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While trying to watch King Kong…

October 29, 2006

I rented it (the curse of a trial Blockbuster.com subscription) because I had heard that it was good. And because I still don’t believe that Jack Black can go an entire movie without doing something weird (I keep waiting for the Tribute to the Best Song in the World). Turns out… not so good. Melodrama, lots of close-ups, and a ship whose crew members each have their own soliloquy. This is my fourth time turning it on- in three days, I’ve gotten 1 1/2 hours into it. So, while that whole Monkey-meets-Blond drama carries on, I thought I’d write something.

On the knitting front, I’m nearly done the first dog sweater. It should have been done long before this, but I was a little nervous about attaching the cabled band at the bottom of the sweater. (That will make more sense once I finish it and post a photo). But it worked out, and now all I have left is the legs. Yay! The next one will be pink striped, loosely modeled on “Peppermint Twist” from Stitch ‘N Bitch.

(Oh crap- a giant dinosaur chasing Blond! Whatever will she do?)

As far as current events and politics are concerned, I – and, I think, much of the country – am feeling little more than frustration and disillusionment. Between all the midterm mudslinging, the seriously messed up stupid stupid war, and the whole North Korea thing, we are in a pretty bad situation. I can’t even tolerate the president’s voice anymore. Hugh Laurie’s protest song on Saturday Night Live (yeah, it’s been a thrilling evening) was strangely accurate- “The answer is so easy- all we need to do is [unintelligible mumble].”

(Movie poster shot! Dinosaur vs. Monkey with Blond in the middle.)

Now, in case you don’t see things like nervousness and disillusionment as valid reasons for lagging in my knitting and blogging, the big reason is Peter Pan. No, not the peanut butter. Or the bus company. I’m currently in Brooklyn Family Theatre’s Peter Pan. After a month of rehearsing, we opened last night. It’s a lot of fun (wait- Blond is juggling for Monkey? WTF?), and we put on a pretty good show, but it’s tiring. Especially after the Park Slope-to-Astoria commute (with the weekend subway interruptions, it took me over 2 hours to get home tonight). That said… come see Peter Pan! I can honestly say it’s better than King Kong. (Blonde’s dress continues to fall apart. I guess it’s only expected that after an ordeal like that you’d end up in a spaghetti-strapped mini-dress.)

Now, I have to go turn this off before Blond starts to cry over sad Monkey. Oh, too late…

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