Random thoughts

It’s raining. It’s been constantly for the last two days. The rainy season has begun. I don’t mind it- it’s not raining enough to prevent us from going out if we have to- and it’s been lovely to fall asleep to the sound of rain at night.

School is over! Yesterday was our last day, and we are all excited to have no plans next week. We will play with friends and watch movies and generally lounge about.

Bruce gets home today (in about 1/2 hr!) from a week in CA. We’re all super excited to see him. I’m excited to watch last week’s Penny Dreadful with him.

Hulu Plus has the audition episodes of So You Think You Can Dance (hooray!) and I love this audition piece so much.

For those who don’t know the show, the guy who starts dancing with her in the middle is the winner from last year. I love that he apparently just couldn’t help himself- that he saw a kindred spirit and just had to go. And  they danced together so beautifully. He gave her a huge gift in not only giving her the opportunity to show partnering skills, but also in creating a gorgeous, memorable moment with her that will endear her to the audience.

I watched a lot of TV while B was gone (I need noise in the house at night), including Sing Your Face Off ( a BRILLIANT idea for a competition show, executed hilariously), lots of old episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks (I need my Noel Fielding fix), and random movies. One was The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, which is insane and absurd and may be my new favorite movie. I highly, highly recommend, but only if you’re willing to completely suspend disbelief and go on an awesome ride. (A main element of the story is a pterodactyl flying loose through early 1900’s Paris. So, you know.)

I also watched Mr. Nobody, which was really fascinating. It’s not one that I would go out of my way to recommend (I don’t feel badly that I watched it without B, which I do feel about Adele), but parts of it keep popping up in my mind in the days since. It’s a quantum timeline type story; one that shows the results of choices splitting off and the stories that result. It’s visually beautiful- the cinematography and the actors are gorgeous. It has a dream like quality to it, and the knowledge that if something goes wrong different choices can be made for a different outcome takes away a level of stress from watching it. But that doesn’t take away from the emotional impact of some of the stories. The life where Nemo (the main character) is married to a woman who is clinically depressed is utterly heartbreaking- perhaps because you realize that no choices that Nemo can make will help the situation. Anyway, if you find yourself with nothing to watch, either of those movies would be a good use of your time.

I’m getting released from my calling at church tomorrow. (In our church, we are asked to fulfill different assignments. I have been serving as a counselor to the president of the women’s organization, and I’ve been in charge of planning activities for the women in our congregation.)  The president is moving, so the whole presidency is getting released, and I have no idea where they’re going to put me next. A couple of the options are pretty intimidating, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Time to go meet B at the station! Woohoo!

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