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Happy Monday!

Today is a very special person's birthday, my sister AJ. I don't talk about her much online, because our relationship is pretty special (and hard and frustrating) but I love her very much. I can't believe she's 19. I remember being a senior in high school and sharing a room with her crib. She was such a sweet little baby - pictures of her break my heart with the cute. [ETA] and it's kita0610's birthday! Happy birthday! We celebrated my dad's 60th birthday last night with some Super Bowl action and meat products, so he was happy. I got off one zinger at the expense of my MiL that I still think is hilarious.


She has a habit of "pointing out" everything new we have every time she visits (or repeating what's new from the last time she pointed it out), which irritates me to no end. We are not materialistic people. We are finally entering that stage where we can have (what I refer to as) grownup things. Most of our college/early marriage furniture, etc. is being replaced by higher end stuff. EVERY. TIME. she comes over, she has to point out stuff. "Oh, is that a new rug?" or "So, what have you bought this time?" I hate the implication that I'm a gold digger, or something, because nothing could be further from the truth. After a few comments about our (okay, it's ridiculously huge, but HER SON bought it, I thank you) HDTV and how "fancy" it was to have a DVR (???) she commented on how no one comes to their house anymore because they don't have a TiVo.

"Oh, [insert her name here]. That's not why they don't come over."

My FiL cracked up. She just blinked confusedly, so I refilled her wine glass with a sweet smile.

In other news, Mr. S and I watched two movies this weekend, one a PERFECT example of how to make a movie that is riveting, frightening, and just plain GOOD. The other was a textbook example of how to MAKE ME ANGRY by the crap. #1, and I won't say ANYTHING about this movie to make sure that you aren't spoiled for ANYTHING. I knew nothing going in, and it makes it all the better. The Descent. GO. Go. Go get this movie. Go right now. Hogod, GO. Warnings: scared the ever-living piss out of me. I love it. Hit all those reptilian-brain parts. Be sure you get the original UK version. I'LL EXPLAIN LATER. (If you've seen this and you want to talk about it in comments, please use "invisio text" by changing the font color of your comment to white. THIS IS HOW IMPORTANT THIS MOVIE IS TO ME. Spare the newbs, yo. You can do that by doing this: <[font color="#ffffff">invisio text is kewl! My comment goes here!!<[font> take out the [. )

#2 was Lady In The Water, which- Okay, here's the thing. Mr. S loves M. Night Shamaylan, because he's an idiot, obviously. :) This movie was SO BAD, holy crap. Just- Okay, they're saving a girl named.... STORY. And everyone in this movie is a stereotype. Crazy Asian girl who wants to go clubbing with a hard-nosed, traditional mom? Check. Latina family with screaming, huge women who always are cooking? Check. Black Man that Is Not Bad because of White Guilt? Check. Drugged out hippies with Standard Hippie Trappings? Yep. The bit about the Actual Film Critic critiquing the movie as it's playing out (omg, a story within the story about STORY, whee! *shoots self*) was supposed to be funny and WASN'T. Nothing was. Nothing was scary, nothing was poignant, nothing was intriguing. Crap. Crap. Crap. Fortunately we finished with The Descent. And that movie pwns.

Today I get to watch Bedrooms and Hallways which is a gayfest with Marc Antony (James Purefoy) and Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) of Rome-fame. AS LOVERS. If you don't hear from me it's because I've died. Pls send my porn to my MiL. Hahaha. (I can't even TALK about Rome yet. Um... I'm tewtally okay with this new casting of Octavian. Oh. My. Laws. Raise your hand if you're shipping Agrippa/Augustus? Or the other pretty boy in the tent? Heee!)

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darlas_mom
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your sister. :-) And your FiL, and of course, Kita. ;-)

I've never even HEARD of "The Descent." Can I ask for a teeny spoiler? Like, a REALLY teeny one? (Who's in it?)

::sulks:: I wanted "Lady in the Water" to be good. Like many American people, I loved "The Sixth Sense," and have been unfailingly disappointed by every M. Night Shymalan movie ever since. He's emotionally affected me exactly three times since then. (In "Signs," I choke up a bit when Mel Gibson tells his kids about when they were born, and then tear up in the flashback when he's talking to the cop. "Caroline...is this the last time I'm going to talk to my wife?" "Yes, Father, it is." ::sob:: That and in "The Village," when Bryce Dallas-Howard is blindly feeling at Joaquin Phoenix's unconcious face and says, "Papa, I can't see his color.")

::sigh:: I need to be watching "Rome." Everybody I know LOVES it and I've never even seen ONE EPISODE. And I know that--by never seeing it--I've missed out on full-frontally naked James Purefoy.
darlas_mom
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ack! I meant your father, not your father, not your FiL. ::facepalms:: Please to be ignoring my crazy fingers--they do not know what they type.
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bitchygrrl
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Okay now I have to go watch the The Descent.
As to M. Night *takes deep breath* I like in Philly where he makes all his crap, except the Sixth Sense which was made here and wasn't crap. Also the Village would have been good if you couldn't figure out the ending within the 1st 1/3 to 1/2 of the movie. So in order for that nitwit to make crap I have to suffer through traffic congestion and bus detours and countless nes stories about the above mentioned problems. I wish he would just stop.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
I liked Sixth Sense, too! And... I may be one of the few people that enjoyed The Village. It needed to not have William Hurt - it hurt me every time he spoke so slowly and el-o-cut-ed so painfully from his sinus cavity - but the story was cool, imo.

Oh!! And in this LoftW movie? THEY TELL YOU THE WHOLE MOVIE IN THE INTRO. Like, I could have just seen the two minute animation and BE FINE. But no, we had to have the hour and a half afterwards that made me want to claw my eyes out.
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bitchygrrl
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
*tips you 5 bucks for the MiL zinger*
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Heh.
chrisleeoctaves
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
I have wanted to watch The Descent and I love horror but...Is there gore?

