If it's Tuesday, it must be time for a weekend recap! <cue music
Flew out Thursday night to Colorado after a tremendous thunder-and-lightning storm that delayed all flights in and out of NYC for hours. Didn't get in until 2:30 in the morning, some two and a half hours I was supposed to land. On the plus side, I was able to read "JPod" by Douglas Coupland on the way out. (Ok, I technically finished it before we actually took off, but I am Lady Optimism! Pessimists fear me!) All you cubicle and pod dwellers must read. Tech geeks will swear it's about them, and you know? It just might be. What have YOU done with your old computers?
Friday after I managed to get my inner clock onto Mountain Time, we had a late brunch at IHOP and did some shopping. I'm not quite sure when I'll get over the size of the stores out West -- suffice to say there was some Marco Polo-ing in Target. Because some people
don't understand how Blockbusters work, we bought "King Kong," and watched it Friday night. I didn't hate it, like some of my friends, but I didn't think it was the best thing ever. It was easily an hour too long, for one thing, and if you asked me about scenes to cut, the first one I would volunteer is the one with all the bugs. I can't be more specific than that, since I had my eyes and ears covered. Still, Gollum did a great job as Kong. (Yes, I know he has a name, but I'm not inclined to look it up at the moment.)
Saturday we were up bright and early, and Doyce and I drove down through Colorado Springs and past the US Air Force Academy to Manitou Springs, and took the cog railroad up to the top of Pike's Peak, site of the aforementioned attack of the giant finger from the lower atmosphere! When I wasn't feeling woozy, I did manage to get a couple of other good shots, like this one
and this panorama
from the submit. Also, marmots!!
Very cute, though I didn't get any photos of them myself. Also, I got a badge!
Saturday evening, went out to dinner with Doyce, Dave & Margie, Lee & De, and Stan, and assorted wee little munchkins, then over to the gigaplex to see X-Men: The Last Stand. Much has already been said about the movie (here
, among others), and I won't add much with my contributions, except to say, yes, it would have been nice to know who all those other characters were that were introduced, and how the heck did Colossus and Kitty Pryde get bumped up to X-Men status, and why weren't any of the other students at the school included in the Last Stand? Still, this being touted as the last X-Men movie doesn't quite gell, not with a Wolverine flick already in the pipeline. Is it too much to ask for it to be helmed by Brian Singer again? Or, oooooh! Joss Whedon! When he's done with Wonder Woman
But enough of that. Sunday, we took the puppies for a walk, then went grocery shopping, and I got a tour of a pod (see comments on "JPod", above). Exciting stuff. Watched some Peabody-winning episodes of "Battlestar Galactica
," and frowned to realize soon we'll have to wait for new episodes, as opposed to having them cued up to watch when the mood strikes us. After dinner, I indotrinated Doyce into the wonder that is "Bring It On."
I'm sexy, I'm cute,
I'm popular to boot.
I'm bitchin', great hair,
The boys all love to stare,
I'm wanted, I'm hot,
I'm everything you're not,
I'm pretty, I'm cool,
I dominate the school,
Who am I? Just guess,
Guys wanna touch my chest,
I'm rockin', I smile,
And many think I'm vile,
I'm flyin', I jump,
You can look but don't you hump,
I'm major, I roar,
I swear I'm not a whore.
Tried making some yummy Irish Brown Bread, too, but either I messed up with the ingredients, the batter didn't like sitting out before being baked, or I should have tried a variation on the recipe for high altitude cooking. Either way, it didn't turn out the way I hoped.
Yesterday, Monday, was mostly just a travel day, with my flight back from Colorado to NY lovely and uneventful. Read "Twilight," as per the Recent Reads column over there on the sidebar, and finished a couple of magazines. Enjoyed a new Daily Show and Colbert Report, and if you want funny, check out Colbert and Stone Phillips' "Gravitas-off
." (Not sure when the link will go wonky, so check it out soon!) Heh.
And now I'm back at work, catching up on my work, emails, blogs, and assorted other stuff. And speaking of work, I guess I should go do some. Ciao!