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A "warm front" was supposed to breeze in today and instead, I had blue skies turn to gray with winds so fierce it almost knocked me off my feet. I'm now freezing as I chose to wear capris to exercise in this morning. I need ear warmth STAT.

Today marks the birthdays of two people that are quite dear to me, ethrosdemon and kita0610. Both are strong, smart women that can laugh and can stand their ground better than most, three qualities I consider to be essential in my friends. I hope life treats you kind today. <3

In honor of standing your ground and being smart and awesome, here's a link to the op-ed piece President Obama sent to the Washington Post today. I seriously love that man.

I think I need another pot of coffee for I am chilled to the BONE. So much for moving shrubs outside today. =p Oh! I watched Gran Torino yesterday. Holy sheep dung, that's a hard movie. Clint Eastwood plays the hardest man in a movie I've ever seen. I always fret in movies when people have to use racist language because I think of the actors having to spend all day together on a scene saying those words over and over. That's hard stuff. I don't know how I feel about that movie, but I was moved in places. But good lord, the racist things the protagonist says. Yeesh.

Today I'm watching Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist so I can have a palate cleanser. Gentle teen romance FTW!

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brunettepet
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
The weather people seem to be really blowing it this winter. We've had a couple mid 20's that were supposed to be twenty degrees warmer. How am I supposed to know what to wear when it's 28 in the morning and 78 at 2 PM? Man, if I put on more layers I'm gonna look even more like Nanook of the North.

*hands you hot chocolate and an oatmeal cookie*
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, 10Q for the cocoa and cookie.

I could do a better job of predicting the weather for the day than the bozo on my local station did, SHEESH.
julia_here
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
It's been supposed to rain at night and get warmer for six days now; last night it got down to 22.6F and the air is once again brown and crunchy. I think the poor weather people keep expecting things to get back to normal.

Julia, with my luck it'll hold off raining until the 20th, when I've got cows due to start going into labor
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't even care if they just said, "Prepare to be freezing and hot and wet and also dry." Then I could be prepared!
ethrosdemon
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
XO.

Grand Torino holds no appeal to me! I guess I can do without flinty old white dudes. Nick and Nora was charming, if not what I thought it was going to be. Michael Cera is my inappropriate boycrush.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
OX

I didn't think I'd want to see it, either, but then I had two hours to kill and... I'm glad I saw it, there were some terrific points made, but HOLY SHIT is that an angry, sullen, horrible man that Clint plays. Gleh.

Oh, Micheal Cera! Totally the kind of boy I crushed on when I was a teen, I get it.
abusing_sarcasm
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I just watched Nick & Nora last night, and LOVED it! It's just a lovely little movie. I hope you enjoy it! :D

*hugs you to share body warmth*
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I just finished it and loved it. So cute! I am impressed that Nick went straight for the ol' hand in the pants on their first makeout, holy crap! Boy's got balls. :D Totally cute movie and I looooove the soundtrack.
effervescent
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I love the faxct that at the bottom of that piece they've felt the need to include the little explanation that oh yeah, Barack Obama is the president. -g-
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
hahaha, I laughed at that, too. :D
effervescent
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
WOW I totally didn't notice until reading this that apparently now 'fact' is spelled 'faxct'. Go me! -amused-
minstrel666
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Strong, smart, able to laugh, able to hold their ground better than most - aren't those four qualities?

*ducks incoming mug*

Here, have sip of my coffee as reconcilation.

It's an iced toffee latte.

*ducks another mug*

Muahahahahahaha!
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
I actually had two things and corrected it to three. DERP.

YOU ARE EVIL WITH YOUR CHILLY BEVERAGE OF COLDNESS! *sad faces for an hour and five minutes*
beyondrubicon
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Nick and Nora's was so cute. I hope you enjoy it. It is very gentle and a little too precious at times but the cast and the soundtrack make up for that.

It's 20 degrees here and my hands almost froze to the steering wheel of my car this morning. Brrrr.
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Completely agree with everything you've said. just finished it and loved it and also found it a little "too perfect" in places but enjoyed it. YES to the soundtrack, too!
absinthe_gypsy
Feb. 5th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
the weathermen never quite get it right. sometimes they mess up spectacularly.

I am sick of this cold though!
kita0610
Feb. 5th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
<3333333333333333 x 1000
stoney321
Feb. 5th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
denelian
Feb. 6th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
i would like to recommend to you the movie "Taken"

pete and i went on a date last night, and that is what we saw.

i admit that the beginning works really hard to pull heartstrings (because Liam Neeson's character Brian is trying SO HARD to have a good relationship with her father), and i admit that there are things that really pissed me off, from a feminist perspective - but those things are DEFINITLY overshadwed by how ridulously wonderful it was. and by the fact that it will (hopefully) cast new light on the huge human trafficking problems, although thats just my opinion(hope?). but it was FANTASTIC, and i'm not just saying that because of Liam.
denelian
Feb. 6th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
sigh. writing comprehension FAIL. Brian is trying so hard to have a good relationship with his daughter and BE a good father.
lynnenne
Feb. 6th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I think my favorite part of that article is the postscript: "The writer is president of the United States."

\O/

Thanks for linking that. :)
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