October 1st, 2007

CSI - Gil (crush)

The harder they hit me, the less I seem to bruise...

So I watched the season premieres of "CSI," "Chuck," "Desperate Housewives," and "Brothers & Sisters."

All were absolutely wonderful. And three of the four had me in tears...huh.

I almost had a heart attack watching "CSI," but of course everything worked out well in the end. Gil + Sara = OTP. (Time I cried: Sara opening her eyes to see Gil sitting beside her on the helicopter.)

"Chuck" was highly entertaining and very well done. Captain Awesome was the best thing ever and it was just very well done. I'm excited to see the next episode.

"Desperate Housewives" was, as always, crazy. I'm super excited that Nate Fillion has joined the cast and hopefully he'll last longer than the Applewhites. I'm not holding my breath, because I think the point is that no one stays on Wisteria Lane for long...or at least not when they are hiding a deep, dark secret. I figure he has at least 9-12 episodes, if not an entire season. (Time I cried: Lynette revealing her cancer and the women vowing not to keep secrets any longer.)

As usual, I enjoyed the hectic melodrama of the Walkers on "Brothers & Sisters." I thought it was really creative to do the voiceover/recaps of what everyone was doing over the summer through a video message from Nora to Justin. Similarly, having Rebecca give her analysis of the family at the end was beautiful and profound. (Time I cried: Rebecca's video message when she points out each character's greatest good and greatest flaw, which were generally the same.)

So that was all well and good.

Then I spent about a half hour pounding out an email to my mom. I haven't yet told her about the weekend events, so I tried to make it as nonchalant and fact-oriented as possible. She freaks out over everything, so I know this will get her in a tizzy, thinking the worst about something that isn't that big of a deal. I really don't want her to worry about me...for one thing, it means she will start calling more.

I'm not sending the email until she's at work tomorrow. Monday mornings are hard enough, I don't want to distract her with that.
No Rain - Puddles

She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens...


I just got an email from Amazon.ca (the Canadian Amazon...I'm on their mailing list after buying a copy of the first Harry Potter in French).

The subject line was: "Treat Yourself This Thanksgiving"

Because in Canada, Thanksgiving is in October.

Crazy Canadians.

Also, it's my nephew Michael's 14th birthday and my niece Samantha's 1st birthday today. And they are both very far away.
School - Notepad

I hit the highway in a pink RV with stars on the ceiling...

Just a small question about alphabetization (because apparently I've forgotten everything I've learned in elementary school):

If I were to alphabetize the following three film titles, what would the order be?
- The Kingdom
- King Kong
- The King of Kong

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Just verifying that I'm not dumb. :-)

Also, I really enjoyed The Kingdom.

It was pretty typical, to be honest...so somewhat uninventive. But Jason Bateman was really excellent and funny. Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper were spot-on, though Jamie Foxx could have been better. And (sadly) Jeremy Piven should have been kicked out of the cast entirely.

Overall, the story was engaging, and though it didn't really go too far in-depth, it did display some cross-cultural differences while also showing similarities. There was a bit of government corruption and the entire film could have easily taken place in the US without the Saudi story line (hence the uninventive-ness). I'd recommend it, as entertaining and mildly thought provoking.
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