Friday, March 30, 2007

You Are Here

Tomorrow is lil sis' wedding day. I got up this morning and hubby had already balanced the check book and signed all the paychecks. I set about sorting bills and getting things ready to mail. Oldest is out of school today, so I'm going to take both lugs *cough* kids with me on my weekly expedition.

I'm going to take them out to eat, and spend a little extra time with them before I have to leave them with their Gram tomorrow. Oldest will be fine, but this will be a completely new experience for Mini. He's never spent the day over at his Grams before without me there. I hope he doesn't cry the entire time we're gone. Aside from the toddler trauma, I know if he does it will be another two years before my mom would watch him. LOL!

Today once I get back home, I plan to cram as much wip time in as I can since I won't be able to do any writing Saturday. I have set aside a small stack of pages I want to have completed by next week. Hopefully then I'll be over that halfway mark with rewrites. *rejoicing*

If you're looking for a movie to watch this weekend, I highly recommend Children of Men. I finally had a chance to watch it this past week. *dance, dance*

It stars Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine. I thought Michael Caine was brilliant in this movie - perfect for the retired professional hippie role. However, for some reason one of the main characters - Kee, the woman who all the fuss is about in the movie, did not get any kind of top billing. It's my opinion her name should've been at least somewhere on the freaking cover of the box.

Anyway, the movie takes place in the near future, when an unknown biological factor causes women to stop having children. The only nation still in existence with some form of government is Britain, and they are stringently rounding up refugees and deporting them from the country. Clive Owen's character is visited by Julianne Moore, who asks him to get her a set of false transit papers, although she won't say why. When Clive gets the papers, he can only manage to get a double transit - for a man and a woman, which sort of elects him to guide this mystery woman past security and across the borders. He meets the woman he is helping, a young black refugee woman, and only after all hell breaks loose does he find out why so many people are out to take her - She is 8 months pregant.

There is one part in the movie where one of the escorts says to Clive's character something along the lines of "the world lost hope once the playgrounds fell silent" -and it really paints a haunting picture. Whether you like kids or not, it is hard to imagine the world without children. Children of Men is a truly great movie. It's my recommendation of the week.

That's all for me today. I need to hop in the shower so I can run amok in town. (Hairy legs are so NOT cool in public, you know.)

Whatever you do, I hope you have a fun-filled Friday! ^_^


  1. I loved that movie. The ending gave me chills.

  2. that penguin looks dangerous :(

    and hi :D

  3. Congrats on the new agent, Annie! ^_~

  4. Hi Rob, welcome! Yes, he's the official attack penguin of the day. lol Happy Friday!

  5. Hi Cora,

    omg attack penguins... maybe he was the one responsible for eating your blogger post the other day!

    happy friday to you too :P

  6. That penguin is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I want to steal him.

  7. dont taunt the attack penguins :o

  8. Hi Jenn! He is very cute, isn't he? ^_^ Feel free to steal away! I found him while doing a "Happy Feet" search.

  9. I just saw a commercial for that! I hadn't heard of it and it looked sooo good, I wanted to find out more, but hadn't remembered the title. I gotta check it out. Thanks for the headsup ;)

  10. The movie looks adorable, doesn't it, Isabelle! I just know my kids would love it. ^_^ I think it's out on DVD now.


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