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Marilee J. Layman

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02:22 pm: Mortgage and TV Movies
I took one last look through the mortgage application papers last night, put them in the Fedex envelope, signed on to find the closest place to take it today, and put them in a drawer because the envelope is the kind Spirit likes to chew.

Today I went to the Fedex Office which is in one of our new shopping centers just a couple miles from the condo. No curbcut close, but a pillar on the edge of the sidewalk with a bit that sticks out, so I stabilized stepping up from there. I gave the envelope to the woman at the counter and got a receipt.

I've been watching some movies on TV and last night I watched American Beauty. I'd never seen this because I thought it looked stupid with the nekkid girl and rose petals, but I don't want to run out of DVDs over the weekend and it had four stars, so I watched it. It was much darker and deeper and better than any of the ads or trailers I saw. I would have watched this long ago if those had been more accurate.

I also watched the first Night at the Museum on TV and thought it was cute and fun. Not an event movie, but better than I expected. And then I watched Shane the other night. I remember pretty much every bit of that, but it's a good enough movie to watch repeatedly, this time on TCM.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 31st, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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I might just watch Night at the Museum on your recommendation.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:May 31st, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
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If you do, you'll have to let me know what you think.
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From:hairmonger
Date:May 31st, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
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American Beauty was the very first Netflix movie I rented. I didn't finish it. I picked it because a friend of mine who shares many of my tastes said it was wonderful, but by the time I'd sat through the first forty-five minutes I said the Eight Deadly Words and sent it back.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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From:mjlayman
Date:May 31st, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
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The later part is very different from the first part. I was still thinking about the girl & petals in the beginning, but later on you get a much darker story. Not that you should watch it again.
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From:hairmonger
Date:May 31st, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
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I've been wondering for years whether I should try it again, because D went to see it five times, on the budget of a high schooler seriously saving for college, and because it was the first movie I'd watched since I was last in a movie theatre about five years earlier and went home to have a migraine, so my movie-watching skills were pretty rusty, but the characters bored me so aggressively I haven't worked up to it.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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From:mjlayman
Date:May 31st, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
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The reason I've been watching so many movies that I might not have otherwise is because I'm working on the new cat blankie and I'm up to about 100 minutes per round now. I want to do two rounds at a time because I have to turn it to the other side for the second round, although I suspect near the end it'll be just one round a night. I like to have something to watch (I'm going to tape three good movies from TCM on Tuesday night as crochet fodder later in the week) and that's what got me to the better part of American Beauty.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 3rd, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I don't expect to see it again, but it was just promoted so inaccurately that I might never have seen it.
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