Friday, August 17, 2007

Fast Food Nation (2006) = 3/10. Skip the movie, but do read the book.

Clue (1985) = 6/10. Not only had I never seen this before, I've also never played the game.

The Da Vinci Code (2006) = 10/10. It's really too bad that I got bored 1/2 way through the book and stopped reading it. Movies was excellent, even with all of the "controversy."

The OH in Ohio (2006) = 3.5/10. Even though I love Parker Posey and seeing gigantic dildos and other exotic sex toys on a film, the ending left me so sorely disappointed that all I can muster up is a 3.5.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) = 7.5/10. Creepy, but good. I can't say that I've never wondered if I've ever met an impostors in my life.

Casino Royale (2006) = 7/10. I have nothing to say here because I watched this so long ago.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) = 8/10. It's too bad that I don't care much about ratings because I watch mostly independent movies anyway and am almost anti-movie theater (too expensive & I can't pause it). Otherwise, this documentary was fantastic. Censorship sucks! Especially when it's not even standardized.

Still here. Yes, things are good. Even the "getting to to know each other's bad habits (a.k.a. pick up your clothes off the floor!)" stage of marriage is more overwhelmingly positive than I had ever anticipated.

But, unfortunately for the ten people who read this, my life is just...well...not oddity-worthy of late.

In fact, the most exciting things to happen to me since getting married and having a nice honeymoon has been:

* The arrival of a much needed new, super comfy couch. And curtains. Although not obvious, it takes up about 1/3 of the front-to-back floorspace of the living room.

New couch & curtains

* Last month a woman in her 40s walked out of Quizno's directly in front of me. Her Z4 BMW just happened to be parked next to mine. She made eye contact with me, and then accidentally bumped her car door on mine. She then proceeded to get in the car, look at the damage she caused, say "oh my god," and speed away. No dent, just chipped paint. Her tag is Z4ANGEL. If you see her, feel free to run her off the road for me as this seems the most appropriate thing to do to a woman of this age behaving in this manner. I knew this was going to happen right after we paid off my car.

* My 401(k) hit the first significant milestone of one year's salary.

* BK, an ex (really, the only normal one) that I dated for a brief period of time a few months before Doug, got engaged last month. I totally knew about it for MONTHS before, though. What makes this engagement significant for me is that, for the first time in my entire life, hearing of the pending engagement made me happy. Previous announcements made me either jealous or depressed with my lack or or current relationship. Or both. But not now! A stable relationship does a Rachel good.

* The America's Test Kitchen recipes are, hands down, the best ever. Doug and I almost always moan after the first bite of a new recipe.

* I really want to take a super cheap/short cruise during the slow season just to see what's the deal. And a short cruise because I want to make sure I don't get seasick, a definitely possibility given my inability to handle curvy roads (exhibit A & B). The problem is that my husband, family, and most of my friends are busy during the slow season. So, I have no one to go with.


giselle said...

Silly :)

Go on your cruise during the busy season. It's worth it to not go alone. :P

I'm glad you blogged.

Rachel said...

I was not suggesting I would take a cruise by myself. I've taken one mini-vacation by myself and it really sucked. I was just complaining that I can't get cheap and company all in one take.

aziegler said...

I would go! Aaron probably would too if it were cheap AND short.

It would have to be post-Honeymoon though for us to spend any money on it (i.e. after October)

Cruises are f'ing AWESOME.

Also glad you blogged finally!!!

patrick said...

i actually thought the movie version of fast food nation wasn't to bad