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Thursday evening, breakfast for dinner

So I couldn't sleep last night. Stone cold bolt upright awake until sometime after four in the morning. And it was that kind of insomnia where it actually becomes distressing to stay in bed after a while--not just boring, actually uncomfortable. I kept getting up and going to the bathroom and checking my email just for the hell of it. So I got about two hours of sleep, and then, when I tried to take a nap on the couch this afternoon? STONE. BOLT. AWAKE. I may never actually sleep again.

I did get a really cute bottle of OPI for a dollar, though. Cozu-Melted in the Sun! Sparkly. Also, I made blueberry muffins and spent much of the day reading The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana. I just started with the first entry under A and jumped around from there. The best part was, the entry on "Fin de siècle unease" answered a question I'd actually kept forgetting to research, which was, in a nutshell, which countries were on Britain's shit list at the very end of the decade (I'm great with social history but not so hot with nineteenth-century wars).

My first attempt at repurposing rosehannah as a writer's scrapbook: What Rose Hannah looks like.

Oh no! Our elephant died!

2 girls kicked off Ore. bus for kissing. No, I don't know why I kept imagining the two t.A.T.u. girls the whole time. Yes, I did have to go to Wikipedia to get the correct spelling of "t.A.T.u." Be less complicated, fake lesbians!

From particle_person: "Cleo, the NYTimes article did a much better job illustrating the WTF involved in the Leroy story."

Dave Barry running for president; hopes to get Keith Richards as running mate.

Invisible Doorbell.

Five things you might do with “all that ass.”

Web Host Pulls Plug On Perez Hilton.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Hacker Hoax. The leaked ending of the "hacked manuscript" is a fake. Probably. I saw a link to it, but I'm still not going to look.

AFI again rates 'Kane' as top movie.

There were notable changes elsewhere, though, with Martin Scorsese's 1980 masterpiece "Raging Bull" bounding upward from No. 24 in 1998 to No. 4 on the new list and Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo" hurtling from No. 61 to No. 9 this time.

Charles Chaplin's 1931 silent gem "City Lights" jumped from No. 76 to No. 11, while the 1956 John Ford-John Wayne Western "The Searchers" took the biggest leap, from No. 96 all the way to No. 12.

... Of those newer films, only four made the top-100: 2001's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (No. 50), 1998's "Saving Private Ryan" (No. 71), 1997's "Titanic" (No. 83) and 1999's "The Sixth Sense" (No. 89).

... Films that dropped out of the top-100 this time included 1965's "Doctor Zhivago," which had been No. 39 on the 1998 list; 1984's "Amadeus," [WHAT] which had been No. 53; 1977's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," which had been No. 64; 1990's "Dances With Wolves," which had been No. 75; and 1927's "The Jazz Singer," which had been No. 90.


Moviefone's 25 Worst Sequels of All Time. Okay, quit it with the lists, people.

William Shatner Reportedly Angry Over 'Star Trek XI' Snub.

The Edge of Love Poster; Keira Knightley sings in The Edge of Love.

First Trailer for Nicole Kidman's 'Margot.'

Harry Potter fans enjoy a magical summer.

Warner Bros. Will Make 'Blade Runner' Announcements at ComicCon.

New Posters for "The Incredible Hulk' and 'Iron Man' Hit Net. Also Iorek! Also Where the Wild Things Are!

Will Smith's 'Tonight, He Comes' Gets New Title. Yeah, I bet he does.

Captain America is Coming. Yeah. Yeah, I bet he is.

Cowboys & Aliens: The Movie.

Chris Evans Acknowledges ‘Fantastic Four’ Failings, But Sees Growth Ahead. Eventually it'll just be kind of mediocre! You just wait!

Can be sleeps tiem soon? Please. Please be sleeps tiem.


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