Saturday, November 20, 2010

Movies, laundry, and chin-hair plucking: My weekend

It's been a cleaning/movie-watching weekend for me.  Mitch and the kids are gone to a hockey tournament.  I kind of wanted to go because they were going to the zoo today, but I couldn't go because I have a dog and a bird here that I failed to make arrangements for.  Isn't it ironic that I had to miss going to the zoo because of animals here at home?  Is that irony?  Not real sure.  Probably not. 

I rented some movies and watched them last night and today.

The first one was The Girl Who Played with Fire which is the sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  It was excellent.  I watched it in Swedish (with subtitles) last night and then played it while I was cleaning today with the English dubbing.  I think I like subtitles better.  I like hearing their language.  The movie followed the book very closely and was fantastic.

The second movie I watched was Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carell.  It was okay, Tina Fey is hilarious, but it was kind of a tired, predictable movie overall.

The last one I got was Sex in the City 2.  I watched it this afternoon while plucking my chin hairs.  I thought it was awful.  And I was a fan of the show.  I have all the seasons on DVD and everything, but this movie was so bad, I thought I might have to curl up in the fetal position and die from embarrassment when the four women started singing "I am Woman Hear Me Roar" at the karaoke club in Abu Dabi. No I'm not kidding. They really did that. When the actresses read the script and got to that part why didn't they say, "No fucking way I'm doing that.  That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of."  Of course, they were paid lots of money to make the movie, but still.  I don't think there is enough money in the world that would justify making that scene.  And Carrie Bradshaw has to be the most fucked up character ever in the history of movies/tv that wasn't supposed to be completely fucked up.  What is wrong with her?  It's like she's perpetually 15 years old.  I realize the movie is supposed to be some kind of fantasy for middle-aged women but please, how many 40-something women are fantasizing about having totally fabricated marital drama?  None.  That's who.  If I was her husband I would have dumped her in this movie for being an enormous pain in the ass.

Other than movie watching, I've been pretty productive.  I got most of my Christmas shopping done, laundry done, groceries bought, and I swept about a metric ton of clothes, garbage and toys out from underneath Kira's bed.  Add to that; I probably lost a pound in toenail and chin-hair weight, so overall the weekend has been a success!


  1. Don't you just love those chin hairs? They get more prevalent as you get older. I speak from experience!

  2. i... H A T E chin hairs. i hate them. i am in the process of having them laser'd off of my face. it is costly and painful. but if i never catch sight of one in my rear-view mirror while i'm on my way to meet friends and then have to make an emergency stop at cvs to buy a pair of tweezers, i will be a happy girl.

    also? have you noticed they are way more coarse than other potentially embarrassing hair? my friend and i decided you could use them to stab a would-be attacker, OR use them as a lancet if you were diabetic and needed to check your blood sugar

  3. A pound in toenail and chin hairs? Thank you for my daily apetite suppressant..LOL

  4. Yeah, Jess, they are extremely coarse. They look like insect legs.

  5. An email from my dad:

    RE: Concerning these chin hairs you pluck. You do realize you live in the country and have a septic system don't you? These kinds of systems only tolerate a certain amount of "roughage". (Of which I'm guessing your two tweens contribute mightily at the present time). Mitch would be able to explain this to you better because he's the expert but I don't think you can dump pillow cases full of chin and/or eyebrow hair down the drain of a country system and not expect problems in the future. For one thing hair is protein and doesn't break up readily. To put pounds and pounds of this material into your system is just asking for trouble. Just a little heads up..... I'm remembering when you girls lived on 12th street. Luckily, we lived in town then and I found out later that the city had HD hair grinders on the corner of 12th st and 14th ave just to deal with your teenage hair issues. I think they were powered by jet engines but that may be just a rumor. Hopefully you have forklifted your excess chin hair to your burn pile at the bottom of the hill-- Whew!


  6. Your dad makes me wish I had a daughter. I have so much help to offer.

  7. OK...chin hairs...they are the bain of my existence. and for that matter I didn't get that whole SATC2 scene in the Karaoke place either. Really...and that's the song they pick?! Crappy...and yes, facbricated relationship drama. She doesn't get to go out for dinner enough. boo hoo :...(


    That's one I'll have to pass on to my sister.

    She has black, beautiful full curly hair.......and the dreaded chin hairs!!!

    She has made he son promise no matter what when she is in the nursing home he has to pluck her chin hairs!!!

    The message from your Dad OMG HILARIOUS!!!!!!!
    PILLOW CASES FULL...........

  9. OMG INSECT LEGS!!!!!! i seriously almost just peed my pants.


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