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08 September 2008 @ 09:30 am
Weekend Bullet List  
New Sarah Connor Chronicles tonight!! Words cannot express my glee. Please let them continue the same momentum they built during the last few episodes last season. S2 will then be even better than S1! Heck, I'm just happy with new episodes. :-D My layout is finally current again.

I had an insanely busy weekend, so bullet points:

~ Friday night we say Tropic Thunder. Wow, did I ever laugh. If you've seen your share of action flicks, this was hilarious. Galaxy Quest still holds the title of Best Spoof EVER, but this was seriously fun.

~ Saturday was Phantom day - yes, we saw The Phantom of the Opera in Portland, my first time seeing it live. It was AMAZING. One of the ladies I went with has seen it 16 different time, lots of different presentations/actors, and she said this was the best production she'd ever seen. We got the Phantom's understudy, but his voice was so incredible, I wonder how the main actor could possibly have been better. And wow, there was actual chemistry between Raoul and Christine! Like, I could actually see them falling for each other, which is more than I can say for the movie. I've always seen Raoul as this kind of empty character, a pretty face and voice and not much else, and the movie version did fine with that, but this particular show was head and shoulders better.

That took most of the day, driving up, seeing the show, stopping for dinner and a trip to the fabric store on the way home. Saturday night was spent quietly reading.

~ And I spent Sunday sewing. First I finished all the boning channels on my sister's corset, then I cut out her pirate bodice (which I am making her for the upcoming Pirate Festival in Portland. I already have my own costume), did the boning channels, zigzagged the edges of the lining (well, actually my friend L did that for me, cause she rocks). I want both the corset and bodice in a position to fit them to her when I see her this next weekend. Because one weekend after that is the pirate festival, and I've GOT to get these finished so I can move on to my own costume. Plus, the husband has now said he'll come to the masquerade IF I can make him an authentic and also serviceable in the dojo set of hakama and...whatever the hell the shirt is called. Or robe, or whatever it is. Supposedly this will be easy to make, but a month isn't much time for a full Marie Antoinette gown and full asian gear, neither of which I've ever sewn before. But hey, I always do these projects under pressure! It wouldn't be sewing if I wasn't working under some impossible deadline.

Speaking of costumes, the costumes for Phantom were INCREDIBLE. Wow. I wonder what their budget is for that?

~ Oh, and then Sunday evening we went back to the movies and saw Traitor - excellent movie. Kind of sad, but very good. I don't quite see how people are comparing it to the Bourne movies, though, because it totally is not even the same genre. Bourne = unbelievable but entertaining spy action thriller. Traitor = all too believable and scary/sad spy suspense. See? Different.

~ I spent some time this weekend bitching to Mark about my lost Word doc and how upsetting it is to have to start over, blah, blah. And he looked at me and said "Well yeah, but now you get to make it even better."

So then I had to stop whining, because how do you continue to whine in the face of such matter of fact optimism? So yes, today I am...starting over. For serious.
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Miss Crankypants: Burn Notice Michael Westen I Spyaka_paloma on September 8th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
I had a blast seeing Tropic Thunder--despite being shushed for laughing. (Yes, that's right: I was shushed for laughing. At a comedy. *sigh*) Anyhow, moving right along. I was curious about Traitor but hadn't heard anything from RL or online friends until now. Hmm. I think I am going to check it out after all.

And there's a Pirate Festival in Portland?! God, Vancouver is so boring. It really is only ideal for outdoor/sporty-minded people, of which I am not. We don't have anything remotely like pirate festivals here. I was hoping to find an autumn harvest related fair or craft show, but no luck. I kept getting linked to awesome autumn events in the States and the UK instead.
rhienellethrhienelleth on September 8th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed, here thar by pirates! It's pretty large, too. We have quite a few events locally. A local Ren Faire that's pretty nice, the Pirate Fest, and now, of course, that Halloween Masquerade for charity my friend is helping put on. I love the excuse to dress up!

Hey, Vancouver is not all that far away! Maybe one of these days we could go to the same event. :)
Miss Crankypants: PotC:CotBP Norrington Pirate Spank Inferaka_paloma on September 8th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I checked out the Pirate Festival site and holy cow, does that look like a good time! And again, take loads of pictures. I'd love to see photos of your pirate shenanigans.
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on September 8th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
This may come in handy...
The Mad Lorimadlori on September 9th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
I'd like to see Traitor. One of my fantasy boyfriends, Neal McDonough, is in it.