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July 19, 2008

Feels strange to visit T&C and find just a random scattering of posts, no Reaction Post, no immediate-reaction fic. It's over. For now.

I've been away from home more often than I've been home and conscious for the last few months, so I haven't been grocery shopping for a long time. My cupboards and fridge turned up a can of vegetarian chili, some dried beans, baking essentials, two sticks of butter left over from Christmas, and an assortment of dressings and condiments. So I made Scottish Shortbread.

(It's just out of the oven, and I'm realizing there's a reason shortbread biscuits always have the corners knocked off, if people have been the least bit negligent with them -- they are crumbly! But they came out very well.)

I went out to see "Wall-E" with S. yesterday, and had a wonderful time. I think this is the first movie I've seen in 2008 -- no, I saw "Sweeney Todd" on a date back in March or whenever. So the first movie in a long time. The theater -- a large, suburban theater, in acres of parking lot -- had been so full that we'd had to park in an unrelated lot nearby and climb over manicured verges to get to the theater. It was the first extended period of time I'd spent outside at night, not hurrying to get from one place to another, in a very great while. My old companion, the moon, was right there in front of me, not separated from me by trees and window glass. It was strange, unfamiliar, exciting.

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whochick
Jul. 20th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
The moon on an exciting night after a movie ... what more could a girl wish for?

You've seen Wall-E before me you American beast! Lol. Even with my inside advantage on the cinema industry, you've beaten me to the punch. I'm really looking forward to it. Did you like it?
np_complete
Jul. 20th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Did you like it?

Very much! Wall-E himself was adorable. The humans we meet are an affable if clueless bunch (although you do wonder what happened to everybody else on the planet!) And the love story has some lovely, lyrical moments. Even on the trash-strewn Earth, there are moments of beauty.
whochick
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Pity Aus is so far behind the US for some releases.