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I just saw a terrific movie.

Eternal Sunshine of the Endless Mind is absolutely fantastic film. The use of camera work (I remember reading that a lot of the scenes were one continuous take, which now having seen the movie seem impossible), the color imagery, the use of weather... Amazing.

I loved Adaption and Being John Malkovich, and this movie will go into my collection as well. jamalov29, you will love this. All about love and destiny and dealing with the faults and ugliness and beauty and need for love. How we NEED it. Fantastic.

Wasn't sure if I was going to like the Kate Winslet character, but it was the point in the beginning to make her loathsome. But Jim Carrey is loathsome as well. Aren't we all an ugly version of ourselves at the end of a relationship? Not who we are in the beginning when love is exciting, and the other person is a mystery? Just fantastic. I'd love to talk to someone about what this movie made them feel. The scene with Jim trying to hide her away in a childhood memory so they can't find her and take him away. And he's under the table crying for his mom to hold him, and she goes under the table to be with him. But they are HIS imaginings blending with HIS memories. Fantastic.


On a different note, I walked five miles today with a half-flat tire on the stroller. My arms are tired. Emily took her megaphone and wore it on her head, and yelled out "hello" to the strangers we passed. My son tried to go to school with his socks rolled down like doughnuts because it "felt good." Lord, save me from my children.

Em and I are off to lay in the grass and watch for birdies. I love fall. I want everyone who reads my journal to habe five minutes of joy today. Everyone seems so sad, depressed, angry... I know that life can suck. Believe me. But man, trees are changing colors. Birds are flying south. Animals are preparing their dens and it's becoming soup weather. Who can be upset with a hot bowl of soup, crusty bread and melted cheese? Mmm. Cheese. If you comment today, I want you to tell me something that makes you happy. no matter how small of insignificant. I wanna know.

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elcazavampiros
Sep. 29th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Oooo. Cheese. Cheese makes me happy. Cheese, crazydiamondsue and my weiner. Dog that is.
likeadeuce
Sep. 29th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
I do not wear the cheese, the cheese wears me
see, you think you're Xander but you're secretly Riley.

(ducks while elcazavampiros runs away screaming.
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QUESO!!! Ai! Es muy bueno. - stoney321 - Sep. 29th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESO!!! Ai! Es muy bueno. - elcazavampiros - Sep. 29th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) - Expand
likeadeuce
Sep. 29th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
this is a great movie, and if I have more thoughts on it later, I'll post. for the moment, though, I need to go do some things outside of the house. (No fun, I know).

what makes me happy? Shakespeare makes me happy. getting huge salmon steaks for $3.99 a pound makes me happy, even if it means I'm eating grilled salmon with duck sauce from the chinese restaurant for 3 days straight, which seems to be doing odd things to my digestion. TMI?
stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
Ol' Billy Shakespeare makes me glad, too.
I'm happy you got salmon so cheap, too! We had it last night and it DOES do strange things to your *erm* digestion.

Food is good. Tree pretty.

Come talk to me later about that movie. Color! The use of color was fab.
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stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
I got it at Blockbuster last night. Go!! Watch it and tell me what you think!!

Your happy things make me happy too! (That they make you happy, that is.)

*Big Smooch!*
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stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Re: What Makes Me Happy
Did I tell you that my Grandmother (Big Fat Maw's daughter) buys an extra set of clothes in 10 so she can sew them into her clothes???

I told Mr. Stoney about your cheesecake tale (of the no-bake dingus) and his eyes lit up. You may be making us one when you come. Cheesecake makes me happy, too.

I LOVE the way the skin smells on a guy's neck right below their ear.

(I keep a towel of Mr. Stoney's around when he's gone to smell his aftershave. Is that gross?)
sangueuk
Sep. 29th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
conkers! I love conkers - all shiny and the way they sit in your hand - yummy. I passed a group of about 9 horse chestnuts by the river today and the ground was scattered with conkers and spiky skins - most are in my bag now :::rubs aching shoulder:::
stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
I must have of these conkers. Is it the same as chestnuts? Had those and LOVE them. (Most of the chestnut trees in the US were wiped out by disease in the late 1880s. Mainly we grow pecans and walnuts.)
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ropo
Sep. 29th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, cheese! And Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which I haven't seen since it was out in theaters but which I loooooved.

