Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tuesday blah blah

As you may have noticed, I'm into kiddie lit these days. I'm still waiting for the Harry Potter book from the library, but in the meantime I've got caught up on the films. Then I picked up Charlotte's Web at the video store. I thought I could avoid it, but I welled up at the end.

Yesterday, I grabbed Pan's Labyrinth. Have you seen this? This is not for kids. It's about a kid, but I wouldn't recommend planting your kids in front of it. Talk about violent! And strange, and subtitled and a little bit heartbreaking. I wonder how many kids watched that, the parents thinking it was a kid movie. Aside from all this disclaimer business, it was a riveting film.

Spouse is off today. We are going to be stuck at the triplex as they (finally) install the new exterior doors. This has been scheduled and postponed for weeks. Of course it's supposed to be rainy all day. We are not installing the doors ourselves, but since all the tenants are at work, we have to be present to supervise and prevent any theft. Yippee. (sarcasm, please note.)

18 comments:

Ed said...

I remember crying as a child while reading Charlotte's Web. My sister brought it home from the library. My mom caught me reading it and when she saw I was crying over it she gave me a good paddling and sent me to bed, telling me that it was a girls book and boys don't cry. (well, some boys do, hahaha)

dan said...

Allo bébé,

Je suis content que tu es vus Pan's labyrinth...quel beau film sur le dénis de la réalité et les combats intérieurs.

A+

CoffeeDog said...

Pan's Labyrinth - did you noticed the overplayed the sound of that guys leather gloves? My leather gloves do not make that sound!

At first when the fairy came out as a bug I cringed, I hate bugs. Then it wasn't so bad...just a praying mantis

Snooze said...

I hope the doors are installed quickly and that you can move on and do something fun.

Rebekah said...

Think of it as bonding time.

Compose lots of posts to fall back on on those busy days.

Cook something delicious.

Have Martinis at 12:01 pm.

And new doors!

Chunks said...

Charlotte's Web makes me cry every single time.

I am jealous of your rain...

Cooper said...

Ed's story made me tear up a little. I plan to rent Charlotte's Web soon ... maybe today. Enjoy your new doors. I love doors. I even have a framed poster of nothing but interesting/beautiful doors.

vuboq said...

I sobbed through most of Pan's Labyrinth. What a beautiful film.

As for kiddie lit, you might enjoy the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (I think) ... the books are The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. I think they are making the first one into a movie with Nicole Kidman.

Lemuel said...

For goodness sake, safeguard nude dancer's things!

GayProf said...

I am with Cooper -- Ed's story made me a bit sad.

After the doors are installed, you should go out for a nice dinner.

The Tattooed Librarian said...

Golden Compass is the best of Pullman's trilogy.The other two just disapointed me. I did a whole blog post on those books! The movie does have Nicole Kidman, and Daniel Craig - I'm really looking forward to it.

I'd recommend the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. He's a teenage evil genius mastermind with a bit of fairy magic thrown into the plot. I listened to the audio books. The narrator is wonderful. If I were a teenager I'd have a total book-crush on Artemis Fowl. The last in the series The Lost Colony is by far the best - but you need to read the others to really appreciate how his and the other characters evolve over time. Like J. K. Rowling, Colfer definitely understands teenagers and can write them believably.

mainja said...

been years since I've read Philip Pulman's 'his dark materials' series, but I seem to remember liking the last one (amber spyglass) the best, so I suppose it's all just personal.

I would also reccomend Inkheart by Funke, can't remember her first name.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

You can get schnozzled at about 11:00 AM, and compose long meandering pornographic posts that you will delete shortly before spouse arrives home. Then you can get HIM schnozzled, and have fun.

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Eeek! That comment was for someone else. Blogger misdirected my comment.
But getting schnozzled is always an option.
Oh dear, I'm getting in touch with my inner lush, aren't I?
Pan's Labyrinth is really good.

Patricia said...

well gosh, how do i follow daniel?!

but i like the drinking ideas. carry on.

Doug said...

Ed's comment is rather horrific. Such closed-minded parents!

I read and re-read Charlotte's Web at least two dozen times as a child. Couldn't get enough of it.

Hopefully the door installers will be worth watching. *wink wink nudge nudge*

Signalite said...

Pan's Labyrinth ranks up there with my favorite films now. I love vivid oddities.

Speaking of indulgingin children's lit, have you ever read the book to the Neverending Story? It's quite good.

dawn said...

I saw Charlotte's Web at the theater and totally cried. I've seen/read that thing a million times. And EVERY time the damn spider dies! It's so sad.

And I never thought Pan's Labyrinth was a kid's movie cause the only picture I've seen from it is that one with the weird dude who has eyeballs on his hands. That freaks me out. I thought it was a horror movie.