November 26th, 2006

20111112, Marilee

Word Wars

This is the first time I've read the paper while watching a DVD.

The movie chronicles four Scrabble players who are near the top in national rankings during the six months before the national tournament and then the tournament itself. I found the documentary Spellbound fascinating and it's about something similar. The problems I had with this movie: 1) the voiceover, text on screen, etc., is very patronizing. They assume you don't know words like "estuary" and "bedsore," b) the four players are what general society would call "losers" -- being a fan, I'm sensitive to this, but this is entirely different -- and weren't very interesting, and iii) there was no tension. I didn't care who won the tournament.

Only recommended if you want to play Scrabble professionally.
20111112, Marilee

"Blue is the color of the enemy"

That's all I remember of the dream last night. Apparently the roofers didn't finish last week and so they came back to pound again and interrupt my dream. I do remember that the blue was a sky-blue.

I got large portions of the kitchen and myself wet while cleaning the birdfeeder, but kept the seed gunk in the sinks. When I got a better look at the feeder, I noticed the squirrels had been gnawing on it. Apparently if there's no seed, milk jug plastic looks good. I hung it back up this morning and the squirrels were the first I saw there (as soon as the roofers left, I napped in the recliner for about four hours).