Saturday, July 9, 2011

Being Dropped in the Right Place

When people ask me what I'm doing on the weekend, I usually respond with You ask that question as if doing something is a good thing. I like to make a commitment to slug life on the weekend but that's not completely accurate since I usually manage to exercise before I slow down and, like everyone else, try to take care of a plethora of tasks in two days.

Hit the rock climbing gym this morning and Tabitha had me chuckling because she asked Patti how many people she had brought along this time. There were six of us and it was like speed dating or musical chairs the way we changed partners...

I finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy. Hazira will relate to this part in Mockingjay:

...More than ninety percent of the district's population is dead. The remaining eight hundred or so are refugees in District 13 -- which, as far as I'm concerned, is the same thing as being homeless forever. (6)
I like the technique used with two of the survivors of the Hungers Games. For the main character and shero who tried to figure out what happened, she was told to start with simple truths and work up to more complicated matters:

My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped...(4)

When I finished Mockingjay, I missed it and was eager to get another book in my hands. Patti told me that if I liked The Hunger Games, I would probably like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo even though she said the first chapter slowed her down considerably.

The other slug activity that I like to engage in is watching movies and I've seen three really good foreign flicks recently.

Favorite lines from Buddy:

Elisabeth: I think we should break up.

Kristoffer: Break up?

Elisabeth: Our relationship is going nowhere.

Kristoffer: Does it have to go anywhere?

Also liked Patrik Age 1,5, a Swedish flick.

And another Swedish film, The Swimsuit Issue.

I really enjoyed what I saw of Swimsuit... I fell deeply asleep but the parts that I saw were great and it wasn't like a lot of foreign films that drop you unceremoniously; it drops you in the right place.

I watched this movie yesterday and I'm usually so excited to see Friday roll around but I'm also wiped out by then. Guess I'll watch the middle part that I missed out on and I hope that you're not so tired that you fall asleep repeatedly during your weekend...


  1. I tried to watch Swimsuit Issue, it looks like a cute movie, but I got bored in the first ten minutes. Probably will try it again, though, sometimes things just don't strike you right at the time.

  2. I hadn't heard of the Swimsuit Issue - hopefully when I see it I won't fall asleep!! I am so bad at that!

  3. @gingersnapper,

    Hazira is on the same page as you. She felt the movie got off to a slow start but, in the end, she enjoyed it.


    I have to admit that I've fallen asleep on many movies. :) It's probably a good thing that I catch most flicks on DVD.