November 30th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Quaker Steak?

The Sunday WashPost shows where companies have approved changes in land planning and one yesterday was for Quaker Steak and Lube. Hmmmm.

I napped again yesterday -- Spirit insisted and once we were in the recliner, I wanted to as well. I had planned to watch the news, but the football went into overtime, so I set the VCR/DVD to watch that and I watched a DVD. When that was done, I found the news on the tape.

I have less pain again today and I wonder if that's because I'm napping in the recliner or just sleeping more in general.

Today I got money from the ATM, had lunch at Roys, dropped two DVDs off at the post office, and picked up groceries.

The Sunday WashPost has Parade Magazine in it and I usually skim through. Yesterday there was an interview with Matthew Morrison of Glee. Silly me, I followed the link listed and found only pictures of him and a Glee quiz.
20111112, Marilee

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This is a remake of the original movie and I thought Jim Carrey Johnny Depp did pretty well (it's bad when I can't remember the difference between the two). Like the original, five children get special tickets to tour the factory and the four that are not Charlie are all narcissistic. As they go through the factory, each of the bad kids get affected by their problems and their parents go to find them. At the end, there's just Charlie and his grandfather (who worked for Willy Wonka years before) and Willy wants Charlie to take over the factory but he'll never see his parents again. Charlie gives up the factory rather than giving up his family, and they work things out.

I thought using the same actor for the Oompa Loompas was really stupid, but I liked the homage to 2001. I thought it was cute, had more depth than the original, but I don't expect to watch it again.