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My parents came over this weekend for my birthday. They bought me a DVD player. I knew they would! I am so spoiled. It's something I never would have bought for myself, not for a million years. Just like the TV they bought me. And last year they bought my dining room table for me. Man, if it weren't for my parents, my life would be a lot more luxury-free.

I made tacos! They were very good. I have more left over. I shall have a taco for lunch today, in just a few minutes. Man am I hungry.

My mom and I went to the local Blockbuster to rent a DVD. I never watch movies. My parents rent movies constantly. Every time I saw one I'd like to see, my mom had already seen it. Every one! Finally (we were working backwards, from the end of the alphabet) we got to The Bourne Identity. Well actually she also hadn't seen The Man Who Wasn't There, but we decided we weren't in the mood for that.

I liked it. The Bourne Identity. It made me want to have sex. A lot. Particularly with Matt Damon, but you know. I'd be willing to settle. This must be why I don't watch movies.

Also my mom said she would buy me a DVD, so I picked a pre-viewd The Royal Tennenbaums. Criterion Collection for only $9.99! After they left I watched the movie. I'd only seen it once before. And then I decided to download the entire soundtrack, and fix up the files, and make myself a cd. I was up til 4:30am on Saturday, by myself. Weird.

On Sunday I went to kaufie and quba's and Maggie and Sean made breakfast. Like, an eight-part breakfast. It was delicious. I had not had Eggs Benedict before. It seems like WAY too much work, though. Maybe for just two people, but for that crowd, forgettaboutit. My favorite part were the crepes. And the bacon. Mmm, bacon. Oh, and the mimosas. Mmm, champagne.

Then I went to the Rag Shop and bought more yarn -- I have made my mom a scarf and my dad a scarf, and now I want a scarf, by George! I feel silly because there are so many different stitches and patterns that I could learn in crocheting, but . . . I really do just want a couple scarves. Maybe when it gets warmer I'll be more in the mood to experiment and make, I dunno, pot holders or something.

Then I went to see Rashomon at the Prince with Jeff. It was pretty good.

Then I went home and crocheted. I'm making a superlong scarf. Only two inches wide, but hopefully something like ten feet long. They had 'em in Delia*s. I'm making my own damn superlong scarf.

Oh and also we got tickets to Bonnaroo. Jeff, Michelle and I are going, at the very least. It will be my summer vacation. I'm looking forward to it, a lot.

That's it.


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Feb. 24th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
don't forget the tall people!
sean was in it 100%. except for buying the food. but i totally wouldn't have been able to do bacon and sausage and canadian bacon. i still have no idea how to cook any type of animal. and he did better than me in that poached egg debacle.

but yeah, it came out really well, and i'm really, REALLY happy about it ('cause it proved to myself, that yes i can cook a little bit) and i'm glad you came, and come to the next one, which wont happen for weeks 'cause now i am exceptionally poor. maybe sean'll pick up the next one.

but wine and cheese...... that'll probably happen sooner.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)
Re: don't forget the tall people!
Oh yeah! Man, I sat there and watched Sean work the whole time, balls on me for not giving him the props he deserved. Props to you, Sean.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
well, you missed out with the man who wasn t there. well, i don t know if it s for everyone, but i quite liked it.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
I hope to see it someday. I was in the mood for something light and brainless.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
Bourne Identity
After I saw the movie, I downloaded the screensaver onto my work computer. One of the slides is the haircut scene, right before they kiss. LE ROWR.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:43 am (UTC)
Man. Remember in Good Will Hunting, the scene where she dares him to tell her he doesn't love her (absurdly stupid move, btw) and he's got his shirt off and he has FRECKLES on his back? Der Rowr indeed.

This is DEFINITELY why I don't watch movies anymore.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
So was the movie good? I have been told that it is good and has some new ideas, but from my first glance it didn't really look like it was appealing. What do I know, I'm always too skeptical.

And is it going to make ME want to have sex? Because I don't really think I need that right now.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
It's an action movie. It's not a bad action movie. It has a car chase with a Mini. It certainly will not change your life.

Well, do you want to have sex with the chick from Run Lola Run? Then yes.
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)
Well, do you want to have sex with the chick from Run Lola Run?

Tsch, probably?
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you rented The Bourne Identity when you still haven't seen HARRY POTTER! Get your priorities straight, woman! And I don't care if your parents had already seen it!
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
My mom OWNS it. She should have brought it with her.
Feb. 24th, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC)
What do you think about renting an RV for Bonnaroo? With me and Sharonne, we've got 5 people. It would be real nice to have our bathrooms and food supply, and it looks like we could get one for under $1000, which is like $200 each, which is still kind of expensive but might be worth it.
Feb. 24th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)
I totally can't afford that.
Feb. 24th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering, do you mean QED in the math/logic proof kind of way, or the Quantum Electrodynamics kind of way?
Feb. 24th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)

I don't recall which came first. I've been using QED as a username since about freshmen year in college, so I don't remember how it came to me.
Feb. 24th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
Man, I know what you mean. I make this scarf and I'm darn good at it, but I don't do anything besides that one pattern. Since I learned to crochet doing that pattern, I don't even really know how to crochet "flat" (this makes a fatty ribbed pattern), though I'm sure I could figure it out. I just like this one so much! Do you usually use the same yarn, too? I've personally only worked with two different kinds.

Funny: I, too, am making a way-long-skinny scarf for myself, out of Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick in black. With fringe! Oh yes sir.
Feb. 24th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Crochet
What kind of scarf? A torums scarf?
Feb. 24th, 2003 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Crochet
I call it "Mikey" for short.
Feb. 25th, 2003 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: Crochet
I made scarves for my dad and my mom using that chenille stuff (thanks for the tip, btw). It took me a hell of a lot longer than an hour, but it did go pretty quickly. I just used a single crochet stitch; but I did it through both loops, not just the back one like that pattern, so they weren't ribbed. My dad's I made first, and it was really really awesome, especially for my first-ever crocheted piece; the one for my mom was AMAZING. It was remarkably tight, you had to stretch it really really hard to even see any holes. I get an A for improvement.

The other day I did some swatches, of a double crochet, half-double, and triple. They weren't very hard; they're practically the same thing as a single crochet. But I don't want my scarf to be holey, you know? So this super-long scarf I'm making (I'm using worsted-weight for it, with a yarn that changes colors) is sc so far. Hmm, maybe I'll make stripes of that pattern to which you linked, ribby and then non-ribby, that sounds interesting, right?

And for my other scarf I bought . . . OH YES Homespun, Lion Brand Homespun. It has lots of different colors in it, which is neat. I may do a treble crochet on that one, to make it looser. And maybe stripes? Who knows.

This is a ridiculously long comment, but writing an actual entry on crocheting would be boring, so now YOU get to read about it because you'll know what I'm talking about.
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