Ah, the holiday weekend. One more day to do nothing at all. I like weekends.
Nothing at all isn’t entirely true. It’s close to true but I did clean the shower and sink, the kitchen counters, the living room bookshelf, my overrun “desk” (I use the dining room table. And it was bad.) and… probably something else, I don’t know.
I also finished reading a preview copy of China Miéville’s young adult book Un Lun Dun which I liked very much. It has elements of a lot of traditional young adult novels, certainly of The Phantom Tollbooth and The Wizard of Oz. But since I like both of those books, that’s just fine with me. And I think his loveliness has managed to bring familiar ideas into a new century. In fact, I am starting to wonder if I am too old to get some of it! But keep an eye out for it in February if you have a taste for that sort of thing. Besides, China Mieville is hot and smart. What better recommendation can I give?
I didn’t really do much cooking but I did make my first chocolate tofu pie. I thought it was just ok. I didn’t put any extra sugar in it since I figured that the chocolate chips had plenty. Turns out I was wrong (quelle horreur!). But James gave it a thumbs-up. People, if this man willingly eats tofu, it must not taste like health food.
Let’s see, what else? Oh! Four episodes of “Dr Who”. Which just gets better and better. Yeah, yeah. I’m a dork. I know. But then again…so are you (I’m looking in your direction, Jodi!). And I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine, which I enjoyed very much. But as I was thinking about the movie this morning. I realized that it is an incredibly familiar and predictable story. I knew what was going to happen before it happened but guess what? I didn’t care. Because it was just that well acted and directed. Well worth the money, especially since I didn’t pay for it! (Well, I did buy the popcorn and soda and then the dinner later…so I guess I paid a lot for it. But it was still worth it.)
Anything else? A quick trip to Amoeba Records. I held fast for as long as I could but when I saw the Sugarplum Fairies for just $4.99…well then I had to get that Underworld cd too…c’mon. I was going to pay $4.99 anyway! What’s an extra $8?