July 17, 2004

Sleep, Robots and Saturdays

Its a little after 10:00 AM and I just woke up! How cool is that? That's basically 5 hours later than I usually sleep. I'm sorry...its something of a small victory.

After I picked Beth up from dropping off her recalled Honda CRV for repairs yesterday afternoon (grrrr), we went out and caught a nice dinner. Then we decided, what the hell, we're not 90. Let's see a movie!

Now, when I first started getting very interested in reading as a kid, my dad handed me a copy of Isaac Asimov's I Robot. It was a great book and I soon discovered and read almost everything else the man wrote. I was, therefore, really skeptical about seeing the movie I Robot. My thoughts? Sure, it bastardized Asimov's early novels and twisted many of his concepts but it looked cool and was pretty entertaining. That's really all I was paying it to do.

I also neglected to mention that we recently saw The Terminal. I'm not quite sure why it got such lukewarm reviews. It was excellent! There were, however, two problems. First, Catherine Zeta-Chicago-Jones-Douglas wasn't all that good. Totally the wrong person to play that character. Also? Speilberg kept dancing across that line between "cute" and "poignant." They're not mutually exclusive but rarely does a combination of the two payoff.

Enjoy your Saturdays everyone!

Posted by Chris at July 17, 2004 10:31 AM

I'm jealous! I haven't slept past 8:30 in more than a decade. And even that's rare ;)

Posted by: Tonya at July 17, 2004 11:34 AM

It was 10:51 when I woke up. I got nearly 12 hours of sleep last night...more than I've gotten all week, really.

I officially declare this to be the Saturday of Small Sleep Victories.

Posted by: Amalah at July 17, 2004 11:37 AM

You're NOT 90??? Have a wonderful Saturday!

Your AIM online indicator said you were online when it was 11 in the morning here (about 5 in the morning there?), I wanted to ask you what you were doing up, but it failed to connect! :) Guess you were asleep after all!

Posted by: Sweety at July 17, 2004 11:53 AM

It was a 7 AM wakeup, as usual for me. I agree that The Terminal was a good movie, but I thought Zeta was the right person for her careless character. Actually, I suppose any actress could have pulled that off.

Posted by: Mike at July 17, 2004 3:23 PM

I don't know what it is, but I hate Zeta-Jones-Douglas. I find her annoying as hell. The only movie I liked her in, was Chicago.

Posted by: feisty girl at July 17, 2004 3:36 PM

I like Catherine Zeta Jones, I like Tom Hanks, I even like Steven Spielberg's schmaltz most of the time. However, I hated The Terminal so much. Worst. Movie. Of. The. Year.

I can't wait to see "I, Robot," though. I love Will Smith. And Alan Tudyk.

Posted by: DeAnn at July 17, 2004 4:08 PM

you mean to tell me that for the first time ever, i was up before you?! hehe. i was up at 7:15 this morning. had to work. ugh. and i get to be up at 6am tomorrow! i can't wait for my days off (tues/wed). i always feel so tired...i wonder if something is wrong with me.

Posted by: tiffanie at July 17, 2004 5:39 PM

I adore Tom Hanks...dying to see it

Posted by: debby at July 18, 2004 5:17 PM