I have whited out (I hope) my question.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
answer: YES.

*clings to you* Like, my eyes watered remembering things. ALL OF MY FEARS IN ONE PLACE.
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beer_good_foamy
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
"The Descent" rocks like almost NOTHING else, and whoever decided the original ending was too bleak for US viewers probably had a hand in cancelling "Firefly" too. Though make sure you watch Neil Marshall's first film, "Dog Soldiers", as well. Best werewolf movie of the last 20 years. Also, there's a French horror movie just out called "Them" which is pretty much "The Descent" on low budget and bleaker. All of the good.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
It was AMAZING. Fan-freaking-tastic movie. I'll be sure to check out both of the movies you recced, THANK YOU!!
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crevette
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Rome last night. Duro stripped and whipped.

Discuss.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
OH. MY. GOD. Duro. Oh, the pretty pretty boy. My husband snerked when I gasped "don't mar his perfect skin!" and then they proceeded to do just that.

OH MY GOD SERVILLIA. Oh she is going to fuck Atia UP, good lord, they should have NEVER let her go, how do they top each week?!?!?!?!

The theme music playing at the end when Vorenus leaves with what he came for? I AM IN LOVE WITH THE NEW OCTAVIAN. (Too bad they offed Duro before Octavian could get a taste.) I AM SHAMELESS. Discuss. hahahaha.
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beadbeauty
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh NO YOu DI'INT!
You said that to MIL!?!?! I am cracking up, yo.

That is so awesome. And I won't be seeing either scary movie because "I see Dead People" effed me up so bad I have banned them all. Now I can watch that movie and I cannot believe how NOT scary it is but you know me. I am a big FAT Chicken. Are you calling me fat?
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
TIFF. Oh, my freaking god, Tiff. That movie scared me to my CORE. It was AWESOME. You... you may want to skip it. I'm just saying.

I love that the MiL didn't catch the joke. And... WHY CAN'T SHE SHUT IT? Bah.
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dancetomato
Feb. 5th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Brilliant subtle bitch slap to the MiL.

Did you go see my new layout?
http://dancetomato.livejournal.com/
Luckily for me, Essene has become obsessed with the nekkid DanRad pics.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I saw that layout. I... may have looked several times at that layout, in fact. GOOD. LORD.
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stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
hahahaha, re: MiL, actually I think it's a slam for people who CARE about TV. Because we should sit around and force polite conversation that isn't passionate about anything or ruffles feathers. Which... I can take that for about five minutes and then I'm hunting for our car keys to LEAVE. I don't know how my husband grew up into the person he did in that house...

And you should under NO CIRCUMSTANCES watch that movie. Unless you can insure that Ron will be there for three nights and you watch it in a fully lit room during the middle of the day.

ROME. I can not WAIT to hear your thoughts.
entrenous88
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
We got disks 1 & 2 of s1 Rome via Netflix this weekend! \o/ Haven't watched any yet, but I am all excited!

Happy Birthday to your sister AJ, and to your dad.

*hugs you just 'cause*
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
THANKS!! *sends all the love my sis' way* OoooOOOoooh, ROME! You didn't tell me that earlier!! There's a great feature on the discs where you can have information pop up onscreen explaining the rituals, customs, etc. and we loved that. It's making this new season frustrating, because I got so used to it, hahaha.

I SQUISH YOU. And Sally sends licks. (We just got back from a nice wering-out type walk. I think it wore me out more than her, hee!)
lettered
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
"Oh, [insert her name here]. That's not why they don't come over."

Oh, snap.

I hate M Night Shamaylan. Though I do think 6th Sense is alright.

The Descent, huh?

I SHIPPED AGRIPPA/AUGUSTUS IN HISTORY CLASS, YO.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
THE DESCENT. Get on that ASAP so we can email back and forth about it, plskthx.

You shipped them before all the kewl kids, making you THE WINNER. *hands you a trophy* So where's the fic so I can revel in the wonder!!?? :D
a2zmom
Feb. 5th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to dad and sis. I love birthday weekends.

Your MIL sounds like a ninny.

I like Sixth Sense, although Hubby figured out the whole plot in 15 minutes. (He always does that.) Then we unfortunately saw the director's commentary where he went on and on about how brilliant he was and did you see the symbolism and check out my fantastic camera angle and I've avoided him ever since.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Part of me feels like a dork for not seeing the ending to 6th Sense - the BFF figured it out and was pissed - but I liked that movie a lot.

As for his "symbolism" well. I mean, okay. QUIT USING COLOR, M NIGHT. I get it. And you aren't as clever as you think. I was telling Entrenous this earlier, that I think he comes up with great ideas. He has really neat stories, and would be fun to hang out with. But...

He hands us the symbolism, which ruins it for me. A good use of color without being TOLD color is being used is The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and Her Lover. V v clever and never pointed out, just there.
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stoney321
Feb. 6th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
So how do you FEEL about him? Tell me. Show me on the doll where he touched you.

Haha.
kita0610
Feb. 6th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, toots!
stoney321
Feb. 6th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
*smooch!*

I hope it was/is fantastic! Many happy returns, sweetheart.
lynnenne
Feb. 6th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
That's not why they don't come over.

Hahahahahaha! YOU WIN.
stoney321
Feb. 6th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Just... if you had only heard the IMPLICATION in her statement. O_O

Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Hee!
petzipellepingo
Feb. 6th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
Ha! I told you Michigan had connections to good ole Mitt.

And btw, "points to icon" of pretty Caesar.
stoney321
Feb. 6th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmm, New!Caesar. *paws at screen*
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