Back at the ranch, as it were, I got so sucked into this afternoon's rerun of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when Sister Girl was over doing laundry this afternoon--it was one of those L&O specialties where they started off with one crime and midway through switched to another that they discovered in the course of investigating the first one, which was great and fantastic and all except that I kept screaming "BUT WHAT ABOUT BRIANNA????"
... maybe you had to be there.
Meanwhile, yesterday, I ran around doing housework (you know it's bad when I try to procrastinate by cleaning) until I ended up throwing up all over the bathroom. (Which then, of course, had to be... cleaned.) I have no idea what that was about, except that I'd had a heavy breakfast (well, you know: greasy fast-food biscuit) on a nervous stomach. And then I felt feverish and had chills all day (and a good bit of today as well), so maybe I'm legitimately sick, who knows.
I made Sister Girl take the rest of the Mountain Dews with her, though, so that temptation is at least removed. Also, I think the withdrawal headaches have eased up.
I'm also trying to remind myself that I may be in a hypomanic phase (what with the running around cleaning), so if I suddenly crash and don't feel magically energetic anymore, that's not a moral failing. It just means that if I feel good now, I need to make hay while the sun shines.
Apropos of nothing much, one more thing about Prince Caspian: there's that council scene early where all the Telmarine lords are like, "Right, uh-huh, you've got a brand-new heir and your nephew the real prince just happened to disappear, I am so sure," and one of the lords yells something, and even though I'd already seen it twice in the theater, and even though I didn't even see the guy when he spoke, I suddenly realized: HEY YOU GUYS WHAT'S KARKAROFF DOING THERE? It's true! It's him!
One more thing: I still love the mouse music. And I kind of dance to it every time it plays. What?
Oh, by the way, I got an email newsletter/casting call from Universal Pictures, and when I tried to copypaste the info to pass it along, it turned out to be a series of image files. Huh. Therefore, I will present it to you as it was presented to me (click to enlarge):
Of course, I saw the name "Edward" and ran screaming, but there you are. (Oh, and the MySpace and Facebook links were clickable; at least you don't have to type those in. The latter demands to know whether you are THE NEXT MCLOVIN' OR MICHAEL CERA?!, which should give you an idea of what they're looking for.)
Speaking of Edward, mistress_gwen has started the comm sparklpires for lolfans. Enjoy.
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Gladiators to ‘fight’ again at Rome’s Colosseum.
Crystal, china maker Waterford Wedgwood collapses.
FBI touts 'hiring blitz' for 3,000 openings.
Twitter Hacking Epidemic Claims Britney Spears, Barack Obama.
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Mommy? Maurice Sendak's monstrous kids' pop-up book.
Meg Cabot bids farewell to 'Princess Diaries' series.
Producer's Guild Nominations Hint at Good Things for Batman.
7 in Running for 2008 Visual Effects Oscar.
2008 ‘Razzies’ Nominees Include Indy 4, Paris Hilton And Tom Cruise - How Would You Vote?; Razzie Nominations Serve A Shocking Snub To 'The Spirit.'
Images: Exclusive: 'Sunshine Cleaning' Poster Premiere (I have to say, I've heard it's not that great, but I'd see it for Emily Blunt and Amy Adams alone); Whoa, is that 'Dorian Gray' poster real? Damn; First Image: Judd Apatow's 'Funny People'; The New 'Street Fighter' Poster; Run! You've Got to Stop This 'Echelon Conspiracy'!; Michael Myers Needs to Learn Proper Mask Maintenance; First Look: First Photos from Jon Harris' 'The Descent 2'; Hi-Res Stills from 'Last House on the Left'; New Dragonball Pics Let You Laugh At Those Less Fortunate Than You [Morning Spoilers].
And, separately, because the listing is huge, Universal Pictures and Rogue Pictures 2009 Preview, including images from 'The Unborn,' 'Duplicity,' 'State of Play,' 'Drag Me to Hell,' 'Cirque du Freak,' 'The Boat That Rocked,' 'Public Enemies' and 'The Wolfman.' Can't vouch for the newness of the pictures, but there they are.
Trailers and clips: Exclusive 'Hotel for Dogs' Clip; Exclusive: Clip from 'Taken'; 5-Minute 'Taken' Sizzle Reel Online; DVD EXCLUSIVE: Watch The ‘Pineapple Express’ Stars Improv It Up; Moviefone's Unscripted for 'Bride Wars'; 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' International Trailer; 'The Narrows' Trailer; First Promo Trailer for George Romero's '…of the Dead' (yes, apparently he's just run out of things of the dead); Val Kilmer Teaches Kids About Global Warming And Death In 'Thaw' Trailer.
Newest 'Watchmen' Trailer Has An Aggrieved Warner Bros. Turning Japanese.
High Res Weasley Wheezes, Trio and Slughorn Half-Blood Prince Photos.
Chris Pine puts his own spin on ‘Trek’s’ Kirk.
'Twilight' Star Ashley Green excited about 'New Moon' Director Chris Weitz, or, more precisely, the yellow Porsche she hopes they'll let her drive. Considering that Alice stealing the Porsche is
Forest Whitaker Might Be 'Expendable.'
‘Beautiful And The Damned’ Nabs Keira Knightley, New Director.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are Tintin's Thomson and Thompson.
'Monsters Versus Aliens' Viral Site Is Actually Cool.
Pixar Animator Jimmy Hayward Helming 'Jonah Hex'?!
Adam Shankman Developing 'Bye Bye Birdie' Remake; ‘Hairspray 2: White Lipstick’ Director Plans To Sober Up Zac Efron, Subtract A Big Star.
The 'Ender's Game' Movie is Scrapped.
'Shazam!' is Dead, Says Writer John August.
Daniel Craig On Filming ‘Defiance’ — ‘They Told Us [The Swamp] Was Clean, But Who Knows?’
Olivia Wilde reveals a few secrets from 'TR2N,' with a blast from the past.
Poe's 'Raven' Flies Again, except that it totally doesn't: "Scripted by Ben Livingston and Bionic Woman's Hannah Shakespeare, the story has nothing to do with Edgar Allan Poe's narrative. Instead, it picks up in the final days of the author's life and finds him being drawn into a serial killer investigation."
Frank Miller Retreats To What He Knows Best: '300' and 'Sin City' sequels.
'Cleavagefield' Destroys Cities, Exposes Undies.