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Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekends Need to be Longer

Sunday was such a relaxing day: I slept in (awesome!) and then the hubby and I went to breakfast and went grocery shopping. I hate grocery shopping -- pretty much I hate everything about it -- but all we had in the fridge was that expired milk, so I guess we had to go. It's much better when the two of us go together; for example, when we shopped yesterday, my husband stood in line at the deli while I did all the other shopping. If I had to stand in the deli for that long? I would have strangled someone.

After completing our one chore for the day, we spent the rest of the day chillin.

I finished my book "Here if You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup. A memoir. Sort of. I mean, "memoir" conjures up troubled tales from a person's childhood, but it wasn't like that at all, so it could probably be more accurately genre-ized as a "personal narrative." Anyway, it was very good and I'd recommend it.

Then, we watched several movies (it makes the hubby crazy for us to have Netflix movies that are sitting around unwatched -- so he was very pleased that we were able to watch not just one, but TWO movies yesterday). First, we watched "Blood Diamond" with Leonardo DiCaprio, who I used to think was just a lot of hype, but lately, I am beginning to respect his acting -- I mean "The Departed"? awesome. Very good. Again, I recommend it. Although, be forewarned: you'll probably feel uber-guilty for owning any diamonds; unless you specifically asked your jeweler whether or not they were conflict-free, it's very likely that any diamond on your hand cost someone in Africa their hand.

Lastly, we watched "Black Snake Moan" which was okay. It was good, in a weird way, but I thought the ending was too tidy given the conflicts in the film. It's not that I have anything against a happy ending -- with certain kinds of movies that's expected -- but this just felt like the sort of movie that solved some complexities with too much ease.

So, that was my Sunday -- went by too quickly and now I have to get back to the grind. I think this afternoon, after class, I'm gonna test out the campus gym; I've never used it before and I don't know why not. So, I figure: why not start today?

11 comments:

keith said...

good luck at they gym...don't overdo it!

David said...

Every time I see "Black Snake Moan" at the video store, with it's porn-ish name. I don't even know what it's about, but I'm not sure I could get past that to enjoy the movie. "Blood Diamond," on the other hand, does look great.

And I agree with the title, completely. I usually feel the weekend should start at noon on Friday and go through about 2 PM on Monday. That's do-able.

David said...

Whoops, that should say that I laugh at "Black Snake Moan" every time I see it. My bad.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Sounds like a fantastic day with the hubby. I remember those lazy sunday's. Now, with the kiddles, not so much! You just have to fit your relaxation into their little schedules!

Hands Off My Biscuits said...

I haven't seen that one; is there a moaning black snake in it?

Exactly how does the title play out?



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Marcy said...

Ahhhhhhh sounds like a nice relaxing Sunday. Every time I see LD I always think of that little kid in Growing Pains. It's hard for me to see him in "man roles" LOL

Tiffany said...

Thankfully my weekend got extended because of my stomach bug! Hurray! It is like a snow day- no work, no running, no eating, yayyyyyyyyyyyy

Not really- this sucks.

I still have not done my long run from the weekend- HA! Maybe tomorrow?

Taryn said...

Ooohh I'm going to have to check that "personal-narrative" out. Lately I've been hooked on memoirs... currently reading "Look Me in the Eye" by John Elder Robison. He has Asperger's - it's so fascinating how his mind works!

Laura N said...

Your Sunday sounds like what our Sundays were, before kids. My husband and I love movies and I miss the days of double features. Hope you enjoy the gym. And hope the air conditioning works and it's cooler inside than out.

Margo said...

Been wanting to see "Black Snake Moan" since it has JT in it (!), but the title is a little off-putting. Maybe I'll catch it when it finally makes it to HBO.

J~mom said...

I totally want to see that movie! (Blood Diamond) I think you should start a book and movie review blog for all of us. Then when I want to rent a movie I will see what Jess has watched lately.