Saturday, November 25, 2006

Work, work and work...

That has been my life lately, so that explains the lack of posts. I just haven't been doing anything too interesting, and so my blog suffers. This weekend I'm working 4 shifts in a row, and I'm working the Yukon and there is NO weather. That means the 48 hours feels like 100 hours... so sad that Lainey Gossip doesn't get updated on weekends:( So if you want to help me out, post lots this weekend so I have something to read! Hey you might even win a Post-It Award in the process... must get my votes in soon.

I did go see Casino Royale last week, and it lived up to all my dreams. Daniel Craig is the hotness, even if his head is freakishly small compared to his massive shoulders... much better when he's wearing a tux... of course I think that is almost universally true of all men.

Can't wait to come visit the ocean next weekend, I really hope it's warm and all the snow is gone by then. Yeah, there is going to be snow. Watch out for those Vancouver drivers!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Movies and movies...

I have just returned from the theater where I've just watched my third movie in as many weeks. This has got to be an all time record for me, probably I didn't see three movies in theaters in all of last year. But it seems that there have been quite a few movies coming out lately that I actually feel willing to pay 12 dollars to see... and with the dreary, icy world outside, any type of indoor activity is looking pretty good. Since I got a request for a Borat review, and I love movie reviews, I thought I'd try to share my thoughts with you.

First there is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kahzakstan. See it. It is brilliant. I don't want to say that if you don't like it, that means there is something wrong with you and that we can't be friends anymore, but...

You have probably heard a lot about the movie, and you may be wondering just how offensive it is. The answer to that question is that it is offensive to everyone, and everything. Any decent person will find plenty to be offended at. The anti-semitism alone should make you ashamed at enjoying it. But Borat is created by a very intelligent man, and all the prejudice is so over exaggerated that it really is pointing at the underlying stupidity of the beliefs in the first place. Actually, what everyone I've talked to seems to find the most horrifying in the movie is not Borat, but the things he gets other people to say. Like how quickly sales people will come up with answers to questions like "Which gun is the best to shoot a Jew", or "How fast would I have be driving to kill a Gypsy with this car".

There are some unfortunate scenes with very unattractive naked men, but they too are hilarious. If you can make yourself watch, which quite frankly, I had a hard time doing. All in all, I loved it. I may have built it up a little too much before I went, because I don't think it changed my life like I expected to it to, but it is the funniest movie I've seen in a while, and it did make me think a lot more than your run of the mill comedy. "Great success, high five!"

Also, did anyone catch Borat on Leno trying to make a 'sexy time' with Martha? Check it out on YouTube if you missed it, and thanks to my friend Eric who showed it to me today.

Will Farrell has tried a non-frat pack movie before, but from the way that everyone is making a big deal about him being in this movie you would think they had all forgotten Melinda and Melinda. I wish that I could forget Melinda and Melinda, I did not like that movie at all... but for that I blame Woody Allen (nobody talks like that in real life). So when I heard how good Will is in Stranger than Fiction, I was very excited to see it for myself. This is another one of those reality and fiction intersecting movies a la Adaptation. Now, it's really not fair to compare movies to Adaptation too much, since that is one of my favorite movies of all time. But I have to say that Stranger than Fiction does pretty well for itself.

First off, it's funny. Dustin Hoffman is so great in this kind of role... reminds me of his character in I Heart Huckabees a bit...and Will did a great job of reining himself in to play the straight man. The story itself becomes a bit problematic if you think too hard about it, but I'm trying this new thing where I don't pick movies apart too much, and just try to go with the premise I've been given. It's definitely fun, and it's really enjoyable watching those actors do their thing. I left the theater feeling happy and content in my choice of film, and really, what more can you ask for?

Now the count down has begun for the next Bond... Casino Royal? Has anyone else seen the trailer? Total loin quiveration (that one is for you Rach).

Our friend Lynn

Well I love that everyone seems to think I am the Lynn expert! It's true, I have been friends with her since I was 9 and she was 8 and we used to play dress up in her mom's clothes. I loved that at 9, her mom's high heels actually fit me! Quite a thrill to wear high heels at that young age... but anyways, back to your questions.

Lynn's birthday has not passed, it's November 18th. So Lynn, if you're reading this, happy birthday next week! We've all been warned, so no excuses about not remembering. I'm the worst for that, I forget everyone's birthday. The worst part is that I usually remember that the birthday is coming up, but then forget the actual day. I think it's because I never actually know what day it is, and shift work is making it way worse.

As for her wedding, I know Lynn had picked a tentative date, and something makes me want to say that it is August 11th, but that could be wrong. So Lynn, again if you're reading this, comment and let us know the day for sure.

Just so we all remember what she looks like, I've posted a picture of Lynn looking beautiful in Cancun. Happy 24th birthday Lynn... we've come a long way since grade 4!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Photo Booth is fun.

Monday, November 06, 2006

what i did this weekend...

It's monday night, and I'm back at work after a great weekend. James came to town, which was so great and reminded me why we are getting married. He is fun. How much fun is it to have a someone to spend your weekend with? We registered at the Bay on Saturday, and I wasn't sure how it would go, since registering is potentialy not that fun. Well we got there at 1pm, almost quit at 3pm, but told ourselves not to be such wimps, and ended up staying 'til closing! It was actually pretty fun. Even with all that time there, it's surprisng how few things get decided on. The woman at the registry place thought we were crazy when she saw that we had registered for 2 brandy glasses and 4 martini glasses, and no other stemware or glasses. At least we have our priorities straight.

That night, we went and saw Borat with Rachel and Dallas. It was great, and so busy! We ended up standing in line for 2 hours to see it so we wouldn't have to sit in the front row, and I've never had 2 hours in a line go so fast before. Thanks to the Synchyshyns (did I get that right?) for the good times.

On Sunday we spent the afternoon playing Cranium with Jenny and Ian at their very cozy house. It was my first time playing that game, and it's pretty hilarious. Especially the part where you have to hum a song, and the other person has to guess what it is. Yes, it turns out my humming skills are not so good.

In between all this we managed to watch 8 episodes of Lost. And now I have to wait until December to see the next one! It's going to drive me crazy. James has all the DVDs, and he's seen them all, but I get too spooked to watch them by myself.

I'm so ready to be done with long distance.