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Apr. 24th, 2010

I had a very nice day today. Hung out with Lisa, had an excellent brunch (including an omelette containing a cheese I'd never heard of before: fiscalini, which is kinda like parmesan, but which Lisa and I insisted should be a petite financial plan, based on the actual morphemes in the word), watched a Studio Ghibli film called I Can Hear the Ocean. I had hoped to watch a Miyazaki film, looking forward to that trademark childlike sense of wonder, but this was by some other Studio Ghibli guy, and it was mostly frustrating and annoying, as its central characters were a lying, manipulating, selfish, spoiled brat ... and the boy who thinks she's neat. The only part of the movie I really enjoyed was when the rotten girl slapped the boy across the face for no reason ... and he slapped her back. I bounced on Lisa's couch and cried, "Hit her again!" Sadly, he did not hit her again. Maybe if she had been somehow punished by the end of the movie I would have been happy, but instead she ended up with the guy who put up with all her shit, and the music seemed to indicate that I should think this was romantic. Bah!

Lisa and I made tentative plans to go hiking next weekend up behind the Claremont Hotel, instead of sitting in the dark and watching tv as usual. I suggested that we get brunch at Rick and Ann's first, since it's right there by the Claremont. So next weekend should be fun!

I've been feeling particularly fond of Lisa lately. She's always there for me, and yet she also points out when she thinks I'm wrong about something. She's an excellent friend.

I also swung by the library today to return a book and pick up some others. I've got The Fellowship of the Ring on audio, which should be fun, and a few random YA books. I plan to read a lot tomorrow.

Then tonight Shannon and I bought our weekly groceries, with no terribly exciting developments. Then we came home and had dinner while watching this week's episode of "Doctor Who," which I liked a lot. I miss David Tennant, but I think I'm going to like this new Doctor, as well. And the new companion, too. She rocks.


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Apr. 25th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
I just watched a very cute Miyzaki film with ladycat777 the other day called Ponyo. I think it was a new one.

Did you know the little girl who played (I forget her name) the new companion as a little girl and the girl who plays the adult companion are actually related? They are like 2nd cousins or something. But they had never actually met until they filmed the show.

/random facts
Apr. 25th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Ooh! I haven't seen Ponyo yet, but it's on our Netflix list. There are still a few really old Miyazaki films that I haven't seen (Porco Rosso, for example), but I've seen most of them, and most of his recent ones (last 10 years or so) I've seen in the theaters. I'm a big fan of his work, primarily for the themes, rather than the animation itself.

The new companion = Amelia Pond (Amy). I didn't know the two actresses were related! They *do* look alike, now that I think about it!
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