Posted By Kathleen David on October 19, 2013
Right now the plan is that today we are going to do things around the house that needs to get done and work on her costume. Tomorrow we are off to the Bronx Zoo for the Boo at the Zoo activities and to see the animals and the puppet show.
Peter has a novel he is working on that he is in the groove with so it is going to be a Mommy/daughter weekend. It isn’t like he is vanishing but he won’t be participating in most of the activities.
Peter and I saw the movie Carrie yesterday. It was an experience. If you know what is going to happen because you read the novel or saw the De Palma film, it just raises the level of terror because you know the path that this film is going down. I thought this one was much closer to the book. It is set in this time so there are ways of bullying that didn’t exist when the book came out. I found the motivations of various characters are much clearer here. Good acting all the way around. Scary film. Interestingly enough the R is for language and violence more than sextual situations and nudity. There was no nipplage in the whole thing. No exposed dirty pillows. Which was nice because a lot of these types of films have gratuitous full frontal nudity. So if you like a solid horror flick, this is one of them.
Cat boxes don’t take as long when you have fewer cats. I miss my kitties but not missing the mess. Millie has taken Stalin’s place as my hip cat (he sleeps next to my hip on the couch.)
Once upon a time in Wonderland is probably going down a rabbit hole never to be seen again. What did they expect since they put it head to head with the Big Bang Theory which is the same group of people that would watch it. If it does go, it will make me a little sad. I was enjoying the wind up of the story and the villains were starting to interest me. You can’t say that the creators of Once upon a Time are a one trick pony since they created LOST. I think this is just a case of getting screwed with the time slot. I have also heard rumors that this is it for the Good Wife too. Which is a crying shame since it is not the show but the sliding time slot that CBS put it in. If the DVR is set or you plan to watch it at 9 pm on Sunday, you are disappointed with an overrun from the Amazing Race because of other things that run long. At least nothing was cancelled half way through airing of the show.
I had the weirdest dream last night. I remember bits and pieces but I woke up thinking, “The only way I am going to get my backpack back is to sing with the Doctor and the Muppets.” I have no idea where that one was going.
This week there have been two papers on the subject of sleep and how the brain gets rid of toxins while sleeping. They are tying this into different brain disorders that seem to occur when the brain is not being detoxified. In some ways that makes a lot of sense.
OK next on the list Laundry before we are overwhelmed by dirty socks.
I am grateful for Caroline’s help with the decorations.