November 23, 2004

back in the u.s.s.a.

Okay, made it home from Brighton, England. Good trip. Some difficulties. Now I'm half-way home, as I'm back at my parents in Tennessee for a week. The cat really missed us. Still a little tired, but hope to get back in the swing of things, with some reviews (Yongary, Monster from the Deep is on deck) and a more-or-less chronological report on the trip. Pretty ambitious. We'll see.

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November 06, 2004

are we there yet?

Hey folks. Before we could go to England, we had to do something about our cat, whom we’ll call Pza. We didn’t want to leave her at home, where she’d get lonely, even with someone to check up on her, and no one in our area could really take her for such a long period. (There's two meanings there; both apply.) So we did the best thing we could: we brought her to Tennessee so my parents can look after her. Lucky, lucky parents. It seems like she’s just stopped growling. Needless to say, she hasn’t been too happy about it so far.

(I should note that Pza is a good cat, the sweetest kitty in the world, but she is a bit xenophobic and set in her ways.)

We’ll be here until Monday, and we’ll come back here for a week or so after England, and do something for Thanksgiving. Hopefully, this won’t mean eating Thanksgiving dinner at a casino buffet, but it very well may.

We saw The Incredibles today. Better than A Bug’s Life, not quite as good as Monsters Inc., but to be fair, it’s a bit different than the usual Pixar. Not totally different, just slightly skewed towards the action/adventure side of things. It’s a bit of a slow-roller – unlike, say, Monsters Inc., it doesn’t keep up a frantic pace -- but it eventually gets there. Elastigirl’s signature scene at the villain’s base: not the scene of the year, but certainly in the top 5.

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November 04, 2004

i'm leaving the country

No, not because of that (but I'd be lying if I said the thought didn't cross my mind). No, I'm off to the U.K. to attend the premiere of The Somnambulist and hopefully start laying the groundwork for a feature version with Mary, Queen of Cinema. I'll try and keep up on the blog, email, and my Listology lists while I'm there, but I have no idea what kind of internet access I'll have. I'll be back at the end of the month or so.

Unless the country's a complete mess by then...

(Oh, and one last thing: Monorail Recall is denied. Suck it, Seattle Weekly. Suck it dry.)

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