Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How ya like them apples?

Watched Good Will Hunting last night. What a great movie. All the way around. Little bit of romance, the whole overcoming-adversity thing, some Bawston accents (where do you pawk yer caw?) and one of the best lines in all of moviedom: Minnie Driver (Skylar) says to Matt Damon (Will), "Men are shameless. If you're not thinking with your wiener then you're acting directly on its behalf."

Nothing real exciting to report. In the middle of a head cold, which was far worse yesterday when I had a sore throat. I'm a giant baby when it comes to sore throats. I can deal with the sniffles and the congestion okay, but a sore throat can sideline me faster than Britney Spears' downward spiral. Mainly because there's not a whole lot you can do about it, aside from becoming a Ricola junkie for a day or two. M made me some chicken noodle soup last night, and I got a decent night's sleep, so I'm feeling mainly back to normal today. "Normal" being whatever you make of it.

An acquaintance of mine is having issues with her Sears refrigerator, strikingly similar to the cluster we experienced with our washing machine. Let this be a reminder to all of you out there in blogland: Do not purchase anything from Sears! Their "business practices" and "ethics" are suspect at best, and their customer service is non-existent. This is all just my humble opinion, of course.

Got free tix to go see The Lion King on June 22. I've never seen it, but I guess I'm at least somewhat excited about it. You see, I'm suspicious of all things Disney. The company owns just about everything in the world now, and it's all so glibly marketed that it just reeks of commercialism. I have a mental image of all the Disney princesses sitting in the Magical Kingdom castle rolling in dough and laughing at all us working saps who keep shelling out money for Ariel lunchboxes and Belle underwear. I'm not much of a fan of anything that's ubiquitous, except for Starbucks, of course, but they give me free stuff.

So, you know, like way back in the day (I'm going to reveal my age with this), I had a girly crush on Patrick Swayze. He was on a made-for-TV miniseries called North and South, and I thought he was cute as a bug in a rug. Then Dirty Dancing came out, and everyone in the world had a crush on ol' Patrick. That's when I quit likin' him. I mean, I'm sure he's a nice dude and all, but he became so...well...ubiquitous.

Anyway, so going to see The Lion King is not real high on my list of priorities, but hey, I'll go anywhere if we've got free tickets. Except to an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical. Those I just do not like, and you couldn't pay me to go. I must be the only person in the world who hasn't seen Phantom, or at least the only person in the world who doesn't want to see Phantom.

Wow, this post is just all over the place. Sorry 'bout that. I'm feeling a bit discombobulated today, I guess. To summarize,

Things we like:
Good Will Hunting
Chicken Noodle Soup
Free tickets

Things we don't like:
Sore throats
Britney Spears
Disney marketing
Andrew Lloyd Weber

Things we simply don't care about anymore:
Patrick Swayze


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