Friday, April 23, 2010

Bits and Pieces

yep... that's all I have... bits and pieces as I knitknitknitknitknit.

Well, except for the part where I mowed this morning, for the first time this season. Last year, my Mowing Music was Flight of the Conchords (I love Bret and Jemane unreservedly- I can listen to the Robot  song  and Carol Brown  over and over). But right now my Zune is on Crystal Bowersox repeat. Since I'm dallying with Apple (something I had heretofore avoided), I bought all of her AI performances and singles, and love them all. Saved is a hoot, and I suspect that Crystal did her share of smokin', drinkin', and dancin' the hootchy-koo (though the first time I listened to the full version, I mis-heard "I used to cuss and fuss. Cuss. Fuss", and still was not surprised...) (note: the full version has slightly different lyrics than the one she did on the show).

But mostly, I'm knitting- I'm in the throes of a Big Project, one that is going to eat most of the time I have left to complete the book, so that means I'm watching a lot of TV as I work. I'm catching up on Pullo and Vorenus and that naughty, naughty Antony. And I'm very sorry that the show was cancelled before they got to Octavian's years- they would have been pretty interesting too.

I'm also watching movies- yesterday it was Away We Go, with John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph. It's a sweet movie, though a tad unfocused (and I thought the ending was a bit too pat- without giving anything away, if that was an option for them, why didn't they choose it in the first place?). But I enjoyed it. And it was interesting to see John Krasinski get away from Jim Halpert so totally. Also, Maggie Gyllenhall and Allison Janney were perfect.

Today, I think I'll change pace totally and watch Surrogates.

And the morning is slipping away while the needles call my name, so I'd best get to work.


DragonsChest said...

We loved the movie Surrogates. Hope you do, too.

Wendy said...

I'm new to your blog - and have to love a lot of your comments! Flight of Conchords is on all the time in my car up loud. Not so fussed on the TV version. I have seen Surrogets at the movies and enjoyed it - about to see it with the family on DVD. Cheers Wendy (Brisbane, Australia)

Kathleen Taylor said...

DragonsChest- I thought Surrogates was a good movie. I really enjoyed it.
Wendy- Welcome!