December 26th, 2008

20111112, Marilee

The Van is Back

and very expensive. It turns out it doesn't have a carburetor, but it needed new air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, and wires. So much for being able to use the Social Security COLA to buy some things first. I took the trash and recycling out, got next week's money, and tried a new gas station. The one I've been using actually makes more money from cigarettes than gas and they've started neglecting the pumps. So I tried a Sheetz which is closer and a bit cheaper, but I couldn't get the hose handle lock to stay locked and had to hold it, trading hands frequently. I'll try another pump, but then I'm looking for another gas station. I went on to drop a DVD in the post office drive-by box and then had quacamole and a baked potato at Ruby Tuesday's.

I worked on the doll sweater during Love, Actually yesterday afternoon and Beyond the Sea last night and got to the vest stage -- just sleeves and edgings and I'm done. I hope to finish tonight, but as soon as I review the second DVD, I'm going to take a nap.
20111112, Marilee

Beyond the Sea

This is a surreal Bobby Darin biopic directed and acted by Kevin Spacey. It wouldn't be unusual for a character's younger self to show up and talk to him, that can be a movie manifestation of something that happens in the mind. But the actor that plays the younger self counseling him? Weird. It's apparently pretty accurate with the standard amount of fictionalization that it takes to put a life into a two hour movie, but there just wasn't much of an oomph to it.