July 25th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Sheets a Day Early

I have to be up at 8am on Monday for a 10:30 appointment in Burke (it would be 8:30 if it wasn't a Fosamax Monday) which means trying to be asleep at midnight on Sunday. I don't think that will happen, it hasn't any other time I've tried, but I'll try again. Which means I won't have time to change and wash sheets tomorrow and I'm doing it today.

When I get to putting the new sheets on, I'm also putting a new duvet on. The old one was 21 years old and the very top squares, where I apparently tuck it under my chin even with the duvet cover, are almost empty of down. I ordered the new one a couple months ago and got notices that they had so many orders because of the sale that it would come later. Later was this week and I checked to make sure it was the right thing and then moved the box into the bedroom. No use in dealing with the duvet until I was going to do it anyway.
20111112, Marilee

Crash

This is an excellent movie. It really explores how we see other races in different environments. In LA, over a day-and-a-half, we see people who meet more than once, sometimes without recognizing each other, and how the circumstances change. The movie starts at the end and has flashbacks and as it moves toward that end, more is revealed and your mind (or at least mine) changes.

Don Cheedle is one of the producers and also an actor. He has the same scene at the beginning and end, but a lot happens to really make them different scenes. Highly recommended.
20111112, Marilee

Update on Summer TV Shows I'm Watching

Well, I've watched Leverage twice now and will continue for a bit. When I think about it, it seems boring, but when I watch it, it's not so bad.

Dark Blue got one watching. It had too many men with scruff, too much dark during the day, and too many machine guns. (A batch of excellent actors, wasting themselves, though.)

Drop Dead Diva is still great, and the interesting thing is that the WashPost got around to reviewing it today. I guess they didn't expect it to do so well. The reviewer makes a big deal about how unrealistic the premise is, but I don't remember that about Eli Stone or Stargate.

I still love The Closer the best of all the summer shows, and look forward to L&O:CI and In Plain Sight every Sunday, and Royal Pains on Thursdays. I'll be glad to see Monk and Psych even though it's Monk's last season.

And now I'm going to admit that I've been watching Make It or Break It on ABC Family. It's a YA show with gymnists in the typical girl stereotypes, but something caught me with it. At least so far.