Shamelessly stolen from Literary Feline:
- Two names you go by:
1. Carrie (Because it's my name.)
2. Ma'am. It's a little disconcerting, but at least it's polite.
- Two things you are wearing right now:
1. My Hugs for Snicker's scarf
Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Reading, of course. You didn't see that one coming, did you? (I didn't even have to change her answer).
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. To be able to knit at the speed of light
- 2. And read at the same time.
Two favorite pets you have had/have:
1. Sheba. I think I'm going to miss her forever.
- 2. Hezekiah. But I'm so happy Hezekiah insisted on joining the family.
Two things you ate today:
1. Spinach Souffle
- 2. My mom's home made dinner rolls. YUM. Clearly a breakfast food.
Two people you last talked to:
1. My mother.
- Two things you're doing tomorrow:
- 2. Knitting
Two longest car rides:
1. From California to upper state New York/Canada.
2. California to Pennsylvania in a moving van hauling a car trailer with my brother and their puppy-cat Hopi. (Genetically a cat, temperamentally a Lab).
- Two favorite holidays:
1. My birthday. What? It is too a holiday!
- 2. Y' know, other than that, I'm not a big holiday person. Oh, Columbus Day. Great shows on the History Channel.
Two favorite beverages:
1. Coffee. Not just a beverage.
- 2. Egg Nog
What's On TV This Week? Other than
freaking festive Christmas holiday programs. I'm already annoyed that my Sunday afternoon Columbo episode got bounced for "One Magic Christmas". I can hardly wait for the December to get here.
Sunday: I think I'm just going to watch Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel until Cold Case comes on at 9pm then:
Brothers & Sisters at 10:01 pm. Stunt Casting! Lyle Lovett, Steven Weber, Chevy Chase all guest star. This is one show that works guest stars in pretty seamlessly, Danny Glover was fabulous and understated as a Republican spinmeister Kitty called in as a favor.
Monday: Sadly for my anti Reality Show cred, I'm hopelessly hooked on Dancing With the Stars this round. All three should in the semi finals but as good of an entertainer and trouper that Marie Osmond is, I want either Helio or Scary Spice to bring home the hideous giant disco ball.
Heroes at 9pm. Second to the last show of the season. The season! I hope the writers strike ends soon. Right when the show starts to finally gets its footing.
Journeyman at 10pm. Part Two and possibly the episode where Jack stops being a complete %^&*_. But don't get your hopes up. The one good thing about the writers strike, shows like this have have a better chance of getting renewed just because they're in place.
Tuesday: Everything is on Tuesday. NCIS. Bones. House. Dancing With the Stars Results show. Mega Disasters. Anyone else addicted to Mega Disasters on the History Channel? I love that show. It makes me think life's not so bad. Look what could happen! Yowza. And it's just a matter of time........
Wednesday: Project Runway - although is it new this week? It didn't look like it in my TV Guide. CSI NY. Modern Marvels: 70's Tech at 8pm on the History Channel then Lost Worlds following it. There was Tech in the 70's?
Big Shots is on ABC Thursdays at 10pm? I've meant to catch that show - great cast - but never have.
Friday Night Lights and Stargate Atlantis Friday.
Speaking of life's not so bad, the new movie I'm Not There - a 'reimagined' biopic of Bob Dylan practically made me suicidal. Well, if I'd been in a suicidal bent. Since I'm more contrary than that, it made me want to see the glass half full, look at life through rose colored glasses, dance through fountains clutching a rose in my teeth humming gaily...etc, etc.
Wow. Talk about a thoroughly depressing mean-spirited movie. The little booklet they handed out prior to the movie called it "hauntingly lovely" - hauntingly lovely? Not a chance. While it seemed that the movie quoted him verbatim at times, the Bob Dylans portrayed were not seeking, exploring, discovering and writing about himself and his times, they were devoid of humanity, compassion, empathy or spirit. Hated it.
One scene in the movie typified it for me. "Robbie" (Dylan as portrayed by Heath Ledger), his wife and another couple are having a meal at a restaurant overlooking a park. They spar over whether women can be poets. 'Write the nastiest thing you can think of and I'll do the same.' Robbie directs his wife. 'Why?' she asks, understandably confused and repulsed. 'We'll compare. I can bet that yours won't be as nasty as mine' (I should pull this out of quotes because I'm quoting from memory and I've probably got it a bit wrong, but that's the gist I came away with).
What the ---? Nastiness is the true measure of a poet? You have got to be kidding me.
It was nice to see Don Francks as a hobo, riding the train with the Woody persona. And I have to say that the actors portraying the various Bob Dylans were all really amazing, but the whole of the story.....just harshed my mellow.
I can understand the frustration he must have felt being boxed in a corner by his own success. The idiotic questions asked of him during press interviews were suitably stunningly wide of the mark - how on earth would he know how many other protest singers there were? They're assigned numbers? Unreal. But the Dylans in the movie weren't of the man, they were of the myth.
Thankfully for my lifelong Bob Dylan crush, the "rocdoc" "No Direction Home" was playing on VH1 last night. Give me Martin Scorsese & the real Bob Dylan over Todd Haynes and his versions of Dylan any day. Even if it was an inspired idea he couldn't pull off.
Next post: Hopefully Enchanted and knitting FO's. Except that if I keep casting on or mooning over projects to cast on, I knit so much less on current WIP's. And they don't seem to be finishing themselves off, the lazy things.