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Day 75: Was a Movie Extra

I’m so lucky–I got to be an extra (and thanks to my years of waitressing, I knew how to properly fill up a coffee mug for the role).

I also had a line, and later had to “quick, call the police!”ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Stay tuned…

*Film directed by Patrick Coyle

 

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Day 63: “The Holiday” and Painted Vases (Again)

Ok, so I’ve been painting vases A LOT. It allows me to sit down and watch a movie/be lazy AND do something I enjoy. When the movie/show is over, I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time. And, unlike writing, I can do this creative activity without being fully engaged.

So, again, I painted vases. This time while watching The Holiday. I love this movie. Not for its acting (ahem, what happened Kate Winslet?), not for its plot, but for the little old man character and the consistent reference to “gumption.” That’s what I need…gumption.

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Day 6: Cuddled

Today was cold. It was also Cuddle Up Day, so how could I resist a night in a blanket burrito?ImageStep 1:  Something to nosh on.ImageStep 2: An activity that requires lounging.ImageStep 3: A cuddle buddy.ImageAnd Voila! You have a successful Cuddle Up Day!

And just to spare you, the movie we saw (“Crazy Kind of Love”), was no bueno. It was all “oh hey I’m a free spirited girl, I jump in puddles.” And then it was like “well hey free spirited girl, I’m a troubled boy.” Throw in a few subplots that fall as equally flat, and you have the movie. Meh. Meh. Meh.

Well, I’m still cold, and it’s not time for bed yet, so I think I’ll dive into the bed blankets, pick up my stuffed animal turkey, and end this special day by finishing my current novel, Wool.ImageStay warm people (in your heart too).Image

Day 5: Movie at the Theater (The Hobbit)

My roommate works at the Mall of America.

She scored us some free tickets to the theater.

We left the apartment a little early so we could have dinner in the food court before the show. After our extremely energetic bluegrass ventures of the night before, we hadn’t left our beds until 5:00 p.m., let alone eat anything.

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We were awkward beasts when forced to order food/tickets. I was a stare master. We hadn’t talked to anyone all day (besides raspy yelling to each other from our beds, and of course talking to our cat Pickle).

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The movie was 3D, and enjoyable, especially since Krista and I have the same sense of humor, aka, we laugh when we aren’t supposed to. It wasn’t, I must add, even close to the wonderfulness of the Lord of the Rings series. But again, I was an unhealthy level of obsessed with that series (I had a LOTR planner, LOTR posters, and I knew a ton of facts about cast members, I bought an evenstar necklace, and practiced writing in the font used for the map of Middle Earth).

I just can’t help but to think that this series was made for a different audience. The violence is gone (besides flashy archery showmanship).

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The characters look/act more narnia-ish, and less dark-fantasy. The characters are silly, and not in an endearing Pippinish way. I guess I just don’t get it. I enjoyed it, but I don’t get it.