Independence Day is going well, except for the whole being overdue part. The only reason I stopped just now is that Sister Girl needed help getting all her pastry into the house--apparently her team won an informal cook-off in bake shop today. She brought home boxes of croissants and danish and pecan rolls. Mmm, danish.
In more serious news, Mom's having to go in Friday for a biopsy. They think it's a calcium deposit, but it could be breast cancer; the surgery is to find out. Tonight, she's going out to dinner with my stepfather for their anniversary--I think it's their fourth, since they got married the year I graduated college. I sound pretty calm about this, but that's basically the only way I've learned to cope with stress. Better living through denial and all that.
Pimp Request Amnesty Week continues:
From Jillian and Christina: "We just put 14 items on eBay & I updated the items listed on the Associates page of the 4Christina website includes A Series of Unfortunate Events DVD, some Sin City, and Star Wars stuff. ;) "
From allthelivesofme: "Since it's Pimp Amnesty week-- can I ask you to put up a link to the book I co-authored, We Were Strangers? If you wouldn't mind? *bats eyelashes and all that stuff* :-)"
Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, and Clive Owen to do Spike Lee
On a news day slower than a snail with chronic fatigue syndrome, we bring you the other of several small morsels of interest. Raise a cheer (or, being Monday morning, raise your eyebrows) to the news that Jodie Foster is all signed up to appear in Spike Lee's next project, Inside Man.Doctor Who To Play 'Da Vinci Code' Thug?
The film has at this stage been described as a complex cops and robbers tale (with a twist, of course), pitting bank robber Clive Owen against cop Denzel Washington. The bank robber is trying to pull off that elusive 'perfect heist'. Fate has other ideas, and the standoff ensues. Foster enters the already tense scenario playing a lawyer who further complicates the situation. Never one to coast, we're expecting Jodie to wring every last drop out of the role, and raise this already promising premise. We're thinking Heat, we're thinking Dog Day Afternoon, we're thinking the good bits of The Negotiator. (Empire Online)
British actor Christopher Eccleston has wasted no time in finding his next big project after giving up on TV series Doctor Who after one season - he's reportedly in talks to play the villain of The Da Vinci Code. The Gone In 60 Seconds star is said to be the new favorite to play killer monk Silas in director Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling book, according to website Digitalspy.Com. Jim Carrey was also rumored to be in talks for the role of the monk, who is a fearsome albino in the story. The Da Vinci Code, which will star Tom Hanks, Jean Reno and Audrey Tautou, begins filming in June. (IMDB)My next garage band is totally going to be called Fearsome Albino.
Am longing for samples I ordered from Black Phoenix Alchemy. In the meantime, check out their new Springtime in Arkham scents, which crack me up (Yog-Sothoth: "The perfume of eternity in vast, unknowable space. A glittering oil, ephemeral, iridescent, and horrifying in its immeasurable emptiness. This is the scent of air and darkness"). I kind of want to try out the tarot oils, and the forums have been really helpful in terms of finding out, you know, what they actually smell like. (I really wish I could get a sample of the Sagittarius blend, but apparently it's discontinued.)
Anyway. Must go do laundry, walk dogs, not panic.