Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Monday, April 20

My eyes hurt

I saw Crank 2 or whatever, Crank reloaded? Crank 2: electric boogaloo?

What the subtitle is, it should have been disaster. Seriously, I wasn't expecting the great American masterpiece or anything. It's Crank. I didn't see the first one, but I heard enough about it to know it was an action type movie, lots of running and chasing and crashing and shooting and t&a (because that's what the boys like) and Jason S without his shirt (because that's what I like) Great.

This movie was not even saved by Jason. It was terrible. It was horrible. It was Herrible. Torrible? Yeah, it was that freaking bad.

Sunday, I saw State of Play. I would have liked to have seen the British version so I would have something to compare it to. Bottom line: Russell Crowe is a heck of an actor. Like him or hate him, you can't take that from the guy. Rachel McAdams more than held her own opposite him. Helen Mirren cracked me up. Ben Affleck. Well, he's been knocked in the past for his acting (or lack thereof.) Acting alongside RC probably didn't help. BUT, I do think that directing Gone Baby Gone helped him become a better actor. He seemed better to me. Robin Wright Penn was pretty good too.

It was a 50% weekend, cinematically speaking.

Monday, April 13


I think it may have been post 50 degrees over the weekend. The strange thing was that while Indy was cloudy and cool, Illinois was bright, sunny and warm. I think it was trying to entice me back, honestly. Because, of course, you know the weather is ALL about me.

Friday, April 10

Easter at 50+

50+ degrees, that is. I'm hoping that is the case in Northern Illinois this weekend. Or "Upper Illinois" as I like to call it. I think I'm on the only one which would make me, officially, a dork. Please, act surprised.

I'm bringing a coat just in case, but Weather Channel promises that it will be in the 50s. Let's hope that is the case. I couldn't bear April snow. I really, really could not.

I don't anticipate internet access so Happy Easter folks! Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, April 8

I have not!

Who said I disappeared off the face of the earth?! That is NOT true. Where have I been? here some and.....over here some and at work. I kept meaning to post over here, I really did. I've had lots to say, actually! I've seen movies (Race to Witch Mountain, Duplicity, Taken and Fast and Furious!) I've been out and about. Hell, I've even been mentioned in the New York FREAKING Times! (and can I just say how COOL that is? I love pimping books and libraries)

But I missed ya'll! So, I hope to be back soon......and then I'll be gone to study for the bar. I'm sure all of you want to hear about that, though, right? Nothing is more entertaining than a whining blog. Come on.....

What have YOU been up to?