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Sunday, September 28, 2008


People! I still completely intend to post stories and pictures of Heather's visit and the Urban Assault Ride. In the meantime, here are a few of the things that have been distracting me, starting with today and working backward to my last post:

  • Making granola
  • Signing up to volunteer for Obama (eeps!)
  • Running the entire chain of lakes (10.5 miles)
  • Watching Mongol at the Riverview
  • Working on stuff for The Rockstar's forthcoming project
  • Seeing Mel Gibson and the Pants (sort of) at the Turf Club
  • Dinner party involving the presidential debates (and me becoming unreasonably angry)
  • Almost being hit on my bike, in a crosswalk, by an Officer of the Law
  • Having my hair cut very, very short
  • Seeing Nice Work Leroy at the Fine Line
  • FaceBook. This is easily the least cool thing on this list, but it's been occupying me. Somehow, it's so much better than MySpace. Could someone explain that?


Curly Sue said...

How was Mongol?

And I've never been able to face using either Myspace or Facebook. I'm not sure why. It annoys me, though, that I can't see my friends' Facebook pages since I refuse to sign up for one myself.

strovska said...

1) yes, how was mongol? it's going straight on my to-see list. i really like tadanobu asano too, so that makes it sound even more interesting.

2) i can easily imagine having an angry presidential-debate-related exchange, which is one reason i've been trying not to get in discussions (the other reason is that it depresses me).

strovska said...

yes, i wish i could test the facebook waters without having an account. i guess i just really want an invisibility ring.

CëRïSë said...

I really enjoyed Mongol; it was very beautiful, from the cinematography to the costumes to the scenery. I can't comment on its historical accuracy--though I think the point was to portray the legend, as evidenced by the miraculous and semi-divine escapes/recoveries/victories of the protagonist Temudjin (Genghis Khan-to-be).

The word that kept coming to mind was "epic," and the film was complete with a few extended battle scenes (and some cringe-inducing effects: it's always interesting to hear the rest of the audience gasp along with you!). It also had an interestingly feminist slant, which was unexpected but worked (and Khulan Chuluun is gorgeous!).

Heather said...

Are you going to post a picture of this hair shortness?

Ern said...

Nobody knows why facebook is so much better. It just IS. :)