L of the OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Went to see LotR, which began at 10:25 in the morning. The cinema was still quite respectably filled with customers at that early (to me) hour. In the beginning Smeagol is transforming into Gollum, and one shot midway -- hand up, wisp of hair -- looked unmistakeably like Michael Jackson. I enjoyed the books, and I've enjoyed the movies, too, except I didn't like how everything has been gigantisized. I reckon that's just a sign of our time -- but I don't like it. Towers too high, armies too big, etc. I had wondered if they would have the dead in there or leave that part out -- was in there, and quite well done. And the spider part, too, which in the book I didn't like, for some reason. I liked this movie -- 3 -- better than 2. The best one was 1, of course, but then so it always goes. Finally Aragorn washed his hair, then his elf appears immediately. See, Aragorn -- it was just your HAIR. One of the Seattle papers had a LotR haiku jamboree, and many of them were by women chiding Aragorn for his stringy locks. I didn't care, but then, of course, I'm more in favor of things in the flicks being grubby when it's appropriate, instead of nicey-nicey. There was a general weep-fest after the job was done, and I had a minor cosmic flash -- everything people do is to get to that moment of, "It was tough, but we did it! I can't believe it! We're friends forever -- no one else could understand this shared experience blah blah..." I've been just as prone to it as anyone, and I'm not saying it's bad -- but I do think it's a feeling that can be exploited quite easily. Oh, well, I haven't really thought this through yet...
Then stopped to see if E needed grocerifying, but she denied having that need. Next week we will go and spend two checks. I know she went to the outlet on Friday, so I hope she didn't go too wild.
E and Lucia and Susan went to the Elvis show at the Capitol Theater. I got this started by taking E 4 years ago! Then Lucia and Jim took her, then we all went last year, and now L and Susan have gone with E. It's a highpoint of the year for Elizabeth.
The grassroots movement to send Bush to Mars is gaining momentum.
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