Random assortment of
and I saw "Grindhouse". ZOMG. "Planet Terror" was fantastic, in that cheesy-horror-zombie-movie-with-bad-
plot-and-worse-dialogue way. I'm generally neutral on Rose McGowan, but I liked her in this one. "Death Proof" (Tarantino's offering) was kinda meh, except for the roughly 10 minutes of chase scenes in the last segment. Otherwise, too much time spent with various groups of women sitting around yapping; BRING BACK ZOMBIES PLS KTHXBYE. On the other hand, the endless conversations give you an opportunity to make a bathroom run; the movie is 191 minutes long. Rosario Dawson with those bangs looks about 12 and disturbingly cute. The trailer for "Machete" was worth the price of admission alone -- Cheech Marin FTW! Also, Jason Isaacs appears briefly in the trailer for "Don't"; I confess I barely recognize him without the long blonde extensions.
We missed a lot of the actual for reals trailers, but I did catch one for
Die Hard with a Walker "Live Free or Die Hard"
. I guess I kind of have to see it (the fact that Kevin Smith is in it doesn't hurt), but there's a large dose of "what were y'all thinking?". Okay, even more so now that I see that it involves "Internet terrorists"
Yesterday I did very little except for dye some eggs, watch TV and read one of the Dresden books. We watched "Ultraviolet"
, which made "Aeon Flux" look like a really good movie. Dear god, was it awful. We rented it from the local redbox
installation, figuring it had to be worth $1 for a rental. It was, but just barely. Since Wegmans was closed well before we were ready to return it, it's turning into a $3 rental and it's most assuredly not worth that. I guess there were plans to go see Dermaptera at George Mason, but I wasn't feeling up to staying out there until 11 pm and sitting through five other bands to listen to them and we ended up giving it a pass.
Today, I pitched the possibility of going to the MySQL User Conference
at the end of the month. We shall see how that goes over, given that today is the 14-day advance purchase window for plane tickets.
I was reminded recently that my birthday is coming up soon-ish; I've had so much other stuff on my mind that I'd honestly forgotten about it. I can't figure out what, if anything, I want to do. I ought to do something
I guess, given that it's even on a Saturday this year, but I'm seriously at a loss for what. The steakhouse dinner last year was fun, although if I do a dinner gathering again I'd like to do something where we can all sit at the same table this time. I guess it's BR Night at the club and I could do that, but it's not top of my list since I don't generally know a lot of folks there. Eh. I usually really like birthday celebration stuff, and I wish I could get more excited about it this year. Maybe something will occur to me later.