Mindy Memories

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Stitching, movies

Well, I still haven't uploaded any new stitching photos. I suppose people are used to that, but I've really gotten lazy about keeping up with those things. Maybe I'll get my act together this evening and post some. I've made progress on Joan Elliott's Autumn Angel, Tsunami Sampler, L&L Oh Christmas Tree and DT's Alpine Garden. In fact, I think I can finish Alpine Garden this weekend if I apply myself. I may be forced to buy some more Drawn Thread designs after working on this one. They stitch up very nicely and the diagrams for special stitches are very good. I can see that Oh Christmas Tree will take some time, though. All that green! Well, it IS a Christmas Tree, but all that random green in various shades was starting to make my eyes cross. At least I'm far enough down that I can do a little work on the kids to take a break from the tree.

Didn't do much for the Fourth, which is the way I like it. I feel conflicted about it, as here I live just a 20-minute train ride from where the Declaration of Independence was signed, but I just can't deal with the huge crowds downtown on the Fourth. So, Tim and I went to see Wanted yesterday afternoon. Oddly enough, I liked it a lot better than he did. The whole Brad/Angelina thing gets on my nerves because it's difficult to get away from it, especially now with the twins. (Yes, they're having twins -- like people do every day and get on with their lives.) However, I do like her in the movies, usually. Plus, I *really* like James McEvoy, so I guess he was the main reason I wanted to see it. He didn't disappoint. What bothered Tim was the whole "curve the bullet" thing. He's a gun guy and it drove him crazy, even though it's not meant to be a realistic movie. Anyway, I liked it. :)

After that we went out for dinner and came home to watch something on On Demand to get away from the crowded theater. We ended up watching Untraceable. Yikes. I knew it would be twisted, but I didn't realize it was going to be so graphic and as twisted as it was. I expect movies like Saw and Hostel to be gross, which is why I don't watch them. I guess I thought that since this had Diane Lane in it, it wouldn't be so bad. Well, I liked the plot but could have done without some of the really disturbing parts. I'll leave it at that, in order not to give anything away.

Speaking of gross movies, I'm soooo thankful that I read The Ruins so that I knew there was no way in this life or the next that I wanted to see that movie. If I hadn't read the book (and about gagged) I wouldn't have realized how icky it was and would have paid money to see it. I enjoy a good horror book, but that one was over the top -- not to mention that I didn't like any of the selfish little brats in that book. I wasn't even upset over what was going on, just disgusted.

So, let's see if I can get myself together and get some photos updated this evening. Probably should see if I can find those extra batteries for my camera, as I'm betting the ones I have in there are dead.


  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger stitchin schoolmarm said…

    Thank you for the remark on the Brad/Angelina thing. We wonder how other countries get such weird views of Americans. It is a wonder how a "regular" woman manages to give birth in America without a French villa, nanny and whatnot and lives to tell about the experience.


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