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Tonight's activities started with dinner at Thai-ger Room. This time I made sure not to accidentally order soup, and enjoyed my meal a lot more. I also managed to not have leftovers, which felt sort of like a victory. But that's probably not a healthy attitude about food?

The second part of the evening was going to SureShot and reading old magazines. The great discovery of the evening was their "ohmo", an orange mocha (she even used non-dairy whipped topping on my soy-based beverage!). It's a great drink idea that tastes like those chocolate oranges that break into individual slices. Go figure.

While we were sitting around, I discovered that none of them had even heard about the movie Kangaroo Jack! At least the barista was able to support my claims of this film's existence. I brought it up only to point out that a couple of new movies almost look as offensively stupid: particularly Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin & Queen Latifah. That's what I get for reading Entertainment Weekly.

Back at home, instead of returning to homework I'm watching Buffy, Slayer of Vampires.


I hope that shopgirl is a good movie, otherwise Steve Martin is doomed.
... he was OK at the Oscars.
Every single movie I have been to in the past month or so has had a preview for Bringing Down The House, regardless of what movie it is. I can see how people going to see Shanghai Knights might also be interested in that movie, but do they honestly think that most of the people seeing The Hours are going to come back to the theater for it? Lord.
I didn't know shopgirl was going to be a movie. Hm . . . (I own the book.)

Anyway, there is this child in my class who is 100% obssessed w/Kangaroo Jack. Everything he draws, writes about, talks about, makes is Kangaroo Jack. I find it quite disturbing. His mardi gras mask was Kangaroo Jack. His Valentine's Day bag (which is where the kids delivered their cards for each other) was converted into Kangaroo Jack. In reading centers, he has to put these cards together to make words. Well, today, he put all of them together and formed a Kangaroo out of the entire collection.

It is really scary.
That story leaves me wondering if the movie was filled with hidden messages. Or maybe the kid was already obsessed with marsupials? The movie could have just focused his fixation?
The child is a bit . . . obsessive. Before he saw Kangaroo Jack, he was obsessed with dinosaurs. Now it has just turned to Kangaroos. Not sure . . . he's a strange kid.

My TA saw the movie w/her kids, and said it was horrible. If she thinks it's horrible - trust me, it is:) She said the Kangaroo doesn't really talk, the scene that shows that in the preview/trailer was a dream sequence or something.