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I so needed more sleep yesterday. Am insanely glad the meeting is Thursday rather than today. That would hurt.

Sunday I went over to the parental abode (to quote stormyserenity). Actually, it didn't go that badly. A lot of my family was there. It was nice to see my grandmother, but sad at the same time because she's really fading. Said hi to my uncle, who left for Thailand last night. He also gave me a motherboard. Don't know what I'm going to do with it, though. Watched my brother figure out why I didn't want to do the house thing with Jerry in the first place. Thought about saying "I told you so", but really, I feel too sorry for him. My uncle is not the easiest person to deal with.

Monday I took a "me" day. Slept in, read the better part of an epic fanfic I'd been putting off because it's just so long.

.Saw Batman Begins...I actually really liked it, except for the bit where Liam Neeson turns out to be evil. I nearly cried, my illusions were so shattered. Qui-Gon Jinn can NOT be evil. I even half-wanted him to win. Or at least not die. *sigh* Christian Bale was decent, but I think that was just good casting. Actually, most of that movie had good, thoughtful casting. Well, I thought Katie Holmes was a little to young to be believable, given that she still looks twelve and is supposedly an assistant DA, but I tend to dislike most female love interests anyway. The soundtrack was better than your average summer action flick. The plot was slow, but then the whole movie is just exposition. The bad guy really only gets maybe half of the movie in which to frolic, so the cheese factor is vastly better compared to the last movie. And there will no doubt be legions of Batman/Scarecrow slash!fic after this. Am I a bad person for wishing that Raz Algul would triumph? I remember the character from the cartoon years ago, but I forgot he was not a good guy. *sigh*

Anyway, after I got out of the movie, I had dinner over at Mom's, transferred all of Dad's database stuff from his old laptop to his new one, and left. Two days in a row of near-blissful family interaction. I imagine it's downright nippy in hell.

Yesterday I read a couple of books and got the new Amici CD. I tried Borders, but they hadn't bothered to actually stock it yet. So, went to Barnes and Noble, where the employees actually help the customers. It's a good CD. Some Josh Groban stuff, but there are a couple of decently arranged classical numbers. They stole a couple of songs from Sarah Brightman, one being the theme from the Allegretto in Beethoven's 7th. Only, they used different lyrics, and it was really too fast for the lyrics. They had a lot more of text to fit in, and the end result was a little too fast for it too feel true to the music. Granted, that movement is ridiculously easy to play too slow, but they needed to take it a little slower. The opening baritone verse was so appropriate for the mood.

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veijukka
Jun. 23rd, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
*poke* The museum opens Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Which day is better for you?
aniaj
Jun. 24th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
Um, Saturday would probably be better, but I'll ask Mom what she prefers. Plan on Saturday, though.

Oh, and I was supposed to invite you and your Mom to baugna cauda on the 4th over at Mom's. I'd invite the twins, but there wouldn't be anything there they would eat, so...
aniaj
Jun. 24th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Sorry, just found out Saturday's no good after all. Mom forgot to tell me about a party for my grandmother. Can you do Sunday instead?
veijukka
Jun. 24th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
OK...thanks, I think. ;)

What's baugna cauda? Something tail...

Saturday, then...
aniaj
Jun. 24th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Like this, only we actually cook meat in it as well. Sort of an Italian version of fondue. Basically, everyone gathers around electric frying pans and chooses a variety of meat and veggies to cook. You cook the stuff yourself, slap it on a piece of bread, and generally pig out. Very good. The garlic sort of oozes from your pores for the next few days. ;) For the garlic-phobic, Dad usually fires up the barbeque and grills some chicken.
veijukka
Jun. 24th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm...garlic. Sounds yummy, and should definitely keep the vampires away. ;) I'll definitely pass on the invitation, although I don't know what Mom's got planned yet. Probably a more traditional, less flavorful barbeque.


aminomiko
Jun. 23rd, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't know good ol' Ras was in Batman Begins! I thought it was just Scarecrow. I'm definitely going to have to see it now... Although, he just wouldn't be as cool if he were a good guy. ;)
aniaj
Jun. 24th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Scarecrow's there, but not until like an hour into it, and even then he's more of a plot device.

Well, he wasn't completely a bad guy, either. I was just taken it by his mentoring of identity crisis!Bruce. I really didn't expect him to turn around and go, "Well, now that I've taught you everything you know and did I mention you're my bestest student ever? you get the honor of helping me destroy civilization. Again."

I dunno, I felt so used at that point. I mean, talk about being played. "Oh, and did I mention we're going to start with your city? No, they all deserve to die."
superclerk
Jun. 24th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Ra's Al Ghul isn't a BAD guy. He just has really extreme way of getting things done. He wants to save the world from the evil that tends to inhabit it. He would kill all of those evil people even if it meant sacrificing a few good ones to get the job done. It's all in how you look at it.
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