Monday, April 12, 2010

"Do I really gotta be the asshole who says we got in this thing and went back in time?"

Kevin and I saw Hot Tub Time Machine last night for the Sunday Night CFX movie. $2.95--not a bad price for a movie! Anyway, it was actually really funny and didn't take itself too seriously. Also, there's a running gag about a one-armed bellhop that was hilarious. I won't give the film away, but my readers (minus Kevin since he watched it with me) should go see it, or definitely rent it.

Considering the subject of the movie I saw last night, it comes as no suprise that I had a dream about the time space continuum ripping--literally ripping like a piece of paper. It was weird.

I finished the book I mentioned in the last post, "I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced". An amazing read, and very inspirational in a non-cheesy way. This child-turned-woman-too-soon had the courage to stand up for what she knew was right, and fought not only to get her own childhood back, but to open the door for other young girls that became brides too soon.

Since Nujood's story was a little intense at times, I'm starting a new read: "Walking in Circles Before Lying Down" by Merrill Markoe. I read another one of her books, called "It's My F---ing Birthday," which was pretty good. This is a book I'm very excited to read.

"When her latest boyfriend leaves her for another woman, twice-divorced Angeleno Dawn Tarnauer buries her face in the fur of her mixed-breed canine, Chuck, and cries. The dog, it seems, sensed trouble all along. "I should have said something before," he laments in a gravelly voice. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Has Dawn gone nuts, or is her dog actually talking to her? This latest offering from multiple Emmy winner and one-time David Letterman head writer Markoe (It's My F***ing Birthday, 2002) may be her best yet, delivering the drama, dark humor, and dysfunctional characters that have become the author's cachet. There's Halley, Dawn's dim, cell phone-addicted sister, determined to succeed in her new career as a Life Coach (thanks to the encouragement of her friend, convicted-killer Scott Peterson); their woefully nonmaternal mother, Joyce, inventor of the hokey but potentially very profitable Every Holiday Tree; and Dawn herself, a tall, blonde California beauty who feels more comfortable sharing confidences with mongrels than men. Markoe's fans will delight in her hilarious doggy dialogue, as when Chuck enlightens his owner on the topic of urination: "There's two kinds of peeing," he says. "There's regular peeing, because you have to pee. And then there's auxiliary competitive peeing. For acquiring an empire. I'm all about the real estate.""

Look at me work at work, I'm working so hard... NOT. Can't I just read and knit and cook and get paid for all of those things? And why won't my thesis proposal write itself?

1 comment:

  1. you should write your thesis proposal on procrastination in college...