amusing

It’s a damn good thing I think I’m funny, because a lot of the time, I’m the only one around to laugh at my jokes.

Me, having ENTIRELY too much fun with a work project.

tech

I’m always a little surprised when someone my age has less comfort with computers and technology in general. I have to remind myself that I’ve worked on said computers for 8+ hours a day, 5+ days a week, for the past 17+ years, so of course I’m more comfortable. It’s literally my job.

Me, after being startled yet again by a peer’s discomfort with tech I use daily.

Candy?

When someone asks you if you have candy on Asgard and you reply, “Yeah, fruits and nuts;” that’s a thing that sticks around.

me, as I eat one of 13 boxes of raisins I currently have on my desk

power

Who are the people who have the energy to sift through websites and offers for the lowest per kWh price for electricity and then find the best one and then save hundreds of dollars on your car insurance? Wait…I think I’m getting something mixed up.

Me, a person who does not have the energy to shop for electricity suppliers.

Suprise!

Sometimes I pronounce “surprise” in French (like the Jacqueline Follet character in “The Devil Wears Prada”) which is like sew-PREEZE, and fun to say. Kind of like “COO-pon” instead of coupon.

Me. I know I’m weird.

Ripley

I in no way, shape, or form look anything like Sigourney Weaver, but when I go to bed in a tank top and underwear, I can’t stop thinking about that movie. You know the one. 

YouTube is weird

You’re watching someone’s videos, and the information they present is filtered, of course, but you see a lot. And sometimes you see things coming before they show you, and it’s…yeah. It’s weird.

me.

Another reason to stay off the Internet

Apparently people on homeowners forums are shaming people for owning “live, laugh, love” signs. There’s a car insurance commercial doing it, too, essentially saying people who have those signs are stupid, incapable of understanding simple technological concepts, and “old.”

I have a shirt that says, “I hate you.” with a cute rainbow cat that has a shiny steel horn.

People like that are who I hate.

Hate is so strong, though. Maybe I’ll go with, “Strongly dislike and wish for them a quick skunk bath.” Something as stinky as they’re acting.

tiny rant

Boy, it’s a really good thing that my phone won’t stop ringing because I’m not already busy or anxious or frazzled or anything like that.

sarcasm

More Movies That I Don’t Quite Review

I watched more movies. I’m kind of anti-television at the moment. It feels like too much of a commitment to pick a series and watch eight episodes of something that I’m not sure I’m going to love. Is that weird? I’ve been watching series with one of my kids – WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and we’ll watch Loki when it comes out. But otherwise? I don’t have the energy.

So what did I watch?

Monday I watched Skylines. It was one I’d started and got just a few minutes into and thought it felt familiar. I left it so I could figure out why it was striking such a chord, and forgot about it.

Turns out its the third in a series which is not as easy as it should be to discover. The first two films were Skyline, and then Beyond Skyline, and I’ve seen one of them before, but I’m not entirely sure which one. That’s why it seemed so familiar.

So it’s science fiction with aliens, and they fill in enough blanks to make it watchable without the first two, I think. The aliens remind me a lot of the ones from District 9, actually. There was quite a bit of flying, betrayal, new loyalties, and teamwork. All in all, not a bad show, and it made me want to see the second film in the series and see if it was familiar, or if it’s the one I saw before.

I started another film after that as I was writing blog posts and trying to work on new affirmations. Outside the Wire has Anthony Mackie and my favorite secondary character, the guy who’s always playing a slightly weaselly sidekick, Michael Kelly.

At any rate, it’s a war movie with some science fiction thrown in, where Anthony Mackie is playing a robot, kind of, and he’s working with a disgraced and reassigned drone pilot. There’s a lot of the “learn a hard lesson by being in the thick of it when before you were just on the peripheral” kind of thing. A lot of “we’re here to to a different thing than you thought we were going to do”. And there’s a twist (of course) that I’m pleased to say I didn’t see coming, which means that the actors and the director did a good job. Very good, and a solid three thumbs up.

Moxie was up next, and was by far my favorite movie of the day. It’s another high school aged girl, an introvert, who meets a new student who calls out the bullshit when she sees it. The introvert ends up making a zine to bring attention to the bullshit that now she’s even noticing, and it evolves from there. It’s a little bit high school romance, a lot of awesome feminism in action. I identified a LOT with the main character, and it was fun to watch her rollercoaster her way through the film: quiet, introverted, a little bit badass, a lot badass, a heap of reckless, some jealousy and rage pointed in the wrong direction, a little more reckless, but ultimately awesome. Amy Poehler directed and played the mom, and it was just…great. It was great.

So somewhat related to Moxie, why do I identify so hard with these awkward teens? I felt the same way with Dumplin’. I need more teen women movies, so if anyone has any recommendations along the lines of Moxie, Dumplin’, or Yes, God, Yes, I’d really appreciate it.