Archive for January, 2010


Movie #4: Double Dare

January 21, 2010

Viewed on my television (via Netflix)

A wonderful documentary about stunt women, focusing on aging pioneer Jeannie Epper and up-and-comer Zoe Bell. A fascinating watch, and highly recommended. It made me want to jump off things. In a good way.

(4 of 5 stars)


Show #1 of 2010: Julia Nunes!

January 20, 2010

Guys, Julia Nunes is adorable. She plays great music and tells great stories and I’m so glad that Jenn and I headed over to the Swedish American Hall to go see her. It was a totally last-minute “let’s show up and see what happens” kind of show and it was completely worth it. Plus (and I’ve discussed this before), the show was over by nine thirty, which meant that I could go to secret karaoke at Annie’s and drink a lot of cheap drinks and belt out some Go-Go’s.

It was the beginning of a fantastic weekend that also involved a children’s production of The Wizard of Oz, dinner at Flour+Water, experimental dancing, Picnic Face, and more! I’m a lucky girl.

Apologies for the blurry photo – I still haven’t mastered low light photography with my new camera. Sadly, this was the best one I took.


Movie #3: Youth in Revolt

January 11, 2010

Viewed in the theater (San Francisco Centre)

If I only had one word to describe this movie, I’d say “charming.” Micheal Cera is great (though I kept thinking he looked like a really young Beck), and I really want to read the book now, even though 900 page books are daunting.

(4 of 5 stars)


Movie #2: Roger & Me

January 9, 2010

Viewed on my television (via Netflix)

It’s strange, I knew this was on my queue but it still surprised me when it showed up. As there’s 150+ movies on the queue, I assumed it was much lower. But regardless, it showed up at my house this week. It was good, but I also found myself easily distracted by a dozen things while watching it. Also, considering how the rest of Michigan has followed, as well as a great deal of the country, it just depressed me. It’s one of those movies that people seem shocked if you haven’t seen, though, so I’m glad I saw it.

(3 of 5 stars)


Movie #1: Dot the I

January 8, 2010

When a good friend asked which had been the best movie of 2009, I really couldn’t remember any movies I had seen, except the last two, so I figured I’d start keeping track. Cross-posted on 43things, a site I forgot about!

Viewed via Netflix Movie Viewer (sound was extremely low, I had to watch it with headphones on)

Sigh. This is what I get for choosing a movie entirely based on flamenco dancing and Gael Garcia Bernal. It just wasn’t good, with a very disjointed plot. It was labeled as an erotic thriller, which I didn’t know until I had already started it, and it was neither erotic nor thrilling. Disappointing.

(2 of 5 stars)(both stars give to GGB)


Dear Internet:

January 8, 2010

There are a lot of pictures and photos of octopus on the internet, and there are a lot of pictures and photos  of moose on the internet, but there doesn’t seem to be a single picture or photo of BOTH ANIMALS on the internet. Please fix this ASAP.



Hello, 2010!

January 4, 2010

Bye, Annie's. You were awesome.

Four days in, and I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to make formal resolutions for this year. But I’ve got 12 months. right?

At any rate, here is how I rang in the new year, and I highly recommend it for anyone:
1. Drink a glass of free champagne
2. Kiss boyfriend
3. Sing “Crazy on You” by Heart in the karaoke room
4. Walk 2.5 miles towards home (wear good shoes), and then take a taxi up the nasty hill, because it’s 3am.