Sunday, September 12, 2010

Judd Nelson and a Swedish Goth Girl

Surprise, surprise--I had a pretty decent week. Yesterday my sister and mom threw a baby shower for my sister's friend's mom. This was a plus for me because it meant 1) there would be tasty treats left for me afterwards and 2) I'd be thrown out of the house for the day. My dad, brother, and I went to Border's, Chili's, and Yoforia for the day. Fun times.

Of course, there were bad moments. For one, all of the moms asked me to carry in their gifts for them, me being the impossibly muscular macho man that I am. That was fine, until I accidentally ripped the wrapping off the heaviest present while trying to set it down. Embarrassing on a mortifying level, plus it reinforces the impression of all of Callie's friends that my brother and I are mentally ill.

And yes, every single one of my sisters' friends is under the impression that my brother and I are mentally insecure. I can sympathize--we're big, bumbling, and kind of quiet. But they think we're about as sharp as Lennie in Of Mice and Men. They all speak to us very, very slowly, and smile comfortingly every time we say something. It seems they informed their mothers of our mental disorders as well, because once I ripped the wrapping, the girl's mom was overly gentle, as though I would start crying if she didn't handle the situation carefully.

I also gave the lady at Border's an empty gift card jacket, so my dad had to bail me out with one of his. The lady wasn't very understanding. She scowled at the lot of us the entire time and told us we should never come back. It's okay, though, because I finally got Regina Spektor's album Soviet Kitsch, along with a book called Everything is Wrong With Me! Good haul, right? Overall, good day. Especially since we went to a frozen yogurt place called Yoforia, which was my favorite part of the day considering I discovered that the yogurt shop in Chuck actually borrowed its icon from Yoforia. Fun fact, huh?

Movies I watched recently: From the Hip. Pretty sexy lawyer flick, starring.......JUDD NELSON! I loved the movie. Thrilling, amusing, and enlightening. Hey, sounds like college! Except maybe the part about debt, drugs, and sex.

Also saw So I Married an Axe Murderer with Mike Myers. I saw it way too late. Hilarious movie. Plus, Myers plays the part of a beat poet! How have I not seen this before? It's on Instant Netflix if you want to check it out in your spare time. Yeah, I know you have spare time. Don't think I don't know that.

And just today I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had to watch it in subtitles because they haven't dubbed it yet. But that, if anything, actually added to the movie. (What do thriller movies, shoes, and women all have in common? The best ones are foreign!) This movie was Swedish, so it was pretty righteous. Very thrilling. Very plot. The rape scenes are revolting--I still shudder whenever I think of them. But if you have a strong stomach and dying thirst for murder mysteries, this is the movie for you.

Catch you later! Check out the Beatles post below if you haven't already. It's pretty gerrymander. ( word of the day--I'm trying to incorporate it into my everyday speech as often as possible.)

Take it easy, dude brothers.

1 people secretly have a crush on me:

ellen ~ said...


Just responding to your comment; yes, I do take all my photos myself. Aren't you proud?

And loved the previous post; I love the Beatles.
Especially Paul.

- Ellen