MakesMeHappy Things: the smell of clothes just out of the dryer; my goofy cats; finding money; going on a Quest (for whatever) with my friend jade_okelani; Snickers ice cream bars, which are better than sex.
stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
Cheese. The universal pleaser.
Wasn't that movie terrific? And all "special effects" were camera tricks. I'm nuts for that stuff.

Goofy cats! My 14 year old Tuxedo has taken to sleeping on top of opened doors. Weirdo. I have yet to eat the Snickers Ice Cream bars. Adding things to do this weekend of a culinary nature. (does anyone else make a "to eat" list?)
jamalov29
Sep. 29th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
I will follow your advice for the movie, Laura ! We so need this, as you wrote it.

I adore fall . There is something in the atmosphere , that goes straight to my heart , a kind of beautiful melancholy. The light is different, softer , and the trees changing colors ? I used to pass entire afternoons when I was younger , wandering in the nature , to be able to take the good picture , at the right moment.
And soup weather ? Me like .
And the gathering around the fire.
"Em and I are off to lay in the grass and watch for birdies".
You know you gave me the need to do the same ? To-morrow!


I had a lot of minutes of joy , today . And I will talk just about the first coming to my mind ; when everybody went in the kitchen to have dinner , my two sons were teasing each other , and their father was looking at them with love . That was a great moment..

stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
Je T'aime, je t'aime!
I knew you would post on happy things!! *smooch*

The director of that movie is French, so you'll be showing National Pride. French onion soup tonight in your honor!!

(I have a picture hidden of Mr. Stoney holding my youngest in his arms at the hospital after she was born. Le sigh. He birthed her, you know...)
Re: Je T'aime, je t'aime! - jamalov29 - Sep. 29th, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
solipsiae
Sep. 29th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
Here I am, going against the grain: this week I am ANTI DAIRY, because it overmucoused my system from daily quesadillas last week. Instead, I offer for Fall Loves:

* Fresh, unsweetened (or slightly sweetened) tart-as-hell cranberry juice
* trail mix with bits of dried fruit
* Feeling small and sizeable twigs snap beneath your sneakers when you go outside to walk
* the word "snap"
* Doing laundry and sticking your hand/food/face in straight-from-the-dryer clothes because it won't make you sweat since it's colder outside now
* giving my cat fake raspberries on her tummy, enough to be nuzzly but not so much that she wants to attack my head
* Ordering Ace Pear cider and not feeling like such a pansy since it's HARVEST SEASON, and nothin' says harvest like "pear" and "cider!"
stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Evil kitties are the BEST THING EVER.
Mr. Stoney is lactose intolerant, so I get on him for being so bigotted. Hee!

If you have a Sam's card, they have a trailmix in a big, pine green bag that is like, the best GORP around. Dried cranberries are delish!!

Head of romaine, feta cheese (just a little!!), diced celery, diced green onion, diced green apple, dried cranberries, toss with balsamic vinagrette. One of my fave salads ever. (How've you been? Stuck in gameland? Did you get your game?)
whoah. That's kind of hot. FOR A CAT. - solipsiae - Sep. 30th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Ze Pumpkin Fleisch - stoney321 - Sep. 30th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC) - Expand
dodyskin
Sep. 29th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
Anyone who's read my userinfo knows how I feel about cheese.

Other things that make me happy? Little things, like knowing the opposite of rueful, or the SO walking all the way up the stairs without stopping, or cracking the spine on a new book, or just the smell of an old book with yellowed pages and that ingrained dusty odor of a charity shop (sans wee). And a million other things that happen every day or near as. I'm basically a very happy person. :)
stoney321
Sep. 29th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
All things should be wee-less!
Mmm. Cheese. I am on board that cheese train. (It would need to be a very hard cheese so it didn't get crumbly on the tracks. Asiago?)

How perfect that you just posted! I'm gettin ready to put the kiddles away for the night so I can watch </u>A Clockwork Orange</u>. And the circle comes 'round...

Mmmm. Provolone on a crusty loaf soaking up beef broth and onions....
Re: All things should be wee-less! - dodyskin - Sep. 29th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
make it whorish enthusiasm - stoney321 - Sep. 29th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: make it whorish enthusiasm - dodyskin - Sep. 30th, 2004 03:44 am (UTC) - Expand
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