September 20, 2004

One Fish, Two Fish...


Weather and movies. Really, that's what this weekend was all about.

On Friday evening, we had plans to go out with the family. Those were quickly dashed by tornadoes! There were, according to reports, between 15 and 30 tornadoes in our chunk of Virginia on Friday evening. Freaky. We cancelled our evening plans and stayed home. And, oh, about the time they closed Dulles and evacuated the air traffic control tower (we live five miles away), we figured it might be a decent idea to spend some quality time in the basement. By 10:00 Friday evening, the worst was over and we escaped unscathed although on Saturday morning we noticed that the house next door had lost some of its siding and they're the ones who are going to have to retrieve it from our roof!

Saturday...well, Saturday we had to cancel plans because of weather too although it ended up being a gorgeous day. We did manage to catch Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow which was awesome! But I was bound to love it because I? Am a dork. I love 40's and 50's action/adventure and sci-fi movies. Sky Captain essentially took the best elements of these classic films and rolled them into one great-looking movie.

Saturday was also Pretend Celebrity Boy/Girlfriend Day! As some of you may know, my wife has herself a Pretend Celebrity Boyfriend. I also have to admit that I have a Pretend Celebrity Girlfriend. We started off with Bend it Like Beckham which was, well, cute but not extraordinary. Although my Pretend Celebrity Girlfriend jumped around a lot in a sports bra, so that was something. My wife then got her Pretend Celebrity Boyfriend fix in Beyond Borders which was surprisingly decent although not at all happy. Really. Not. Happy.

Sunday? She was nice and relaxing. I finished a book I'd been reading, caught up on some email, took a few pictures. You know, nothing big. Then we went to our rescheduled dinner with our families. The place was cool...the food was not. You know its bad when the best thing you can say is "well, the salad was good." I mean, how can you fuck up salad? Unsatisfied, we went home and watched the most horrible thing on TV ever. Then? Bed.

Now you're all caught up. And how was your weekend?

Posted by Chris at September 20, 2004 08:51 AM

man, that weather was freaky! we had a shit load of tornadoes down here, too. they started around 4pm. luckily we didn't have any damage... but they were definitely too close for comfort for me... glad you guys didn't have any damage!

Posted by: Judy at September 20, 2004 09:00 AM

i'm glad to hear that Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow was good - I think it looks very cool.
I spent the weekend recovering from an encounter with tequila and other assorted liquors - so it's good to be feeling a lot better this morning! :)

Posted by: samantha at September 20, 2004 09:03 AM

Oh I've got you beat on watching the most horrible thing on TV. Ever heard of the movie Good Burger? Uh, yeah, I was lame enough to watch it. That Partridge gimmick doesn't hold a candle to that shit flick.

Sounds like you had a good weekend though. . .

Posted by: Colby at September 20, 2004 09:33 AM

Tornados are to Oklahoma like earthquakes are to California. A way of life.

Posted by: wlfldy at September 20, 2004 09:47 AM

no tornadoes here (though if there was one Id be shocked as all hell), but glad yours didnt take your roof off.

Really cool picture too!

Posted by: stinkerbell at September 20, 2004 09:54 AM

oh I have Partidge Family music going through my head. over and over and over...

Posted by: debby at September 20, 2004 09:56 AM

um, i think youre PCG might be just a tad to young for you, don'tcha think?

Posted by: laura at September 20, 2004 10:07 AM

my weekend? heh. i don't bore/depress/horrify you with any of those details, but my monday morning? after cleaning up surprises from otherwise-perfect-puppy? was wonderful! my friend sent me presents. which is the sweetest thing ever and made me smile big-ly!

Posted by: type a at September 20, 2004 10:17 AM

I'm glad to hear Sky Captain was good. I want to see it.

Posted by: Kelley at September 20, 2004 11:30 AM

If you made Angelina Jolie your PCG, you can count her twice for this weekend. And I agree about Beyond Borders-- tough movie. (I watched the Partridge thing too... I'm totally sucked in. Why??)

Posted by: bmh at September 20, 2004 12:19 PM

Hey it's working! Old lettuce, that's how you can mess up salad :)

Posted by: Pink Sun Drops at September 20, 2004 12:40 PM

Why am I suddenly hungry for fish??? :) So here's a question. Did you understand anything at all they were saying in Bend It? Cause I couldn't understand a word anyone was saying. Maybe if it came with subtitles I would have enjoyed it more. LOL.

Posted by: groovebunny at September 20, 2004 12:41 PM

Hmmm... So Sky Captain was good, huh? May have to rethink that. And there ARE ways to fuck up salad. It sounds impossible, but sadly, no.

Posted by: Fraulein N at September 20, 2004 01:01 PM

That wasn't Coastal Flats, was it?

Posted by: Heather at September 20, 2004 01:25 PM

There were no tornados here in Santa Barbara, but on Sunday? It was really, really windy. Like, a tree was knocked down near my house. It was quite odd.

Posted by: Heather at September 20, 2004 01:28 PM

I am totally looking forward to seeing Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow. Does that make me a dork too? Glad you liked it.

Posted by: bad penguin at September 20, 2004 02:21 PM

So, the Partridge Family thing wasn't good? Why am I not surprised?

Also, now I kind of want to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I did want to, then the bad reviews made me not so much want to. Now you made me want to again. I, too, am a dork. So, I might like it.

Posted by: DeAnn at September 20, 2004 05:10 PM

I caught myself watching part of the most horrible thing on TV ever last night. And I've never seen an episode of the original show--that's part of what makes the whole thing so horrible.

Posted by: Casey at September 20, 2004 06:19 PM

Tornados huh? So what you're saying is, I should call my parents. I'll get right on that.

Posted by: Kerry at September 20, 2004 08:13 PM

Oh my...The Partridge Family. You really bottomed out there. Otherwise, I think my weekend was just as bad-drove my daughter 200 miles each way on Sat to attend a Key Club meeting and mopped floors on Sun. I got to get a life.

Posted by: ken at September 21, 2004 06:15 PM