Well, sorry to say I haven't seen any good movies for awhile. :)

I rented some Family Guy episodes, which were good; too bad I didn't get to finish off the second disc. No matter. I also got I-Spy, starring Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy. It wasn't entirely bad, but it wasn't entirely good, either.

Yesterday D and I had a nice picnic at a park near my place, and I got to sunbathe topless for awhile. It's a very freeing feeling having your boobs out in public in an area that you probably oughtn't to. No one was around, and when the kids did show up, I put my top back on. We talked a bit about pornography and university, and relationships, but mostly enjoyed the sun and the food we'd packed.

After awhile headed back to my place, where we watched some Family Guy until D had to go. He was going to see Pirates of the Carribean with an ex- of his, and I was off (somewhat later) to see League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with E.

What can I say about it? Not great, not awful. It does require an amazing amount of suspension of disbelief -- i.e., how the hell does a ship that wide go through the canals of Venice? And why is it that a supposed vampire is on the deck of the ship during the middle of the day? Who has she been eating?

Mah. Really the only major problem I had with it was that the death of Dorian Gray was incorrect. He says in the movie that he can't cast eyes upon his portrait, but in the book, he can, he just doesn't like to, 'cause his portrait has gotten all ugly and stuff. It led to a debate between E and I as to how Dorian actually died in the book (he just recently finished it, I read it a few summers ago), and when we got back to his place, I read out the passage that proved I was correct. Then we argued some more about it, and the magic needed to make things change, and he still thinks he's right, but that's okay. :)

I get to work until close tonight, then come back early-ish tomorrow morning to learn our new turbo machines. Gotta remember to do that, it's very important. :)

In the meantime, I've been reading Dracula lately, which I borrowed from E awhile ago. I didn't get into it right away, but the last little while I've been wanting to read a novel and much of what I have around isn't really novelly. One thing that League did for me is give me the drive to start reading the classics again; I'd like to pick up Jekyll and Hyde at the very least, and maybe start plowing through some of the others I have around home. E was saying that every guy read Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as a kid; I might have to assert myself and get those read, too.

What else have I read in terms of classics, lately? I read Lord of the Flies and didn't really enjoy it much. I really loved Watership Down, which I read last summer. I have to reread Animal Farm at some point, which I liked. I have 1984 and Brave New World; I got through about half of the first before it got set aside for other pursuits. I read Lolita about three years ago, and I have a bunch of Austen I should read. No, I'm not your stereotypical girl -- I never read 'em. I actually took a summer school English class in order to avoid reading 'em and studying with a particular teacher in high school. :)

In the meantime, I'm salivating waiting for my eagerly anticipated (for ten years, literally) new Robert Asprin novel to arrive. Hurray for talking dragon books, as E loves to mock me. Ah well... at least it's not Star Wars books. ;)

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