June 17th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Trial Pants

The local seamstress came by today so I could try the trial pants. She had to make a few marks for adjustments and then went home with the fabric and an invitation for her 20's daughter to come to bookgroup because she reads SF and does RPG. She usually works Saturday, but it can't hurt to let her know.

I dropped a CD off at the post office and poured more Petzyme on the floor of the front of the van. I thought I'd gotten rid of the smell from when Spirit peed in her cage (and some came out) while we were on the way home from the dental vet, but when it's warm and the van sits for a couple days, I can still smell it.
20111112, Marilee

Asimov's August 2009

Sheila talks about the Reader's Awards while Silverberg goes on about getting his foreign editions.

I liked two stories:

"Two Boys" by Steven Popkes -- if Neanderthals are genetically introduced again, how will they compare to us?

"California Burning" by Michael Blumlein -- What do you do if your father's bones won't burn in the cremation and strange people show up and want to look at them?

Kristine Kathryn Rush also had a very short story about airplane flights -- "Turbulence" -- and everything that happens in that story happened to me when I consulted. Either they're much more common than I thought or she's reading my mind.
20111112, Marilee

The Wedding Date

This was a rather predictable romance. Kate, the character played by Debra Messing, looked confused through most of the movie. Kate's younger sister is getting married in the UK and Kate has to go, but she knows she'll see her old fiance there. She decides she has to take a guy with her and hires an escort, Nick (Dermot Mulroney). After some talking and getting drunk, she finds out why the ex-fiance dumped her and the wedding starts to fall apart. In the end, of course, everything works out. Not something I'd watch again, but I did finish the crocheting of the new cat blankie while watching it and just have the working-in-of-ends and edging to do.