Captain’s Log 4,548
It was a great Christmas. Super, in fact! Lots of fun. Seeing a few films. Spending time with family and friends. Still coasting on the joy of the white elephant party.
Les Miserables is…..absolutely stunning. There are no other words to describe it. Just none. Forget that Russell Crowe looks a bit like Captain Crunch and that he really cannot sing. Just forget that stuff. I mean he REALLY cannot sing. I’m not sure if that was supposed to add to his character or not. I found it distracting. Every time the camera came close to his face I thought……Oh God, no. Not him singing again. Anne Hathaway Hathaway was……completely amazing. Her song pulled my heart right out of my chest and jumped on it with steel-toed boots. She was THAT good. I know some critics are saying she looks like a plucked chicken. Well, that might be true – but she is a plucked chicken with verve and talent.
Big Sister Mia and I saw The Guilt Trip too. Cute. Barbra Streisand has still got the snap. Her plastic surgery looks good too. There is a scene where she eats a 50-ounce steak at one of those obnoxious Texas restaurants that gives you a free t-shirt if you can do it. I actually liked that part of the film for some reason. Guess it would be funnier than eating 50 ounces of tofu.
People have wondered if I got the toaster oven from Mia. I did!
Roomie got me something very nice things too. She got me a docking station for my iPhone (so I can REALLY play Pandora radio and hear it through speakers).
And I guess she also thought I am turning into a gourmet. I might. It could happen. How about a bread machine! You can watch the bread baking through the glass window AND you can set a timer so the bread will be freshly-baked when you get home! I never thought of that before. So of course now I want to do just that.
I thought maybe you could make cinnamon rolls in this thing but it only makes the dough. You still have to bake the rolls in the oven. Dang! Coming home to freshly-made cinnamon rolls would be…like…perfection.
Big Sister Mia and I are also avid fans of Words With Friends. I tried desperately to get her something with the logo on it. She beat me to the punch.
I bought Mia a Blue Bunny ice cream clock. Got myself one too. One can’t have too many Blue Bunny clocks.
Time for ice cream!
Back to the salt mines for a few days. BAH!