a lot about how much make-up it took to acheive that and I'd forgotten how different he looked in the movie from what he actually looked like at the time. I think for hubby it's just a matter of David Suchet being "his" Poirot.

Sunday night-Karaoke
Hung out with Peggy, Jacqui, Marsha, Yanni, Jim, Jim the bartender, Daddy Dave and Donatello. (I also worked on a massive beta project while hoping that Romeo's pathetic Dell battery would hold out.)

Sebastian was supposed to do my hair today, but called and told me his back was messed up and he was going to the hospital. Haven't heard from him since. That's not good.

For awhile there was this big crowd in the lounge that was dancing to everything, but it was still a fairly mellow vibe. Then they all left and it got very late-night loungy even though it was only 7PM.

You're Cheatin' Heart-Hank Williams
1985-Bowling for Soup
Sundown-Gordon Lightfood
Hello Mary Lou-Ricky Nelson
This Magic Moment-The Drifters

As you can see, I was far too busy to play games with the Fandom Secrets crowd yesterday. They can call me the hater and deny the truth all they like, but maybe they should read that report by their friends, those deeply devoted fans who are furious that CoE depicted a "relationship" where sex is involved, although apparently not anything compelling enough to miss a hot meal over, but absolutely no indication that their beloved character is emotionally held in any regard an iota higher than that of the other surviving member of the team.

There might be a pithy name for something like that, complete with a catchy acronym, but I can't imagine what it would be. :)

Random maintenance notes:

Starting week three off sugar and I hate it, because I feel hungry almost all the time.

Got the goddess nails done. Switched from something on the pinkish side of the spectrum to "Sunrise Sunset" sort of bright and orangey, but not too orange, if you know what I mean.

Went to the gym on Saturday---about 45 minutes treadmill and as much weights as I could stand after that. I wanted to hit the hot tub, but had to get back down the hill for nails.



I can't wait to see Rachel tonight!
Company Time

An amusing moment from the Desk of Doom

This happened last Friday, when I got a call for reservations to Quito, Ecuador. For some reason, I heard the word Quito and decided, without bothering to check, that the three letter code for the airport would be ITO. Makes sense, right?

Then I started pulling up flights and was really surprised to find that the way to get there would be through Honolulu. Even without a map, I thought that was a bit out of the way, but stranger things have happened and it was late and I was tired.

So I kept going with these connections via Honolulu until it was time to check on the fare, and then I knew something was wrong because it couldn't be that inexpensive, so I FINALLY checked and wouldn't you know it, the three letter code for Quito is ....UIO. I nearly sent the client to Hilo, Hawaii!

Luckily the admin was very nice and said it was the best laugh she'd had all day.

Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 332

Prompts can be used for any fandom, pairing, or even original fic, if you like. (Yes, any.) All I ask is that you credit me with providing the prompt and comment with a link to the entry.

Prompt #332

You have the cool, clear
Eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth;
Yet there's that upturned chin
And that grin of impetuous youth.

I Believe In You-Robert Morse and Company
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
From How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Original Broadway Cast Recording